Posts Tagged ‘skull alley’

Shedding, Catherine Irwin shows

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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

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. (more…)

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.



Monday, December 21st, 2009

First show of the series! Local heavyweights Coliseum return from their tour excursions of the east coast to play this show. Ringing in the new year with plans for writing/recording their third LP, Coliseum are showcasing new drummer Carter Wilson to their local fans once again. Expect to need some earplugs as local noise makers Straight A’s will be unleashing some sonic fury along with the dual bass attack of Zombie Chickens from Outer Space. Nightmare Glasses from Birmingham, Alabama will be making a stop in for the show as well, kicking out some powerful chaotic punk. Admission is only $5 and the music will be starting promptly at 7:30. This show and all Skull Alley shows are all ages, always.

More info in the shows forum and at

Dunkenstein Dec. 09 news

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The Olympia Three have released “Two Hundred Dollar Man“, a 6-song CD that can be found at Ear X-tacy and online at  The band will be playing at Crazy Feast, a show in January, and their last show at Skull Alley February 12th.  Check them out on myspace (

Lee Van Cleef are set to record their second record entitled “Terror, Blood“. While no official release date has been set, we’re aiming for a late winter/early spring window. To hold you over, come to for a free .mp3.   The song is named “Hardly an Endorsement of the Cork Industry“, and this version was originally featured on Doctors of Dunk V.2, but now has been set free for a limited time.

Busy Saturday

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Here’s a late post pointing out a bunch of stuff to do tonight:

Ear X-Tacy: 4pm. Second Story Man plays an acoustic set in-store to support their new record, Screaming Secrets

Gerstles, 9pm: Shane Larue, Big Fresh, Rest Assured. Don’t know anything about the first two, but come hang out with Cullen before/after Rest Assured’s set if nothing else.

Skull Alley, 9pm: Deer Meet, Hitchhike, Lincoln & The Lost Prayers

Cahoots, 10pm: On Parallels, Sugar Spell It Out, Stagecoach Inferno, Sea City