We’ve gotten word via the internet that Bernard Parmegiani, one of our favorite composers, has passed today.
We’ll post an official obituary as soon as we find one. In the meantime, enjoy Hors Phase from 1972:
Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:
Thursday, November 7th
at PLEASE & THANK YOU
800 E. Market Street
7pm, ALL AGES WELCOME!
FREE! (though a donation to the touring bands is highly appreciated.)
Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/721428004553813. And check out the bands’ links for more information and music!
Undertow Music and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:
SIMON JOYNER (Omaha, Nebraska)
in a special, intimate living room show
Saturday, December 14th
2227 S. Preston
7 PM, $15
Tickets available ONLINE ONLY at: http://www.undertowtickets.com/product/simon-joyner-louisville-ky-december-14-8pm. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR!
Love and death: these are the only themes. So it’s been in SIMON JOYNER’s twenty years of making records—from 1992’s Umbilical Chords cassette to his most recent double LP, Ghosts. JOYNER’s music gathers acolytes rather than casual fans, contributing to his “songwriter’s songwriter” status and inspiring comparisons to other artists like Bill Fay, Townes Van Zandt, David Blue, and Leonard Cohen.
Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/182506885272028/.
Rolling Stone is reporting that Lou Reed has died today, at age 71:
Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Needless to say, Reed’s adventures with the Velvet Underground, as well as his many solo outings after their dissolution, were very crucial to our musical development. Another anti-hero of the 1960s Lower East Side joins Jack Smith, Angus MacLise, Sterling Morrison, and many others on whatever Heaven’s version is of Ludlow Street. (Just kidding, we don’t believe in Heaven.)
The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:
with a special screening of IRA COHEN‘s
Sunday, November 10th
at DREAMLAND FILM CENTER
810 E. Market Street (behind Decca Restaurant)
7 PM, $5, ALL AGES WELCOME!
Polar Satellites is the stunning collaboration by NATHAN BOWLES (Pelt/Black Twig Pickers) and SCOTT VERRASTRO (Kohoutek), released in early July, 2013 on LP and digitally by MIE. Polar Satellites is a mesmerising collection of percussion improvisations performed in duo by Nathan and Scott deep in the winter of 2009 and 2010 with absolutely no overdubs. Building on the starkness of last years Effigy by Pelt, (recently repressed on MIE), the duo have recorded an even bleaker, more minimal and hermetically vibed record together. Unnerving and hypnotic, Polar Satellites is an intense journey into the unknown, awash with uncategorisable percussive instruments, kalimbas and banjo. Nathan and Scott first met in Washington D.C when Nathan would sit in on Kohoutek sets. They were brought together as a duo on a track recorded for Three Lobed Records’ Jack Rose tribute album and were so struck by the results that they went down to Black Dirt Studios and laid down these tracks with Jason Meagher on engineering, recording and mixing duties.
mAAs is the duo of Louisville musicians Connor Bell (also of Shedding) and Tim Barnes. Louisville resident and drummer extraordinaire, the list of Tim Barnes‘s collaborators is too long to list here, but it includes Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, and countless others. Most recently, Tim Barnes played drums with the resurrected lineup of The For Carnation, as well as with MV+EE at Cropped Out in November, 2011. Connor Bell has released several items over the years under the name Shedding, available at Ocio and Hometapes, all of which is meditative and still, eerie and unsettling — yet with a spectacular sense of melody.
(a scene from “The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda”)
IRA COHEN (February 3, 1935 – April 25, 2011) was an American poet, publisher, photographer and filmmaker. Cohen lived in Morocco and in New York City in the 1960s, he was in Kathmandu in the 1970s and traveled the world in the 1980s, before returning to New York, where he spent the rest of his life.
About IRA COHEN‘s 1968 film “The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda” J. Hoberman wrote the following in the Mar. 16, 2006 Village Voice: “Part ‘Dr. Strange,’ part ‘Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome,’ ['The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda' is] so High ’60s that you emerge from its 20-minute vision perched full-lotus on a cloud of incense, chatting with a white rabbit and smoking a banana…. ‘Invasion’ is a languidly opiated costume ball in which an assortment of masked and painted bohos, some sporting outsize elf ears, loll about a candlelit, Mylar-lined set, blowing soap bubbles and nibbling majoon. …In lieu of action, Cohen uses all manner of superimposition and prismatic image-splitting; his big effect, however, is the deliquescent Mylar reflection. What saves ‘Invasion’ from preciosity is the vague menace of Angus MacLise’s improvised pan-piping, tabla-tapping, creature-yipping score. Although this masterpiece of Tibetan-Moroccan-Druidic trance music was reissued on CD several years ago, it truly blossoms in conjunction with the exotic smorgasbord served at Cohen’s psychedelicatessen.”
Find the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/685440198140755.
The Other Side of Life is proud to present:
DANIEL BACHMAN (Fredericksburg, VA; on Tompkins Square)
with SPECIAL GUEST DJs NATHAN SALSBURG (Alan Lomax Archive, No Quarter, Twos & Fews) and JOEL HUNT (The Other Side of Life)
Monday, November 18th
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
9 PM, 21-and -over
DANIEL BACHMAN is a musician born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been playing what he describes as “psychedelic appalachia” since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, BACHMAN has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of Luck In The Valley. His new album Jesus I’m a Sinner is his 4th, and it is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Seven Pines. It was recorded in Rappahannock County Virginia at Forrest Marquisee’s studio inside his father’s woodshop in May of 2013 after spending 8 months on the road.
Before and after BACHMAN‘s set, NATHAN SALSBURG and JOEL HUNT will play all kinds of records for your musical enjoyment.
Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602390433137583.
Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:
Tuesday, November 12th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
7 PM, 18+ entry, 21-and-over drinks with valid photo ID.
$8 door, or advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/404581-coliseum-louisville/.
Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s COLISEUM return from touring for their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, released by Temporary Residence Ltd. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010′s highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith‘s 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately captivating of the band’s career, bristling with galvanizing melodies at the collision point between punk and noise-rock. The first album to be recorded in producer J. Robbins’ recently relocated Magpie Cage Studios, Sister Faith is also the first Coliseum recording to feature new bassist, Kayhan Vaziri, in addition to contributions from some of the groups’ closest friends and musical peers: Wata of Boris, J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Elizabeth Elmore (Sarge, The Reputation), Chris Colohan (Burning Love, Cursed), Sam James Velde (Night Horse, Bluebird), and Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh, The Fiery Furnaces) all make small but memorable contributions.
Sonically-destructive Austin power trio, LIONS OF TSAVO, following a nearly four-year silence between releases, will deliver their third full-length album this November, Traverser. Boasting their crushing upbeat sludge/doom, and building on the vestiges of their previous recordings, but taking everything to another level of intensity this time, Traverser is indisputably LIONS OF TSAVO’s most well-executed and tonally dominating release of the band’s ongoing lineage. With elements expanding the genre into their own unique vision, arguably akin to contemporary greats like Mastodon, Hull, Today Is The Day, Inter Arma and Keelhaul in a cavernous void between gargantuan stacks of amplification, Traverser rages with over fifty-two minutes of enormous, debilitating riff-vs.-percussion displays of bruising music that never ceases to throw a new headbender at you with every turn.
If you had to list every band that every EARLY AGE member previously or currently plays in, well, you’d have this list: Mountain Asleep, Prideswallower, Black God, Whips/Chains, Second Story Man, Minnow, Julie of the Wolves, Breather Resist, Young Widows, Brain Banger, Liberation Prophecy, Sandpaper Dolls, and Young Scamels. If one or more of those bands haven’t previously blown you away, then you might not have a pulse.
WHITE REAPER are Louisville’s latest garage rock sensation, catch them before they’re either huge and/or move to Nashville/Memphis/anyplace else.
Find the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/316220871852258.
UPDATE, 10/21: Sadly, THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO will not be able to play this show! We wish them the best, and hopefully they’ll return to Louisville soon!