NEWS AND TRIBUNE
NEW ALBANY —
Houndmouth will play a hometown show headlining The Boomtown Ball & Festival at The Grand on May 25.
The festival will kick-off the city’s Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, according to a press release.
“The festival will consist of a free outdoor music stage curated with the help of Houndmouth and an open air flea market/bazaar, all contained right in our downtown,” Mayor Jeff Gahan said in the release.
New Albany has enlisted the support of Flea Off Market, a Louisville-based outdoor bazaar that will feature regional and local vendors offering records, books, antiques, vintage items, fine arts and crafts, esoterica and other items. Gates for this free, family-friendly event open at 1 p.m. The lineup of musical acts on the outdoor stage will be announced later.
The festival will culminate with a ticketed show at the Grand with Houndmouth as the headliner. Tickets, which are priced at $25, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, with a presale starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The band has been on the road for more than a year in support of it’s 2013 release, “From the Hills Below the City.” The quartet — comprised of guitarist Matt Myers, drummer Shane Cody, keyboardist Katie Toupin and bassist Zak Appleby — formed in November 2011 in New Albany.
The band is signed to Rough Trade Records and has opened for Drive-By Truckers, Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Lucero and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, as well as headlining its own tour.
“It’s been a crazy ride since we started as a band, and one thing we’ve always wanted to
do is play a special New Albany show,” the band said in statement. “All of the amazing local fans, from both sides of the Ohio [River], have become an extended family to us. So much of our music and our success are directly influenced by our hometown, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”