Rob Crow's Gloomy Place

Holy Carp / Production Simple Presents

Rob Crow's Gloomy Place

Clownvis Presley

Sun, March 6, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Zanzabar

Louisville, KY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Rob Crow's Gloomy Place
Rob Crow's Gloomy Place
Rob Crow is the frontman for the relatively well-known group Pinback. When he's not touring with, or making albums for one of his many collaborations (including the aforementioned Pinback, The Ladies, Goblin Cock, Optiganally Yours, Other Men, Alpha Males, etc.), he makes solo records. His latest album, 'Living Well', is his most focused and heartfelt album yet. He writes some of the most addictive songs we have ever heard, and he often has a giant beard to boot.

You're Doomed. Be Nice. is Rob Crow's first album since his heavily-publicized withdrawal from music – specifically the toxic byproducts of the lifestyle of a touring professional musician attempting to survive in an industry of diminishing returns. Rather than perform, record, and mix every note himself – a trademark of his previous solo endeavors – Crow formed Gloomy Place, a band made up of close friends that includes another member of the beloved Heavy Vegetable. Recorded and mixed by Ben Moore (Hot Snakes), You're Doomed presents a fascinating dichotomy: dynamic, eclectic prog-pop backing alarmingly confessional, often acerbic lyrical themes. This juxtaposition makes for an album of confrontational yet accessible songs filled with wry wit and emotional depth.

Whereas Crow's previous solo endeavors acted primarily as low-key stop-gaps between Pinback albums, the stakes are markedly higher here – and it shows in both the depth of songwriting and impressively labyrinthian performances. Gone are the 60-second blink-and-you-missed-them acoustic sketches that became a staple of Crow's solo albums; You're Doomed is filled with the kind of thoughtful attention to detail and craft that was a hallmark of Pinback's legendary catalog.

You're Doomed. Be Nice. is the diamond carved out of a particularly rough chunk of Rob Crow's life – one that's either the first gem of an inspired second act, or the culmination of an undeniably influential career. In either case, the quality of its cut will last a lifetime.
Clownvis Presley
Clownvis Presley
The L.A. Weekly calls Clownvis Presley "Better than the real Elvis". A bold statement indeed, but when it comes to quick wit, unique songs, and genuine showmanship, its safe to say Clownvis has earned the title, "The King of Clowns". From the sideshow at Coney Island to the hottest comedy events in Los Angeles and everything in between, Clownvis is constantly bringing his unique blend of comedy, song, and magic to stages across America.

When not sharing his love for entertainment on stage, the King of Clowns has been known to pop up on national television and stir up excitement on such shows as America's Got Talent (NBC) and Judge Karen's Court (BET). Hilarious internet videos and side splitting appearances on radio shows and podcasts also help to please the ever growing Clownvis Presley fan base.

Clownvis is currently a staple on the booming Los Angeles alt comedy scene. His monthly show held at the famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club sells out regularly and has recently drawn the attention of such high profile media outlets as the L.A. Weekly and TMZ.

Performing alongside big acts like Little Richard, Neil Hamburger, Dresden Dolls, and Jewel have made Clownvis' legendary stage show more in demand than ever. The King of Clowns shines brightest when he's in the spotlight, and in addition to scheduling live shows in Los Angeles and abroad, he is currently working on a television pilot, a series of comedy shorts, and his own internet podcast! Viva Clownvis!
Venue Information:
Zanzabar
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217
http://www.zanzabarlouisville.com/