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SAPAT, PETE NOLAN (of Magik Markers), and ZACHARY CALE at NACHBAR, Thursday, September 3rd – FREE! FINAL SHOW!

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SAPAT

PETE NOLAN

ZACHARY CALE

Thursday, September 3rd
at NACHBAR

969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
10 PM, 21-and-over
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/979206792122162/

Spawned from the formidable Louisville, Kentucky collective known as Black Velvet Fuckere, SAPAT resides as the centrifugal force in this Midwestern psychedelic madrigal set in the psychosexual backwaters of the mighty Ohio River. For the entirety of the ‘00 decade, members have kept busy collaborating with and/or massaging the egos of various and sundry avant-pontiffs such as Robert Fripp, Magik Markers, Dead Child and Eugene Chadbourne – when not honing the orgone energy of SAPAT. Their most recent LP, A Posthuman Guide to the Advent Calendar Origins of the Peep Show, was released last fall on Sophomore Lounge Records.

PETE NOLAN has been a figure in the U.S. underground basement psych scene for the past two decades. A co-founder of legendary noise-rock outfit Magik Markers (with whom he’s amassed over 50 releases), Nolan has collaborated with the likes of Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley (who serves as drummer for his long-running Spectre Folk project), Jandek, J. Mascis, John Olson, Randy “Lee” Sutherland, Chris Corsano, Thurston Moore, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Elisa Ambrogio, Double Leopards, Son of Earth, Julie Cafritz, Kris Abplanalp (as Virgin Eye Blood Brothers), Brian Ramirez, Steve Gunn, Aaron Mullan, Mick Flower, Ashtray Navigations, Kim Gordon, and Mark Ibold. Taking cues from time spent in pro studios with the likes of Lee Ranaldo, Scott Colburn, and Aaron Mullan but never straying too far from his base as a sound collage artist, Nolan wrote, recorded, and mixed his new album, the first under his name, Easy at home with the assistance of his wife, Julie. If you listen closely, you can hear Nolan electrocuting Mark E. Smith mid-performance and enslaving the Clean, making them play the funky drummer for days and days while Eno whirls his Revox in stormy guilt ridden dreams. But don’t be scared off, that’s just the process. The big payback of Easy is a joyful exaltation of life, freedom, mind-expansion, and love. It’s the long way around to a simplified meaning, it’s the goal achieved in the describing, it’s an invitation to get up and dance… it’s Easy.

ZACHARY CALE has been releasing records under his own name for just shy of a decade. Duskland, the title of his latest record, is a work of craftsmanship full of elegant lyricism and mysterious imagery; a collection of songs that look directly into the face of darkness yet drive beyond it, forging new paths. Taking cues from artists like Oh Mercy/Time Out of Mind-era Dylan and Nick Cave’s work with the Bad Seeds, Duskland evokes a restless spirit, one that is informed by American myths and tall tales. There’s a Western flair to many of the album’s songs with nods to soundtrack composers such as Morricone and the dream-laden noir of Badalamenti. Many of the album’s highlights maintain a ceremonial grace.

Due to reasons not worth delving into, this will be the last show produced and presented by The Other Side of Life for the immediate future, and possibly ever. We thank you for your support over the years, and we hope to see you at this fantastic show!

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KAL MARKS, IAN, and DRY SUMMERS at THE NEW VINTAGE, Tuesday, June 23rd

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(Poster by Daniel Tilford.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

KAL MARKS

IAN

DRY SUMMERS

Tuesday, June 23rd
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 8 PM
$7, 18+
Advance online tickets on sale here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/875665
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/504251019722567/
Recommended If You Like: Pile, Gangly Youth, Tropical Trash

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KAL MARKS is a band from Boston, Massachusetts, not a single person. Though started in a bathroom as a solo recording project in 2006, it was always intended to one day become a band. The band consists of Nick Eggs, Michael Motorcycle and Carlton Banx. They’ve released a number of heralded releases on Exploding in Sound, Sophomore Lounge, and Midnight Werewolf Records.

IAN

IAN are a “dream-pop outfit” from Los Angeles, California who have recently relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. Led by Jillian Medford, they’ve released records on Blood Oath Slumber Party and Bufu. “The trio specializes in feedback-drenched, taut rock given a twist by Medford, whose girlish vocals manage to sound effervescent even when she’s singing of heartbreak.” – Maura Johnston, in the Boston Globe.

DRY SUMMERS are an AWESOME new Louisville band featuring members of Gangly Youth, The Photographic, Tiny Fights, and solo artist Shutaro Noguchi. They recently played their debut show at Kaiju with Tycoons of Teen and Invisible Things (from Chicago/Philly), and if you missed them that night, you don’t want to miss out this time!

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STATE CHAMPION “FANTASY ERROR” Record Release Show with SAPAT at DECCA, Friday, May 29th

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

STATE CHAMPION
FANTASY ERROR RECORD RELEASE SHOW

With Special Guests

SAPAT

FRIDAY, MAY 29
at Decca
812 E. Market Street
DOORS AT 9
MUSIC AT 10
FREE! (SUGGESTED DONATION)
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442266419418556/
Recommended if you like: Louisville! Chicago and Nashville, too!

Pre-order Fantasy Error from WWW.SOPHOMORELOUNGE.COM. The first 100 pre-orders include “Fantasy Error” bumper sticker and limited edition Sophomore Lounge patch FREE with purchase.

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“Spend some time in Louisville, Kentucky and you will find it is one of the most unassumingly strange places in America. The ratio of grown folks to millennials in attendance at any rock gig seems roughly 3:1. Such events take place in places like caves and chicken coops, among other nontraditional venues. Hip, transgressive people don’t seem to outgrow hip, transgressive things here; no one seems very eager to settle for a life less weird. Catherine Irwin of the great Louisville/Chicago band Freakwater — who lends her inimitable vocal talents to several tunes on Fantasy Error, the latest album by STATE CHAMPION — once joked that the evergreen nature (no pun intended) of the Louisville scene was due to the dearth of area vocational schools. If an album has been made in this young century that better captures the essence of this burg than Fantasy Error, I haven’t heard it.

STATE CHAMPION‘s punked-up country gunk frequently recalls both the Aristotelian pathos of bands like Souled American and Palace Brothers and the character-driven black humor of indie ironists like Camper Van Beethoven and the Supreme Dicks. Mere homage, however, is not STATE CHAMPION‘s line. Singer and head honcho Ryan Davis is a sharp, astute lyricist, the kind of songwriter who probably gets tired of people asking him why he doesn’t try his hand at short story writing. Indeed, Fantasy Error‘s depictions of postmasters and county coroners, Dickensian drinkers and ‘teardrop pushers’ are as vivid as they are familiar, sung with the conviction of a Drag City-damaged Chris Knight. The musicians provide the perfect foil, loose without trying too terribly hard to appear ‘ramshackle.’ Frayed horsehair bows are dragged across fiddle wire and banjos frail for dear life; fuzzy, unfussy electric guitars bend, scrimmage, and howl while subtle synthesizers interject ominously through the din; even the percussion sounds bleary-eyed and broken-up with.

Fantasy Error is a great rock and roll record, equal parts Springsteen and noise scene, as American as broken traffic lights and bad trips.

“The banner yet waves!”

– James Jackson Toth (January 2015)

Spawned from the formidable Louisville, Kentucky collective known as Black Velvet Fuckere, SAPAT resides as the centrifugal force in this Midwestern psychedelic madrigal set in the psychosexual backwaters of the mighty Ohio River. For the entirety of the ‘00 decade, members have kept busy collaborating with and/or massaging the egos of various and sundry avant-pontiffs such as Robert Fripp, Magik Markers, Dead Child and Eugene Chadbourne – when not honing the orgone energy of SAPAT. Their most recent LP, A Posthuman Guide to the Advent Calendar Origins of the Peep Show, was released last fall on Sophomore Lounge Records.

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GIVING UP, LIFE PARTNER, and NEIGHBOR at THE NEW VINTAGE, Monday, February 16th

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(GIF by Mikie Poland.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

GIVING UP

LIFE PARTNER

NEIGHBOR

Monday, February 16th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
8 PM, $7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/767003-giving-up-life-partner-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575731622640753
Recommended If You Like: Times New Viking, State Champion, Harvey Milk, Waxeater


(Image courtesy Sophomore Lounge.)

Shacked up over a series of living-room recording sessions throughout the following years, longtime like-minds of GIVING UP, Jenny Rose, Sean Roth, and Mikie Poland stuck their heads down deep in a three-box inheritance of Grandma’s country western records, held hands, and inhaled. Suddenly, Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow shook hands with the Ben Weasel within. With little more than a few guitars, a small reed organ, a harmonica, a boom-box tape recorder, the trio wrote and recorded a string of arguably listenable demo tapes which would soon lead the way to a number of full-length records and split tapes.  With all that said and done, the breeze still blows. GIVING UP is still as charmingly raw as it was in its challengingly lo-fi stages of inception. The three friends are still friends, driving their Chevy to the levy and puking their proverbial guts out.


(Image courtesy Sophomore Lounge.)

The sagas explaining the origins of LIFE PARTNER vary, however the epic chiseled on a monolith unearthed behind Jefferson Mall remains pivotal amongst scholarship. According to the stone, the founding members of LIFE PARTNER crossed paths just outside of the great foyer of Jefferson Mall between Bacon’s and Man Alive. A young Patrick Hume had been in between jobs since the late 90’s and was filling in as Zangief the drummer in Street Fighter II: The Band, for a string of promotional shows at GameStop. Aaron Osbourne had been forced into a life of deception by a mounting ketamine addiction; disguised in corpse paint, he had been successfully billing himself as “Brian Dennehy: Unplugged” outside of Orange Julius. During a cover of “Life in the Fastlane” an enthusiastic fan of Dennehy’s character “Walter” in Cocoon exposed him to security. Security dropped Osbourne on the entry steps where Patrick had been informed that Blanka would be replacing him for the conclusion of the tour.
It is at this juncture where the inscriptions on the monolith become indecipherable. While the bulk of mainstream cryptographers believe the two bought a cube of Keystone and crashed at Aaron’s mom’s house, some rogue linguists vehemently argue that Per Yngve Ohlin and Oystein Aarseth descended on a bolt of lightning and taught them the ways of the dark lord.

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NEIGHBOR of Louisville, Kentucky draws from punk, experimental and underground influences as well as classic soul, country and western to produce a unique breed of heavy American rock n’ roll. Recommended for fans of Big Business, Harvey Milk, and Motorhead. Featuring former and current members of Bu Hao Ting, Twenty First Century Fox, Waxeater, and ZCFOS.

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DEAD RIDER and TROPICAL TRASH at DREAMLAND, Saturday, August 9th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

DEAD RIDER (Chicago, IL; on Drag City)

and

TROPICAL TRASH (Louisville, KY; on Sophomore Lounge)

Saturday, August 9th
at DREAMLAND

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/646211-dead-rider-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/700963153309942
Recommended if you like: U.S. Maple, Singer, Cheer-Accident

It’s been almost five years since DEAD RIDER unleashed its brand of dark psychedelic funk. Since that first show in their hometown of Chicago, IL they have produced three LPs, toured the United States extensively, and played a handful of UK gigs including the ATP festival in 2011 and 2012. A few great players have been in and out of the group in that time. Todd Rittmann (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Andrea Faught (synth, trumpet, vocals), Matthew Espy (drums), and Thymme Jones (synth, trumpet, vocals) have been the current lineup for the last two years and have furthered the band’s reputation as a challenging and entertaining powerhouse. Their most recent album, Chills on Glass, was released this spring by Drag City.

Watch the video for DEAD RIDER‘s “Blank Screen” here:

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TROPICAL TRASH have caused quite a stir with their two 7″ records, Fear of Suffering, and Think Back Kick a Beer, both on Sophomore Lounge. Still Single describes TROPICAL TRASH as an “Excellent combination of thrashing energy and solid ideas that break apart and recombine in novel, tuneful ways.” They’re just as thrilling live as on record, so don’t miss this opportunity to rock out with ‘em!

Watch TROPICAL TRASH kill it live here:

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ASTRO BLOCK PARTY (RECORD STORE DAY) 2014, April 19th!

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Hey everybody! We are MORE THAN STOKED to sponsor this incredible event!

Cavalcade Literary Magazine, Cropped Out, Karate Body Records, and Sophomore Lounge present:

RECORD STORE DAY 2014 (FREE!) BLOCK PARTY

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (Astro Black Records opens at 9 am, music starts around 1 pm, goes all afternoon)
at
ASTRO BLACK // Fat Rabbit // Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge
1000 E. Oak Street, Louisville, KY

Featuring live in-store and in-Lisa’s performance by:

ANIMAL CITY (Chicago, IL)

ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY)

BILLY PETOT (of Whistle Peak; Louisville, KY)

KAL MARKS (Boston, MA)

MICROWAVES (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCOTT CARNEY (of Wax Fang; Louisville, KY)

PLUS: Patio reading by writer / filmmaker / musician Dakota Loesch, Holy Mole food truck, RSD specials, records spinnin’, good vibrations, beer w/ ID.

ALL AGES (shows inside Lisa’s may require ID).
9 am – 7 pm. Admission is 100% free of charge. Use your money to buy shit!

The first annual Astro Block Party is made possible by the fine folks at:

ARGO SONS
BACKSEAT SANDBAR
DREAMLAND
LOOP 22
MONKEY DRIVE
NACHBAR
NEVER NERVOUS
OLD SOULS VINTAGE
PALOMINO RECORD PRESSING
THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
WHY LOUISVILLE
WILD AND WOOLLY

*Flier by AETHLETICS

SUPPORT LOCAL BANDS / BUSINESSES / LABELS / FESTIVALS / PUBLICATIONS / RECORD STORES!

http://cavalcadelitmag.com/
http://croppedoutmusic.com/
http://karatebodyrecords.bigcartel.com/
http://sophomoreloungerecords.com/

http://www.astroblackrecords.com/
http://www.recordstoreday.com/

Also, we’ll have an announcement soon about a record release show later that evening at Dreamland, as well as some RSD other events around town! This is gonna be great!

SIMON JOYNER with JAYE JAYLE at GREENHAUS, Saturday, December 14th

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Undertow Music and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

SIMON JOYNER (Omaha, Nebraska)

with

JAYE JAYLE (Louisville, Kentucky; on Sophomore Lounge)

in a special, intimate living room show

Saturday, December 14th
at GREENHAUS
2227 S. Preston
7 PM, $15
Tickets available online at: http://www.undertowtickets.com/product/simon-joyner-louisville-ky-december-14-8pm and at the door (cash only!).

Love and death: these are the only themes. So it’s been in SIMON JOYNER’s twenty years of making records—from 1992’s Umbilical Chords cassette to his most recent double LP, GhostsJOYNER’s music gathers acolytes rather than casual fans, contributing to his “songwriter’s songwriter” status and inspiring comparisons to other artists like Bill Fay, Townes Van Zandt, David Blue, and Leonard Cohen.

It’s minimal, it’s trance, it’s blues… it’s Jayle time! JAYE JAYLE play songs inspired by traveling, being disconnected, and being in love. Restlessly, yet relaxed, JAYE JAYLE rides up and down and boogies around in a vortex furnished with sandy desert dreams. Saddle up or pull up a chair, either way would be and will be just fine.

Watch the video for Jaye Jayle‘s “Pull Me Back to Hell” here:

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/182506885272028/.

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UPDATE, 12/9/2013: Louisville, Kentucky’s finest JAYE JAYLE have been added to the show! See details above.

UPDATE, 12/14/2013: There will be DOOR SALES tonight at the show, starting at 7 PM, cash only! However, space is still limited to 40 people total, so to be sure you can attend, it is highly encouraged that you buy your ticket ONLINE to guarantee admission! If Greenhaus hits capacity, there will be NO tickets available at the door. Thanks!