Murder by Death

As trailblazers of the early 2000s indie-Americana style, Murder by Death finds a way of taking tried & true rock-and-roll and knocking it slightly off-axis, into tottering revolutions of something eerie, emotional, immediate, lush, and uniquely theirs. On the surface, Murder by Death is a Louisville, KY sextet with a wry, ominous name. But behind the geography and moniker is a band of meticulous and literary songwriters matched by a specific brand of brooding, anthem-riding balladry, and orchestral indie rock.

Murder By Death's path began in the early 2000s as most Midwestern college-town groups do, by playing to small crowds at ratty venues and frenzied house parties. While many of their formative-year scene-mates failed to make it much further than campustown's borders, Murder by Death translated their anonymous beginnings into a 20+ year career founded on a bedrock of eight full-length albums, tireless D.I.Y. touring and performing ethics, and, most importantly, a dedicated, cult-like fanbase.

Upcoming Shows


Aug
12
th
First Avenue
Aug
12
th
First Avenue

Murder by Death and Amigo The Devil

Tour From the Crypt
with Samantha Crain

Past Shows


Mar
12
th
2020
The Cedar Cultural Center
Mar
12
th
2020
The Cedar Cultural Center

Murder by Death

20th Anniversary
with Amigo The Devil
Oct
5
th
2018
The Cedar Cultural Center
Oct
5
th
2018
The Cedar Cultural Center

Murder by Death

with Mutts and Marah in the Mainsail
Nov
11
th
2016
Fine Line
Nov
11
th
2016
Fine Line

Murder by Death

with Laura Stevenson
May
29
th
2015
Turf Club
May
29
th
2015
Turf Club

Murder by Death

with Saintseneca
May
31
st
2014
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
May
31
st
2014
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

The 4onthefloor and Murder by Death

with White Iron Band and AMERICAN SCARECROWS
Aug
23
rd
2013
Fine Line
Aug
23
rd
2013
Fine Line

Murder by Death

with Maps & Atlases
Nov
25
th
2012
Mainroom
Nov
25
th
2012
Mainroom

The Hold Steady

with Murder by Death
Nov
24
th
2012
Mainroom
Nov
24
th
2012
Mainroom

The Hold Steady

with Murder by Death
Aug
23
rd
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Aug
23
rd
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

Murder by Death

with TRAPPER SCHOEPP & THE SHADES and Ha Ha Tonka

More Shows

Oct
7
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

William Clark Green

Aug
13
th
Turf Club

Supersuckers

with Speedealer
Oct
30
th
Fine Line

Sloppy Jane

with Niis
Oct
20
th
Fine Line

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