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)