Keswick Democratic Club

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1127 Logan St.
Louisville, KY 40204

The place to go to see a show during 2003-2005, and it has remained active off and on since. It bears saying that The Langers busted the cherry on this one. Not long after the punk bands of Louisville opened up the possibility of shows there, the hardcore bands of town went crazy on the place, sometimes filling up entire weekends and for a good amount of time, becoming the main way the club stayed open. In 2005, the venue closed for several months for remodeling, reopening much the same but with old windows sealed up to better keep the sound in. The club played host to much of 2006's Last Saturday show series, as well as a home of sorts for the related Maximum Louisville shows of the era. Since there were so many events there at the time, the Patterson brothers and friends helped upgrade the stage area and built a removable stage addition to expand several feet forward if necessary.

Around 2008, a newer crowd of kids were making their way into the scene and Skull Alley was also getting off the ground, pushing Keswick out of the larger picture. There were still infrequent shows there, especially some hardcore shows where things were bound to get a little rowdy, much of which would have otherwise been at Bulldog Cafe before it shut down/moved that year. In 2009/2010, this was just about the only activity other than a few shows that ended up there because SA or Cahoots were already booked for the night.

As of 2011 with Skull Alley's closing there are many more shows being planned with Keswick in mind, and the club is sure to see a resurgence.

Locals bands to play there:

Pocket Bomb - Nov. 2004

Out Of town bands:

  • Sloppy Seconds
  • Avail
  • An Albatross
  • Baroness
  • Converge
  • Cursed
  • Bear Vs. Shark
  • Blood Brothers
  • Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Every Time I Die
  • Give Up The Ghost
  • Most Precious Blood
  • Q And Not U
  • Reaction
  • Retisonic
  • Still Crossed
  • With Honor
  • Wrangler Brutes
  • French Toast
  • Black Eyes
  • Strike Anywhere
  • From Ashes Rise
  • Challenger
  • Outbreak
  • Iron Guts Kelly
  • Murder By Death