Breadcrumb Trail – a Slint documentary

March 15th, 2014

With Slint playing at this year’s Forecastle Festival, keep in mind that there will also soon be screenings for Breadcrumb Trail, a documentary about the band. Produced by Lance Bangs, it’s part of the Spiderland box set that Touch and Go will release on April 15th, 2014. The set is around $150, so maybe a little pricy for the casually interested party.

Will Allard Interview

March 5th, 2014

The Scobonixxx blog recently did an interview with Will Allard (Xerxes). Check it out if you have a minute or five:
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Meet up with UofL’s LUMA Project

February 27th, 2014

luma, uofl There’s a somewhat new archival endeavor over at the University of Louisville that some of you may have heard of, and others may want to take note of. The LUMA Project (email | FB) is seeking to do much of what this site did when it was more active – archive Louisville’s Punk, Hardcore, and Indie Rock history. To further that, they’re setting up several events where you can meet the team, contribute first-hand stories, donate materials if you are so inclined, and maybe view some of the archive. First up will be a booth at the March 2014 Flea Off Market (March 8th/9th). Second will be an event at UofL’s Chao Auditorium on March 19th, 3pm.

Midwest Blood Fest day two is today!

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

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.