Posted in movies | music | tour dates on July 19, 2012

Shut Up and Play the Hits

If you missed the many "one night only" screenings of the LCD Soundsystem concert doc Shut Up and Play the Hits last night (7/18, did you go?), those in NYC still have a few more chances to see it. The Landmark Sunshine has 7PM and 10PM screenings on both July 25 and 26, unfortunately they're all sold out. However, Brooklyn Bowl will hold a screening on Friday, July 27 with the added bonus of LCD drummer Pat Mahoney DJing as well.

Doors are at 11:30PM with the screening starting at midnight boasting "full concert sound" which probably mean "really really loud" which is probably the optimal viewing experience. Tickets are on sale now. If you're wondering if this film is any good, here's what The AV Club had to say:

James Murphy didn't direct Shut Up And Play The Hits, the documentary about the last concert performed by his band, LCD Soundsystem, at Madison Square Garden in 2011. But the film is a product of his magpie record-collector's aesthetic. The idea to throw a big farewell bash with friends (including Arcade Fire and comedian-musician Reggie Watts) is cribbed from The Last Waltz. The film's elegiac, end-of-an-era tone comes from Woodstock. The framing device for Shut Up And Play The Hits--the ecstatic performance footage is cut with morning-after scenes of a pensive, bored-looking Murphy struggling to come to terms with what he's just done--is reminiscent of Gimme Shelter. The obvious difference is that there's a lot less at stake in Shut Up And Play The Hits: Nobody died at LCD Soundsystem's final show, apart from the group identity Murphy created a decade earlier.
Meanwhile, The Creators Project has put together four little documentaries featuring Aziz Ansari, Reggie Watts, bandmembers and others sharing memories of the LCD salad days, which you can check out below.

---

---

      

Comments (32)

lulz

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 5:20 PM

saw it last night. totally underwhelmed. felt like an nyu film student directed it. little to no story told.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 5:34 PM

ugh i'm totally gonna have to explain to my kids how this is all bullshit. talk about writing your own history.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 5:39 PM

5:34 nd 5:39 - what have you accomplished with your lives? I assume you both are employed nd have homes but what have you done that thousands of people have enjoyed? I honestly want to kno?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 5:43 PM

The best thing about LCD fans? They make big, easy targets for piss balloons and D-cell batteries.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 5:50 PM

isnt this coming out on dvd and blu-ray? why waste your money?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 5:54 PM

hittin' snooze

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:03 PM

5:43 is right, if you have not to this date made anything that thousands of people enjoy, you have no right to state an opinion on this unnecessary concert movie of a giant scalper ripoff of a concert.

It's going away soon, right? Like barely any more screenings left? Then everyone except EDM fans (where he can't stop DJing) can forget about James Murphy? He'll permanently become a 2nd tier DJ on some shitty EDM bill under Skrillex? Please?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:04 PM

The live scenes were filmed well but that's it. I don't know why I thought someone other than Mr. Murphy would actually speak in the movie. The live shots captured what looked like a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:18 PM

It was supposed to show for only 1 night. Now it's not special. Fvck

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:20 PM

LCD wasn't special...

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:21 PM

Farting is special...

Posted by Fart Report | July 19, 2012 6:21 PM

My ass is special....

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:25 PM

I just think LCD was "ok". I don't get the hype.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:26 PM

The movie was put together poorly. Amateur film making.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:34 PM

Nice shot of Murphy dropping one. That fat hack can fart!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:36 PM

well 5:43 I never stated a dislike for the band or rude comments against them or what they have done. The movie it self was not a good work of film nor did it deliver what it was supposed to. It felt very basic and rudimentary. It included video footage of an interview many people have already read and then showed james looking sad that the band broke ended. most of the songs just showed the full live video rather than using them to convey emotions visually.

I am sorry that you think I cannot provide an opinion such as that without first making a band capable of selling out the garden. If i had to guess I'm going to assume you were the kid crying at the end of the film because you appear to be easily emotionally moved.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:37 PM

too bad this film is rough

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 6:45 PM

Forget popcorn... This film pairs well with a robust hummus platter!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 7:01 PM

No black people will go see this film.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 7:18 PM

Would rather see the iPods play a set -- they have REAL diversity from song to song!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 7:20 PM

I saw it and it was only OK. The whole running joke about whether it is "Jim" or "James" Murphy was not funny to me. On the other hand, I am embarrassed to admit 7:20 actually made me laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 7:22 PM

LCD sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 9:18 PM

5:43 is a sycophant, and has a continually changing crush on baristas and PBRtenders

he is not sure exactly what he wants out of life, but he knows that whatever it is he chooses to do, he wants thousands of people look at him

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 10:09 PM

Popcorn and North American Scummy Bears

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 11:23 PM

tween wave

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 6:18 AM

just one more way to squeeze money out of fans.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 12:43 PM

I thought there would be a mention of Frohawk's cameo somewhere on this post.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 1:19 PM

^what does it entail?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 1:28 PM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges!

Posted by Clever | September 27, 2012 6:37 AM

I thought it was great.

Posted by jordon | July 26, 2013 3:47 PM

love it! very interesting topics, I hope the incoming comments and suggestion are equally positive. Thanks for sharing information that is actually helpful.

Posted by vue 8 | October 20, 2013 9:52 AM

Leave a Comment