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OLD BABY, BROKEBACK, and CHRIS BROKAW at THE NEW VINTAGE, Saturday, April 11th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

OLD BABY

BROKEBACK

CHRIS BROKAW

Saturday, April 11th
at The New Vintage
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 8 PM
$10, 18+
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/814843-old-baby-brokeback-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/534539956685865/
Recommended If You Like: Young Widows, Slint, Tortoise, Come, The Lemonheads

OLD BABY is a Louisville-based psych rock band consisting of Todd Cook (SHIPPING NEWS, KINGS DAUGHTERS AND SONS), Evan Patterson (YOUNG WIDOWS, JAYE JAYLE) Jonathan Glen Wood, Neil Argabright (SAPAT), and Drew Osborn (WORKERS).  The band’s first LP, entitled Misunderstanding Human Behavior, is available via Hawthorne Street.

Douglas McCombs’s goal for his longstanding BROKEBACK project has always been to do service to those fleeting moments in life when everything seems clear and defined and beautiful and the hair stands up on the back of your neck. These moments are hard to describe and by their nature impossible to capture, but to try it is to be inspired. They’re not always auditory, but for their musical expression, think Roy Orbison when he’s sad and lonely, or alternately when he’s feeling triumphant, a Tom Verlaine guitar solo, Stravinsky and Erik Satie, an Ennio Morricone crescendo. Or Billy Gibbons, in a lyric like “Ridin’ ‘top the floodway on a Friday night / The landscape’s a fine and natural sight.” In the fall of 2010, when McCombs convened a new version of the band, BROKEBACK hadn’t played a live show for more than two years and had not recorded any new music for eight. McCombs’s idea was not to start over, exactly, but to start fresh, approaching similar harmonic content from a different direction, taking into consideration the perspectives of the three new guys, Pete Croke (Tight Phantomz, Head of Skulls!, Reds and Blue), Chris Hansen (Pinebender, Head of Skulls!), and James Elkington (the Zincs, the Horse’s Ha). For this show, they will be joined by ace guitarist CHRIS BROKAW (Come, Codeine, Pullman, The Chris Brokaw Band, The Lemonheads).


(photo of Chris Brokaw by Sven Gielen.)

With his new double album The Periscope Twins and 6th release on Gerard Cosloy’s 12XU record label, singer/songwriter, film composer, rock’n’roller and abstract noisemaker CHRIS BROKAW steps fully into the void. Since 2002 Chris has alternated his solo albums between instrumental forays and what he calls “singing songs”, never entirely leaving behind his roots in rock and punk while exploring new avenues of traditional and nontraditional forms. 2008 saw the formation of his own label, Capitan Records, whose first release Canaris showed two sides of the acoustic guitar: ruminative finger-picked pieces, and the howling 18 minute title track, wherein his Martin nearly explodes through a wall of amplifiers. In recent years he’s explored abstract forms in duos with Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))), David Michael Curry (the Willard Grant Conspiracy) and Alex Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten); with The Periscope Twins he delivers two solo pieces, each 40-45 minutes long; one for electronics, one for electric guitar; each one take, no overdubs. Brilliantly mastered by Bob Weston, The Periscope Twins draws the listener into realms of both hypnosis and osmosis; drone for anyone and everyone. 
Chris also continues to play in WREKMEISTER HARMONIES, THE NEW YEAR, THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD FERRIES and THE LEMONHEADS.

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OLD BABY, FAUN FABLES, and WEI ZHONGLE at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS, Saturday, May 18th

Astro Black Records, Cropped Out, and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

OLD BABY (Louisville, KY; on Hawthorne Street Records)
FAUN FABLES (Sonoma County, CA; on Drag City)
WEI ZHONGLE (Carbondale, IL)

Saturday, May 18th
at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS
930 Baxter Avenue
10 PM, ALL AGES!
$6 advance tickets available online here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/270985?utm_medium=bks or at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS; $8 day-of-show.

OLD BABY is a Louisville-based band consisting of Todd Cook (Shipping News, Kings Daughters and Sons), Jonathan Glen Wood, Neil Argabright (Sapat), Drew Osborn (Workers) and Evan Patterson (Young Widows). Their debut EP, Misunderstanding Human Behavior, was released last fall on Hawthorne Street Records.


(photo by Todd Atteberry)

FAUN FABLES front woman Dawn McCarthy is a renaissance lady who enjoys singing, theater, folklore, dancing, traveling, nature and studies of the hearth and food history. Her performing background was forged in oral tradition amidst a large musical family in Spokane, Washington and continued with studies in music theater, rock bands, Action Theater, Polish theater and ethnomusicology. Her most recent release is What the Brothers Sang, a collection of songs made famous by the Everly Brothers, in collaboration with Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham). Together with Nils Frykdahl, they form the core of FAUN FABLES.

WEI ZHONGLE is a band from Carbondale, Illinois whose “engaging but challenging music derives from many eastern and world influences, including Gamelan styles of Indonesia as well as African and Chinese orchestral music, fused with lyrics filled with nonlinear thoughts.” — Carbondale Rocks.

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Some Good Shows This Week

Tonight Vice-subsidized living legends PIERCED ARROWS play Headliners, with OLD BABY and DON’T (who have some sort of WIPERS connection). PIERCED ARROWS consist, of course, of Fred and Toody Cole from the amazing DEAD MOON, who we never got to see because they never played Louisville back in the day. Let’s hope tonight makes up for that. 8 PM doors, 18+, $10.

On Saturday, SONIC YOUTH‘s LEE RANALDO plays Zanzabar with his new band, which also features SY‘s drummer Steve Shelley as well as guitar slinger Alan Licht (one of our favorites). Opening is another favorite of ours, the ever-quotable WOODEN WAND. James Toth is a certifiable genius, or at least he’s married to one. Some other band called SEA HERO plays too. 9 PM, 21-and-over, $16 advance tickets (here), or $18 day of show.

OLD BABY Record Release Show with 200 YEARS and STATE CHAMPION at Zanzabar, Wednesday, April 11th

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

OLD BABY (Louisville, KY, featuring members of YOUNG WIDOWS, SAPAT, SHIPPING NEWS, WORKERS; on Hawthorne Street Records)
RECORD RELEASE SHOW

with special guests

200 YEARS (Members of Six Organs of Admittance and Magik Markers, on Drag City)
STATE CHAMPION (from Louisville/Southern Indiana/Chicago, on Sophomore Lounge Records)

Wednesday, April 11th
ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston Street
9 PM DOORS, $5 cover, 21 and over

OLD BABY is a new Louisville-based band consisting of Todd Cook (SHIPPING NEWS, KINGS DAUGHTERS AND SONS), Jonathan Glen Wood, Neil Argabright (SAPAT), Drew Osborn (WORKERS) and Evan Patterson (YOUNG WIDOWS). This will be the release show for their debut record, Misunderstanding Human Behavior, on Hawthorne Street Records.

200 Years is the new project by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Rangda) and Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers). As we wrote in the LEO WEEKLY, their self-titled debut on Drag City “is superficially akin to Chasny’s Six Organs project as it features primarily acoustic guitars, delicately sweet melodies and the occasional accompaniment by harmonium. But the band is really Ambrogio’s showcase, as her voice dominates the album. However, unlike her usually confrontational work with Magik Markers, the overall aesthetic of 200 Years is one of dreamy, contemplative harmony between her voice and Chasny’s guitar.” This show is their official Louisville debut, and is definitely not to be missed!

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 not one, but two vinyl records. Their sophomore record, Deep Shit, was released earlier this year on Sophomore Lounge Records, and has received quite a level of acclaim. Because it’s awesome! Welcome them home from a long, grueling, fun spring tour.

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CAVE and OLD BABY at ZANZABAR on Sunday, December 11th

CAVE and OLD BABY

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

CAVE (Chicago, Illinois; on Drag City)

with special guests

OLD BABY (Louisville, Kentucky; members of YOUNG WIDOWS, SAPAT, SHIPPING NEWS, and much more!)
and
DJ EVAN PATTERSON (YOUNG WIDOWS, OLD BABY)
DJ JOEL HUNT
(The Other Side of Life)
DJ KIM SORISE
(Dirty Soul Party)

Sunday, December 11th
ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston Street
9 PM DOORS, $6 cover, 21 and over

CAVE began in Columbia, Missouri, playing mostly improvisational live music. CAVE is now located in Chicago, Illinois. In September 2011 Drag City released the new full length CAVE record Neverendless, which they describe as “a motorik masterwork! The new CAVE is roller-rinkin’ rock for the next generation!”

Watch the video directed by Miss Pussycat for the song “W U J” off their new Drag City album Neverendless here:

OLD BABY is a new Louisville-based band consisting of Todd Cook (SHIPPING NEWS, KINGS DAUGHTERS AND SONS), Jonathan Glen Wood, Neil Argabright (SAPAT), Drew Osborn (WORKERS) and Evan Patterson (YOUNG WIDOWS). This show with CAVE marks their debut, which we are sure will be auspicious, certainly not suspicious.

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