DO YOU EVEN YELP, BRAH? by Will Ashton

"... THE MOST DARING THING IS TO CREATE STABLE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THE TERRIBLE DISEASE OF LONELINESS CAN BE CURED."  -K. VONNEGUT

It starts with an act of kindness... "Can you jump my car?". A question that many of us love to avoid, especially since the thermometer hasn't even hinted at a ray of sunshine. 

Without hesitation, the owner of Gallery K left the opening of an important event, with important people,  to help a neighbor he'd never met. An act which encapsulated the essence of the YELP LOUISVILLE'S:  A BOUNTIFUL BUY LOCAL  THANK YOU 2015!  A coordinated event put on by Louisville Independent Business Alliance & Yelp! Today was dedicated to thanking the local businesses of Louisville for their continued support and dedication.

If you were among the crowd, then you had additional incentives to participate. Free,vegetarian Migas Tacos and Butchertown Blend coffee. Dessert you ask? Pumpkin spiced, chocolate chip muffins! Provided by Madeline of FOND GROCERY (2520 Frankfort Ave), which thankfully brought a piece of her store with her!  Katy O'Toole accompanied with her with plastic bags and paint. Bringing to life a blank canvas, showing once again why her premier sold out. 

Participants sat around tables, writing thank you letters to their favorite local business.  You could hand write your post card, or use an old fashioned Sears type writer (white out not included). 

We also had the opportunity to write on a chalk board why we choose local. As always, I want to change my answer after I had given a defacto "Community <3".

You buy local because a community can become stable. . .

You buy local to have your city be the product of your community. . . 

You buy local, because when your car breaks down, the owner forgets their business, and helps a friend. 

 

 

MID CENTURY MOD AS HELL by Will Ashton

STARING AT ANOTHER MANS JUNK ISN'T HOW ONE INTENDS ON SPENDING A SATURDAY NIGHT...

AT LEAST NOT PUBLICLY. . .  UNLESS OF COURSE, EVERYONE ELSE IS STARING WITH YOU. BOBBING THEIR HEADS IN UNISON TO THE SOUND COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS. 

Against the backdrop of Norman Spencer's Afro-Pop! Tycoons of Teen, Lazy Ass Destroyer (OH), and Weird Heir dominated Gallery K. Each band providing stark contrasts to another &  bringing the freaks outta the woodwork, to 1600 Story Ave. 

Tycoons of Teen, broke that trance. The audience snapped awake by the sounds of the 50's reborn.  . . With energy and vitriol.

Provided by the enigmatic, Yoko Molotov. Her onstage persona vitalizing the crowd with each tune.

Now, more about the junk.  Lazy Ass Destroyer is a duo on the road from Ohio. Each one in converse with another. Rap lyrics, beats, and a fully clothed mic man, contrasted the heavy metal guitar fashions of Crusty. Wearing only black mask and matching G string, Crusty complimented his mic man perfectly.

Weird Heir may be new, but one could hardly tell. The local noise rock band (and hosts of the show, thanks y'all) brought together fluidity and panache. Combining haunting vocals and melodic swings. Look forward to having y'all out again soon!