Wild West metal-slingers, Stagecoach Inferno close out ‘The Crossover Series’ with Call Me Bronco and Bottom Sop.
The vibrant and talent-rich Louisville music scene is clearly alive and thriving. Local festivals like Poorcastle, PRF BBQ, and Dead Fest draw a lot of attention locally but on any given night the opportunities to experience the best Louisville has to offer are endless.
Organized by Daniel Retone, ‘The Crossover Series’ assembled a stellar evening of local Louisville music. With a lively blend of country and rock, self-proclaimed ‘outlaw country’ Bottom Sop kicked off the evening with style. Their set included “People Die Over This Sort of Thing, “Help Me Out” and “Happier When I’m Drunk” from their Armed and Dangerous Album before closing with “Swingin Doors.”
Bottom Sop is Derrick Wade Manley – vocals/guitar, Mick Peach-percussion/vocals, Matt Thomasson- bass/guitar/vocals, John Fauver-pedal steel/vocals, Curtis Lewman-lead guitar and Lindsey Anderson-vocals.
Providing the main support for the evening were Call Me Bronco (CMB). The quartet tore through a hot and steamy set of thrash infused punk music. Their set included “If I’d Done Right” and “4 Am” from their latest full-length album Beating A Dead Bronco which was released last summer. Numerous times throughout the CMB set the band paused to ‘tune their guitars’ giving Sam and CMB time to interact with the crowd and generally have a great time.
Call Me Bronco is Matt – bass, Sam – guitar/vocals, Bobby – guitar/vocals and Murph – drums.
After a quick stage changeover, it was time for the Troubadours of Louisville Wild West metal, Stagecoach Inferno, to take the stage. With both guns blazing, Stagecoach Inferno started their set with “The Dead and The Damned” and “Ol’ Soulbelcher” from their debut album A Town Called Atonement.
Stagecoach Inferno is fronted by the dominating yet highly engaging presence of Hunter Correll on bass and vocals. Duel axemen Stephen Casciato and Brennan Jesse Ray provided more than an ample supply of crazy/steamy riffs and plenty of classic metal hair whipping which added to the overall on-stage spectacle. Last but not least is drummer Thom Warnock who laid down a serious beating while holding everything together.
During the more than hour-long set Stagecoach Inferno treated fans to a couple of new songs, “Burnin’ Daylight” and “Ghost River,” from their upcoming album before closing their set and the evening with a scorching rendition of “Black Blizzard.”
Events like The Crossover Series give the Louisville music scene an opportunity to grow, and the local artists a place to shine.