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Forecastle and craft beer kings Against the Grain Brewery will be hosting the official Forecastle Kick-Off Party to start your weekend off right! Stop by for local eats, treats, and drinks, plus all GA & VIP weekend pass holders can pick up your wristbands in advance from 5pm to 7pm! We’ll also have a live music from Louisville favorites Second Story Man with The Debauchees starting at 7pm on the patio, followed by Aaron Chadwell & Sam Sneed of Night Visions Radio. RSVP now and join us for a heckuva good time!

  • Second Story Man

    The most recent Second Story Man lineup finds longtime drummer Evan Bailey taking up guitar and vocals, and longtime guitar player Jeremy Irvin taking up bass. Carrie Neumayer continues her role with guitar and vocals and now includes new drummer Drew Osborn (Old Baby/Workers/Your Black Star). Evan Bailey, Jeremy Irvin, and Carrie Neumayer began Second Story Man in 1998.  Since then, they have released the following:  Stories split EP (1999), Weddings, Parties, Sympathy 7″ (2000), Pins and Needles CD LP (2001), Red Glows Brighter CD EP (2004), and Screaming Secrets LP (2009) as well as contributions to many compilations.

  • The Debauchees

    The Debauchees are seemingly old souls with a youthful sneer. At just 20, the three members of The Debauchees have crafted a full-length that feels vintage and modern, classic and new. Their debut, Big Machines and Peculiar Beings, evokes the minimalist yet intricate post-punk approach of Wire, Talking Heads, and Young Marble Giants with distinct vocals that evoke an emotive Nico. And like many of their punk predecessors, this thunderous trio comes from a fine lineage of artists who formed a band before learning their instruments – to prodigious results. Vocalist Sydney Chadwick says, “we all learned how to play in an unconventional way so our playing styles became personal and rule-defying.”

  • Against The Grain

    Against The Grain Brewery and Smokehouse is Louisville’s first brewer-owned brewery. They maintain a diverse array of beers covering all of the major categories of beer flavor while generating an endless stream of innovative new brews. In short, everything is “specialty,” and boredom will be extremely difficult. At Against The Grain, they have thrown out the traditional mode of thought and shifted their attention to producing amazing beer consistently, which can be any given style or have any twist on it. They hang their hats on quality and want you to know there are a world of options out there … and they make them!