Cropped Out 2012 Friday

Cropped Out is a locally and independently developed music festival set to take place in Louisville, KY. The fest is designed to highlight the creative efforts of Louisville natives, friends, family, and fellow thinkers from Nashville to Chicago to Brooklyn and beyond.

Since the earliest baby breaths of punk from within the walls of the now-defunct Louisville School of Art in the late ‘70s, from local proto-punks like No Fun, Babylon Dance Band, and the recently re-issued Endtables, it is no secret that Louisville’s cultural contributions have long served as a significant influence on national underground art and music scenes. One must not forget, we are still a force with which to be reckoned. This festival, specifically, intends to celebrate a renewed sense of enthusiasm about Kentucky’s cultural offerings by pairing a few of our favorites from the Derby City with similarly exciting examples handpicked from around the country.

Buck Gooter

Chain And The Gang

Yes – you heard that right!

They say: "Depend on us for martial rhythms, minimal riffs with maximum fuzz, bass throbs, shrieks, shouts, mutters, and confessions, as well as bewitching call and response tunes to make any indentured work force proud."

Oh sure; the "Independent Set," or the "indies" as they like to say, dig their groups and that's all fine … if you are into nice, unassuming, and thoroughly respectable "music." But the "Deps" – represented by CHAIN & THE GANG, are into something else.

They Depend on the manic thrill of outlaw noise and performance … they need it like a fish needs water, like a bird needs air, like a heart depends on love. And dependability is what CHAIN & THE GANG provides. Dependably perverse, dependably ecstatic, dependably astonishing. CATG's audience depends on them to bring the moveable riot into the local clubhouse … they depend on the tunes too, crying out for "CERTAIN KINDS OF TRASH", "FREE WILL" and "HUNTING FOR LOVE" from the new CATG LP "IN COOL BLOOD".
Yes, that's right – a third CHAIN & THE GANG record.  After 2009′s "DOWN WITH LIBERTY … UP WITH CHAINS!" and 2011′s "MUSIC'S NOT FOR EVERYONE", the world said: "CHAIN & THE GANG just can't possibly top themselves." But you know what? CHAIN & THE GANG proved those doubters wrong.

"IN COOL BLOOD," starring CHAIN & THE GANG troublemakers Ian F Svenonius Katie Alice Greer, features Brett Lyman playing the electric guitar, Chris Sutton on electric bass guitar, and Fiona Campbell driving the drumkit, as well as a combo of CHAIN & THE GANG stalwarts and ringers like Brian Weber (organ), Fred Thomas (bass guitar), Amber Fellows (piano),  Spencer Kelley (electric guitar) and Austin Cooper (bongos). All recorded by Calvin Johnson at the infamous Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia Washington and released on the K Record Label!

"IN COOL BLOOD" is CHAIN & THE GANG's most dependable record yet. One listen and you too will count yourself a "Dep."

Disco Doom

isco Doom exists since 13 years and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Currently they play as trio - mainly two guitars and a drum, sometimes a bass or some keyboard. Core of the band are Gabriele De Mario (main singer, guitar) and Anita Rufer (guitar, bass, keys, vocs). For the new record Trux Reverb Jason Albertini (Seattle/WA and Arcata/CA) is playing drums. He's know from his own actual project Helvetia, the earlier band Duster and as bass player of the very early Queen of the Stone Age. For the coming shows Disco Doom plays with the drummer Grégoire Quartier from Bulle/CH, known from bands and projects like Cortez, Black Cargoes, Deconstructing Drumboys.
In the last two years Disco Doom released the album 'Dream Electric' and the tour EP 'Green Exciter'. But mainly they did tour in Europe and the US for about 100 shows to open for the band Built To Spill, did some shows with Dinosaur Jr. and did also play with Butthole Surfers and Lou Barlow and the Missing Men. They did play such great places like THE Fillmore San Francisco, Webster Hall New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Echoplex Los Angeles, Koko London, Apolo Barcelona, Rockefeller Oslo, First Avenue Minneapolis, Comodore Ballroom Vancouver, Lee's Palace Toronto, 40 Watt Club Athens, Maroquinerie Paris, and and and
Disco Doom got a Werkjahr from the Popkredit/City of Zurich in 2004.
2010 the swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia did award them with an order for a composition.

Eugene Chadbourne

Gangly Youth


"Lantern is one Canuck transplant and two Americans who are exploring the crazier side of early rock and roll. As far as I'm concerned, they are one of the only garage rock bands in the United States of America that don't just repackage the Nuggets comp and sing about paisley daydreams and chocolate alarm clocks. They take it all the way back to Hasil Atkins, Link Wray, and Bo Diddley—and they make rock and roll sound scary again. After receiving a degrees in music, the members of Lantern started a cool rock band instead of teaching elementary school kids how to use Xylophones, or whatever you do with a music degree." - Vice Magazine


The Ritchie White Orchestra

The Sediment Club

she might bite

Slug Guts

Street Gnar


From in the Red who's just issued their debut album: "Lafayette, Indiana, creepers TV Ghost-- a band who ushers in a vile and squalid new disposition to ugly art punk and carves out a black hole of pestilence that will delight its sufferers to no end. If one can swim through the murky grime long enough to let one's frazzled senses adjust, it's clear how effectively TV Ghost incorporates the licentious nuances of the Cramps' earliest scuzz, no wave's cacophony, and Suicides terrifying throb alongside cavernous bellows from the depths oft the third layer of hell."

Twin Sister Radio

$20.00 - $25.00


FRIDAY: Buck Gooter, Chain & The Gang, Disco Doom, Eugene Chadbourne, Gangly Youth, Jandek, Lantern, Microwaves, The Ritchie White Orchestra, Sediment Club, She Might Bite, Slug Guts, Street Gnar, TV Ghost, Twin Sister Radio

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