A Closer Look at this Year’s Poorcastle Lineup

Thunder Under Louisville


As I mentioned in an earlier post, Poorcastle is an affordable alternative to the over-hyped megafestival that Forecastle has become.  Set the weekend before its larger counterpart, Poorcastle will be held at Apocalypse Brew Works on July 10-12.  I can’t hope to keep your attention long enough to give a bio of every band in the lineup, I’ve selected a few of what I consider the highlights.

Hal Dolls


They aren’t the only punk band on the bill, but they’re the punkest band on the bill (sorry, DTBP, maybe next time).   Hal Dolls are a trio consisting of veteran punk rockers Erin Fitzgerald, Doug Maxson, and Matt Whitaker, all of whom have extensive credentials in the local music scene (Maxson was playing in The Dickbrains, one of Louisville’s most influential punk acts, before I was even born).  Consider them a can’t-miss.  They play on Friday, July 10.  Here’s…

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