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!