Locally-owned music store ear X-tacy has been in Louisville for nearly 25 years. It is a pillar of the Louisville music scene, a tourist spot, and a favorite of pretty much every music fan in the near vicinity. The store’s lease apparently expires next month.
Owned by John Timmons - also the founder of Keep Louisville Weird, a supporter of all things local, in which locally-based independent stores like ear X-tacy and Carmichael’s Bookstore, among others, help to support each other and encourage others to ‘Buy Local First’ - ear X-tacy is known for it’s unique, eccentric atmosphere, friendly employees, and free in-store performances. However, this may all be going away soon.
A press conference was scheduled for today(Friday, Feb. 12th) at 10 AM, where John Timmons will be making an announcement concerning the store’s future. You will be updated on the results of this as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the concerned music fan should make a point of joining the Save Ear X-tacy Facebook group, to show our support of the store.
Join me for the live, in-store performance by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore(celebrating their new album, Dear Companion) on February 16th at 6 PM. The show will be free, and should be a very good performance by two excellent musicians.
ear X-tacy is opened from 10 AM to 10 PM throughout the week, and from 12 PM to 8 PM on Sundays. Located at 1534 Bardstown Rd. Phone: (502) 452- 1799.