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CROPPED OUT V LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

Much like Hubert Stencil in Thomas Pynchon’s classic debut V., we’ve been searching high-and-low for information. Information on a different V., not some obscure name or some Maltese spy plot. Not looking for Victoria, Vheissu, Vesuvius, or Venezuela. Nope, we’ve been looking for something more obscure… this year’s lineup for CROPPED OUT. AND HERE IT IS! With, as usual, The Other Side of Life’s PICKS-TO-CLICK in bold:

WE’RE BACK.

Mark your calendars. Water your balloons. Buy a top hat for your newborn baby human. Cropped Out V is upon us…

SEPTEMBER 26-27
American Turners Club
3125 River Road, Louisville, KY

SEPTEMBER 28
(Closing Party)
Fresh Start

Proudly starring:

The one, the only…

THE SUN RA ARKESTRA

(Under the direction of Louisville’s own treasure and traveler of the space ways, Mr. MARSHALL ALLEN)

http://www.sunraarkestra.com/

In addition to live sounds made by:

ANWAR SADAT
APACHE DROPOUT
AUSMUTEANTS
AXIS: SOVA
BELGIAN WAFFLES
BODYCOCKTAIL
COUNTER INTUITS
DAN’L BOONE
ELSINORES
FLANGER MAGAZINE
JP5
LITTLE GOLD
MA TURNER
MAIL THE HORSE
MARRIAGE
MICHAEL CHAPMAN
NATHAN SALSBURG
OBNOX
PILE
PROTOMARTYR
PUBLIC HOUSING
SAPAT
SHIT AND SHINE
SHUTARO NOGUCHI
SPIDER BAGS
SPRAY PAINT
THE REBEL
THREE LEGGED RACE
TIGER HATCHERY
TOTAL ABUSE
TROPICAL TRASH
URINALS
VADERBOMB
WHITE REAPER
WISHGIFT
YONATAN GAT

PLUS: food trucks, record vendors, local artists/artisans, merchant booths, beer, friendly people, jerks (will be asked to leave), lawn chairs, horseshoes, basketball, shitty tattoos, killer views, campfires, fun, and more!

ALL AGES (alcoholic sodas available w/ proof of age)

EARLY BIRD (DISCOUNTED) WEEKEND PASSES (both full days plus closing party) NOW AVAILABLE at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS or ONLINE at:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/644725?utm_medium=bks

Day breakdown/schedule and single-day passes to become available shortly. Hang tight…

CROPPED OUT is a 100% DIY, independently-developed gathering of musicians occurring annually in Louisville, KY, USA. Now in its fifth straight year (time flies when you’re lacking funds), this charmingly strange and truly unique event highlights the creative efforts of Louisville natives and fellow thinkers from the backwoods of Kentucky to neon glow of international metropolises.

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to our homeys at Monofonus Press for their generous assistance with helping us organize this year’s event!

http://monofonuspress.com/

STAY TOONED FOR MORE DETAILS…

http://croppedoutmusic.com/

XOXOXO,

C.O.

More details, including band descriptions, are gonna be on the way soon. In the meantime, gather together your whole sick crew, and make plans to get CROPPED OUT… for the Vth time!

Black Moth Super Rainbow at Zanzabar, Thursday, November 8th

LEO Weekly ran my preview today of Thursday’s upcoming Black Moth Super Rainbow, Casket Girls, and Karass show at Zanzabar (scroll down to Thursday’s entry):

Thursday, Nov. 8
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Zanzabar
2100 S. Preston St.
zanzabarlouisville.com
$13-$15; 9 p.m.

Hailing from rural western Pennsylvania, Black Moth Super Rainbow traffic in a sort of murky, low-fi but high-tech psychedelic pop, equal parts new wave and krautrock (though sometimes not resembling either). Their fifth album, Cobra Juicy, was just released last month, and some might say it’s their most ambitiously accessible record yet. Main man Tobacco still sings enigmatic lyrics through a vocoder, but the melodies seem a bit more straightforward, almost like radio hits from an alternate universe. Much like the vintage arcade games that line Zanzabar, Black Moth Super Rainbow offer a trippingly fun look backward. With opening sets from Casket Girls and Karass; tickets are available at Astro Black and Underground Sounds. —Joel Hunt

Sic Alps and CROSS at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Friday, October 19th

LEO Weekly ran my preview today of Friday’s upcoming Sic Alps and CROSS show at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (scroll down to Friday’s entry):

Friday, Oct. 19
Sic Alps
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
715 W. Main St.
kentuckyarts.org
$6-$8; 8 p.m.

Sic Alps have a not-unpleasant tendency to sound like scraps of an overheard conversation interrupted by a 10-car pileup. To perhaps understand the stops and starts, the utterly lo-fi, heavily fragmented style, know that frontman (and only constant) Mike Donovan drives a cab in San Francisco when he’s not touring. On their new album, the new lineup ditches noisy home recording techniques in favor of a clear, crisp style (including some string arrangements), and the result is like graduating from The Crying of Lot 49 to Gravity’s Rainbow. While former versions have been mystifying, enjoyable and unique, this new recorded version is more cohesive, expansive and epic — without being yawnsome “epic rock.” However, expect a white-hot live performance — their set at the 2010 Cropped Out festival was one of the more blazing moments. —Joel Hunt

Not sure why mention of Lexington’s excellent CROSS was excised, but they’ll be opening the show. Their new album, Die Forever, is now available from Sophomore Lounge.

Also, you can stream Sic Alps’ new self-titled album here: http://www.spin.com/articles/hear-sic-alps-fantastic-studio-recorded-self-titled-lp.

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.

WOODS, MMOSS, and GANGLY YOUTH at ZANZABAR, Sunday, April 22nd

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES RECORDS, CROPPED OUT and THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE present:

WOODS  (Brooklyn, NY; on Woodsist)
MMOSS (New Hampshire)
GANGLY YOUTH (Louisville, KY)

Sunday April 22nd at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston Street
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm – $10
Tickets can be purchased in advance online here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/98769/

WOODS from Brookyln, New York create a distinctive blend of spooky campfire folk, lo-fi rock, homemade tape collages, and other noisy interludes, all anchored by deceptively sturdy melodies. Check out a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUfDu147PVM

MMOSS is a quartet based in Dover, New Hampshire that derives its energy and inspiration from late 60’s psych rock. Take legendary freak folk outfit Comus, pipe their music through a PA and fling that PA into space. That’s what MMOSS sounds like. Like psychedelic-prog broadcasted through Mir’s internal sound system. Check out a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPfA4poE6XM
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GANGLY YOUTHis a five piece band from Louisville, Kentucky. Led by Dan Davis along with Brent Mills, Daniel Tilford, Ashley Urjil-Mills, and Nate Woodard, the band writes jangly, fuzzy, reverb soaked “pop” songs. Pulling from a wide array of influences and a very small amount of technical skill, GANGLY YOUTH applies a shared punk mentality and manages to make songs that are refreshing and new, yet familiar all the same. Check out a video from there 2nd show here: http://vimeo.com/35433108
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Check out the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/336546453054488.

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Lots of Shows This Weekend!

So we’re gonna tell you about a few things going on in Louisville over the next few days that are worth your attention. First, on Saturday night at Harley’s Main Street Tavern, Michigan’s Child Bite performs with locals Opposable Thumbs and Friends & Relatives. Here’s the flier:

Harley’s is located at 122 W. Main between 1st and 2nd Streets. Music gets underway around 10 PM and costs five bucks.

On Sunday our favorites PARLOUR play at the Chestnut House (714 East Chestnut Street, between Clay and Shelby) with Dischord recording artists Edie Sedgwick, Julie of the Wolves (a new band consisting of members of Venus Trap, Second Story Man, Minnow, The Frequent Sea, and Madame Machine) and Life at Home (Don’t know anything about them, unfortunately). Here’s another flier:

Also on Sunday at RYE (900 E. Market at the corner of Market and Campbell), Bro. Stephen plays with Joan Shelley. Cost for that one is $15, which includes food, and it starts at 7 PM.

Last but not least, on Monday Brooklyn noise merchants VAZ play Cahoot’s with Trophy Wives, Alcohol Party, and Neighbor. We’re seriously considering breaking our no-Cahoot’s rule for this one. Maybe we’ll see you there?

UPDATE: We knew we forgot something! There’s also another show on Sunday at Zanzabar with SOFTCHEQUE, Y/Y, and the Ecstatic Girth Survival Sextet. Or something. Info on the flier:

Rumor has it one band is TROPICAL TRASH-related, who killed it last Tuesday at Harley’s. So there’s that. Enjoy!

MUSIC and ART This Weekend, 11/17-11/20

There’s a lot of things going on this weekend to tell you about, so let’s get started…

Tonight, at the Clifton Center, none other than BASSEKOU KOUYATE AND NGONI BA will be performing. We wrote about their album Segu Blue way back in 2009 here:

Given the recent collaboration between Bela Fleck and Malian kora player Toumani Diabate, it’s possible that there’s been no greater spotlight on the West African nation at any other time than right now. Fortunately, all the attention on Mali is casting some light on other worthwhile players as well. Countryman Bassekou Kouyate plays the ngoni, a six-stringed instrument, which is arguably less complex than Tiabate’s 21-stringed kora, but still retains a beautiful melodicism. Kouyate’s 2007 album Segu Blue, issued in the United States this year, contains all the beauty one has come to expect from acoustic music from Mali. And on the blue “Lament for Ali Farka,” a requiem for the departed guitarist Ali Farka Toure, Kouyate and his group Ngoni Ba emerge from the shadows cast by their better-known comrades.

You can buy tickets here: http://www.cliftoncenter.org/?post_type=events&p=144. The Clifton Center is located at 2117 Payne Street, just off Frankfort Avenue. Tickets are $20 and the doors are at 7:30 PM.

Tomorrow night, KING’S DAUGHTERS & SONS make a rare appearance at 21C with SELUAH. Read an exciting interview with KD&S in this week’s LEO here: http://leoweekly.com/music/justice-served-king%E2%80%99s-daughters-sons. Doors are at 8 PM, and it costs $10.

Finally, tomorrow night is the opening reception of THE EXPANDED MUSIC PROJECT, a new show at the LAND OF TOMORROW gallery exploring the relationship between music and art. Here’s their description (with more information here: http://www.landoftomorrow.org/events-exhibitions/expanded-music-project/):

Land of Tomorrow (LOT) is pleased to present the Expanded Music Project, a showcase of work illustrating the intersection between art and music.  The opening reception will be held at our Louisville location on November 18th from 7pm, and the show will run through the 3rd of January.  Included in this exhibition will be work by Heather Cantrell, Aurora Childs, Saiman Chow, Hirsuta, Geneva Jacuzzi, Leslie Lyons, Andrea Stanislav, Thieves Like Us, as well as Raurouw with Shedding, Peaking Lights with artist Letitia Quesenberry, and musician EMA with artist Jacob Heustis.

The premise of this show is to highlight the fluidity between creative forms and artistic practices.  The influence of album art, video production, stage design, graffiti, and the appropriation tactics of remixing have established an ongoing conversation between artists and musicians.  This dialogue between visual artist and musician continues to play a major role, and creative forces as diverse as Elvis, The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and Afrika Bambaataa have delved into the realms of the visual and the auditory to produce work that both fields accept and champion.

The show will be up through January 3rd, but tomorrow night is a great chance to see it first. And it’s free! LAND OF TOMORROW is located at 233 W. Broadway, in the St. Francis High School Building.