“Cropped Out” 2013 – a review of the festival by Sam Wilkerson
In Louisville, it’s not the color of the leaves or the brisk air that indicates Autumn. It’s the weird alien that flips you off upon your arrival at Cropped Out music festival.
|Me and my White Reaper boys|
Every year since 2010, Cropped Out has brought numerous musical riches to Louisville (e.g., R Stevie Moore, Jandek, Scratch Acid, Chain and the Gang, Lil B, and too many more to mention). God bless the messiahs of this deadbeat congregation, Ryan Davis and James Ardery. They picked the prettiest days of the year to hold the fest, brought in the prettiest people, and hung the gnarliest tapestries. In short, they each deserve one hundred pats on the back. If you didn’t go to Cropped Out this year, here’s what you missed:
2. Shitty (free) Tattoos & Haircuts
See that trooper to the right? That’s Adam Hussein of Globsters stardom. He got the indie pop band Beat Happening’s logo tattooed on his ankle. There were a decent amount of shitty tattoos given, but I’d liked to have seen more shitty haircuts. Such is life.
3. Secrets for a Dollar
Later, I bought a secret from this guy Dakota. He gave me the option between mild, spicy, extra spicy, and mystery. I chose the latter, and he told me about the first time he was fellated. I walked away feeling like a terrible person (I’ll spare you the rest of his story), but I’d never felt so close to someone so quickly. I guess that’s the power of the dollar.
4. “What’s up, dude?”
|Jake Philley and Sam Benanti|
8. Owner of Astro Black Records, Jim Marlowe, Wearing a Dumb Hat
|Where else are you gonna see this?|