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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