New Venue: DREAMLAND

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New Venue: DREAMLAND

Post by hstencil » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:27 am

Just wanted to let y'all know, Tim Barnes and I have "re-opened" DREAMLAND as a performing arts venue, on Market Street between Shelby and Campbell Streets. We'll be doing most of the music programming, but we are open to working with outside promoters/curators/whathaveyou (one of our first shows is the Black God/Second Story Man/Brandon Butler show curated by Ryan Patterson). If you're interested in our space hosting an event of any kind (not just music!), please get in touch.

We've also programmed a ton of really exciting music, of all sorts, for this spring, so I'm pasting our confirmed shows below. Lots more stuff will be announced as it becomes confirmed! Thank you for your support...
DREAMLAND, a new performing and visual arts space, is set to open at 810 East Market Street in Louisville, Kentucky with inaugural performances on Thursday, January 30th by the Jim Marlowe/Steve Good/Jackie Royce Reed Trio (their debut) and mAAs, two local music ensembles. Formerly known as the Dreamland Film Center, creative endeavors of all kinds will now be facilitated at DREAMLAND by TIM BARNES, Founder and Artistic Director of THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT.

Tucked in an alleyway off East Market Street, right behind Decca Restaurant, DREAMLAND is a 100-person capacity black-box theater with adjoining lounge and lobby space. It has been utilized for the past few years by the Louisville Film Society for screenings, concerts, lectures, and production offices. In a previous life, the DREAMLAND space was a chapel, as part of the Wayside Christian Mission.

THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT has been an ongoing multi-disciplinary, multi-media production emphasizing adventures in new music, visual forms, and architecture. Founded by Tim Barnes, THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT aims to expose Louisville audiences to the best of what the world’s art communities has to offer.

DREAMLAND’S Artistic Director TIM BARNES is an internationally-known percussionist, electronic musician, and recording producer/engineer who has played and recorded with Sonic Youth, Wilco, Body/Head, Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, The For Carnation, and MV+EE, as well as being featured in countless multiple other settings, from jazz-influenced free-improvisation to full-on rock n’ roll. He also runs the newly-revived Quakebasket record label (best known for its mid-1990s archival releases of solo work by Angus MacLise, poet and original drummer for the Velvet Underground). Tim is no stranger to curating music events as he had a hand in guiding NYC's acclaimed Issue Project Room in becoming a venue. A California native, Tim moved with his wife and their two children to Louisville, Kentucky in 2007 from his longtime musical base, New York City. As a relatively-new Louisvillian, BARNES is enthusiastic about reaching out to the entire community in developing DREAMLAND as a viable and vital part of our city.

Partnering with BARNES on this endeavor is JOEL HUNT as Business Manager/Publicist, a Louisville native and independent music promoter, best known for his one-man production team The Other Side of Life, as well as his music writing for LEO Weekly, Swingset magazine, and many others. Formerly a resident of New York City, HUNT has also served as a production manager for the Beggars Group of recording labels (which includes Matador Records, 4AD, XL Recordings, and others).

DREAMLAND is dedicated to presenting a vanguard of musicians, performing artists, and cinema from around the globe, as well as being a showcase for like-minded artists from right here in Louisville. Our city’s many and varied arts, music, and cultural groups are highly encouraged to consider DREAMLAND as a potential partner in performance and promotion, and we encourage all inquiries. With easy access to and from Downtown Louisville, DREAMLAND hopes to be the artistic and musical beat in the heart of Louisville’s East Market District, also known as NuLu.
Web site: http://dreamlandislouisville.org
Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New- ... 9334595217
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DREAMLANDLouKy

For more information on how your organization can curate performances and events at DREAMLAND, contact us via email at louisvilleisdreamland AT gmail DOT com.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT DREAMLAND (much more to be announced shortly!):

Thursday, February 6th – Mind Over Mirrors, Matt Christensen, and Shedding. 7 PM, $10.

Sunday, February 9th – Mikolaj Trzaska & Tim Daisy Duo (two sets). 7 PM, $10.

Saturday, February 15th – The Other Side of Life presents Black God and Second Story Man. 8 PM, $5.

Wednesday, February 19th – The New Media Project and The Other Side of Life present Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band, The Ritchie White Orchestra. 7 PM, $10.

Thursday, February 27th – Aaron Rosenblum, Camera Lucida. 7 PM, $5.

Saturday, March 1st – Cairo Gang, Tropical Trash, Famous Laughs. 8 PM, $10.

Friday, March 7th –The Music of Michael Pisaro played by Greg Stuart and Joe Panzer, Mike Shiflet. More details TBA.

Wednesday, March 19th – New Bums, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Ryley Walker. 8 PM, $10.

Friday, March 28th – Bill Orcutt and Tim Barnes. 7 PM, $10.

Friday, April 4th – Music and Films of Koen Holtkamp. More details TBA.

Sunday, April 27th –Tara Jane O’Neil, Daniel Bachman. 7 PM, $10.

Friday, May 23rd – Marisa Anderson, Wooden Wand. 7 PM, $10.
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Re: New Venue: DREAMLAND

Post by hstencil » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:00 pm

Thanks to Connor for pointing out that the Mikolaj Trzaska & Tim Daisy Duo show is Sunday, February 9th – not the 16th as previously posted!
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Post by hstencil » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:48 pm

Thanks Brian Volz for the blog post!
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Post by flexyournoggin » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:22 pm

No, thank you for doing all kinds of stuff!
hstencil wrote:Thanks Brian Volz for the blog post!
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Re: New Venue: DREAMLAND

Post by duncan » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:24 pm

Couple quick questions

Are shows all ages?
How much does the venue take from the door?
What time can shows start and what time do they end?
Stage?
House PA?

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Re: New Venue: DREAMLAND

Post by hstencil » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:44 pm

duncan wrote:Couple quick questions

Are shows all ages?
Shows are all ages. Right now we don't have a liquor license so there's no issue there, but also it appears that when we do get a license in place, we will still be able to hold all ages shows!
duncan wrote:How much does the venue take from the door?
Depends on the show, generally right now 100% goes to the artists, but we may work out a small percentage for shows that bring big audiences. To rent Dreamland (as opposed to just booking your band there), it might be a separate deal but for now we haven't decided on rental fees.
duncan wrote:What time can shows start and what time do they end?
Generally, on weeknights shows have a 7 PM door time and have to be over by 11 PM. On Friday and Saturday nights, 8 PM door time and Midnight curfew. But that's pretty flexible given how many acts are playing, etc. If/when we get our liquor license, all ages shows will have to start within a half-hour of door time.
duncan wrote:Stage?
Yes, there is one, though it's not big and it's only about 6" off the floor. I can get exact dimensions for you.
duncan wrote:House PA?
We have a house PA generously supplied by Tyler Trotter of the Louisville Beer Store, and we can generally supplement it by renting extra equipment (if need be) and building that into the door price/agreement. It's a really nice room, sounds really great whether it's super-loud or super-quiet. Definitely a nice room for any and all kinds of music.
duncan wrote:Thanks!
Thank you for your interest! :D
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Post by flexyournoggin » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:29 pm

This sounds like an excellent deal.
hstencil wrote:Thank you for your interest! :D
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Re: New Venue: DREAMLAND

Post by jaha » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:50 pm

backed!

i'm hoping to catch a piece of the black gods/ssm show this saturday and scope it out.
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