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TROPICAL TRASH “UFO ROT” Record Release Party with INSECT POLICY and ECONO HEAD, Saturday, June 27th

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

TROPICAL TRASH
UFO Rot Record Release Party

with special guests

INSECT POLICY

and

ECONO HEAD

Saturday, June 27th
at American Turner’s Club
3125 River Road
8 PM
$5

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Velvet lined steam roller tactics mean TROPICAL TRASH’s LP debut UFO Rot descends from the sky straight onto your brain stem. This is potent stuff, meant to be taken in controlled doses. Load the spoon full and heat up gradually. The band has existed for two previous 7”’s but really comes roaring out of the gate with black hat tales and some lineup changes. May very well be the album you use for whatever you do when you are not reading the internet. Instead of trace papering some shadow punks of previous dictatorships, these patriots pull the curtain back and show the emperor sporting some very exotic under carriage, and spew forth tales with cop stashes, Area 51 belly bloat, and new reconfigured mainframe math – this is the new form. Nine condensed blasts of well honed songcraft that really put them at the top of the heap of the rock heap, with paranoid punk, and an eagerness to melt it all down and make it into something bold and badass. Don’t sleep on this one comrade.

Watch the video for Tropical Trash’s “Fat Kid’s Wig,” directed by Robert Beatty, here:

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“Pine daddy” [2010] by Jeff Bryant

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KAL MARKS, IAN, and DRY SUMMERS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Tuesday, June 23rd

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(Poster by Daniel Tilford.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

KAL MARKS

IAN

DRY SUMMERS

Tuesday, June 23rd
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, 18+
Advance online tickets on sale here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/875665
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/504251019722567/
Recommended If You Like: Pile, Gangly Youth, Tropical Trash

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KAL MARKS is a band from Boston, Massachusetts, not a single person. Though started in a bathroom as a solo recording project in 2006, it was always intended to one day become a band. The band consists of Nick Eggs, Michael Motorcycle and Carlton Banx. They’ve released a number of heralded releases on Exploding in Sound, Sophomore Lounge, and Midnight Werewolf Records.

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IAN are a “dream-pop outfit” from Los Angeles, California who have recently relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. Led by Jillian Medford, they’ve released records on Blood Oath Slumber Party and Bufu. “The trio specializes in feedback-drenched, taut rock given a twist by Medford, whose girlish vocals manage to sound effervescent even when she’s singing of heartbreak.” – Maura Johnston, in the Boston Globe.

DRY SUMMERS are an AWESOME new Louisville band featuring members of Gangly Youth, The Photographic, Tiny Fights, and solo artist Shutaro Noguchi. They recently played their debut show at Kaiju with Tycoons of Teen and Invisible Things (from Chicago/Philly), and if you missed them that night, you don’t want to miss out this time!

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STATE CHAMPION “FANTASY ERROR” Record Release Show with SAPAT at DECCA, Friday, May 29th

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

STATE CHAMPION
FANTASY ERROR RECORD RELEASE SHOW

With Special Guests

SAPAT

FRIDAY, MAY 29
at Decca
812 E. Market Street
DOORS AT 9
MUSIC AT 10
FREE! (SUGGESTED DONATION)
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442266419418556/
Recommended if you like: Louisville! Chicago and Nashville, too!

Pre-order Fantasy Error from WWW.SOPHOMORELOUNGE.COM. The first 100 pre-orders include “Fantasy Error” bumper sticker and limited edition Sophomore Lounge patch FREE with purchase.

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“Spend some time in Louisville, Kentucky and you will find it is one of the most unassumingly strange places in America. The ratio of grown folks to millennials in attendance at any rock gig seems roughly 3:1. Such events take place in places like caves and chicken coops, among other nontraditional venues. Hip, transgressive people don’t seem to outgrow hip, transgressive things here; no one seems very eager to settle for a life less weird. Catherine Irwin of the great Louisville/Chicago band Freakwater — who lends her inimitable vocal talents to several tunes on Fantasy Error, the latest album by STATE CHAMPION — once joked that the evergreen nature (no pun intended) of the Louisville scene was due to the dearth of area vocational schools. If an album has been made in this young century that better captures the essence of this burg than Fantasy Error, I haven’t heard it.

STATE CHAMPION‘s punked-up country gunk frequently recalls both the Aristotelian pathos of bands like Souled American and Palace Brothers and the character-driven black humor of indie ironists like Camper Van Beethoven and the Supreme Dicks. Mere homage, however, is not STATE CHAMPION‘s line. Singer and head honcho Ryan Davis is a sharp, astute lyricist, the kind of songwriter who probably gets tired of people asking him why he doesn’t try his hand at short story writing. Indeed, Fantasy Error‘s depictions of postmasters and county coroners, Dickensian drinkers and ‘teardrop pushers’ are as vivid as they are familiar, sung with the conviction of a Drag City-damaged Chris Knight. The musicians provide the perfect foil, loose without trying too terribly hard to appear ‘ramshackle.’ Frayed horsehair bows are dragged across fiddle wire and banjos frail for dear life; fuzzy, unfussy electric guitars bend, scrimmage, and howl while subtle synthesizers interject ominously through the din; even the percussion sounds bleary-eyed and broken-up with.

Fantasy Error is a great rock and roll record, equal parts Springsteen and noise scene, as American as broken traffic lights and bad trips.

“The banner yet waves!”

– James Jackson Toth (January 2015)

Spawned from the formidable Louisville, Kentucky 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. Their most recent LP, A Posthuman Guide to the Advent Calendar Origins of the Peep Show, was released last fall on Sophomore Lounge Records.

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GIVING UP, LIFE PARTNER, and NEIGHBOR at THE NEW VINTAGE, Monday, February 16th

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(GIF by Mikie Poland.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

GIVING UP

LIFE PARTNER

NEIGHBOR

Monday, February 16th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
8 PM, $7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/767003-giving-up-life-partner-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575731622640753
Recommended If You Like: Times New Viking, State Champion, Harvey Milk, Waxeater


(Image courtesy Sophomore Lounge.)

Shacked up over a series of living-room recording sessions throughout the following years, longtime like-minds of GIVING UP, Jenny Rose, Sean Roth, and Mikie Poland stuck their heads down deep in a three-box inheritance of Grandma’s country western records, held hands, and inhaled. Suddenly, Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow shook hands with the Ben Weasel within. With little more than a few guitars, a small reed organ, a harmonica, a boom-box tape recorder, the trio wrote and recorded a string of arguably listenable demo tapes which would soon lead the way to a number of full-length records and split tapes.  With all that said and done, the breeze still blows. GIVING UP is still as charmingly raw as it was in its challengingly lo-fi stages of inception. The three friends are still friends, driving their Chevy to the levy and puking their proverbial guts out.


(Image courtesy Sophomore Lounge.)

The sagas explaining the origins of LIFE PARTNER vary, however the epic chiseled on a monolith unearthed behind Jefferson Mall remains pivotal amongst scholarship. According to the stone, the founding members of LIFE PARTNER crossed paths just outside of the great foyer of Jefferson Mall between Bacon’s and Man Alive. A young Patrick Hume had been in between jobs since the late 90’s and was filling in as Zangief the drummer in Street Fighter II: The Band, for a string of promotional shows at GameStop. Aaron Osbourne had been forced into a life of deception by a mounting ketamine addiction; disguised in corpse paint, he had been successfully billing himself as “Brian Dennehy: Unplugged” outside of Orange Julius. During a cover of “Life in the Fastlane” an enthusiastic fan of Dennehy’s character “Walter” in Cocoon exposed him to security. Security dropped Osbourne on the entry steps where Patrick had been informed that Blanka would be replacing him for the conclusion of the tour.
It is at this juncture where the inscriptions on the monolith become indecipherable. While the bulk of mainstream cryptographers believe the two bought a cube of Keystone and crashed at Aaron’s mom’s house, some rogue linguists vehemently argue that Per Yngve Ohlin and Oystein Aarseth descended on a bolt of lightning and taught them the ways of the dark lord.

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NEIGHBOR of Louisville, Kentucky draws from punk, experimental and underground influences as well as classic soul, country and western to produce a unique breed of heavy American rock n’ roll. Recommended for fans of Big Business, Harvey Milk, and Motorhead. Featuring former and current members of Bu Hao Ting, Twenty First Century Fox, Waxeater, and ZCFOS.

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CROPPED OUT V LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

Much like Hubert Stencil in Thomas Pynchon’s classic debut V., we’ve been searching high-and-low for information. Information on a different V., not some obscure name or some Maltese spy plot. Not looking for Victoria, Vheissu, Vesuvius, or Venezuela. Nope, we’ve been looking for something more obscure… this year’s lineup for CROPPED OUT. AND HERE IT IS! With, as usual, The Other Side of Life’s PICKS-TO-CLICK in bold:

WE’RE BACK.

Mark your calendars. Water your balloons. Buy a top hat for your newborn baby human. Cropped Out V is upon us…

SEPTEMBER 26-27
American Turners Club
3125 River Road, Louisville, KY

SEPTEMBER 28
(Closing Party)
Fresh Start

Proudly starring:

The one, the only…

THE SUN RA ARKESTRA

(Under the direction of Louisville’s own treasure and traveler of the space ways, Mr. MARSHALL ALLEN)

http://www.sunraarkestra.com/

In addition to live sounds made by:

ANWAR SADAT
APACHE DROPOUT
AUSMUTEANTS
AXIS: SOVA
BELGIAN WAFFLES
BODYCOCKTAIL
COUNTER INTUITS
DAN’L BOONE
ELSINORES
FLANGER MAGAZINE
JP5
LITTLE GOLD
MA TURNER
MAIL THE HORSE
MARRIAGE
MICHAEL CHAPMAN
NATHAN SALSBURG
OBNOX
PILE
PROTOMARTYR
PUBLIC HOUSING
SAPAT
SHIT AND SHINE
SHUTARO NOGUCHI
SPIDER BAGS
SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
THREE LEGGED RACE
TIGER HATCHERY
TOTAL ABUSE
TROPICAL TRASH
URINALS
VADERBOMB
WHITE REAPER
WISHGIFT
YONATAN GAT

PLUS: food trucks, record vendors, local artists/artisans, merchant booths, beer, friendly people, jerks (will be asked to leave), lawn chairs, horseshoes, basketball, shitty tattoos, killer views, campfires, fun, and more!

ALL AGES (alcoholic sodas available w/ proof of age)

EARLY BIRD (DISCOUNTED) WEEKEND PASSES (both full days plus closing party) NOW AVAILABLE at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS or ONLINE at:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/644725?utm_medium=bks

Day breakdown/schedule and single-day passes to become available shortly. Hang tight…

CROPPED OUT is a 100% DIY, independently-developed gathering of musicians occurring annually in Louisville, KY, USA. Now in its fifth straight year (time flies when you’re lacking funds), this charmingly strange and truly unique event highlights the creative efforts of Louisville natives and fellow thinkers from the backwoods of Kentucky to neon glow of international metropolises.

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to our homeys at Monofonus Press for their generous assistance with helping us organize this year’s event!

http://monofonuspress.com/

STAY TOONED FOR MORE DETAILS…

http://croppedoutmusic.com/

XOXOXO,

C.O.

More details, including band descriptions, are gonna be on the way soon. In the meantime, gather together your whole sick crew, and make plans to get CROPPED OUT… for the Vth time!