Rooftop Concert Series Continues at Glassworks.
On June 5, 2009, Glassworks will host a night of spectacularly peculiar music and all around fun loving times. Louisville’s own futuristic rock outfit, Ultra Pulverize will be joined by Bloomington’s guitarless avant-punk rockers Prizzy Prizzy Please and glimmering pop masters, The Delicious. Opening the night with a performance and also serving as MC for all of the evening’s festivities is Chicago’s Lord of the Yum Yum, with his unique blend of experimental a’capella music and comedy. As if this weren’t enough, Louisville DJ Sam Sneed will be in control of the music before the show and between bands.
We’ve seen each of these artists before and this is a beautiful collaboration. Lord of the Yum Yum (above) opened for Dan Deacon at my favorite show of all time, Dan Deacon at the Metro in Chicago. This is a definite “can’t miss” show in the ‘Ville.
Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm. It is an all-ages show. Admission is $8. There will be a cash bar serving those with ID. Glassworks is located at 815 West Market Street in downtown Louisville. In case of rain, the event will take place indoors. This event coincides with the Downtown Louisville First Friday Trolly Hop.
“We like to search the alligator pit at the zoo after-hours, collecting the pennies that accumulate down there. We actually financed the new album entirely in this way. So I guess those pennies were good luck for somebody after all. Besides that, we pretty much sit and listen to Jermaine Jackson’s “Escape from the Planet of the Ant Men” on repeat.” Ultra, Excerpt from an interview in the LEO Weekly
“Prizzy Prizzy Please sound like what Fugazi would have sounded like if Ian McKaye were backed by members of Prince’s Revolution and Parliament on drugs — a relentlessly punky attack that defies any real characterization. Is Prizzy Prizzy Please a punk band or a funk band? At times they are neither, and at other times they are both. Essentially, Prizzy Prizzy Please is as it chooses. Much like 1970s avant-punk/fusion/funk legends Pere Ubu, Prizzy Prizzy Please is self-aware and self-consciously weird, sometimes obtuse, but always entertaining.” – Matt Erier, BSU Daily News
“The Delicious balance pop smarts and remarkable musicianship with a knack for unpredictable song structure and clever lyrics. All the right influences are intact (Pavement, Weezer, Neutral Milk Hotel), and the complex arrangements and time changes make things much more interesting than your run-of-the-mill power pop.” – Ghettoblaster
“Known for strange vocal ruminations and a hilarious live show, Lord of the Yum-Yum promises only the highest quality, most enriching and mind numbing entertainment all at the same time. Lord of the Yum-Yum, aka Paul Velat, combines a guttural scat vocal style, classical/jazz themes, throat singing, improvisation, and electronics to take the modern voice to a new place.” – CDBaby