Entries tagged with: Donnie and Joe Emerson
by Bill Pearis
Donnie & Joe Emerson's self-released 1979 album, Dreamin' Wild, got a moment in the spotlight last year when Light in the Attic reissued the record and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti covered their song "Baby," which ended up being the first single from Mature Themes. Made in a studio on the family farm, Dreamin' Wild has achieved outsider art status and if you've never heard it you can stream it via Spotify and check out a great short documentary on the Emersons below.
Since their album (the only one they ever made) got reissued, Donnie & Joe have played a few reunion shows, including one opening for Rodriguez in Seattle last year. But nothing really outside of the Pacific Northwest. We haven't heard of a full tour, but Donnie & Joe Emerson are playing Mercury Lounge on June 29 with "special guests." Tickets go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (5/8) and the regular on-sale happens Friday (5/10) at noon.
Album stream, video, and a flyer for the Mercury Lounge show below...
On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker - "Tim & Eric Awesome Show") is an aging hipster with unlimited options. He spends his days with like-minded friends ("Tim and Eric" co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a."Neil Hamburger") in aimless recreation and endless games of comic irreverence. Director Rick Alverson's provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.As previously mentioned, new comedy The Comedy also stars Matador-signed comedian Jeffrey Jensen, Will Sheff (of Okkervil River), and many more. You may have caught an early screening of the film over the summer (like at BAMcinemafest), but the flick officially opens this month in limited theaters thanks to Tribeca Film. Check out the full list of locations and dates, along with the trailer and another video clip, below.
Those in LA get a shot at seeing the movie as early as this Friday (11/9) at the Cinefamily where Tim Heidecker will be in person, as part of a Q&A. Can't make that one? The Q&A will also be streaming online.
The film opens in NYC next Friday (11/16) at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn. Heidecker and Alverson will be in attendance for evening Q&As on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17. Tickets are on sale.
You can see it earlier, though, and in Williamsburg where the film takes place. BrooklynVegan is proud to present a special FREE SCREENING of The Comedy at Knitting Factory THIS SUNDAY, November 11. No RSVP required. Doors are at 5 PM and the screening starts at 5:30, first come, first served. Hope to see you there (you can even take the L now if you have to).
You might also want to stick around at Knit after for a special three-year anniversary edition of Hannibal Buress' comedy show for which advance tickets are available and advised ("special guests"). Comedy after the Comedy (and P.S. you can also catch The Comedy actor Will Sheff as part of a Sandy benefit at Knitting Factory tonight)
The Comedy also has a soundtrack coming out next week on Jagjaguwar that includes tracks from Gayngs, Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic and Donnie & Joe Emerson to name a few. Full soundtrack listing is below.