January 25th, 2010
Repost from Backseat Sandbar:
Jason Noble Benefit w/ Wax Fang, Lucky Pineapple, D.W. Box, Second Story Man & Ultra Pulverize @ Headliner’s – 1/31
8pm – Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Cost: $10 adv/ $12 door
Benefit show for Jason Noble with Louisville favorites: DW Box, Ultra Pulverize, Lucky Pineapple, and Wax Fang. All proceeds will benefit Jason Noble. More on Jason here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jasonnoble Admission is also included for those with tickets from The Airborne Toxic Event & Calexico with The Louisville Orchestra on January 30, 2010.
January 23rd, 2010
Get out tonight and feel the cold
Siberia, Rest Assured, A Lull
@ Skull Alley – 8pm, $5.
Bring Syd a cookie cake with a pentagram on it.
January 22nd, 2010
Stop being lame, come down to this show and say hello. I’m standing right by the door and I’m hard to miss.
January 10th, 2010
Endpoint – May 2010 – Reunion Show Benefit for Jason Noble. More details coming soon.
Update 1: The lineup will likely be Chad Castetter, Pat McClimans, and of course Rob and Duncan. Drumming duties will be handled by Thommy Browne and maybe shared with Lee Fetzer.
Update 2: Via Duncan Barlow’s Facebook (from TBrowne):
As many of my friends have undoubtedly read or heard through the grapevine, Endpoint has agreed upon doing a reunion show in 2010. There will be, understandably, some grumbling from critics. It seems that the 2000s have been plagued with reunions, my bands Guilt and BTGOG being guilty of this; however, Endpoint was a band that swore that we would never reunite. We had several good reasons against reuniting. One of which was that the band was a very important part of our youth, a force that matured us and taught us much about what it was to be adult. Listening to the records, one can hear us growth through the years musically and emotionally. To put it in a Dickensian manner, they were the best of times and the worst of times. We loved and hated each other the way a family does. To reunite felt silly, like a family gathering to relive the great Christmas of 1987 or something of that manner. However, somethings are greater than ourselves. In this case it is our sense of community. The request for an Endpoint reunion has come up, as you might imagine, every year since we disbanded. We never wanted to do it. However, when a good friend of ours grew seriously ill, we decided that the time was right and that coming to his aid was vastly more important than breaking a promise we made in 1994 to never reunite. We know that we will receive much criticism from friends, former fans, and enemies alike; however, we don’t care. We are not doing this reunion to relive a nostalgic glory, and we most certainly will not profit monetarily from this; we are doing this because it is the right thing to do. Louisville is a special town. Although I moved away ten years ago, it is in my veins as much as my blood. It is a gem of a town where we always look out for each other no matter how much time has passed. For those who wish to attend, we will do our best to make the show special, to sound good, to stay true to the original form of the band. This is our promise to anyone who comes. No, it won’t be the same as it was years ago, we all know this, but it will be a very special event. We hope you will come out, if not for the band, for our dear friend.
duncan b. barlow
January 7th, 2010
CATHERINE IRWIN (member of FREAKWATER)
ELEPHANT MICAH (from Bloomington, Indiana)
THE HOLLOWS (from Bloomington, Indiana)
Friday, January 22nd
at the SWAN DIVE
921 Swan Street
9 PM, $5, 21-and-over
CATHERINE IRWIN has called Louisville, Kentucky home, or at least her home base, all her life. She began performing by playing guitar in punk bands “and not caring a bit about country music,” she says. Still, the seed for her band Freakwater was inside her: “Most of the country music I heard on radio, I hated. But I loved the Carter Family, the way they would approach songs about death and dying or being saved and rejoicing the same way. That kind of music seems to age better. I can’t see myself playing punk anymore, but this kind of music I can see playing the rest of my life” (Chicago Tribune). Her songs are just packed with sapience, despondency, and wry wit, though you don’t have to look past “Louisville Lip” or “Dirty Little Snowman” to see she’s one of America’s greatest living songwriters. Even so, she remains humble, even self-deprecating: “If I had a master plan, it’d be trying to get people used to the idea of frumpy middle-aged losers singing music” (Boston Phoenix). She will be joined at this show by (we think) fantastic Louisville guitarist Michael O’Bannon, formerly of Blinders, Antman, and current member of 1069. Read the rest of this entry »