A Benefit for the Louisville Outskirts Festival with MARISSA NADLER, DANE WATERS, and TAL SOUNDS, at DREAMLAND, Saturday, May 10th

The Louisville Outskirts Festival is proud to present:

MARISSA NADLER (Boston, MA; on Sacred Bones Records)

with

DANE WATERS (Louisville, KY)

and

TALSOUNDS(Chicago, IL)

Saturday, May 10th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
8 PM, $10 — additional donations also encouraged
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/553067-benefit-for-louisville-louisville/

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MARISSA NADLER wastes no time in cutting close to the bone on July, her latest album and first for her new North American label, Sacred Bones. Nadler lays the listener — and herself — on the line with July, her sixth full-length album in nearly a decade; it floats freely in the pop cosmos somewhere between gauzy shoegaze, unvarnished folk, and even a hint of metal’s doom-and-gloom spirit. Recorded at Seattle’s Avast Studio, the album pairs Nadler for the first time with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room). Dunn matches Nadler’s darkness by creating a multi-colored sonic palette that infuses new dimensions into her songs. Eyvind Kang’s strings, Steve Moore’s synths, and Phil Wandscher’s guitar lines escalate the whole affair to a panoramic level of beautiful, eerie wonder. July is the kind of release that reminds you why NPR counts Nadler’s songwriting as so “revered among an assortment of tastemakers.” This is a singular achievement for the artist, a record she couldn’t have made earlier in her career because, as every songwriter knows, she didn’t just write these songs: she lived them.

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DANE WATERS is one of Louisville’s brightest musical talents. As a member of SAPAT and SOFTCHEQUE, she displays an impeccable melodic sensibility, and has a voice so wonderfully haunting, it sends chills down your spine.

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TALsounds is Canada-born, Chicago-based experimental musician Natalie Chami. In her solo performances, vocal loops and drifting tones of analog synths swell and accumulate across long sessions of drone. As part of duo l’eternebre, or in collaboration with Chicago experimentalist Passerby, TAL’s sounds collude with glacial electronics and processed strings. In trio Good Willsmith, TAL’s arsenal of synths, oscillators and electronics collides with massive bass and looped guitar noise.  When she’s not droning, TAL teaches music at Chicago High School for the Arts and in her private studio.

Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/671271399576105.

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Record Store Day after-party with VICTORY OVER SOUND (record release show), BRETT EUGENE RALPH’S KENTUCKY CHROME REVUE at DREAMLAND, Saturday, April 19th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A Record Store Day after-party with

VICTORY OVER SOUND(record release show — Brooklyn, NY)

and

BRETT EUGENE RALPH’S KENTUCKY CHROME REVUE (Kentucky)

Saturday, April 19th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
8 PM Doors, $7
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/548839-record-store-day-after-party-louisville/.

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VICTORY OVER SOUND is the project of Louisville native D.W. Box, whose new album There Is No Here or After Here will be released on April 28th, 2014.

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BRETT EUGENE RALPH’S KENTUCKY CHROME REVUE is a revolving cast of pickers, players, and singers who animate the songs of poet Brett Eugene Ralph with the spunk and sparkle of outlaw country, Southern soul, and plenty of punk rock attitude. The band’s self-titled debut album, available from Noise Pollution, features contributions by 21 country gunslingers, indie icons, and punk rock desperadoes, including Will Oldham, Jolie Holland, Freakwater’s Catherine Irwin, and members of Slint, Sebadoh, Silver Jews, Royal Trux, and A Perfect Circle. A second full-length album, made at Bloomington, Indiana’s Russian Recvording, is finished and awaiting release.

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/269998416508785.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DreamlandLouKY.
Twitter: @DREAMLANDLouKy.

THE ROLLING STONES, DR COUNTRY, and special guests at JIM PORTER’S GOOD TIME EMPORIUM

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

THE ROLLING STONES (London, UK)
DR COUNTRY (Louisville, KY)

plus special guests

INSANE CLOWN POSSE (Detroit, MI)

TODAY!
TUESDAY, APRIL 1st
at JIM PORTER’S GOOD TIME EMPORIUM
2345 Lexington Road
21-and-over!
Doors open any minute now
$1 million spacebucks (cash only)

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THE ROLLING STONES are an up-and-coming young group from London, England. They’re hitting all the small clubs across America in support of their self-titled debut album. Recommended if you like: Wolfmother, Aerosmith, The Beatles.

DRCOUNTRY

DR COUNTRY features longtime Louisville veteran Darren Rappa with a rotating cast of characters and comrades playing his unique style of bent country tunes. Rappa, who played in such amazing Louisville bands as Vrktm and King Kong, has a unique voice and presence, and his songs in DR COUNTRY will have you alternately weeping and laughing out loud, asking for more.


(Insane Clown Posse fan Sean Bailey photo courtesy of Never Nervous)

Special guests INSANE CLOWN POSSE are some sort of vaudeville act from Detroit, we’re not really sure. They just jumped on the bill at the last second.

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ASTRO BLOCK PARTY (RECORD STORE DAY) 2014, April 19th!

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Hey everybody! We are MORE THAN STOKED to sponsor this incredible event!

Cavalcade Literary Magazine, Cropped Out, Karate Body Records, and Sophomore Lounge present:

RECORD STORE DAY 2014 (FREE!) BLOCK PARTY

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (Astro Black Records opens at 9 am, music starts around 1 pm, goes all afternoon)
at
ASTRO BLACK // Fat Rabbit // Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge
1000 E. Oak Street, Louisville, KY

Featuring live in-store and in-Lisa’s performance by:

ANIMAL CITY (Chicago, IL)

ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY)

BILLY PETOT (of Whistle Peak; Louisville, KY)

KAL MARKS (Boston, MA)

MICROWAVES (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCOTT CARNEY (of Wax Fang; Louisville, KY)

PLUS: Patio reading by writer / filmmaker / musician Dakota Loesch, Holy Mole food truck, RSD specials, records spinnin’, good vibrations, beer w/ ID.

ALL AGES (shows inside Lisa’s may require ID).
9 am – 7 pm. Admission is 100% free of charge. Use your money to buy shit!

The first annual Astro Block Party is made possible by the fine folks at:

ARGO SONS
BACKSEAT SANDBAR
DREAMLAND
LOOP 22
MONKEY DRIVE
NACHBAR
NEVER NERVOUS
OLD SOULS VINTAGE
PALOMINO RECORD PRESSING
THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
WHY LOUISVILLE
WILD AND WOOLLY

*Flier by AETHLETICS

SUPPORT LOCAL BANDS / BUSINESSES / LABELS / FESTIVALS / PUBLICATIONS / RECORD STORES!

http://cavalcadelitmag.com/
http://croppedoutmusic.com/
http://karatebodyrecords.bigcartel.com/
http://sophomoreloungerecords.com/

http://www.astroblackrecords.com/
http://www.recordstoreday.com/

Also, we’ll have an announcement soon about a record release show later that evening at Dreamland, as well as some RSD other events around town! This is gonna be great!

SWANS and XIU XIU at The New Vintage, Wednesday, July 2nd

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SWANS

(New York, NY; on Young God Records)

with

XIU XIU (on Polyvinyl Records)

Wednesday, July 2nd
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
8 PM DOORS, ALL AGES!
21-and-over drinks with valid photo ID.
$20 advance tickets; $22 day-of-show
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/538145.

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A NOTE FROM MICHAEL GIRA:
January 13, 2014

Hello There,

We (SWANS) have recently completed our new album. It is currently being mastered at the time of this writing. It is called To Be Kind. The release date is set for May 13, 2014. It will be available as a triple vinyl album, a double CD, and a 2XCD Deluxe Edition that will include a live DVD. It will also be available digitally. In addition, I am thinking of releasing it as a USB “stick” / flashdrive (with special packaging), so that this ultimate, high quality version can be listened to from beginning to end, without interruption  (the album is a little over 2 hours long).

The album was produced by me, and it was recorded by the venerable John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, outside El Paso Texas, and further recordings and mixing were accomplished at John’s studio in Dallas, Texas. We commenced rehearsals as Sonic Ranch in early October 2013, began recording soon thereafter, then completed the process of mixing with John in Dallas by mid December 2013.

A good portion of the material for this album was developed live during the SWANS tours of 2012/13. Much of the music was otherwise conjured in the studio environment.

The recordings and entire process of this album were generously and perhaps vaingloriously funded by SWANS supporters through our auspices at younggodrecords.com via the release of a special, handmade 2xCD live album entitled Not Here / Not Now. See details here: http://bit.ly/1igMi70

The SWANS are: Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica.

Special Guests for this record include (among many others): Little Annie (Annie sang a duet with me on the song Some Things We Do, the strings for which were ecstatically arranged and played by Julia Kent); St. Vincent  (Annie Clark sang numerous, multi-tracked vocals throughout the record); Cold Specks (Al contributed numerous multi-tracked vocals to the song “Bring the Sun”); Bill Rieflin (honorary Swan Bill played too many instruments to list here, ranging from additional drums, to synthesizers, to piano, to electric guitar and so on. He has been a frequent contributor to Swans and Angels of Light and is currently playing with King Crimson)…

I love you! Michael Gira

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More from Michael Gira on SWANS:

I started SWANS in 1982 in NYC. At the time, I had no musical skills whatsoever, just instinct and a need to make something happen. The music changed constantly over the years, and I’m gratified it reached, and continues to reach, a fair number of people. After 15 years, I decided to end SWANS, as the name had become a burden and the associations no longer fit with what I wanted to do into the future.

Dozens of people came and went through the 15 years of SWANS existence. These are the people that spring immediately to mind: Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Roli Mossiman, Harry Crosby, Sue Hanel, Jonathan Kane, Algis Kizys, Jarboe, Ted Parsons, Steve Mcallister, Larry Mullins, Virgil Moorefield, Vudi, Joe Goldring, Ronaldo Gonzales, Vinnie Signorelli, Christoph Hahn, Ivan Nahem, Bill Rieflin, Bill Bronson, Phil Puleo, Anton Fier, Jenny Wade, Clinton Steele…and more…

PS – Jarboe was the longest-lasting SWANS contributor of those listed above and contributed more than can be mentioned here. To learn more about her, go here: thelivingjarboe.com

Here’s some of the music that I enjoyed during the time of SWANS: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, Herman Nitsch, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and always, always Bob Dylan and The Beatles…ha ha! I’m sure there’s 100s more, but who cares and I can’t remember anyway…

SWANS formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010) and 2012’s The Seer.

Over the course of 15 7″s, five EPs, six collaboration albums and eight full lengths XIU XIU has never shied away from any topic that is honest and meaningful to them. Their songs are about gender dysphoria, suicide, loneliness, going insane, child soldiers, the tsunami in Indonesia, hideous sex, the Sanrio character Pandapple, abortion politics, incest, cats, queer life, being raped by the police and the individual responsibility of U.S. military personnel for the families they murder. Somehow within all of this, cuteness attempts to find a way to embrace death and horrible emotion. The music is drawn from British post-punk and synth pop, modern Western classical, noise and experimental musics, Asian percussion musics, American folk, torch singers, house, techno, 1950s rock n roll and this second’s top 40. Starting in isolation in San Jose, California in 2002, XIU XIU has relentlessly toured all over the world since. San Jose is a rotten place to be, so relentless touring was a way to get AWAY! There have been a total of seven line-ups, all led by Jamie Stewart. XIU XIU have been called “self flagellating”, “harsh”, “brutal”, “shocking” and “perverse” but also “genius”, “brilliant”, “unique”, “imaginative” and “luminous.”

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PURLING HISS and NEW MOTHER NATURE at DREAMLAND, Saturday, March 29th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

PURLING HISS (Philadelphia, PA; on Drag City)

and

NEW MOTHER NATURE (Louisville, KY)

Saturday, March 29th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
8 PM Doors, $10
Advance online tickets available for purchase here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/521641-purling-hiss-louisville/.

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It takes balls to let PURLING HISS get in your face- their records are a half-corroded, screaming roar of high-end guitars crushed together, obliterating vocals and drums with their singular assault. Well, if you’ve got balls, get ready to swing ‘em! PURLING HISS have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Their new album, Dizzy Polizzy, comes out April 22nd on Drag City.

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NEW MOTHER NATURE is a relatively new band on the Louisville scene, but filled with familiar faces. Members of NEW MOTHER NATURE are current or former members of Old Baby, The Phantom Family Halo, Natural Geographic, and many more. They quickly became one of our favorite Louisville bands, and we think you’ll like ‘em as well. Their sound “is rich with straight-forward melodies… all while maintaining a sense of playful, if cautious experimentation.” — Syd Bishop, LEO Weekly.

Watch Part One of an interview and songs by NEW MOTHER NATURE recorded by This Man Is Not My Father here:

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D’ARKESTRA album release show, with SHUTARO NOGUCHI at DREAMLAND, Sunday, March 30th

The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

An Album Release Party with

D’ARKESTRA (Louisville, KY)

and

SHUTARO NOGUCHI (Louisville, KY)

Sunday, March 30th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
7 PM Doors, $6
Advance online tickets available for purchase here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/515739-darkestra-album-release-party-louisville/.

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D’ARKESTRA is a nonet that plays an amalgamation of post-rock and indie-jazz. The music  is often cinematic, characterized by odd metered grooves, juxtaposed sections, tight horn lines, improvisation and resonant melodies. Leader, songwriter and saxophonist Drew Miller has a growing resume that includes performances and/or recordings with Spoon, Wanda Jackson, Lucky Pineapple, Another 7 Astronauts, Scott Carney/Wax Fang, Cheyenne Mize, 23 String Band, The Ladybirds, Junk Yard Dogs and appearances with a slew of other Louisville and regional artists. The group formed in early 2012 and was initially an instrumental ensemble. When recording their first record Ghost Town in June, 2012, they solicited the help of songstress Dane Waters to contribute vocals on a few songs. The vocals added such a balance to the sound they sought out someone who could join on a permanent basis. After another year of writing, recording and playing shows Drew and D’ARKESTRA have produced another adventurous and honest record called Little Voices. This show will be the official party for Little Voices‘ release!

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SHUTARO NOGUCHI is from Japan and in 2010 he moved to Louisville, Kentucky after finishing his college degree and internship at FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  He quickly found musical outlets as a collaborator with  K Tranza and Another 7 Astronauts. From 2013 he started recording his own songs and is currently working on a solo album, while hosting the radio program Midnight Locker with Nathan Simmons at ART.FM. His style of music varies but generally is melody-oriented, minimal acoustic guitar singer-songwriting sung in Japanese with a flavor of traditional-folk, backed by ensembles of synth and electric guitar. He is influenced by music from America and around the world, and Pajo.

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