There’s a great event happening here in
Lexington Midway this Saturday–the inaugural Moontower Music Festival at Equus Run Vineyards. Following Kentucky’s biggest 3-day festival, Forecastle, Moontower is a one-day celebration of music and local food, drink, and culture. The fest’s planners hope to move it to a 2-day event in 2015.
The lineup features bands from a variety of genres: A Lion Named Roar (pop rock), Brave Baby (indie rock), Tyler Childers (Americana), Machines Are People Too (synth-pop), Buffalo Rodeo (alternative/progressive rock), and DJ Gary Klass; shockingly he’s a DJ. Many of the artists are from our broader region too, with guys hailing from Bowling Green, Paintsville, Tennessee (gross), Prestonsburg, and Lexington.
The headliners for the fest are Redmon’s favorites, the more than up-and-coming country duo, Sundy Best. KSR readers may recall their Senior Day rendition of my “Old Kentucky Home“ (*SOB) and their CMT Award three goggle moment that was caught on camera. Good guys. Poor spellers. Tell them so at 7 pm Saturday.
Your big headliner is Nashville’s indie-progressive band, Moon Taxi. The guys were a featured late show at Forecastle last weekend, and I was fortunate enough to see them for the ….. well, not the first time. They play in the area a lot ok? The group is phenomenal live, putting on a high energy, intimate show no matter the venue. I encourage you to come ride the Moon Taxi at 8:45.
Full schedule here.
Buy tickets here.
And why not read my Forecastle review here?
On to the news:
George Brown Jr. chooses Florida
Three-star offensive tackle, George Brown Jr., once thought a strong Kentucky lean by most recruiting pundits went with the baby gators today–much to the chagrin of BBN. And shock. Mostly at the baby gator. How would he have pulled that off with a baby elephant…
I'd love to beat FL. in recruiting, but If I'm an elite O-Lineman, I'm not going to a school that already has 5 OL in my class alone
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) July 25, 2014
Brown may have been the best OL of them all, but this helps ease the sting a bit perhaps? That, plus the fact that we are actually surprised to be losing out on a top-tier recruit from Ohio. Isn’t that nice?
I now challenge all UK recruits to commit using kittens, held up Simba style.
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) July 25, 2014
Also, the prospect of kittens. I love kittens.
Stoops on the Louisville series
After causing quite a stir skipping Wednesday’s Governor’s Cup luncheon, leading to speculation that Stoops & Co. may distancing themselves from the series, Stoops put that to rest today. Speaking at the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Luncheon, during this time of the year he calls “talking season”, Stoops said that he feels the Louisville game is “very important.”
Any time you’re an in-state rivalry, it’s important. I think both groups, both institutions, have such strong fans and fan bases, it’s important to them; it’s important to our players, it’s important to us. There’s no denying that. If you ask me, and certainly Charlie (Strong) and I have had discussions – I don’t know Coach (Bobby Petrino) as well – but sometimes people don’t realize there’s 11 other games that we’ve gotta get to. But it is important, and we embrace that challenge.
Even if the SEC moves to nine conference games, the rivalry will continue.
“Oh, yeah, I do,” Stoops said. “As you know, that’s probably above my pay grade, but I do anticipate that staying.”
Neal Brown and Stoops on the Kentucky offense
— Not much news on who’s winning the QB race. So there.
— Brown was asked about potential playmakers on offense,”Ryan Timmons, Braylon Heard, Javess Blue and Jojo Kemp.” Stoops got in on the conversation and added running back Josh Clemons. Brown then said, “His power output is right behind Bud (Dupree).”
— Stoops said the freshman on offense look “how they’re supposed to look” and the WRs are very physically tough.
— Neal Brown went on and on about how good Ryan Timmons’ body looked, how he got a 4.0 last semester, and how much he’s matured. Someone has a crush! Don’t blame ya Coach.
Read more of the transcript from today’s talk with Stoops, Brown, and D.J. Eliot here.
The Pelicans re-signed Darius Miller
One of our favorite Kentuckians is reunited with one of our favorite unibrows. Congrats Darius. Also, Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba re-signed with Chelsea. Big day for re-signing. Perhaps Stephen A. Smith should resign….?
Jalen Rose (maybe) considered taking a position at Kentucky?
“There are a few college coaches that I would consider working for; John Calipari is one of them.” When Jacoby asked he if had spoken to Cal about it, Rose said, “I plead the fifth.”
When John Calipari calls; you listen.
Thamel implies UK+5 other schools may have had racial reasonings not hiring Charlie Strong
Or have been racist. Or something. Doing real research on the unique situations at each university for his piece would have been too hard.
In other news, KSR still doesn’t like Pete Thamel. Read Matt’s thoughts here.
The Kentucky football women’s clinic is tomorrow
And I’ll be there! Looking forward to seeing what this event is all about and hearing knowledgeable gals talk some football. See, KSR does talk about football!!