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DAUGHN GIBSON, THE DELOREANS, and JONATHAN WOOD & LOWE SUTHERLAND at ZANZABAR, Tuesday, July 16th

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

DAUGHN GIBSON (Carslile, PA; on Sub Pop)
THE DELOREANS
(Louisville, KY)
JONATHAN WOOD & LOWE SUTHERLAND
(from Louisville, KY; members of OLD BABY and SAPAT)

Tuesday, July 16th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
8 PM doors, 21-and-over
$6 advance tickets available online here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/287929-daughn-gibson-louisville/ and at Zanzabar; $8 day-of-show

Let’s get a few facts straight right off the bat. The name is DAUGHN GIBSON – rhymes with Jaughn, or Raughn. He was born in the village of Nazareth, PA, and currently resides in the sleepy college town of Carlisle, PA, where he frequents local watering holes like The Cave and Alibis. He’s 6’5″, hovers at 200 pounds, and has a head of jet-black hair thicker than a porcupine. He played drums in the group Pearls & Brass for a number of years, touring the US to small but enthusiastic crowds, and if you tag them as “stoner-metal” it will go to show that you’ve never actually listened to them. For a few years in-between, Daughn was a trucker, sure, but he’s also been packing boxes in an un-air conditioned warehouse, climbing up commercial broadcast towers with untested levels of radiation, working the register at an adult bookstore, doing sound at dive bars and collecting unemployment checks to earn a living. DAUGHN GIBSON first entered the daydreams and fantasies of the general public in the spring of last year, care of his critically-acclaimed debut album All Hell. At once both foreign and familiar, Daughn’s music is immediately striking – through the use of dusty thrift-store records and cutting edge technology, Daughn shook the ghosts out of scratchy Christian folk records and baptized them as fierce Americana with his booming baritone voice. His songs are as frequently tender as they are prurient, as hopeful as they are brimming with despair. It’s on Daughn’s second album and Sub Pop debut, Me Moan, that he truly reveals himself to the world. If All Hell was a gritty black-and-white movie, Me Moan is a widescreen IMAX 3D extravaganza. While the roots of sample-based music remain, these songs are performed live, lushly detailed and richly orchestrated. To name but a small selection, live drums, pedal steel, horns, house strings, bagpipes and organs appear on this record, but never does it feel over-stuffed – every instrument or melody is perfectly in place. It’s worth noting that guitarists John Baizley (of Baroness) and Jim Elkington (of Brokeback) provide stunning performances on the record.

THE DELOREANS are one of Louisville’s most accomplished groups, with two albums to their credit, Love Outrageous and American Craze. The latter, released in 2011, is “not only executed with care, but filled with fun, contagious, hook-riddled songs” — Steve Morgan, Louisville Music News.

JONATHAN WOOD & LOWE SUTHERLAND
are well known to connoisseurs of Louisville music, primarily for their main musical vehicles OLD BABY and SAPAT, respectively. They’re taking a dynamic duo detour down a ramshackle dirt road, riding a pink Cadillac into the sunset of a February night. Will they fly off the handle, riding high like Thelma & Louise into an expansive western sky? Or will they keep it down-to-earth, dusting up your jacket and filling your lungs with exhaust while they peel out, squealing their tires? There’s only one way to find out, dear listener…

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/153571638155924.

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MADAME MACHINE, TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN, and THE GOSPEL TRUTH at ZANZABAR, Thursday, June 20th

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life present:

MADAME MACHINE (Louisville, KY; on Noise Pollution)
TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN (Louisville, KY)
THE GOSPEL TRUTH (Austin, TX; on 12XU)

Thursday, June 20th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
$6, advance tickets available here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/285823-madame-machine-louisville/.
9 PM, 21-and-over!

MADAME MACHINE is a Louisville trio consisting of David Cundiff (Lucky Pineapple, Bodyhammer), Salena Filichia (Julie of the Wolves), and Forrest Kuhn (Ennui, Sunspring, Black Cross). They’ve released one excellent 7″ on Louisville’s Noise Pollution label, and have played with the likes of The Teeth, Parlour, Softcheque, Hal Dolls, and other local delinquents. They’re rapidly becoming known as one of the best bands in town, so don’t miss them!

TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN was founded in early 2012 for the purpose of studying spiritual awakenings through low-frequency bombardment as well as transcendental mind expansion using electric six-string techniques. The founding four members (Scott Brooks [guitar, vocals], J. Brian Reese [guitar, vocals], J Brent Stewart [bass], and Pinker Lichvar [drums]) have come together from the remnants of other Orders & Secret Societies (Les Debutantes, L&N, Manchuria, The Ravenna Colt) to seek, together, further enlightenment and a Universal Knowledge.

Austin’s THE GOSPEL TRUTH have been knocking around since 2007, but it’s only been in the past two years that vocalist/saxophonist/keyboard player Mark Tonucci’s quartet have really caught fire. All-malicious-intent in a way that runs contrary to Austin’s party vibe, they’ve emerged as one of the town’s top live bands in the process. Not only is it hard to come up with a regional precedent for THE GOSPEL TRUTH, it’s almost as tough to ID an album as out of time as A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things, which will be released on 12XU Records this June 18th.

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/583938241638866.

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COLISEUM Sister Faith Record Release Show with ANWAR SADAT and TROPICAL TRASH at ZANZABAR, Friday, May 10th

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life Present:

COLISEUM
Sister Faith album release and tour kickoff
(Louisville, KY; on Temporary Residence Ltd.)

with special guests:
ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY; Sophomore Lounge Records)
TROPICAL TRASH (Louisville, KY; on Loin Seepage/Sophomore Lounge)

Friday May 10th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 pm, 21-and-over
$5 advance tickets available online here http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/267687-coliseum-louisville/ and at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS (930 Baxter Avenue) / $7 day-of-show

Special advance ticket offer from COLISEUM and ASTRO BLACK: $20 gets you a ticket to the show and a pre-order of COLISEUM‘s Sister Faith LP on limited edition colored vinyl, redeemable at ASTRO BLACK on or after April 30th. Ask at the store for details!

Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s COLISEUM return with their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, to be released on April 30 on Temporary Residence Ltd. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010’s highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith‘s 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately captivating of the band’s career, bristling with galvanizing melodies at the collision point between punk and noise-rock. The first album to be recorded in producer J. Robbins’ recently relocated Magpie Cage Studios, Sister Faith is also the first Coliseum recording to feature new bassist, Kayhan Vaziri, in addition to contributions from some of the groups’ closest friends and musical peers: Wata of Boris, J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Elizabeth Elmore (Sarge, The Reputation), Chris Colohan (Burning Love, Cursed), Sam James Velde (Night Horse, Bluebird), and Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh, The Fiery Furnaces) all make small but memorable contributions.

ANWAR SADAT “sound totally Boston circa 1982: aggressively shouted vocals, aggressive rhythms, jaggedly distorted guitars and just enough melody above the noise to make them catchy as hell.” – New York Music Daily. ANWAR SADAT recently finished a tour of the East Coast in support of their debut album Gold, which was released on vinyl this spring by Sophomore Lounge.

TROPICAL TRASH have caused quite a stir with their debut 7″, Fear of Suffering, 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!

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/395380460569585.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

PURLING HISS and JAYE JAYLE at ZANZABAR, Sunday, April 21st

The Other Side of Life presents:

PURLING HISS (Philadelphia, PA; on Drag City)

and

JAYE JAYLE (Louisville, KY)

Sunday, April 21st
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM, , 21-and-over, $6 advance tickets available online here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/253007-purling-hiss-louisville/, $8 day-of-show
(photo by Tiffany Yoon)

It takes balls to let PURLING HISS get in your face- their records are a half-corroded, screaming roar of high-end guitars crushed together, obliterating vocals and drums with their singular assault. Well, if you’ve got balls, get ready to swing ‘em! With their new album Water On MarsPURLING HISS have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes.

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.

Check out the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/568251453194408.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

UPDATE — APRIL 17th: EXCLUSIVE NEW MUSIC! Listen to and/or download “Pull Me Back to Hell” by JAYE JAYLE from their upcoming album Jayle Time here for a limited time: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tayuik. And see ’em this Sunday!

ZOMES, WALFORD / TROTTER / RILES, and SHEDDING at ZANZABAR, Wednesday, April 24th

The Other Side of Life presents:

ZOMES (Baltimore, MD; on Thrill Jockey Records)

with

WALFORD / TROTTER / RILES (Louisville, KY)
SHEDDING (Louisville, KY)

Wednesday, April 24th
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM, 21-and-over
$6 advance tickets available online here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/248341-zomes-louisville/; $8 day-of-show

The new album Time Was marks a new stage in the evolution of ZOMES, a musical project begun by Asa Osborne (formerly of Lungfish). The album marks the first recordings of ZOMES as a duo and the first time an album was recorded in a studio and not on a cassette deck. It all began when Asa Osborne was performing at the Perspectives Festival in Sweden, where he met Hanna through a mutual friend in the Skull Defekts. During Osborne’s performance, Hanna, a vocalist, ended up improvising along with the music with stunning results. Realizing the complimentary aspects of their musical personalities and their natural musical affinity, Hanna joined Asa on stage for an improvised performance in a Stockholm art gallery several days later. Asa invited Hanna to perform with him again at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on the last date on his tour with Beach House, beginning a trans-Atlantic exchange of ideas. Time Was is an expansion of the ZOMES aesthetic, an open and natural collaboration between like-minded individuals. While there are certainly obvious musical connections to Osborne’s work with Lungfish, the duo of Asa and Hanna have built on this considerable foundation and expanded the form to glorious new heights. ZOMES will play Zanzabar as a trio at this, their Louisville debut.

WALFORD / TROTTER / RILES is the trio of Britt Walford, Tyler Trotter, and Zak Riles, all of whom have been active within the Louisville music scene, and in the greater world, as musicians, promoters, sound engineers, and enthusiasts. Walford is best known as an integral member of Louisville legends Slint and Evergreen, as well as a player in Squirrel Bait, Maurice, The For Carnation, and many other musical entities. Riles is best known as a member of the Temporary Residence Ltd. band Grails, while Trotter has performed with the Phantom Family Halo, and was the longtime soundperson for the California Sound Trio. This show marks their first-ever Louisville show as a trio!

SHEDDING has been a solo vehicle for Connor Bell since 2001, and has released several items over those years available at Ocio and Hometapes. SHEDDING‘s music is meditative and still, eerie and unsettling — yet with a spectacular sense of melody.

Find the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/237096726435859.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

GANGLY YOUTH, LITTLE GOLD, TODD KILLINGS and AARON ROSENBLUM at ZANZABAR, Wednesday, April 3rd

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(Poster by Dan Davis)

The Other Side of Life presents:

GANGLY YOUTH (Louisville, KY)
LITTLE GOLD (Athens, GA)
TODD KILLINGS (Athens, GA)

with DJ sets by AARON ROSENBLUM (New York, NY; Sapat, Shackamaxon, Sons of Earth)

Wednesday, April 3rd
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM, $6, 21-and-over; online tickets now available here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/245033-gangly-youth-little-gold-louisville/.

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After cutting their teeth with four drummers and a recent tour to Malaysia, GANGLY YOUTH of Louisville, Kentucky is finally hitting their stride. Their sound is a mix of jangly noise, fuzzy pop, and a no-perfection required style. One might be reminded of bands like Sonic Youth, The Pixies, or warped cassettes playing favorite pop songs.

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Christian DeRoeck began LITTLE GOLD as a way to exorcize the demons that had accumulated during his tenure with psychedelic revivalists Woods.  The lineup shifted gradually, then suddenly, and finally in 2012 DeRoeck left NYC for good to settle in Athens, GA.  He reassembled LITTLE GOLD with his good friend John McLean (of Dead Dog and Todd Killings) and they continued to do what LITTLE GOLD has always done, craft delightful pop songs about the seedy underbelly of day-to-day existence.

TODD KILLINGS was founded by a 14 year-old John McLean (Dead Dog, Nasty Intentions) in 1994 with a leftover bottle of brandy, a dictaphone, and an Angry Samoans album in the pine barrens of southern New Jersey. TODD KILLINGS remained the secret recording outlet for McLean’s pop songs, unlistenable noise, and screamo riffs.  TODD KILLINGS finally found the enthusiastic and talented rhythm section of Christian DeRoeck (Little Gold, Woods) playin’ fuzzy melodic bass and Chase Merritt (The Mammies, Sleepy Co.) tapping on the tambourines & floor tom with a pair of glowsticks.

Former Louisvillian and one-time Sapat member AARON ROSENBLUM will be providing “laid-back field recording grooves” between bands for your listening pleasure.

Check out the Facebook event invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/581577281854369.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.

PAPIER TIGRE, ANWAR SADAT, and ALCOHOL PARTY at ZANZABAR, Sunday, March 31st

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(Flier by William Carpenter.)

The Other Side of Life presents:

PAPIER TIGRE (France)
ANWAR SADAT (Louisville, KY; Sophomore Lounge Records)
ALCOHOL PARTY (Louisville, Kentucky)

Sunday, March 31st
at ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston
9 PM, $6, 21-and-over; online tickets available here: http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/244081-papier-tigre-anwar-sadat-louisville/.

PAPIER TIGRE‘s music is firmly entrenched in the tradition of inventive, challenging punk but combines elements of experimental pop compositions and aggressive math-rock. The band understands that a song being intelligent and complex need not exclude it from having a raw, danceable energy. For their latest album Recreation (2012), the band teamed up with John Congleton to produce their most significant work yet. Pushing the limits of their unusual line-up (drums, 2 guitars, percussion, vocals), the band has matured into a devastatingly efficient unit, with instruments, ideas and personalities bouncing off each other in an audible culture of creativity. The 10 songs are an impressive account of the band’s ability to balance different atmospheres, underlined by original rhythmic patterns, minimalist melodic lines and distinctive vocal hooks, the whole blossoming under Congelton’s sonic prowess. This is the French band’s first time visiting Louisville!

ANWAR SADAT “sound totally Boston circa 1982: aggressively shouted vocals, aggressive rhythms, jaggedly distorted guitars and just enough melody above the noise to make them catchy as hell.” – New York Music Daily. ANWAR SADAT will have just finished a tour of the East Coast in support of their debut album Gold, which was released on vinyl by Sophomore Lounge.


(Alcohol Party photograph by Bryan Volz)

Conjuring an intense, claustrophobic ‘more is less’ framework where every moment is scarred with pummeling bass, jagged guitar and ADHD drumming, ALCOHOL PARTY is a three-headed noise rock project from Louisville, Kentucky.

Find the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/419601221465686.

To join our email list, send an email to hstencil@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/232825523444477/. Twitter: @OtherSideShows.