Category Archives: Other People's Shows

TEAL GRAPEFRUIT, PIGEONS, ECSTATIC GIRTH SURVIVAL UNIT, CRYSTALLINE ROSES at KAIJU, Wednesday, July 22nd

Teal Grapefruit
(Poster by Jim Marlowe.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to help present:

TEAL GRAPEFRUIT

PIGEONS

ECSTATIC GIRTH SURVIVAL UNIT

CRYSTALLINE ROSES

Wednesday, July 22nd
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
$5
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/102720916740183/

TEAL GRAPEFRUIT, from Lexington, Kentucky, includes members of CROSS, Elsinores, Salad Influence and Arcane Rifles dabbling in death jangle funk. This show is their debut!

Watch the video for TEAL GRAPEFRUIT’s “My Youth” here:

A recent review of PIGEONS‘ newest album The Bower from Wire Magazine reads “The Bower is just as smart as it’s predecessors but, perhaps unexpectedly, it marks a move toward an acid rock sound, with many of the songs now defined or even dominated by rainbow-hued guitar solos.”

Watch the 2011 video for PIGEONS‘ “Tournoi” here:

CRYSTALLINE ROSES is Anthony Pasquarosa, “a goddamn monster of readymade acid folk transcendentalism. Since Feeding Tube released the One Man Cult LP back in 2010, Tony has done a wonderful solo guitar album for VDSQ, the insane space-sludge of World Domination (also on Feeding Tube), the raunch zonk of Gluebag, and various other projects far too numerous to name… Tony creates a classic late night smoker soundtrack. A brilliant journey into and beyond ego, the blend of guitar, voice, bells, bamboo flute and whatnot will be transportational for even the straightest listeners. His album Cosmic Driftwood represents some of the deepest acoustic-based psych we’ve had the pleasure of hearing in a long while. It makes a lot of Tony’s contemporaries sound about as interesting as Smurph sing-alongs (no names) [sic], and is an instant classic. Get out your pipe and relax.” –Byron Coley, 2015

ECSTATIC GIRTH SURVIVAL UNIT is a sonic blast from members of Tropical Trash, Insect Policy, Sapat and more!

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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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BRENT MATHIS, TECHNICOLOR DREAMBOAT, SHITBOX JIMMY, and MAGNOLIA at KAIJU, Saturday, June 20th

The Other Side of Life and Kaiju are proud to present:

BRENT MATHIS

TECHNICOLOR DREAMBOAT

SHITBOX JIMMY

MAGNOLIA

Saturday, June 20th
at KAIJU

1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
$5
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617986768481208/

BrentMathis
Shit-BoxJimmy
Magnolia

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DRY SUMMERS, TYCOONS OF TEEN, and INVISIBLE THINGS at KAIJU, Sunday, May 24th – FREE!

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

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DRY SUMMERS
Rock n’ roll to soothe your soul.
(Featuring members of Gangly Youth, The Photographic, Tiny Fights, and Shutaro Noguchi)

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TYCOONS OF TEEN
Fuzzy girl group rock n roll freakout!
(Featuring members of Plastic Bubble, Gangly Youth, Bad Star and Sweatermeat)

Invisible Things

INVISIBLE THINGS
Blistering noise rock from Chicago
(featuring members of U.S. Maple and Parts and Labor)
Stream their new album Time AS One Axis here: http://newatlantisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/time-as-one-axis

Sunday, May 24th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
10 PM, 21+
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590821974509863/
Recommended If You Like: U.S. Maple, Gangly Youth, Sweatermeat, Parts and Labor

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AARON ROSENBLUM, MARLOWE-LUCAS-ZINK-KOMARA, and FLESH LIGHTS at KAIJU, Monday, May 18th

NONE Productions and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

AARON ROSENBLUM

MARLOWE-LUCAS-ZINK-KOMARA
(members of Tropical Trash, Black Kaspar, and Insect Policy)

FLESH LIGHTS

Monday, May 18th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
8 PM, 21+, $5
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618517285027274/1619508844928118/
Recommended If You Like: Sapat, Tropical Trash, Insect Policy, Obnox, The Gotobeds

For more than a decade, AARON ROSENBLUM has improvised and composed on guitar, violin, percussion, found instruments, field recordings and tape from headquarters in Massachusetts, Kentucky, Maine, Quebec and New York. Son of Earth, a trio with John Shaw (Magik Markers) and Matt Krefting, has released several LPs of low-volume electro-acoustics and continues to explore the boundaries of live performance practice. From 2005 to 2008, and 2013 to ∞, he has been multi-instrumental in psychedelic Louisville underground group Sapat. He has collaborated, recorded or performed with or as a guest member of Watersports, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Spectre Folk, Wooden Wand, the Cherry Blossoms, New Mother Nature, Joshua Burkett, Andrea-Jane Cornell and Gmackrr. His solo and group recordings have appeared on the record labels Siltbreeze, Amish, Polyamory, Black Velvet Fuckere, Apostasy and his own Hank the Herald Angel Recordings.

Guitarist/vocalist Max Vandever and cousin Elissa Ussery (drums/vocals) migrated from San Antonio and began their assault on Austin’s live music dumps in 2008 playing as a duo under ill-advised names including but not limited to Candle Shop & The Psychic Reader, Dead Ledger and Carousel Images. After poaching bassist/vocalist Jeremy Steen from an early lineup of The Gospel Truth, the newly dubbed FLESH LIGHTS (this name being approved by a focus group — A PERVERTED FOCUS GROUP), the trio quickly became a fixture on whatever you-got-songs-in-my-punk / you-got-punk-in-my-songs circuit that began to coalesce around the alleged live music capital.

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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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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!