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DRAINOLITH and THREE LEGGED RACE at KAIJU, Wednesday, June 17th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

DRAINOLITH

and

THREE LEGGED RACE

Wednesday, June 17th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/656909121120654/
Recommended If You Like: Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes, AIDS Wolf, Dan’l Boone

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DRAINOLITH is the project of Alexander Moskos. The Montreal-based Moskos is a longstanding figure in the North American Underground Music scene. He has played in various projects, most notably as the lead guitarist in noise rock outfit AIDS Wolf. He is also currently a member of Danʼl Boone whose self-titled LP was released in 2014 on Drag City.  Moskosʼ songs in DRAINOLITH are simple lyrical motifs wrapped in angular blues riff and futures-hock electronics that are as much inspired by Robert Ashley as they are by Leonard Cohen. The first DRAINOLITH album Fighting! was released on Spectrum Spools in 2012, and the new DRAINOLITH album Hysteria was just released on NNA Records & Tapes. Hysteria was co-produced by Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux and Nate Young of Wolf Eyes. The cycle of songs on Hysteria touch on many themes: The Quebec biker wars, surviving street hassles in Detroit, getting jacked for your sneakers, coarse sexual desire. Moskos has toured all over the world with his many projects and will continue to do so. He is also set to publish a novel and drop a solo piano album in 2015.

Read the Pitchfork review of Hysteria here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20563-hysteria/.

THREE LEGGED RACE is the solo electronic project of Lexington, Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty. Beatty is a founding member of Hair Police, and a long time collaborator with C. Spencer Yeh’s Burning Star Core project. Beatty’s constantly evolving aesthetic is realized via an elaborate network of primitive electronics and outmoded thrift store detritus. Each performance and recording explores the repetition and decay of simple musical themes, discovering a new world of rhythmic and harmonic possibilities with each tier of abstraction, evoking minimalist sci-fi soundtracks, clouded hypnotic landscapes, and primal industrial techno. The debut THREE LEGGED RACE full length entitled Persuasive Barrier was released in 2012 on Editions Mego sub-label Spectrum Spools, run by John Elliott of the band Emeralds. A collection of Beatty’s Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata was released under his own name on the Glistening Examples label late in 2013.

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BATTLE TRANCE and SHUTARO NOGUCHI at KAIJU, Monday, February 2nd

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

BATTLE TRANCE

with

SHUTARO NOGUCHI

Monday, February 2nd
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, 21+
Advance online tickets available here: https://squareup.com/market/the-other-side-of-life
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/689486337837638
Recommended If You Like: Colin Stetson, Another 7 Astronauts, Papa M

BATTLE TRANCE exists in the cracks between contemporary classical music, avant-garde jazz, black metal, ambient, and world music, and their 2014 album Palace of Wind (on NNA Tapes) is a composition that pushes the four saxophonists to the limit, shedding new light on the saxophone as an ensemble instrument.  The players use circular breathing to build continuous, hypnotic waves of sound; multiphonics layer to create intricate textures that reflect an ancient time; and blisteringly fast lines seem to liquefy into each other.

Battle Trance Promo Video on Vimeo.

Listen to Palace of Wind in its entirety here:

SHU

SHUTARO NOGUCHI is from Japan and in 2010 he moved to Louisville, Kentucky after finishing his college degree and internship at FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  He quickly found musical outlets as a collaborator with  K Tranza and Another 7 Astronauts. From 2013 he started recording his own songs and is currently working on a solo album, while hosting the radio program Midnight Locker with Nathan Simmons at ART.FM. His style of music varies but generally is melody-oriented, minimal acoustic guitar singer-songwriting sung in Japanese with a flavor of traditional-folk, backed by ensembles of synth and electric guitar. He is influenced by music from America and around the world, and Pajo.

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