August 1st Trolley Hop – Early Amateur Films of Kentucky and Beyond with special musical guests NATHAN BOWLES and NATHAN SALSBURG (DJ set)

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The Other Side of Life, Dreamland, and The Filson Historical Society are proud to present:

AUGUST 1st TROLLEY HOP – EARLY AMATEUR FILMS OF KENTUCKY AND BEYOND

with special musical guests NATHAN BOWLES (Blacksburg, VA; member of Black Twig Pickers, Pelt, Pigeons, Steve Gunn Trio)

plus 78 rpm records curated by NATHAN SALSBURG (Alan Lomax Archive; Louisville, KY)

Friday, August 1st
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Film screening from 5 PM to 8 PM, live music to follow
The event is FREE and open to the public as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop.

Presented By
Heather Stone, Assistant Curator of Special Collections
Aaron Rosenblum, Assistant Curator of Special Collections

If you missed The Filson Historical Society’s packed June 13th screening of this rare, amateur film footage of Louisville, Indianapolis, and the region, here’s your chance to see it at Dreamland!

In 2013 The Filson, with support from the community through a Power2Give.org fundraising campaign, preserved three historic films from the Judge Arthur E. Hopkins Collection. Judge Hopkins (1881-1944) was a Louisville attorney, judge, alderman and member of the Board of Directors of The Filson with a passion for film and photography.


(A towboat pushing a barge up the icy Ohio River in the winter of 1933 – Still courtesy Filson Historical Society.)

For the past year Filson archivists have worked to bring these historic Louisville films back to life.  Join us at this screening to see these rare scenes of downtown Louisville, Indianapolis, the Kentucky Derby, Bowman Field, Cherokee and Iroquois Parks, and more!

The films will be shown at Dreamland (810 E. Market St., behind Decca) on a loop throughout the event, with a Kentucky-themed soundtrack curated by Nathan Salsburg of the Alan Lomax Archives. Filson staff members will be on hand to provide historical information about the films. Refreshments will be available.


(The Judge Arthur E. Hopkins film collection was recently discovered in the original canisters and trunks. Photo courtesy Filson Historical Society.)

NATHAN BOWLES is a musician and teacher living in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. He and his bandmates in the Black Twig Pickers steep themselves in local traditions of Appalachian folk music and dance. In December of 2011 he holed up for a couple of days at Black Dirt Studios to record and mix his first solo banjo record, all performed on a handmade 5-string banjo built by his friend Greg Galbraith at Buckeye Banjos. Over about 7 hours and a bottle of Elmer T. Lee, he laid down the material for A Bottle, A Buckeye, which was released on LP in 2012 by Soft Abuse.

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NITROUS, TROPHY WIVES, and THE WINDAGO, Friday, August 8th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

Playing their first show in over twenty years:

NITROUS

plus

TROPHY WIVES

and

THE WINDAGO

Friday, August 8th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$7
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/647693
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443503745926615
Recommended if you like: Undermine, Kill, Erchint, Louisville!

At this point, everyone knows about the legendary Louisville scene of the early 1990s. Our city was destined to be “The Next Seattle” — just like every other moderate-sized city with a few decent bands, a couple of independent record labels, and a handful of venues. Well, once that all dried up, the magazines and taste-makers stopped caring, but it didn’t matter — Louisville musicians kept on playing, and today we’ve got more good bands than you can shake a stick at.

Back in the day, though, there were a number of INCREDIBLE bands that fell through the cracks, for whatever reason, never receiving the wider recognition they might have deserved. One of those bands is NITROUS. Falling somewhere within the parameters of the aggressively noisy post-hardcore of like-minded bands such as Drunks with Guns, Unsane, or Bastards, NITROUS could always be counted on to be THE most intense band at any given show they played. Consisting of Edward Lutz, Takayuki Tsuji (Undermine), Jason Fuller (Kill), and Chico Beat (Erchint), a NITROUS show was an event.

This show will be no different. This is NITROUS‘ first show in over twenty years, and unlikely to happen again. DO NOT MISS IT.

““Weight” and “volume” are terms usually reserved for science, but with TROPHY WIVES they’re an art. The Louisville, KY-based four-piece’s dark, sweaty rock cribs its moves from Birthday Party-esque post-punk, Kyuss-like stoner grooves, and Jesus Lizard-like rhythm section gnarl in equal measure, going unpredictably but consistently for either your gut or your throat. Make no mistake: they’re going to hit you hard and kick your ass, but at least you’re going to have a good time rolling with the punches.” -Johnny C., www.prfbbq.com

THE WINDAGO features Louisvillians Chris Guinero, Dave Bird, and (sometimes) Tim Ruth, who have performed with Evergreen, Undermine, Auditory Clang, Pale Horse Riders, the Palace Brothers, Rude Weirdo, Speed to Roam, and Juanita, to name just a few of their projects. It’s folk music inspired by Gypsies and Native Americans. They have been working on material for the past four years with plans to release material on Ted Records and Self Destruct Records.

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Twitter: @OtherSideShows

ENDLESS BOOGIE and JAYE JAYLE, Friday, August 29th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

ENDLESS BOOGIE (New York, NY; on No Quarter)

and

JAYE JAYLE (Louisville, KY)

Friday, August 29th
at DREAMLAND

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$15
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/646627-endless-boogie-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446790862260964
Recommended if you like: ZZ Top, Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac

Message found on No Quarter‘s answering machine:

“Hey Mike-Thanks for sendin over the latest from ENDLESS BOOGIE. So ‘Long Island’ makes, what, their 7th trip around the vinyl horn? You gotta give it to’em, they’re style of blast don’t ever get old. I once seen Boog Powell in this post game, after he’d hit two dingers off the A’s, & the interviewer asked “do ya ever get tired of blastin’em over the fence”? Boog ruminated this for a second, gave way to scratchin his head, then locked eyes w/the natterin pipsqueak, smiled & said ‘NOPE”!. And look at him now? The king of Baltimore BBQ.

So I was thinkin ENDLESS BOOGIE is in the same class (okay, hold the Baltimore & hold the BBQ). Who don’t love’em? Mike, even GIRLS BUY THESE RECORDS. There ain’t no better testimonial to greatness than that! Let the pencil-neck ‘n fat bottomed crit boys yammer on about comparisons to Coloured Balls, Trad Gras, Velvets, etc. At the end of the day it’s the sonic stats that get pasted into ENDLESS BOOGIE‘s page of the Rock & Roll Almanac. And in them annals they’s battin 1000%. Pitchin’s solid to boot. So it seems a mystery to me why’s anyone would have to reach into the hyperbolic ether to pull down accurate tags. I mean, shit, ‘Long Island’ could almost be the second coming of ‘Brain Capers’. You know? I can see you makin that pissy- ass face of yours, & sure, a Mott The Hoople comparison is about as psychedelic as an onion. But you know who liked onions? Ollie fuckin Halsall for one. They say he ate his the same way Kevin Ayers breeze through life – pickled. Don’t think for uno momento that Norberto ‘Pappo’ Napolitano didn’t consume tons of the allium genus in his lifetime. The man ate’em slathered’em on grilled beef every day of his life liked it growed on trees! To say nothin of the band Troyka, whose member, Ron Lukawitski was THE originator of the Bloomin Onion. But that’s yrs ago, up to Edmonton, Alberta at a little place called Harry Hill’s where is was known as the ‘Puckered Fist’. I reckon they figured it was a well kept secret. How’s Outback Steakhouse come to….procure….the recipe is one of life’s great mysteries. Now I ain’t no licensed shaman but these ears don’t lie. And they’s insinuatin that ‘Long Island’ is chock full’ve more phenols ‘n flavonoids that you can shake a brace’ve Groundhogs albums at. And Mike? If you’s is still in the throes of menopause, I have it on good authority that Top Dollar’s voice is so witchy that it can destroy osteoclats, thus keepin them delicate bones of yours safe. The same was said about Ariel Bender’s back in the day too. But only when he was Luther Grosvenor. Tellin, don’t you think? Now pass the relish, I think I’m Patto.”

Roland Seward Woodbe
sent from the pay phone at Ding-Dong Dell’s
Scalp Level, Pa 2012

Fans of the aggressive cacophony of Louisville’s Young Widows may be surprised when frontman Evan Patterson’s restrained acoustic guitar greets them at the top of …It’s Jayle Time!, the debut full-length from Patterson’s singer-songwriter alter ego JAYE JAYLE. The record follows the eponymous protagonist through a fever dream of sex, booze, loneliness, and demons out on the barren range of New Mexico. In the studio, Patterson is joined by a loose assemblage of Louisville musicians that includes Jonathan Glen Wood (of Old Baby), Lowe Sutherland, Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash/Astro Black Records) and more. Eschewing a traditional LP release, …It’s Jayle Time! will be released as a series of limited 7″ singles throughout 2014. First up is “Pull Me Back To Hell” b/w “Evil Windows”, out in January via Sophomore Lounge. Subsequent singles are expected to arrive thereafter through Hawthorne Street Records and Jade Tree.

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MAIDEN RADIO and BEHIND THE TIMES, Sunday, August 10th

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

MAIDEN RADIO (Louisville, KY)

and

BEHIND THE TIMES (Detroit, MI)

Sunday, August 10th
at DREAMLAND

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/646601-maiden-radio-louisville/.
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/659553184123041
Recommended if you like: The Carter Family, Allison Krauss, Emmylou Harris

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MAIDEN RADIO is Julia Purcell, Cheyenne Mize, and Joan Shelley. The band hales from Louisville, Kentucky. They’re an old-time trio, favoring traditional songs from their home state, re-arranged for 3-part harmony (and three of the loveliest voices you may hear). While showing a clear reverence and love for the great singers of the past, their music is timeless and beautiful, and the original compositions played at their shows (and that are occasionally on their recordings) are indistinguishable from the tunes people have been listening to for ages and ages.

MAIDEN RADIO [the record] is a catchy and appealing debut, filled with a collection of traditional tunes that are as easy to listen to as they were casually recorded. Lullabies makes a great companion to MAIDEN RADIO, and if you combine them in the same playlist on your music player like I have, I assure you that it will be in your steady rotation before you know what hit you.” – No Depression

MAIDEN RADIO is a group whose soothing vocals simultaneously wrap the audience up and cut to their soul.” – WAVE 3 News

BEHIND THE TIMES is a Detroit, MI-based trio (featuring former Louisvillian Benjamin Teague) whose instrumentation is fiddle, guitar and mandolin, and three-part harmony. Their repertoire is mostly old-timey and bluegrass songs, as well as some originals, popular tunes and jazz standards.

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DEAD RIDER and TROPICAL TRASH, Saturday, August 9th

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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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TOUCH AC, VISITING NURSE, and SHEDDING, Sunday, August 3rd

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present a LOCALS ONLY! showcase:

TOUCH AC

with

VISITING NURSE

and

SHEDDING

Sunday, August 3rd
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/638283-touch-ac-visiting-nurse-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347299165422910
Recommended if you like: Boards of Canada, Skyscraper Stereo, Jalin Roze

TOUCH AC is an up-and-coming Louisville hip-hop artist who, when not creating and performing spoken word poetry and hip-hop music, “enjoys hot wings. “

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Comprised of electronic drums, keyboards, bass, and effected guitar, VISITING NURSE features long time collaborators Jon Hill, Mike Seymour, and Syd Bishop creating music that seems to somehow straddle the gap between the organic and inorganic, a cyborg pastiche of jazz influenced composition, and rigid structures. For fans of Boards of Canada, Clams Casino, and Biosphere.

Local electronic wanderer SHEDDING strikes up the modular synth and sparks fire for this unique evening of joyous sounds.

Listen to SHEDDING‘s 2013 release Who Can I Be Alone With? here: http://shedding.bandcamp.com/album/who-can-i-be-alone-with.

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ONGOING BOX Screening with Filmmaker David Bernabo, plus a LIVE Music Performance! Friday, July 25th

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Dreamland is proud to present:

A Screening of ONGOING BOX

with Filmmaker DAVID BERNABO

plus a special live music performance!

Friday, July 25th
at DREAMLAND
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$10
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/638265-ongoing-box-screening-louisville/
Facebook invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/751970568200738
Recommended if you like: Errol Morris

The evening will feature a screening of ONGOING BOX, the debut documentary from musician/artist David Bernabo, that details the role of process in the arts with several Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based artists. Conceptual artist Lenka Clayton creates new works in her “Residency in Motherhood” series while movement theater artist Mark C. Thompson works with miming and sculptural movement for a piece on predation. Blaine Siegel works across mediums to develop new diamond-shaped paintings, a dance installation, and a large video work. The definition of “artist” is also expanded to include Kevin Sousa, chef and owner of Union Pig and Chicken, Superior Motors, and formerly Salt of the Earth, as he forages the formerly steel-infused neighborhood of Braddock, PA for wild edibles. Through studio works-in-progress, performance, interview, and filmed experiments with smoke/motors/ice, the film documents a cultural landscape that revels in new collaborations, new work, and a strangely freeing lack of commercial expectation. Other participants include choreographer Maree ReMalia, painter Stephanie Armbruster, photographer Garret Jones, and luthier Raymond Morin (of Pairdown).

The event will start with a short set of double-neck, 16-string guitar compositions. Bernabo created the score, mainly consisting of guitar solos and duos with two Pittsburgh-made guitars. The soundtrack is released on a limited edition double 7″ on Wild Kindness Records/Host Skull Ongoing Box.

Watch the trailer for ONGOING BOX here:

Ongoing Box, a film about Process with Pittsburgh Artists (Long Trailer) from David Bernabo on Vimeo.

DAVID BERNABO has been a fixture on the Pittsburgh music and art scenes for the past eleven years, actively participating in bands, dance ensembles, art initiatives, and film-making. David currently performs and composes for the band/art ensemble Host Skull, dances with Maree ReMalia | merrygogo and MODULES, and is preparing installation work for the Pittsburgh Biennial and a two-person show at SPACE Gallery in 2016. In 2014, David is preparing the score for Mark C. Thompson’s evening-length movement theater piece, finishing work on the third Host Skull LP and limited edition lathe cut records, is curating a listening room for the Pittsburgh Biennial, and is beginning work on a new documentary on the history of restaurants in Pittsburgh.

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