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Thursday at the Wex: Califone

MP3: Funeral Singers

Not only will Chicago’s Califone perform a rock set at the Wexner Center this Thursday (8/26), they’ll also provide the live soundtrack to a screening of singer Tim Rutili’s film All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (trailer above). Apparently the film is about a fortune teller named Zel who lives in a house full of ghosts. The band will play a carefully timed, 90-minute set under dim light. I keep coming back to the dense, spooky album of the same name, so I’m pretty excited to see how all this unfolds live alongside the film. And I’m hoping for a rock set heavy on Roots and Crowns material… Tickets $14 here.

Video for “Funeral Singers” after the jump. Continue reading

Tomorrow’s Film @ Wex: Brent Green feature

If you follow the obscure and endearingly dark face of film, you may already know who Brent Green is. It’s also possible that you’ve seen him at some point downtown at Skylab. For the rest of us, Brent Green is a 26 year old filmmaker/animator who’s chosen a more humble location to create his art. Humble as in, he lives and works out of a barn in Cressona, Pennsylvania. Up to this point, he’s made quirky shorts that have been debuted in his barn where live bands (such as Califone, Sin Ropas and Brendan Canty of Fugazi) improvise the soundtracks and Green narrates.

His newest project is a feature-length film based on the life of a man who built a house to keep his wife from dying. Romantic indeed, but he went on to not only to lose his wife, but fall off the roof of the house and end up selling it to cover medical expenses. Green was able to tour the house before it was torn down and built a replica of it behind his barn in Pennsylvania. Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then premiers tomorrow night (Wednesday) at the Wex in the Film Theatre at 7pm.

Go here to visit Green’s blog.

Other Music Day Show During SXSW Features The xx, Dum Dum Girls, Califone, More

Other Music Presents
French Legation Museum: 802 San Marcos Street, Austin, TX
1PM to 7PM both days

HILL STAGE: Califone (1PM), The Antlers (2PM), Real Estate (3PM), YellowFever (4PM), Dum Dum Girls (5PM), The xx (6PM)
VALLEY STAGE: Dylan LeBlanc (1:30PM), Zola Jesus (2:30PM), Sharon Van Etten (3:30PM), Julianna Barwick (4:30PM), Holly Miranda (5:30PM)
IN THE GRASS: Black Prairie (6:30PM)

HILL STAGE: Memory Tapes (1PM), Dengue Fever (2PM), Mayer Hawthorne & the County (3PM), Dam-Funk (4PM), Pierced Arrows (5PM), Thurston Moore (6PM)
VALLEY STAGE: First Aid Kit (1:30PM), Anni Rossi (2:30PM), Toro Y Moi (3:30PM), Woods (4:30PM), Talk Normal (5:30PM)