‘Louisville is for Lovers summer 7” series is one of the best concepts for a series I’ve heard. They plan to release 4 7“‘s this summer all backed by release shows on the glassworks rooftop where admission to the event gets you the 7” ‘

-R.A.D VINYL click here to read full review

The Mack “Lazy Bones” LP

“The bluesy musings of Jeff Shelton of Louisville, Kentucky combine the heritage developed in folk narrative story telling and a groundling’s attitude toward art.” “ The Mack performs more often than not at a base level. However, throughout the record, strands of warmth and artistic sincerity emanate. At these junctures, Shelton’s most tenable road to greatness is revealed.”

-Frederick Foxtrot click here to read full review

Louisville is for lovers 2010/anniversary weekend

“If they wanted to go out with a bang and in the highest class possible, they reached that goal and exceeded any expectation.”

“It’s great to know that Louisville has the initiative and the demand to support such a great project like “Louisville is for Lovers” and to show it with a event like the one last night (and Saturday at Vernon Lanes for that matter).

Louisville is for Lovers.  You will be missed.  Cheers to looking forward to what is next!”

-BACKSEAT SANDBAR click to read full article/photos

Yim Yames,  ( Jim James) frontman for My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk, joined with Bootsy Ann to make the Louisville for Lovers Valentines Day event a very special evening.”

“it a first class event and bound to be one of the top performances of the year.”

-SCENE AND HEARD read full article/photos

“Sunday’s crowd arrived in snazzy cocktail attire, lending an air of romance to the rich, vintage, and exclusive feeling of the venue. Even if, like James, you arrived single, hopefully you didn’t leave that way.”

-SPIN MAGAZINE click to read full article


louisville is for lovers 2009


“this year’s edition of john king’s annual valentine to louisville ranks among his best, with so many good songs that it doesn’t soak in until several listens. highlights include The Fervor, The Cut Family Foundation, The Mack, Whistle Peak and Sandpaper Dolls, while The Gallery Singers’ “all that’s left” is the sound of pure devastation.”

out of

-jeffrey lee puckett/the courier journal   click to read full article

“Volume Nine is amazing, and stands as, in my opinion, one of the most precisely and thoughtfully executed compilation albums of all time.”

-three minute record full article

“on the less aggro side of things, OLDHAM (bonnie “prince” billy) also contributed a track called “the girl in me” a collaberation with cheyene mize, to the ninth annual LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS compilation, which also features locals like THE MACK and LUCKY PINEAPPLE. that’s a lot of louisville.”

-pitchfork media click to read full article

trafozSATSFM CD cover


“it’s the ideal tribute album in that it makes you see familiar songs-and bands-in a new way.”

-jeffrey lee puckett/the courier journal

click to read full review


louisville is for lovers 2008

“When it comes to amorous types and their amorous undertakings, there’s no better place to be than Louisville, Kentucky.”

“Oldham, in his Bonnie “Prince” Billy guise, features on the latest Louisville Is for Lovers comp, Vol. 8. He’s joined by the Phantom Family Halo (which includes Michael McMahan of David Pajo’s Dead Child), and, well, a lot of bands non-locals may not know so well. But hey, that’s what love’s about, right? Taking chances? Embracing the unknown? Sure it is.”

-pitchfork media click to read full review

“the 8th enstallment of Louisville is for Lovers annual music compilation (released on February 5th) is a must own for lovers of Louisville’s local music (and a should own for everyone else).”

-backseat sandbar click to read full review

“John King and company have successfully delivered another volume of Louisville’s favorite Valentine’s day compilation, Louisville is for Lovers 2008. This years comp. is called “Black and Blue” and has some of the best artists/bands from around the city”

-37 flood click to read full review

louisville babylon show

louisville babylon 1994/2007

“Louisville Babylon 1994 includes Misfits covers by Rodan, Falling Forward, Crain (featuring Matmos half/Pitchfork contributor Drew Daniel on vocals), Hula Hoop (Rachel Grimes’ pre-Rachel’s band), and Slo-pok (featuring Silver Jew Cassie Marrett on bass).Louisville Babylon 2007, on the other hand, features contributions from My Morning Jacket, Dave Pajo, Wax Fang, and the Slow Break, among plenty of others. Naturally, it comes in a number edition of 666, and it is available for purchase right here, right now.”

-pitchfork media click to read full review

louisville is for lovers 7

louisville is for lovers 2007

“For the seventh consecutive year, Louisville is for Lovers shows you how versatile our city’s music can truly be” -leo weekly click to read full review


louisville is for lovers 2006

perfectly sequenced so as never to lose a shred of momentum.”

“All told, this year’s crop is considerably more than B-sides from your favorite local bands. Get yourself one before there are no more.” -leo weekly click to read full review

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Summer 7" Series 2011 issue #3 The deloreans+Scott Carney The Deloreans sultry "Dandelion" and Scott Carney's (Wax fang) heavy "Bible belt buckle" split 7" on green marble vinyl. limited edition of 300(less than 100 left!). all new music, 3rd edition of four. collect them all.
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