Posts Tagged ‘swan dive’

Cathy Irwin show

Friday, 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.

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…)

Upcoming Shows from Joel

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

*NZAMBI *(electronic drone from
Louisville, formerly of PAX TITANIA)
*PETE FOSCO *(solo experimental guitar
from Cincinnati, Ohio)*
*ANDREW WEATHERS * (solo electronics from
Greensboro, North Carolina)

Saturday, January 9th at *the SWAN DIVE*
921 Swan Street
9 PM, $5, 21-and over


NZAMBI is the new synth project from Christopher Cprek, who has also released work under the PAX TITANIA moniker. Christopher uses an arsenal of DIY modular synthesizers. His former projects include Darker Florida with Irene Moon, Auk Theatre with Irene Moon, and as a member of Warmer Milks a few years back. NZAMBI’s debut as a project was in October at Zanzabar, with Regression, Spykes, and others.


PETE FOSCO was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1980 and grew up in a suburb on the west side of town. Every day after school he would pillage his dad’s record collection, listen to early ’80s Phil Collins-era Genesis, eat oatmeal raisin cookies and stay up until 4am for no reason. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music in 2004, where he studied digital video and film production and learned how to appreciate fresh guacamole and The Green Manalishiby Fleetwood Mac. He is a self-taught guitarist and started playing out in 2007. He is inspired to live today by the soundtracks from Herzog’s Grizzly Man [by Richard Thompson — ed.], the Flower/Corsano Duo, Fushitsusha, and pot roast and mashed potatoes cooked by his wife Heather. They reside in Covington, Kentucky and live with an English bulldog and mini Italian greyhound.

Brad Rose at Foxy Digitalis recently wrote this about PETE FOSCO’s release Autumn Fire Blues: “Our man in Ohio knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em, cuz on Autumn Fire Blues, he’s burning the whole thing into a pile of silken ash. FOSCO just plain rules. His skill in crafting soaring guitar drones is up there with the best of ’em. Autumn Fire Blues takes what he started on last year’s [release] Dust, American Dust and pushes it over the edge and into the abyss. Anchors of bleed drip from the ceiling coating everything in a thick layer of crimson bliss. This is music for the last season. Music for the last days, to see us off into the heavens as they crumble. Pure magic.”


ANDREW WEATHERS is a composer of experimental music. He is currently based in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he studies music composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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