We caught the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise tour at the Red Mile Round Barn, and it made for an incredible concert experience. While the legendary performers may have had a lot to do with it, the beautiful venue added to the entire experience. On that note, we’ve been fortunate to catch each of these acts in the past, including bringing in No Kids for one of our own shows with the first Casiotone for the Painfully Alone show last October, we caught former Louisvillian Tara Jane O’Neil at Terrastock in ’08. Tara has a new album coming out soon entitled A Ways Away to be released on K records, which, as I’m sure I’ve said before, is one of the more influential record labels for me. Notably, her move follows her friends Saturday Looks Good to Me having joined the K crew for their last album. Lastly, Mount Eerie came to town with Julie Dorion to Skull Alley, and it was one of the few shows you’ll venture into and see Will Oldham aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy sitting on the floor enraptured by the artist on stage.