WFPK and Holy Carp / Production Simple Present
Rubblebucket, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Graffiti, Willy Mason, Brooks Ritter, Yacht Club DJs
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Communion is bringing its monthly club nights to Louisville. In addition to ongoing residencies in New York City and Nashville, Communion will expand its trademark live music event to seven cities each month: Washington DC, Philadelphia, Bloomington, Louisville, Minneapolis, Madison, and Rock Island.
Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont band has evolved into something that is "utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene", which is to say that you never know what you'll see or hear next.
2012 has been a banner year for Rubblebucket, seeing the outfit grace the stages of Bonnaroo (with a surprise guest appearance with Foster the People) among countless other festivals, collaborate with heroes tUnE-yArDs and ?love for a Fela Kuti compilation, bring their raucous live show, along with giant robot puppets and love-tunnels, to larger and larger crowds across the US and receive love and affection from Paste, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Wall Street Journal, Daytrotter and so many more. Now, on July 18th, the band will make their debut late night TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The band will release a new EP in September 11, 2012, recorded at Bear Creek Studios in Seattle, WA (home to Fleet Foxes' two gorgeous albums) with producer Ryan Hadlock (Ra Ra Riot, The Gossip, Blonde Redhead). This EP takes Brooklyn's freshest octet to a new level; between Kalmia Traver's unmistakable voice and the band's hip shaking, off-kilter arrangements, this EP highlights everything that makes Rubblebucket so special.
The band's 2011 album Omega La La marked a milestone for Rubblebucket. Recorded last year at Plantain/DFA Studios with Producer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair) at the helm, the record was their most ambitious yet, with the band dipping into everything from dancey indie-pop arrangements to Fela-Kuti inspired afro-beat stomps. The record has earned a wealth of praise, with Stereogum hailing the record's "tricky arrangements, whistle solos, and disco guitar leads" and Paste Magazine calling the album "instrumentally rich but catchy enough to ass-kick Katy Perry off the pop charts (in a just world)—mega-melodic without sacrificing an ounce of atmosphere or creativity."
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Emerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock, Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. Set against Kiffy Meyer’s ghostly steel pedal, singer and main songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters and violent saints. Andrew’s brothers Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard round out the rhythm section, and Stephen Garza handles lead guitar.
The band’s debut full-length, In Tongues, recorded in Athens, Georgia and in their home studio in Deland, Florida with producer Doug Boehm, was released on August 19, 2014. The album was met with critical praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, SPIN, Paste and more. The band’s most recent tour included stops at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Prior to the full-length album, they released their debut EP, Quiet Light, in 2013 in the midst of a touring run that included opening for Band of Horses and 2013 festival slots at Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Shaky Knees in Atlanta, GA. In January 2014, the band was invited to perform on the David Letterman Show, where they performed standout track, “Beggar’s Guild.”
Energetic rock-psyche-garage with little elements of post-punk and stoner rock. Benny - (Elliot, Broken Spurs), Billy - (CABIN and Broken Spurs), Tobias - (My Finest Hour, Cougar Express, Broken Spurs)
At 24, Willy Mason already sounds like a withered man. Accompanied by a musical-saw player and members of his family on stage. Mason has recorded for the label owned by indie-rock icon Conor Oberst - Team Love. It's a perfect fit, given that his songs recall the downer jams of Neil Young and Bright Eyes. Growing up on the folk music of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Mason writes music with hints of both, but he modernizes it with elements of '90s rock.
The artistry of Brooks Ritter is a seamless garment. An indivisible blend of voice, musicianship and songwriting that is capable of communicating the wide range of human emotion and illuminating our hopeful, fallen, love-sick, grasping condition. His lyrics are insightful and honest, his music displays the rare kind of versatility that makes you think and makes you move, and his voice is an instrument capable of subtle nuance and supple power that glides effortlessly through the realms of rock, folk and soul.
"... Brooks Ritter offers one of the most intense and purposeful vocal performances I've heard in a long time." -- Subvergent.com
"Brooks Ritter sounds like someone on the verge of mega-stardom, yet humbly decides to offer sincere melodies ... instead of indie-rock swagger." -- The Black and White.
Yacht Club DJs
One of the country’s biggest party starters this year is undoubtedly mash-up act, Yacht Club DJs.
With the ability to turn even the best dressed crowd into a writhing, sweaty mess, Yacht Club have become synonymous with weird and excessive nudity, stage invasions and boundless energy.