1/07/2005

post-Parliament (and other "Major Music Stars") at some film festival

Here's some cutting-edge shit for you film people: (I don't know anything about the Slamdance Film Festival--or who Vanessa@slamdance is, for that matter--so I'm not going to make fun of anything--although, I understand it's some sort of alternative to Sundance) Anyhow, here's the cut/paste, sans witty commentary:
Los Angeles, CA--Slamdance Film Festival announced a major music line up today for their festival events in Park City, Utah, January 21-28, 2005. The Festival, which has long been known for its cutting edge, music driven parties and events, has secured both local and national acts to perform. The artists include several filmmakers whose work is in the festival, including Michael Franti whose film "I Know I Am Not Alone" is the Closing Night film.
There was a quote at this point from Guitar Player magazine about how vibrant and rewarding the music at this thing always is, but it was sort of boring. And I used to work for the publishing company the put out Guitar Player, so I think I've given those people enough of my energy.

The history of me shuffling paper around a desk aside, the festival will be screening a short documentary on Bernie Worrell called Stranger: Bernie Worrell On Earth, which I'm guessing will be pretty hot. Here's who's performing and when, with promocopy by Vanessa:
Jan 15: Purr Bats and JW Blackout will play after a showing of a selection of Slamdance 2005 shorts at Brewvies in Salt Lake City.

Jan 21 (608 Main), 9:30 PM: Elliott Sharp http://www.elliottsharp.com
Acoustic / electric set - Elliott Sharp is an amazing guitarist and composer (he won the Guitar Player magazine award for Best Guitarist). Elliott did the soundtrack for Slamdance 2005 Special Screening documentary COMMUNE.

Jan 22: The Rubes and The Apex Theory will play after a showing of the Slamdance 2005 Special Screening film MALE FANTASY at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. There will also be a special guest DJ playing.

Jan 23: Mike Doughty http://www.mikedoughty.com
Indie icon / musician / writer Mike Doughty will headline at Suede (in Park City) with an exclusive solo acoustic set in support of his ATO Records (My Morning Jacket, North Mississippi All Stars, David Gray, Ben Kweller) release Skittish / Rockity Roll. Mike is the former frontman of the slacker jazz rock band Soul Coughing, performing under the moniker M Doughty. Rockers The Apex Theory will do a performance visual art rock set as support. Live DJs throughout. Event starts at 8 PM.

Jan. 27: Michael Franti of Spearhead will play a solo show at the 608 Interchange in support of his film, the Slamdance 2005 Closing Night documentary, I KNOW I¹M NOT ALONE.

Jan 28: Prince Paul (Handsome Boy Modeling School, producer: De La Soul) will perform a live DJ set at Suede. Headlining will be hip hop / funk pioneers: Bernie Worrell (founding member of P-Funk, subject of Slamdance 2005 documentary short, STRANGER: BERNIE WORRELL ON EARTH), Will Calhoun (world class drummer, credits include Living Color, BB King, Wayne Shorter), & bassist Doug Wimbish (resident bassist for Sugar Hill Records, Bronx, NY). and

Jan 29: Modern Soul Movement and Starmy will play after a showing of the Slamdance 2005 Narrative Competition film, PHIL THE ALIEN, at Brewvies in Salt Lake City.
And most importantly, here are those corporate sponsors:
The Slamdance Film Festival Presenting Sponsors are Kodak and BAWLS Guarana. Fox21 and Continental Airlines are year-round Presenting Sponsors. Major Sponsors include NC Soft, Modern Digital, Crest National, the Director¹s Guild of America, Digital Film Group, DigiScreen and the Maryland Film Office. Official Sponsors include Corazon Tequila, Dr. Martens, Dos Equis, Salt Lake City Weekly, X Mission, Different by Design, HD Cinema, ASCAP, Alpha Cine, Screen International, X96 and TimBuk2. Venue sponsors are Suede and the Wilshire Grand, while media sponsors include Activision, Be Seen Communications, Penny-Arcade.com, KJQ and SLUG Magazine.

1 Comments:

Blogger Yasir said...

The Prince Paul party should be a riot!

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