Clay Pigeon will be seen in an upcoming Rachel Shuman documentary called The Fall. In the film, Clay interviews people in New York City prior to the Presidential Election of 2008. The Pidge also makes an appearance in Bending All the Rules made in 2001 (avail on Netflix). The cast includes Bradley Cooper (Hangover II) and Colleen Porch (Transformers), and in the film Clay reprises a character he played in Tampa Clubs called DJ Super K, a superhero DJ (image, right). You can see a clip, sadly without Clay, here.
Fri Aug 5th: My Castle of Quiet Movie Night #2 with William Berger, Don Sigal of Opposite Records, and Richard of NVT at the Nyack Village Theater, 94 Main Street, Nyack, NY. The films will be Bug, William (Exorcist) Friedkin's last film. It's a brilliant treatise on the horrors of the mind. And Haute Tension (directed by Alexandre AJa), a brutal and merciless killer is roaming the French countryside - or is he? The original better French version (subtitled).
Benjamen Walker is doing a new podcast series for The Guardian. In the first episode, Walker and guests discuss the communication theorist Marshall McLuhan and his most famous line. Hear it here.
Sat Aug 13th: Diane Kamikaze's original works and custom light switch/electrical plates will be available for show and sale at the Kearny Art Show and Flea Market which will be held at the Kearny Irish Club, 95 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ. The show features several local artists and the admission is free. Starts at 9pm.
Sun Aug 22nd: If you are in the San Diego area come see Gaylord Fields poolside at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Hanalei) spinning vinyl both Tijuana-ish and brassy from noon to 2pm as part of the Tiki Oasis 11 festivities. This year's theme is Polynesian meets Mexico, to which we shout "O-lei! More details can be found here.
Wed Aug 20th & Thurs Aug 21st: Antique Phonograph DJ MAC will be spinning 78s as part of The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Govenor's Island. Don your gayest (as in gay 90's) period apparel for Charleston, Lindy and swinging tunes all day!
WFMU Music Director Brian Turner has been involved in a few musical endeavors: playing guitar on Hamish Kilgour's contribution of "Frogs" on Stitched Up: The Songs of Toy Love Revisited (Burning Sky Records), a tribute to Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate pre-Tall Dwarfs NZ punk band. Brian's also in the Mad Scene w/Hamish, his wife Lisa, Katie Gentile, Gary Olson of Ladybug Transistor and Georgia Hubley from Yo La Tengo, finishing up a full-length LP with Pete Kember/Sonic Boom producing. And BT says Äss, the last word in damaged classic rock-inspired covers band, plays their first show in 11 years at Rad Town in Bed-Stuy August 14th. He just played there with WFMU's Jason Sigal, Dylan Going and ex-Surprisers singer Abe in a one-off Fleetwood Mac-via-Pussy Galore tribute band called TinniTusk.
The Doors of Perspection, a collection of short films by Vicki Bennett/People Like Us will be at the Vitrine Gallery, Bermondsey Square London SE1, UK through September 4th. The works are created using a unique technique developed by Bennett to expand film scenes beyond their conventional screen ratio. The finished results reveal beautiful panoramic views of the background landscapes as captured by the panning camera, effectively allowing film scenes to be seen as never before. See this for more information about the show.
Tom Scharpling's The Best Show on WFMU was named as one of the staff picks on the OnTheMedia blog.
Every Sunday, Dave the Spazz spins rock & roll records at Union Pool starting at 10pm (484 Union Ave at Meeker in Williamsburg Brooklyn) FREE.
Every Wednesday, Mr. Fine Wine spins soul 45s at Botanica (47 East Houston St.) 10 till late, free.
Laura Cantrell has three shows in August:
Thurs Aug 4th: at 3rd and Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave. S, Nashville, TN. Chris Scruggs will open at 7pm and Laura is scheduled for 7:45 pm.
Fri Aug 5th: at the Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia at 8pm.
Sun Aug 7th: in Knoxville, TN at Relix Variety Theater, 1208 North Central Street at 8pm ($10).