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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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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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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!

FREE ALL AGES SHOW! WEIRD GIRL, JONATHAN WOOD/WILLIAM CARPENTER, VINCAS, and THE POWDER ROOM at PLEASE & THANK YOU, Thursday, Nov. 7th

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

WEIRD GIRL (Louisville, KY)
JONATHAN WOOD / WILLIAM CARPENTER (Louisville, KY; members from ANWAR SADAT and OLD BABY)
VINCAS (Athens, GA; on Douchemaster Records)
THE POWDER ROOM (GA)

Thursday, November 7th
at PLEASE & THANK YOU
800 E. Market Street
7pm, ALL AGES WELCOME!
FREE! (though a donation to the touring bands is highly appreciated.)

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/721428004553813. And check out the bands’ links for more information and music!

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.

COLISEUM, LIONS OF TSAVO, EARLY AGE, and WHITE REAPER at THE NEW VINTAGE, Tuesday, November 12th

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

COLISEUM (Louisville, KY; on Temporary Residence Ltd.)
LIONS OF TSAVO (Austin, TX; on Toxic Assets)
EARLY AGE (Louisville, KY)
WHITE REAPER (Louisville, KY)

Tuesday, November 12th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
7 PM, 18+ entry, 21-and-over drinks with valid photo ID.
$8 door, or advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/404581-coliseum-louisville/.

Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s COLISEUM return from touring for their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, released by 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.

Sonically-destructive Austin power trio, LIONS OF TSAVO, following a nearly four-year silence between releases, will deliver their third full-length album this November, Traverser. Boasting their crushing upbeat sludge/doom, and building on the vestiges of their previous recordings, but taking everything to another level of intensity this time, Traverser is indisputably LIONS OF TSAVO’s most well-executed and tonally dominating release of the band’s ongoing lineage. With elements expanding the genre into their own unique vision, arguably akin to contemporary greats like Mastodon, Hull, Today Is The Day, Inter Arma and Keelhaul in a cavernous void between gargantuan stacks of amplification, Traverser rages with over fifty-two minutes of enormous, debilitating riff-vs.-percussion displays of bruising music that never ceases to throw a new headbender at you with every turn.

If you had to list every band that every EARLY AGE member previously or currently plays in, well, you’d have this list: Mountain Asleep, Prideswallower, Black God, Whips/Chains, Second Story Man, Minnow, Julie of the Wolves, Breather Resist, Young Widows, Brain Banger, Liberation Prophecy, Sandpaper Dolls, and Young Scamels. If one or more of those bands haven’t previously blown you away, then you might not have a pulse.

WHITE REAPER are Louisville’s latest garage rock sensation, catch them before they’re either huge and/or move to Nashville/Memphis/anyplace else.

Find the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/316220871852258.

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.

UPDATE, 10/21: Sadly, THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO will not be able to play this show! We wish them the best, and hopefully they’ll return to Louisville soon!

2nd ANNUAL SOPHOMORE LOUNGE FREE HALLOWEEN PARTY with JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN III, ANIMAL CITY, and GIVING UP at the NACHBAR!

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

THE 2nd ANNUAL SOPHOMORE LOUNGE FREE HALLOWEEN PARTY!

with

JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN III (Austin, TX; on Burger Records)
ANIMAL CITY (Chicago, IL; on Sophomore Lounge)
GIVING UP (Louisville, KY/Garner, IA/Wherever; on Sophomore Lounge)

Tuesday, October 29th
at NACHBAR
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
9 PM, 21-and -over
FREE!

JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN III is the definition of the wildman troubador in modern times, and has certainly earned a deserved reputation with his sensibility for original, creative and bizarre recordings with both THE GOLDEN BOYS and his namesake here. The guy has a sense of weird, time-proof stoner genius bottled up “as” rock n roll that is undeniable, and gravity worked its magnetic pull. A mix of the real and the absurd in one man, with an uncanny  ability to combine worldly intelligence with humor that “accidentally” hints at the sublime.

Following their studio debut You Win Some, You Loser (Sophomore Lounge, 2010), Chicago’s favorite skateshop pop quartet ANIMAL CITY is back on wax with their follow-up full-length, See You In The Funny Pages. Though two and a half years without a proper record might seem like a healthy hunk of downtime, don’t let the calendar fool you. The boys have been busy. Since first forming their creative kinship nearly 7 years ago, key songwriters Sal Cassato and Dakota Loesch have knocked out a dozen-or-so collections of lo-fi, homegrown, harmonious rock jams ranging in style from stoner/loner acoustic wayfaring to full-on, funked-up and jazzed-out anthems. “I can’t deny the enjoyability that comes with a well-edited, snappy rock band like this… Even as I get older and uglier, I refuse to entirely hate anyone and everyone on the grounds that they are not as bitter as myself; bands like Animal City are chicken soup for the soul.” –Yellow Green Red.

Mikie, Sean, and Jenny of GIVING UP were all snuck out of their 16 year old bedrooms to hang out and cause trouble. Now they sneak out of their respective 20 something year old major midwestern towns to return to Iowa, write songs, goof off, and feel feelings.

Watch the video for GIVING UP‘s “Overdressed in Underwear” here: http://www.chartattack.com/watch/2013/10/09/video-iowa-band-giving-up-get-overdressed-underwear/.

Find the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409199322642626/.

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.

CROPPED OUT (IV: CORSANO’S REVENGE) Starts Tomorrow!

It’s kinda crazy how quickly September has flown by — in a flash! Well they say time flies when you’re having fun, but we haven’t even gotten to CROPPED OUT yet! That’s right, the fourth installment of Louisville’s best DIY-n’-weird-stuff weekend is back, taking place mainly at the American Turners Club on River Road, and this year promises to be the best ever. As always, we’ve checked out the schedule (you can too, here: http://croppedoutmusic.com/cropped-out-2013-schedule/), and here’s your “Picks to Click” in bold, with some additional commentary…

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

5 p.m. — White Reaper (Turners Tavern stage): Louisville’s latest garage rock sensation, catch them before they’re either huge and/or move to Nashville/Memphis/anyplace else.
5:25 — Spelling Bee (Goosebump Galley stage)
5:55 — Tweens (Phreedom Hall stage)
6:20 — Promised Land Sound (Turners Tavern)
6:45 — Tyvek (Turners Tavern): Detroit’s finest stop-on-a-dime-and-give-you-change rock band, in probably their millionth configuration. Who will be in the band this week? Find out!
7:15 — Spray Paint (Phreedom Hall)
7:40 — Salad Influence (Goosebump Galley): Lexington main man Mikey Turner’s side gig, when he’s not rocking in CROSS or making sweet solo tapes.
8:00 — Blues Control (Goosebump Galley): Our pals Lea and Russ, we go way back, and there ain’t nothin’ bad we could ever say about this dynamic duo!
8:35 — Juanita (Phreedom Hall): Long-running Louisville underground mavens, featuring some people that go back to first-wave Louisville punk and the 1069 House scene that spawned Babylon Dance Band, Endtables, and more.
9:00 — Hair Police (Turners Tavern): Lexington “noize dudes” in a rare Louisville performance — probably the first time in a decade!
9:25 — Shit & Shine (Goosebump Galley): One of the highlights of Cropped Out II: The Search for Curley’s Gold, S&S occasionally feature King Coffey of the Butthole Surfers, as well as bunny masks.
9:55 — The Endtables (Phreedom Hall): First-wave Louisville punk! Okay, maybe Southern Indiana. Either way, they rule, and this is the first time they’ve played here in over 35 years!
10:20 — Steve Gunn (Turners Tavern): East Coast guitar-slinger with a killer new album, Time Off, that you should check out pronto!
10:55 — Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano (Goosebump Galley): Orcutt slayed solo at Cropped Out II, this is his first Louisville trip with drumming octopus and handsome man Chris Corsano. Hide your (fancy) bourbon!
11:40 — Endless Boogie (Phreedom Hall): The last time EB graced Louisville was over two years ago, so it’s safe to say you shouldn’t miss them this time!

Friday night, killer Chicago-based reissue label NUMERO GROUP is hosting a Cropped Out after-party at Seidenfaden’s, starring Michael Slaboch and Louisville’s Kim Sorise! It starts at midnight and is FREE! More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/218034211695666/.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 (aka MY BIRTHDAY!)

2:00 p.m. — Asm A Tik (Turners Tavern): I’ve been dying to see this new Louisville trio, as supposedly they are prog-tastic. Come get progressive, early!
2:25 — Neighbor (Goosebump Galley): One of Louisville’s heaviest current groups, we gotta say, these neighbors are much cooler than one of our neighbors who cut down a tree last year. Boo!
2:55 — Todays Hits (Phreedom Hall)
3:20 — Mote (Turners Tavern)
3:45 — Quail Bones (Goosebump Galley)
4:15 — Connections (Phreedom Hall): New Columbus, Ohio band features members of Times New Viking. Remember them? They were great, so these guys are probably at least half as good, right? Just kiddin’, they are pretty great!
4:40 — Tom Blacklung & the Smokestacks (Turners Tavern)
5:05 — Running (Goosebump Galley)
5:35 — Rinehart (Phreedom Hall)
6:00 — New England Patriots (Turners Tavern)
6:25 — Thee Open Sex (Goosebump Galley)
6:55 — Montag (Phreedom Hall): Rare appearance by this Louisville super-phenom! Must be seen to be believed!
7:20 — SKIMASK (Turners Tavern)
7:45 — Jaye Jayle (Turners Tavern): Mysterious Louisville folk rock funsters, JJ have been awesome every time we’ve seen ’em.
8:15 — Mayo Thompson and the Corky’s Debt Band (Phreedom Hall): YES! Corky’s Debt to His Father is one of our favorite albums of all time, and though we’ve seen Mayo kill it with his main concern, The Red Krayola, we never thought we’d see the day we’d see/hear songs from Corky live. And on our 38th birthday, no less. In our hometown. Thank you, Cropped Out!
8:55 — Kal Marks (Goosebump Galley)
9:20 — Borbetomagus (Goosebump Galley): New York trio (2 saxes, electric guitar) are an acquired taste, but what a taste it is! We’ve been long-time fans, without ever having the chance to see them live, so this is another one-in-a-lifetime experience as they rarely play off the East Coast.
10:00 — Wolf Eyes (Phreedom Hall): Quite possibly the best band Michigan’s produced since the Stooges. Really, I believe that!
10:35 — Human Eye (Turners Tavern): Second-best Michigan band after Wolf Eyes! What is it with Michigan and eyes anyway? The dang place looks like a glove!
11:05 — CAVE (Goosebump Galley): One of the highlights of Cropped Out #1, along with a chaotic drunken Oaks night two years ago, Cave brings some sorta kraut-y dance party for yo’ dome.
11:45 — Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Phreedom Hall): We’ll be honest, we haven’t been a huge Billy fan, but Superwolf, the album these two geniuses recorded over five years ago, was a damn fine moment. Everybody rub your belly!

At midnight Saturday night, our Stop Drink Listen friends will be hosting an after-party with Endless Boogie’s Paul Major, also at Seidenfaden’s (more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/594751607224434/).

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

9 p.m. — Freakwater (Phreedom Hall): C’mon, do I really have to tell you anything about Freakwater? Sheesh, I’m tired already.
10:30 — Lambchop (Phreedom Hall)

If that wasn’t enough information for you, you can find out more at www.croppedoutmusic.com. And you can download a really great mix of this year’s artists there! And buy tickets, if you haven’t already. What are you waiting for?

OH YEAH! Cropped Out REALLY starts on Thursday, if you’re so inclined, with the BEER & VOODOO Wild & Woolly/Cropped Out 2013 Pre-Party with Sublime Frequencies at the Dreamland Film Center! Filmmaker/documentarian/world traveler Hisham Mayet will be presenting two films, Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast (at 7:30pm) and The Divine River: Ceremonial Pageantry in the Sahel (at 9:00pm). More information is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/504642746296711/.

Whew! Now I gotta go take a nap so I have enough energy for this weekend…

UPDATE, 9/27/2013: THE CORRECT SET TIMES ARE NOW UP!
For some reason, we “copied” the scheduled published in the LEO Weekly, which was inaccurate. We regret the error. Always on time, peoples!