Modern Cult Records and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:
play a BENEFIT for BRUTAL BENEVOLENCE
Saturday, May 9th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 9 PM
$10, ALL AGES!
$1 from each ticket sold will benefit BRUTAL BENEVOLENCE
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/842179
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015782181784919/
Recommended If You Like: Windhand, Black Sabbath, Earth, Sunn0)), Townes Van Zandt
Apart from fans of Windhand, the Virginia-based doom-metal band she anchors as singer and lyricist, DORTHIA COTTRELL is an unknown pleasure. Criminally so, but her new debut solo album will change that. It is a work of savage beauty, a collection of folk-blues songs as lustrous as they are foreboding. Shadows lurk in COTTRELL’s voice, a smoky, sage alto that most certainly belongs to a woman who has “whiskey in my water,” as she sings on “Oak Grove.” In that song, she confesses — or maybe it’s a boast — “I’m the kind of girl who needs a devil in a man / To satisfy me.” With little more than acoustic guitar and multi-tracked harmonies, and pedal steel conjuring some haze, the album has the unhurried intimacy of old Folkways recordings, or even Cat Power’s The Covers Record. She strips her cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Rake” down to a skeletal dirge, giving a similar treatment to her forlorn version of Gram Parsons’s “A Song for You.” An artist of COTTRELL’s caliber was bound to step into the light, even as darkness surrounds her. (James Reed, Boston Globe)
THE MIGHTY AUROCH sound like trying to fit a truck in your ear. Formed sometime in 2007 (we think, we drink a lot of beer) THE MIGHTY AUROCH has been blowing minds and eardrums since. With their own brand of stoner rock and doom metal, many of the bars in Louisville, Kentucky have had to increase their building’s structural insurance. THE MIGHTY AUROCH named themselves after a now extinct species of buffalo indigenous to Europe. Slow, lumbering, mighty, don’t mess with ’em.
NATE HALL is best known for his space-rock/doom outfit, U.S. Christmas (Neurot Recordings). His first solo album on Neurot, A Great River, explores more textural, slow roots reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt. Nate’s second album, Electric Vacuum Roar was released last year with additional guitars by Brett Netson (Caustic Resin, Earth, Built To Spill), and goes in a completely different direction, with just two long tracks of drone/amplifier worship in the vein of Earth or Sunn0)).
Brutal Benevolence (Philanthropy At Full Volume)
Founded on June 11th, 2012 by Patrick Flanary, Amanda Flanary, Kim Bailey, and Julie Lunn in honor of Patrick’s daughter, Fiana. We’re raising the awareness of Williams Syndrome and fundraising to support children with Williams Syndrome through the power of music.
Brutal Benevolence, Inc. is a group of musicians and artists coming together to support music therapy as an integral part of the development of children with disabilities. Our intent is to enrich the lives of high needs children in the greater Louisville area by sponsoring group music therapy programs.
Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by multiple medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.