Monday, November 27, 2017

Louisville Is For Lovers Releases 1st Pressings For Original Retail Price

At 12:01 this morning (November 27th) local record label Louisville Is For Lovers gave the city an early Christmas gift; releasing digitally remastered downloads of the Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Series vol. 3, 4, and 5 (Volumes 1 & 2 were re-released last year).

Every release has the original album in it's entirety (with contributions from Bonnie 'prince' Billy, My Morning Jacket, Papa M, Tara Jane O'neil, and many others) as well as bonus tracks of alternate song versions, hidden tracks, and/or bonus disc tracks and scans of the original artwork.

 But the big news is that they are also releasing a limited number of the original pressings long thought to be out of stock. The the original hand packaged, numbered CDs, from the original pressings, will be sold for the original retail price at the time of release: $8 (+S&H)! Quantities vary greatly depending on availability.  Each will also come with an immediate download of the digitally remastered reissue with all of the bonus materials.

As part of Louisville Is For Lovers 15th Anniversary in 2016 the label began the process of remastering their entire back catalog and releasing digital versions online. To date  half of their releases (nearing 40 total releases since 2001) are available digitally through their website for $5 or less, and half of the releases are free.

Friday, November 10, 2017

11/11 Veterans Day Music Showcase With Kelly Newton at LFPL Southwest

As part of a Veterans Day event at Louisville Free Public Library Southwest (9725 Dixie Highway), at 2pm Saturday November 11th, local musician Kelly Newton will be performing and releasing her debut album Lady Liberty.

The local community outreach and activist group The Electric Church Of The Tambourine will also be on hand collecting donations for a project to support the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana Mexico.
Event  information  here.
More  information  on  the  Electric  Church fund  drive  here.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

New Protest Album by Louisville Hip Hop Artist MC Hijack Released

Today, the 5th of November, The Electric Church Of The Tambourine in an ongoing series with the Louisville is for Lovers label released an album called the Truth Church EP, by longtime Louisville hip hop recording artist MC Hijack (as a part of the electronic music duo Team Totoro) in support of those who fight daily against injustice and inequality. This in an ongoing series of protest and activist music. All releases in this series are FREE of charge.

 This anti-capitalist anthem laden album was created by MC Hijack using the break beat turntablism technique which was the  technique of music making that was the catalyst for the early Bronx incubator of American Hip Hop. Funk, Soul, and Disco were the primary records used in break beating; as what was primarily used on this album.

 Other releases in this series include:
The Gallery Singers 'Power to the Poor' 
Team Totoro 'Democrasexxy: Demand an End To Economic Slavery'

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Give-A-Way: Simply Saucer Show Package

1970s post-Velvet proto-punk/psychedelia rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, Simply Saucer are landing at Kaiju on Wednesday November 8th and we have 2 tickets and a tour shirt to give away! To enter the drawing just share with us a fact about Canada in a comment or send us an email and we will pick a winner on Monday!

Founded by guitarist and vocalist Edgar Breau during the early punk wave of 1970s, Simply Saucer reformed in 2006 and are currently on a U.S. tour joined by Cleveland rocker Craig Bell from the seminal punk groups Rocket From The Tombs, X_____X, and Mirrors. Local favorites Tychoon$ of Teen will be opening.

  Ticket info here.
11/8 Kaiju. $10. 8pm.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Open Call For Artists: Artist In Residence at Louisville Free Public Library

The Louisville Free Public Library is now accepting applications for the 2018 Artist-in-Residence COLLIDER program at the South Central Regional Library in Okolona. All disciplines including visual, performing, written word, music, and beyond will be considered for residency. Visit the LFPL website here for details.

The application deadline is December 1, 2017.