Closing day of the two-day Louisville Dead Fest features outstanding local rockers Stonecutters along with Greyhaven, Waxeater and Chigger.
31-Jul-2016: Saving the best for last, Louisville Dead Fest headliner Stonecutters shine with a hard rocking set to close out the second day of the all local event.
Playing in support of their most recent album, Blood Moon, the Louisville Stonecutters deliver a hardcore set to close out Dead Fest. Stonecutters music is straightforward, hardcore metal with the signature riffs and Nick Burkeâ€™s scorching soloâ€™s. The band begin a 16-stop tour in mid-August punctuated by an appearance on the National Rock Review stage at the Full Terror Assault festival on August 27.
Stonecutters are Brian Omer (guitar/vocals), Nick Burks (guitar), Kevin Redford (bass) and Johnny Wooldridge (drums)
The second day of Dead Fest showcased 15 local groups spanning multiple musical genres including punk, rock, and metal. Similar to Day 1, there were many notable performances.
Providing the primary support for the evening were hardcore punk/metallers Greyhaven. There was a slight delay at the beginning of their set due to some technical difficulties, but once that was worked out, Greyhaven burst on the Tim Faulkner Gallery stage with a vengeance. Their 30-minute high energy set was hard and fast with lead singer Brent Mills all over the stage.
A brutal, over the top performance by Louisvilleâ€™s own Chigger stood out, featuring the sizzling guitar work of Nate McDaniel and the intensity you would expect from frontman Sol E. Williams Chigger.
As angry and aggressive rap blared over the speaker system, Vaderbomb ran onto the Tim Faulkner stage from the back of the venue. Donning Luchador masks, Vaderbomb rolls through a 25-minute set of punk music that featured so much frenetic energy that it was hard to believe.
The Foxery walked on to the Tim Faulkner Gallery and launched into a hot set of heavy indie/punk music that was both compelling and entertaining along with Stagecoach Inferno and their raging Wild West brand of metal also stand as Day 2 highlights
Other local bands performing over the day long fest were Waxeater, blackened Death Metallers Cryptic Hymn, Jovian, Concealer, Littledidweknow, The Dammit, Civilian, Tycoons of Teen and Good People.
Even though Day 2 of Louisvilleâ€™s Dead Fest seemed hotter than the previous day, everything went off like a well-oiled machine. The numerous volunteers necessary to make an event like this run smoothly did a fantastic job. The big shout out goes to local bands showcased today; the uniqueness of our local music scene was on clear display as well as the undeniable talent that resides within this music community.
Louisville Dead Fest is an all-local music festival featuring the best in rock, punk, and metal from the Louisville area. The Dead Fest show concept, formed by local radio host Jared Riot, is focused on growing the local Louisville music community. The all ages event included local support from area sponsors and vendors offering their goods at the bazaar along with local food trucks providing food all weekend. Proceeds from the event will support the Strive Music Therapy Center and the film production of Louisville is Dead: A History of Louisville Punk.