The White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994

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Feb 032015

“The White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994” exhibit at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 West Main Street, Louisville, will open on February 6 and runs through April 5. Ashlie Stevens has the story at

New Graffiti Songs

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Dec 042014

Never Nervous really likes Grafitti, which has released two new songs. You can listen to “War Song” here:

Free Show: Purling Hiss, State Champion at the New Vintage Thanksgiving Night

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Nov 242014

The name is Purling Hiss, the meaning – who knows? Its’s a Philadelphia outfit assembled by Mike Polizze (Birds of Maya) and now a touring group. The Other Side Of Life is promoting this show and they have a distinct, if overblown, description which might help: “Purling Hiss became a full-fledged touring unit in 2010, revealing themselves to not only be purveyors of Rallizes Denudes/Vermonster-style guitar jams, but to have a serious 90’s grunge/pop ethic not too far removed from bits of Bleach-era Nirvana.” PH also has a new record, Weirdon, on Drag City. Louisville’s State Champion is also on the bill, promoting their second Sophomore Lounge release, Deep Sh*t. The whole shebang-bang-band goes down at the New Vintage on Thanksgiving Night, November 27. You can get your turkey-stuffed body in for some kind of calorie-burning movement for FREE! What’s not to like? Well, some folks might not like the music but we’re not talking to them. Move it on down.

Here’s “Mercujry Retrograde”:



The Ataris Let You Call The Shots

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Nov 202014

How often do you get to call the shots? Well, how about for The Ataris, who are stopping in at Headliners on the You Call The Shots Tour, along with Teenage Kicks, Fast Friends and Blacklist Royals, on November 21. The Ataris a band that began in Anderson, Indiana, who’ve been punkin’ and rollin’ for nearly a decade. As these things happen, the personnel changes have been frequent enough that the band is like the old farmer’s axe: hey, it’s the same axe/band. There’s one original member left, actually, They’ve got five studio albums, includng one certified gold (So Long, Astoria) back in 2009. They’ve managed one chart single, “The Boys Of Summer,” in 2003. In short, it’s a journeyman rock band. For this tour, the fans will pick the songs, as advertised. Tickets are $15. It’s an 18-and-over show.

Watch the “So Long, Astoria” video: