Category Archives: Storytelling

FAUN FABLES, PARTY KNüLLERS, and FLANGER MAGAZINE plus SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY at THE NEW VINTAGE, Sunday, June 28th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

FAUN FABLES

PARTY KNüLLERS

FLANGER MAGAZINE

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SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST

BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY

Sunday, June 28th
at THE NEW VINTAGE

2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 8 PM
$10 advance tickets, $12 day-of-show
18+
Advance online tickets on sale here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/875739
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596871953931869/
Recommended If You Like: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Everly Brothers, Bonnie “Prince” Billy

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FAUN FABLES began in 1997, when Dawn ‘the faun’ McCarthy left the bands and cabarets of NYC for the wider world. She grew up in eastern Washington state enjoying drawing, dance, and make-believe amongst a large family. On Early Song (1999) she sang with “a voice as haunting as an abandoned coal mine, while it dances with the even tempo guitar that seems to pluck itself,” (CMJ). Mother Twilight (2001) was called “A collection of songs that seem to rove wondrously through the mountain pines at dusk,” (SF Weekly). Dawn performs FAUN FABLES most often as a soloist or with frequent collaborator Nils Frykdahl of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. But she also enjoys working with other artists, musical and otherwise; The Transit Rider, a FAUN FABLES full length musical inspired by her years in NYC, premiered 2002 in San Francisco with a cast of thirteen. FAUN FABLES tours the world regularly, studying landscape, culture and the art of feasting with locals.

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PARTY KNüLLERS is the experimental garage jazz duo of Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, guitar, electronics) and Ståle Liavik Solberg (drums). The band was described by Eyal Hareuveni as “an intimate meeting of the two restless and adventurous musicians” with an “obsessive and playful need to explore and invent new sounds and new forms of musical communication”.
Colin Greene says: “[The] sound and phrasing of his cello frequently resemble guitarists such as Thurston Moore, rich in fragmented overtones, and can sound like a Harrier Jump Jet – taking off and landing” while “Solberg’s fractured percussive playing intensifies the tension.” Before setting out as a duo, they played together in VCDC (with reed player Frode Gjerstadt and vocalist Stine Janvin-Motland), Gorilla Ass Piano (with bassist Per Zanussi) as well as a number of other ad hoc groupings including sax/clarinet player Keefe Jackson. Since forming the PARTY KNüLLERS, they have also recorded and performed with analog synth wizard Jim Baker. Independently they have worked with a who’s who of underground (and mainstream) musics from Steve Beresford to Wilco, from to John Russell to Peter Brötzmann. Their low-fidelity approach to improvising and recording and their influences of dance music, garage rock, free jazz and European Free Improvised lends itself to a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance.

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The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY has, over the past quarter-century, made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. With his highly individualistic approach to music making and the music industry, one that cherishes intimacy, community, mystery, and spontaneity; his brilliance has captivated fans and made Bonny one of our most influential and beloved songsmiths.

A pastoral suite of electronics, acoustic guitars, synthesizers and rhythm machine, Breslin is the latest work from FLANGER MAGAZINE, the duo of Chris Bush and Ben Zoeller, whose previous work in the group Caboladies serves as a touchstone. Imitation strings, electronic interruptions, and nylon acoustic guitar figures touched with reverb are the perennial players in this work.

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OUT OF THE FRYING PAN: STORIES by MARK LAMB with TYRONE COTTON and RAY RIZZO at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, October 17th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, an evening of music and storytelling
Featuring Stories by Mark Lamb and Music by Tyrone Cotton and Ray Rizzo

Friday, October 17th
at THE NEW VINTAGE

Doors open at 8 PM
$8
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/696633-mark-lamb-tyrone-cotton-ray-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557043767840842

Choreographer, dancer, and three-time New York City Moth StorySLAM winner, Mark Lamb will be sharing three tales from his repertoire of stories. Mr. Lamb is best known for his work combining story, music and dance. Originally from Western Kentucky, he now resides in New York City, where the New York Times has recognized his work as “gently charming,” “quietly celebratory,” and “an expression of communal joy.”  Mark will be combining his stories with Louisville’s own Tyrone Cotton on vocals and guitar. Cotton has played throughout the country and in Japan, including venues and festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, TX; B.B. King’s Blues Club in Times Square, NYC; The Motherlodge Festival in Louisville and NYC; and has opened for James Hunter, Johnny Winter, Eric McFadden and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Joining Tyrone on percussion will be Ray Rizzo. Drummer Ray Rizzo needs no introduction to Louisville music lovers. He helped form the bands The Java Men, L’Woo, and AM Sunday, just to name a few. He’s also played drums for Days of the New, Janitors of the Apocalypse, and King Kong (again, just to name a few).

The first of Lamb’s stories, “Into the Fire,” is about Mr. Lamb learning as a young adult the significance of an iron skillet in his family. When he discovers how much meaning the passing down of a skillet can carry in a Southern family, he is exposed to a whole world of stories and realizes the significance that the object can carry. In this performance, Mr. Cotton will be weaving in traditional Southern Hymns, original compositions and vocals.

The second story, “The Daddy Story,” explores the relationship of a father and son. It describes the father as being a basketball fanatic and the son becoming a dancer. The story examines how both art and sports can lead to social change. Mr. Lamb also tells in this story how the first high school in Kentucky to integrate was in his home town of Sturgis, Kentucky, and how his father was involved in this process and what that means to him.

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Lastly, the third story is entitled “A Boy and His Dolly.” This story gives insight into how Mark discovered Dolly Parton as a child, and how this discovery impacted his life. “A Boy and His Dolly” has become one of his signature stories that he has told throughout the Southeast and New York City. Tyrone and Ray will bring the magic of Dolly to life by covering some of her most iconic songs.

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