Talking to Phantom Family Halo

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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.

Phantom Family Halo Play Raven Town Witch At The New Vintage.

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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:



Review: Phantom Family Halo

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Mar 182014

Dom Cipola and Phantom Family Halo have long since decamped to Brooklyn, but we still count them as a Louisville band, so when somebody elsewhere writes a review, we take some notice. The new record is Raven Town Witch. Read the review here.
Listen to “Hard Apple Moon Stomp”:

A New Louisville Supergroup

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Mar 062014

Syd Bishop struggles with the definition of “supergroup” before conceding that it’s as good a label as any to describe the new Louisville band Watter, composed of Britt Walford of Slint, Grails member Zak Riles and Tyler Trotter, Strike City, The Children and Phantom Family Halo. Go read Bishop’s take on it here.

It seems that Spin Magazine noticed too.

Here’s “Rustic Frog” from the upcoming album, due out on May 27:

Phantom Family Halo Returns To Louisville To Play New Vintage

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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.

Lydia Lunch Brings Retrovirus To Headliners On June 7

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Jun 012013

Lydia Lunch

Looking for something about Lydia LunchRetrovirus, this cropped up from the Interwebs: “No wave legend Lydia Lunch, who was a member of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, has collaborated with Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Michael Gira and many others, and has a lengthy solo career. ... her concept of “retro-virus,” which in addition to describing the no wave community, is the name of her party which she’ll be throwing..” at Headliners, along with Phantom Family Halo and The Ritchie White Orchestra on June 7. Whatever. Tickets are $15.
Here’s a video at that might help. Warning: NSFW: