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WILLIAM HOOKER TRIO with special guests CHRISTOPHER TIGNOR and ALEXANDER TURNQUIST at DREAMLAND, Wednesday, August 20th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

WILLIAM HOOKER TRIO (New York, NY; on New Atlantis)

with special guests

CHRISTOPHER TIGNOR (New York, NY; on Western Vinyl)

and

ALEXANDER TURNQUIST (New York, NY; on Western Vinyl)

Wednesday, August 20th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/655507
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/676035062477751
Recommended if you like: Sonny Sharrock, Billy Bang, Derek Bailey

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(Photo of William Hooker by Peter Gannushkin.)

WILLIAM HOOKER TRIO
William Hooker: Drums
Edward Ricart: Guitar
Luke Stewart: Bass

WILLIAM HOOKER is a percussionist at the heart of New York City’s storied avant-garde underground.  Taken as a whole, his work reflects a lifelong commitment to advancing and evolving the historical continuum of jazz, while navigating a myriad of creative trajectories through new music.  His discography spans more than 30 years, and boasts collaborations with David S. Ware, Andrea Parkins, Thurston Moore, Billy Bang, Lee Ranaldo, Roy Campbell Jr, David Murray, Elliott Sharp, Alan Licht, Nels Cline, William Parker, and many more.  Each collaboration has been marked by a serious investigation of his compositional agenda, and the science of the modern drum kit.  Hooker brings dramatic tension and human warmth to avant-garde  jazz.  Over the past three years, he has become progressively active throughout the Midwestern USA, while fostering an ongoing collaboration with Ohio-based multi-instrumentalist Edward Ricart.

Like Hooker, Ricart’s work cuts a wide swath through a diverse range of the creative contemporary music underbelly, including the avant-rock power trio Hyrrokkin; free jazz/noise rock quartet Haitian Rail; free-rock duo Matta Gawa; and the Edward Ricart Quartet (alongside Herb Robertson, Jason Ajemian, and Andrew Barker), as well as collaborations with Marshall Allen, Merzbow, Peter Brotzmann, Paul Dunmall, Andrea Parkins, Rhys Chatham, Ches Smith, Travis Laplante, and members of the rock groups Black Flag, Fugazi, Bardo Pond, and Tortoise, among many others… As curator of New Atlantis Records, he has played an active role in nurturing a new community around the music, transcending the aesthetic constraints of experimental jazz, creative rock, and more

In this most recent iteration of the William Hooker Trio, Hooker has enlisted bassist Luke Stewart, a rising voice in Washington DC’s independent music community, and a frequent collaborator of trumpeters Jaimie Branch and Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes, saxophonists James Brandon Lewis and Ras Moshe, electric guitarist Anthony Pirog, and many more.  This unit is poised to offer new points of entry to Hooker’s free-ranging aesthetic, marrying his bounding, propulsive rhythms and masterful technique to the angularity, energy, and electric backbone on supply from Stewart and Ricart.

Listen to A Postcard from the Road by William Hooker Strings 3, a collaboration between Hooker, Ricart, and guitarist Dave Ross, here: https://newatlantisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-postcard-from-the-road.

Brooklyn based violinist, composer, and software engineer CHRISTOPHER TIGNOR is best known for his work through his bands Slow Six, Wires.Under.Tension and as a composer for forward­-thinking classical ensembles over the last 15 years. Tignor’s emotionally charged scores are built from layered strings, percussion, and live electronics and live neatly between worlds, performed around the world at venues ranging from the rock clubs of South by Southwest to Carnegie Hall. His 7 LP’s are available from the Western Vinyl and New Albion record labels and compilation records featuring Tignor’s work for others are available through In a Circle and GPR records including music for the renown Brooklyn Rider string quartet and A Far Cry string orchestra. As a string arranger, Tignor has worked with This Will Destroy You, Lymbyc Systym, and several other bands at the boundaries popular music. Several of his live processing software instruments are available from his website: wiresundertension.com. You can stream his entire discography here: https://christophertignor.bandcamp.com/.

As an accomplished 12-string guitarist/composer, ALEXANDER TURNQUIST was naturally alarmed when the ulnar nerve in his left hand seized up in 2013, but after a surgical procedure he gratefully started the process of learning to play guitar again. His recovery was cut short when not long after the surgery he was hospitalized with meningitis. Though his recovery is ongoing, and he continues to struggle with a weakened immune system and memory loss, he was inspired to soldier on, rather than being deterred by his physical struggles. Turnquist’s latest full-length Flying Fantasy confirms the idea that out of great hardship can come great art. As he wrote the material for the new album it became clear that his sensitivity had sharpened, his empathy magnified, and his sense of purpose blossomed. The unfortunate circumstances he endured ostensibly forced his metamorphosis from a remarkable guitar player to a truly great composer. Much like the butterflies that adorn the album cover, he seems to have changed form and taken flight.

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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+
$7

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Twitter: @OtherSideShows

TINY REBELS CLOSING PARTY with JOVONTAES, LIVE ISLAND, and MA TURNER BAND at DREAMLAND, Saturday, August 23rd

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

TINY REBELS CLOSING PARTY – LEXINGTON INVADES LOUISVILLE!

with

JOVONTAES

LIVE ISLAND

MA TURNER BAND

Saturday, August 23rd
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$7
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/657679-tiny-rebels-closing-party-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/752044978186547/
Recommended if you like: Warmer Milks, Salad Influence, Cross, Ted Bundy’s Volkswagen, Adolph Rupp, Man O’ War, Lexington!

TINY REBELS: An Exhibit of Drawings by MA TURNER will appear in DREAMLAND’s gallery space through this closing party on August 23rd. TINY REBELS is a deeper study into MA TURNER‘s visual end of the creative spectrum. These 3.5×3.5 inch sketch/collage pieces explore broader themes of the human condition amongst habitats such as the woods and the galaxy condensed into TURNER‘s personal interpretation.

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JOVANTAES are Lexington, Kentucky. They emerge from (and possibly define) my town’s peculiar skate/Kraut/nihil/garage axis, evoking the smell of stale Miller High Life and burning couches: stumbling match-grip surf rolls, howling chorused-out guitar, droning Adderall haze, and a singer who makes Will Shatter sound like Scott Walker. Imagine Moolah playing at a beach party on the edge of the Kentucky River, big gray globs of unidentifiable garbage drifting silently past and the dense wet air becomes gridlocked with mosquitoes” – Trevor Tremaine (Hair Police)

Not much information exists online about Lexington’s LIVE ISLAND, so perhaps the music just speaks for itself. Listen to them here: http://liveisland.bandcamp.com/.

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Lexington, Kentucky’s MA TURNER was born in Louisville in 1977, and in addition to being a visual artist,is the guitarist/co-founder of the bands Salad Influence, Human Process and CROSS, as well as multi-instrumentalist/founder of Warmer Milks. MA TURNER has been making art under various guises and styles since 1981. He will be joined by a full band for this show.

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Twitter: @OtherSideShows

NITROUS, TROPHY WIVES, and THE WINDAGO at DREAMLAND, Friday, August 8th

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Playing their first show in over twenty years:

NITROUS

plus

TROPHY WIVES

and

THE WINDAGO

Friday, August 8th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$7
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/647693
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443503745926615
Recommended if you like: Undermine, Kill, Erchint, Louisville!

At this point, everyone knows about the legendary Louisville scene of the early 1990s. Our city was destined to be “The Next Seattle” — just like every other moderate-sized city with a few decent bands, a couple of independent record labels, and a handful of venues. Well, once that all dried up, the magazines and taste-makers stopped caring, but it didn’t matter — Louisville musicians kept on playing, and today we’ve got more good bands than you can shake a stick at.

Back in the day, though, there were a number of INCREDIBLE bands that fell through the cracks, for whatever reason, never receiving the wider recognition they might have deserved. One of those bands is NITROUS. Falling somewhere within the parameters of the aggressively noisy post-hardcore of like-minded bands such as Drunks with Guns, Unsane, or Bastards, NITROUS could always be counted on to be THE most intense band at any given show they played. Consisting of Edward Lutz, Takayuki Tsuji (Undermine), Jason Fuller (Kill), and Chico Beat (Erchint), a NITROUS show was an event.

This show will be no different. This is NITROUS‘ first show in over twenty years, and unlikely to happen again. DO NOT MISS IT.

““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 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

THE WINDAGO features Louisvillians Chris Guinero, Dave Bird, and (sometimes) Tim Ruth, who have performed with Evergreen, Undermine, Auditory Clang, Pale Horse Riders, the Palace Brothers, Rude Weirdo, Speed to Roam, and Juanita, to name just a few of their projects. It’s folk music inspired by Gypsies and Native Americans. They have been working on material for the past four years with plans to release material on Ted Records and Self Destruct Records.

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Twitter: @OtherSideShows

MAIDEN RADIO and BEHIND THE TIMES at DREAMLAND, Sunday, August 10th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

MAIDEN RADIO (Louisville, KY)

and

BEHIND THE TIMES (Detroit, MI)

Sunday, August 10th
at DREAMLAND

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/646601-maiden-radio-louisville/.
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/659553184123041
Recommended if you like: The Carter Family, Allison Krauss, Emmylou Harris

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MAIDEN RADIO is Julia Purcell, Cheyenne Mize, and Joan Shelley. The band hales from Louisville, Kentucky. They’re an old-time trio, favoring traditional songs from their home state, re-arranged for 3-part harmony (and three of the loveliest voices you may hear). While showing a clear reverence and love for the great singers of the past, their music is timeless and beautiful, and the original compositions played at their shows (and that are occasionally on their recordings) are indistinguishable from the tunes people have been listening to for ages and ages.

MAIDEN RADIO [the record] is a catchy and appealing debut, filled with a collection of traditional tunes that are as easy to listen to as they were casually recorded. Lullabies makes a great companion to MAIDEN RADIO, and if you combine them in the same playlist on your music player like I have, I assure you that it will be in your steady rotation before you know what hit you.” – No Depression

MAIDEN RADIO is a group whose soothing vocals simultaneously wrap the audience up and cut to their soul.” – WAVE 3 News

BEHIND THE TIMES is a Detroit, MI-based trio (featuring former Louisvillian Benjamin Teague) whose instrumentation is fiddle, guitar and mandolin, and three-part harmony. Their repertoire is mostly old-timey and bluegrass songs, as well as some originals, popular tunes and jazz standards.

Please note: due to a scheduling conflict, BEHIND THE TIMES will be performing as a duo on Sunday night, instead of a trio.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/.
Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

ENDLESS BOOGIE and JAYE JAYLE at Dreamland, Friday, August 29th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

ENDLESS BOOGIE (New York, NY; on No Quarter)

and

JAYE JAYLE (Louisville, KY)

Friday, August 29th
at DREAMLAND

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$15
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/646627-endless-boogie-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446790862260964
Recommended if you like: ZZ Top, Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac

Message found on No Quarter‘s answering machine:

“Hey Mike-Thanks for sendin over the latest from ENDLESS BOOGIE. So ‘Long Island’ makes, what, their 7th trip around the vinyl horn? You gotta give it to’em, they’re style of blast don’t ever get old. I once seen Boog Powell in this post game, after he’d hit two dingers off the A’s, & the interviewer asked “do ya ever get tired of blastin’em over the fence”? Boog ruminated this for a second, gave way to scratchin his head, then locked eyes w/the natterin pipsqueak, smiled & said ‘NOPE”!. And look at him now? The king of Baltimore BBQ.

So I was thinkin ENDLESS BOOGIE is in the same class (okay, hold the Baltimore & hold the BBQ). Who don’t love’em? Mike, even GIRLS BUY THESE RECORDS. There ain’t no better testimonial to greatness than that! Let the pencil-neck ‘n fat bottomed crit boys yammer on about comparisons to Coloured Balls, Trad Gras, Velvets, etc. At the end of the day it’s the sonic stats that get pasted into ENDLESS BOOGIE‘s page of the Rock & Roll Almanac. And in them annals they’s battin 1000%. Pitchin’s solid to boot. So it seems a mystery to me why’s anyone would have to reach into the hyperbolic ether to pull down accurate tags. I mean, shit, ‘Long Island’ could almost be the second coming of ‘Brain Capers’. You know? I can see you makin that pissy- ass face of yours, & sure, a Mott The Hoople comparison is about as psychedelic as an onion. But you know who liked onions? Ollie fuckin Halsall for one. They say he ate his the same way Kevin Ayers breeze through life – pickled. Don’t think for uno momento that Norberto ‘Pappo’ Napolitano didn’t consume tons of the allium genus in his lifetime. The man ate’em slathered’em on grilled beef every day of his life liked it growed on trees! To say nothin of the band Troyka, whose member, Ron Lukawitski was THE originator of the Bloomin Onion. But that’s yrs ago, up to Edmonton, Alberta at a little place called Harry Hill’s where is was known as the ‘Puckered Fist’. I reckon they figured it was a well kept secret. How’s Outback Steakhouse come to….procure….the recipe is one of life’s great mysteries. Now I ain’t no licensed shaman but these ears don’t lie. And they’s insinuatin that ‘Long Island’ is chock full’ve more phenols ‘n flavonoids that you can shake a brace’ve Groundhogs albums at. And Mike? If you’s is still in the throes of menopause, I have it on good authority that Top Dollar’s voice is so witchy that it can destroy osteoclats, thus keepin them delicate bones of yours safe. The same was said about Ariel Bender’s back in the day too. But only when he was Luther Grosvenor. Tellin, don’t you think? Now pass the relish, I think I’m Patto.”

Roland Seward Woodbe
sent from the pay phone at Ding-Dong Dell’s
Scalp Level, Pa 2012

Fans of the aggressive cacophony of Louisville’s Young Widows may be surprised when frontman Evan Patterson’s restrained acoustic guitar greets them at the top of …It’s Jayle Time!, the debut full-length from Patterson’s singer-songwriter alter ego JAYE JAYLE. The record follows the eponymous protagonist through a fever dream of sex, booze, loneliness, and demons out on the barren range of New Mexico. In the studio, Patterson is joined by a loose assemblage of Louisville musicians that includes Jonathan Glen Wood (of Old Baby), Lowe Sutherland, Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash/Astro Black Records) and more. Eschewing a traditional LP release, …It’s Jayle Time! will be released as a series of limited 7″ singles throughout 2014. First up is “Pull Me Back To Hell” b/w “Evil Windows”, out in January via Sophomore Lounge. Subsequent singles are expected to arrive thereafter through Hawthorne Street Records and Jade Tree.

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