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Five concerts to catch in Louisville this week

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Summer music festival season may be over, but the concerts don't stop just because the leaves are falling. Here are our picks for the concerts you should check out this week if you're looking for a show. 

The Decemberists with Olivia Chaney

6:30 p.m. Sept. 28th, Iroquois Amphitheater, $31-$41

(502) 368-5865

This folk-inspired indie band got its start in Portland, Oregon in 2001 and has become an alternative staple in the years since. On tour for its seventh studio album, “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World,” The Decemberists are known for strong lyrics, often referencing historical events, and eclectic live performances. British instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney will open for the band at Iroquois Amphitheater Monday night, as she tours in support of her first full studio album “The Longest River.” A dollar of each ticket sold will go to charity. 

Waterfront Wednesday

5:00 p.m. Sept. 30th, Waterfront Park, FREE

WFPK’s monthly free concert series returns with performances from three different artists. Washington, D.C. based alt-rock band Vandaveer is up first at 6:00 p.m., followed by indie rock group Here We Go Magic at 7:30. Louisville act Wax Fang, which has toured with names as well-known as Spoon, The Whigs and My Morning Jacket closes out the night at 9:00 p.m. As always, the performance taking place near the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville is completely free.

Electric Six and Yip Deceiver

Doors 8:00 p.m./Show 9:00 p.m. Sept. 30th, Zanzabar, $12, 21 and over event

(502) 635-9227

Six-piece Detroit band Electric Six kicks off a show Wednesday night at Preston Street mainstay Zanzabar. Described as rock music with lots of garage, disco and new wave elements, Electric Six has been around since the mid-90’s and shows no signs of slowing down; the group released its thirteenth album this year. Also on the schedule: Athens, Georgia-based synth pop band Yip Deceiver. Before you leave Zanzabar, check out its vintage pinball machines and arcade games.

Abbey Road LIVE

8:00 p.m. Oct. 2nd, Headliner’s Music Hall, $12 in advance/$15 doors

(502) 584-8088

Calling all Beatles fans! Abbey Road LIVE!, a Beatles cover band from Athens, Georgia is playing at Headliner’s Friday night. Described as not being a typical tribute act, the show will highlight deeper cuts and some of the more complex Beatles material, but should also have a healthy dose of the hits. The band has been known to perform entire albums start to finish and has more than 100 of the band’s songs in its repertoire.

Louder Than Life Festival

October 3rd & 4th,Louisville Champions Park, tickets start at $69.50

(888) 805-8930

Rock music festival Louder Than Life returns to the Derby City for a second year. Billed as a combination music-whiskey-“gourmet man food” festival, there will be no shortage of bourbon, local eats and even some food from out of town. The two-day festival has camping arrangements available at Louisville Champions Park, where all the action is taking place. ZZ Top, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Breaking Benjamin are just a few of the rock names coming to the fest this year. Tickets are still available.

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