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August 1st Trolley Hop – Early Amateur Films of Kentucky and Beyond with special musical guests, Friday, August 1st at DREAMLAND


The Other Side of Life, Dreamland, and The Filson Historical Society are proud to present:


with special musical guests to be announced

Friday, August 1st
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Film screening from 5 PM to 8 PM, live music to follow
The event is FREE and open to the public as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop.

Presented By
Heather Stone, Assistant Curator of Special Collections
Aaron Rosenblum, Assistant Curator of Special Collections

If you missed The Filson Historical Society’s packed June 13th screening of this rare, amateur film footage of Louisville, Indianapolis, and the region, here’s your chance to see it at Dreamland!

In 2013 The Filson, with support from the community through a Power2Give.org fundraising campaign, preserved three historic films from the Judge Arthur E. Hopkins Collection. Judge Hopkins (1881-1944) was a Louisville attorney, judge, alderman and member of the Board of Directors of The Filson with a passion for film and photography.

(A towboat pushing a barge up the icy Ohio River in the winter of 1933 – Still courtesy Filson Historical Society.)

For the past year Filson archivists have worked to bring these historic Louisville films back to life.  Join us at this screening to see these rare scenes of downtown Louisville, Indianapolis, the Kentucky Derby, Bowman Field, Cherokee and Iroquois Parks, and more!

The films will be shown at Dreamland (810 E. Market St., behind Decca) on a loop throughout the event, with a Kentucky-themed soundtrack curated by Nathan Salsburg of the Alan Lomax Archives. Filson staff members will be on hand to provide historical information about the films. Refreshments will be available.

(The Judge Arthur E. Hopkins film collection was recently discovered in the original canisters and trunks. Photo courtesy Filson Historical Society.)

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present a LOCALS ONLY! showcase:






Sunday, August 3rd
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/638283-touch-ac-visiting-nurse-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347299165422910
Recommended if you like: Boards of Canada, Skyscraper Stereo, Jalin Roze

TOUCH AC is an up-and-coming Louisville hip-hop artist who, when not creating and performing spoken word poetry and hip-hop music, “enjoys hot wings. ”

Visiting Nurse Live

Comprised of electronic drums, keyboards, bass, and effected guitar, VISITING NURSE features long time collaborators Jon Hill, Mike Seymour, and Syd Bishop creating music that seems to somehow straddle the gap between the organic and inorganic, a cyborg pastiche of jazz influenced composition, and rigid structures. For fans of Boards of Canada, Clams Casino, and Biosphere.

Local electronic wanderer SHEDDING strikes up the modular synth and sparks fire for this unique evening of joyous sounds.

Listen to SHEDDING‘s 2013 release Who Can I Be Alone With? here: http://shedding.bandcamp.com/album/who-can-i-be-alone-with.

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present a LOCALS ONLY! showcase:

JUANITA  (Louisville, KY)


THE WINDAGO (Louisville, KY)


THE MAN (Louisville, KY)

Saturday, July 11th

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/616285-juanita-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/300652513435167/
Recommended if you like: Bodeco, Antman, Zig Zag Way, Louisville!

(Photo of Juanita by Shawn Price)

JUANITA is a long-standing Louisville tradition, much like the Oaks or Derby, but you don’t need to wear a seersucker suit or some fancy hat. Just about every Louisville musician of note of the past decade has played in JUANITA, active since 1992!

Read an interview with JUANITA‘s Heather Fox here: http://www.never-nervous.com/2014/05/interview-heather-fox-uses-words-about.html.

More information on THE WINDAGO and THE MAN coming shortly!

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(flier by Carrie Neumayer.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SPEEDY ORTIZ (Boston, MA; on Carpark)

THE CHRIS BROKAW BAND (Seattle, WA and Louisville, KY; members of Come, Codeine, Rodan, Second Story Man, Julie of the Wolves, Early Age)

MURALS (Louisville, KY)



810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM, $10 Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/590341-speedy-ortiz-louisville/.
$15 day of show.


From their start as a full band, SPEEDY ORTIZ found a warm reception in the Bay State’s rock underground, from Boston’s basements to Western Massachusetts’ experimental scene. In March 2012, the band recorded and self-released a two-song single (“Taylor Swift” / “Swim Fan”) with Paul Q. Kolderie (Pixies, Hole) and Justin Pizzoferrato (Chelsea Light Moving, Dinosaur Jr.). Establishing both creative momentum and a fanbase earned through near-constant U.S. touring, they continued with the Sports EP, a loosely conceptual 10” released on Exploding In Sound that June. Their debut album Major Arcana, named Best New Music by Pitchfork, saw the evolution of SPEEDY ORTIZ from a lo-fi project into a wholly collaborative effort, marked by Darl Ferm’s thick bass lines, drummer Mike Falcone’s boisterous fills, and the counterbalance between guitarist Matt Robidoux’s anti-melodic playing and frontwoman Sadie Dupuis’s angular riffing. The end result is a band able to distill their influences and impulses into something at once dissonant and melodic. This show is their Louisville debut, coming on the heels of their appearance at the Bonaroo Festival.

(photo of Chris Brokaw by Sven Gielen.)

CHRIS BROKAW is perhaps best known for his work as the drummer in Codeine and the guitarist in Come, who made several albums in the 1990’s for the labels Sub Pop and Matador that are considered landmarks in American independent rock music. Since 2001, Chris has focused primarily on his work as a solo artist, making numerous albums of vocal and instrumental music. This has ranged from full-on rock, to explorations of the 6-string and 12-string acoustic guitars, to the experimental and abstract. Throughout, Chris has maintained an active solo touring schedule in the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and Russia. He has composed original music for the following films: “I Was Born, But” (Roddy Bogawa, 2004), “Road” (Leslie McCleave, 2005, which received the award for Best Original Score at the Brooklyn International Film Festival); “Sospira” (Lana Z. Caplan, 2011); “Taken By Storm” (Roddy Bogawa, 2011); and “Now, Forager” (Julia Halperin/Jason Cortlund, 2012). The latter two films screened in 2012 at MOMA in New York City. Chris has also performed and recorded as an accompanist to Thurston Moore, Evan Dando, Christina Rosenvinge, Jennifer O’Connor, Rhys Chatham, Steve Wynn, Alan Licht, GG Allin, and Johnny Depp. He has composed music for the Dagdha Dance Company (Limerick, Ireland) and Kino Dance (Boston); collaborated with playwright Rinde Eckert and director Robert Woodruff on the opera “Highway Ulysses” (2002, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Mass.); performed as one of 77 drummers in the Boredoms’ “77 Boadrum” in New York; and performed as one of 200 guitarists in Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail” at Lincoln Center, New York. His band Dirtmusic (with Chris Eckman and Hugo Race) performed at the Festival In The Desert, in Essakane, Mali, and collaborated with the Touareg band Tamikrest on an album recorded in Bamako, Mali.

As a special treat, CHRIS BROKAW will be accompanied for this performance by Louisville, Kentucky residents KEVIN COULTAS (Rodan, The Chris Brokaw Band on Incredible Love) and CARRIE NEUMAYER (Second Story Man, Julie of the Wolves, Early Age). The rarity and uniqueness of this performance cannot be overstated!

With sizzling bass that digs like a rusty spoon against a prison cell wall, dueling guitars, which shimmer like dragonflies skating over the community pool, honey-salted voicings, plucked from the highest branch of a tree in the last moment before a fall to the ground and a broken arm, and drums that pound faster and harder than a flock of kids chasing an ice cream truck, MURALS’ sound is distinct, tantalizing, and tasteful.

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NINNIE, R. KEENAN LAWLER, and JOE DUTKIEWICZ with Special Guests at DREAMLAND, Saturday, May 24th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

NINNIE (Louisville, KY)

R. KEENAN LAWLER (Louisville, KY)

JOE DUTKIEWICZ with Special Guests (Louisville, KY)

Saturday, May 24th

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM, $7
Advance tickets available here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/585167-ninnie-r-keenan-lawler-louisville/.


Cynthia Norton is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky. Influenced by folk aesthetics and the history of her surroundings, Norton’s work employs music, video, mixed media, and performance as her country-music alter ego NINNIE, in a manner that combines feminist thought with local and vernacular imagery inspired by the cultural traditions of the rural South, specifically of her native Kentucky. While often combining these mediums, Norton uses the portrayal of the traditions, readymade sculpture, storytelling, and technology. Her works often have a “homespun” quality — from self-made musical instruments, constructed from suitcases and tennis rackets, to liquor stills that consist of buckets, copper tubing, and pressure cookers — while her music ranges across blues and country classics sung in a warbling voice, to haunting dirges that recall the mysteries of mountain culture. These makeshift elements combined with her quirky persona — complete with old-timey Southern costumes fit for the country music star — all attest to Norton’s creativity and inventiveness. Fascinated by the culture of fictional celebrity that pervades amateur Country Music contests in the South, Norton employs NINNIE as a surrogate to address the struggle for women to be seen and heard while her ingenuity transcends ordinariness and revels her to be the Everywoman of Country and Blues. Norton’s most recent solo project opened at PAFA on March 2, 2012 in the Historic Landmark Building using paintings in the collection as sounding boards for a group of four video/song works, two installations, and four prints, which reflect variously on issues like the historic portrayal of women in art, paternalism and colonialism, and the vernacular forms of folk culture. Mixing high and low art, the exhibition creates a counterpoint between PAFA and its fine art collection and the cultural and musical history of the artist’s Kentucky home. Much like her performances of altered country and blues songs, the project is not an attempt to satirize these histories but, instead, to critically-and sometimes humorously- engage with ideas about myth, power, and identity. Cynthia Norton received a BFA from the University of Kentucky and an MFA in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Over the past decade, Norton has exhibited and performed extensively in the USA, Europe, and Asia. In 2005 she was included in the exhibition Nowhere during the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, Austria, and in 2008 her work was featured in the exhibition The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

Watch “Ninnie Naive Documentary 1994” here:

R. KEENAN LAWLER is a guitarist who has collaborated or performed with a wide range of forward-thinking musicians and mavericks including Rhys Chatham, John Butcher, Eliott Sharp, Charalambides, Ignaz Schick/Perlonex, Kaffe Matthews, Burning Star Core, Jason Kahn, Ut Gret, Kevin Drumm, Helena Espvall, Ian Nagoski, Alan Licht, Taksuya Nakatani, Bhob Rainey, Eric Carbonara and Joseph Suchy.

Watch a performance by R. KEENAN LAWLER here:

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

MAN FOREVER (Brooklyn, NY; on Thrill Jockey)


JON LORENZ (Cincinnati, OH)

Saturday, May 31st
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM, $10
Advance tickets available here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/583577-man-forever-louisville/.

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(Photo of Kid Millions by Lisa Corson)

MAN FOREVER is an exploratory percussion project helmed by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), one of New York’s most versatile and critically-lauded musical collaborators, and a founding member of Oneida. Since its inception in 2010, MAN FOREVER has hosted an impressive list of guest performers, but few have been as specially qualified to perform Colpitts’ technically challenging meditative workouts. Colpitts continues to be one of the most in-demand drummers in New York. Throughout 2013 he toured as a member of Spiritualized, performed in duos with Greg Fox and Jim Sauter, recorded a record with Akron/Family, released an album with People of the North on Thrill Jockey, and performed with Rhys Chatham as a member of Oneida. So far in 2014 he has recorded an album with Rick Moody and has performed with William Basinski at the Ecstatic Music Festival in March.


Cincinnati, Ohio-based saxophone improviser and experimental artist JON LORENZ has been heavily involved in Cincinnati’s experimental scene for many years, running the Art Damage Lodge from 2007-2011, and presenting shows then after under the moniker Dome Presents.  He may be best known for his heavily amplified sax/ clarinet duo, Wasteland Jazz Unit, but also plays in numerous other projects including Public Housing, Early Tunnels, and Ohio Unsemble.  He has also played in or collaborated with the likes of Burning Star Core, Rhys Chatham, Ryan Jewell, Fred Lonberg-Holm, C. Spencer Yeh, Mike Shiflet, Darin Gray, Dylan Posa, and many others.  Solo, LORENZ combines amplified sax smears with tape loops, homemade electronics, and oscillators.

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NAT BALDWIN (of Dirty Projectors), PILLARS AND TONGUES, and TWIN LIMB at DREAMLAND, Sunday, June 1st

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

NAT BALDWIN (Brooklyn, NY; on Western Vinyl)


TWIN LIMB (Louisville, KY)


Sunday, June 1st

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM, $10
Advance tickets available here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/583757-nat-baldwin-louisville/

(photo by Lindsay Metivier.)

After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, NAT BALDWIN started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals.  In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors.  In addition to his work with Dirty Projectors, he has performed on Grizzly Bear’s Shields, Vampire Weekend’s Contra, and Department of Eagles’ In Ear Park. His new record, In The Hollows, is his followup to 2011’s People Changes. Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat found time to write and record his most soulful and ambitious collection of songs to date. “…whether BALDWIN is singing with his throat or his bow, there’s a thrilling felling of freedom to it all.” – Pitchfork.

Listen to the title track from In the Hollows here:

Watch a live video of the title track from In the Hollows here:



Although from Chicago, Beth Remis, Ben Babbitt, and Mark Trecka of PILLARS AND TONGUES have spent much of the last few years traveling, performing music in a wide variety of contexts, exploring the severe and sublime landscapes of America, and returning to or refusing to return to variations on the theme of home . . . The work allies with the darker, stranger side of the pop realm, evoking the drama and atmosphere of Dead Can Dance, and the art-prog experimentation of Peter Gabriel’s 4. [H]armonium and violin blend with enveloping synths, undulating loops and gated rhythms of hazy origin. Pitchfork conceded in 2010 that “it’s difficult to talk about influences or genres with PILLARS AND TONGUES, and almost as hard to talk about their sound.” And The Chicago Tribune has said that the group “defies easy categorization, unless you’re looking in that bin marked ‘essential.”  While affinities may be noted with contemporaries like Julia Holter, Liars, and others working creatively with tone, texture, and ambience, in the context of voice-driven songwriting, PILLARS AND TONGUES cuts a singular path through the contemporary musical landscape.

Listen to End Dances by PILLARS AND TONGUES here: http://emptycellarrecords.bandcamp.com/album/end-dances

Watch videos of PILLARS AND TONGUES here:
“Points of Light” by Randy Sterling Hunter http://vimeo.com/76863229
“Knifelike” by David Sampson http://vimeo.com/74683874
“Dogs” live in Santa Fe by At 7000 http://vimeo.com/49461709


twin limb

“[TWIN LIMB are a ] dog friendly chamber folk duo. They’d be like the wedding band in a universe contained within an Edvard Munch painting.” -Alex Glasnovic

“I’ll be real: I have no idea what TWIN LIMB sounds like. I can tell you based on the above picture that they will feature ladies, probably of the singing variety, and an accordion, but I can’t tell you anything beyond that. So I’ll make it up. Hailing from an alternate reality where accordions are the universal language, TWIN LIMB are the heroes of their dimension. Originally high school do-nothings, the two were met by a lovable, time traveling so-and-so who via a series of misadventures involving the duo themselves time traveling, taught the pair to “be excellent to each other.” This wisdom was imparted on the world after the great Battle of the Bands that TWIN LIMB won, at which time hover boards and jet packs were widely distributed to the citizens of Earth that everyone may be equally radical. Twin Limb were stranded on our plane of existence shortly after they defeated the quantum bear invasion of 2028, and hope that through their gift of excellence to the planet that they can find a way home.” –Never Nervous, 11/5/13

Recommended if you like: Chelsea Wolfe, Sybille Baier, Zola Jesus, Bat For Lashes, Old Baby, The Fervor, Ali Farka Touré, Junip, Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Ros, Amiina.

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