Rooftop Films returns in ’09 – Cymbals Eat Guitars play first
by Andrew Frisicano
O’Death @ Automotive High School (more by Chris La Putt)
The Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series returns for our 13th season, screening every weekend from May 15 – September 20. This summer, Rooftop will host more than 40 unique outdoor events, featuring programs of new, independently produced films from around the world paired with New York’s best and brightest musical acts. [press release]
Rooftop Films kicks off its summer of music + films with a program entitled This is What We Mean By Short Films on Friday, May 15th on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop (350 Grand St) in Manhattan. On hand for the opening will be the band Cymbals Eat Guitars. Tickets are on sale.
Last summer, Rooftop started off June 6th with a program at Open Road Rooftop that featured now-defunct Brooklyn band Dirty on Purpose. Other program highlights (on the music side) from 2008 included Phosphorescent, O’Death (photo above), Deer Tick and others.
Cymbals Eat Guitars’ first show since the cancellations will be the Rooftop Films event. Also coming up for the band is a Sunday, May 17th show at Glasslands, an opening spot for White Rabbits at the Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, May 21st, and a show at Southpaw on Wednesday, May 27th. Tickets for the White Rabbits show are still on sale.
Full Cymbals Eat Guitars message and tour dates, plus details on the Rooftop Films opening, with a video of Rooftop’s ’08 Animation Block Party featuring Plushgun, below…
Rooftop Films Opening Night Party
Friday, May 15th, 2009, 8pm
$9 ALL AGES
Rooftop Films Opening Night Party: This is What We Mean By Short Films with Musical Guests Cymbals Eat Guitars
Rooftop Films is back and we’re starting the summer early. The Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series kicks off on Friday, May 15th. Head to the Lower East Side and follow the crowds up to the Open Road Rooftop Project to see extraordinary live music performances and amazing films under the warming sky, framed on all sides by the greatest cityscape in the world.
The Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series returns for our 13th season, screening every weekend from May 15 -September 20. This summer, Rooftop will host more than 40 unique outdoor events, featuring programs of new, independently produced films from around the world paired with New York’s best and brightest musical acts. We’ll be in more than a dozen spectacular outdoor locations around New York City and anticipate over 25,000 attendees throughout the summer.
On Friday, May 15 the Rooftop Films Summer Series opens with the shorts program, “This is What We Mean by Short Films” at the Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School (Lower East Side). These are the movies that define the short film as a genre–quickly clever but profoundly rich, packed with hard-hitting humor and long-lasting poignancy.
Before the films, Sound Fix presents Cymbals Eat Guitars. The Staten Island rockers have been getting a lot of attention for their first self-released album Why There Are Mountains and were just named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork (Read the REVIEW). And after the films, everyone in attendance is invited to the Rooftop Films after party at Fontana’s where we will be serving complimentary Radeberger Pilsner until 1 AM and hanging out with the filmmakers and the band.
Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by Cymbals Eat Guitars .
11:30PM – 1:00AM: Open Bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St), courtesy of Radeberger beer
Tickets: $9 at the door or online at going.com
Animation Block Party Opening Night 2008 at Rooftop Films featuring Plushgun’s “Just Impolite.”
Thursday, April 16, 2009: Cancelled Shows
Our dear friend and bandmate Dan Baer has recently been admitted to the hospital with a potentially life threatening condition. As a result we’ve decided to cancel the shows we have scheduled through Sunday April 19th, in order to be by Dan’s side. We will keep you posted as we know more. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Cymbals Eat Guitars – 2009 Tour Dates
May 08 Cameo Brooklyn, New York #
May 09 Santos Party House New York, New York #
May 15 New York, New York Sound Fix presents Rooftop Films Open Road Project
May 17 Glasslands Brooklyn, New York w/ George Lewis and Title Tracks
May 21 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York w/ White Rabbits
May 22 Middle East(Downstairs) Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 27 Southpaw Brooklyn, New York
May 28 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC w/ Title Tracks
May 29 Metro Gallery Baltimore, Maryland w/ Title Tracks
Jun 05 Reward Philadelphia, Pennsylvania