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"The Past Times"

The Ville has some great talent. Hopefully I've been able to present some of Louisville's musicians to the rest of Kentucky through my articles. This new band on the rise is no exception. The Past Times play great, pure, fast-paced Rock and Roll. With a mainstream rock sound and a punk energy show, these guys are bound to go on and do great things in and outside of Louisvile's city limits. These guys found an automatic chemistry when they picked up their instruments together and knew instantly that they had something special. They just had to prove it to an audience. The Past Times first performance was at Headliners Music Hall. Bassist, Matt Fulks, expounds, "We try to be original and different so we thought people didn't know what to think of us, but i guess we blew them away." The Band moves on to the statewide portion of the competion in September.

The Past Time get inspiration and are influenced by Rock innovators such as: The Clash, Radiohead, Electric Light Orchestra, The Smashing Pumpkins, Kings of Leon, The Star Spangles, Muse, The Strokes, The Killers, Interpol, The Bravery, The Cars, Queen, Elvis Costello, VHS or BETA, Dinosaur Jr. and the list goes on. They make it a point not to try to imitate these groups but to create and bring something totally original to the rock scene just as they did. Theye're well on there way, playing songs like Back on the Map, Whirlwind, Aviation, Sweat of Summer and the crowd favorite This Side of Nowhere, which incorporates up tempo grooves, great guitarleads and some deep lyrics that leave audiences yearning for more. The Past Times is going for a sound that is appealing to everyone, whether you listen to punk, emo, metal, or classical, these guys want to take over your ears and rock you.

The Band is currently working on more songs and expanding their faithful fan base before they hit the studio to record a full length album. Go to their Myspace page at www.myspace./thepasttimes and take a listen to a great band that is sure to make an impact on Louisville's local music scene. - James White


City_A_Blaze E.P.



The Past Times' name reflects the shrewdly perceptive lyrics, twisted with nostalgia, penned by songwriter and band frontman, Patrick Lyons. Lyons' schoolmates, Matt Fulks and Caleb Cook, soon joined him playing bass and keyboard (respectively) and contributed background vocals. The three devoted every moment they could squeeze out of their packed work and school schedules, to develolping their style. Influenced by bands like Kings of Leon, The Cars, The Strokes, Muse, and My Morning Jacket they scratched out several rough but spirited songs. They still needed a solid drummer, however, that could support their robust tone. The answer was found in Lyons’ older brother. Jonathan Lyons (who received his first drum set at age 3, a collection or cardboard cylinders emblazoned with "The Boss").

When the basement could no longer contain their muscular sound they decided to start playing around town. After acquiring an instant following they recorded the City_A_Blaze EP, which included band members’ favorites, This Side of Nowhere, City_A_Blaze, and Whirlwind. Recorded and mastered by Jonathan, the selected songs are an intermingling of insightful lyrics, sharp grooves, and soulful riffs.

This Side of Nowhere, one of the band’s earliest songs, was written shortly after the death of the Lyons’ grandfather, Charles Scott. Born and raised in Casey County, Kentucky Scott did not escape his hometown. The combination of salvaged materials from a dilapidated schoolhouse, combined with calloused hands and a hopeful heart formed the foundations of his home in rural Kentucky. The love for one’s hometown isn’t lost on The Past Times’ members. One would be hard pressed to find Louisvillians more charmed by their city's southern hospitality and artistry. Other songs like Back On The Map, which is about revitalizing Louisville's music scene, and Whirlwind, which describes a irrepressible passion for the city, fondly describe the place where all four bandmates were raised. This type of adornment for the past and appreciation of one's roots, reminiscent of childhood with the insight of early adulthood, is what makes The Past Times' creations both distinctive and compelling.