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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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/

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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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LABOR DAY PARTY with SIR RICHARD BISHOP, TASHI DORJI, and PETE FOSCO, Monday, September 1st

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A LABOR DAY PARTY

with

SIR RICHARD BISHOP

and special guests

TASHI DORJI (Asheville, NC; on Hermit Hut)

PETE FOSCO (Covington, KY; on Greenup Industries)

Monday, September 1st
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT begins at 3 PM (more details below)
Concert doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/662933
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405659663014178/
Recommended if you like: Django, Segovia, John Fahey, Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock

Formerly the guitarist for the legendary Sun City Girls, Richard Bishop released his first solo record (Salvador Kali) in 1998 on John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant label under the moniker SIR RICHARD BISHOP. Since then he has released albums on a variety of labels: Improvika, Elektronika Demonika, and While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (Locust Music), Fingering the Devil (Southern Records, UK), Polytheistic Fragments and The Freak of Araby (Drag City), and many more. His most recent LP, Hypostasis: A Work in Three Parts, is now available through the VDSQ label as part of their Solo Acoustic Series. This appearance marks his first time back in Louisville in over five years!

A Bhutanese guitarist now residing in Asheville, NC, TASHI DORJI makes meticulously crafted sounds that conjure spirits, wrestle demons, and tame wild beasts. As beautiful as they are cerebral, his acoustic works are reminiscent of Derek Bailey’s free improvisations, flamenco and John Fahey’s Americana.

Listen to and watch an excerpt from “Blue 12″ by TASHI DORJI here:

For the past decade PETE FOSCO has been exploring and celebrating the sonic potential of amplified electric guitars and the imaginary worlds they create. He graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 2004 with a BFA in Electronic Media Production. Since then his solo and collaborative work has been released by labels such as Digitalis Recordings, Reverb Worship, Holy Cheever Church, Gift Tapes, Dead Pilot, Calypso Hum, and the Greenup Industries imprint that he runs from home with his wife Heather. He has toured throughout the Midwest and Northeast United States, and in Iceland. He has shared bills with many of his long-time inspirations and heroes including Charalambides, MV+EE, Six Organs of Admittance, Baby Dee, C. Spencer Yeh, Byron Westbrook, Barn Owl, Circuit des Yeux, Caboladies, Metal Rouge, and many others. His compositions are usually at least partially if not mostly improvised, blending extended and traditional guitar techniques and drawing equal inspiration from classic 90s psychedelia like Flying Saucer Attack and Spiritualized, film soundtracks, and many varieties of free-form, improvised and sacred musics. FOSCO is a native of Cincinnati, OH and currently resides in Covington, KY.

FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT begins at 3 PM

As part of our LABOR DAY celebrations, DREAMLAND is hosting a FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT on the patio across our alleyway, beginning at 3 PM. Feel free to bring all kinds of delectable delicious foods to dine on, and share, with your fellow Dreamlanders! Everything from appetizers, salads, and sides, to dessert is welcome. We’ll have grilling facilities available (both veggie and carnivorous), as well as picnic-style dining ware, tables, chairs, etc. We’ll also have ALE 8-1 GINGER ALE and good ol’ H2O for sale.

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DIE RöTZZ, BLOOD PLANET, and ANDY MATTER AND TEN WET DOLLARS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Sunday, August 17th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

DIE RöTZZ (New Orleans, LA)

BLOOD PLANET (Louisville, KY)

ANDY MATTER AND TEN WET DOLLARS (Louisville, KY)

Sunday, August 17th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
8 PM DOORS, 21+
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