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BILL ORCUTT, TIM BARNES DUO and SOLO at DREAMLAND, Friday, March 28th

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The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

BILL ORCUTT (San Francisco, CA)

and

TIM BARNES (Louisville, KY)

in duo and solo improvisations

Friday, March 28th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
7 PM Doors*, $10
Advance online tickets available for purchase here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/515521-bill-orcutt-tim-barnes-louisville/.

*A QUICK NOTE ABOUT THE DOOR TIME FOR THIS SHOW: In order to ensure that plenty of our patrons can also make it to Zanzabar to see Earth and Mark McGuire the same night, the doors for this show will open promptly at 7 PM, with music to follow. Tim and Bill will play solo and duo sets, but there is no “opener” per se. Refunds due to lateness will not be granted.

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(Photograph of Bill Orcutt by Amanda Dawn Cristie.)

BILL ORCUTT – former guitarist of noise-rockers Harry Pussy – went under the radar for several years after his first solo LP in ’97. However, he resurfaced promptly in 2009 with the LP A New Way To Pay Old Debts, consisting of eight acoustic songs driven by visceral, spastic clatter, backed by either sung, grunted or chanted vocals. It’s safe to say no one handles an acoustic guitar like Bill Orcutt, and we are all better for it. That fine line between ‘genius’ and ‘crazy’ is his to tread.

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TIM BARNES is an internationally-known percussionist, electronic musician, and recording producer/engineer who has played and recorded with Sonic Youth, Wilco, Body/Head, Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, The For Carnation, and MV+EE, as well as being featured in countless multiple other settings, from jazz-influenced free-improvisation to full-on rock n’ roll. He is the Artistic Director of DREAMLAND, and also runs the newly-revived Quakebasket record label (best known for its mid-1990s archival releases of solo work by Angus MacLise, poet and original drummer for the Velvet Underground). A California native, Tim moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2007 from his longtime musical base, New York City.

This show marks their debut!

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R. KEENAN LAWLER/TIM BARNES duo and MARISA ANDERSON at GREENHAUS, Wednesday, October 23rd

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

R. KEENAN LAWLER/TIM BARNES duo (Louisville, Kentucky)

and

MARISA ANDERSON (Portland, Oregon; on Mississippi Records)

Wednesday, October 23rd
at GREENHAUS
2227 S. Preston
7 PM, $6

R. KEENAN LAWLER is a guitarist who has collaborated or performed with a wide range of forward-thinking musicians and mavericks including Rhys Chatham, John Butcher, Eliott Sharp, Charalambides, Ignaz Schick/Perlonex, Kaffe Matthews, Burning Star Core, Jason Kahn, Ut Gret, Kevin Drumm, Helena Espvall, Ian Nagoski, Alan Licht, Taksuya Nakatani, Bhob Rainey, Eric Carbonara and Joseph Suchy. TIM BARNES is a percussionist and electronic musician who has played with Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, The For Carnation, and MV+EE. He also runs the newly-resuscitated Quakebasket label. Recently Lawler and Barnes collaborated as a duo at the Louisville Experimental Festival this past June.

Combining  boundless creative imagination with a deep reverence for American folk, blues and country music, MARISA ANDERSON‘s guitar playing is fluid, emotional, dexterous and original. Signal to Noise magazine calls Anderson’s guitar work “Utterly fabulous”, TIme Out London refers to her playing as “Stunning…haunting and evocative”, Pitchfork calls her latest record, ‘Mercury’,  ”Brilliant” and Wire Magazine says, “Her sound has strength in restless variety…Anderson’s playing is heartfelt and utterly American, free from grandstanding and steeped in respect for the old tradition.”

Watch MARISA ANDERSON play a song from her set at Mississippi Studios in Portland this past June here:

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INSECT FACTORY, mAAs, and PUBLIC SPEAKING at GREENHAUS, Wednesday, July 24th

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

INSECT FACTORY (Silver Spring, MD)
mAAs (Louisville, KY; duo of Tim Barnes and Connor Bell)
PUBLIC SPEAKING (Brooklyn, NY)

Wednesday, July 24th
at GREENHAUS
2227 S. Preston
7 PM, $6

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INSECT FACTORY is music from Silver Spring, MD musician Jeff Barsky. INSECT FACTORY focuses on texture and mood, building layers of dense sounds that slowly evolve into hypnotic and atmospheric drones. Since the 90’s, Barsky has continuously played in bands and improvisational collectives, and has performed frequently on the east coast of the U.S., and also in Canada, throughout Europe, and Japan. Barsky’s projects have shared the stage with acts as diverse as Richard Pinhas, Nels Cline, Lungfish, and Carla Bozulich, and he has performed at the Suoni Il Per Popolo festival in Montreal, Terrastock ’08 in Louisville, KY, and D.C.’s Sonic Circuits, Queering Sound, and Fringe Festivals. In later 2011, INSECT FACTORY released a split 7″ with RST (New Zealand), and followed it up with the Melodies from a Dead Radio LP (Fabrica/Insectfields) in early 2012. Most recently, INSECT FACTORY appeared alongside Six Organs of Admittance and Charalambides on “For Lee Jackson in Space”, a gargantuan online compilation benefitting ALS Research. “Music that evokes the feel of a plane ride through the clouds and the
surreal world of dreams…INSECT FACTORY‘s music grows with repeated listens.” – The Wire.

mAAs is the duo of Louisville musicians Connor Bell (also of Shedding) and Tim Barnes. Louisville resident and drummer extraordinaire, the list of Tim Barnes‘s collaborators is too long to list here, but it includes Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, and countless others. Most recently, Tim Barnes played drums with the resurrected lineup of The For Carnation, as well as with MV+EE at Cropped Out in November, 2011. Connor Bell has released several items over the years under the name Shedding, available at Ocio and Hometapes, all of which is meditative and still, eerie and unsettling — yet with a spectacular sense of melody. This performance marks their debut as mAAs, an electronic duo.

PUBLIC SPEAKING is the music of Brooklyn solo artist Jason Anthony Harris. Utilizing found objects, radio, tape recorder, and vocoder, he pores over pedals to loop, warp and augment these sources. He sings on his knees, in a semi-circle of these devices and percussive clutter. The result is a soulful and rhythmically dense experimental music. His performances are highly improvisational, with an emphasis on immediacy and site-specific actions.

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JASON AJEMIAN and special guests at the NACHBAR, Friday, February 15th, FREE!

Astro Black Records, Cropped Out, and the Other Side of Life present a FREE after-party for the Louisville Film Society‘s screenings of Soldier of the Road, featuring

JASON AJEMIAN (bassist; Chicago, Illinois)

with special guests:

TIM BARNES (percussion)
JIM MARLOWE (saxophones; member of SAPAT and TROPICAL TRASH)
JORDAN RICHARDSON (percussion; member of TROPICAL TRASH)

and more Louisville musicians to be announced!

Friday, February 15th
at NACHBAR
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
11 PM, 21-and -over
FREE!

JASON AJEMIAN has acquired a high profile in the improvised music scene over the years, performing with Marc Ribot’s SunShip, Matana Robert’s CoinCoin, Rob Mazurek’s Mandarin Movie, Exploding Star Orchestra, and Chicago Underground Trio, Ken Vandermark’s Crisis Ensemble, and his 5 year weekly engagement with Jeff Parker & Nori Tanaka at the Rodan in Chicago.  AJEMIAN’s curiosity has ranged far and wide — he’s just as comfortable in the hushed, folksy setting of Born Heller, his duo with Josephine Foster, as he is in the breath-processed arrangements of his large ensemble Who Cares How Long You Sink.  Given such a variety of musical interest, a detour like “From Beyond,” AJEMIAN’s backwards version of Black Sabbath’s ‘Into the Void’ for chamber ensemble, begins to seem like an obvious stop on this bassist’s journey from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Chicago and his current home in New York City.

Louisville resident and drummer extraordinaire, the list of Tim Barnes‘s collaborators is too long to list here, but it includes Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, and countless others. Most recently, Tim Barnes played drums with the newly resurrected lineup of The For Carnation, as well as with MV+EE at Cropped Out in November, 2011 and with Wooden Wand at Cropped Out, September, 2012.

Jim Marlowe and Jordan Richardson you know from their incredible all-over-the-place band Tropical Trash, as well as their reputations as improvisers about town with the likes of Sapat, Ecstatic Girth, and Jandek at Cropped Out in September, 2012.

Soldier of the Road is a documentary about saxophonist/clarinetist Peter Brötzmann, directed by Bernard Josse in collaboration with journalist and photographer Gérard Rouy, who has been following Brötzmann since the early 1970s. It looks at Brötzmann’s live performances and artwork, and takes in interviews and performances with Han Bennink, Evan Parker, Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Michael Zerang, and many others. There will be two screenings of Soldier of the Road at the Louisville Film Society‘s Dreamland Film Center on Friday, February 15th at 7 PM and 9 PM. $8 general admission or $5 for Louisville Film Society members. Sponsored by Astro Black Records.

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CHIKAMORACHI with special guests STEVE GOOD and TIM BARNES at the NACHBAR, Sunday January 29th

Black Velvet Fuckere, Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

CHIKAMORACHI (Chris Corsano and Darin Gray)

with special guests:

STEVE GOOD and TIM BARNES

Sunday, January 29th
at NACHBAR
969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
First set at 9 PM, second set at 10:30 PM — 21 and over
FREE!

Since 2005 DARIN GRAY (upright bass) and CHRIS CORSANO (drums) have performed side by side as CHIKAMORACHI. Working either in a trio with saxophonist Akira Sakata or a quartet that adds Jim O’Rourke on guitar, they’ve released six albums to date, including 2011’s And That’s the Story of Jazz double CD and Live at Hungry Brain LP. The high-speed empathy that Gray and Corsano have developed over the years will be brought to the fore in 2012, when the duo strike out on their own for a tour of the Midwest. Neither member is a stranger to the possibilities afforded when the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic duties are left to an upright bass and drum duo. Gray‘s group On Fillmore with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche has been going strong for the past ten years. For his part, Corsano has gigged and recorded as a duo with double bassists John Edwards and Matt Heyner.

Darin Gray is best known as Jim O’Rourke’s go-to bassist for nearly 20 years, as half of the duo On Fillmore, and as the bassist for Grand Ulena, Dazzling Killmen, and Brise-Glace. As an improviser he has performed and recorded with among others: Loren Connors, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Josh Abrams, Jason Roebke, Axel Dorner, Kevin Drumm, Alan Licht, Thollem Mcdonas, and Jim O’Rourke. As a session bassist he has played on recordings by Will Oldham, Cheer-Accident, Rope, Bobby Conn, Daneilson Family, Early Day Miners, Bunnygrunt, Jim O’Rourke, etc… He has toured extensively in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Canada, and Europe.

Chris Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with saxophonist Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts, USA to the UK in 2005 led Chris to develop a solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings, pot lids, adhesive tape and other household devices into his drum kit. 2007 and ’08 were spent as the drummer on Björk’s Volta world tour. Returning back to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano shifted focus back to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work. In addition to the those mentioned above, he’s also worked with, among others: Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Nels Cline, Thurston Moore, Jessica Rylan, Jandek, Sunburned Hand Of Man, and Joe McPhee.

Watch a video of Chikamorachi with Akira Sakata here:

During the second set of the performance, CHIKAMORACHI will be joined by the addition of STEVE GOOD (saxophones, clarinet) and TIM BARNES (percussion). A vital natural resource in the Louisville music scene for multiple decades, Steve Good‘s musical vocabulary orbits lightly through a vast expansive local history: doing time with The Web, E-Or, Juanita, Ut Gret, Sapat, Crappy Nightmareville, Parlour, The Liberation Prophecy and many, many others.  He has documented via audio recording many thousands of local shows. Slint played in his basement, he recorded the first Will Oldham single, he ran sound and documented the weekly experimental music series at Artswatch through the 1990s, and yes, he shared a stage in Switzerland with Donovan back in the 1970s. Louisville resident and drummer extraordinaire, the list of Tim Barnes‘s collaborators is too long to list here, but it includes Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, and countless others. Most recently, Tim Barnes played drums with the newly resurrected lineup of The For Carnation, as well as with MV+EE at Cropped Out in November, 2011.

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ZAK RILES, DAVID DANIELL & DOUGLAS McCOMBS with special guest TIM BARNES at SKULL ALLEY, Thursday, October 14th


ZAK RILES
(from Louisville, member of GRAILS)
DAVID DANIELL & DOUGLAS McCOMBS
with special guest TIM BARNES (from Chicago, Illinois; members of SAN AGUSTIN and TORTOISE, on Thrill Jockey)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th
at SKULL ALLEY
1017 E. Broadway (near the corner of Broadway and Barrett)
8 PM, $6, All Ages! Beer available with ID.

ZAK RILES is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the Important/Temporary Residence band Grails. His creative contributions to the group are immeasurable and can be heard clearly on this self-titled debut solo outing. In fact some of the pieces on this solo record have been reinterpreted into Grails favorites. Like his band Grails, ZAK RILES’ solo work is an elaborate mansion built of inspiration but with so much strength and originality that it stands firmly on its own. On these rocky shores come crashing waves of Sandy Bull, Mogolar, Deuter, Popol Vuh and the Ventures while Persian breeze drifts by wafting the melodies of Hossein Alizadeh. Essential listening for followers of Important Records who favor the likes of Grails & James Blackshaw.

DAVID DANIELL & DOUGLAS McCOMBS first met in early 2006 while touring as members of Rhys Chatham’s six-guitar Die Donnergötter band. Following that tour, the two spent several months trading albums and discussing making music together; they began their musical collaboration when Daniell moved from New York to Chicago later that year to study pedal steel guitar.

 These humble beginnings do little to reflect the depth and breadth of each of their talents; both are highly-respected musicians within their circles. Over the years Daniell has collaborated with many notable musicians, including Loren Connors, Rhys Chatham, Tim Barnes, Jeph Jerman, Thurston Moore, Greg Davis, and Jonathan Kane, as well as releasing numerous albums under his own name and with his band San Agustin on labels such as Table of the Elements and Family Vineyard. McCombs is more often seen wielding a bass guitar, whether as a member of Eleventh Dream Day, the acoustic collective Pullman, or the pioneering and inimitable Tortoise; in his role as the driving force behind Brokeback; or through his varied work with the likes of Tom Ze, Azita Youseffi, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo, and Calexico.

Listen to a track off the DAVID DANIELL & DOUGLAS McCOMBS album Sycamore here: The Deshabille.

At this performance, the duo of Daniell on electric guitar and McCombs on electric guitar and lap-steel will be expanded into a trio via the addition of TIM BARNES, Louisville resident and drummer extraordinaire. The list of BARNES’S collaborators is too long to list here, but it includes Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, and countless others. Most recently, TIM BARNES played drums with the newly resurrected lineup of The For Carnation.

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