Posted in Contests | music on August 24, 2010

Mogwai

"When Mogwai asked me to shoot a live film with them, it was supposed to happen in Japan. Finally, it had to be in Brooklyn, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, over 3 nights. Yeah, a bit less exciting, but hey it wasn't really the point. The point was: how to film Mogwai? How to take up the challenge of filming, not only a band on stage (i already expressed many times my lack of interest for the exercice), but MOGWAI!?
Who ever saw Mogwai? a band you would feel more than see - i spent most of their shows eyes closed. How to add images to their sounds, and why?
I asked old pal Nathanael Le Scouarnec to work with me on this. He did most of the edit on the film, and i have to say it's a mindblowing work. The combination of its edit skills and a cherished b/w aesthetic, makes Burning, a 50 minutes experience hopefully reaching towards abstraction at some point. Ah but, it's a film you have to see on a BIG screen with a BIG sound, deal?" - [Vincent Moon, Burning's director]
Mogwai releases their new live DVD document Burning and LP Special Moves TODAY in DVD, downloadable video, CD, and LP packages (order them). For those of you who enjoy your film-going experience en masse, the band is screening the film at multiple outlets over the coming months including the newly added 9/11 showing at the Met, and TONIGHT (8/24) at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets).

Want to go to MHOW tonight? We have two pairs of tickets available for giveaway. Details on how to win, with videos and UK tour dates, below...

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Mogwai "Burning" - Jim Morrison

Mogwai - "Scotland Shame"

Mogwai "Burning" Teaser #2 - "Batcat"

Mogwai "Burning" Teaser #3

Burning SCREENINGS - 2010 DATES
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque
Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
Aug 27 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre
Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 29 - Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater
Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater
Sept 11 - New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex
Sept 14 10:30 pm EDT - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground
Sept 14 11:55 pm EDT - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground
Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

MOGWAI - 2010 TOUR DATES
17.02.11 Bournemouth O2 Academy
18.02.11 Cardiff University
19.02.11 Bristol O2 Academy
20.02.11 Leeds O2 Academy
21.02.11 Edinburgh Picture House tickets via Tickets Scotland here
23.02.11 The Regal, Oxford
24.02.11 Birmingham Institute tickets via ATP here
25.02.11 Brixton O2 Academy tickets via ATP here
26.02.11 Manchester Academy tickets via ATP here
27.02.11 The Sage Gateshead

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Want a free pair of tickets to Burning at MHOW? Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: "What is this Burning in my eyes?"). Include your first and last name. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted ASAP.

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Comments (15)

I was at one of the nights when they closed the show with My Father, My King. Amazing show, but damn, that's the last time I don't bring earplugs to Mogwai. I was having auditory hallucinations on the way home. Ears weren't the same for like 3 days.

Posted by panopticon | August 24, 2010 2:50 PM

^pussy^

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 2:55 PM

Anon 2:55pm = Hipster

Go listen to your hipster garbage music or Lady Gaga or whoever you listen to.

Yea Mogwai isn't loud live....

YOU'RE AN IDIOT.

Go see them and tell me you're not deaf the next day.

Posted by Anon | August 24, 2010 3:09 PM

@ 2:50 - After countless concerts, I bring my earplugs to EVERY show now. I might not have to use them but at least the option is there. Just a good habit to get into. And yes, 2:55 is a moron!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 3:11 PM

the last three sets of the final day of ATP in 2008 were Mogwai, Dinosaur Jr, and My Bloody Valentine.

talk about ear damage

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 3:36 PM

People care about Mogwai?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 3:57 PM

more than people care about you, 3:57

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 3:59 PM

i have seen mogwai multiple times in multiple cities over the past 10-12 years, and their 3 night stand at the music hall of williamsburg was the best i've ever seen them play and sound.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 4:09 PM

does anyone have any earplug recommendations? whether it's disposable or custom molded from a practitioner that doesn't cost the earth.

not interesting in sticking hummus in my ears, so let's get that out of the way.

Posted by luke | August 24, 2010 4:51 PM

409, do you think this latest offering would make a good stocking stuffer?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 5:00 PM

best ear plugs i have used are the ER-20s from etymotic. they run about $12 or so a pair, and sound much better than those yellow foam ones.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 5:05 PM

www.earlove.net for good affordable earplugs. stylish too. purple ones good.

Posted by Tumbleweed | August 24, 2010 5:37 PM

i second etymotic. i use the blue, smaller size ones they fit better than the white ones. GET THEM.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2010 7:31 PM

Third on the etymotic - amazon sell them as well as j&r. Don't leave home without em!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 1:01 AM

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Posted by Mark Lewis | September 16, 2010 3:31 PM

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