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The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

COLIN STETSON(Montreal, QC; on Constellation Records)


JUSTIN WALTER(Chicago, IL; on Kranky)

Thursday, March 27th
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
8 PM Doors*
$12 advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/500253-colin-stetson-louisville/
$15 day-of-show

“Stetson demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies. It’s like being inside an enormous brass tunnel full of windy byways and slamming valves, at once exhilarating and frightening.” – Pitchfork

COLIN STETSON was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, working extensively live and in studio with a wide range of acts including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinead O’Connor, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, and Anthony Braxton. Meanwhile he has developed an utterly unique voice as a soloist, principally on saxophones and clarinets, his intense technical prowess matched by his exhilarating and emotionally gripping skills as a songwriter. He settled in Montreal in 2007. In 2008 Aagoo records released Colin’s debut, the first in his New History Warfare album cycle. New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges arrived via Constellation in Spring 2011, kicking off a hectic year of solo engagements and year-round touring as part of the Bon Iver band. The album met with universal acclaim from critics across a spectrum of jazz and indie rock/pop cultural spheres: “pure revelation” according to All About Jazz, the album was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, and landed on year-end lists at Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, SPIN and the Village Voice. His frequent appearances on stages at SXSW, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and countless stops on the international jazz festival circuit cemented his reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player while bringing his solo work to a broad international audience. Colin’s astounding physical engagement with his instruments (chiefly bass and alto saxophones) produces emotionally rich and polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations of what solo horn playing can sound like. Stetson is equally at home in the avant jazz tradition of players who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument through circular breathing, embouchure (i.e. Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson) and at the nexus of noise/drone/minimalist music that encompasses genres like dark metal, post-rock and contemporary electronics (i.e. Tim Hecker, Ben Frost – both of whom have mixed or remixed Stetson recordings). April 2013 saw the release of New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light via Constellation, completing the conceptual and narrative arc of the series and constituting a definitive realization of his unparalleled musicianship and stunning skill as a composer. It has been received with exemplary recognition and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

Watch the video for Colin Stetson “In Mirrors” + “And In Truth” from Constellation Records on Vimeo here:

JUSTIN WALTER was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. His most recent explorations are centered around the Electronic Valve Instrument, a rare wind-controlled analog synthesizer. After spending a few years exploring the instrument at home and on the road, he saw two releases for the Life Like label. First was the WALTER double cassette (2012) and then the Dark Matter 12”(2013). His most recent release with this project is Lullabies & Nightmares, out on Kranky May 27, 2013. In addition to developing and releasing his own material, Walter has worked with many bands and artists over the last decade, including Nomo, Iron & Wine, Wild Belle, Sinkane, His Name is Alive, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Skeletons, Megan Byrne, AUNTS, Scott Gwinnell, and Randy Napoleon.

Listen to “Dream Weaving” by JUSTIN WALTER here: http://music.justinwalter.net/track/dream-weaving.

Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/664890593575932/.

*A QUICK NOTE ABOUT THE DOOR TIME FOR THIS SHOW: On the same night, just down Market Street at the Green Building (732 E. Market Street), the lovely and talented SUSANNA and RACHEL GRIMES will be performing! We found out about each others’ events and are very pleased to announce that we are staggering the set times so that both audiences will able to enjoy the bulk of both shows! The door time for the Susanna and Rachel Grimes show will be at 7 PM, with music to follow, while the door time for the Colin Stetson and Justin Walter show will be at 8 PM, with music to follow.

Space for both performances is extremely limited so we encourage patrons of both shows to buy tickets in advance. $15 advance tickets for the SUSANNA and RACHEL GRIMES performance go on sale exclusively at Guestroom Records, 1806 Frankfort Avenue, on Saturday, February 15th. $12 advance tickets available for COLIN STETSON and JUSTIN WALTER at DREAMLAND here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/500253-colin-stetson-louisville/

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The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND (Philadelphia, PA; on Paradise of Bachelors)



Wednesday, February 19th
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
7 PM, $10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/500165-chris-forsyth-solar-motel-louisville/.

CHRIS FORSYTH is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he has released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock under his own name including 2011’s Paranoid Cat (Family Vineyard) and 2012’s Kenzo Deluxe (Northern Spy). His most recent release, Solar Motel (Paradise of Bachelors) has been called one of 2013’s best releases by the New Yorker, Uncut, Aquarium Drunkard, Frontier Psychiatrist, Pop Matters, and others, provoking ecstatic comparisons to classic artists like Television, The Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Richard Thompson, Robert Quine, John Fahey, and Glenn Branca. In spring 2013, Forsyth formed The Solar Motel Band with longtime bassist Peter Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin’) and drummer Steven Urgo (ex-The War on Drugs), and introduced the band with a month-long June residency at Ortlieb’s in Philly that ignited a storm of blog praise when the shows were posted on Soundcloud. This is their first tour.

“(Solar Motel) is some kind of masterpiece, a four-part suite of ecstatic, spiritual psychedelia that splits the difference between unabashed classic rock thrills and a spikey avant garde sense of adventure. Try to imagine Television circa 1977 recording a cover of Pharoah Sanders’ “The Creator Has A Master Plan” and you’re halfway there.” – Aquarium Drunkard

“9/10. It’s a fierce, exploratory record that sounds, in a way, like an instrumental sequel to Television’s Marquee Moon. Forsyth understands how to elevate mathematical riffing with lyrical flourishes and buried echoes of folk motifs. As a whole, it’s brilliant.” Uncut

Listen to selected live tracks from the SOLAR MOTEL BAND here: https://soundcloud.com/solar-motel-band.

THE RITCHIE WHITE ORCHESTRA is one of life’s sonic rewards. An exploration in aural dissonant lollipops perfect for the brain. Comprised of anyone and everybody the Orchestra has featured some distinguished collaborators in the past – Lydia Lunch, Stephin Merritt, Roddy Bottum, Matt Fishbeck and more. As Jacqueline Susaan writes, “You have to climb to the top of Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls.” They’re set to release their debut double-7″ record on Louisville’s resurrected SELF DESTRUCT label this spring!

Listen to “Marlboro Country” by The Ritchie White Orchestra here:

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/213064202229455.

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DREAMLAND Set to Open Next Week!


DREAMLAND, a new performing and visual arts space, is set to open at 810 East Market Street in Louisville, Kentucky with inaugural performances on Thursday, January 30th by the Jim Marlowe/Steve Good/Jackie Royce Reed Trio (their debut) and mAAs, two local music ensembles. Formerly known as the Dreamland Film Center, creative endeavors of all kinds will now be facilitated at DREAMLAND by TIM BARNES, Founder and Artistic Director of THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT.

Tucked in an alleyway off East Market Street, right behind Decca Restaurant, DREAMLAND is a 100-person capacity black-box theater with adjoining lounge and lobby space. It has been utilized for the past few years by the Louisville Film Society for screenings, concerts, lectures, and production offices. In a previous life, the DREAMLAND space was a chapel, as part of the Wayside Christian Mission.

THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT has been an ongoing multi-disciplinary, multi-media production emphasizing adventures in new music, visual forms, and architecture. Founded by Tim Barnes, THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT aims to expose Louisville audiences to the best of what the world’s art communities has to offer.

DREAMLAND’S Artistic Director TIM BARNES is an internationally-known percussionist, electronic musician, and recording producer/engineer who has played and recorded with Sonic Youth, Wilco, Body/Head, Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, The For Carnation, and MV+EE, as well as being featured in countless multiple other settings, from jazz-influenced free-improvisation to full-on rock n’ roll. He also runs the newly-revived Quakebasket record label (best known for its mid-1990s archival releases of solo work by Angus MacLise, poet and original drummer for the Velvet Underground). Tim is no stranger to curating music events as he had a hand in guiding NYC’s acclaimed Issue Project Room in becoming a venue. A California native, Tim moved with his wife and their two children to Louisville, Kentucky in 2007 from his longtime musical base, New York City. As a relatively-new Louisvillian, BARNES is enthusiastic about reaching out to the entire community in developing DREAMLAND as a viable and vital part of our city.

Partnering with BARNES on this endeavor is JOEL HUNT as Business Manager/Publicist, a Louisville native and independent music promoter, best known for his one-man production team The Other Side of Life, as well as his music writing for LEO Weekly, Swingset magazine, and many others. Formerly a resident of New York City, HUNT has also served as a production manager for the Beggars Group of recording labels (which includes Matador Records, 4AD, XL Recordings, and others).

DREAMLAND is dedicated to presenting a vanguard of musicians, performing artists, and cinema from around the globe, as well as being a showcase for like-minded artists from right here in Louisville. Our city’s many and varied arts, music, and cultural groups are highly encouraged to consider DREAMLAND as a potential partner in performance and promotion, and we encourage all inquiries. With easy access to and from Downtown Louisville, DREAMLAND hopes to be the artistic and musical beat in the heart of Louisville’s East Market District, also known as NuLu.

Web site: http://dreamlandislouisville.org
Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Media-Project-at-Dreamland/720969334595217
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DREAMLANDLouKy

For more information on how your organization can curate performances and events at DREAMLAND, contact us via email at louisvilleisdreamland@gmail.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT DREAMLAND (much more to be announced shortly!):

Thursday, January 30th – The New Media Project presents the Jim Marlowe/Steve Good/Jackie Royce Reed Trio and mAAs. 7 PM, $5.

Thursday, February 6th – The New Media Project presents Mind Over Mirrors, Matt Christensen, and Shedding. 7 PM, $10.

Saturday, February 15th – The Other Side of Life presents Black God and Second Story Man. 8 PM, $5

Sunday, February 16th – The New Media Project presents Mikolaj Trzaska & Tim Daisy Duo, more TBA. 7 PM, $10.

Wednesday, February 19th – The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life present Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band, more TBA. 7 PM, $10.

Saturday, March 1st – The New Media Project presents Cairo Gang, Tropical Trash, Famous Laughs. 8 PM, $10.

Fear not, intrepid fans! The Other Side of Life will continue on, and will continue to book out-there music at venues all over Louisville, not just at DREAMLAND. In fact, we’ve got another big announcement coming hopefully next week…