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June 25, 2013
Last summer, Detroit protopunk outfit Death were given the documentary treatment by Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett. Their film, A Band Called Death, then screened at SXSW 2013, where the group also performed at a BrooklynVegan day party. A Band Called Death has since seen a digital release and will make its way to select movie theaters across the United States on Friday, June 28. In Chicago, that means you'll be able to catch the film at the Music Box. The theater currently have three-screenings listed - June 28 at 4PM, June 29 at 8PM, and July 2 at 9:45PM - and maybe more will be added soon. Advance tickets are on sale now.
In celebration of the film's limited release, we're also giving away a Death t-shirt. It's modeled after the ones the band made in the '70s, and you can see a picture of the updated version at the bottom of this post.
All screening dates, a trailer for the film, contest details, and a picture of the t-shirt are below...
May 28, 2013
If We Shout Loud Enough follows Baltimore DIY greats Double Dagger as they complete their farewell tour and final album. The film was released alongside that final album, 333, by longtime label Thrill Jockey Records. If We Shout Loud Enough will be making its Chicago premiere at Galerie F on June 12. The screening will be followed by performances from Doug McCombs, Pearls, and Small Sur, and advance tickets are on-sale now.
Double Dagger played their final Chicago show at Treasure Town (RIP) on October 15 of 2011. You can check out some footage from that performance (courtesy of our friends at Gonzo Chicago), an official film trailer, and a list of all upcoming screenings below...
April 24, 2013
The xx @ Congress Theater, October 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
The xx are beginning to announce some fall U.S. tour dates. They'll be touring throughout North America this summer with Hundred Waters and Grizzly Bear, and then will return stateside in September. The band's initial run of dates includes a performance at the massive Aragon Ballroom on September 26. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (4/27) at 10AM CST.
Today, they've shared a new song, called "Together," which will appear on the Jay Z-helmed soundtrack for the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Take a listen to the new song and check out their full North American tour schedule below...
April 12, 2013
Bill Callahan @ BCoPA in 2011 (more by John Yingling)
Bill Callahan has announced that he'll be embarking on his first U.S. tour since the summer of 2011 next month. That tour features support from Flat Foot, and includes a performance at the Garfield Park Conservatory on May 6. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now. If you can't wait that long to get your Bill Callahan fix, Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film will be making its Chicago debut when it screens at The Society for the Arts next Friday, April 19. The film is "a collection of live performances and a glimpse of the road from Bill Callahan's American leg of the 2011 Apocalypse tour." Advance tickets for the screening are also on sale now.
All Bill Callahan dates and a couple of clips from the tour documentary are below...
April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert loved movies.Legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away today (Thursday, April 4) at 70-years-old after a long battle with cancer.
Except for those he hated.
For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers.
"No good film is too long," he once wrote, a sentiment he felt strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. "No bad movie is short enough." [Chicago Sun-Times]
March 5, 2013
Rodriguez @ Bowery Ballroom, December 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Searching for Sugar Man subject Rodríguez is set to embark on a huge international tour later this month. That tour, which includes performances at Coachella, Primavera Sound, Glastonbury, and more, has been expanded to include a show at the Arie Crown Theater on May 17. Tickets for the Chicago show on sale this Friday (3/8) at noon CST.
All Rodriguez dates are listed below...
February 27, 2013
Nick Offerman in Somebody Up There Likes Me
Nick Offerman, who was just recently interviewed by BrooklynVegan's Klaus Kinski, stars in a new film called Somebody Up There Likes Me. Offerman also produced the film, which "is a quirky comedy about the charmed life of one Max Youngman (Keith Poulson), who appears to be blessed with a dry sense of irony, accidental good fortune, and eternal youth. Over a period of three plus decades, Max, his best friend Sal (Nick Offerman) and his second wife Lyla (Jess Weixler) stumble through infidelities, divorce, therapy, and poverty in a breezy series of surreal jumps forward in time."
Somebody Up There Likes Me opens at The Music Box Theatre on Friday, March 8th, and runs through at least Thursday, March 14th. Offerman will be present for two screenings on Saturday, March 9, and advance tickets are on sale now. Additional screenings (without Offerman in attendance) will be announced.
Check out a trailer for Somebody Up There Likes Me below...
February 19, 2013
Glen Hansard @ Pritzker Pavilion, June 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Glen Hansard welcomed his debut solo album, Rhythm and Repose, in June of 2012 via Anti- Records. The singer-songwriter did a bit of touring in support of the album last summer, and he's beginning to reveal some U.S. tour dates for this coming June. One of Glen's few announced dates is a performance at Metro on June 9. Tickets go on sale this Friday (2/22) at noon CST. All dates are listed below.
In related news, Glen's band The Frames are the subject of a new documentary, titled In The Deep Shade, which should be released soon. (It was screened this past weekend at the Dublin International Film Festival.) The film was shot by Conor Masterson on their 2010 20th anniversary tour, and you can check out a couple of trailers below.
All known Glen Hansard tour dates and trailers for The Frames' In The Deep Shade are below...
January 3, 2013
Common @ Central Park Summerstage in 2010 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Common was a guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, mostly to chat about his new movie, LUV (out January 18). Fallon also got him talking about music, and Common shared that he'll be releasing an EP with the film, his first-ever mixtape, and a new album (due out in September)(via Fake Shore Drive). The Chicago-based entertainer also has a few more films coming out in 2013; it's quite the packed schedule. Stay tuned for more information on new Common music.
Footage of his chat with Jimmy Fallon and a trailer for LUV can be found below...
December 31, 2012
On Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 8PM, Hopscotch Cinema will be presenting "Sprocket Hole/Speaker Box: The Music-About-Film & Film-About-Music Show" at The Hideout in Chicago. The evening will be a mix of film and music forms interacting and informing each other. Film artist and professor Lori Felker will be presenting a projector performance that uses the plastic forms of the film strip and the mechanical processes of projection to create a "musical" performance. Film artist and acclaimed cellist Tatsu Aoki will be providing a musical accompaniment to Tony Conrad's classic experimental film "Film Feedback." Local film critics Edward Crouse (Village Voice, Film Comment) and Ben Sachs (Chicago Reader, Cine-File) will be performing a selection of pop songs about films and film directors under the name Farewell Scarlet. Finally, a selection of four 16mm short films from the seminal art rock band The Residents will also be screened.Tickets for this one of a kind show are on sale now. Watch Lori Felker give a short lecture // demonstration on how she makes music with film below...