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Midwest Blood Fest day two is today!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Damaged Goods

Day two is today. Come on down to Nelligan Hall from 2pm-11pm and do some stage dives.

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.

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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.


Monday, January 6th, 2014

Midwest Blood Fest
February 7th-8th

Nelligan Hall
2010 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY

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Friday – February 7th, 2014

  • Spine
  • Damaged Goods
  • Freedom
  • True Love
  • Social Damage
  • Know Your Rights
  • Orthodox
  • Fairlane
  • Assault USA
  • Purgatory
  • Sold Short
  • Ill Will
  • Trigger Men
  • Abduction

Doors at 3:00 pm
Show at 4:00 pm

Saturday – February 8th, 2014

  • Bent Life
  • Another Mistake
  • Will To Die
  • Deathbed
  • Thought Crusade
  • Malfunction
  • Black Ice
  • Out Of Time
  • Vulgar Display
  • Tolerate
  • Upperhand
  • Axis
  • Breakaway
  • Cross Me
  • Full Zenith
  • Shovelhead
  • Ill Advised
  • Free At Last
  • Afflictive Nature

Doors at 1:00 pm
Show at 2:00 pm

The Revenants – Black Horizons

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

reventants-record-releaseThe Revenants have set a date for the release of their new record entitled Black Horizons. Check it out!

Friday Nov. 1st 9pm
@ Haymarket Whiskey Bar

The Revenants ( Record Release Show!)

Coliseum, Early Age, and White Reaper

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

COLISEUM (Louisville, KY; on Temporary Residence Ltd.)
EARLY AGE (Louisville, KY)
WHITE REAPER (Louisville, KY)

Tuesday, November 12th
2126 S. Preston
7 PM, $8, 21-and-over!


Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s COLISEUM return from touring for their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, released by Temporary Residence Ltd. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010′s highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith‘s 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately captivating of the band’s career, bristling with galvanizing melodies at the collision point between punk and noise-rock. The first album to be recorded in producer J. Robbins’ recently relocated Magpie Cage Studios, Sister Faith is also the first Coliseum recording to feature new bassist, Kayhan Vaziri, in addition to contributions from some of the groups’ closest friends and musical peers: Wata of Boris, J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Elizabeth Elmore (Sarge, The Reputation), Chris Colohan (Burning Love, Cursed), Sam James Velde (Night Horse, Bluebird), and Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh, The Fiery Furnaces) all make small but memorable contributions.

Early Age

If you had to list every band that every EARLY AGE member previously or currently plays in, well, you’d have this list: Mountain Asleep, Prideswallower, Black God, Whips/Chains, Second Story Man, Minnow, Julie of the Wolves, Breather Resist, Young Widows, Brain Banger, Liberation Prophecy, Sandpaper Dolls, and Young Scamels. If one or more of those bands haven’t previously blown you away, then you might not have a pulse.

White Reaper

WHITE REAPER are Louisville’s latest garage rock sensation, catch them before they’re either huge and/or move to Nashville/Memphis/anyplace else.

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We’re on Twitter! Check out @OtherSideShows for up-to-date show info and other nonsense.


Wednesday, October 23rd — R. KEENAN LAWLER/TIM BARNES duo and MARISA ANDERSON at Greenhaus. 7 PM, $6.

Tuesday, October 29th — Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life Present: 2nd ANNUAL SOPHOMORE LOUNGE HALLOWEEN PARTY with JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN III, ANIMAL CITY, and GIVING UP at NACHBAR. 9 PM, 21-and-over, FREE!

Sunday, November 10th — NATHAN BOWLES/SCOTT VERRASTRO DUO and mAAs at DREAMLAND. More details TBA!

Monday, November 18th — DANIEL BACHMAN with SPECIAL GUEST DJs at NACHBAR. More details TBA!

Friday, November 22nd — BOMBINO and JUBALSON at THE NEW VINTAGE. 8 PM, 21-and-over, $10 advance tickets available online here:; and at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS, 1000 E. Oak Street (right next door to Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge), $15 day-of-show.



Saturday, October 26th — CHIME presents: Juanita, Black Kaspar, The Teeth, Andy Matter, Ten Wet Dollars at Nelligan Hall. More info here:


Thursday, October 31st — Ritchie White Orchestra, Twin Sister Radio, Brett Ralph’s KY Chrome Revue at The New Vintage. More info here:


Friday, November 1st — Julie of the Wolves record release show with Twenty-First Century Fox at Zanzabar. More info here:


Saturday, November 2nd — Madame Machine, Opposable Thumbs, The Socials at The Rudyard Kipling. More info here: