So my buddy Eric and I have decided to start screening movies over at the Metro Gallery occasionally. Just a low-key, free night where we will set up a big screen and let a program play. The bar will be open, the air-conditioning will be on, and we'll have free popcorn as well. What better way to spend this Sunday? Doors open at 7pm, with a program of shorts starting immediately. At 7:30pm the first movie begins, which is Sound of Noise, a 2010 Swedish-French film about a bunch of criminal musicians that hold a city hostage with their musical capers. You may have caught its domestic premier earlier this year, but either way it is a great movie. Around 9:15 we'll watch another 45 minutes of shorts, and at 10pm we'll watch Brian Trenchard-Smith's 1982 classic excursion in gore, Turkey Shoot. If you liked the Hunger Games, you will at least see some similarities and wonder where all the CG is. Catch the trailers below, and watch the movies at the Metro Gallery this Sunday, June 3rd!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Singer/songwriter Justin Trawick has been hosting an event called "The Nine" for a couple of years now, and it has been showcasing local musicians in various areas. The format is sort of a round-robin of performers, with a round of two songs each, followed by another round of a single song each. I recorded The Nine last time they were in Baltimore on March 4th at the Metro Gallery and have posted the audio below. The groupings are by artist rather than by round, with the last song of each grouping being from the last round. The musicians featured were Garrett Anderson, Heather Audrey Lloyd, Jason Ager, Leify Green, Matt Boyer, Skribe, Swamp Candy, Tim Kaye and Justin Trawick. The Nine returns to the Metro Gallery this Wednesday the 23rd.
Posted by Guy at 3:58 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The new video by Phil Davis for the Spinto Band's "Just a Living Thing" has just become the best video out of Baltimore this year thus far, and I doubt it'll be topped. This animation is so solid, the song so infectious and the marriage so perfect that it is a delight to the senses. It just premiered on NPR's All Song's Considered, and you can watch it below.
Posted by Guy at 11:05 PM
So Ed Schrader's Music Beat premiered a few new songs on their latest tour, and Tom Kesller caught a few on tape. Posted below are three of the new tracks; "Tin Roof", "Radio Eyes" and "Right". The first couple were recorded at a show in Morgantown, West Virginia in February. Right is from the record release party for Jazz Mind, ESMB's new album, last month at the Floristree. My personal favorite is Radio Eyes, which is one of their most driven-to-insanity rants to date.
Posted by Guy at 9:39 AM
Friday, May 4, 2012
Metro Gallery. It is called Videopolis, and we happen to be across from the Maryland Film Festival as well, so there's lots of film and video stuff to check out in this area. The opening today is at 6pm, and we'll be open tomorrow from 10am on for viewing the installation show, with performances at 8pm. As always, everything in Videopolis is free.
Posted by Guy at 11:36 AM