Jan 012015
 

391379_391971870862949_1845610814_n
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.)

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

Saturday, June 28th:

(music starts at 7 p.m.)

JOHN WIESE
JEPH JERMAN / TIM BARNES
BILLY GOMBERG / ANNE GUTHRIE
WASTELAND JAZZ UNIT
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.)

THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS
JASON ZEH
CHATOYANT
ENSEMBLE PAMPLEMOUSSE
MISHA FEIGIN / JOEE CONROY / JACKIE ROYCE

 

Jun 252013
 

994146_650383818322977_1575723781_n

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.

May 032013
 

Louisville Experimental Festival

The 2013 Louisville Experimental Festival just announced its full lineup. Taking place in various bars and clubs around Louisville from June 23rd through 26th, the fest is a great excuse for a Louisville road trip. While you’re in town, check out the wonderful Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Zoo, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and the Louisville Mega Cavern Underground Zip Line.

Headlining this year is Greg Ginn and The Royal We! Yes, that Greg Ginn. Other highlights include Tim Kaiser, Mike Shiflet, Darin Grayand Keir Neuringer (video below).

Here’s the full lineup. Sadly, no Nashville bands this year.

______________________________________________

Wednesday, June 26th @ Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge (1004 E Oak St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm)
Dissappearo, Ashochious, NO 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)
Klimchak, Hinge, R Keenan Lawler, Joee Conroy / Dane Waters, Tim Kaiser, National Hotel Sound SystemCamera Lucida

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

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

 

In related news, Louisville Experimental Festival founder Douglas Lucas just started broadcasting two radio programs  rotating every Sunday at 7pm on ART+FM.

The programs are:

1. “Indeterminate Transmissions” – which will consist of live on-air sound and radio art improvisations/experimentations.

2. “The Medium Is Sound” – which will present recordings by local, national, and international experimental musicians, sound artists, and noise makers.

You can tune in online at http://www.artxfm.com/listen/, and/or by downloading the ART+FM app for free in the App Store.