Louisville Magazine

JUL 2016

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100 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.16 ARTS COVER STORY 3 X 2 Artists as critics 1 1 2 2 3 Nightfall in the Kali Yuga, by the Fervor Nightfall in the Kali Yuga, the latest release from local indie rock band the Fervor, blew in like a summer storm, dark and threaten- ing. The art on the self-released three-song EP not only refects that mood but also the fascination that Ben Felker (guitar) and wife Natalie (keys) have with religion and spirituality. "Morality is often represented as a bull in Hinduism," says Natalie, who designed the cover. "In Sanskrit text, the Kali Yuga is the last of four stages the world goes through, when we are farthest from God and morality. Each stage is represented by a leg of the bull, and by the time of the Kali Yuga, humanity is on its last leg, so to speak." Natalie flled the fading bull outline with a nebula of stars being born. For the background, she used the largest image of space ever taken by NASA with the Hubble telescope. "I'm inspired by anything that pulls us from our micro-worlds and micro-thoughts to show how endless the possibilities are, even during our darkest moments," she says. — Katie Molck Kevin Gibson's most recent book is 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die Daniel Pfalzgraf is curator at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany Listen to "Silent Treatment," the frst single off the new Pass album Canyons. Thoughts? "While I'm personally not into synth dance beats, this song is so darn happy that it's kind of irresistible. I also like guitar solos that come out of nowhere. In short: If it was 1987 again, this tune would already be in the Top 40." "The old punk in me must be getting soft with age because I'm even digging the serious synth action. I took my son to his frst real concert to see MGMT when they came to town. I'll add the Pass to our list of bands to check out live. He'll dig it." What do you think of this new apartment building on Frankfort Avenue in Clifton? "Those are apartments? Crap, I thought they were a new offce building for the Census Bureau. I guess they're sort of interesting, but do they ft the Frankfort Avenue corridor? I'm not so sure." "It smells like a new car but the rest of the neighborhood smells like a car that you've had for 10 years that's clean but has collected some dust and a stray French fry or two in its nooks and crannies. On the one hand, it is better than what was there before: industrial sheet-metal buildings and chain-link fencing. But on the other hand, it seems really sterile to me. And I hate the turquoise color." Read the frst page of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's new memoir, The Long Game. Would you continue reading? (First sentence: "You can walk but you can't walk.") "I have to be honest: It's a fairly compelling frst page. I am fascinated by history, especially if it has local signifcance, but if I knew it was written by Mitch McConnell — well, I would probably be rooting for polio by page two. Never been a fan of the Mitch." "He should've had Winston Groom write it for him as a real-life version of Forrest Gump. If I remember correctly, McConnell once visited my alma mater, Goshen Elementary, and held a rally in the gym when I was in fourth or ffth grade. I've always tried giving him the beneft of the doubt because of that visit, but I probably won't be doing so with this book."

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