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by Bill Pearis

It is like a finger pointing a way to the moon...

Bruce Lee's endlessly influential and eternally cool kung-fu classic, Enter the Dragon, is 40 years old this year. If you've never seen it (or heard Lalo Schifrin's amazing score), you can rectify this on the big screen as BAM Rose Cinemas will be showing a new DCP restoration of the film from August 30 -- September 5. Tickets are on sale now.

In addition to Enter the Dragon, BAM will have a mini film festival with five flicks that show off wing chun, the legendary kung fu style: 2008's Ip Man (about the wing chun master who taught Bruce Lee) on August 29; Bruce Lee's 1972 film Way of the Dragon (co-starring Chuck Norris) on August 31; Sammo Hung's very funny 1978 film Enter the Fat Dragon on September 1; Sammo Hung's other ode to wing chun, The Prodigal Son, on September 2; and the Shaw Brothers' 1978 film Invincible Shaolin (with its near endless string of insane training sequences) on September 3.

In related news, The Grandmaster -- Wong Kar Wai's biopic about Ip Man starring Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang that is unlike anything the director has ever done before -- gets its American release on August 23. It's showing this weekend, though, at the Museum of the Moving Image on Saturday (8/10, 8 PM) with a post-screening Q&A with Wong Kar Wai. Sold out, though stand-by tickets may be available before the screening.

Trailers for all the films mentioned in this post are below.

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by Andrew Sacher


Back in May, drill & bass master Squarepusher announced a North American tour which included a TBA NYC show set to happen on October 30. Well it turns out the NYC show will actually be on November 1 and it happens at Terminal 5 with a great list of openers; Bonobo (DJ), Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/29) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (6/27) at noon. All Squarepusher dates are listed below.

Squarepusher released his new album, Ufabulum, in May and it's a pretty solid one. It opens with "4001," which is just about the only song that sounds like classic Squarepusher, and is then followed by, "Unreal Square," which brings in a bit of brostep bass wobble. The rest of the album sees Squarepusher diving into nutty jazz fusion and unstoppable breakbeats. You can stream three of its tracks below.

Speaking of Mount Kimbie, they've signed to Warp, the label which Squarepusher also calls home, and currently at work on their second album which will be released on the label. The Terminal 5 show appears to be their only announced North American date at the moment.

Holy Fuck and Bonobo will be in NY even sooner for Camp Bisco, which goes down from July 12-14 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. They'll be joining a lineup which includes Tycho, Simian Mobile Disco, Skrillex, Amon Tobin ISAM, Big Boi, Crystal Castles, Yacht, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Shigeto, FaltyDL, Thundercat, and more. Tickets for the festival are still available. The full lineup is listed below.

In related news, You can also catch Holy Fuck frontman Brian Borcherdt in NYC right after Bisco with his new project, Dusted, who play Glasslands on July 15. Tickets for that show are still available.

A list of all dates and song streams below...

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