Shark Productions presents GANG GANG DANCE with TBA
at Zanzabar in Louisville
Wednesday, July 13
Doors @ 8/ Show @ 9
21+; $12 in advance / $15 @ the door – get tix here
In support of their forthcoming album ‘Eye Contact’ (out May 10 via 4AD), Gang Gang Dance will be swinging through Louisville on their way back from Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival this summer, potentially summoning one of the raddest, sweatiest dance parties on this side of the Ohio in recent memory.
Using human words to describe GGD does the band more harm than good….the first words that come to mind are “tribal-electro,” which isn’t doing anyone favors. If you’re not familiar, it might help you to know they are endorsed by both Animal Collective (who invited them to play the AC-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in London later this month) and Boredoms (with whom they reportedly played on a Russian ferry during a solar eclipse last summer). But you’re probably better off just exploring their catalog, perhaps starting with the single from the forthcoming album:
Big ups to Shark Productions – the team that brought the super great Phantogram show to Z-Bar earlier this year – for keeping their standards high and their shows solid!
David Andrew Strackany, better known as Paleo, is perhaps most recognized for his “Song Diary” project, where he wrote a new song every day for a year (while on tour for the better part of that time too). He played at the “Old Dame” pretty frequently and I was able to catch him a couple times before the venue went kaput. I was instantly reminded of Bob Dylan with the way he strung poetic verses together over acoustic guitar dabbling, but after more listening I feel like he fits more into a Kurt Vile kinda vibe (with a little less psychedelia). Check out his new video “Holly Wood” that Matt posted over on the main YANP page.
PALEO Tuesday, May 3rd at The Green Lantern 8pm | 21+
Attempt/Ed Sunspot/Driphouse at Al’s Bar Thursday, April 28 9 p.m./$5
Just got news on the major bummer that Lexington>Chicago transplants Caboladies will no longer be able to play this gig, as member Eric Lanham (Carl Calm) apparently had his gear stolen in Chicago (ahem, MOVE BACK FROM THAT CRUEL CITY TO LEXINGTON’S OPEN ARMS) (just joshin’, I got nothin’ but love for Chicago).
Attempt was requested to play in their place, and NYC experimental electro act Driphouse, the new moniker of former Raccoo-oo-oon member Daren Ho, will still be shredding as well.
Descriptions from ze Facebook, from people who know better than I how to describe their music:
Attempt- Solo guitar/drum machine pop rock.
Driphouse- (NYC, ex Racoo-oo-oon) Experiments in modern electronics.
Ed Sunspot- Resonant Hole janitor playing cleanup electro.
Sometimes YANP-contributor Jaime Lazich and Lexington newbie Michelle Gonji will be holding down the tunes next door at Sidecar, which is always free.
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Arcane Rifles
Thursday, April 28
9 p.m., $15 adv/$18 DOS
With roots that go back to the early ’90s, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion took a hiatus circa 2005, after a relatively long and prolific career that involved working with a diverse and completely nonlinear collection of artists, including R.L. Burnside, Beck, Steve Albini, Elliott Smith and Dan the Automator. In 2010, they embarked on a rebound tour (and subsequently landed deal doing a Volkswagon Super Bowl commercial).
Their sound has accurately been described as “taking cues from rock, punk, r&b, garage, hardcore, and hip hop idioms, while transcending the limitations of each,” and they have headlined a number of premiere boutique U.S. festivals, including Pitchfork and All Tomorrow’s Parties – seeing them at Buster’s will be a treat for veteran fans and curious newcomers alike. Local up-and-comers Arcane Rifles (new trio featuring Ben Allen, J. Marinelli and Phillip Farmer) open.
Louisville Is For Lovers has announced a cool summer project that involves two of my favorite things: records and live shows. When you buy your $10 ticket to any of their four shows, you’ll get a limited edition free 7″ thrown in. Super cool, right?
You can buy tickets or a $33.33 season pass at www.louisvilleisforlovers.com. If you’re feeling creative, you can enter to win a free season pass by writing a 50-1500-word essay on the theme “Best summer ever” and send it to email@example.com (deadline: May 15).
I got Paleo’s new record Fruit of the Spirit the other day and have been loving it ever since. There’s really no standout tracks — because the whole thing is awesome — but someone managed to pick “Holly Wood” as the song to get a video. Check it out, get excited for the album and then see if he’s coming to a town near you.
Paleo is coming to Lexington May 3 to play at the Green Lantern
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