Category Archives: Benefits

A FUNDRAISER FOR STAR DUCK CHARITIES with BLACK BIRDS OF PARADISE, QEN, and THE CHARLES RIVERA ENSEMBLE at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, December 13th

Star Duck Charities flyer
(flier by Tim Furnish.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A FUNDRAISER FOR STAR DUCK CHARITIES‘ 2014 Christmas Party for the kids at ST. JOSEPH CHILDREN’S HOME

with

BLACK BIRDS OF PARADISE
QEN
(duo of Charles Rivera and Greg Morris)
THE CHARLES RIVERA ENSEMBLE

Saturday, December 13th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/735121-star-duck-charities-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/753535704730667
Recommended If You Like: Helping Kids in Need (not a band)

BLACK BIRDS OF PARADISE describe themselves as “just another post modern psyche band with vibraphone filling the role usually reserved for guitar or organ.

CHARLES RIVERA is a guitarist from Louisville, Kentucky currently known for “continually redefining what living in the moment can truly entail….Charles’ style of no-holds-barred slobber-knocker music is said to have similar effects to eating human meat in the Canadian wilderness, thus earning him his nickname of ‘The Jazz Wendigo.’”

He’ll be playing in two groups this evening, QEN (a duo with drummer Greg Morris), and larger combo THE CHARLES RIVERA ENSEMBLE.

ABOUT STAR DUCK CHARITIES:

For over 15 years the members of Star Duck Charities have volunteered at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home located on Frankfort Ave. in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally, members volunteered their time and effort every second Saturday in August to operate the “Duck Pond” booth at the Home’s annual fund raising picnic. Now, its members have formed Star Duck Charities as a way to do more for needy children in the Greater Louisville area year-round. With six founding board members and over fifty volunteers, Star Duck Charities aims to provide much needed items and services to some of Louisville’s youngest in need.

At Star Duck Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 100% of all funds and donated items will go directly to children in need; none of its members or volunteers profit from donations. Perhaps our most important program is our monthly birthday party. Each month we take those children at St. Joe’s who have a birthday during that month to Gatiland for pizza and games. Afterwards each child gets a $100 shopping spree to a store of their choice.

In addition to our birthday party program, annual school supplies drive, and other community outreach we will continue to work with our founding corporate sponsor Cambridge Construction. With our 16 years of service to St. Joe’s through the Duck Pond, we have raised over $36,000 and been the source of countless smiles at the annual picnic. As opportunities arise and we expand our efforts, we will always be preparing for our involvement with the booth that is our namesake, the “Duck Pond”.

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LABOR DAY PARTY with SIR RICHARD BISHOP, TASHI DORJI, and PETE FOSCO, Monday, September 1st

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A LABOR DAY PARTY

with

SIR RICHARD BISHOP

and special guests

TASHI DORJI (Asheville, NC; on Hermit Hut)

PETE FOSCO (Covington, KY; on Greenup Industries)

Monday, September 1st
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT begins at 3 PM (more details below)
Concert doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/662933
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405659663014178/
Recommended if you like: Django, Segovia, John Fahey, Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock

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), and many more. His most recent LP, Hypostasis: A Work in Three Parts, is now available through the VDSQ label as part of their Solo Acoustic Series. This appearance marks his first time back in Louisville in over five years!

A Bhutanese guitarist now residing in Asheville, NC, 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.

Listen to and watch an excerpt from “Blue 12″ by TASHI DORJI here:

For the past decade PETE FOSCO has been exploring and celebrating the sonic potential of amplified electric guitars and the imaginary worlds they create. He graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 2004 with a BFA in Electronic Media Production. Since then his solo and collaborative work has been released by labels such as Digitalis Recordings, Reverb Worship, Holy Cheever Church, Gift Tapes, Dead Pilot, Calypso Hum, and the Greenup Industries imprint that he runs from home with his wife Heather. He has toured throughout the Midwest and Northeast United States, and in Iceland. He has shared bills with many of his long-time inspirations and heroes including Charalambides, MV+EE, Six Organs of Admittance, Baby Dee, C. Spencer Yeh, Byron Westbrook, Barn Owl, Circuit des Yeux, Caboladies, Metal Rouge, and many others. His compositions are usually at least partially if not mostly improvised, blending extended and traditional guitar techniques and drawing equal inspiration from classic 90s psychedelia like Flying Saucer Attack and Spiritualized, film soundtracks, and many varieties of free-form, improvised and sacred musics. FOSCO is a native of Cincinnati, OH and currently resides in Covington, KY.

FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT begins at 3 PM

As part of our LABOR DAY celebrations, DREAMLAND is hosting a FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT on the patio across our alleyway, beginning at 3 PM. Feel free to bring all kinds of delectable delicious foods to dine on, and share, with your fellow Dreamlanders! Everything from appetizers, salads, and sides, to dessert is welcome. We’ll have grilling facilities available (both veggie and carnivorous), as well as picnic-style dining ware, tables, chairs, etc. We’ll also have ALE 8-1 GINGER ALE and good ol’ H2O for sale.

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A Benefit for the Louisville Outskirts Festival with MARISSA NADLER, DANE WATERS, and TAL SOUNDS, at DREAMLAND, Saturday, May 10th

The Louisville Outskirts Festival is proud to present:

MARISSA NADLER (Boston, MA; on Sacred Bones Records)

with

DANE WATERS (Louisville, KY)

and

TALSOUNDS(Chicago, IL)

Saturday, May 10th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
8 PM, $10 — additional donations also encouraged
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/553067-benefit-for-louisville-louisville/

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MARISSA NADLER wastes no time in cutting close to the bone on July, her latest album and first for her new North American label, Sacred Bones. Nadler lays the listener — and herself — on the line with July, her sixth full-length album in nearly a decade; it floats freely in the pop cosmos somewhere between gauzy shoegaze, unvarnished folk, and even a hint of metal’s doom-and-gloom spirit. Recorded at Seattle’s Avast Studio, the album pairs Nadler for the first time with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room). Dunn matches Nadler’s darkness by creating a multi-colored sonic palette that infuses new dimensions into her songs. Eyvind Kang’s strings, Steve Moore’s synths, and Phil Wandscher’s guitar lines escalate the whole affair to a panoramic level of beautiful, eerie wonder. July is the kind of release that reminds you why NPR counts Nadler’s songwriting as so “revered among an assortment of tastemakers.” This is a singular achievement for the artist, a record she couldn’t have made earlier in her career because, as every songwriter knows, she didn’t just write these songs: she lived them.

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DANE WATERS is one of Louisville’s brightest musical talents. As a member of SAPAT and SOFTCHEQUE, she displays an impeccable melodic sensibility, and has a voice so wonderfully haunting, it sends chills down your spine.

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TALsounds is Canada-born, Chicago-based experimental musician Natalie Chami. In her solo performances, vocal loops and drifting tones of analog synths swell and accumulate across long sessions of drone. As part of duo l’eternebre, or in collaboration with Chicago experimentalist Passerby, TAL’s sounds collude with glacial electronics and processed strings. In trio Good Willsmith, TAL’s arsenal of synths, oscillators and electronics collides with massive bass and looped guitar noise.  When she’s not droning, TAL teaches music at Chicago High School for the Arts and in her private studio.

Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/671271399576105.

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ASTRO BLOCK PARTY (RECORD STORE DAY) 2014, April 19th!

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Hey everybody! We are MORE THAN STOKED to sponsor this incredible event!

Cavalcade Literary Magazine, Cropped Out, Karate Body Records, and Sophomore Lounge present:

RECORD STORE DAY 2014 (FREE!) BLOCK PARTY

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (Astro Black Records opens at 9 am, music starts around 1 pm, goes all afternoon)
at
ASTRO BLACK // Fat Rabbit // Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge
1000 E. Oak Street, Louisville, KY

Featuring live in-store and in-Lisa’s performance by:

ANIMAL CITY (Chicago, IL)

ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY)

BILLY PETOT (of Whistle Peak; Louisville, KY)

KAL MARKS (Boston, MA)

MICROWAVES (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCOTT CARNEY (of Wax Fang; Louisville, KY)

PLUS: Patio reading by writer / filmmaker / musician Dakota Loesch, Holy Mole food truck, RSD specials, records spinnin’, good vibrations, beer w/ ID.

ALL AGES (shows inside Lisa’s may require ID).
9 am – 7 pm. Admission is 100% free of charge. Use your money to buy shit!

The first annual Astro Block Party is made possible by the fine folks at:

ARGO SONS
BACKSEAT SANDBAR
DREAMLAND
LOOP 22
MONKEY DRIVE
NACHBAR
NEVER NERVOUS
OLD SOULS VINTAGE
PALOMINO RECORD PRESSING
THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
WHY LOUISVILLE
WILD AND WOOLLY

*Flier by AETHLETICS

SUPPORT LOCAL BANDS / BUSINESSES / LABELS / FESTIVALS / PUBLICATIONS / RECORD STORES!

http://cavalcadelitmag.com/
http://croppedoutmusic.com/
http://karatebodyrecords.bigcartel.com/
http://sophomoreloungerecords.com/

http://www.astroblackrecords.com/
http://www.recordstoreday.com/

Also, we’ll have an announcement soon about a record release show later that evening at Dreamland, as well as some RSD other events around town! This is gonna be great!

A Benefit for the Louisville Outskirts Festival with SCREAMING FEMALES, JULIE OF THE WOLVES, and THE DEBAUCHEES at THE NEW VINTAGE, Thursday, April 10th

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(flier by Carrie Neumayer.)

The Louisville Outskirts Festival is proud to present:

SCREAMING FEMALES (New Brunswick, NJ; on Don Giovanni Records)

with

JULIE OF THE WOLVES (Louisville, KY; on Noise Pollution)

and

THE DEBAUCHEES (Louisville, KY; on sonaBlast!)

Thursday, April 10th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
8 PM DOORS, ALL AGES!
21-and-over drinks with valid photo ID.
$10 entry
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/509005-screaming-females-julie-louisville/.

SCREAMING FEMALES is a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. They have released five full length albums. The band features Marissa Paternoster on guitar and vocals, Jarrett Dougherty on drums, and King Mike on bass. SCREAMING FEMALES got their start in New Brunswick’s basement show scene. The band has gone on to achieve success with a wider exposure, having been featured on NPR, and have played with bands such as Garbage, Throwing Muses, Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Weather, Arctic Monkeys, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, JEFF the Brotherhood, and many more. They will release a new live album this spring, and will tour the US with the Julie Ruin.

JOTW group by Solidarity Photography

JULIE OF THE WOLVES is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Carrie Neumayer (Second Story ManEarly Age), Stephanie Gary (Venus Trap, The Frequent Sea), Salena Filichia (Madame Machine, Venus Trap) and Becca Lindsay (The Red Nails, Minnow). Those are only a partial listing of the bands these people have been in. This lineup has a lot of Louisville musical history running through it. The name of the band comes from the 1972 book by Jean Craighead George, in which the title character must face changes and dangerous challenges forced upon her from culture, the elements and humankind. “These are challenging tunes that do not shy from pushing and pulling simultaneously, a teaming between catchy melodies and a pounding aggression.” — American Gloam.

Listen to Julie of the Wolves‘ album Create/Destroy here:

THE DEBAUCHEES are seemingly old souls with a youthful sneer. At just 20, the three members of THE DEBAUCHEES have crafted a full-length that feels vintage and modern, classic and new. Their debut, Big Machines and Peculiar Beings, evokes the minimalist yet intricate post-punk approach of Wire, Talking Heads, and Young Marble Giants with distinct vocals that evoke an emotive Nico. And like many of their punk predecessors, this thunderous trio comes from a fine lineage of artists who formed a band before learning their instruments – to prodigious results. Vocalist Sydney Chadwick says “we all learned how to play in an unconventional way so our playing styles became personal and rule-defying.”  The Debauchees are Sydney Chadwick (vocals/guitar), Ashley Bowen (bass), and Cameron Lowe (drums).

The Louisville Outskirts Festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run weekend of musical performances, educational workshops, and community building. The festival seeks to encourage, support, inspire, and highlight the music made by women and female-identified members of Louisville’s independent music scene as well as showcase influential and inspiring musicians selected from other parts of the country and world. Proceeds from this event will help fund the Festival. For more information, including volunteering activities and festival news, visit www.louisvilleoutskirtsfestival.com.

Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/819227571425796/.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

JULIE OF THE WOLVES and OPPOSABLE THUMBS at LISA’S OAK STREET LOUNGE, Friday, July 19th

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

JULIE OF THE WOLVES (Louisville, KY)

with

OPPOSABLE THUMBS (Louisville, KY; on Gubbey Records)

Friday, July 19th
at LISA’S OAK STREET LOUNGE
1004 E. Oak Street
9:30 PM, 21-and-over, $5
Please note: Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge accepts CASH ONLY!


(photo of JULIE OF THE WOLVES by Tim Furnish)

JULIE OF THE WOLVES formed in September of 2011 and includes members of Madame Machine, The Frequent Sea, Second Story Man, Venus Trap, Minnow, and The Red Nails.  They’re one of the most exciting new bands in Louisville at the moment, and if you haven’t seen them play yet (with other great bands such as Old Baby, Freakwater, Black God, and the Hal Dolls), now’s your chance! This show is also a fundraiser to help them finance their new record!

OPPOSABLE THUMBS is “part party and part sweated garage rock… Every instrument is as key and in your face; none overtake the order of the chaos being preached. It’s stripped down post-punk that has a almost considerable dance to it. Not dance rock; fuck that. This digs into late 70s/early 80s vibes… This band seems to me to be a perfect culmination of a history of Louisville’s crud rock scene rolled together and spit out. The unhinged destruction of convention still exists pounded through a discipline that keeps the songs together and groovy.” — American Gloam.

Watch OPPOSABLE THUMBS‘ video for the song “Hello Babies” off their self-titled debut album here:

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/355950267860188.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

A BENEFIT FOR TOM CARTER with SAPAT, TROPICAL TRASH, SHEDDING, and KEENAN LAWLER at Zanzabar, Thursday, August 16th

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

A BENEFIT FOR TOM CARTER


(photo of Tom Carter by Stephan Laackman)

with

SAPAT (on Siltbreeze; from Louisville, KY)
TROPICAL TRASH (Louisville, KY; on Loin Seepage/Sophomore Lounge)
SHEDDING (from Louisville, Kentucky)
R. KEENAN LAWLER (from Louisville, Kentucky)

Thursday, August 16th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM, 21-and-over
$5 entry fee; additional donations encouraged
100% of all proceeds will be donated to The Robert Thomas Carter Irrevocable Trust.

ABOUT TOM CARTER:

While on a tour of Europe this spring with his band Charalambides, the Brooklyn based guitarist Tom Carter was hospitalized in Berlin, Germany for serious complications of pneumonia. In mid-July, Tom was transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility in Germany, near the Baltic Sea. Tom will receive medical care, monitoring and physical rehabilitation at the facility until the end of July. His doctors are also recommending that Tom not return to employment and normal levels of pre-illness activity until January 2013. This recommendation will be periodically reevaluated, but it seems to fall in line with common recovery projections for people who have experienced pneumonia at this level of seriousness. It is still unknown whether Tom will be able to return to New York immediately after the rehabilitation, or if it will be necessary for him to, instead, reside elsewhere with his family for a time. Although his condition continues to improve, Tom is still weak and his condition must come closer to what his normal baseline health will be, in order for doctors to assess what type of further treatment he will need in the US. It does seem to be certain that Tom will require follow up care once back in the States.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:

Tom Carter is a tremendous musician, and a caring, compassionate individual who will need long-term help to recover from his illness. Cropped Out, The Other Side of Life, and the musicians playing the benefit are joining forces with a number of promoters, musicians, and concerned friends of Tom all across the South to curate benefit shows during the middle of August. This unique situation of multiple forces across an entire region presents a rare opportunity to help a friend who has given us so much over the years — his music, friendship, and encouragement.


(Photo of Sapat by Ginger Goss, from Loin Seepage.)

Spawned from the formidable Louisville, KY collective known as Black Velvet Fuckere, SAPAT resides as the centrifugal force in this Midwestern psychedelic madrigal set in the psychosexual backwaters of the mighty Ohio River. For the entirety of the ‘00 decade, members have kept busy collaborating with and/or massaging the egos of various and sundry avant-pontiffs such as Robert Fripp, Magik Markers, Dead Child and Eugene Chadbourne – when not honing the orgone energy of SAPAT.

TROPICAL TRASH have caused quite a stir with their new 7″, Fear of Suffering, on Sophomore Lounge. Still Single describes TROPICAL TRASH as an “Excellent combination of thrashing energy and solid ideas that break apart and recombine in novel, tuneful ways.” They’re just as thrilling live as on record, so don’t miss this opportunity to rock out with ’em!

SHEDDING has been a solo vehicle for Connor Bell since 2001, and has released several items over those years available at Ocio and Hometapes. SHEDDING‘s music is meditative and still, eerie and unsettling — yet with a spectacular sense of melody.

R. KEENAN LAWLER is a musician and sound artist based in Louisville Kentucky. For over 25 years his musical journey has taken him from early experiments with reverb tanks, noise and tape decks to all manner of avant-garde, “new” music, psychedelia, electro-acoustic, drone, ethnic and sampler-based work. LAWLER is best known for developing a highly personal and exploratory language for the metal bodied resonator guitar which Baltimore’s John Berdnt called “Cosmic, monolithic and deeply American.” Primarily a solo performer, he is also known for collaborative work. His guitar playing is also heard on releases by Paul K., Jack Wright, My Morning Jacket and on Matmos’ The Civil War. He has collaborated or performed with a wide range of forward-thinking musicians and mavericks including Rhys Chatham, John Butcher, Eliott Sharp, Charalambides, Ignaz Schick/Perlonex, Kaffe Matthews, Burning Star Core, Jason Kahn, Ut Gret, Thaniel Ion Lee, Ed Wilcox, Ramesh Srinivasan, Kevin Drumm, Arco Flute Foundation, Helena Espvall, Ian Nagoski, Connor Bell, Andy Willis, Alan Licht, Taksuya Nakatani, Tom Carter, Bhob Rainey, Aaron Rosenblum, Joe Dutkiewicz, Evergreen, Eric Carbonara and Joseph Suchy.

Check out helptomcarter.org to see other ways that you can help contribute to Tom’s recovery!

Find the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/428050753912799.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/.

UPDATE, 8/17/2012: Hey Louisville! We raised $475 last night to benefit Tom Carter and help with his recuperation from pneumonia. Thanks again to everyone who attended, played, or otherwise helped with the benefit, and thanks again to Zanzabar for hosting it.