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Microcontrollers, robots, freeduinos, oh my

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Skull Alley is hosting “LVL1 Solder your own Freeduino Workshop” in January. Some of the possible applications (light controller, music synthesis) could come in pretty handy if you’re in a band, or hell you could get some ideas on how to make your coffee pot post to Twitter when it’s empty and alone. If you’re interested, it is suggested that you bring a laptop and your own soldering equipment if possible. If you don’t have a soldering iron, they will have a few available, but you need to let them know when you sign up (registrations are open until Jan. 15th I believe). For registration and materials (you’ll take your microcontroller home with you), it’s $50.

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Jen Futrell memorial

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

From Jess Cox –

“September 30th marks one year since Louisville native and rock n’ roller Jen Futrell was killed on her bicycle. In remembrance of her life and others’ that have been killed on the road as pedestrians or cyclists there will be a day of food and biking. The Down Home Hospitality Cafe, Jen’s traveling kitchen, will host a potluck at 4 pm in Tyler Park. At 6pm we will leave Tyler Park and ride touring the sites of downed cyclists and pedestrians. There will be one person dressed in white for each person that was killed as a pedestrian or cyclist this year and last. At 7pm we will end at Jen’s ghost bike across from Wild and Wooly Video and there we will hold a vigil. Please come and join us. Feel free to bring food, white clothing, or candles. Mostly we just want you to bring yourself. “

Split records and first shows

Saturday, August 8th, 2009
Aug. 27th 2009

Aug. 27th 2009

For those in the know, I bet plans have already been worked out for Thursday, August 27th. But I bet a number of you reading this could stand to have their night planned out ahead of time. So, I’m going to tell you to check out the State Champion, Giving Up, Bad Secrets, and Meah! show that night. State Champion is Ryan Davis, who also runs Sophomore Lounge records. And speaking of Sophomore Lounge, they’ll be releasing a 7″ at this show featuring Meah!  – and by the way, it’s a split 7″ with Phantom Family Halo. I hear it’s translucent ice-blue for all of you vinyl collectors.

This will (as far as Ryan or I know) be Bad Secrets‘ first show. Bad Secrets is Dan Davis and Evan Patterson switching up instruments and jamming out songs that are typically :30 or less. They have a 9″ coming out soon on Robotic Empire soon. I don’t know much about Giving Up other than they’re on Sophomore Lounge as well.

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Lords – Fuck All Y’all…, Young Widows Old Wounds reviews

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Since I really hate doing reviews, and feel wrong getting free records, here’s some links to recent reviews by people that presumably don’t have the same problems… and yeah, yeah, I know the records came out a while ago, I just hadn’t read any reviews of either until this morning. shut up.
Lords – Fuck All Y’all Motherfuckers
Lambgoat.com
http://www.punknews.org/review/7796
Young Widows – Old Wounds
http://tinymixtapes.com/Young-Widows
http://www.scenepointblank.com/reviews/2153

Slithering Beast – Midnight Royalty

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Slithering Beast is almost ready to release their 3rd CD. Entitled Midnight Royalty, the disk will see the light of… night… at Keswick Democratic on December 13th. Also performing will be Mansions, Ribbon Pigeon, and State Champion. The show starts at 7pm and is $5 before hand, $7 at the door. Hit “read more” for links to get your tickets now.

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