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ASTRO BLOCK PARTY (RECORD STORE DAY) 2014, April 19th!

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Hey everybody! We are MORE THAN STOKED to sponsor this incredible event!

Cavalcade Literary Magazine, Cropped Out, Karate Body Records, and Sophomore Lounge present:

RECORD STORE DAY 2014 (FREE!) BLOCK PARTY

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (Astro Black Records opens at 9 am, music starts around 1 pm, goes all afternoon)
at
ASTRO BLACK // Fat Rabbit // Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge
1000 E. Oak Street, Louisville, KY

Featuring live in-store and in-Lisa’s performance by:

ANIMAL CITY (Chicago, IL)

ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY)

BILLY PETOT (of Whistle Peak; Louisville, KY)

KAL MARKS (Boston, MA)

MICROWAVES (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCOTT CARNEY (of Wax Fang; Louisville, KY)

PLUS: Patio reading by writer / filmmaker / musician Dakota Loesch, Holy Mole food truck, RSD specials, records spinnin’, good vibrations, beer w/ ID.

ALL AGES (shows inside Lisa’s may require ID).
9 am – 7 pm. Admission is 100% free of charge. Use your money to buy shit!

The first annual Astro Block Party is made possible by the fine folks at:

ARGO SONS
BACKSEAT SANDBAR
DREAMLAND
LOOP 22
MONKEY DRIVE
NACHBAR
NEVER NERVOUS
OLD SOULS VINTAGE
PALOMINO RECORD PRESSING
THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
WHY LOUISVILLE
WILD AND WOOLLY

*Flier by AETHLETICS

SUPPORT LOCAL BANDS / BUSINESSES / LABELS / FESTIVALS / PUBLICATIONS / RECORD STORES!

http://cavalcadelitmag.com/
http://croppedoutmusic.com/
http://karatebodyrecords.bigcartel.com/
http://sophomoreloungerecords.com/

http://www.astroblackrecords.com/
http://www.recordstoreday.com/

Also, we’ll have an announcement soon about a record release show later that evening at Dreamland, as well as some RSD other events around town! This is gonna be great!

WIRE and NATIVES at THE CLIFTON CENTER, Thursday, July 18th

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

WIRE (London, UK; on pinkflag)

with

NATIVES (Louisville, KY)

Thursday, July 18th
at The Clifton Center Eifler Theater
2117 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40206
General admission, no reserve seating
$15 advance tickets available online at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/294901 and at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS, 930 Baxter Avenue; $20 day-of-show
ALL AGES WELCOME!

Yes. That WIRE. The seminal English band that influenced everyone from the Minutemen to My Bloody Valentine, from R.E.M. to Minor Threat. From their 1977 debut album Pink Flag to the band’s most recent album, 2013’s Change Becomes Us, legendary art-combo WIRE have created a unique body of work. Subverting genres, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms continue to work on new material, regularly confounding expectations. The Louisville stop on their summer tour will be their only appearance in the region, as well as their first time playing anywhere in Kentucky. If you’re at all a fan of music in the post-punk era, you won’t want to miss this!

NATIVES are a catchy, tough, psychedelic punk band from Louisville, KY. This is their second show with a new, powerful lineup. You can listen to their self-released debut from 2011, Loose Secrets, here: http://ntvs.bandcamp.com/.

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/507411519313407.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

OLD BABY, FAUN FABLES, and WEI ZHONGLE at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS, Saturday, May 18th

Astro Black Records, Cropped Out, and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

OLD BABY (Louisville, KY; on Hawthorne Street Records)
FAUN FABLES (Sonoma County, CA; on Drag City)
WEI ZHONGLE (Carbondale, IL)

Saturday, May 18th
at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS
930 Baxter Avenue
10 PM, ALL AGES!
$6 advance tickets available online here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/270985?utm_medium=bks or at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS; $8 day-of-show.

OLD BABY is a Louisville-based band consisting of Todd Cook (Shipping News, Kings Daughters and Sons), Jonathan Glen Wood, Neil Argabright (Sapat), Drew Osborn (Workers) and Evan Patterson (Young Widows). Their debut EP, Misunderstanding Human Behavior, was released last fall on Hawthorne Street Records.


(photo by Todd Atteberry)

FAUN FABLES front woman Dawn McCarthy is a renaissance lady who enjoys singing, theater, folklore, dancing, traveling, nature and studies of the hearth and food history. Her performing background was forged in oral tradition amidst a large musical family in Spokane, Washington and continued with studies in music theater, rock bands, Action Theater, Polish theater and ethnomusicology. Her most recent release is What the Brothers Sang, a collection of songs made famous by the Everly Brothers, in collaboration with Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham). Together with Nils Frykdahl, they form the core of FAUN FABLES.

WEI ZHONGLE is a band from Carbondale, Illinois whose “engaging but challenging music derives from many eastern and world influences, including Gamelan styles of Indonesia as well as African and Chinese orchestral music, fused with lyrics filled with nonlinear thoughts.” — Carbondale Rocks.

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/630488573631886.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

HELADO NEGRO and SHEDDING at ZANZABAR, Sunday, March 10th

Astro Black Records and The Other Side of Life present:

HELADO NEGRO (Savannah, GA; on Asthmatic Kitty)

with

SHEDDING (Louisville, KY)

Sunday, March 10th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM doors, 21-and-over
$6 advance tickets available online here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/233583-helado-negro-louisville/; $8 day-of-show

The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, HELADO NEGRO was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. Pounding bass beats from passing cars, boom boxes bouncing down the block, and late-night parties called “peñas” provided a foundation for HELADO NEGRO’s interest in sound and lifelong quest to discover the unlimited variety of objects used to produce music. HELADO NEGRO has worked with Bear in Heaven mixing their Pitchfork’s Best New Music album Beast Rest Forth Mouth.  He also produced Prefuse 73‘s 2010 album Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian. His new album, Invisible Life, will be released on March 5th, 2013 by Asthmatic Kitty.  Tones whittled out of these places, memories, time and all its impressions, Invisible Life is HELADO NEGRO‘s third full-length album. Singing in English for the first time, as well as Spanish, HELADO NEGRO is assisted by collaborators including Bear in Heaven’s Jon Philpot, Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner, Devendra Barnhart, Matt Crum and Eduardo Alonso. In the way of artists like Caetano Veloso, The Sea and Cake, and even Sade, HELADO NEGRO floats beyond his own identity into that democratic forest of shape and color.

Watch the video for HELADO NEGRO‘s “Dance Ghost” from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

SHEDDING has been a solo vehicle for Connor Bell since 2001, and has released several items over those years available at Ocio and Hometapes. SHEDDING‘s music is meditative and still, eerie and unsettling — yet with a spectacular sense of melody.

Find the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/437193949688204.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

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.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

JASON AJEMIAN and special guests at the NACHBAR, Friday, February 15th, FREE!

Astro Black Records, Cropped Out, and the Other Side of Life present a FREE after-party for the Louisville Film Society‘s screenings of Soldier of the Road, featuring

JASON AJEMIAN (bassist; Chicago, Illinois)

with special guests:

TIM BARNES (percussion)
JIM MARLOWE (saxophones; member of SAPAT and TROPICAL TRASH)
JORDAN RICHARDSON (percussion; member of TROPICAL TRASH)

and more Louisville musicians to be announced!

Friday, February 15th
at NACHBAR
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
11 PM, 21-and -over
FREE!

JASON AJEMIAN has acquired a high profile in the improvised music scene over the years, performing with Marc Ribot’s SunShip, Matana Robert’s CoinCoin, Rob Mazurek’s Mandarin Movie, Exploding Star Orchestra, and Chicago Underground Trio, Ken Vandermark’s Crisis Ensemble, and his 5 year weekly engagement with Jeff Parker & Nori Tanaka at the Rodan in Chicago.  AJEMIAN’s curiosity has ranged far and wide — he’s just as comfortable in the hushed, folksy setting of Born Heller, his duo with Josephine Foster, as he is in the breath-processed arrangements of his large ensemble Who Cares How Long You Sink.  Given such a variety of musical interest, a detour like “From Beyond,” AJEMIAN’s backwards version of Black Sabbath’s ‘Into the Void’ for chamber ensemble, begins to seem like an obvious stop on this bassist’s journey from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Chicago and his current home in New York City.

Louisville resident and drummer extraordinaire, the list of Tim Barnes‘s collaborators is too long to list here, but it includes Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, and countless others. Most recently, Tim Barnes played drums with the newly resurrected lineup of The For Carnation, as well as with MV+EE at Cropped Out in November, 2011 and with Wooden Wand at Cropped Out, September, 2012.

Jim Marlowe and Jordan Richardson you know from their incredible all-over-the-place band Tropical Trash, as well as their reputations as improvisers about town with the likes of Sapat, Ecstatic Girth, and Jandek at Cropped Out in September, 2012.

Soldier of the Road is a documentary about saxophonist/clarinetist Peter Brötzmann, directed by Bernard Josse in collaboration with journalist and photographer Gérard Rouy, who has been following Brötzmann since the early 1970s. It looks at Brötzmann’s live performances and artwork, and takes in interviews and performances with Han Bennink, Evan Parker, Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Michael Zerang, and many others. There will be two screenings of Soldier of the Road at the Louisville Film Society‘s Dreamland Film Center on Friday, February 15th at 7 PM and 9 PM. $8 general admission or $5 for Louisville Film Society members. Sponsored by Astro Black Records.

Check out the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/326580244118818.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

ENDLESS BOOGIE’S LONG ISLAND LISTENING PARTY at NACHBAR, Monday, February 18th

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Monday, February 18th at 10 PM – ?

ASTRO BLACK + THE NACHBAR + THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE WELCOME YOU TO FILL YR EARHOLES WITH THE MOEBIUS STRIP CHOOGLE OF ENDLESS BOOGIE’S LATEST LONG PLAYER LONG ISLAND (ONE DAY EARLY!) AT EVERYONE’S FAV WATERING HOLE THE NACHBAR.

Special taps + drink deals, Endless Boogie promo giveaways, and most importantly THE NEW ENDLESS BOOGIE LP will be spinnin’ all night! There’ll be copies for sale from sexy purveyors of the finest sounds ASTRO BLACK RECORDS.

Listen to the first single, “Taking out the Trash,”  from Long Island here: https://soundcloud.com/noquarterrex/taking-out-the-trash.

GET THEE TO THE NACHBAR – KEEP ON CHOOGLIN’

Facebook invite with address and all that jazz here: http://www.facebook.com/events/310108569109768.

Thanks to our friends at No Quarter.