They Might Be Giants (approx. 9:00pm)
They Might Be Giants is a band from New York City founded by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. TMBG writes, records and tours continuously, has been involved in numerous television and film projects, and has an on-going podcast. They have won two Grammies and in the spring of 2012 will celebrate their thirtieth year in music.
“Every song teems with surprisingly memorable choruses, melodies, and, well, quirks that prove hard to forget; after such a deluge of stealthy and refined charms, resistance to the TMBG formula becomes futile.” – Los Angeles Times
J. Roddy Walston and the Business (approx. 7:30pm)
J Roddy Walston is not soft like someone born into privilege, but he does bear the hesitant scars of a man who fought his way out of a pedigree. Yoked from day one to a musical lineage that included “both kinds of music – country and gospel.” He was told with regularity that it was close to sin to play either for any reason but God and Family. And that when the city comes courting with contracts and such he was expected to follow tradition…and walk away.
“a weight is kindly put upon you with a heritage, and a choice comes to you in time, at that point you can just become an extension or you can get born and grow legs of you own.” – J. Roddy
The Deloreans (approx. 6pm)
When Jeremy Perry steps on stage with his band The Deloreans, he typically dons a dark suit with a tie. His bandmates, if you’ll forgive the pun, follow suit. The suits are a signature of sorts for a band that has begun to distinguish itself musically as well as visually in 2011, finding its way into the ears of new fans outside Louisville by way of Internet-driven word of mouth and an increasing number of shows outside the friendly confines of the River City.