Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tonight! 2/22 No Bunny, Sick Velvet, Dick Titty Blood Punch at Kaiju

The gods of over-the-top Gutter Rock & Nu Glam collide tonight at Kaiju as No Bunny, Sick Velvet, and Dick Titty Blood Punch deck their finest glitter and sludge outfits and smash Kaiju straight to the ground.
$8 21+

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Photo Review: Louisville Is For Lovers Showcase at Guestroom Records (2/10/17)

 Photos by Marife I. Bautista

Travis Searle, John King, & Lisa Foster

Cody Johnson of Soft Self Portraits and Jake Philley running sound
Jamie A. Barnes
Jamie Barnes

Cody Johnson playing a skateboard (like a pro)

Mark Kramer of Tender Mercy

Ocifer: Christopher deRome, Jesse Beckloft,  Greg Drury, & Christian Ballentine.

Christopher deRome of Ocifer

Axel Cooper of New Mother
shutaro noguchi of New Mother
New Mother

Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: Scott H. Biram 'Bad Testament'

Scott H. Biram

Every few years Texas blues guitarist Scott H. Biram releases an album, and every time we, here at 37FLOOD, review it and exclaim Biram a national treasure, and this time will be no different.

To say that Scott H. Biram, who seamlessly weaves blues, country, punk, and metal, is a master guitarist would an understatement. While it's true that his skill at the country blues style is seemingly unmatched in the modern world, He is dually skilled at songwriting.
But that's not to say Biram's guitar skills are not worth discussing.  Biram's guitar playing is very important in preserving the Texas blues tradition; those who enjoy blues and/or country music will know that two genres grew out of the same roots, and in Texas blues the roots continue to intertwine.

But if Biram has a fault, it is that he was born 40 years too late to truly be appreciated by a wider audience. His songs like 'Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue' or 'Slow & Easy' could have easily been chart topping hits back in the Outlaw days when Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard ruled the radio waves. If only he could have gone back in time when people cared for blood and bone country music his lyrics would have become so popular and emulated that they would have easily become old worn out country music clichés by now. Biram's lyrics, as in 'Red Wine' from the forthcoming 'Bad Testament' like ''You been down at the barroom, pressing your sweet body against another man's pride'' or ''set 'em up, I'll knock 'em down, wake me up when it's all over, it took less than that to make my heart lose it's mind.'' would be as familiar as 'tears in my beer.'

When Biram released 'Nothing But Blood' in early 2014 we hopefully mused that perhaps that would be the one album to bring him to the fore in popular culture with his solemn and sullen tracks like "Never Coming Home" with quiet and endearing lines such as "woke up thinking my soul had flown, I thought I'd died somewhere in the night. Yes I'm still just drifting on, got nowhere to do it right." And the honestly played gospel tracks "When I Die" and "John The Revelator" that embody the sincerity of Texas preacher and gospel legend Washington Phillips.

On 'Bad Testament' the other hand of good and evil takes the wheel. While less of his Metal and punk roots show, his sweet & heartbroken blues take a backseat to the hard playing angry other side of Biram's nature as heard on 'Righteous Ways' or 'Crippled and Crazy' with lines ''I'm crippled and crazy and out of control.. Calling all angels, all heartaches and demons, calling all lovers that left for no reason, down through the chamber that echoed the screamin'; twisted and turnin' I just quit believin' in love.'' It sounds like a man that's been walking the road for so long without arriving that he's about ready to just sit down and quit.

We can't let that happen, therefore we will again be hopeful in thinking this new offering by Country Blues one-man-band/barroom preacher Scott H. Biram will finally deliver him into the warm arms of the outside world.
Scott H. Biram 'Bad testament' Special Edition vinyl

Scott H. Biram's 'Bad Testament' will be released Feb. 24th on Bloodshot records. A limited edition of 500 Orange & Black swirl LPs have been available for pre-order since December haven't sold out yet, which doesn't fair well on our hopeful prediction this time Biram will finally ascend into the hearts and minds of the people; But there's still hope, It's not too late, and it starts with you... Preorder Here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Give Away: Louisville Is For Lovers 'Ultimate Lovers Weekend'

Ok, Louisville, you have just about one week before Valentine's Day, do you know what you are getting your sweetie? Louisville Is For Lovers has some ideas.. 
Shadow Design Pillowbox
Special Edition 2 CD set
Keepsake with thong
Just released feb. 3rd is the Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 Valentine's Compilation with over 25 original songs by Louisville artists, released digitally on their site, as a beautiful shadow design pillowbox CD (edition of 300), and as a Special Edition two CD boxset in a Keepsake box with silkscreened collector's thong.

On Friday Feb. 10th at 7:30pm, there is a Louisville Is For Lovers Showcase at Guestroom Records (1806 Frankfort ave) with Tender Mercy, Jamie Barnes, Ocifer, New Mother, and Soft Self Portraits. The show is free and open to all.

And on Sunday Feb. 12th at 1pm is the Second Annual Valentine's Brunch at New Wave Burritos with and endless brunch buffet and music by The Winger Brothers and Alanna Fugate. Special couples tickets just $30 (singles just $16) and comes with a download of the new album.

Or you could do all of the above by entering to win the Louisville Is For Lovers Ultimate Lovers Weekend Give Away, with 2 tickets to the Valentine's Brunch, a $25 Giftcard to Guestroom Records (redeemable at the Showcase on friday), and a copy of the Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 Special Edition Box Set with the Keepsake thong! To enter just visit the Louisville Is For Lovers Facebook page
Louisville Is For Lovers Keepsake Thong

Monday, January 30, 2017

Photo Review: Louisville Mix Showcase at Louisville Free Public Library (1/20/17)

Justin Paul Lewis

Brooks Ritter

The Brooks Ritter Band

Jonathan Glen Wood & Neal Argabright

RMLLW2LLZ & DJ Devine Struggle

RMLLW2LLZ, Sasha Renee, DJ Devine Struggle & Co. 

The Billy Nelson Band

Susan & Gene from Da Mudcats

Friday, January 27, 2017

2/10 Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Showcase at Guestroom Records

The album release show for the Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 compilation will be Friday February 10th at Guestroom Records (1806 Frankfort ave) featuring New Mother, Tender Mercy, Jamie Barnes, Ocifer, and Soft Self Portraits.
This is a FREE event!

There will also be a Valentine's Brunch at New Wave Burritos on 2/12 featuring The Winger Brothers and Alanna Fugate. Tickets and info here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

2/12 Second Annual Valentine's Brunch with the Winger Brothers

The 2nd Annual Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Brunch on Sunday Feb.12th, in honor of the new Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 compilation album (out feb. 3rd), will be held at New Wave Burritos (3311 Preston Highway) with 'Brunch Country Music' provided by The Winger Brothers and special guest Alanna Fugate, both featured on the album this year.

Its $16 for a single ticket, or  $30 per couple and includes a free download of the new 2017 album with over 25 tracks by Louisville artists.
 Two seating times available, 10am-Noon and 1pm-3pm. Ticket includes an endless brunch including chilaquiles, scrambled Eggs, sausage and bacon, cinnamon rolls, tater tot casserole, biscuits & gravy, cereal Bar, and a michelada.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Gallery Singers Release Protest Album On Presidential Inauguration Day For FREE

At 12 AM this morning the record label Louisville Is For Lovers released the newest album by The Gallery Singers At The Electric Church Of The Tambourine for free. The 6 track EP, called POWER TO THE POOR, is the long awaited follow up to the band's 2013 'We Won't Make It' EP (also free).

The album being released on Presidential Inauguration Day is no coincidence, as the album is labeled as a 'Class War Protest Album' against the greed of the ruling class. The album credits also state "This is a call to action. Fascist oppression and economic slavery of 50 million Americans can no longer be tolerated."
The Gallery Singers are also strong supporters of The Electric Church Of The Tambourine, the activist wing of Louisville Is For Lovers, that works with socially conscious bands and fans to create communities for social change. On November 8th, 2016 (Presidential Election Day) Louisville Is For Lovers and The Electric Church Of The Tambourine released a free protest EP by the Hip Hop group Team Totoro called 'Democrasexxy'.

The Gallery Singers 'POWER TO THE POOR' EP can be played and downloaded right now for FREE here:

More about The Electric Church Of Tambourine and how to join the growing movement of musicians and community members working toward a free and equal society here.

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).

There an album release show at WXOX studios (515 W. Breckinridge Street) featuring New Mother, Tender Mercy, Daphne Luster, Ocifer, and Soft Self Portraits. Tickets just $10 and includes a download of the new 2017 album.

Also, the 2nd Annual Valentine's Brunch with the Winger Brothers and Alanna Fugate will be sunday Feb. 12th at New Wave Burritos, with an endless brunch as well as a special couples package. Tickets here.

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