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GIVING UP, LIFE PARTNER, and NEIGHBOR at THE NEW VINTAGE, Monday, February 16th

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(GIF by Mikie Poland.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

GIVING UP

LIFE PARTNER

NEIGHBOR

Monday, February 16th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
8 PM, $7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/767003-giving-up-life-partner-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575731622640753
Recommended If You Like: Times New Viking, State Champion, Harvey Milk, Waxeater


(Image courtesy Sophomore Lounge.)

Shacked up over a series of living-room recording sessions throughout the following years, longtime like-minds of GIVING UP, Jenny Rose, Sean Roth, and Mikie Poland stuck their heads down deep in a three-box inheritance of Grandma’s country western records, held hands, and inhaled. Suddenly, Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow shook hands with the Ben Weasel within. With little more than a few guitars, a small reed organ, a harmonica, a boom-box tape recorder, the trio wrote and recorded a string of arguably listenable demo tapes which would soon lead the way to a number of full-length records and split tapes.  With all that said and done, the breeze still blows. GIVING UP is still as charmingly raw as it was in its challengingly lo-fi stages of inception. The three friends are still friends, driving their Chevy to the levy and puking their proverbial guts out.


(Image courtesy Sophomore Lounge.)

The sagas explaining the origins of LIFE PARTNER vary, however the epic chiseled on a monolith unearthed behind Jefferson Mall remains pivotal amongst scholarship. According to the stone, the founding members of LIFE PARTNER crossed paths just outside of the great foyer of Jefferson Mall between Bacon’s and Man Alive. A young Patrick Hume had been in between jobs since the late 90’s and was filling in as Zangief the drummer in Street Fighter II: The Band, for a string of promotional shows at GameStop. Aaron Osbourne had been forced into a life of deception by a mounting ketamine addiction; disguised in corpse paint, he had been successfully billing himself as “Brian Dennehy: Unplugged” outside of Orange Julius. During a cover of “Life in the Fastlane” an enthusiastic fan of Dennehy’s character “Walter” in Cocoon exposed him to security. Security dropped Osbourne on the entry steps where Patrick had been informed that Blanka would be replacing him for the conclusion of the tour.
It is at this juncture where the inscriptions on the monolith become indecipherable. While the bulk of mainstream cryptographers believe the two bought a cube of Keystone and crashed at Aaron’s mom’s house, some rogue linguists vehemently argue that Per Yngve Ohlin and Oystein Aarseth descended on a bolt of lightning and taught them the ways of the dark lord.

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NEIGHBOR of Louisville, Kentucky draws from punk, experimental and underground influences as well as classic soul, country and western to produce a unique breed of heavy American rock n’ roll. Recommended for fans of Big Business, Harvey Milk, and Motorhead. Featuring former and current members of Bu Hao Ting, Twenty First Century Fox, Waxeater, and ZCFOS.

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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/.

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