Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ahhh, Athens in the spring

I know it's been awhile and I've been slacking a little bit on the marketing front but, good news everyone- we have some new marketing interns so expect me to be whipped into shape in now time.

In the mean time- Seems to be a film heavy April so, have at it!

Bears on Film: Fugazi "Instrument"

Thursday, April 9, 2009- 7:30 PM

Aquabear Legion is hosting a screening of Fugazi's "Instrument" DVD at ARTS/West.

$2 suggested donation
*cover space, anything extra benefits Aquabear Legion

A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C band Fugazi, the project covers the ten-year period from the band's inception in 1987 to 1997. Far from a traditional documentary, the project is a musical document: a portrait of musicians at work.

The film takes its title from the Fugazi song of the same name, from their 1993 album, In on the Kill Taker. Editing of the film was done by both Cohen and the members of the band over the course of five years. It was shot from 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm and video and is composed mainly of footage of concerts, interviews with the band members, practices, tours and time spent in the studio recording their 1995 album, Red Medicine. [3] The film also includes portraits of fans as well as interviews with them at various Fugazi shows around the United States throughout the years. The Instrument Soundtrack by Fugazi was released in conjunction with the film.

Wilco-"Ashes of American Flags"

Thursday, April 16, 2009- 7:30 PM

WOUB 1340 AM and ARTS/West in conjunction with Haffa's Records and the Aquabear Legion are proud to present an advance screening of "Ashes of American Flags", a new film presenting Wilco live in concert during their 2008 tour. Culled from concerts in five quintessentially American venues - Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Tipitina's in New Orleans, The Mobile Civic Center, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.- the film captures the energy, poignancy and musicality of a Wilco concert and tour.
"Ashes of American Flags" is a Trixie production in association with Nonesuch Records and dBpm, Inc. Shot in HD and directed and produced by Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Christoph Green, it intersperses interviews with band members and day-in-the-life footage as the band travels across the U.S. The DVD will be available at independent record stores on April 18, in celebration of Record Store Day. The film will be available from all other retailers on April 28.

Bread and Puppets Lubberland National Dance Company
"27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances"
One Night Only:
Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM!

Following the enthusiasm for The Bread and Puppet Theater's 7 Election Campaign Celebration Dances in September, 2008, ARTS/West once again opens their doors to Peter Schumann's landmark performance project, The Lubberland National Dance Company. Lubberland National Dance Company.

Money pretends to be everybody's good uncle but clearly is neither uncle nor good. It lures junior citizens into its university and then grinds them up in its wage slavery mill. You give it a finger and it grabs you, body and soul, until you flee to Lubberland and fight it with all the available garbage weaponry of the money civilization.

In these dances, the money-deficient dancers of Lubberland will employ Karl Marx to put the dirt-cheap aspects of money into timely perspective.

Working on the theory that "more is more," the Lubberlanders invite volunteer performers to join them in the performances. Rehearsal and performance schedule TBA.