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WHITE MYSTERY, TROPHY WIVES, and BAD STAR at THE NEW VINTAGE, Thursday, December 18th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

WHITE MYSTERY (Chicago, IL)

TROPHY WIVES

BAD STAR

Thursday, December 18th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/737913-white-mystery-trophy-wives-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/407760582706992/
Recommended If You Like: The Cramps, The MC5, The Jesus Lizard, The Reatards

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WHITE MYSTERY is the brother-sister rock’n’roll duo of Miss Alex White & Francis Scott Key White from Chicago. The ginger sibling duo have written, recorded and played non-stop since their inception, releasing 7”s with Hozac and Whistler Records, self-releasing four LPs, touring worldwide, and earning rave reviews from MTV, VICE, Sound Opinions, Pitchfork. Their fourth full-length album DUBBLE DRAGON is available on double vinyl and iTunes now.

““Weight” and “volume” are terms usually reserved for science, but with TROPHY WIVES they’re an art. The Louisville, KY-based four-piece’s dark, sweaty rock cribs its moves from Birthday Party-esque post-punk, Kyuss-like stoner grooves, and The Jesus Lizard-like rhythm section gnarl in equal measure, going unpredictably but consistently for either your gut or your throat. Make no mistake: they’re going to hit you hard and kick your ass, but at least you’re going to have a good time rolling with the punches.” -Johnny C., www.prfbbq.com

Louisville, KY’s BAD STAR are the newest bad boys on the local rock n’ roll scene — equal parts Badfinger and Big Star, with doses of Jay Reatard thrown in for good measure.

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SIX BELLS, WILDHONEY, and EXPERT ALTERATIONS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Monday, January 12th

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(flier by Ryan Patterson.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SIX BELLS

WILDHONEY

EXPERT ALTERATIONS

Monday, January 12th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, 21-and-over
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/742245-six-bells-wildhoney-expert-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1494468597508298
Recommended If You Like: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Orange Juice, Canyon, Coliseum

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SIX BELLS is a Louisville, Kentucky-based band consisting of longtime scene veterans Brandon Butler (formerly of Canyon and Boys Life), Ryan Patterson (Coliseum, Whips/Chains), Keith Bryant (formerly of Coliseum), and Forrest Kuhn (killii killii, formerly of Ennui). They combine the lyricism of Butler’s solo songwriter work with the taut, “Louisville-style” rhythm section of Bryant and Kuhn, plus Ryan Patterson’s tasteful, melodic guitar.

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WILDHONEY are a pop band through and through. While some have thrown around words like “dreamy” and “hazy” to describe their brand of guitar pop, there’s something deeper going on that can’t be summed up in an easy blog tag. Songs such as “Soft Bats” and “Like Me” aren’t just catchy songs, they’re songs that stick with you long after they end. This is due to the simple, yet great interplay between vocals and guitars that weave throughout almost effortlessly. “Get Out Of My Dreams” from their upcoming single finds WILDHONEY digging a bit deeper and crafting an almost droney pop song that not only is catchy but pulses with life.”

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If you’re a fan of the 1980s UK indiepop movement known alternately as C86, twee, or anorak pop, it’s safe to say you need Baltimore’s EXPERT ALTERATIONS in your life. The trio’s debut, self-titled cassette is available for download at their bandcamp site, and it’s safe to say that if you’re a fan of Jesus and Mary Chain, Close Lobsters, or even contemporary Elephant 6-related bands, you’ll love their sound!

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BLACK GOD, FRONTIER(S), DEAD HALOS, and THE PINK VULTURES at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, January 2nd

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(flier by Ryan Patterson.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

BLACK GOD (on No Idea Records)
FRONTIER(S)
(on Tiny Engines)
DEAD HALOS
THE PINK VULTURES

Friday, January 2nd
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston Street
8 PM DOORS, ALL AGES!
21-and-over drinks with valid photo ID.
$7
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/742241-black-god-frontier-s-dead-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/749644261796769
Recommended if you like: Louisville!

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BLACK GOD
is comprised of Rob Pennington (Endpoint, Minnow), Ryan Patterson (Coliseum, Blood Moon Rail), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows), and Ben Sears (Mountain Asleep, Xerxes).

Listen to BLACK GOD here: http://blackgodlouisville.bandcamp.com/releases.


As the front man for Falling Forward and seminal emo torchbearers Elliott — the band in which he spent most of his adult life — Chris Higdon’s voice was (and remains) the quintessential prototype. Variations of the Louisville native’s magnetic delivery continues to crop up in young groups hoping to achieve even a sliver of the respect and adoration those progenitors earned within the scene. Rounded out by bassist Bryan Todd, Nick Stinnett on drums and guitarist Matt Wieder, who cut his teeth in the early ’90s hardcore outfit Mouthpiece, as well as River City rock staples The Enkindels, FRONTIER(S)‘ manages to seamlessly bridge the gap between the melodic, ethereal indie rock of Higdon’s Elliott-era material and the blistering hardcore punk of the other members’ earlier efforts. Much like the city it calls home, FRONTIER(S) is hopelessly Midwestern. Louisville never accepted east or west coast definitions of post-anything, and the quartet is no different. Serrating guitars, tightly wound bass, and dime-stop drums are the brick to Higdon’s mortar as he switches between airy tones and boot-shaking roar. The band channels enough hardcore angst and Husker Du-style buzzsaw guitar to make even the most jaded scenester flip their wig, while featuring pounding rhythms and a swirling wall of sound that land the listener somewhere smack in the middle of post-punk England and Washington D.C.’s Revolution Summer.

When it comes to the subject of rock and roll, DEAD HALOS doesn’t claim to be re-inventors of the proverbial wheel, nor do they wish to live exclusively in the so-called glory days of years past. The Louisville, Kentucky-based band, which includes Tony Ash (Trophy Wives) on guitar, Aaron Sortman (Waxeater, Neighbor) on drums, Max Balliet (The Ladybirds) on guitar, Cassie Green on bass and Kenosha, Wisconsin’s Stephanie Vogt (Donoma) on vocals, is here to be heard, loud and proud, whether you approve or not. The band’s musical influences are displayed proudly on their collective sleeves, but make no mistake, this is no half-assed nostalgia act or pleasant stroll down memory lane. DEAD HALOS are doing their goddamndest to revitalize the spirit and sound of real rock and roll music, the kind we all grew up loving until, like so many things before, it became a watered down parody of itself. Come one come all. Bring your party hat, your dancing shoes….and maybe some earplugs.

THE PINK VULTURES succinctly describe themselves as “American Punk Rock n’ Roll.” What more needs to be said? Nothing, really, other than their members — Daryl Sullivan, Chris Payne, Brent Starkey, Karri Bedan, and Ella Jean Lumpkins — are an assortment of long-time scene veterans and relatively fresh faces. But they’ll let their music speak for themselves!

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A VERY LOUISVILLE CHRISTMAS PART TWO with RINEHART, NEW MOTHER NATURE, and DANE WATERS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, December 26th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A VERY LOUISVILLE CHRISTMAS PART TWO

with

ANDREW RINEHART

NEW MOTHER NATURE

DANE WATERS

Friday, December 26th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/735137-very-louisville-christmas-pt-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/914726958545158
Recommended If You Like: Louisville!

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ANDREW RINEHART is the latest moniker from Louisville, KY-born and Los Angeles-based songwriter Andrew Sellers. First active musically as a teenager in Louisville’s underground hardcore scene, Sellers’ band Flight Nineteen played regionally with acts like At The Drive In and Hot Water Music. His first solo album Memories Are Hunting Horns, released in 2010 under the pseudonym Saredren Wells, walked a tightrope between more conventional songwriter fare and the off-kilter world of artists like Daniel Johnston, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Sufjan Stevens. Sellers relocated to New York City, eventually co-founding both The Body Actualized Center, a DIY arts space in Brooklyn, and the band Splash, whom he toured the US with in the Summer of 2012. Turning his attention back to solo work in 2013, Sellers adopted the moniker Rinehart and released “The Funeral Home Sessions,” a 3-song EP of covers. Distilling his many aliases down to simply ANDREW RINEHART, Sellers is now set to release Everything (Parts I, II, and III), his most ambitious work yet. An album in 3 EP installments, Everything highlights Sellers’ chameleon-like talent for genre-hopping, in turns both melancholy and magnanimous, a deft synthesis of all of his previous projects.

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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.

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DANE WATERS is one of Louisville’s brightest musical talents. As a solo performer as well as member of Sapat, she displays an impeccable melodic sensibility, and has a voice so wonderfully haunting, it sends chills down your spine. Her most recent releases, Opera Arias and A Harp with Teeth that is Drooling and Crying, is available on bandcamp as well as finer Louisville record stores.

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A FUNDRAISER FOR STAR DUCK CHARITIES with BLACK BIRDS OF PARADISE, QEN, and THE CHARLES RIVERA ENSEMBLE at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, December 13th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A FUNDRAISER FOR STAR DUCK CHARITIES‘ 2014 Christmas Party for the kids at ST. JOSEPH CHILDREN’S HOME

with

BLACK BIRDS OF PARADISE
QEN
(duo of Charles Rivera and Greg Morris)
THE CHARLES RIVERA ENSEMBLE

Saturday, December 13th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/735121-star-duck-charities-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/753535704730667
Recommended If You Like: Helping Kids in Need (not a band)

BLACK BIRDS OF PARADISE describe themselves as “just another post modern psyche band with vibraphone filling the role usually reserved for guitar or organ.

CHARLES RIVERA is a guitarist from Louisville, Kentucky currently known for “continually redefining what living in the moment can truly entail….Charles’ style of no-holds-barred slobber-knocker music is said to have similar effects to eating human meat in the Canadian wilderness, thus earning him his nickname of ‘The Jazz Wendigo.’”

He’ll be playing in two groups this evening, QEN (a duo with drummer Greg Morris), and larger combo THE CHARLES RIVERA ENSEMBLE.

ABOUT STAR DUCK CHARITIES:

For over 15 years the members of Star Duck Charities have volunteered at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home located on Frankfort Ave. in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally, members volunteered their time and effort every second Saturday in August to operate the “Duck Pond” booth at the Home’s annual fund raising picnic. Now, its members have formed Star Duck Charities as a way to do more for needy children in the Greater Louisville area year-round. With six founding board members and over fifty volunteers, Star Duck Charities aims to provide much needed items and services to some of Louisville’s youngest in need.

At Star Duck Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 100% of all funds and donated items will go directly to children in need; none of its members or volunteers profit from donations. Perhaps our most important program is our monthly birthday party. Each month we take those children at St. Joe’s who have a birthday during that month to Gatiland for pizza and games. Afterwards each child gets a $100 shopping spree to a store of their choice.

In addition to our birthday party program, annual school supplies drive, and other community outreach we will continue to work with our founding corporate sponsor Cambridge Construction. With our 16 years of service to St. Joe’s through the Duck Pond, we have raised over $36,000 and been the source of countless smiles at the annual picnic. As opportunities arise and we expand our efforts, we will always be preparing for our involvement with the booth that is our namesake, the “Duck Pond”.

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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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