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ATIVIN, ANWAR SADAT, and KARASS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, April 18th

Ativin Poster to print 11x17

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

ATIVIN

ANWAR SADAT

KARASS

Saturday, April 18th
at The New Vintage
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 9 PM
$10, ALL AGES!
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/814873-ativin-anwar-sadat-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556175367975281/
Recommended If You Like: Slint, Shellac, Mission of Burma, Swans

ATIVIN formed in Bloomington, Indiana in the winter of 1994 after Chris Carothers (guitar) and Rory Leitch (drums) met at Indiana University. Guitarist Dan Burton joined the group the following spring, cementing the band’s loud, instrumental rock sound. Steve Albini and Carl Saff recorded the band’s debut EP, Pills vs. Planes, which was released in December 1996. The spring of 1997 saw the release of the “Modern Gang Reader”/”Larkin” single, the first of several releases for Secretly Canadian Records. The band worked with Andy Bryant at King Size on German Water, its debut album for Secretly Canadian, releasing it in March 1998. A return to Albini’s Chicago studio, Electrical Audio, yielded the four-song EP Summing the Approach, which was released in the fall of 1998. Taking a break while Carothers moved out west and Burton worked in the band Early Day Miners, ATIVIN reconvened in 2001 with drummer Kevin Duneman, to record Interiors, which added sparse, minimalist vocals to their sound; it was released in early 2002 to critical acclaim. Continuing on in the same vein, ATIVIN recorded their last release Night Mute in both Bloomington and Portland, using drummers Mark Rice (John Wilkes Booze) and Joey Ficken (The Swords Project) in early 2004. After a lengthy hiatus, ATIVIN are now playing select shows when and if they feel it’s right.

ANWAR SADAT “sound totally Boston circa 1982: aggressively shouted vocals, aggressive rhythms, jaggedly distorted guitars and just enough melody above the noise to make them catchy as hell.” – New York Music Daily. ANWAR SADAT has released two albums and an EP, and is currently working on their third album.

karass

Louisville, Kentucky’s KARASS uses live loops, chimey guitars, interstellar electronics, driving bass, pulsing synths, thunderous drums, and weepy cello to create sprawling soundscapes that drive forward towards an epic climax in a quirky, odd-metered fashion.

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The Best of 2013

After careful consideration, here’s my list of top albums this year, as well as some other commentary on music happenings. Enjoy!

1. Boards of Canada, Tomorrow’s Harvest (WARP)
2. WIRE, Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag)
3. Bombino, Nomad (Nonesuch)
4. Bill Orcutt, “Twenty Five Songs” (Palialia)
5. Run the Jewels, s/t (Fools Gold)
6. Zomes, Time Was (Thrill Jockey)
7. Marisa Anderson, Mercury (Mississippi/Change)
8. Endless Boogie, Long Island (No Quarter)
9. Daughn Gibson, Me Moan (Sub Pop)
10. Anwar Sadat, Gold (Sophomore Lounge)

Honorable mention: Matmos, The Marriage of True Minds (Thrill Jockey); The Dead C., Armed Courage (Ba Da Bing!), Jovonaes, Paranoia Makes a Crazy Gift (Sophomore Lounge); Steve Gunn, Time Off (Paradise of Bachelors); Call Back the Giants, “The Marianne” (Kye); Francisco Franco, s/t (New Images); Circuit Des Yeux, Overdue (Ba Da Bing!); Jaye Jayle, Jayle Time (unreleased); Glenn Jones, My Garden State (Thrill Jockey); Van Dyke Parks, Songs Cycled (Bella Union); Richard Youngs, Summer Through My Mind (Ba Da Bing!); Nathan Salsburg, Hard for to Win and Can’t be Won (No Quarter); Mammane Sani et son Orgue, La Musique Electronique du Niger (Sahel Sounds); Cian Nugent & the Cosmos, Born with the Caul (No Quarter).

Best Shows I Attended in 2013 (that I didn’t book):
1. Cropped Out Festival, Louisville, Kentucky — highlights being Mayo Thompson performing Corky’s Debt to His Father, Borbetomagus, Endless Boogie, The Endtables, Blues Control, Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano, Superwolf, Montag, lots more.
2. Goblin and Zombi at the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN.
3. Aaron Dilloway, Darin Gray & Raw Thug, Mike Shiflet, Jonathan Wood & Lowe Sutherland at the Louisville Experimental Festival.
4. Blondie and X at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN.
5. TIE — Run the Jewels and Bombino at Forecastle; Yo La Tengo at the Brown Theater, both in Louisville.

Worst Things to Happen in 2013: The deaths of Lou Reed, Ray Price, Zbigniew Karkowski, Bernard Parmegiani, Jim Hall, Junior Murvin, Richard Coughlan, Cheb i Sabbah, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Chico Hamilton, Butch Warren, Philip Chevron, Wadih El Safi, Gypie Mayo, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Makoto Moroi, Isamu Jordan, Forrest, Prince Jazzbo, Jerry G. Bishop aka Svengoolie, Jackie Lomax, Mac Curtis, Jimmy Ponder, Lindsay Cooper, Pavlos Fyssas, Zulema, Tim Wright, George Duke, Willie Dunn, Zev Asher, Batile Alake, Eydie Gorme, Aube, Allen Lanier, Eyob Mekonnen, Marian McPartland, Bernard Vitet, T-Model Ford, Steve Berrios, Mike Farren, Joey Covington, Arturo Vega, Darondo, Johnny Smith, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Alastair Donaldson aka William Mysterious, Claudio Rocchi, Slim Whitman, Mary Love, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Puff Johnson, Alan Meyers, Chris Kelly, Jeff Hanneman, Cedric Brooks, Steve Martland, Ollie Mitchell, Ray Manzarek, Andy Johns, Don Blackman, Dean Drummond, Cordell Mosson, Storm Thorgerson, Chrissy Amphlett, Richie Havens, George Jones, Bobby Rogers, Alvin Lee, Peter Banks, Clive Burr, Bobby Smith, Hugh McCracken, Cecil Womack, Donald Byrd, Reg Presley, Rick Huxley, Shadow Morton, Tim Dog, Kevin Ayers, Damon Harris, Magic Slim, Cleotha Staples, Virgil Johnson, Richard Street, Nic Potter, Bobby Bennett, Steve Knight, Gregory Carroll, Leroy Bonner, Butch Morris, Patty Andrews, Ann Rabson, and probably many more that I’m forgetting. Rest in peace.

UPDATE, 12/24/2013: Rest in peace, Yusef Lateef, Diomedes Diaz, Björn J:son Lindh, Lord Infamous, David Richards, Herb Geller, and Ronnie Biggs.

UPDATE, 1/4/14: Rest in peace, David Wertman, Doe B, Benjamin Curtis, Wojciech Kilar, Jay Traynor, Al Porcino, Phil Everly, and Rita MacNeil (thanks to Alexander Campbell for informing me of her music).

COLISEUM Sister Faith Record Release Show with ANWAR SADAT and TROPICAL TRASH at ZANZABAR, Friday, May 10th

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life Present:

COLISEUM
Sister Faith album release and tour kickoff
(Louisville, KY; on Temporary Residence Ltd.)

with special guests:
ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY; Sophomore Lounge Records)
TROPICAL TRASH (Louisville, KY; on Loin Seepage/Sophomore Lounge)

Friday May 10th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 pm, 21-and-over
$5 advance tickets available online here http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/267687-coliseum-louisville/ and at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS (930 Baxter Avenue) / $7 day-of-show

Special advance ticket offer from COLISEUM and ASTRO BLACK: $20 gets you a ticket to the show and a pre-order of COLISEUM‘s Sister Faith LP on limited edition colored vinyl, redeemable at ASTRO BLACK on or after April 30th. Ask at the store for details!

Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s COLISEUM return with their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, to be released on April 30 on Temporary Residence Ltd. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010’s highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith‘s 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately captivating of the band’s career, bristling with galvanizing melodies at the collision point between punk and noise-rock. The first album to be recorded in producer J. Robbins’ recently relocated Magpie Cage Studios, Sister Faith is also the first Coliseum recording to feature new bassist, Kayhan Vaziri, in addition to contributions from some of the groups’ closest friends and musical peers: Wata of Boris, J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Elizabeth Elmore (Sarge, The Reputation), Chris Colohan (Burning Love, Cursed), Sam James Velde (Night Horse, Bluebird), and Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh, The Fiery Furnaces) all make small but memorable contributions.

ANWAR SADAT “sound totally Boston circa 1982: aggressively shouted vocals, aggressive rhythms, jaggedly distorted guitars and just enough melody above the noise to make them catchy as hell.” – New York Music Daily. ANWAR SADAT recently finished a tour of the East Coast in support of their debut album Gold, which was released on vinyl this spring by Sophomore Lounge.

TROPICAL TRASH have caused quite a stir with their debut 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!

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/395380460569585.

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PAPIER TIGRE, ANWAR SADAT, and ALCOHOL PARTY at ZANZABAR, Sunday, March 31st

3-31
(Flier by William Carpenter.)

The Other Side of Life presents:

PAPIER TIGRE (France)
ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY; Sophomore Lounge Records)
ALCOHOL PARTY (Louisville, Kentucky)

Sunday, March 31st
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM, $6, 21-and-over; online tickets available here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/244081-papier-tigre-anwar-sadat-louisville/.

PAPIER TIGRE‘s music is firmly entrenched in the tradition of inventive, challenging punk but combines elements of experimental pop compositions and aggressive math-rock. The band understands that a song being intelligent and complex need not exclude it from having a raw, danceable energy. For their latest album Recreation (2012), the band teamed up with John Congleton to produce their most significant work yet. Pushing the limits of their unusual line-up (drums, 2 guitars, percussion, vocals), the band has matured into a devastatingly efficient unit, with instruments, ideas and personalities bouncing off each other in an audible culture of creativity. The 10 songs are an impressive account of the band’s ability to balance different atmospheres, underlined by original rhythmic patterns, minimalist melodic lines and distinctive vocal hooks, the whole blossoming under Congelton’s sonic prowess. This is the French band’s first time visiting Louisville!

ANWAR SADAT “sound totally Boston circa 1982: aggressively shouted vocals, aggressive rhythms, jaggedly distorted guitars and just enough melody above the noise to make them catchy as hell.” – New York Music Daily. ANWAR SADAT will have just finished a tour of the East Coast in support of their debut album Gold, which was released on vinyl by Sophomore Lounge.


(Alcohol Party photograph by Bryan Volz)

Conjuring an intense, claustrophobic ‘more is less’ framework where every moment is scarred with pummeling bass, jagged guitar and ADHD drumming, ALCOHOL PARTY is a three-headed noise rock project from Louisville, Kentucky.

Find the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/419601221465686.

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ANWAR SADAT “GOLD” LP RELEASE SHOW with WHIPS/CHAINS and THE NEW MEXICO at QUILL’S, Friday, March 8th

RELEAS SHOW

Astro Black Records, Cropped Out and The Other Side Of Life present the Anwar Sadat Gold LP release show featuring:

ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY; Sophomore Lounge Records)

with

WHIPS/CHAINS (Louisville, KY; members of Xerxes, Black God, Coliseum)
THE NEW MEXICO (Louisville, KY)

Friday, March 8, 2013
at QUILL’S
930 Baxter Avenue
9pm, $5, ALL AGES!

ANWAR SADAT “sound totally Boston circa 1982: aggressively shouted vocals, aggressive rhythms, jaggedly distorted guitars and just enough melody above the noise to make them catchy as hell.” – New York Music Daily. This is ANWAR SADAT‘s debut full length record (which will be available on 12″ vinyl) and follow up to their 2012 EP Mutilation. They will be leaving for a two week tour shortly thereafter. Preorder the record at www.sophomoreloungerecords.com or download now at anwarsadat.bandcamp.com.

WHIPS/CHAINS are the refreshingly aggressive thrash trio featuring ex-and-current members of Coliseum, Black God, XERXES, Black Cross, and Mountain Asleep.

THE NEW MEXICO are an amazing, energetic, fast hardcore punk band that never fails to impress or put on an engaging live show.

Find the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/535624046468041.

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TWIN SISTER RADIO, ANWAR SADAT, and AXIS:SOVA at ZANZABAR, Friday, December 7th

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

TWIN SISTER RADIO (Louisville, KY)
AXIS: SOVA (Chicago, IL)
ANWAR SADAT(Louisville, KY)

Friday, December 7th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
8 PM doors, 21-and-over
$7

TWIN SISTER RADIO is a band from Louisville, Kentucky. It consists of David Wright (guitar, vocals), Joey Yates (drums), Benny Clark (bass), Catherine Baines (vocals), Ryan Davis (keyboards), and Dan Marshall (guitar). Members of Six White Horses, State Champion, The Loved, Parlour, Elliott, and many other fantastic combos are involved, so you should be, too.


(Photo of ANWAR SADAT from The Decibel Tolls.)

They’ve been called noise-rock. They’ve been called indie-punk. They’ve been called post-punk . Well, you can call ANWAR SADAT anything you want, we’re calling them the most exciting new band in Louisville today. The trio of William Carpenter, Clay Farris, and Shane Wesley will knock your socks off.

AXIS:SOVA is the brainchild of one Brett Sova from Chicago, Illinois. You can read about him at Altered Zones here: http://alteredzones.com/posts/1561/axissova-i-feel-laying-low/ (written by our pal Kenny Bloggins!). And you can watch his most recent video, “Raising Hell,” here:

Check out the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/117208381774851.

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