Up first will be a screening of "Stone" on Friday August 13th at 8:45 which is being co-presented by Finders Keepers and Other Music. Shot in 1974 "Stone" has been described as "the second best Australian biker movie of all time" and is perhaps best known here in the states for its avant-pop / funk-rock soundtrack which was unearthed and re-released by the ever-dependable Finders Keepers label. Andy Votel will be dj'ing before the screening and afterward both Finders Keepers and our own Brian Turner will be on the decks for a party with free drinks. Tickets will run $12.
On Monday August 16th at 8:30 we are very excited to announce a collaboration with UbuWeb featuring live sets by Growing and Blues Control. Founded in 1996 by WFMU DJ / Poet Kenny G (and originally hosted here at WFMU), Ubuweb is arguably the net's foremost library of the avant garde. Join Kenny as he screens some of his favorite selections from Ubu's vast film library into freeform sets that will serve as backdrops for two of WFMU's favorite bands.
Growing, whose recent album "Pumps" on Vice Records has been in heavy rotation here for the past few months, have been coaxing a pretty impressive array of syncopated drones from (mostly) a single guitar and bass for some time. Last year Sadie Laska joined Joe Denardo + Kevin Doria adding vocals, samplers and keys to further broaden an already dense sonic pallet.
Philly based Blues Control, once described by the fine people at Holy Mountain as the missing link between Van Halen and Henry Flint sound like neither. Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse deconstruct psychedelia to its bare essentials weaving tape loops with processed keyboards (and sometimes quite heavy guitars) into a minimalism that can at times recall the likes of Ash Ra Temple.
Tickets for UbuWeb Mix are $15 and will include fmu dj action and free drinks after the show.
Tickets for both events go on sale later today on the Film Society at Lincoln Center website.