Thursday, May 29, 2014

Free Tix Give-A-Way: Gringo Star @ Zanzabar 6/2

We have 2 tickets to Gringo Star  (think The Strokes meet Marc Bolan around the time Ringo Starr was following him around with a film crew) at Zanzabar on June 2nd! and we are gonna make it super duper easy for you, just be the first person to leave a comment saying you want them and they are yours!

 Gringo Star @ Zanzabar 6/2   $8/$10 21+ 9pm

6/6 Psych Nite @ Zanzabar

Chicago post-Psychedelic/punk outfit Crown Larks will be playing on June 6th at Zanzabar with Louisville favorites Blackbirds of Paradise and New Bravado. $5  21+  9 PM
Crown Larks

Monday, May 26, 2014

6/14 Merchandise, Magik Markers, & State Champion @ Zanzabar

Merchandise, Magik Markers,  State Champion, and  The UKIAH DRAG will be playing at Zanzabar on Saturday, June 14.

 Doors at 7:30pm / Show at 8pm $12/14 available at Astro Black and Modern Cult

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Out This Week: Andy Matter and IamIs

This week Andy Matter (of Opposable Thumbs, Furlong, and Mimi Von Schnitzl) released his debut solo album Pacific Midwest with Gubbey Records. These ten songs, recorded over the past three years, achieve a sound described as "power(ful) pop" reminiscent of Bob Mould and are available at Modern Cult Records.
 The Department of Homeland Recording also released IamIs' new digital single Lead Hands on Tuesday to promote their forthcoming album Go Supernovae! Accompanying the digital release is their first music video, a cult-like homage to the crooners of old. Lead hands can be purchased here, and be sure to keep an ear to the ground for their upcoming full-length release.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Interview: Sarah of Murder By Death

Murder By Death show at the Stanley Hotel
From The Shining

37: Thanks for talking with us in the middle of your summer tour.
 The big hubbub in town is that your packing up after 15 years in (the band's hometown of) Bloomington and settling into your hometown, Louisville. We are happy to have you, what was deciding factor for heading south?

Sarah: Thank you! The biggest reason is family. We found a home that is within a mile and a half of my parents and my brother, Max. Coming in a close second for biggest reason is our friends. Since 2008 we have watched a steady stream of our close buddies move down to Louisville from Bloomington. We're following the siren song and joining what is quickly becoming the much-dreamed-about "friend island", but in Louisville rather than on an actual private island. Which is good, because import taxes can get out of hand quickly. 

37: 37FLOOD Writer Logan Nichols once told me that in high school as an aspiring musician he figured he would know if he made it if he was ever signed to Bloodshot Records. Around the 37FLOOD office we have been very impressed with Bloodshot these days. I have been loving the new Scott H. Biram album.  How are you enjoying being a part of the Bloodshot family? 

Sarah: We love being on Bloodshot Records. They sign bands they like, believe in, and want to support. And playing a Bloodshot event is never boring - we just did a show in Chicago with Andre Williams and he showed up in an iridescent purple suit and had the crowd (and us) in the palm of his hand.

37: You guys are known for coming up with creative projects and show themes, such as the 10th anniversary of  Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them  at the Stanley Hotel (Stephen King’s inspiration for The Shining) and the As You Wish covers record where you let fans pick the songs. Do you have any wheels turning for upcoming projects? 

Sarah: As a matter of fact, the Stanley Hotel shows were such a blowout success (and so much fun) that we are doing it again this year. Also, we didn't see any ghosts this time so clearly we have to go back! By the time this runs all the info should be up on our website 
Actual evidence of ghosts at The Stanley Hotel
 (Courtesy of Murder By Death)  

37: Do you have any thing special in mind for the June 7th show at Headliners?

Sarah: Yep. We're just going to stay in Louisville after the show. Forever. Gimmicky, I know.

37:  What are some of your favorite things that you will miss in Bloomington?

Sarah: It's hard to put into words. The entire band's history is in Bloomington; friends, basement-show houses, our favorite bartenders, favorite breakfast foods, night swimming in the quarries. It's a lot of things, and a lot of youthful things. 

37: What are some of your favorite things you'll be excited about in Louisville?

Sarah: I can't wait to be close to my family. Also I'm excited as hell about how Louisville seems to be getting better all the time. There's so much happening in the food scene, the music scene, and the revitalization of some downtown areas. Honestly, just generally stoked.

37: Good luck with the tour and the big move to city life, and we'll see you around town!

Sarah: Thanks for the interview!
Interviewer John King trapped in The Shining
(courtesy of Regan Layman)

MURDER BY DEATH will be playing June 7th at HEADLINERS with JAYE JAYLE and THE FOXERY.
18+  $15/$17  8 pm

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tara Jane Oneil announces new tour

Louisville native Tara Jane Oneil (of Rodan fame) has announced her spring tour of the American Northeast and Europe. While she will not be stopping in Kentucky this time around, you may be able to catch her out on the road.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tomorrow: Cooking Competition at Buy Local Fair

Tomorrow, Sunday May 18th, from 12-6 pm at the Water Tower is the BUY LOCAL FAIR, with over 170 booths of local merchants. There will also be a Cooking Competition between defending champion Joe Benet from RYE on Market and Annie Petry from Decca in a Iron Chef-style cooking competition. The two restaurants will have a live cook-off and present to a panel of judges including Louisville native and Food Network Star  Damaris Phillips formerly of Highland Coffee.

Phillips on WDRB in the Morning

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tomorrow: Screamin' John and Tyrone Cotton

Tomorrow Night (Friday 16th) at the newly renovated Monkey Wrench two local legends, Screamin' John Hawkins & Tyrone Cotton, will be hitting the stage. Show starts at 9 pm.
Tyrone & Screamin' John