Nervous Melvin & The Mistakes

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Louisville, KY

When the modern era of Louisville rock ‘n’ roll is discussed, a handful of names always come up – My Morning Jacket. Slint. Kinghorse. Will Oldham. Bodeco. Rodan. King Kong. Days of the New. Elliott.

All fine choices and, you’ll notice, all original. That’s a natural bias when it comes to music, but it does a disservice to one of the most successful, long-lasting and outright lovable bands Louisville has ever produced: Nervous Melvin & The Mistakes.

That’s right, Nervous Melvin, the gold standard for cover bands (despite three albums of originals). It’s the band you danced to at the prom and …Abbey Road On The River.