Wednesday, December 25, 2013

FREE: Team Totoro Invites You to enjoy Laser Beats

Two years ago Team Totoro gave away their "Broken Monocles" single away for free on Christmas Day; this time they are giving away their entire brand new album LASER BEATS. Recorded over 5 years and in over 4 states across the US, Laser beats is a 19-track sweep across the entire genre of Breakdance and early Hip Hop.

On Feb.14th, Team Totoro marks it's 15th anniversary, and Laser Beats was slated for that release date, but is being released early in support of the Rapocalypse New Year's Eve show at Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E. Market st) with Citizens United and Rmllw2llz W/ DJ Godfather. also FREE.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Friday: Wayne Coyne at Guestroom Records

Chocolate skull
Wayne Coyne is doing a short Record Store Tour this week to promote the re-release of the Flaming Lips' first EP and Second Cassette Demo on signed green vinyl. On the tour, though, Wayne will be slinging more of those candy skulls everyone loves with the record and a gold coin inside which enables the recipient to attend any Flaming Lips headlining show. He will be visiting Guestroom Records on Frankfort Ave. this Friday. Full tour dates below:

12/19 Nashville – Grimey's
12/20 Louisville, KY – Guestroom Records
12/20 Chicago – Permanent Records
12/21 St. Louis – Vintage Vinyl

12/22 Lawrence, KS – Love Garden Sounds
Official Re-release Promo Poster

Wayne Coyne,  cat shirt guy, and John King at Guestroom

Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: Second Story Man 2/14

SSM @ New Vintage
This month is momentous  for the sheer amount of 15 year anniversary reunion shows; including Second Story Man (12/14 New Vintage), Starkiller (12/21 Zanzabar) and Team Totoro (12/31 Haymarket). It was a wondrous and mysterious time 15 years ago for music. Grunge was officially dead and buried  and no one quite knew where music was heading, so Louisville decided to explore every direction. Bands like The Hookers, Glass Pack, and Starkiller headed the rock front, Team Totoro, Music For Nintendo, and VHS or Beta went into the electronic frontiers, and Second Story Man, Pajo, and others pushing the broken heart pop/rock front. The world may have settled on something else entirely but Louisville never bothered to follow the world, the world could follow us if they wanted, but we have always been fine doing what we do best, never mind if anyone else is listening.
Saturday Second Story Man hit the stage at The New Vintage after a three year hiatus with a fervor and precision as if it was still that magical  time 15 years ago when anything could happen. This line up saw veteran drummer Evan Bailey now on guitar and vocals, and Drew Osbourne taking his place on the skins,  Jeremy Irvin on Bass, and the ever captivating Carrie Neumayer on vocals and guitar. Evan seemed right at home with his new position as resident shredder, and Carrie gracious as always as the SSM frontman. 
The only noticeable drawback was the short-ish set of about half a dozen songs for the packed room excited to see this Louisville Mainstay after several years. But the set ended with their powerful cover of Will Oldham's Riding complete with horns and organ, as heard on the new THERE IS NO ONE  compilation, to an amazed audience. 
If you need more Second Story Man in your life, no need to wait another 3 years, they are planning more shows in the future including one in January. And the band members themselves are also contributing to other great projects including Jeremy's solo work (Eremy*Jirvin), Even's solo work (PiƱata Me) and Carrie's impressive Julie Of The Wolves.

This brand new song You Never Know was just released by SSM and played live at New Vintage.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

12/31 RAPOCALYPSE New Year's FREE w/ Citizens United & Team Totoro

There's a storm coming, a big sweaty Hip-Hop storm, and it's hitting the Louisville area on New Year's Eve.
Meg Samples (The Deloreans, Squeezebot) has a new hip hip outfit, CITIZENS UNITED, and will be joined by the legendary Louisville breakdance band TEAM TOTORO, out of rap retirement for this very special occasion. THE PASS DJs will be spinning, along with dance teams, free play pinball, and breakdance battles. it promises to be a very exciting evening, and the kicker: it's absolutely FREE.
Rapocalypse New Year's at The Haymarket Bar (331 East Market st) 8pm-4am
This is a 37FLOOD sponsored event so come out and we'll see you out there!

12/21 STARKILLER @ Zanzabar

A near miracle is happening next week, and the most astonishing thing is that there doesn't seem to be much information out there about it. The band that began Phantom Family Halo frontman Domonic Cipola's ascent into psychedelic stardom way back 15 years ago, STARKILLER, is materializing in Louisville at Zanzabar on December 21st with Shedding and Tropical Trash.  This opportunity to see one of louisville's great rock bands may not ever happen again, or at least this decade. Somewhere out there is the Starkiller Complete Discography, if you can find it, grab it and put it on repeat.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

12/14 THERE IS NO ONE album release show FREE

Louisville Is For Lovers is having the THERE IS NO ONE album release show on Sat. DEC. 14th (7 pm FREE) at Public Art Gallery (131 W. Main St Louisville) with Lydia Burrell  Tender Mercy &  The Gallery Singers during the closing reception of Troublesome Houses: Art Inspired By Will Oldham

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Coming Soon: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

         Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds just announced a 2014 tour in response to their successful tour of the States earlier this year promoting the album "Push the Sky Away." Saving the best for fist, Cave and the Bad Seeds' first stop is right here in Louisville at the Palace Theater on June 16. Guestroom Records is hosting a contest on instagram for a signed test pressing of the Bad Seeds new "Live from KCRW" record and two free tickets to the show. Good luck!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Record Store Day!

It's the second 'Record Store Day' of the year, and despite it feeling a little pimped out at this point, audiophiles like us aren't complaining too much. there is an avalanche of record store day releases this time around, most of which are reissues and box sets, with some honest to goodness must haves thrown in..
of the box sets the Cheap Trick & Harry Nilsson  collections look good, of the reissues finally the Steve Albini mix of Nirvana's In Utero  will be available, and there are some reissue 7"s out there too (Sly & The Family Stone  and The Standells stand out). For my money, the Scott H. Biram gospel 7" seems like a sure bet, read our review here, and for local releases you should be able to grab the THERE IS NO ONE: Louisville Is For Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers on vinyl and cassette and the Gubbey Records 46 track compilation Head Cleaner on double cassette.

THERE IS NO ONE vinyl explosion

Tomorrow night at New Vintage The Bottom Sop is playing at the Gubbey Records release show, I know nothing about them, but I cannot stop listening to their track from Head Cleaner. can't wait to hear more from this band.. I'll see you out there!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This Weekend: Gubbey Records- Head Cleaner Vol. 1&2

         This Friday (Nov. 29) Gubbey Records is releasing what they call a love letter from the Louisville music scene, a compilation called Head Cleaner Vol. 1&2. Due, I'm sure, to the album's length it is only available in cassette format which comes with a digital download. Though you'd be hard pressed to find a functioning cassette player outside of an Oldsmobile these days, this release stands alone as Louisville's longest analog-format compilation, documenting forty six Louisville acts.
         We at 37flood have been anxiously awaiting this release for quite some time now (the promo poster's been hanging up at HQ for the past couple months). Boasting genres from bluegrass, power pop, avant garde, noise, experimental hip-hop, and punk, Gubbey lives up to their reputation of promoting obscure, isolated, and eclectic Louisville music made in Louisville, by Louisville, and for Louisville.
         Here's our top 20 (ordered as they appear on the album):
  • Rude Weirdo- Rodney the King
  • The Cut Family Foundation- Wrecked
  • Asm A Tik- Temporalis
  • Furlong- Hoarder Fire
  • Humongous- Russian Space Things 
  • Adventure- Pollen in my Beard
  • The Decline Effect- Serpent to Slay
  • D'arkestra- Tonight
  • Bush League- Doublethink
  • Bus Hus- The Freedom you Were, The Fascist you Are
  • Sick City Four- Kamui Song
  • Whistlin' Rufus- The Kentucky One-step
  • The Sandpaper Dolls- Across the wire
  • Mr. Samples- Stimulate This
  • Empira Vultura- Grace
  • Hitchhike- June Bug
  • Blackbirds of Paradise- I Love You (But I don't know why)
  • Plastic Bubble- Respectable Establishment
  • Vice Tricks- Holiday
  • The Mack- New Way to Begin
        For ten dollars, this tape is a steal. You couldn't even get this much music on itunes for less than fifty bucks, so why not hop in the Oldsmobile and cruise for a couple hours, match the sights of the city to the sounds?

         To go with Head Cleaner Vol. 1&2, Gubbey Records is having an equally massive release show this weekend with three separate events at Modern Cult and The New Vintage.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Today is the day THERE IS NO ONE:Louisville Is for Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers hits the shelves, featuring: The Gallery Singers at the Electric Church of the Tambourine - Plastic Bubble  - Brick Pitino  - Cheyenne Mize  -Wax Fang - The Deloreans  -Glen Dentinger, Joe Manning And Rachel Grime -Ben Mundane-Tender Mercy - Lydia Burrell -Black birds of paradise - Second Story Man  – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy  and Natalie Bajandas.
THERE IS NO ONE: Louisville Is For Lovers
Tribute To Palace Brothers
find it locally at Guest Room, Matt Anthony Record Store, Better Days, Astro Black, and Modern Cult records. mail order by Guest Room at

Monday, November 25, 2013

12/1 Cheyenne Mize & Seluah @ headliners

Seluah and Cheyenne Mize are playing Headliners on Dec.1st as part of the local music for $5 series. 8pm. 21+.

Cheyenne Mize

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review: Scott H. Biram "Nothin But Blood" LP

Few musicians can pull off the sound of a long gone era with absolute honesty as well as truly embody the soul of times gone by like Scott H. Biram. His brand of dusty road Texas Blues and Bucket of Blood boogie-woogie simultaneously hit like a 2 X 4 and warms like a long lost lover's return; and his new Nothin' But Blood continues his sweet and brutal mix of blues, gospel, punk, and broken heart country.
The album plays like a schizophrenic jukebox jumping from head on collisions  like "Alcohol Blues" with lines like "You don't love me Mamma like you say you do, You can't be my woman sucking and fucking some other motherfucker too" straight into quiet and endearing tracks like "Never Coming Home"  with lines that will break your heart like "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 then there's Working On The Building Biram that can belt out gospel with the sincerity of Johnny Cash  and authority of Reverend Louis Overstreet, as heard on the tracks "When I Die" and "John The Revelator." It's a must have for Biram fans, and a must try for those not yet acquainted.  Although Biram has had some close calls in the past (hitting no.5 on the Billboard Blues Chart in 2009) He still hasn't seemed to become a household name. In 2010 I saw him tear the roof off of Zanzabar to a crowd of less than 30 (read the review here). perhaps this new release will win some converts to the Church of Biram.

Nothin' But Blood won't be out for 3 long months (2.4.14) but the first single containing When I Die will be available in stores on Nov.29 for the Black Friday version of Record Store day.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Gallery Singers EP free download

In anticipation of the upcoming THERE IS NO ONE: Louisville Is For Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers (on shelves Tuesday Nov. 26) Louisville Is For Lovers is giving away a free EP Download of The Gallery Singers (at the electric church of the tambourine) playing a few Palace songs, a few originals, and a Jason Molina song, in Palace brothers DIY fashion. download the album 'WE WON'T MAKE IT' here.
The Gallery Singers At The Electric Church Of The Tambourine

THERE IS NO ONE: Louisville Is For Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers  is out Nov.26th and available locally at Matt Anthony Record Shop and Guest Room and distributed by Drag City Records.

Monday, November 11, 2013

11/13 Kaejo album release show

Louisville hip hop artist Kaejo has a new album out this week, The Unrequited, and is available on iTunes November, 13, 2013. There will be an album release party and performance that evening at Diamond Pub and Billiards on Barret Ave. It is being hosted by Louisville Arts Live, doors open at 7pm. and the event is free.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

11/22 MGMT @ Palace

MGMT is heading to our neck of the woods:
11/22 Louisville @ the Palace (8pm $32)
Near by:
11/12 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
11/14 Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
11/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Melodie's new favorite MGMT video

Friday, November 8, 2013

Review: bonnie 'prince' billy (self titled)

         I think I can safely speak for most people when I say that nine out of ten albums recorded live by one guy in his house get less than one full listen. Of course, there are a few exceptions to that standard. “All Hail West Texas” by the Mountain Goats and “Yip Jump Music” by Daniel Johnston come to my mind when thinking of valuable albums of the type. It seems to me that the ones that are worth listening to, in their honest simplicity, go far beyond some of the more complicated masterpieces one may have in their collection, in terms of connecting with the listener or presenting a pure and original idea. For example, David Bowie produced and sang on Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” single and that’s an amazing tune, but lately I’ve been spending a little more time with Jason Molina’s cut of “In the Human World” from the Chunklet single.
            All this being said, Bonnie “Prince” Billy just released a self-titled LP run of 1,000 copies out of his house. Taking the DIY initiative to its fullest extent, this record was: recorded, designed, packaged, and delivered to local record stores all by the man himself (no online/digital option) with no label affiliation or distribution whatsoever (PR∞), bearing only his P.O. box address on the back and a mastering credit, in the liner notes, to Timothy Stollenwerk. From what I’ve heard it’s only available on vinyl and cassette, but The Royal Stable does list a CD release. This album has all of the musical integrity Oldham’s followers have come to expect over the last two decades stripped down to its most basic elements. Ten short songs, a man and his guitar.
“I heard of a source,” opens the album with a change of heart tale in its own abstract way, announcing “I don’t want to go to Hell anymore… Anything can end suddenly; still I want some love for me.” The A side is largely reminiscent of the ballad form, highly melodic and sentimental extrapolations of loss and redemption. The track “I Will Be Born Again (Again)” recalls times of betrayal and abandonment with a yearning to overcome evil wills of others. “Weird has come and life defined, I am dumb I am not kind and I will be born again again.”
One thing that continuously surprises me about Bonnie “Prince” Billy is that his command of the craft allows him to say some of the most vulgar and nonsensical things with the greatest sincerity, conviction, and image. Just to name one of the many instances that appear on this self-titled album, in the song “Make it Not an Evil Mark,” the speaker describes a yearning to trade in evil for good while eluding a dark antagonist. He claims “you would take colors all away if it was in your power, and cut a hole to mar you skin and shit on every flower.”
The over-arching theme of the album seems to be an acceptance of the evil in oneself developed through loss and heartbreak, while longing for a change of heart or spark of good to spread. The final song, “Royal Quiet Deluxe,” may be one of the greatest written in 2013. It departs from a lover to find refuge in the hills of West Virginia, stating “there is no heaven for love, it simply dies… This is the last song of its kind. Now you can be.”

As I said earlier, this is an incredibly small release so be sure to get a copy before they sell out!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Big Apple Loves Louisville

The Big Apple based publication NEW YORK MAGAZINE's  travel column 'the 5 point weekend escape plan' highlighted Louisville this week listing places and things that help make our town escape worthy including The Holy Grail, Hound dog Press, Astro Black Records, and Cave Hill Cemetery. Also included was a list of pro-Louisville websites including Michelle Jones’s Consuming Louisville as well as 37FLOOD!! (to the right you'll find our list of worthwhile websites.. Louisville and Otherwise). Read the NEWYORKMAG.COM article here. loves 37flood

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Out Now: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's do-it-your Self Titled LP

As nearly as quiet as the music on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's new Self titled LP was the release for this Vinyl & Cassette full length. For this one Will Oldham decided to record and release it all himself, with little release-date fan fare. It's a record store only (no online or download sales) affair with Oldham hand delivering the records to stores. It is almost tragic that this small run album is going to be hard to find, as it is one of his all time best, but this could only add to it's fragile and precious feel; as embodied on the heartbreakingly perfect love song Royal Quiet Deluxe ending the album with the words "this is the last song of it's kind" we can only hope not.
Self Titled
As a way to preserve the nearly lost tradition of looking someone in the eye while buying music, this album is only available at stores, so walk on down to your local record slinger and request a copy. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Review: Injecting Strangers (Cincinnati) EP


            Injecting Strangers is a five-piece band from Cincinnati releasing their debut E.P. “Nightmare Nancy” today. They’re made up of Dylan Oseas and Peter Foley (formerly bass and guitar players for Automagick), Chase Leonard of Easy Breezy, Aaron Disney (Talk Mouth), and singer/songwriter Richard Ringer.
                The 3 track EP opens with “Lucky,” a wise guy greaser tune about a mustachioed leader of a tough-as-nails future brigade.  The whole EP falls in line with the band’s just-after-Halloween release date with fanciful horror subject matter with bits and pieces of playful blasphemy and curse words sprinkled throughout. “Nightmare Nancy Pt. 1” and the concluding track “Nightmare Nancy Pt. 2” fallow a mysterious narrative about Nancy, her father, and a doctor who falls in love with Nancy. Reading like a traditional murder ballad from the perspective of the doctor, everyone dies in the end but the details are all fuzzy to imply that only Nancy knows the whole truth.
            What’s cool about this band is that, like Ringer’s solo stuff and Automagic’s live show, the sound they achieve is fast, big, and somewhere in between weird and goofy. Definitely someone worth looking out for in the future.

Injecting Strangers Promo from Kyle Howland on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

11/9 Marquee Mayfield @ Hideaway

Southern Indiana native (now residing in Nashville) Marquee Mayfield and his band (including drummer Philip Turner from Louisville folk band Jubalson) are playing November 9th at The Hideaway with The Blue Soul Gypsy's from Louisville. it's white boy R&B in the realm of Mayer Hawthorne so grab your best wing tips and get some dancing done. 10PM $5.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review: Julie of the Wolves "Create/Destroy"

I was in a total slump looking for a new punk record when Noise Pollution sent me Julie of the Wolves debut album “Create/Destroy.” Practically a Louisville super-group, the four-piece consists of bassist Salena Filichia, drummer Becca Lindsay, and the seamless guitar/vocal duo Stephanie Gary and Carrie Neumayer, representing between the four of them:  Madame Machine, The Frequent Sea, Second Story Man, Venus Trap, Minnow, and The Red Nails. Before playing the album, I was already familiar with Carrie’s guitar playing in Second Story Man, but this record shows another side of her that I didn’t know existed.
            When the album opens into its title track with a smooth guitar riff reminiscent of the strokes on “Is This It,” only to be abandoned for a heavily emphasized punk beat with bar chords. The group demonstrates their command of dynamics as the opening riff is re-introduced just before the song’s climax to chant “Art destroys apathy.”
“Sum of Your Parts,” is a heavily bass driven song complimented by almost doo-wop guitar riffs that would easily fit in the soundtrack of one of Vincent Price’s movies from the 80’s. Selina Filichia’s basswork is strong on the whole album, but it really stands out on this track, where it saunters back and forth from a subtle shred during the verses to a menacing foreground during the bridge. I can only speculate what kind of bass she’s actually using on the recording, but the one in the “Create/Destroy” video (below) has three sets of double-coil lipstick tube pickups, which is impressive in and of itself.
The climax of the album is “The Things They Say.” During the chorus Stephanie and Carrie create a sonic wall that I’m pretty sure is eighty feet tall and completely impenetrable. The last two songs “Youth Wish” and “S.Y.L.M.F.” achieve an almost surf-punk style calling out the hangers-on and the dishonest. The opposition and aggression on the whole album are so personal and blatant that it seems possible for it all to be directed at one person. If so, I feel bad for that person.

Create/Destroy was produced by Julie of the Wolves and Trip Barriger and is available on November 1st through Noise Pollution.

out 10/12/13 is Straight A's Humility The Hard Way
with cover art by Carrie Neumayer and Andrew Paden

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: Tera Melos and Zorch (Austin)

         When I woke up on Tuesday morning, I was debating the pros and cons of driving to central Ohio (and back) in the middle of the work week for a three-band show at The Basement (Columbus OH), but then I thought of all the great acts I've missed forever because "I just couldn't make it." After that, it was much easier to accept the responsibility that came with the day, and it payed off.
         The night started with SRVVLST (pronounced "survivalist"), a melodic math band stationed in Columbus, promoting their new EP The Seven Year Inch. After their half-hour set of nonstop melodies and heavy-as-a-brick-to-the-mouth beats, the four piece left the stage to let Zorch set up. I met up with the guys at their merch table during the intermission to buy a single and compliment their tightly woven set, and aside from usual formalities they were all nerding out to be opening for Tera Melos. It was cool to meet a band who had their chops together so well without an ounce of pretense.

All we had was a prepaid camera phone.
         Zorch (Austin) has everything they need to be America's next big two-piece like Suicide, Kicking Giant, or the original Zorch, but I don't think they want to do that. I don't know what's going on there with the name, but I suppose they've reached some sort of agreement. Just like their forefathers, Zorch is pushing the limit of experimental electronic music with influence from Psychedelic and Pop music alike. Their opening song pounded through catchy synth hooks with Shmu singing "What a day, let's celebrate it/ I wanna feel elated" to the organized trainwreck that is his own drumming. Throughout the whole set there were psychedelic animations of Darth Vader, hallucinogenic Care Bears, and other awesome nonsense projected over the whole stage. During the intro to "Zut Alore," keyboardist Zac Traeger stood up to announce "This next song is about our Reptilian Overlords. Kris Kristofferson might be one of them."

         I didn't know what to expect from Tera Melos. In their four-album career they've gone from instrumental prog math to minimalist pseudo-pop without skipping a beat or losing any fans along the way. Pulling mainly from their Patagonian Rats LP and their newest title, X'ed Out, they controlled the audience like the Reptilian Overlords Zorch was talking about. I was really surprised when they strolled back to their Drugs to the Dear Youth EP days and played "Spoonful of Slurry" with the intro and first verse of Weezer's "Undone" injected into a couple of the stops. Near the end of the set, some people started chanting "hot dog man" in reference to the scarecrow that adorned the stage with a hotdog for a head, at which point guitarist Nick Reinhart negotiated with the audience how much longer the show would go on, saying "We've got a setlist. And we can either play one then leave, pretend to be done, then come out and play the last one, or we could just play both of them now." After a show-of-hands vote, the band remained on stage for the last two songs and closed with fan favorite "Skin Surf."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Juanita & The Teeth 10/26

Juanita, The Teeth, and others are playing on Saturday, October 26th at Nelligan Hall. The Teeth released a new album this year on Noise Pollution called Brennschluss, which we have been enjoying it here at 37FLOOD HQ. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Our pals at Sophomore Lounge are throwing their 2nd annual FREE Halloween party Tuesday October 29th at Nachbar, with 37FLOOD favorite GIVING UP and others.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

CONTEST: win a test press of THERE IS NO ONE

In support of the upcoming release THERE IS NO ONE (the Palace Brothers tribute album), LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS is asking you to flex your DIRECTING skills and make a video for this track Oh lord Are You In Need performed by Glen Dentinger, Joe Manning, and Rachel Grimes. Send your vid by Nov.10th and the winner will receive a Test Press of THERE IS NO ONE. Send to:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Palace Brothers covers record to be released 11/26

Louisville Is For Lovers Announced this week a new release in the "Louisville Is for Covers" series, THERE IS NO ONE, a tribute to Louisville native Will Oldham for the 20th anniversary of his first album "THERE IS NO-ONE WHAT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU". Artists included in this release are Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Wax Fang, The Deloreans, Cheyenne Mize, Joe Manning, Glen Dentinger, and Rachel Grimes, and others. The album will be on vinyl (500) and cassette tape (100) and available Nov.26th. Visit Louisville Is For Lovers for more info.

 Other releases in the Louisville Is For Covers series are TRAFOZSATSFM (David Bowie covers/2009) and Louisville Babylon (Misfits covers/2007).

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On Tour: Tera Melos

For all you people out there who like Math Rock, the Sacramento band Tera Melos just began a 2013 tour with Zorch. Though they aren't stopping in Louisville, there are four dates that they're spending just far enough from the city for a short road trip:
The Basement (Columbus, OH)- 10/22
Strange Matter (Richmond, VA)- 11/3
Tipsy Teapot (Greenville, NC)- 11/4
Visulite Theater (Charlotte, NC)- 11/5
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall (Asheville, NC)- 11/6

The show in Columbus next week should be pretty awesome, that's the one I'm going to. The Basement is a really small punk venue under a bar and the tickets are $15 (standing only). Hope to see you there.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Milk Carton Kids 10/27

The Milk Carton Kids (L.A.) will be promoting their new album "The Ash & the Clay" with Sean Rowe (Troy, NY) at Zanzabar, October 27 ($14).

Sunday, October 13, 2013

John Hughes Dance Party 10/19

Matt Anthony is throwing a John Hughes Dance Party at Monkey Wrench. It sounds like great time. $3 with costume/$5 without. 10/19 10-2am
personally, the Pretty In Pink soundtrack is one of my most played records of all. with Orchestral Maneuvers in The dark, Psychedelic Furs, and the Smiths,  it's a must listen!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Fervor & Thao And The Get Down Stay Down 10/20

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down (San Fran) are playing at Zanzabar with hometown favorites The Fervor on Sunday, Oct. 20. 9 p.m. $15 21+

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Plastic Bubble @ Zanzabar 10/10

Louisville pop rockers, Plastic Bubble, who will be featured on THERE IS NO ONE the Louisville Is For Lovers tribute album for the Palace Brothers in  November, are playing Thursday at Zanzabar with Lady Pyramid, The Itchy Hearts, and Hal Dolls. $5.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tonight: Dressed for the Occasion with Danny Trashville

Dressed For the Occasion (Boston) will be 
promoting their new record "Live at the Fallout Shelter" with Danny Trashville (Oklahoma) at the Hideaway Saloon tonight.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Weird Al @ EKU

The biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time, "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC, is coming to Richmond Kentucky (EKU) on October 10th, for his only scheduled Kentucky performance of this tour, which is in support of his most recent album, Alpocalypse. Eastern Kentucky University is a mere hour and half from Louisville, some would say well worth the drive. Ticket info here.
Weird Al fan-art puppet by Nick and Jordan Lemon

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tonite: Silver Linings Art Auction

Tonight October 4th, is the Silver Linings Art Show and Auction at The Rudyard Kipling from 6-9 pm. Proceeds go to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.   Music by Pinata Me and Greg X.  Art Auction 6:30-7:30 pm .

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Burgoo Fest & Highview Fest Oct.12th

If you ever needed an excuse to head out to Outer Loop, we have 2 for you, and they are on the same day, Saturday Oct.12th.
The first is the Highview Fest in the Outer Loop Plaza parking lot (Valumarket) at 7505 Outer Loop, with a parade from 11am-4pm. I went to this in 2010 and had a lot of fun. It's what a small town fair should be like; game booths, kiddie rides, and cotton candy. my mom and I rode a rickety roller coaster and she had to ask the guy to stop it because I was terrified. it was funny, and fun. and this little kid totally cleaned up at the Shootin' Hoops game and left with all the top prizes.
The second fest is on the same day just down the road at the Fern Creek United Methodist Church (6727 Bardstown Rd) and is the Burgoo Festival. That should be enough for anyone who has ever had Burgoo before, but there will also be a white elephant, as well as Jeff Gardner; the captain of the U of L baseball team.  10am-4pm.
Valumarket ad
(I literally could find nothing online about this fest,
  this was the closest pic i came across)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Editorial: NuLu goes west

NuLu Fest
Saturday marked the 5th annual NuLu fest on East Market street, where I grew up. Back then it was called The East Market Street District. the neighborhood has obviously has changed a lot. as a child we lived next the Muth's candy store. After school I would go to the neighborhood Boys and Girls Club until it closed down, after that the women at Muth's would keep an eye on me while my dad worked. He had a small shop on the street making stained glass windows. Many of the neighborhood children's parents had small businesses on the block or booths at the Hay Market (also on Market Street). Today Muth's is all that's left of my childhood. The neighborhood doesn't even have the same name it used to.

Now, and sometimes reluctantly, it's called Nulu, a portmanteau  of  the words New and Louisville, even tho its one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The buildings are all still there but it is a different neighborhood. Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful there is interest in keeping the neighborhood alive, but it's a bitter pill. The neighborhood was in trouble when I was young. So many people moved south and east and the business went with it. The final nail was probably when the Hay Market, open since the 1800s closed in the 1980s. many of my friends had to move out. but there was a push to keep the neighborhood alive, mostly through people like Billy Hertz and Tom Schneff and others who opened new shops on Market street in the late 80s and early 90s like Gallerie Hertz, Kathryn's and Kathryn's, Kim's, and Zephyr Gallery. It worked. By the early 90s my family had to move further back into Butchertown as the rents rose. First we moved to Washington Street and then to Franklin where my Dad still lives. Butchertown was an amazing place to grow up. It wasn't as vacant as Market street, and it held many of the values we now look for in a neighborhood. It had many businesses and had people from a wide socioeconomic variety. People could live, work and go to school all in the same neighborhood. 

In the last 10 years or so, with the help of Gill Holland, many new people have moved into the area. Of the block my dad lives on, only 3 original families are still there. I finally had to move off of Main Street, where i had been for 7 years due to the skyrocketing rent. The truth is the Main and Market street areas did need help but the collateral damage was that many of the families who grew up there and the existing businesses couldn't compete with the rising costs and new interests. The Wesley House community center on Washington Street that among other things gave childcare to the neighborhood working families and had been there for over 100 years had to follow those working families to the south end  and the Wesley House Building is now upscale Condos. It all heated up when Gill Holland bought a 120 year old building in 2006 (was the Sternau's Building, now called The Green Building) and spearheaded the scaling up of the neighborhood. The original residents saw what was happening but didn't know what to do about it. Called "The Maestro of East Market Street" (no joke, it's in this WHAS article), Gill Holland has now bought a 160 year old building (the Montgomery Street School building, now being called The Compassion Building)  in the Portland Neighborhood and is now set on "revitalizing" that neighborhood. The WHAS article says Holland wants to see people buy houses instead of rent them. but in an area where it's existing population are of low income, like Butchertown and East Market  was, the renters are pushed out. the article starts "Its crime rate is high. Many of its buildings and homes are vacant or falling apart. So why is one of the city's most successful entrepreneurs packing  up everything and moving to the Portland neighborhood?" This could be said of the East Market Street Neighborhood just a few years ago.  A new business owner in Butchertown told me he thought of the revitalization there was "white flight correcting it's self." but you can't condemn a population that's already there because the people with business and money abandoned you and then later want to force you out once the property value has plummeted. I'd hate to see the history (and name) of Portland lost like my old neighborhood. There has got to a middle ground. there has got to be a way to empower the local community that is already there, help them open businesses and buy their homes and in the process lower crime without displacing them for people who already have the means.

Really, I don't mean to be a hater of what East market has become, I go there all the time. I just can't afford to live there now. I just really wish Holland and others could have put their  money and efforts into helping and keeping it's existing residents there at the same time. and I really hope the people of Portland voice any concerns while NuPo is still  in it's beginning stages. And don't let them change your neighborhood's name, with it will go your identity.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: IamIs & Tamara Dearing Split 7"

Gubbey Records released Vol. 3 of its Split Series on Saturday. The single features IamIs' song "Paperface" and Tamara Dearing's "Break Your Heart" on a vinyl only release with a download card including five bonus tracks. Not to mention the fact that it's on bubblegum pink vinyl as a tribute to the single's "sugary sweet sound."

The first track of this release that Gubbey Records calls a "little honeycomb", is a psychedelic pop ballad brought to you to by two prominent contributors of the Slow Break and the Cut Family Foundation: Shawna Dellecave and Jason Cox. The duo wastes no time leaping headlong into this organ and humbucker fueled drive down a summer country road, lyrically climaxing with the lines: "you gotta' shake hands naturally/ sell yourself, that's the key/ you're a brand, that's all."

Tamara Dearing knows how to use a Wurlitzer, and for proof of this, look no further than the B side of this hot pink piece of wax in your hands. You must have an awesome record collection. On "Break Your Heart," Dearing's keyboards and lyrics sing like a doo-wop outfit while her drums groove like feel-good gangster rap, proclaiming "these are the records I play when I can't stand up straight."

New Look

We have been working on updating and expanding our content and at the urging of our newest writer Logan Nichols (See Staff Page Here) we have been playing with a new look to go with our new outlook. Please let us know what you think or if you have any ideas on layout, colors, format, content, anything.
Thank You -Team Flood

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We Took some inspiration from this year's Cropped Out Poster:
Cropped Out is this weekend folks, so get out there, and Go Nuts!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Zombie Attack 2013 photos

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Monday, September 16, 2013

In Utero: 20th Anniversary Re-issue

            Saturday marked the 20 year anniversary of Nirvana’s last studio album’s release in America. Initially, the album was available on vinyl and cassette tape only, with a CD release on September 21st, 1993. Accordingly, the remaining members of the band along with Universal Records are releasing a remastered version of the album on September 24 to commemorate this year’s landmark in the band’s history. The Super Deluxe version of the release boasts: “more than 70 [Steve Albini] remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear,” as well as a DVD of the band’s full performance at Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993.
            There are also four other, cheaper, releases for those of us belonging to the 99% who can’t afford (or don’t want) to drop $150 on a big box set, that all include unreleased Steve Albini mixes of the album, various live cuts, and other rarities associated . Full details are available here. My eye’s on the triple LP Anniversary Edition as the best value ($50).
            So to keep up with the acclaimed Nirvana/Albini collaboration (37 Flood is torn between the two) we’re gonna’ catch up with the obnoxious bassist who threw his instrument fifteen feet into the air only for it to come crashing down on his face at the 1992 VMAs. Turns out he was found hours later holding ice to his head, drinking champagne with Brian May. Not a bad deal.
                 Since he’s the only living member of Nirvana who didn’t hop onto the Foo Fighters after the April 5, 1994 assassination, it’s understandable that most people don’t know Krist Novoselic joined the influential punk outfit Flipper in 2006. But more importantly, when Washington State included the Erotic Music Law in 1995, Krist jumped to action starting the Joint Artists and Musicians Political Action Committee (JAMPAC) to fight the law that would heavily support Censorship, taking the stance that the First Amendment protects the freedom of artists and viewers alike to create and patronize as they wish. JAMPAC also took down the Seattle Teen Dance Ordinance, a law that prohibited persons under the age of 21 attending late-night concerts.
            In 2008, Novoselic  became the chairman of FairVote, an organization that promotes and encourages ease of access to voting for all people. On top of that, the man was also elected Democratic State Committeeman for Wahkiakum County.
           You can hear an exclusive interview that Novoselic did with Dave Grohl and Bob Boilen to promote the reissue on
More information about Krist Novoselic is available here.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

9th Zombie Attack Schedule Announced

The End is Nigh once again, on Aug. 29  the largest and longest running annual zombie walk in the region will bring thousands of undead into the streets for this totally free event: LOUISVILLE ZOMBIE ATTACK!

From 6 - 8 p.m. will be a movie and make up pre-party at The Back Door, located in Mid-City Mall.
At 8:29 p.m. the walk will begin in the Mid-City Mall parking lot and go north down Bardstown Road and Grindstead Drive (becomes Winter Ave) to Barret Ave.
From 9 p.m. to Midnight- there will be a street party on the 1000 block of Barret Ave. with a concert from Squeezebot and Vice Tricks and a costume contest on the main stage.
The Monkey Wrench will host performances from The Revenants, All Dead, Pelts, DJ Count Gronzy and DJ Rev. Spook from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Barret Bar & Grill will host zombie bike polo with the Louisville Hardcourt Bike Polo Club on the Barret Bar hardcourt from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

and if your still looking for something to do after all this, you could walk on down to Headliners for a late night Daft Punk Tribute show called One More Time with OK Deejays $12adv/$15door

Friday, August 9, 2013

8/16: Instruction/Alex Smith/Long Thanh Nguyen

On August 16th The Instruction with Howell Dawdy (new electronic project by Alex Smith of Lydia Burrell) will be playing at The New Vinatge with Long Thanh Nguyen (very interesting Vietnamese musician).$5, 21+, 9PM.

Also at The New Vintage: Johnny Berry, Your News Vehicles, and  Brett Eugene's KY Chrome Review is on 8/23. $10. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Editorial: Jack White=Rated X (ex-wife blues)

300 MPH Editorial Outpour Blues By Logan Nichols
Jack White and a Wurlitzer 200A

So as some of you may know, last week Jack White got a restraining order prohibiting all contact from his most recent ex-wife, Karen Elson, except to negotiate the pickup and drop off of their children because Elson stated that he made her feel unsafe. On Friday, TMZ leaked a series of emails from July 16 between White, Elson’s lawyers, and company (excluding, of course, Karen’s half of the conversation) in which White is very angry regarding: the placement of his children into the same private school as Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach’s child, custody rights, and Elson’s insistence that the two go to mediation/therapy.
A slew of music publications are covering this event, blasting White for calling Auerbach an asshole in these emails and criticizing him for, as the emails read, “calling her five times in ten minutes” which was labeled “harassment.” While the couple was divorced in 2011, it’s easy to see frustration with these matters still not being solved.
While we at 37 flood would certainly never claim to have any sort of knowledge into the two’s personal lives and refuse to take a side in the matter, we have to ask ourselves “Who gives a shit?” Honestly. Everyone who’s ever had a divorce has sent an angry email, and while it is completely visible that White had made no threat to Elson or the kids, why is it any of our business?

Sure, we all had a shiver in 2010 when White released Elson’s first studio album The Ghost Who Walks on Third Man Records, but it was on pink –peach scented vinyl, so we went along with it because it smelled good and the girl can sing. That’s where our opinion ceases to matter, after we judge the album accordingly, because that’s the only part of their relationship that we’re entitled to have an opinion about. So there’s a bunch of articles out there made to paint Jack White as an asshole because he doesn’t like the Black Keys and he’s angry at his ex. The man just donated over $340,000 to convert the Library of Congress’ 8-track collection to digital media and keep the Masonic Temple in Detroit from being demolished. Seems like a pretty nice guy to me. But I don’t like the Black Keys either, so I may be a little biased.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Whedonfest 2013

If Lebowski Fest and Fandomfest has let loose your inner Cosplayer and you can't wait 3 weeks for Louisville Zombie Attack, than you are in luck! next weekend in Scottsville Ky (outside of Bowling Green, directions here) is Whedonfest; a fest for all things Joss Whedon.. If you are not acquainted, you have sooo much homework to do. The good news is that is isn't just a Firefly fest, or Avengers fest, or even Buffy, or Angel,  or Cabin in the Woods fest, or even Toy Story if that's your thing, but it's a fest for all things Joss Whedon. Personally I can't decide which way to point my enthusiasm.. the guy has done a lot. Whether or not  the fest will be as Shiny as Kaylee's optimism, we will see. The fest is an official Can't Stop The Serenity event,  a pretty amazing foundation founded by fans (browncoats) of the show Firefly that raises money for Whedon's favorite charity Equality Now (as well as other charities) and has raised over $20 million worldwide since 2006.
Whedonfest is Aug 9-11 and is $130 for the weekend but includes all meals and overnight stays for Friday and Saturday, day tix are available too. the three day event is packed with music, panels, games, and movies, including a "shindig" (showing of Serenity) on Saturday, and a showing of my personal favorite Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog on Sunday.
A Mighty Fine Shindig (Firefly Con)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: a WIRE & Lebowski Fest weekend

I have to say I was more excited to see WIRE ($20/Clifton Center/July18) than I was to see Forecastle. Forecastle has the excitement of 24,000 people running around in barely any clothes happy to be free from reality, and I enjoy that. But as time goes on Forecastle heads toward making multitudes reasonably happy with 'evergreen' bands, rather than making a few thousand people super excited about music. I think it's possible, Pitchfork Fest being cheaper than Forecastle (3 day pass= $120) with a much heavier line up: The Breeders, Low, Swans, Belle & Sebastian, Bjork, R Kelly, MIA, and 40 others (including WIRE).
WIRE at the lovely Clifton Center

That being said I thought Wire was lacking. Don't get me wrong, just seeing this legendary band live is enough in some respects, but it wasn't until their second encore that they really seemed to be excited about playing. Some of the crowd reported loving the show, others reported being left a little wanting. They didn't play their most popular tracks, which is what disappointed me, but some people thought this was to be expected, keeping in with Wire's early punk ethic, shunning the spotlight (and they literally shunned the spotlight, repeatedly asking that the stage lights be lowered until it was barely a dim glow). I might have enjoyed it better if I had paid an extra $30 to see them the following day at Pitchfork along side Bjork.
The following night, another $20 ticket for Lebowski Fest Movie night at Executive Bowl.
a Walter tailgating at Lebowski Fest

One thought about Lebowski Fest, it being around as long as Forecastle, it has stayed true to it's original theme. It has taken to the road and even jumped the ocean, but it's theme of bowling, one movie, costume contest, and one or two oddball performers is still there. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.. I do think it could grow, maybe cut down the ticket price (to half ) or open up movie night to public even, add a roster to the band list that people know.. but then again we all see what can happen when our fests grow bigger than we thought possible. Even I am faced with harsh compromises while trying to afford and contain Zombie Attack these days.
Kentucky Prophet and his new EP with 'Horse VS Technology' 

 Regardless, I had fun at Lebowski Fest Movie Night. I really enjoyed the "oddball" performers. one being our very own Kentucky Prophet, the other being 1/2 of Tenacious D: Kyle Gass, otherwise known as Rage Kage. After all, Lebowski Fest is honoring eccentrics and also for eccentrics. and the Kyle Gass band dressed up as characters from The Big Lebowski along with the rest of us.. Kyle as Walter. They had fun, The Kentucky Prophet had fun and the crowd had fun. And even tho we have all seen The Big Lebowski soo many times, and it doesn't really have an ending, it really was fun watching the crowd sing along to the soundtrack and recite every little line in the movie. and just like how 'Browncoats' rallied around Firefly and made the world aware of a show that wasn't given a fighting chance, and turned that enthusiasm into a major motion picture 'Serenity' (also known as 'The Big Damn Movie'), these Achievers may be why we are hearing rumblings of a Big Lebowski sequel.
John King and the 'Rage Kage' Kyle Gass 

The Kyle Gass Band