Posts Tagged ‘skull alley’

Skull Alley shirts on Etsy

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Hey guys, get your girl something nice – a Jamie Prott original from Skull Alley’s new Etsy store! These aren’t the kind of goods that will end up on Regretsy. Help out Jamie and Skull Alley by picking up one of these or a One Small Step shirt from the site. More shirts will likely be available in the near future, so check back often.

“This design was hand drawn (or rather, hand-doodled) and then screenprinted onto ultra soft Alternative Apparel girls shirts with professional grade soft-hand inks. These shirts are super super soft and comfortable, lightweight, and fashion cut.”

Coliseum News – House With A Curse, Tour,

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
From Ryan Patterson:
Greetings all, just dropping a line as the last few weeks count down before
the release of our new album, House With A Curse, hits stores on June 22nd,
via Temporary Residence.
– “Everything To Everyone,” the second track from H.W.A.C., premiered today
exclusively from
– Pre-orders: Temporary Residence is still offering pre-orders, but the
limited black/white splattered vinyl is running out quickly. When you
pre-order the record you will be automatically entered into a contest to win
a copy of one of the test pressings and all LP orders will receive the
deluxe embossed / spot gloss jackets, which we are really excited about – it
Louisville Mixtape: Our pals at the Land Animal blog asked me to put
together a mix tape featuring my favorite songs from Louisville. It took me
a few months to put together, but I finally obliged and included extensive
liner notes / anecdotes. If I was still 16 years old, this is more or less
the tape I would’ve made for you. Obviously I excluded any band that I was
ever a member of, so no Coliseum, Black Cross / Widows, National Acrobat,
Automatic, Enkindels, etc. (more…)

Skull Alley live 7″ series

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Announced yesterday, Skull Alley is looking for you to back your boys on their newest endeavor, the Live at Skull Alley 7″ series. In conjunction with the First Saturday show series, Skull Alley is looking to release a 7″ record from each of the shows. For more details, see the Kickstart Project site or continue reading below.

“Back in January we started an ongoing monthly show series called the First Saturday Show at our all ages music and arts venue Skull Alley. We started the series to begin each month at the space on an exciting note by getting the best bands from the region we could and keeping the ticket prices as low as possible. On a whim we decided to record the shows off of our board with the help of our friend Trip who runs an awesome donation based studio called Studio K.

The recordings turned out 1000% better than we could have ever imagined and we immediately knew we should do something with them. After getting a couple more of the First Saturday shows under our belts we finally decided that we should release these recordings as a limited vinyl 7” singles series that has a couple of live songs from each band on the show as well as a digital download of the entire show.

Our goal with this is to help document the history of the space in a permanent format, raise our general notoriety level in town and elsewhere, give the bands an awesome new item to sell at their merch tables, raise a little extra money to fund the space, and most importantly help document the work of some local bands that may never record otherwise.

Sounds awesome, right?

Well the problem is we don’t really have the cash right now to get these out immediately, so we thought we’d start up a Kickstarter project for this to see if we can raise the funds to get the first one or two out into the world, and to help gauge interest in the project and see if people would even care if we did this.

The recordings for the first three shows are all ready to go, and obessively mixed by Studio K . They sound really, really awesome. In fact, they sound better than a lot of band’s professionally recorded studio records. Add in the hilarious in-between song banter and heckling from the crowd, and we’ve got a winner.

The money from this Kickstarter project would be used to immediately send the first of the series off to be plated at Aardvark Mastering for vinyl production (approx $275), then sent directly to the vinyl plant for production (approx $500). It will also pay for basic packaging for the records and the digital downloads. We’re setting the goal for the project at $1000 to cover the first record completely, but if we can reach $2000 or even $3000 we can send the first 2-3 records in the series off to press at the same time, which would mean supporters would find a barrage of new music to check out arriving in their mail boxes all at once.

Any profits from these records will be used to of course release the rest of the series, and to put towards overhead for the venue and improvements to the sound/recording equipment we have in house.

Recorded shows, ready for release:
First Saturday show #1 – COLISEUM, STRAIGHT As, ZCFOS
First Saturday show #2 – Fork In Socket, Rest Assured, Houses In Motion
First Saturday show #3 – ALGERNON CADWALLADER, Mountain Asleep, Wise Blood
First Saturday Show #4 – PAUL BARIBEAU, Evil Grimace, Egret, Teenage Angela (pending artist approval)”

New shirts finally on the way

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

A number of you have been asking me about Louisville Hardcore shirts for the past… 3-4 years. And some of you don’t care, and fuck you. I said I would finally get down to it in November 2009, and didn’t. Well, your fashion sensibilities can rejoice because at March’s First Saturday show at Skull Alley, new shirts should be available for $10. Proceeds will go to paying the hosting cost for the site as well as hopefully buying (non)dead hookers for Adam Rains. All shirts printed by Skull Alley on labor-friendly shirts and do not contain sequins or recycled bible pages. For that matter, they will not fit inside a toaster. They will help mop up spilt coffee, but I don’t make any claim of their ability to turn you invisible.

This will be the initial run of LHxC shirts in these colors and may be limited to just this run, we’ll see. I’ll look to trying to keep these in stock for now on either way. But if you aren’t into the straight typography thing, and you still would like to either have something that says “Louisville” or support this site, I’m announcing that over the Summer and Fall, there will be low-run shirts by some of Louisville’s punk/hardcore artists. The first two shirts will be coming in around May/July and will feature Justin Kamerer (aka Angryblue) and Stan Doll (aka CSDIV). There will be 2 more artists announced later. I’m likely going to get them to do 2-color shirts and those will probably go for around $12 apiece, or you can sacrifice your first born. These shirts will also debut at a First Saturday show, then available later on at Skull Alley or on the online Louisville Hardcore shop. Thanks for reading this and (not) posting follow up photos of Goatse.

First Saturday #2 – this weekend

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
First Saturday #2 Poster

First Saturday #2 Poster

The second show in the new First Saturday show series is this weekend!

The second show in the series will see Rest Assured, Darger (northern Ohio), and Fork In Socket will be playing this Saturday at Skull Alley. The show is a little bit more mellow than last month, but will be no less fun or entertaining. If you don’t have a tough guy stick in your ass, come on out.

By the way, each of these shows has a limited-run screen printed poster available for $5 at the door. Leftover posters will (depending on availability) be available at Skull Alley anytime after the show or here on the Louisville Hardcore site a week or so after the show. All proceeds go to Skull Alley and helping bring bigger bands in for the series.