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A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING with PURLING HISS, STATE CHAMPION, and DAD BODIES at THE NEW VINTAGE, Thursday, November 27th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING

with

PURLING HISS (Philadelphia, PA; on Drag City)

STATE CHAMPION (from Louisville/Southern Indiana/Chicago, on Sophomore Lounge Records)

DAD BODIES (Louisville, KY; members of Mote)

Thursday, November 27th
at The New Vintage.
Doors open at 8 PM
FREE! ALL AGES!
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/530755927068880/
Recommended If You Like: Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements, High Rise, Mainliner

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Continuing their credo of ‘no limits,’ the Philadelphia-based trio PURLING HISS fail to repeat themselves, shaking out a bunch of weirdo pop numbers rife with ramshackle; tactile and free. PURLING HISS have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets. Their new album, Weirdon, was released this September on Drag City.

STATE CHAMPION started in 2006 as a moniker for the early acoustic experiments of Ryan Davis (Cropped Out, Sophomore Lounge). It has since evolved into a rock n’ roll band with a Chevy van and not one, but two vinyl records. Their sophomore record, Deep Shit, received quite a level of acclaim. Because it’s awesome! “STATE CHAMPION uphold the long and storied history of Louisville and Chicago’s music interconnected… Digging into the dregs of Royal Trux sludge Americana, angular punk, and torch ballads done with malice, STATE CHAMPION accentuates the punk suffix in cowpunk. Weird, wonky, and wild, STATE CHAMPION are a sight to behold live with their unbridled energy and extremely art-damaged take on electric folk.” – The Decibel Tolls.

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DAD BODIES are making their debut at this show! They are a Louisville, Kentucky-based band, with members formerly of the well-loved Mote.

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THE GOTOBEDS and OCIFER at THE NACHBAR, Sunday, November 16th – FREE!

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

THE GOTOBEDS (Pittsburgh, PA; on 12XU)

and

OCIFER (Louisville, KY)

Sunday, November 16th
at NACHBAR
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
9 PM, 21-and-over
FREE!
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/393228737502194
Recommended If You Like: WIRE, Mission of Burma, The Fall, Fear, Saxophones

WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY FIVE COPIES OF THE GOTOBEDS’ “New York’s Alright” 7″ AT THE SHOW — STAY TUNED FOR CONTEST DETAILS!

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THE GOTOBEDS‘ members come from Pittsburgh, PA, a place notorious for keeping great local bands to itself. But the racket these guys kick up on their first album, Poor People Are Revolting, might be too strong for the city to contain. Guitarists Eli Kasan and Tom Payne spent the last few years as part of the local hardcore band Kim Phuc. Joined by bassist Gavin Jensen and drummer Cary Belbeck, they bring that energy to THE GOTOBEDS, a rowdy, ramshackle party house of a band, built on the intersecting bedrock of post-punk and indie rock. On Poor People Are Revolting, there’s something crazy going on in every room, the front porch and the backyard: a party that never dies down or seems to stop, even as the neighbors complain and the cops drive past. Working from the spirit and fundamentals of a small handful of influences — the design sense and intellectual rowdiness of The Fall; the constant evolution and masterful poker faces of Wire, from whose drummer these guys borrowed their name; the sturdy, heroic melodic sense and layered tape-loop production of Mission of Burma — THE GOTOBEDS paint a dirty, driven, vulgar portrait of Rust Belt restlessness.

“One of the strongest American rock debuts in years, Poor People Are Revolting is an obscene gesture hoisted toward anyone who’d claim that the genre is dead.” — NPR.

OCIFER is “an up and coming garage rock band that you want to become a fan of before everyone else does.”

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SEA HERO and BLACK STATIC LINE (Record Release Show) at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, November 15th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SEA HERO (Louisville, KY)

and

BLACK STATIC LINE (Nashville, TN & Louisville, KY) – Record Release Show!

Saturday, November 15th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 9 PM
$7, 21-and-over
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/716375
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495232807412021
Recommended If You Like: Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Loop, Parlour, The Ascent of Everest

SEA HERO is an instrumental band from Louisville, Kentucky that creates “an ebb and flow of noise and harmony.” SEA HERO recently finished recording their third album at Kevin Ratterman’s La La Land studio, to be released in 2015.

BLACK STATIC LINE is a Louisville, Kentucky & Nashville, Tennessee-based space-rock band that experiments with slow tempos at light speed echoing off the nearest galaxy. Beginning as a noise project in 2002,  BLACK STATIC LINE has evolved into its present quartet format, with Cole Street (Hollow Ox) at the helm on guitar and vocals, Devin Lamp (The Ascent of Everest) on bass, Corey Taylor (The Ascent of Everest) on lap steel and Matt Bach (Dave Cloud and the Gospel of Power) on drums. On their brand-new sophomore release Enlil (Meltface Records), the band delves into a beautiful dream of outer-space aided by soaring vocals, whale song-sounding steel licks, crushing bass fuzz, and shimmering guitar melodies.

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CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND, MA TURNER’S FATUFAIRFE, and SPARKS.MOORE at THE NEW VINTAGE, Thursday, November 20th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND (Philadelphia, PA; on No Quarter)

MA TURNER’S FATUFAIRFE (Lexington, KY)

SPARKS.MOORE (Louisville, KY; members of The Wrists)

Thursday, November 20th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
$10
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/709745-chris-forsyth-solar-motel-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/357550247745946
Recommended If You Like: Television, The Grateful Dead, Popol Vuh, Natives

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

The first studio release by CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE SOLAR MOTEL BANDIntensity Ghost, is a career-defining statement of purpose and a near virtual history tour of late 20th century electric guitar, touching on widescreen psychedelia, art rock, the late-70’s New York scene, and the melting pot of early 90’s underground bands, but writing a whole new chapter, unforeseen by most in 2014. Whereas last year’s acclaimed Solar Motel album was a Forsyth solo album recorded with an ad-hoc studio band, upon its release Forsyth put together a group of players to tour the record — bassist Peter Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin’), and drummer Steven Urgo (ex-The War on Drugs) — who took his vision to another level. Forsyth brought this group, now called THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND, into the studio in late 2013 to make Intensity Ghost, largely forsaking the epic sprawl of Solar Motel in favor of a startlingly diverse and focused set of songs. The result is a 5-track masterwork and a rare combination of power and grace. Just as The Grateful Dead or Popul Vuh were able to embrace broad spectrums of sound and transform those influences, THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND distills Forsyth’s message while avoiding any genre exercises. Intensity Ghost is a giant sounding record, it’s hall-sized psychedelia filled with hooks and an immediacy rarely found in such sweeping, cinematic music. CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND synthesize rather than emulate what has come before, producing something all their own.

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MA TURNER’S FATUFAIRFE began in late Summer 2014 as a means for Ma Turner (CROSS, Warmer Milks, Salad Influence) and John Phillip Farmer (Salad Influence, Arcane Rifles, Birddog) to perform songs with a full group that the two had been touring as a duo in the Spring and Summer of 2014.  Bringing in John Ferguson (Apples In Stereo, R. Stevie Moore, Big Fresh), David Farris (Bernie Worrell, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack McDuff, R. Stevie Moore, Tallboys, Club Dub) and Travis McGirr (Blood Pheasant), Turner and Farmer were able to expand the material into broader territories. The end result is a culmination of a handful of barn jam sessions as well as two live performances (one being the 2014 Cropped Out Festival in Louisville, KY) which led up to the recording of their self-titled long playing album, scheduled for release in Spring/Summer 2015.

SPARKS.MOORE is the duo of Jason Sparks and McKinley Moore, who also play in The Wrists. They are also former members of Natives.

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HORSE LORDS, PARLOUR, and KEENAN LAWLER at THE NEW VINTAGE, Monday, November 17th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

HORSE LORDS (Baltimore, MD; on NNA Tapes)

PARLOUR (Louisville, KY; on Temporary Residence Ltd.)

KEENAN LAWLER (Louisville, KY)

Monday, November 17th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
$5, 21-and-over
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/709737-horse-lords-parlour-keenan-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548453058719176
Recommended If You Like: Arnold Dreyblatt, Crain, Derek Bailey, Guerilla Toss

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Over the two years since their critically acclaimed self-titled debut, HORSE LORDS have become fixtures on the American DIY scene, touring with Matmos, Guerilla Toss, and Guardian Alien. On their second album Hidden Cities (released November 7th, 2014 by NNA Tapes), HORSE LORDS square the circle, making music that is alternately tight and loose, real-time risky and process-oriented, reconciling the sweaty force of a killer basement show with the icy precision of conservatory training.

PARLOUR originally began as a solo project from Tim Furnish following the mid-90s dissolution of Crain – the seminal Louisville rock group he co-founded in the late ’80s. PARLOUR evokes “A unique combination of interweaving guitar shards… driven by a dark, relentless rhythm section.” Their most recent album, Simulacrenfield (released on Temporary Residence), was one of our favorites of 2010 and an instant classic.

KEENAN LAWLER is a guitarist who has collaborated or performed with a wide range of forward-thinking musicians and mavericks including Rhys Chatham, John Butcher, Eliott Sharp, Charalambides, Ignaz Schick/Perlonex, Kaffe Matthews, Burning Star Core, Jason Kahn, Ut Gret, Kevin Drumm, Helena Espvall, Ian Nagoski, Alan Licht, Taksuya Nakatani, Bhob Rainey, Eric Carbonara and Joseph Suchy.

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OUT OF THE FRYING PAN: STORIES by MARK LAMB with TYRONE COTTON and RAY RIZZO at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, October 17th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, an evening of music and storytelling
Featuring Stories by Mark Lamb and Music by Tyrone Cotton and Ray Rizzo

Friday, October 17th
at THE NEW VINTAGE

Doors open at 8 PM
$8
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/696633-mark-lamb-tyrone-cotton-ray-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557043767840842

Choreographer, dancer, and three-time New York City Moth StorySLAM winner, Mark Lamb will be sharing three tales from his repertoire of stories. Mr. Lamb is best known for his work combining story, music and dance. Originally from Western Kentucky, he now resides in New York City, where the New York Times has recognized his work as “gently charming,” “quietly celebratory,” and “an expression of communal joy.”  Mark will be combining his stories with Louisville’s own Tyrone Cotton on vocals and guitar. Cotton has played throughout the country and in Japan, including venues and festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, TX; B.B. King’s Blues Club in Times Square, NYC; The Motherlodge Festival in Louisville and NYC; and has opened for James Hunter, Johnny Winter, Eric McFadden and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Joining Tyrone on percussion will be Ray Rizzo. Drummer Ray Rizzo needs no introduction to Louisville music lovers. He helped form the bands The Java Men, L’Woo, and AM Sunday, just to name a few. He’s also played drums for Days of the New, Janitors of the Apocalypse, and King Kong (again, just to name a few).

The first of Lamb’s stories, “Into the Fire,” is about Mr. Lamb learning as a young adult the significance of an iron skillet in his family. When he discovers how much meaning the passing down of a skillet can carry in a Southern family, he is exposed to a whole world of stories and realizes the significance that the object can carry. In this performance, Mr. Cotton will be weaving in traditional Southern Hymns, original compositions and vocals.

The second story, “The Daddy Story,” explores the relationship of a father and son. It describes the father as being a basketball fanatic and the son becoming a dancer. The story examines how both art and sports can lead to social change. Mr. Lamb also tells in this story how the first high school in Kentucky to integrate was in his home town of Sturgis, Kentucky, and how his father was involved in this process and what that means to him.

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Lastly, the third story is entitled “A Boy and His Dolly.” This story gives insight into how Mark discovered Dolly Parton as a child, and how this discovery impacted his life. “A Boy and His Dolly” has become one of his signature stories that he has told throughout the Southeast and New York City. Tyrone and Ray will bring the magic of Dolly to life by covering some of her most iconic songs.

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Two Sets by the JAVA MEN at THE NEW VINTAGE, Monday, October 20th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

Two Sets by the JAVA MEN

Monday, October 20th
at THE NEW VINTAGE

2126 S. Preston
8 PM & 10 PM
$5 for one set, $8 for two!
Advance online tickets for the 8 PM set available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/696615-java-men-7pm-set-louisville/
Advance online tickets for both sets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/696623-java-men-both-sets-louisville/

Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/356530481181648

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Todd Hildreth, Craig Wagner and Ray Rizzo formed JAVA MEN in 1992 when Wagner and Rizzo were still students at Bellarmine University (then Bellarmine College). JAVA MEN developed from the classic jazz/soul organ trio arrangement of organ, guitar and drums, encompassing post-rock, hip hop textures, and bluegrass in the their original compositions. The band self-produced 3 recordings (“A Letter To St. Paul”, “Void” and “Orbituary”) and shared bills with The Rachels’, Victor Wooten, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Individually they have been part of other great Louisville music groups including Liberation Prophecy, King Kong, and The Ron Jones Quartet.

Craig plays with the aforementioned Liberation Prophecy and with Carly Johnson. He and Carly recently won the LMA’s “Jazz Artist Of The Year” Award. He is also part of the jazz faculty at both the University of Louisville and at Bellarmine.

Todd leads the bands Squeezebot and the Todd Hildreth Trio, and currently plays with King Kong and Vgroove. He is part of the music faculty at Bellarmine University.

Ray lives in Brooklyn, New York where he is part of the bands Mesiko and Corporal, and often plays with Trixie Whitley. He has recorded with members of the Lounge Lizards, Glen Hansard, Trixie Whitley, Frogbelly and Symphony, Dawn Landes, and Yo Yo Ma (on the Grammy winning “Songs of Joy and Peace”).

For the sets at The New Vintage on October 20, The Java Men plan to unearth some rarely-performed compositions in their catalog.

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