BLACK GOD, SHAVED WOMEN, TRAUMA HARNESS, and SCUZZ MASTER at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, April 24th

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(Poster by Ryan Patterson.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

BLACK GOD

SHAVED WOMEN (second to last show ever!)

TRAUMA HARNESS

SCUZZ MASTER

Friday, April 24th
at THE NEW VINTAGE

Doors open at 7 PM
$7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/823819-black-god-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/448870978597360/
Recommended If You Like: Louisville! and St. Louis, too.

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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.

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From the barren streets of middle-America come SHAVED WOMEN. Reigning as the supreme harbingers of chaos in Saint Louis, Missouri, this nihilistic quartet has risen to the top through an effective mix of brutal noise rock and self-destructive hardcore punk. Informed by the caustic nature of small city-towns, the band focuses its feedback-drenched dirge into a cross-section of existential anxiety and landlocked depression. With the ability to simultaneously smolder and combust, SHAVED WOMEN seamlessly blend the warring guitar riffs of Black Flag, the rabid mania of The Jesus Lizard, and Drunks With Guns’ reckless abandon. Singer Ben Salyers’ animalistic vocal approach barrels in the red with self-loathing rage over guitarist Chris Eck’s grinding walls of feedback. Referencing the buzz-saw warp of Black Flag’s Greg Ginn, Eck weaves through a maze of discordant riffs while maintaining total control of the band’s uncompromising progression. Anchored by the dialed-in rhythm section of bassist John Birkner and drummer Tom Valli, the band easily transitions from erratic breakneck speeds to a headstomping trench crawl with metronomic vitality. The band’s unmatched tenacity results in a bevy of AmRep-style breakdowns hinged on unforgettable mid-tempo hooks and complete brainwave annihilation. This will be their second-to-last ever show!

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TRAUMA HARNESS hails from the surrounding area of Saint Louis, Missouri and fling back and forth on a bipolar emotional spectrum of dark hopelessness dirges to uplifting noisy pop.

SCUZZ MASTER are a relatively new Louisville band, full of rock n’ roll abandon. You might have seen them open for White Reaper and Anwar Sadat at Zanzabar recently, but if you missed it, here’s your next chance to see them destroy!

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ATIVIN, ANWAR SADAT, and KARASS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, April 18th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

ATIVIN

ANWAR SADAT

KARASS

Saturday, April 18th
at The New Vintage
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 9 PM
$10, ALL AGES!
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/814873-ativin-anwar-sadat-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556175367975281/
Recommended If You Like: Slint, Shellac, Mission of Burma, Swans

ATIVIN formed in Bloomington, Indiana in the winter of 1994 after Chris Carothers (guitar) and Rory Leitch (drums) met at Indiana University. Guitarist Dan Burton joined the group the following spring, cementing the band’s loud, instrumental rock sound. Steve Albini and Carl Saff recorded the band’s debut EP, Pills vs. Planes, which was released in December 1996. The spring of 1997 saw the release of the “Modern Gang Reader”/”Larkin” single, the first of several releases for Secretly Canadian Records. The band worked with Andy Bryant at King Size on German Water, its debut album for Secretly Canadian, releasing it in March 1998. A return to Albini’s Chicago studio, Electrical Audio, yielded the four-song EP Summing the Approach, which was released in the fall of 1998. Taking a break while Carothers moved out west and Burton worked in the band Early Day Miners, ATIVIN reconvened in 2001 with drummer Kevin Duneman, to record Interiors, which added sparse, minimalist vocals to their sound; it was released in early 2002 to critical acclaim. Continuing on in the same vein, ATIVIN recorded their last release Night Mute in both Bloomington and Portland, using drummers Mark Rice (John Wilkes Booze) and Joey Ficken (The Swords Project) in early 2004. After a lengthy hiatus, ATIVIN are now playing select shows when and if they feel it’s right.

ANWAR SADAT “sound totally Boston circa 1982: aggressively shouted vocals, aggressive rhythms, jaggedly distorted guitars and just enough melody above the noise to make them catchy as hell.” – New York Music Daily. ANWAR SADAT has released two albums and an EP, and is currently working on their third album.

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Louisville, Kentucky’s KARASS uses live loops, chimey guitars, interstellar electronics, driving bass, pulsing synths, thunderous drums, and weepy cello to create sprawling soundscapes that drive forward towards an epic climax in a quirky, odd-metered fashion.

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OLD BABY, BROKEBACK, and CHRIS BROKAW at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, April 11th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

OLD BABY

BROKEBACK

CHRIS BROKAW

Saturday, April 11th
at The New Vintage
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 8 PM
$10, 18+
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/814843-old-baby-brokeback-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/534539956685865/
Recommended If You Like: Young Widows, Slint, Tortoise, Come, The Lemonheads

OLD BABY is a Louisville-based psych rock band consisting of Todd Cook (SHIPPING NEWS, KINGS DAUGHTERS AND SONS), Evan Patterson (YOUNG WIDOWS, JAYE JAYLE) Jonathan Glen Wood, Neil Argabright (SAPAT), and Drew Osborn (WORKERS).  The band’s first LP, entitled Misunderstanding Human Behavior, is available via Hawthorne Street.

Douglas McCombs’s goal for his longstanding BROKEBACK project has always been to do service to those fleeting moments in life when everything seems clear and defined and beautiful and the hair stands up on the back of your neck. These moments are hard to describe and by their nature impossible to capture, but to try it is to be inspired. They’re not always auditory, but for their musical expression, think Roy Orbison when he’s sad and lonely, or alternately when he’s feeling triumphant, a Tom Verlaine guitar solo, Stravinsky and Erik Satie, an Ennio Morricone crescendo. Or Billy Gibbons, in a lyric like “Ridin’ ‘top the floodway on a Friday night / The landscape’s a fine and natural sight.” In the fall of 2010, when McCombs convened a new version of the band, BROKEBACK hadn’t played a live show for more than two years and had not recorded any new music for eight. McCombs’s idea was not to start over, exactly, but to start fresh, approaching similar harmonic content from a different direction, taking into consideration the perspectives of the three new guys, Pete Croke (Tight Phantomz, Head of Skulls!, Reds and Blue), Chris Hansen (Pinebender, Head of Skulls!), and James Elkington (the Zincs, the Horse’s Ha). For this show, they will be joined by ace guitarist CHRIS BROKAW (Come, Codeine, Pullman, The Chris Brokaw Band, The Lemonheads).


(photo of Chris Brokaw by Sven Gielen.)

With his new double album The Periscope Twins and 6th release on Gerard Cosloy’s 12XU record label, singer/songwriter, film composer, rock’n’roller and abstract noisemaker CHRIS BROKAW steps fully into the void. Since 2002 Chris has alternated his solo albums between instrumental forays and what he calls “singing songs”, never entirely leaving behind his roots in rock and punk while exploring new avenues of traditional and nontraditional forms. 2008 saw the formation of his own label, Capitan Records, whose first release Canaris showed two sides of the acoustic guitar: ruminative finger-picked pieces, and the howling 18 minute title track, wherein his Martin nearly explodes through a wall of amplifiers. In recent years he’s explored abstract forms in duos with Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))), David Michael Curry (the Willard Grant Conspiracy) and Alex Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten); with The Periscope Twins he delivers two solo pieces, each 40-45 minutes long; one for electronics, one for electric guitar; each one take, no overdubs. Brilliantly mastered by Bob Weston, The Periscope Twins draws the listener into realms of both hypnosis and osmosis; drone for anyone and everyone. 
Chris also continues to play in WREKMEISTER HARMONIES, THE NEW YEAR, THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD FERRIES and THE LEMONHEADS.

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A FREE SHOW with TASHI DORJI and EXACTA CUBE at THE NEW VINTAGE, Sunday, April 5th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

TASHI DORJI

and

EXACTA CUBE

Sunday, April 5th
at The New Vintage
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 6 PM
FREE! ALL AGES!
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/958787660820381
Recommended If You Like: Sir Richard Bishop, Derek Bailey, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk

A Bhutanese guitarist now residing in Asheville, North Carolina, 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. His new album, Appa, will be released by Bathetic on March 31st: http://batheticrecords.com/release/appa/.

EXACTA CUBE is the electronic improvisational vehicle of Introvert (www.soundcloud.com/introvertmusic) and Nicholas Daniel (www.soundcloud.com/gigasturtz). Intricate textures mashed with complex and evolving rhythms, their debut cassette last year was the first release on the new, Louisville-based City State Tapes label (www.facebook.com/citystatetapes).

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ANTiSEEN, SAVAGE MASTER, and AMERICAN LESIONS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, April 4th

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(Poster by Adam Neal.)

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

ANTiSEEN

SAVAGE MASTER

AMERICAN LESIONS

Saturday, April 4th
at The New Vintage
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at PM
$10 advance tickets, $12 day of show
18+
Advance online tickets on sale here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/765445-antiseen-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/718768761571187/
Recommended If You Like: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, Poison Idea, The Hookers, Out.

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ANTiSEEN started in 1983 with founding members Jeff Clayton and Joe Young. Named as a mis-spelling of the term “anti-scene,” meaning against any scene that has its own rules, code of conduct, fashion and chain of command by hip scenesters. It’s only ROCK ‘N” ROLL and we LOVE it!!! The band has done multiple full European tours and played all over the USA, with well over 50 releases world-wide (many already into numerous repressings). ANTiSEEN started the “southern punk” image that many latch onto today. The band backed up now legendary scum lord GG ALLIN on his first post-prison release “MURDER JUNKIES” and also recorded with guitarist / song writer for the original ALICE COOPER group, Michael Bruce. Live shows consist of violent bursts of musical blitzkriegs,and an unhealthy dose of Pro Wrestling influence that features barbed wire wrapped baseball bats or crowns of barbwire that cause REAL bloodshed and the occasional auto-self-destruct finale that got them labeled “Destructo Rock” early in the group’s history.


(Photo of SAVAGE MASTER by Nicholas Smith.)

SAVAGE MASTER describe themselves as “Satanic Heavy Metal Straight From The Depths of Hell!” And if you’ve seen them live, you know they’re not joking! Definitely the best of Louisville’s current Metal scene.

AMERICAN LESIONS is a new band consisting of Louisville hardcore veterans from bands as diverse and storied as Out., Great Floods, Trophy Wives, Coliseum, Hedge, and Nixon. This show will be the debut of their first set of all-original material.

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FREAKWATER, JAYE JAYLE, and DRUNKEN PRAYER at THE NEW VINTAGE, Thursday, April 30th

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(Photos of Freakwater by Edward Neary, collage by Janet Beveridge Bean.)

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

FREAKWATER

JAYE JAYLE

DRUNKEN PRAYER

Thursday, April 30th
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/810953-freakwater-jaye-jayle-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410386305934198/
Recommended If You Like: Louisville!

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FREAKWATER was formed by Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin in 1989 and has been innovating and reinvigorating alt-country ever since. Following two records on Amoeba Records, the duo signed to Thrill Jockey in 1993 for the seminal Feels Like the Third Time, which was reissued on vinyl for Record Store Day 2012. The record opens with “My Old Drunk Friend,” perhaps the greatest song Hank Williams never wrote and features seven originals and five covers of songs by the likes of Conway Twitty, Woody Guthrie and Nick Lowe. 1995’s Old Paint showed the group’s songwriting coming into its own, and was their most critically acclaimed album to date. Freakwater is in the process of finishing a new album, recorded in Louisville at Kevin Ratterman’s La La Land studio, to be released in 2015.

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. Live and in the studio, Patterson is joined by a loose assemblage of Louisville musicians that may include Jonathan Glen Wood (of Old Baby), Lowe Sutherland, Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash/Astro Black Records), Todd Cook (Old Baby, Shipping News), and who knows who else? Eschewing a traditional LP release, …It’s Jayle Time! was released as a series of limited 7″ singles throughout 2014.

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DRUNKEN PRAYER is Country “in the same way that The Silver Jews or Jon Wayne can be considered ‘country’, or Butthole Surfers can be considered ‘art rock’…Just think of it as music for literate underachievers, or the soundtrack to a Blue Velvet style back road joyride.”

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP, KARK, ROBERT MILLIS, and SPECIAL GUEST DJs at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, April 17th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SIR RICHARD BISHOP

KARK

ROBERT MILLIS

SPECIAL GUEST DJs

Friday, April 17th
at The New Vintage
Doors open at 8 PM
$10, 18+
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/814851-sir-richard-bishop-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087405764617521/
Recommended If You Like: Sun City Girls, Climax Golden Twins, Sapat, Sublime Frequencies

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), Hypostasis: A Work in Three Parts (VDSQ Solo Acoustic Series), and many more. His most recent LP, The Tangier Session, is now available on Drag City.

KARK is a massive free ensemble from Louisville which  features a revolving cast of over 50 musicians including members of Sapat, Valley of Ashes, Virgin Eye Blood Brothers, Son of Earth, Taiwan Death and The Belgian Waffles. Their debut record The Hermit (HP Cycle, 2007) consists of three extended pieces that offer spaciously abstract atmospheres as well as moments of righteous cacophony. Utilizing a multitude of brass, reeds and percussion the album careens through numerous passages where intricate harmonics are created from the densely layered sounds. When the full force of the ensemble is unleashed individual elements appear and quickly recede into the squall. As the music nearly becomes unhinged, the sound disintegrates into a Godzilla-like rockist thud propelled by the rhythm section and soaring horns before drifting to a sparse conclusion.

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ROBERT MILLIS has been a member of the lauded underground bands Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a solo artist, and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. He has scored long and short films, created sound installations, produced and designed audio projects, and released many LPs and CDs, including the heralded Victrola Favorites book and compilation released on Dust-to-Digital in 2008. MILLIS says his work “veers haphazardly between sound art, music concrete, instrumental, improv, field recording, song and collage. I have a deep interest in folk and traditional music, so imagine Pete Seeger trying to cover Revolution 9 by the Beatles.”

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