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From a southern rock crowd on fire, to a record store audience in awe and a parking lot turned back porch party, these days Louisville is rockin'. From a southern rock crowd on fire, to a record store audience in awe and a parking lot turned back porch party, these days Louisville is rockin'.
Marion Dries Marion Dries
Sean Bailey Sean Bailey
Eric Flack talking to Conner and Casey Powell. Eric Flack talking to Conner and Casey Powell.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - From a southern rock crowd on fire, to a record store audience in awe and a parking lot turned back porch party, these days Louisville is rockin'.

Music insiders like WFPK radio personality Marion Dries say it's still too early to tell whether Louisville's live music resurgence will surpass what the city experienced in the 1990s, but it could be close.

"The Louisville music scene is more vibrant right now," she said.

But Sean Bailey, who puts together a nightly concert calendar on his blog Louisville Music Culture, says it's not uncommon to have 25 shows around town on a single weekend. And we're not just talking Waterfront Wednesday, Forecastle and concerts at the KFC Yum! Center.

Right now there are great bands playing venues all over town.

"Headliners and Zanzabar and New Vintage, and Mercury Ballroom, and The Palace and everybody, they are all throwing their hats into the race," said Bailey.

At the Mercury Ballroom they have burst onto the scene with 22 shows in the first five weeks they've been open. Meanwhile even old school landmarks like the Brown Theatre are attracting a new age crowd.

Selling out for indie icons like Portugal. The Man.

Brothers Conner and Casey Powell embody what's going on in Louisville.

"If you look at most of the people coming in here they are mostly younger people," Casey Powell said.

Not just regulars at concerts, they're hoping to headline one day with their band, Powell.

The brothers are just some of the many dreaming big in city whose musical footprint is getting larger by the night.

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