ATTEMPT, TOUPEE, and SKETCHING at KAIJU, this Sunday, August 2nd

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

ATTEMPT

TOUPéE

SKETCHING

Sunday, August 2nd
at KAIJU

1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
$5
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/401116726756003/

ATTEMPT is the songwriting project of Trevor Tremaine. It’s unlikely, but you may know him as the drummer for noise band Hair Police, as the proprietor of the now-defunct micro-edition cassette label Rampart Tapes, as a co-founder of the surrealist Resonant Hole collective, as the conductor of avant-folk combo Eyes & Arms of Smoke, as a sideman with a strange and diverse resume (Burning Star Core, Warmer Milks, Matt Duncan, Death Unit, Silverware, and Thurston Moore’s Aktion Unit, if you can believe it), or as [himself], the author of this brief biography of him.

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TEAL GRAPEFRUIT, PIGEONS, ECSTATIC GIRTH SURVIVAL UNIT, CRYSTALLINE ROSES at KAIJU, Wednesday, July 22nd

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(Poster by Jim Marlowe.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to help present:

TEAL GRAPEFRUIT

PIGEONS

ECSTATIC GIRTH SURVIVAL UNIT

CRYSTALLINE ROSES

Wednesday, July 22nd
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
$5
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/102720916740183/

TEAL GRAPEFRUIT, from Lexington, Kentucky, includes members of CROSS, Elsinores, Salad Influence and Arcane Rifles dabbling in death jangle funk. This show is their debut!

Watch the video for TEAL GRAPEFRUIT’s “My Youth” here:

A recent review of PIGEONS‘ newest album The Bower from Wire Magazine reads “The Bower is just as smart as it’s predecessors but, perhaps unexpectedly, it marks a move toward an acid rock sound, with many of the songs now defined or even dominated by rainbow-hued guitar solos.”

Watch the 2011 video for PIGEONS‘ “Tournoi” here:

CRYSTALLINE ROSES is Anthony Pasquarosa, “a goddamn monster of readymade acid folk transcendentalism. Since Feeding Tube released the One Man Cult LP back in 2010, Tony has done a wonderful solo guitar album for VDSQ, the insane space-sludge of World Domination (also on Feeding Tube), the raunch zonk of Gluebag, and various other projects far too numerous to name… Tony creates a classic late night smoker soundtrack. A brilliant journey into and beyond ego, the blend of guitar, voice, bells, bamboo flute and whatnot will be transportational for even the straightest listeners. His album Cosmic Driftwood represents some of the deepest acoustic-based psych we’ve had the pleasure of hearing in a long while. It makes a lot of Tony’s contemporaries sound about as interesting as Smurph sing-alongs (no names) [sic], and is an instant classic. Get out your pipe and relax.” –Byron Coley, 2015

ECSTATIC GIRTH SURVIVAL UNIT is a sonic blast from members of Tropical Trash, Insect Policy, Sapat and more!

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TROPICAL TRASH “UFO ROT” Record Release Party with INSECT POLICY and ECONO HEAD, Saturday, June 27th

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Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

TROPICAL TRASH
UFO Rot Record Release Party

with special guests

INSECT POLICY

and

ECONO HEAD

Saturday, June 27th
at American Turner’s Club
3125 River Road
8 PM
$5

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Velvet lined steam roller tactics mean TROPICAL TRASH’s LP debut UFO Rot descends from the sky straight onto your brain stem. This is potent stuff, meant to be taken in controlled doses. Load the spoon full and heat up gradually. The band has existed for two previous 7”’s but really comes roaring out of the gate with black hat tales and some lineup changes. May very well be the album you use for whatever you do when you are not reading the internet. Instead of trace papering some shadow punks of previous dictatorships, these patriots pull the curtain back and show the emperor sporting some very exotic under carriage, and spew forth tales with cop stashes, Area 51 belly bloat, and new reconfigured mainframe math – this is the new form. Nine condensed blasts of well honed songcraft that really put them at the top of the heap of the rock heap, with paranoid punk, and an eagerness to melt it all down and make it into something bold and badass. Don’t sleep on this one comrade.

Watch the video for Tropical Trash’s “Fat Kid’s Wig,” directed by Robert Beatty, here:

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“Pine daddy” [2010] by Jeff Bryant

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BRENT MATHIS, TECHNICOLOR DREAMBOAT, SHITBOX JIMMY, and MAGNOLIA at KAIJU, Saturday, June 20th

The Other Side of Life and Kaiju are proud to present:

BRENT MATHIS

TECHNICOLOR DREAMBOAT

SHITBOX JIMMY

MAGNOLIA

Saturday, June 20th
at KAIJU

1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
$5
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617986768481208/

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Shit-BoxJimmy
Magnolia

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FAUN FABLES, PARTY KNüLLERS, and FLANGER MAGAZINE plus SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY at THE NEW VINTAGE, Sunday, June 28th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

FAUN FABLES

PARTY KNüLLERS

FLANGER MAGAZINE

plus

SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST

BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY

Sunday, June 28th
at THE NEW VINTAGE

2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 8 PM
$10 advance tickets, $12 day-of-show
18+
Advance online tickets on sale here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/875739
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596871953931869/
Recommended If You Like: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Everly Brothers, Bonnie “Prince” Billy

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FAUN FABLES began in 1997, when Dawn ‘the faun’ McCarthy left the bands and cabarets of NYC for the wider world. She grew up in eastern Washington state enjoying drawing, dance, and make-believe amongst a large family. On Early Song (1999) she sang with “a voice as haunting as an abandoned coal mine, while it dances with the even tempo guitar that seems to pluck itself,” (CMJ). Mother Twilight (2001) was called “A collection of songs that seem to rove wondrously through the mountain pines at dusk,” (SF Weekly). Dawn performs FAUN FABLES most often as a soloist or with frequent collaborator Nils Frykdahl of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. But she also enjoys working with other artists, musical and otherwise; The Transit Rider, a FAUN FABLES full length musical inspired by her years in NYC, premiered 2002 in San Francisco with a cast of thirteen. FAUN FABLES tours the world regularly, studying landscape, culture and the art of feasting with locals.

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PARTY KNüLLERS is the experimental garage jazz duo of Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, guitar, electronics) and Ståle Liavik Solberg (drums). The band was described by Eyal Hareuveni as “an intimate meeting of the two restless and adventurous musicians” with an “obsessive and playful need to explore and invent new sounds and new forms of musical communication”.
Colin Greene says: “[The] sound and phrasing of his cello frequently resemble guitarists such as Thurston Moore, rich in fragmented overtones, and can sound like a Harrier Jump Jet – taking off and landing” while “Solberg’s fractured percussive playing intensifies the tension.” Before setting out as a duo, they played together in VCDC (with reed player Frode Gjerstadt and vocalist Stine Janvin-Motland), Gorilla Ass Piano (with bassist Per Zanussi) as well as a number of other ad hoc groupings including sax/clarinet player Keefe Jackson. Since forming the PARTY KNüLLERS, they have also recorded and performed with analog synth wizard Jim Baker. Independently they have worked with a who’s who of underground (and mainstream) musics from Steve Beresford to Wilco, from to John Russell to Peter Brötzmann. Their low-fidelity approach to improvising and recording and their influences of dance music, garage rock, free jazz and European Free Improvised lends itself to a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance.

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The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY has, over the past quarter-century, made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. With his highly individualistic approach to music making and the music industry, one that cherishes intimacy, community, mystery, and spontaneity; his brilliance has captivated fans and made Bonny one of our most influential and beloved songsmiths.

A pastoral suite of electronics, acoustic guitars, synthesizers and rhythm machine, Breslin is the latest work from FLANGER MAGAZINE, the duo of Chris Bush and Ben Zoeller, whose previous work in the group Caboladies serves as a touchstone. Imitation strings, electronic interruptions, and nylon acoustic guitar figures touched with reverb are the perennial players in this work.

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KAL MARKS, IAN, and DRY SUMMERS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Tuesday, June 23rd

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(Poster by Daniel Tilford.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

KAL MARKS

IAN

DRY SUMMERS

Tuesday, June 23rd
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, 18+
Advance online tickets on sale here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/875665
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/504251019722567/
Recommended If You Like: Pile, Gangly Youth, Tropical Trash

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KAL MARKS is a band from Boston, Massachusetts, not a single person. Though started in a bathroom as a solo recording project in 2006, it was always intended to one day become a band. The band consists of Nick Eggs, Michael Motorcycle and Carlton Banx. They’ve released a number of heralded releases on Exploding in Sound, Sophomore Lounge, and Midnight Werewolf Records.

IAN

IAN are a “dream-pop outfit” from Los Angeles, California who have recently relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. Led by Jillian Medford, they’ve released records on Blood Oath Slumber Party and Bufu. “The trio specializes in feedback-drenched, taut rock given a twist by Medford, whose girlish vocals manage to sound effervescent even when she’s singing of heartbreak.” – Maura Johnston, in the Boston Globe.

DRY SUMMERS are an AWESOME new Louisville band featuring members of Gangly Youth, The Photographic, Tiny Fights, and solo artist Shutaro Noguchi. They recently played their debut show at Kaiju with Tycoons of Teen and Invisible Things (from Chicago/Philly), and if you missed them that night, you don’t want to miss out this time!

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DRAINOLITH and THREE LEGGED RACE at KAIJU, Wednesday, June 17th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

DRAINOLITH

and

THREE LEGGED RACE

Wednesday, June 17th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/656909121120654/
Recommended If You Like: Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes, AIDS Wolf, Dan’l Boone

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DRAINOLITH is the project of Alexander Moskos. The Montreal-based Moskos is a longstanding figure in the North American Underground Music scene. He has played in various projects, most notably as the lead guitarist in noise rock outfit AIDS Wolf. He is also currently a member of Danʼl Boone whose self-titled LP was released in 2014 on Drag City.  Moskosʼ songs in DRAINOLITH are simple lyrical motifs wrapped in angular blues riff and futures-hock electronics that are as much inspired by Robert Ashley as they are by Leonard Cohen. The first DRAINOLITH album Fighting! was released on Spectrum Spools in 2012, and the new DRAINOLITH album Hysteria was just released on NNA Records & Tapes. Hysteria was co-produced by Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux and Nate Young of Wolf Eyes. The cycle of songs on Hysteria touch on many themes: The Quebec biker wars, surviving street hassles in Detroit, getting jacked for your sneakers, coarse sexual desire. Moskos has toured all over the world with his many projects and will continue to do so. He is also set to publish a novel and drop a solo piano album in 2015.

Read the Pitchfork review of Hysteria here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20563-hysteria/.

THREE LEGGED RACE is the solo electronic project of Lexington, Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty. Beatty is a founding member of Hair Police, and a long time collaborator with C. Spencer Yeh’s Burning Star Core project. Beatty’s constantly evolving aesthetic is realized via an elaborate network of primitive electronics and outmoded thrift store detritus. Each performance and recording explores the repetition and decay of simple musical themes, discovering a new world of rhythmic and harmonic possibilities with each tier of abstraction, evoking minimalist sci-fi soundtracks, clouded hypnotic landscapes, and primal industrial techno. The debut THREE LEGGED RACE full length entitled Persuasive Barrier was released in 2012 on Editions Mego sub-label Spectrum Spools, run by John Elliott of the band Emeralds. A collection of Beatty’s Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata was released under his own name on the Glistening Examples label late in 2013.

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