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Jan 292015
Mu live at Hive 13, Cincinnati, OH, 2011

Douglas Lucas live at Hive 13, Cincinnati, OH, 2011


I’ve been letting a few great shows slip through the cracks, not as intentional slights but because I’m finding it difficult to keep up with everything under my current day job. Most notably, Mike Kluge hosted another successful Future Night at Queen Arts Collective. Stephen Trageser attended and has a review over at the Nashville Scene.

Tonight, Louisvillian Douglas Lucas (of Mu and the founder of Louisville Experimental Festival) will be back in town to deinstall his amazing art exhibition at Fort Houston. While here, he’s performing again at Betty’s, this time with Brady Sharp, Spirit Iron Knife, and Satan Pubes. If you missed him at the beginning of this month, don’t miss him tonight!

More info on the Facebook event page.

Douglas Lucas, Brady Sharp, Spirit Iron Knife, Satan Pubes
January 29th, 9:30 p.m., $5
@ Betty’s Grill 407 49th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

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Visual artist, experimental guitarist, and Louisville Experimental Festival founder Douglas Lucas will be performing at Betty’s Grill on Friday, January 2nd. He’s in town to open a solo art show at Fort Houston for Saturday’s Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston. I highly recommend both the Friday performance and the Saturday gallery show. Douglas appeared on a couple Theatre Intangible podcasts — this artist showcase and this live improv.

The Friday Betty’s show also features Lauri McNamara, Chris Davis, and David Russell for, as the Facebook event page states, “a night of ukulele songs and improvisation from at least three cracked eggs.”

Here’s footage from 2012 of Douglas performing as Mu at Noa Noa house:

Douglas Lucas, Chris Davis and David Russell, Lauri McNamara
Friday, January 2nd, 9 p.m., $5
@Betty’s Grill, 407 49th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Jun 262014

Louisville Experimental Festival

I can’t say enough good things about Douglas Lucas’ yearly Louisville Experimental Festival, happening this weekend at Dreamland. (See my writeups about previous years here.)

This year, the organizers set out to only invite bands who had never played the fest previously, which resulted in the most exciting lineup to date. Highlights include Nashville’s own The Cherry Blossoms, NYC abstract turntablist Maria Chavez, extended-technique percussionist Tim Feeney, Los Angeles composer and Merzbow collaborator John Wiese, Arizona sound artist and “natural found object” instrumentalist Jeph Jerman, experimental percussionist and Sonic Youth collaborator Tim Barnes, NYC composer and field recording artist Anne Guthrie, cassette tape manipulator Jason Zeh, and so much more. On top of all that, Michael Esposito will demonstrate “electronic voice phenomena,” a technique used by paranormal researchers that basically looks for hidden spirit speech in audio recordings made in spooky places. However, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to enjoy Esposito’s layering of EVP recordings into sound art.

This is a perfect excuse to road trip to one of the best cities in the country. Here’s the full schedule and media streams from a few of the artists.

Louisville Experimental Festival
June 27th – 29th, 2014
@ Dreamland
810 E. Market Street, in the alley behind Decca Restaurant
Louisville, Kentucky

$15 per day, tickets sold at door.

Friday, June 27th:

(music starts at 7 p.m.)

MICHAEL ESPOSITO (Phantom Airwaves)
JIM MARLOWE / STEVE GOOD / DAN WILLEMS (members of Tropical Trash, Ut Gret, and Sick City Four)

Saturday, June 28th:

(music starts at 7 p.m.)

Steve Good poetry reading (backed by Norman Minogue, Mike French, Thaniel Ion Lee, and Douglas Lucas)

Sunday, June 29th:

(music starts at 6 p.m.)



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The lineup is amazing this year. I hope a few Nashvillians can make it out.


Wednesday, June 26th @ Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge (1004 E Oak St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm)
Dissappearo, AshochiousNO copper, Bill Zink / Steve Good, Sir Salé and the Satyatar

Thursday, June 27th @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E Market St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
KlimchakHingeR Keenan Lawler, Joee Conroy / Dane Waters, Tim KaiserNational Hotel Sound SystemCamera Lucida

Friday, June 28th @ St. Philip Neri Church (236 Woodbine St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Anwar SadatHumongousHyrrokkinTropical Trash

Saturday, June 29th @ Dreamland Film Center (810 E Market St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm)
Jonathan Wood / Lowe Sutherland, Mike ShifletDarin Gray / Raw ThugAaron Dilloway

Sunday, June 30th @ The Bard’s Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.):
(Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm)
The Untalented Visionaries (Norman Minogue / Douglas Lucas), Sick City Four, The Magnetic Bananimals, Keir NeuringerGreg Ginn and The Royal We

All shows: $5

Sponsored by Astro Black RecordsDoo Wop ShopMusic Go RoundSophomore LoungeHeine Brothers’ Coffee

Presented by NONE Productions.