Monday, January 16, 2017

Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 compilation line up announced (and sneak preview)

The new Louisville Is For Lovers valentine's compilation is set to be released on Feb. 3rd, 2017.  It is the 12th in the valentine's day series, with over 25 new love songs by Louisville Artists, as a double album called 'Tattered & Regal'.
The album is available for pre-order now as a 27 track download or as a 'Shadow Design Pillowbox' CD set here. Bands include Adventure, Winger Brothers, She Teen, The Gallery Singers, Jamie Barnes, and much more, full track list below.

Disc One: Tattered 
1. Saredren Wells - Introductions
2. Ocifer - Baroque
3. She Teen - Sweet Petite 
4. Alex Clark - Be My Coach
5. Adventure - Internet Love Song
6. Sluthole - Watch Me Cum 
7.  Daphne Luster and Aaron Hodge - Farewell 
8. Tender Mercy - What You'll Find 
9. Satellite Twin - Love May Be A Curse 
10. Good Look - Nobody Else 
11. Eyeball - Waves From A Distant Planet 
12. Winger Brothers - Big Pony, Little Cowboy 
13. Alanna Fugate Featuring Amos Hopkins - 
Road And Dust 
14. New Mother - usaycute 
15. S.V.S - When She Smiles 
16. Tycoons Of  Teen - Drifting And Falling

Disc Two: Regal 
17. Soft Self Portraits - Slow Dance 
18. Douglas Douglas - God Drawn In Crayon 
19. The Gallery Singers - Lorain 
20. Pleasure Of The Flesh - 
Dragging Your Feet Until The Tops Of Your Toes Bleed 
21. Chic Le Monde - Evermore
22.  Jamie Barnes - Opposite Branches 
23. Kaleidico - 
She Says Goodbye Like A Wave In The Ocean 
24. Matt Young - Acrobat
25. John The Band - Toughness And Kindness 
26. Team Totoro
We Are Glorious Boy Band Stars 
27. Golden Dead - Riot Act

Sunday, January 15, 2017

3/17 Clownvis' St. Patrick's Day Special at Exit Inn (Nashville) and National tour with The Blasters

In a Facebook Live broadcast on Saturday January 13th, Saint Louis musician Clownvis Presley announced that on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, he will be performing a special St. Patrick's Day show at the famous Exit Inn with Hillbilly Casino in Nashville Tennessee, as part of his 2017 'Make Entertainment Great Again' tour.  The tour, with the rockabilly group The Blasters, will begin in California and will also make stops in Newport, KY, at The Sanctuary (May 24th), Columbus, OH, at Rumba Café (May 20th), and Asheville, NC, at Grey Eagle (May 25th).

Clownvis' Facebook Live press conference 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fee Album: 1200 'Séance & Spirit'

Louisville teacher and Hip Hop artists Jecorey '1200' Arthur has just released his new double album 'Séance & Spirit' free on his website

1200's album release show is January 14, 8 p.m. at The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater. Ticket price is $20 ($10 for students) & includes a copy of the double album.
Download 'Séance & Spirit' now here.

Monday, January 9, 2017

5th Anniversary Reissue of 'Memories Are Hunting Horns' by Saredren Wells

As part of Louisville Is For Lovers '15th Anniversary re-issue series' they have just re-released Saredren Wells' (Andrew Rinehart) 1st LP 'Memories Are Hunting Horns' digitally and on vinyl.

Listen to the full album and order a copy here.

Downloads are just $5 and the LP is only $15 shipping included (within the U.S.)!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Nashville’s Biggest Shows of 2016

Nissan Stadium

By: Will Kay

Nashville might be the premier city for country music. It is, after all, home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the famed country music venue, the Grand Ole Opry. However, the city is large and receptive to all sorts of music genres, and some very big names have been in town this year.

Beyoncé The woman who led an unforgettable halftime show at this year's Super Bowl also has the highest-grossing tour of the year. In October, Beyoncé stopped by Nissan Stadium and added more money to her blockbuster Formation World Tour. The $126 million and counting dwarfed the earnings of her nearest competition.

Justin Bieber Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Bieber fever is stronger than ever. With over $73 million grossed from his first 45 shows, Bieber has the third most popular tour of the year so far. He stopped at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena this past June and even praised it as one of the best stops of the tour.

Adele Fresh off of the biggest selling album of 2015, Adele brought her soulful style to the Bridgestone Arena. If you needed any more evidence that Adele is wildly popular and then some, she had two shows at the arena, and they both sold out. The average ticket price on the resale market was over $300.

Rihanna Bridgestone Arena seems to be a very popular spot for pop artists making stops in Nashville. R&B superstar Rihanna came by with rapper Travis Scott for a stop on her “Anti World Tour” in March.

Guns N' Roses The thought of the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses reuniting once seemed unthinkable, a "when hell freezes over" scenario. However, Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan took the stage at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The "Welcome to the Jungle" hard rock legends have made $26 million and counting on their "Not in This Lifetime..." tour.

Omissions While Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena were able to bring forth plenty more big names, including country superstars like Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood at CMA Fest 2016 and rapper Kanye West, a few notable touring names did not make the list.

Among them are Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and legendary Beatle Paul McCartney. It's no doubt that Nashville gets some big shows, but it might not be getting all of them anymore. Still, if you are a music fan in Nashville, there's a good chance there are more than a few great concerts coming your way.

Bridgestone Arena

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Call For Submissions: Photos & Vids for Louisville based music video

Photos by Tyler Thurman 

Louisville Is For Lovers
is creating a series of videos for the new Valentines compilation due out in February and is looking for photos (or short video clips under 15 sec) that relate to several themes. The themes are: Love, Louisville, Music.
The photos & videos chosen will be featured in 3 upcoming videos. Also they will pick a winner for each theme to receive a signed copy of the next Valentine's Day comp. Visit the Louisville Is For Lovers FB page for details:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! (Happy New Look)!

Happy 2017! We hope it is a grand one for you! 2017 marks a special occasion for us, as it is our 10th Anniversary! We began in March 2007 when Kory Johnson began 37FLOOD as a way to connect with other audiophiles about the music scene in Louisville Ky. We have since grown to cover music and culture in the Ohio Valley area including Cincinnati, Lexington, Nashville, and St. Louis! We have also expanded our coverage to include not just music, but art, social, political, and cultural news! And we are always looking for new writers in these areas to contribute (send us an email here)!

To help celebrate, we have updated our website for easier viewing, with Interview, Event Reviews, Music Reviews, Political Columns (Editorials), and Best Of pages! We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook too! But the easiest way to keep up with us is by signing up for our Newsletter here:

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To celebrate a new year and our 10th birthday we have also updated our look!
here are some of our previous looks:
2017 Banner

2010 banner

2016 look

2013 look

2008 logo

2009 logo

2017 logo (a homage to the first logo)

Here are some of our previous posts on the changes over the years:
2010 changes
2013 changes

Over the years we have also been featured in other publications including the LEO and New York Magazine!

New York Magazine coverage

LEO Magazine coverage
(not their 2010 cover, but the one we suggested they could use)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

1/20 Library After Dark Series

Happy New Year! 37FLOOD is turning 10 years old this year! And to mark this occasion, we have exciting projects in the works for 2017. One exciting project we are a part of for January, is being a sponsor of the Louisville Free Public Library's new local streaming service 'Louisville Mix' and the new 'Library After Dark' music series! Louisville Mix is a streaming service of local music hosted by LFPL. (read more about Louisville Mix here).

Please join us on Jan. 20th at the main branch at 301 York Street from 7-11 for a 2 stage, 6 band Louisville Mix showcase host by 1200!
the event is free and all ages and includes music by Jonathan Glen Wood, RMLLW2LLZ, Justin Paul Lewis, Billy Nelson, Brooks Ritter and more! The event page is here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Interview: Pat King of Skam Impaired

Interview with Pat King of the Post Ska-Punk louisville band Skam Impaired on the Reunion show at Headliners Dec. 30th 15 years to the day after their last show in 2001 (following a 5 year career releasing 3 LPs)

37) it's been 15 years since your last show, what was the motivation for dusting off the ol' plaid pants and reuniting?

PK- So the idea spawned back in March.  It had been one year since my niece had passed away and I was having one of those nights of reflection.  For whatever reason, the idea of playing a reunion show popped into my head.  I really didn’t expect the idea to manifest into anything real, but suddenly I started writing to the members of Skam Impaired, Left Out, Five Hours (members of the Kodiaks) and the Lynnwoods.  I knew it couldn’t just be a Skam show. If it was going to happen, it was going to be with our friends.  

Skam, Left Out and The Lynnwoods played so many shows together throughout the 90s that it wouldn’t have felt right not doing this with at least one of them.  Left Out was the first to confirm.  They were great friends and also played their last show in 2001.  That was enough for me to make this thing real.  Five Hours agreed to play at first, but not all the core members could commit in the end.  A few of the members went on to start the Kodiaks around 2001 or 2002, and confirmed that they would be able to play.  Ultimately, the Lynnwoods couldn’t commit to the date.  

To answer the question, if it weren’t for Left Out and The Kodiaks joining in, then this show wouldn’t be happening.  The most important aspect of Skam Impaired for me was the community.  I’m excited to play again, but I'm even more excited that I’ll have a chance to stand in the audience and hang out with old friends watching my favorite bands from that era.

37) the reunion show falls on the 20th anniversary of your first full length album 'If It Ain’t Too Broke' was this planned or a coincidence?

PK- Not planned! The stranger coincidence is that it is exactly 15 years since we played our last show on Dec. 30th of 2001.  When we booked the show, the date was more about finding a time that worked for everyone. It wasn’t until after we nailed down the date that I realized the milestone significance to the last time we played together.  

37) who from the original line up will be in the reunited band, and what new faces will we see?

PK- The biggest unknown has been whether or not Nick Dixon will be joining us on the drums in some capacity.  We adore Nick.  He’s been a dear friend and was a solid drummer, but wasn’t able to commit to the show.  So we reached out to a few other drummers to see who could fill in and found Sean Johnson.  It’s our first time playing with Sean, but he was a regular face at Skam shows...that familiar connection feels right.  He’s also a talented drummer and just a great person. We’re completely looking forward to adding his energy to the band.

Otherwise, we’ve got the remaining core members joining in.  We’ve also added Melanie Dillman on trumpet to help round out the horn section. 

37) from 1994 to 2001 Skam-Impaired released 3 full length albums as well as 7"s and cassettes, how much of your catalogue will you be covering, and will any of it be available at the show?

PK- Our set will span through our entire catalogue, but we’re definitely focused on the historical crowd favorites.  We’re not trying to pull any surprises musically.  Largely our efforts are going to be just making sure we can actually pull this off!  Whatever happens, it will be fun.  Apart from the music, we will be telling many anecdotes of the past and will have a nice collage of old photos, flyers and video shots projected behind us throughout the show.  If we can recreate at least of the feeling of when we were active, I’ll be over the moon. 

We're going to have new t-shirts, a very limited supply of old t-shirts and patches (from us and other bands from the time), a limited supply of the 'Monster Themes For J' CD, and thumb drives for sale which include our discography, digital photos and flyers and complete footage from our last show in 2001.

37) what have you been doing musically and otherwise over the last 15 years, and what have the other members been up to?

PK- Nick Dixon (drums) is married and living in Louisville. He has a beautiful daughter and is making a great life for himself.  As far as I know, Nick stopped playing drums after Skam. 

Carlos Ramos (bass) has two adorable children and is currently living in Louisville. He’s played in a few projects over the years and was planning on putting out a solo album at one point, but I’m still waiting! 

Will Spiro (saxophone) is married with 2 kiddos and living outside of Washington, D.C. He was jamming with some people in the D.C. area, but currently is focused on family and work. 

Dennis Sheridan is married with 2 kids and currently living in California.  After Skam, Dennis focused on guitar and songwriting and had pretty decent success the bands The Blue Goat War and then Follow The Train.  Dennis has continued to make music in different capacities and has continued exploring music out on the West Coast. 

After Skam, I played in a band called Tastyface with Carlos Ramos (Skam’s bass player) and Jason Hester on drums.  Carlos left the band early on to travel the country with his wife.  We ended up releasing one album on Little Heart Records and wrapped up our career in 2005 with Jesse Spiro on bass. That same year, I graduated from IUS with a BA in Music Business and decided it was time to try something outside of Louisville. I moved to Limerick, Ireland to work as the tour manager for the Irish Chamber Orchestra.  After meeting my (now) wife, I moved to Northampton, MA in 2006 where I currently live.  I still play music, but haven’t been actively playing with bands for some time.  I started working with a video game studio in the area as an audio engineer and composer in 2007 and have been largely focused on game development since.  

Even from Massachusetts, my connection to the Louisville music community has remained strong and I’ve continued to work hard to incorporate Louisville music into my projects.  In one project I negotiated a few Louisville bands, including Wax Fang, to contribute music to one of our games.  I started my own game studio in 2014 called Woodpenny.  This past year we partnered with Kentucky native Ben Sollee to crowdfund a Virtual Reality animated music video app for him called the Vanishing Point.  It was released earlier this year on iOS and Android mobile devices.  While I’m not writing as much music, I still play guitar nearly every day and am largely enjoying being a father of two girls (4 and 6).  I still love performing live and am very much looking forward to this show! 

The Skam-Impaired Reunion show will be at Headliners Music Hall Dec. 30th with Left out and The Kodiaks ($12)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Best Of: 2016

37FLOOD has been doing year end reviews, and also decade end reviews (yes, we've been around that long) since 2010, and filing them under the category of 'Best Of'. Last year we heard a compelling argument by a Louisville musician on why he declined to accept a 'Louisville Music Award'. His argument was that music is subjective to the listener, and not objective, therefore cannot be quantified and measured as such.  "you can have a 'tallest building' award but it is not possible to prove mathematically a 'best song'." We here at 37FLOOD agree, and have changed our categories to 'Favorite' instead of 'Best'. We, however, will still put our 'Favorite lists' on the 'Best Of' page to preserve continuity, with the previous 'Best Of' lists.

And, so, we give you 37FLOOD's 'Favorite's of 2016'. Last year we asked one of our writers if he would like to make a 'Best of 2015' list. His response was that there wasn't enough great music in 2015 to justify a list (however we disagreed and made a 2015 list anyway, found here).
Regardless of the overwhelming evidence that 2016 in general sucked, we found the music in 2016 to be extraordinary, with an above average output of quality music!

But not just extraordinary in a few genres, but holistically, as seen reflected in our 'Favorite Albums' list. You will find our favorite albums this year include Hip Hop, Psychedelia, Black Metal, Folk, Instrumentalia, and even Disco.  And, of course, half of the music and media on our lists are Louisville based, including Twin Limb, Sea Hero, Jaye Jayle, Sick Velvet, and more, including the local media outlets Never Nervous and Kath In The Bath.

Among our favorites, we have included Leonard Cohen's last LP, You Want It Darker, recorded as he was dying. The album is genius, with several tracks reaching the hight of masterpieces, including the title track, Treaty, and Leaving The Table.  Due to the high amount of musical related deaths this year, You Want It Darker was largely overlooked. But as for a look into death, this LP is as true as it gets; it's a heartbreaking trek through the mind of someone who knows he is not getting out.

Car Seat Headrest's first physical release, Teens Of Denial, get top marks, as the double LP is solid from stem to sternum. Will Toledo's focus has been tightened while still keeping the 'Jonathan Richman' style New England shrug to life's uphill battles.

Some of our favorites failed to get a physical release, but deserve a seat at the Favorites table none the less. Knox Brown's Searching EP was released by Virgin EMI Records, but only as a download, but is very worth a physical release. Drugdealer's debut 'The End of Comedy' was released physically, but not in the U.S. which is a large oversight, as it's disco overtones only enhance the mystical feel added by Weyes Blood and other contributors.

Take a look at our picks, and let us know what your 2016 picks are. Send your list to us here by Jan. 1st, and we will pick 5 lists at random to receive a free download of Louisville Is For Lovers 2016 compilation!

Favorite Albums:

Car Seat Headrest

15. Drugdealer "The End Of Comedy" 
14. Freakwater "Scheherazade"
13. Survive "rr7349"
12.  Angel Olsen "My Woman"
11. Louisville Is For Lovers "LIFE"
10. Black Mountain "IV"
9. Jaye Jayle "House Cricks and Other Excuses to Get Out"
8. Frankie Cosmos "Next Thing"
7. Sea Hero "Graustark"
6. Charles Bradley "Changes"
5. Anagnorisis 'Peripeteia'
4. NxWorries "Yes Lawd!" (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge)
3. Twin Limb 'Haplo'
2. Leonard Cohen 'You Want It Darker'
1. Car seat Headrest "Teens of Denial" (37FLOOD Approved!)

Favorite EPs & Singles:

10. Hot Prowlers "Neon"
9. Brenda "Nightschool"
8. Team Totoro "Democrasexxy"
7. IamIs "Go Supernovae"
6. Sick Velvet "S/T"
5. The Fervor "Nightfall in the Kali Yuga"
4. Tender Mercy "It Was You"
3. Dr. Dundiff & Otis Junior 'Jakarta Dubplate #5' 
2. Knox Brown "Searching" EP
1. Twin Limb "Anything Is Possible And Nothing Makes Sense"* (37FLOOD Approved!)
*the digital version was released November 2015 and the vinyl edition in October of 2016. This will be an issue to work out in the future as record labels move in a segmented release standard of releasing digital and CD copies 6 months before Vinyl copies.  
Twin Limb

Reissues & Compilations:
15. Louisville Is For Lovers Vol.2
14. Louisville Is For Lovers Vol.1
13. White Zombie "It Came From NYC"
12. V/A "Return Of The Living Dead" (on Brain Matter grey vinyl)
11. Dr. Dundiff & Friends 
10. Gubbey Records "Head Cleaner Vol.7-11"
9. Lucero "Tennessee"
8. V/A "God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson"
7.  The Gallery Singers At The Electric Church Of The Tambourine "From The Galley To The Gallows: 15 Years" Compilation
6. Damien Jurado "Ghost Of David"
5.Louisville Is For Lovers "Live" 
4. Damien Jurado "Rehearsals For Departure"
3. Louisville Is For Lovers "Louisville babylon II"
2. The Staple Singers "Amen/Why?"
1. Louisville Is For Lovers "TRAFOZSATSFM: A Louisville Is For Lovers Tribute To Ziggy Stardust" (37FLOOD Approved!)


Favorite Websites:

This Week In Louisville History 
Proud of your City? This Week In Louisville History gives you a peak into the past on how our city was shaped over the last couple centuries, with interesting facts you probably didn't know.
Did you know Louisville was founded on a small Island, called Corn Island, in the Ohio River?  Did you know that the island was mined by companies so much that it washed away? All this and much much more at

The Louisville Free Public Library's new local music archive and streaming service with over 100 local albums to stream free. The service includes music by Jonathan Glen Wood, RMLLW2LLZ, Justin Paul Lewis, Billy Nelson, 1200, Brooks Ritter and Louisville Is For Lovers compilations! 

A live music showcase on Jan. 20th, at the main branch at 301 York Street from 7-11, will have a 2 stage, 6 band Louisville Mix showcase to introduce the service and host by 1200. the event is free and all ages.

Never Nervous
These boys don't sleep, between daily content on their own site as well as writing for LEO, there's no rest in the world of Rock N Roll. Aside from the daily rock news they often run themed series, such as Louisville Loves Horror, or The Louisville Music Community Speaks Out About Trump! series.
Always Serious/Never Nervous 

This Day In Pop Culture
Not a ''what's hot this week" culture website, This Day In pop Culture serves up a daily story of people & events that has shaped the world around us, reaching far beyond this week or this year. This Day In pop Culture explains how our society was shaped over the decades and centuries featuring biographies and stories including public executions of elephants for family entertainment, how Nazi politics drove a wedge between 2 brothers and in the process gave birth to the modern gym shoe, and how a New Orleans voodoo Queen was the reason the world's first Horror Punk band was arrested for grave robbing. (37FLOOD Approved!)

This Day In Pop Culture

Favorite Instagram:

Me and Cereal Every Saturday
Daniel Disparte adds a new self portrait every Saturday morning having some cereal. More creative than it sounds, each post takes it's theme from the cereal he spotlights. Daniel's captivating portraits and dedication (not even skipping a post when his child was born) have gained him a cult following.

Me And Cereal

Kath In The Bath

"This Is Your Captain Peeing" - Kath In The Bath
This highly creative (if not highly personal) Instagram account archives the exploits of Louisville's Kathy M, as she takes us on a tour of Louisville's bathrooms. Described as "Coming drunk and disorderly to a porcelain throne near you" this Instagram feed often portrays Kathy's adventures in costume or themed with holidays, and circle around our city's bars and nightlife in a bathroom setting, or in some cases, bathroom behavior nowhere near a proper bathroom.  (37FLOOD approved!)