Nov 052014

Usually, tribute bands play songs by some once-famous / influential band that is well-known enough to draw a crowd. Per Never Nervous, however, a group called American Lesion, which featured members of Coliseum, Nixon, Lords, Great Floods and Hedge, with original OUT. guitarist Dave Bird, played a “tribute show” at the New Vintage a while back. Somebody videoed it, so here ‘tis:

Jul 092014

Coliseum has resigned with Deathwish Records, which is releasing a deluxe reissue of the band’s self-titled debut plus eight bonus tracks, a full remix by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, extensive liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness. The release date is August 19. Preorder page is here
Here’s new video of “No Salvation” from the new reissue:

Thanks to DecibelMagazine for the tip.

Jun 072014

Coliseum has announced the Summer 2014 Tour.
Here’s the list:
COLISEUM Tour Dates:
Fri 6/20/14 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage w/ Xerxes
Fri 7/18/14 – Dover, NH @ Sonny’s Tavern w/ Trap Them
Sat 7/19/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Trap Them (FREE SHOW)
Sun 7/20/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Trap Them
Wed 7/23/14 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – DW Fest w/ Converge, Trap Them (SOLD OUT)
Fri 8/15/14 – SPECIAL SHOW TBA
Sat 8/16/14 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sun 8/17/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Mon 8/18/14 – Hamilton, ON @ The Doors Pub w/ TV Freaks
Tue 8/19/14 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Burning Love
Wed 8/20/14 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House

Here’s “Black Magic Punks” for a taste:

Feb 052014

From Phillip Olympia at Never Nervous, we learn that Louisville’s most successful hardcore band, Coliseum, has a new live album, Faith And Curses, available for streaming on their Bandcamp page only. Buy the tracks here

Nov 122013

Coliseum Show
Coliseum’s Ryan Patterson was the guest on WAVE’s new Setlist segment, a new weekly series focusing on Louisville musicians, hosted by WFPK DJ Kyle Meredith. Patterson talked about his upcoming show at the New Vintage and the new record, Sister Faith. Watch:

Oct 212013

The now-Brooklyn-based Phantom Family Halo returns to its hometown with a show at The New Vintage on November 12, along with headliner Coliseum, plus Early Age and White Reaper. From the announcement:
“Since their relocation to Brooklyn, THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO have released When I Fall Out on Knitting Factory Records. THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO has shared stages and/or toured with Acid Mothers Temple, Lydia Lunch, Slint, The For Carnation, Guru Guru, Hawkwind. Black Angels, Black Mountain, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Roky Erickson.”
Show time is 7 p.m., tickets are $8.

Oct 052013

The Louisville Music Awards released a video of highlights from the awards ceremony:
A list of the winners:
Best Live DJ Matt Anthony
Metal/Hardcore – Coliseum
Cover Band of the Year – Billy Goat Strut Revue
Singer/Songwriter of the Year – Cheyenne Mize
Hip-hop Artist of the Year –Jalin Roze
Engineer/Producer of the Year – Dave Chale, Deadbird Studios
Rockers of the Year – Old Baby
Roots Award – 23 String Band
Song of the Year – “The Blonde Leading the Blonde”, Wax Fang
Louisville Music Legacy Awards:-Jason Noble, Tim Krekel, Chilton Price, Static Major

Sep 242013

The 1st To-Be-Annual Louisville Music Awards were handed out last night. Mayor Fischer opened the show with a few comments. The winners were:
Best live DJ Matt Anthony; Metal/Hardcore – Coliseum; Cover band of the year – Billy Goat Strut Revue; Singer-songwriter of the year – Cheyenne Mize; Hip-hop artist of the year – Jalin Roze

Engineer/producer of the year – Dave Chale, Deadbird Studios; Rockers of the year – Old Baby; Roots Award – 23 String Band; Song of the year – “The Blonde Leading the Blonde,” Wax Fang; Louisville Music Legacy Awards went to Jason Noble, Tim Krekel, Chilton Price and Static Major.

Perhaps only the Chilton Price Legacy Award was a surprise, as few Louisvillians are familiar with Price’s name, though many know her songs, primarily “Slow Poke” and “You Belong To Me,” which was a major hit for Jo Stafford. The two songs were also recorded by PeeWee King, who also deserves a Legacy Award.

Sep 172013

Louisville’s hardest-working, hardest-touring hardcore band, Coliseum, has announced an additional West Coast leg to their ever-expanding US tour in support of their fourth full-length, Sister Faith. Joining the Louisville-based trio on the October run (full dates below) will be Red Hare. Here’s the tour info:


10-6 Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite *
10-7 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
10-9 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
10-11 Spokane, WA - Carr’s Corner *
10-13 Portland, OR - Dante’s *
10-14 Seattle, WA - Highline *

  • w/ Red Hare


09-14 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar $
09-15 Huntington, WV - V Club
10-03 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

10-04 Des Moines, IA- Woody’s ~
11-01 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s %
11-02 Washington, DC - DC9 %
11-03 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church %
11-04 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 %
11-05 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade %
11-06 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco %
11-07 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon %
11-08 Austin, TX - FFF Nites

$ w/ Pinback
~ w/ Modern Life Is War, Touche Amore
% w/ Pelican