WOODEN WAND, JEFFREY LEWIS, and TENDER MERCY at ZANZABAR, Friday March 23rd

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

WOODEN WAND (from Lexington, on Fire Records)
JEFFREY LEWIS (from New York, on Rough Trade Records)
TENDER MERCY (from Louisville, on Dunkenstein Records)

Friday, March 23rd
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston Street
9 PM DOORS, $6, 21 and over

James Jackson Toth has been playing and recording (and releasing) music for over a decade, most notably as leader of the now-defunct New York-based collective Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice. After a solo album in 2007 on Rykodisc, and Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! label and the Mad Monk label, he continues under the name WOODEN WAND. Toth is a maverick, good-hearted troubadour whose blend of smoky Americana has been garnering plaudits for the last decade. Unafraid to mix psychedelic workouts with sweet and soulful country, his varied and prolific output has resulted in a wealth of lyrically rich songs; the kind whose lines stick in your head for a lifetime.

Wooden Wand – Winter In Kentucky from fire records on Vimeo.

Born and raised Lower East Sider JEFFREY LEWIS leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician. In 2001 JEFFREY LEWIS signed to Rough Trade Records (home of The Smiths, The Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, etc) and has since released five albums, in addition to touring the world and performing with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Devendra Banhart, Black Dice, Thurston Moore, The Fall, The Vaselines, Beth Orton, Frank Black, The Fiery Furnaces, Daniel Johnston, Scout Niblett, The Mountain Goats, The Moldy Peaches, Cornershop, The Cribs, Dr. Dog, Kimya Dawson, Adam Green, Akron/Family, Roky Erickson, Au Revoir Simone, Peter Stampfel, and other luminaries.

TENDER MERCY is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Mark Kramer and can best be described as contemporary minimalism with strong acoustic leanings. Debuting with a track on the infamous Dunkenstein Record’s Doctors Of Dunk Vol. 2, TENDER MERCY began playing around Louisville, opening for the likes of Jamie Barnes, Tamara Dearing, The Deloreans, Ben Traughber, The Parade Schedule, and Nerves Jr. TENDER MERCY is about to release a 6 song EP next month entitled The Road To Good Intention Is Paved With Hell in the spring of 2012. It will be available through Bandcamp.com digitally and physically through Dunkenstein Records.

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