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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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OBNOX, TROPICAL TRASH, and SICK VELVET at KAIJU, Sunday, April 26th

obnox flyer
(Flier by Jim Marlowe.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

OBNOX

TROPICAL TRASH

SICK VELVET

Sunday, April 26th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, 21+
Advance online tickets available here: https://squareup.com/market/the-other-side-of-life
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/708868455888849/
Recommended If You Like: Ron House, Lightning Bolt, Roxy Music, Bassholes

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Riddle me this: who on Earth makes 15 top notch records in 5 years and stays as obscure as OBNOX monarch Bim Thomas? Not that there’s been no love at all—now that the man seemingly spent as much of 2014 on tour as off, and dropped blazetastic videos for “Red I” and “Molecule/How to Rob,” the spotlight is widening, and not just from the usual indie/undie blogs — the Washington-by-god-POST has seen fit to recognize the ‘Nox’s bulletproof alloy of Cleveland-by-god-Ohio’s two sturdiest musical ores: punk rock and soul. And maybe that right there’s why fame, Grammys and fat cash haven’t come a-knockin’ — ’Noxmusik is some potent, real, RAW shit, and the new drop, Boogalou Reed, isn’t going to win over any Future Islands fans to the cause. And that is what it is, but Thomas’ songwriting chops keep getting better and better. Boogalou Reed is home to soul satisfying gospel-psych like “I Climbed a Mountain,” skillet-to-the-face noise freakouts like “Proto-Pipe,” taut rockers like “Raven Slaughter Culture” and “All Hail the Deejay.” ‘Nox’s tunes just keep turning out SO DAMN GOOD, and if more people can’t hear that through the fuzzgrind, that’s really just too bad for them. But there’s no way rock ‘n’ roll this persuasive stays a secret forever. – Ron Kretsch

TROPICAL TRASH have caused quite a stir with their two 7″ records, Fear of Suffering, and Think Back Kick a Beer, both 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.” Their debut full length record, UFO Rot, will be released by the venerable Load Records label on May 26th.

SICK VELVET are one hell of a fuzzed-out glam rock band from right here, Louisville, Kentucky!

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THE GOTOBEDS and OCIFER at THE NACHBAR, Sunday, November 16th – FREE!

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

THE GOTOBEDS (Pittsburgh, PA; on 12XU)

and

OCIFER (Louisville, KY)

Sunday, November 16th
at NACHBAR
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
9 PM, 21-and-over
FREE!
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/393228737502194
Recommended If You Like: WIRE, Mission of Burma, The Fall, Fear, Saxophones

WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY FIVE COPIES OF THE GOTOBEDS’ “New York’s Alright” 7″ AT THE SHOW — STAY TUNED FOR CONTEST DETAILS!

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THE GOTOBEDS‘ members come from Pittsburgh, PA, a place notorious for keeping great local bands to itself. But the racket these guys kick up on their first album, Poor People Are Revolting, might be too strong for the city to contain. Guitarists Eli Kasan and Tom Payne spent the last few years as part of the local hardcore band Kim Phuc. Joined by bassist Gavin Jensen and drummer Cary Belbeck, they bring that energy to THE GOTOBEDS, a rowdy, ramshackle party house of a band, built on the intersecting bedrock of post-punk and indie rock. On Poor People Are Revolting, there’s something crazy going on in every room, the front porch and the backyard: a party that never dies down or seems to stop, even as the neighbors complain and the cops drive past. Working from the spirit and fundamentals of a small handful of influences — the design sense and intellectual rowdiness of The Fall; the constant evolution and masterful poker faces of Wire, from whose drummer these guys borrowed their name; the sturdy, heroic melodic sense and layered tape-loop production of Mission of Burma — THE GOTOBEDS paint a dirty, driven, vulgar portrait of Rust Belt restlessness.

“One of the strongest American rock debuts in years, Poor People Are Revolting is an obscene gesture hoisted toward anyone who’d claim that the genre is dead.” — NPR.

OCIFER is “an up and coming garage rock band that you want to become a fan of before everyone else does.”

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MADAME MACHINE, TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN, and THE GOSPEL TRUTH at ZANZABAR, Thursday, June 20th

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life present:

MADAME MACHINE (Louisville, KY; on Noise Pollution)
TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN (Louisville, KY)
THE GOSPEL TRUTH (Austin, TX; on 12XU)

Thursday, June 20th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
$6, advance tickets available here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/285823-madame-machine-louisville/.
9 PM, 21-and-over!

MADAME MACHINE is a Louisville trio consisting of David Cundiff (Lucky Pineapple, Bodyhammer), Salena Filichia (Julie of the Wolves), and Forrest Kuhn (Ennui, Sunspring, Black Cross). They’ve released one excellent 7″ on Louisville’s Noise Pollution label, and have played with the likes of The Teeth, Parlour, Softcheque, Hal Dolls, and other local delinquents. They’re rapidly becoming known as one of the best bands in town, so don’t miss them!

TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN was founded in early 2012 for the purpose of studying spiritual awakenings through low-frequency bombardment as well as transcendental mind expansion using electric six-string techniques. The founding four members (Scott Brooks [guitar, vocals], J. Brian Reese [guitar, vocals], J Brent Stewart [bass], and Pinker Lichvar [drums]) have come together from the remnants of other Orders & Secret Societies (Les Debutantes, L&N, Manchuria, The Ravenna Colt) to seek, together, further enlightenment and a Universal Knowledge.

Austin’s THE GOSPEL TRUTH have been knocking around since 2007, but it’s only been in the past two years that vocalist/saxophonist/keyboard player Mark Tonucci’s quartet have really caught fire. All-malicious-intent in a way that runs contrary to Austin’s party vibe, they’ve emerged as one of the town’s top live bands in the process. Not only is it hard to come up with a regional precedent for THE GOSPEL TRUTH, it’s almost as tough to ID an album as out of time as A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things, which will be released on 12XU Records this June 18th.

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