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LABOR DAY PARTY with SIR RICHARD BISHOP, TASHI DORJI, and PETE FOSCO, Monday, September 1st

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

A LABOR DAY PARTY

with

SIR RICHARD BISHOP

and special guests

TASHI DORJI (Asheville, NC; on Hermit Hut)

PETE FOSCO (Covington, KY; on Greenup Industries)

Monday, September 1st
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT begins at 3 PM (more details below)
Concert doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/662933
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405659663014178/
Recommended if you like: Django, Segovia, John Fahey, Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock

Formerly the guitarist for the legendary Sun City Girls, Richard Bishop released his first solo record (Salvador Kali) in 1998 on John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant label under the moniker SIR RICHARD BISHOP. Since then he has released albums on a variety of labels: Improvika, Elektronika Demonika, and While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (Locust Music), Fingering the Devil (Southern Records, UK), Polytheistic Fragments and The Freak of Araby (Drag City), and many more. His most recent LP, Hypostasis: A Work in Three Parts, is now available through the VDSQ label as part of their Solo Acoustic Series. This appearance marks his first time back in Louisville in over five years!

A Bhutanese guitarist now residing in Asheville, NC, TASHI DORJI makes meticulously crafted sounds that conjure spirits, wrestle demons, and tame wild beasts. As beautiful as they are cerebral, his acoustic works are reminiscent of Derek Bailey’s free improvisations, flamenco and John Fahey’s Americana.

Listen to and watch an excerpt from “Blue 12″ by TASHI DORJI here:

For the past decade PETE FOSCO has been exploring and celebrating the sonic potential of amplified electric guitars and the imaginary worlds they create. He graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 2004 with a BFA in Electronic Media Production. Since then his solo and collaborative work has been released by labels such as Digitalis Recordings, Reverb Worship, Holy Cheever Church, Gift Tapes, Dead Pilot, Calypso Hum, and the Greenup Industries imprint that he runs from home with his wife Heather. He has toured throughout the Midwest and Northeast United States, and in Iceland. He has shared bills with many of his long-time inspirations and heroes including Charalambides, MV+EE, Six Organs of Admittance, Baby Dee, C. Spencer Yeh, Byron Westbrook, Barn Owl, Circuit des Yeux, Caboladies, Metal Rouge, and many others. His compositions are usually at least partially if not mostly improvised, blending extended and traditional guitar techniques and drawing equal inspiration from classic 90s psychedelia like Flying Saucer Attack and Spiritualized, film soundtracks, and many varieties of free-form, improvised and sacred musics. FOSCO is a native of Cincinnati, OH and currently resides in Covington, KY.

FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT begins at 3 PM

As part of our LABOR DAY celebrations, DREAMLAND is hosting a FREE POTLUCK GRILL OUT on the patio across our alleyway, beginning at 3 PM. Feel free to bring all kinds of delectable delicious foods to dine on, and share, with your fellow Dreamlanders! Everything from appetizers, salads, and sides, to dessert is welcome. We’ll have grilling facilities available (both veggie and carnivorous), as well as picnic-style dining ware, tables, chairs, etc. We’ll also have ALE 8-1 GINGER ALE and good ol’ H2O for sale.

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PETE FOSCO and CHARLIE RIVERA at the NACHBAR, Tuesday, April 16th — FREE!

The Other Side of Life presents:

PETE FOSCO (Covington, KY; on Greenup Industries)

and

CHARLIE RIVERA (Louisville, KY)

Tuesday, April 16th
at NACHBAR
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
10 PM, 21-and -over
FREE!

For the past decade PETE FOSCO has been exploring and celebrating the sonic potential of amplified electric guitars and the imaginary worlds they create. He graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 2004 with a BFA in electronic media production. Since then his solo and collaborative work has been released by labels such as Digitalis Recordings, Reverb Worship, Holy Cheever Church, Gift Tapes, Dead Pilot, Calypso Hum, and the Greenup Industries imprint that he runs from home with his wife Heather. He has toured throughout the Midwest and Northeast United States and in Iceland. He has shared bills with many of his long-time inspirations and heroes including Charalambides, MV+EE, Six Organs of Admittance, Baby Dee, C. Spencer Yeh, Byron Westbrook, Barn Owl, Circuit des Yeux, Caboladies, Metal Rouge, and many others. He also plays in a duo with Jon Lorenz called Early Tunnels and a duo with Brad Rose called Concessionaires. In 2008 and 2009 Fosco was nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award by Citybeat magazine for best experimental/electronic act. His compositions are usually at least partially if not mostly improvised, blending extended and traditional guitar techniques and drawing equal inspiration from classic 90s psychedelia like Flying Saucer Attack and Spiritualized, film soundtracks, and many varieties of free-form and improvised and sacred musics. FOSCO is a native of Cincinnati, OH and currently resides in Covington, KY.

CHARLIE RIVERA is a guitarist from Louisville, Kentucky currently known for “continually redefining what living in the moment can truly entail….Charles’ style of no-holds-barred slobber-knocker music is said to have similar effects to eating human meat in the Canadian wilderness, thus earning him his nickname of ‘The Jazz Wendigo.’”

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JOZEF VAN WISSEM & HERESY OF THE FREE SPIRIT, CHE CHEN & ROBBIE LEE, COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT, PETE FOSCO at THE LOUNGE, Tuesday, April 13th

Due to events beyond our control, the following show has been MOVED! Please note the new time and venue.

JOZEF van WISSEM & HERESY OF THE FREE SPIRIT (from Holland, on Important Records)
CHE CHEN & ROBBIE LEE (from Brooklyn, New York)
COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT (from Louisville)
PETE FOSCO (from Cincinnati, Ohio)

Tuesday, April 13th
at THE LOUNGE
947 E. Madison (at the corner of Chestnut and Wenzel), (502) 889-5889
8 PM, $5, ALL AGES!

JOZEF van WISSEM is a lute player/composer from Holland. Devoted to what he terms “The Liberation of the Lute,” his compositions for the instrument have involved a dynamic mix of conceptual, minimalist, classical and improvisational strategies. Over the last two decades, he has used cut-and-paste tactics, created palindromic compositions by playing pieces forwards and then backwards and used field recordings and free improvisation to create a sound world that is at once meditative and surprising, new and arcane. An incessantly touring musician, van WISSEM‘s hypnotic live shows have taken him all over the world. He has records out on Important Records, BVHaast and his own Incunabulum label and has collaborated with James Blackshaw (as ‘Brethren of the Free Spirit’), Tetuzi Akiyama, Smegma, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart’s guitarist) and Maurizio Bianchi. Most recently he has begun playing his compositions in a trio with Robbie Lee and Che Chen called HERESY OF THE FREE SPIRIT.

CHE CHEN & ROBBIE LEE are Brooklyn, NY based multi-instrumentalists who have been steadily and intensively developing their unique approach to free improvisation over the last several years.  Using a shifting constellation of instruments that has included bass clarinets, baroque recorders, reed and pipe organs, Renaissance keyboard instruments, flutes, saxophones, bowed and plucked strings, little drums, bells, tape machines and their voices, CHE CHEN & ROBBIE LEE create earthy, slow moving improvisations that are informed as much by the ethnic folk traditions of the world as they are by 20th century composition and improvisation. Their music places precedent in listening, attention and dynamic interaction in the moment. Chen and Lee have released an LP and several CD-Rs on their own Telegraph Harp imprint.

COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT is an experimental music trio using Moog synthesizer, clarinet and prepared guitars to generate a universe of unique timbres and textures. Norman Minogue’s Moog suggests journey of space travel while Steve Good’s use of wide intervals and multiphonics on clarinet zeros in on his original melodic constructions.  Joee Conroy then ties the two sound fields together by playing guitar and Chapman Stick side-by-side on a stand as a keyboard player might, and weaving an orchestral array with sustaining strings, two handed hammer-ons and other hetrodox techniques. The results can range from dreamy to futuristic music. They were invited to perform at the University of Louisville New Music Festival last year. Steve Good and Joee Conroy are full-time members of with New Music Ensemble, Ut Gret. Norman Minogue also performs with Ut Gret, and all three make creepy music with Crappy Nightmareville.

PETE FOSCO was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1980 and grew up in a suburb on the west side of town. Every day after school he would pillage his dad’s record collection, listen to early ’80s Phil Collins-era Genesis, eat oatmeal raisin cookies and stay up until 4 AM for no reason. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music in 2004, where he studied digital video and film production and learned how to appreciate fresh guacamole and The Green Manalishi by Fleetwood Mac. He is a self-taught guitarist and started playing out in 2007. He is inspired to live today by the soundtracks from Herzog’s Grizzly Man [by Richard Thompson — ed.], the Flower/Corsano Duo, Fushitsusha, and pot roast and mashed potatoes cooked by his wife Heather. They reside in Covington, Kentucky and live with an English bulldog and mini Italian greyhound.

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NZAMBI, PETE FOSCO, and ANDREW WEATHERS at the SWAN DIVE, Saturday January 9th

NZAMBI (electronic drone from Louisville, formerly of PAX TITANIA)
PETE FOSCO (solo experimental guitar from Cincinnati, Ohio)
ANDREW WEATHERS
(solo electronics from Greensboro, North Carolina)

Saturday, January 9th
at the SWAN DIVE
921 Swan Street
9 PM, $5, 21-and over

NZAMBI is the new synth project from Christopher Cprek, who has also released work under the PAX TITANIA moniker. Christopher uses an arsenal of DIY modular synthesizers. His former projects include Darker Florida with Irene Moon, Auk Theatre with Irene Moon, and as a member of Warmer Milks a few years back. NZAMBI’s debut as a project was in October at Zanzabar, with Regression, Spykes, and others.

PETE FOSCO was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1980 and grew up in a suburb on the west side of town. Every day after school he would pillage his dad’s record collection, listen to early ’80s Phil Collins-era Genesis, eat oatmeal raisin cookies and stay up until 4am for no reason. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music in 2004, where he studied digital video and film production and learned how to appreciate fresh guacamole and The Green Manalishi by Fleetwood Mac. He is a self-taught guitarist and started playing out in 2007. He is inspired to live today by the soundtracks from Herzog’s Grizzly Man [by Richard Thompson — ed.], the Flower/Corsano Duo, Fushitsusha, and pot roast and mashed potatoes cooked by his wife Heather. They reside in Covington, Kentucky and live with an English bulldog and mini Italian greyhound.

Brad Rose at Foxy Digitalis recently wrote this about PETE FOSCO’s release Autumn Fire Blues: “Our man in Ohio knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em, cuz on Autumn Fire Blues, he’s burning the whole thing into a pile of silken ash. FOSCO just plain rules. His skill in crafting soaring guitar drones is up there with the best of ’em. Autumn Fire Blues takes what he started on last year’s [release] Dust, American Dust and pushes it over the edge and into the abyss. Anchors of bleed drip from the ceiling coating everything in a thick layer of crimson bliss. This is music for the last season. Music for the last days, to see us off into the heavens as they crumble. Pure magic.”

ANDREW WEATHERS is a composer of experimental music. He is currently based in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he studies music composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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