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Brainiac doc screening in NYC; surviving bandmembers reuniting to play Dayton, OH premiere


Having just shown at SXSW, the Brainiac documentary Transmissions After Zero will get its NYC premiere at Alamo Drafthouse on April 11. Filmmakers Eric Mahoney and Ian Jacobs will be on hand for a Q&A after the film and tickets are on sale now.

After that, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero will screen in the band’s hometown of Dayton, OH on April 19 at Neon Movies. The next night (4/20) at Dayton’s The Brightside, Brianiac will play a special live show with Kate Wakefield (Lung) and Steve Schmoll joining the original line-up of Juan Monasterio, Tyler Trent and John Schmersal. Tickets are on sale.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

In the mid 90’s the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating worldwide buzz from the influential indie rock being produced there (The Breeders, Guided by Voices). Arguably the most innovative of them all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic frontmam man Tim Taylor. The band was opening for Beck and slated to sign a major label record deal when Taylor was tragically killed in a bizarre auto accident leaving his family and bandmates to pick up the pieces. Over the past two decades Brainiac’s music has gone on to influence the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, The National and countless others. This film explores the band’s music, legacy, massive influence on pop culture and how people survive and cope with the loss of loved ones.

You can watch the trailer for Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero below.

Surviving members of Brainiac reformed for a Brooklyn show in 2017.

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