Aug 192014

Louisville’s Dirty Bitch released the nine-song Death Is In You project. You can listen at their Bandcamp site or check out “Take It Away” below:

Syd Bishop at Never Nervous also has a brief review.

Jul 132014

Here’s a band for those seeking relief from screaming guitars and/or noise rock in general: Gainesville’s Hundred Waters, which offers up electronica plus art rock, all fronted by the sometimes whispery female singer Nicole Miglis. Reviewers drop language like dreamy, shimmery and ethereal into their descriptions of the music. Some might tag it with the dreaded “new agey” label, but that might be pushing it Founded only in 2011, the group has released a pair of well-received albums, including the brand-new The Moon Rang Like a Bell on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. They’ll be playing material from that record at Zanzabar on July 16, with Mas Ysa opening. Tickets are $10 adv/ $12 DoS.

Watch “Murmurs”:



Jun 172014

The Poorcastle Festival 2014, scheduled for July 12 & 13 at the Apocalypse Brews Works at 1612 Mellwood Ave., has announced the schedule of bands. The festival costs only $5 a day, with proceeds going to Crescent Hill Radio. More information about the event is available at
Here’s the lineup:
Saturday, July 12 | Doors at Noon
    1:00 Sean T. Johnson

    1:45 The Waves

    2:30 New Bravado

    3:15 Solenodon

    4:00 Huh Robots

    4:45 Lady Pyramid

    5:30 Violet Knives

    6:30 The Uncommon Houseflies

    7:15 Monolith

    8:00 Cher Von

    8:45 Plastic Bubble

    9:30 Tall Squares

    10:15 Mananabango

Sunday, July 13 | Doors at Noon

    1:00 Blue Soul Gypsies

    1:45 Tender Mercy

    2:30 The Bottom Sop

    3:15 Family Dog

    4:00 Blackbirds of Paradise

    4:45 Brent Mathis

    5:30 Phourist & the Photons

    6:30 The Hart Strings

    7:15 Dream Eye Color Wheel

    8:00 Twenty First Century Fox

    8:45 Twin Limb

May 152014

The blogger at American Gloam who goes by the nom de plume brine has a short but packed piece about Louisville guitarist Andy Matter (Health and Happiness Gospel Band, Opposable Thumbs, Furlong) and his new recording, Pacific Midwest, on Gubbey Records. There will be a release show at Modern Cult Records on Saturday, May 17, along with The Teeth and Tag Team Guys.
Check out the video “Carbonation” – Andy Matter & Ten Wet Dollars:
American Gloam

May 132014

The Deloreans have released a new 7-inch record, with “As Long As It’s You” b/w “As Long As It’s Here”

Here’s a video for “As Long As It’s Here”:

Thanks to the guys at Never Nervous for the tip.

Apr 182014

Phantom Family Halo’s return to Louisville for a record release show tonight (April 18) at the New Vintage was a subject of great interest among the Louisville music blogosphere, including this one. Peter Berkowitz got an interview what ran in Wednesday’s LEO in his B-Sides column. Over at the Never Nervous blog, Phillip Olympia also talked to Dahm Cippola.

Apr 152014

Dom Cipolla’s Phantom Family Halo comes back to town for a show at The New Vintage, which is tagged a “record release” show for Raven Town Witch, on Sophomore Lounge Records. Based on the current bio photos, PFH seems to be a trio, but that could change once they get to town, given the PFH alumna who live here. Also on the bill are Jaye Jayle and Dane Waters, both of whom are inclined to do interesting things with their music. Ticket for the April 18 show are $6.

Here’s “Hard Apple Moon Stomp” from the new record:



Apr 142014

Sometimes, it’s best to let the publicist handle the description: “Watter is a new trio made up of close friends and collaborators whose collective pedigree reads like a desert island list of must-haves in experimental rock musicians. Multi-instrumentalists Zak Riles (Grails) and Tyler Trotter are anchored by legendary drummer Britt Walford (Slint, Evergreen) on six genre-defying pieces of monolithic mood music. For Riles and Trotter, it’s a chance to dig deeper into the sandbox in which Grails have sculpted many mercurial masterpieces in recent years; for Walford, it’s the opportunity to play a substantial role in a new active band for the first time in nearly twenty years. Written, recorded, and produced entirely in the group’s collective studios in Louisville, KY, This World is a stunning combination of heady psychedelic rock, vintage cinematic New Age explorations, and sinister Krautrock, performed with seemingly endless stamina. Born out of many late-night jam sessions, many songs also feature fellow Louisville icons - Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s) provides several of the album’s most sublime moments, and The For Carnation’s Todd Cook lays the heavy, bass-driven foundation for the penultimate epic, “Seawater.” This World is the kind of album that inspires renewed wonder in the mysterious powers of Louisville’s water supply. It draws impossibly broad inspiration from decades of Eastern and Western folk, rock, ambient, film score, library music, and neoclassical, and masterfully emerges with an ever-enveloping suite perfectly befitting its constantly curious composers.”
The track is called “Small Business”: