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The Comedy

Rick Alverson's new film, The Comedy, which stars Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, James Murphy, Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger), which we presented a screening of in NYC is opening in Austin theatres tonight (11/30) at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Rick Alverson and Tim Heidecker will be there in person at the 10 PM screening. Tickets for that screening are available, but we're also giving away a pair. Additionally, we're giving a signed copy of the soundtrack on vinyl, which features Bill Fay, William Basinski, Gardens & Villa, Gayngs, and more. The soundtrack tracklist and contest details are below.

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by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Har Mar Superstar takes a rest mid-set @ Mohawk on 2/15
Har Mar Superstar @ Mohawk - 2/15/2012

3 weeks down, 1 night to go for Har Mar Superstar's February Residency at Mohawk (he's been in Austin recording his next album minus a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras). On 2/15 Har Mar played with residency mates Marijuana Deathsquads and a new opener Geoff Millions. Har Mar dug deep for this performance (as seen in the 4th to last pic). Pictures are in this post from that show.

Tonight (2/24) is the the fourth and last week of his residency, and the show moves from the inside stage to the outside. Along with that switch, Poliça (pronounced po-lisa) will be joining in the fun as special guest headliner - as well as Total Fucking Blood. As of this week, there are also two new viewing tiers for the outside stage (a result of the new construction to add 150-200 to the capacity)

Poliça features Channy Leaneagh (née Casselle), who has performed with Har Mar before as part of Gayngs, in addition to being a member of (now broken up) Minneaoplis faves Roma di Luna.

From SXSW's listing for Poliça's March 15th South-By show @ IFC/Vice:

POLIÇA began as a collaboration between fellow Gayngs' members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson in June of 2011. By July they had completed 11 songs, made the key additions of drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bass player Chris Bierdan, and headed to the studio. After Mike Noyce (Bon Iver) lent his voice on Lay Your Cards Out and Wandering Star, the record was brought to Austin, TX to be mixed with Jim Eno (Spoon). In a few days, the LP was completed and the band Poliça was formed. On stage, the original beats composed by Olson play amongst Channy's passionate vocals & an intense rhythm section, that lead to a description somewhere in the area of electro-r&b goth-pop.
Polica is also playing a show at Hotel Vegan this year (more on that later).

The residency will definitely end on a high note (no pun intended - what with MJ Deathsquads and all). Ticket's are still available - get them while they last. Oh, and with the 30 degree temperature drop today (down to 41F tonight), and the high winds - dress warmly!

Pictures from the 2/15 show (as well as some of the beginning construction at Mohawk) below...

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MD & Har Mar

Ryan Olson of Gayngs' other group Marijuana Deathsquads released their debut album Crazy Master in November. The whole thing can be streamed or purchased at their Bandcamp. For even more check out their session at Daytrotter.

Marijuana Deathsquads and sometimes Gayngs member/Deathsquads collaborator and fellow Minneapolis resident Har Mar Superstar, like they did in NYC, will take up residency in Austin. The four Austin shows take place at the Mohawk every Wednesday in February, culminating on February 24th with special guest Minneapolis headliner Polica whose frontwoman Channy is also in Gayngs. Har Mar promises a bonafide dance party each week.

The dates & full lineup each week:

Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads

Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads

FEBRURARY 15, 2012
Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads
Geoff Millions (of Fresh Millions)

FEBRURARY 24, 2012 (outside stage)
Har Mar Superstar
Marijuana Deathsquads

The residency poster is below.

Polica's debut album Give You the Ghost is out February 14 via Totally Gross National Project. Get a free track from that LP now at HobNob Wines' Facebook page.

Speaking of Gayngs members, look for Bon Iver on SNL on 2/4.

The Mohawk poster, all Har Mar Superstar tour dates, and the new video by Minneapolis rap group Doomtree, that Har Mar stars in, below...

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