Friday, 14 May 2010
THREE ON SUNDAY
After an early evening show at Dan's on Sunday, May 16th, I'll be showing some videos for y'all.
Nasty animation, depression-era music newsreels, and NYC No Wave.
Starts at 10:30PM, and is free.
Please spread the word if you think you know of anyone who may be interested.
THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD (EPISODE 16)
Phil Mulloy, 1994 (3 min. 20 sec.)
“One of animation’s most prurient, dark and mischievous masters, multi-award-winning animator Phil Mulloy stands as an antidote to all that is kitsch and sentimental. Using simple brush pens and ink, Mulloy's works are witty and acerbic fables, loaded with graphic images of sex and violence that are both perceptive comments on human nature and challenges to contemporary values.”
TIMES AIN’T LIKE THEY USED TO BE (EARLY AMERICAN RURAL & POPULAR MUSIC)
Various sources, 1928 - 1935 (70 min.)
“In the early days of sound film, newsreel cameras captured the sights and sounds of everyday life in America, including its music. Musicians were filmed where they lived and played, captured by roving newsreel crews on street corners and front porches, at country dances and summer resorts in nightclubs, and broadcasting from churches and radio stations...” Fascinating rare footage of legendary figures in early American music: Jimmie Rodgers, Whistler's Jug Band, Bob Wills, Jack Johnson's Jazz Band, Bascom Lamar Lunceford and many more.
135 GRAND STREET NEW YORK 1979
Ericka Beckman, 1979 (60 min.)
“135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 is a unique film capturing both the aural and visual aesthetics of New York’s No Wave scene in its ascendant. Punk rock and non-musicianship fight it out with art world attitude. Garage band line-ups in varying degrees of musical destruction sit alongside post-everything poetry and experimental noise terrorists...” Featuring performances by Theoretical Girls, UT, A Band, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Steve Piccolo, Jill Kroesen, Glenn Branca, Evan Lurie, and Wharton Tiers.