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Durig talks about his time playing with Louisville punk pioneers The Endtables and reflects on what Louisville was like during the period.
Born in Louisville, Tara played in Louisville's first punk band, No Fun, and subsequently in the Babylon Dance Band, the Zoo Directors, Antietam and Rzzo/Key; she has also released a solo album. She is married to Tim Harris, bassist in each of her projects from the Dance Band onward. The two of them put together and published Blue Streak, her mother June Key's memoir. They live in Manhattan.
Maxson was a member of the Dickbrains, Your Food, TRIM, Minnow and Hal Dolls. He lived and practiced at the infamous 1069 Bardstown Rd."punk house." He put a massive archive of Louisville punk memorabilia online at http://louisvillepunk.awardspace.com/ and was one of the creators of White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978–1994. Maxson talks about his early participation in the Louisville punk scene, his bands the Dickbrains and Your Food, social atmosphere and living conditions at 1069 Bardstown Rd. "punk house."
A lifelong Louisvillian, Jeff became the Courier-Journal's music writer in 1990 (although he had contributed reviews to the paper's music pages before then); he has continued in the job to the present. He graduated from Seneca High School and the University of Louisville. He began getting involved in Louisville's underground music scene in the late 80s, after he moved to the Highlands and began covering the bar scene as one of the paper's Nightlife columnists. Louisville bands of the 90s, a decade that Jeff describes as a great age for the city's bands — the young, independent ones who lived and practiced at the Rocket House and had what he describes as "a romantic" attachment to expressing themselves; older indie groups such as King Kong, Love Jones and Bodeco; and even mainstream successes such as Days of the New and Nappy Roots.
Interview with John Timmons, owner of the former ear X-tacy record store in Louisville, Kentucky. Timmons discusses his background; moving to Louisville from Indiana in the 1970’s; his impressions of the Louisville music scene in the 70s and 80s when he was playing in bands and working in local record stores. Timmons describes the founding of ear X-tacy and the history of its various locations. He talks about the ear X-tacy record label, running the store, employees, and the changing record industry.