I doubt you’ll be bored this weekend…

Hey Blind Date bloggers,

I’m here again to bring all the happenings in one place. Here is a list of events coming up in the near future. If you’re like me, you’re probably going to have some hard choice to make Friday evening…

Wednesday (tonight!), March 5th

Figure Drawing at OPEN
OPEN opens its doors at 7pm for a casual and fun figure drawing session. $ 10 suggested donation. You’re encouraged to bring your own refreshments, though limited amount will be provided by the gallery.
OPEN, 2801 S Floyd St

Prince Smoke the Mic
Presented by Maxwellsounds, an open mic night at Prince Hookah of Louisville hookah bar. $5 for attendance, only $3 if you choose to perform. Doors at 8pm
Prince Hookah of Louisville, 1489 S 4th St

Thursday, March 6th

BrainbheatsIntrovert, & Visiting Nurse @ Zanzabar
Doors at 8pm, show promptly at 9pm. $5 admittance.
Zanzabar, 2100 S Preston St

Friday, March 7th

Art[squared] Anonymous Art Sale
The Louisville Visual Art Association presents this charity auction to raise money for its CFAC program. Work is provided by a large variety of artists on 8 x 8 canvases who will remain anonymous. Friday March 7th is the opening reception, which will be held at their gallery PUBLIC from 6pm to 8pm. Each piece is $100 and all proceeds go to fund art classes for children. There’s also a Selfie contest….just sayin’!
PUBLIC, 131 West Main Street

A Night of Experimental Music @The Bard’s Town!!!
From 7pm to 10:30pm, The Bard’s Town will be hosting a variety of experimental musician. In order of performance:
Thaniel Ion Lee ( experimental improvisational drone, ambient, free noise)
https://humanhoodrecordings.bandcamp.com/
Mathias Davey (improvisational acoustic, melodic noise, punk)
http://mathias1.bandcamp.com/
Institute for Psychic Reform (experimental electronica, ambient, improvisational)
http://www.psychicreform.com/
Cher Von (looped guitars, tribal vocals)
www.chervonmusic.com
Slow Learner (experimental improvisational duo, drums and guitar)
www.soundcloud.com/slowlearner
The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd

Moonface, Saltland, and Tender Mercy at Headliners Music Hall
Blind Date Alumn Mark Kramer aka Tender Mercy along with Saltlands will be opening for Spencer Krug’s solo moniker, Moonface. Spencer Krug is a profilic Canadian musician who was a contributor of bands such as Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes, as well as the creative force behind the now defunct Sunset Rubdown. Moonface is his newest artistic outlet, and he has recently released a new album ‘Julia With Blue Jeans On’. The album is far stripped down from his previous work, only using vocals and piano.
Doors at 9m. $ 15 tickets at the door.
Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd

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December 25th, 2013…the Holiday Break Special!

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It’s prime holiday time, listeners! Regardless of what holiday traditions you adhere to, I wish you well.

I decided I’d take a little break, but worry not, I still have something for you this week. I thought I’d stray from the format and bring you some songs that I either discovered or have stuck with me this year. Some of these songs just came out, I’ve just heard, or I can’t stop hearing…listening..you get the picture. Obviously, there are still songs I can think of that should have made the cut but you’ll hear them from me eventually, I’m sure. I understand the mix is kind of odd, but I see it more of a showcase; so forgive the rough transitions!

The Playlist:

Beach Boys- Let’s Go Away For Awhile

http://www.thebeachboys.com/

Dream Eye Color Wheel-Frau Eva

http://dreameyecolorwheel.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

Laurie Anderson-Big Science 2

http://www.laurieanderson.com/home.shtml

Decapitron-Battle Cry

http://history.louisvillehardcore.com/index.php?title=Decapitron

Frog Eyes-The Country Child

http://deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=frogeyes

http://frogeyesmusic.bandcamp.com/

Blackout Beach-Broken Braying Sound Of The Donkey’s Cry

http://blackoutbeach.bandcamp.com/

http://www.softabuse.com/artists.php?a=Blackout+Beach

http://www.deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=blackoutbeach

Twin Limb-Saint Agnes

http://twinlimb.com/

Lady Pyramid-Game Show

http://ladypyramid.com/

Tender Mercy-Blind

http://tendermercy.bandcamp.com/

The Velvet Underground-I Found A Reason

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Underground

I hope you enjoy the break. I’ll be back next week with more artistic individuals!

December 4th, 2013

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Hey there listeners!

This week I showcase Mark Kramer in the spotlight. Mark is probably best known for his music project Tender Mercy. I feel like what sets Tender Mercy apart is the starkness and ambience of its sound. Mark creates a solid mood of solitude and reflection with his minimal approach; classic guitar, some effects, and a handful of words.

You can form your own opinion (or blog worthy description) based on what you find at the Tender Mercy Facebook page. Or cut out a bit of the ‘middle man’ and try the Tender Mercy Bandcamp. You can also catch some of Mark’s stylings on two compilation albums he took part in. He also is anticipating the release of his newest EP, As Someone Else You Embrace The Moment In Us.

Find out more by using the links below! Enjoy!

http://welistenforyou.blogspot.com/2013/11/there-is-no-one-tribute-to-palace.html

http://www.gubbeyrecords.net/

It’s that time of the year again

Happy Holidays listeners. We seem to be getting into those colder months again; it takes me by surprise every year. Speaking of which, I have some special things lined for you this holiday season. This Wednesday I’m giving you guys a glimpse into the Baltimore art scene. Baltimore is bustling with creative folks such as Future Islands, Dan Deacon, the rest of the Wham City crew, and of course most famously, cult film director John Waters. Earlier this week, I spoke to Samuel Herring of Future Islands over Skype; and he was incredibly generous with all the inner workings of his creativity. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it. Above is a video of the Future Islands track ‘Tin Man’.

Over the course of the week, I also spoke to some of Louisville’s up and coming musical talents; Mark Kramer of Tender Mercy, and the duo known as Twin Limb. So much great music happening all over the place. I have a lot on my plate as far as editing is concerned, so I’m going to leave you guys for now.

Till Wednesday…

 

 

Marathon Man

MPW-10730

 

Hey there listeners. Just thought I’d stop in and update you on what to expect in the coming weeks. I’ve got a pretty full schedule as far as interviews are concerned this week. I’m slated to talk to local actor and writer Neil Mulac, Samuel Herring of the band Future Islands from Baltimore, Mark Kramer aka his music project Tender Mercy, as well as female music duo Twin Limb (brand new to the scene, but tackling it like champs.) So, yeah, this is what you got to look forward to…be excited! I know I am.

Till then.