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Self Destruct – back from the dead

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Self Destruct records is being brought back. The label is being resurrected and set to put out new releases before the end of 2014.

After a 20 year hiatus, Mike Bucayu and John Toombs have brought back Self Destruct Records. There are currently a few projects in the works. Louisville has always had a very influential and strong music community and we look forward to continue documenting in the same spirit as when the label first began.
Feel free to email any Self Destruct related photos or stories that we can include in our archives.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements, updates, and additions. – https://www.facebook.com/SelfDestructRecordsLouisville

LUMA has a new site/page

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

LUMA – the Louisville Underground Music Archive at UofL – has a new page/site up. It now has an about section and contact info for those of you curious about donating to the archive. http://louisville.edu/library/archives/luma/

Dreamland opening

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

DREAMLAND, a new performing and visual arts space, is set to open at 810 East Market Street in Louisville, Kentucky with inaugural performances on Thursday, January 30th by the Jim Marlowe/Steve Good/Jackie Royce Reed Trio (their debut) and mAAs, two local music ensembles. Formerly known as the Dreamland Film Center, creative endeavors of all kinds will now be facilitated at DREAMLAND by TIM BARNES, Founder and Artistic Director of THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT.

Tucked in an alleyway off East Market Street, right behind Decca Restaurant, DREAMLAND is a 100-person capacity black-box theater with adjoining lounge and lobby space. It has been utilized for the past few years by the Louisville Film Society for screenings, concerts, lectures, and production offices. In a previous life, the DREAMLAND space was a chapel, as part of the Wayside Christian Mission.

THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT has been an ongoing multi-disciplinary, multi-media production emphasizing adventures in new music, visual forms, and architecture. Founded by Tim Barnes, THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT aims to expose Louisville audiences to the best of what the world’s art communities has to offer.

DREAMLAND’S Artistic Director TIM BARNES is an internationally-known percussionist, electronic musician, and recording producer/engineer who has played and recorded with Sonic Youth, Wilco, Body/Head, Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, The For Carnation, and MV+EE, as well as being featured in countless multiple other settings, from jazz-influenced free-improvisation to full-on rock n’ roll. He also runs the newly-revived Quakebasket record label (best known for its mid-1990s archival releases of solo work by Angus MacLise, poet and original drummer for the Velvet Underground). Tim is no stranger to curating music events as he had a hand in guiding NYC’s acclaimed Issue Project Room in becoming a venue. A California native, Tim moved with his wife and their two children to Louisville, Kentucky in 2007 from his longtime musical base, New York City. As a relatively-new Louisvillian, BARNES is enthusiastic about reaching out to the entire community in developing DREAMLAND as a viable and vital part of our city.

Partnering with BARNES on this endeavor is JOEL HUNT as Business Manager/Publicist, a Louisville native and independent music promoter, best known for his one-man production team The Other Side of Life, as well as his music writing for LEO Weekly, Swingset magazine, and many others. Formerly a resident of New York City, HUNT has also served as a production manager for the Beggars Group of recording labels (which includes Matador Records, 4AD, XL Recordings, and others).

DREAMLAND is dedicated to presenting a vanguard of musicians, performing artists, and cinema from around the globe, as well as being a showcase for like-minded artists from right here in Louisville. Our city’s many and varied arts, music, and cultural groups are highly encouraged to consider DREAMLAND as a potential partner in performance and promotion, and we encourage all inquiries. With easy access to and from Downtown Louisville, DREAMLAND hopes to be the artistic and musical beat in the heart of Louisville’s East Market District, also known as NuLu.

http://dreamlandislouisville.org/

Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Media-Project-at-Dreamland/720969334595217
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DREAMLANDLouKy

For more information on how your organization can curate performances and events at DREAMLAND, contact us via email at louisvilleisdreamland AT gmail DOT com.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT DREAMLAND (much more to be announced shortly!):

Thursday, February 6th – Mind Over Mirrors, Matt Christensen, and Shedding. 7 PM, $10.

Saturday, February 15th – The Other Side of Life presents Black God and Second Story Man. 8 PM, $5.

Sunday, February 16th – Mikolaj Trzaska & Tim Daisy Duo (two sets). 7 PM, $10.

Wednesday, February 19th – The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life present Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band, The Ritchie White Orchestra. 7 PM, $10.

Thursday, February 27th – Aaron Rosenblum, Camera Lucida. 7 PM, $5.

Saturday, March 1st – Cairo Gang, Tropical Trash, Famous Laughs. 8 PM, $10.

Friday, March 7th –The Music of Michael Pisaro played by Greg Stuart and Joe Panzer, Mike Shiflet. More details TBA.

Wednesday, March 19th – New Bums, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Ryley Walker. 8 PM, $10.

Friday, March 28th – Bill Orcutt and Tim Barnes. 7 PM, $10.

Friday, April 4th – Music and Films of Koen Holtkamp. More details TBA.

Sunday, April 27th –Tara Jane O’Neil, Daniel Bachman. 7 PM, $10.

Friday, May 23rd – Marisa Anderson, Wooden Wand. 7 PM, $10.

Cropped Out updates/lineup changes

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Greetings, all! The time is now upon us! One last update from the Cropped Out camp, leading into this weekend’s festivities.

Just wanted to mention that advance tickets will only be available through the morning of Friday, 9/28, so if you were planning on saving a couple extra dollars by buying early, get on it! You only have a couple days left.

Physical tickets are still available from our friends at Astro Black Records and Please & Thank You in Louisville, as well as will-call tickets on our website HERE. As soon as doors open on Friday afternoon, the price will return to the regular rate of $25 a day or $45 in combination with the purchase of a Saturday.

Sunday tickets are also still available online and at the door day-of-show for our closing party at The Workhouse Ballroom (which we should probably mention is at 1312 Lexington Road) with Papa M, Wooden Wand, and Jozef Van Wissem. This is a very special event with limited seating, so please buy your tickets in advance if possible to prevent a line out the door into the traffic of Lexington Road.

We’d also like to take this time for a couple other quick announcements. One (and hopefully the only) change in scheduling is that Dahm of The Phantom Family Halo has come down with some pretty lousy illness and will not be able to make the trek down from New York City this year. Though on a positive note, while he takes his time to rest, 90’s power-violence pioneers Suppression (from Roanoke, VA) and our very close friends Fat History Month (from Boston, MA//on Sophomore Lounge) will be sliding into the line-up instead.

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Cropped Out 2012

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Cropped Out 2012‘s lineup has been announced (last week, whoops). This year, the festival will be moving back to it’s 1st year location at American Turner’s on River Road, and the dates will be September 28th-30th. Ticketing information and full lineup will be coming soon, but here’s what to expect right now:

FRIDAY + SATURDAY: Our third year kicks off at over 30 bands spread across 3 days (two main days with an unforgettable closing party on Sunday, 9/30). A short list of attractions lined up for Friday (9/28) and Saturday (9/29) include the proto-doo-wop sass of Chain & The Gang led by DC legend Ian Svenonius (The Make-Up/Nation of Ulysses), a very rare performance from elusive Texan blues/folk outsider Jandek, the silky lo-fi New Wave croon of Tampa, Florida’s Merchandise (ft. members of the late great Cult Ritual), the bitingly sour, self-deprecrating social stabs of “World’s Funnyman” Neil Hamburger, live music by David Liebe Hart of Adult Swim’s “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job,” and as always, plenty of organically grown, freshly picked, fairly traded locals like Twin Sister Radio, Gangly Youth, and Kark, just to name a few…

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