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

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SIR RICHARD BISHOP

KARK

ROBERT MILLIS

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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