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GANGLY YOUTH, LITTLE GOLD, TODD KILLINGS and AARON ROSENBLUM at ZANZABAR, Wednesday, April 3rd

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(Poster by Dan Davis)

The Other Side of Life presents:

GANGLY YOUTH (Louisville, KY)
LITTLE GOLD (Athens, GA)
TODD KILLINGS (Athens, GA)

with DJ sets by AARON ROSENBLUM (New York, NY; Sapat, Shackamaxon, Sons of Earth)

Wednesday, April 3rd
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM, $6, 21-and-over; online tickets now available here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/245033-gangly-youth-little-gold-louisville/.

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After cutting their teeth with four drummers and a recent tour to Malaysia, GANGLY YOUTH of Louisville, Kentucky is finally hitting their stride. Their sound is a mix of jangly noise, fuzzy pop, and a no-perfection required style. One might be reminded of bands like Sonic Youth, The Pixies, or warped cassettes playing favorite pop songs.

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Christian DeRoeck began LITTLE GOLD as a way to exorcize the demons that had accumulated during his tenure with psychedelic revivalists Woods.  The lineup shifted gradually, then suddenly, and finally in 2012 DeRoeck left NYC for good to settle in Athens, GA.  He reassembled LITTLE GOLD with his good friend John McLean (of Dead Dog and Todd Killings) and they continued to do what LITTLE GOLD has always done, craft delightful pop songs about the seedy underbelly of day-to-day existence.

TODD KILLINGS was founded by a 14 year-old John McLean (Dead Dog, Nasty Intentions) in 1994 with a leftover bottle of brandy, a dictaphone, and an Angry Samoans album in the pine barrens of southern New Jersey. TODD KILLINGS remained the secret recording outlet for McLean’s pop songs, unlistenable noise, and screamo riffs.  TODD KILLINGS finally found the enthusiastic and talented rhythm section of Christian DeRoeck (Little Gold, Woods) playin’ fuzzy melodic bass and Chase Merritt (The Mammies, Sleepy Co.) tapping on the tambourines & floor tom with a pair of glowsticks.

Former Louisvillian and one-time Sapat member AARON ROSENBLUM will be providing “laid-back field recording grooves” between bands for your listening pleasure.

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WAND, LITTLE GOLD, INOCULIST, STATE CHAMPION at SKULL ALLEY, Saturday, August 21st

WAND (from Lexington, on Young God Records)
LITTLE GOLD (from NYC, on HeartBreakBeat Records)
INOCULIST (from NYC, on HeartBreakBeat Records)
STATE CHAMPION (from Louisville/Southern Indiana, on Sophomore Lounge Records)

Saturday, August 21st
at SKULL ALLEY
1017 E. Broadway, at the corner of Barrett
8 PM, $6, ALL AGES!

WAND

James Jackson Toth has been playing and recording (and releasing) music for over a decade, most notably as leader of the now-defunct New York-based collective Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice. After a solo album in 2007 on Rykodisc, and Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! label and the Mad Monk label, he continues under the name WAND with his new release on Michael Gira’s Young God Records label with Death Seat, due this October . Abandoning the psychedelic wail of WW&VV for a starker, more direct songwriting style, WAND’s most recent tunes are harrowing and hellaciously good. Michael Gira writes that Toth is “a passionate singer and guitar player and inhabits the songs as he performs them with straightforward, unpretentious, and confident gravitas. I’ve been listening to this record over and over for the last several months—we went through dozens of equally compelling songs before choosing the line up of tracks—and the more I listen, the more honored I am to be associated with James Jackson Toth.”

Former Woods songwriter and Meneguar member, Christian DeRoeck is back with the Completely Fucked! 7″, his second release as LITTLE GOLD. Vastly different from the melancholy country of LITTLE GOLD’s debut LP On the Knife (2009), these two songs are brimming with fuzzy guitars, sweet harmonies, and what sounds like youthful exuberance. DeRoeck’s lyrical content is morose as ever, but on this record it comes packed in two and a half-minute pop songs. The most immediate difference is the addition of Brian Markham on bass and Pat Broderick on drums, both of Brooklyn psych-rockers Ancient Sky, and Broderick of beloved DC hardcore outfit Majority Rule. Released in an initial run of 300 on NYC label HeartBreakBeat Records, this record is a taste of what’s to come. Little Gold heads back into the studio this year to record the follow-up to On the Knife.

Watch Little Gold – “Bird’s Eye” – Le Loft Rooftop from DUKE STREET on Vimeo.

Through harmony and intricate musical arrangements, INOCULIST crafts an uncompromising scape of eerie pop, jazz progressions, and the swing of old world rhythm and blues. Started as the home recording project of John Hunter (guitar, vocals) in 2005, INOCULIST is a band constantly in the mode of creation. INOCULIST currently operates as a four-piece with Ashlyn Davis (keys,vocals), Ethan Schmid (drums, banjo), and Marc Merza (bass). Their new album Spells has just been released on HeartBreakBeat Records.

STATE CHAMPION started in 2006 as a moniker for the early acoustic experiments of Ryan Davis. It has since evolved into a rock n’ roll band with a Chevy van and a vinyl record. Having created a sound that is a product of its upbringing, with Sweetheart of the Rodeo on the radio, Bleach idle in the tape deck, and a Smog song stuck in its head, Davis & Co. drive through forty minutes of sincerely howled, sloppily executed, stripped down garage-country on their full-length debut, Stale Champagne (released this year on Sophomore Lounge Records). “The band is an under-the-radar phenomenon in the making, the classic style of quality band that Louisville overlooks… The tone is just right for this type of subtle rock. A bit earnest, a bit funny, a bit smart.” – Joseph Lord, Velocity Weekly.

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EGRET, CURSILLISTAS, LITTLE GOLD at the SWAN DIVE, Friday November 13

EGRET (from Louisville)
CURSILLISTAS (from Portland, Maine; on Time-Lag and Digitalis)
LITTLE GOLD
(from NYC)

at the SWAN DIVE
Friday, November 13th
921 Swan Street
9 PM, $5, 21-and-over

EGRET is a newer Louisville band composed of Greta Smith on vocals, autoharp, and guitar; Paul Rushford on lap steel and guitar; Chet Gray on cello, guitar, kazoo; and Chris Martin on drums, and percussion. They recently played the Swan Dive with eremy Jirvin & the Free=Ends, and are currently recording their first album.

CURSILLISTAS are a fantastic collective of mysterious origins, having released one excellent record on their own L’Animaux Tryst imprint, Les Biches (which was recently re-issued by Time-Lag). Norman Records had this to say about it: “[it’s] meandering space drone & cracked acid-fried freestyle folk. …The fourth track and is totally amazing, like one of those blinding Animal Collective harmony drenched space pop experiments. Then there’s some fun to be had with xylophones and bent shards of heavily manipulated guitar whilst vocals drift drowsily all over the shop like drunken clouds.” Their new 12″, entitled Joint Chiefs, will soon be released by Digitalis. This show will be their Louisville debut.

New York’s LITTLE GOLD presents mellow country rock born from years of playing basement punk shows. Christian DeRoeck spent a good chunk of the past decade leaning on the whammy bar in Meneguar, and was one of the two founding songwriters in Woods. Following the trio’s ecstatic appearance at the Swan Dive back in September (with DR Country and WAND), LITTLE GOLD mainman Christian will be performing solo on Friday the 13th.

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DR Country, WAND, Little Gold at the SWAN DIVE Saturday, September 19

DR COUNTRY
WAND (from Knoxville, on Ecstatic Peace!)
LITTLE GOLD (from NYC)

Saturday, September 19
The Swan Dive
921 Swan Street
9 PM
$5, 21 and over

DRCOUNTRY

DR COUNTRY features longtime Louisville veteran Darren Rappa and Caitlin Kannapell, with a rotating cast of characters and comrades playing his unique style of bent country tunes. Rappa, who played in such amazing Louisville bands as Verktum and King Kong, has a unique voice and presence, and his songs in DR COUNTRY will have you alternately weeping and laughing out loud, asking for more.

WAND

James Jackson Toth has been playing and recording (and releasing) music for over a decade, most notably as leader of the now-defunct New York-based collective Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice. After a solo album in 2007 on Rykodisc, he continues under the name WAND with new releases on both Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! label and the Mad Monk label. Abandoning the psychedelic wail of WW&VV for a starker, more direct songwriting style, WAND’s most recent tunes are harrowing and hellaciously good.

LITTLE GOLD

New York’s LITTLE GOLD presents mellow country rock born from years of playing basement punk shows. Christian DeRoeck spent a good chunk of the past decade leaning on the whammy bar in Meneguar, and was one of the two founding songwriters in Woods. Now he joins up with viola/violin player K. Dylan Edrich (of K. Records’ Chain and the Gang), and drummer Patty Conway, and spins some tunes that are a bit more down home than his previous work, but still as ragged and catchy as ever. Replete with killer 12-string leads and psychedelic autoharp musings.

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