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The Noise Pop Film Series: Feb. 16 - 25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 7, 2012 10:54am | Post a Comment
As part of the celebration of 20 years of the Noise Pop Music Festival, the Noise Pop Film Series
will feature nine amazing new and essential films focused on music. Each film approaches the subject with a distinct voice and fresh perspective. With screenings at the Roxie and the Artists Television Access (ATA), each show is sure to be an event to remember. 

This year, you can check out all of the films (many featuring Q&A's with the directors and other special guests) for just $30 by getting the new Film Series Pass! It's quite a deal...just check out this schedule:

RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT (Feb. 16 & Feb. 23, 8pm)
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Five DJs turn the tables on the history of music. Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, these five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians (Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Nas,Trombone Shorty and more) to discover how the musical past is influencing the future. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev, 95 minutes.


BOB AND THE MONSTER (Feb. 22, 7pm)
Q&A with Director Keirda Bahruth & Producer Rick Ballard after the screening
ATA
Bob and the Monster is about a guy everybody wanted to be around until he became the guy everybody assumed had died. In the 1980s, Bob Forrest’s band, Thelonious Monster, was at the center of a music scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction. The band’s raw sound, wild shows and deeply personal lyrics appealed directly to the young Los Angeles punk crowd. So did the drugs. Bob and the Monster transcends the stereotype of heroin addicted rock star and reveals a more personal message. Bob’s story is a living testament to the heights of human courage and the ability to shape your own destiny. Directed by Keirda Bahruth, 85 minutes.

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Gary Oldman Retrospective at the Bridge Theater in SF...and it's FREE!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 6, 2012 02:40pm | Post a Comment
Do you love Gary Oldman?  Do you think he’s insanely underrated and should have his own spotlightGary Oldman Dracula Bridge Theater San Francisco film fest? Well, I love Gary Oldman and am happy to share that the Bridge Theater is hosting a Gary Oldman retrospective this week!  And the best part...it's FREE!!  

That’s right, folks.  You can see all of these amazing films -- all 35mm prints -- for FREE! But you have to RSVP by sending an email to OldmanRSVP@gmail.com and make sure to include your full name, the name of the film(s) you want to see, and the number of people attending in total. 

Here's what's showing:
Sid and Nancy (1986): Monday, February 6th at 6:30 PM
JFK (1991): Monday, February 6th at 9:00 PM
The Contender (2000): Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992): Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 PM
Prick Up Your Ears (1987): Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 PM
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011): Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00 PM. 

An Evening with Lila Downs: Feb. 23 in San Francisco

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 5, 2012 05:20pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present An Evening with Lila Downs onLila Downs San Francisco February 23rd at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.

UPDATE:  Tickets to this performance are extremely limited. Please call City Box Office at 415.392.4400 for updates.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
8:00PM
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
$25/$45/$65/$85
Get tickets HERE or call 415.392.4400
Group discounts available for 10 or more! 

Mexican American singer and composer Lila Downs adds to her heritage original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul, and African roots. Known for her smoky voice and magnetic performances, Downs has created one of the most singular explorations of Mexican roots music and a unique body of work.

Her musical vision is anthropological in nature, as varied as the ancient and earthy cultures that continue to nurture and inspire her. Lila often taps into the native Mesoamerican music of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya, and Nahuatl cultures. Embracing and highlighting indigenous origins, whether in the US or Mexico, has always been an important aspect of her music, as well as the topics of political and social justice, immigration, and transformation, all rooted in the human condition. Lila always strives to make a meaningful connection with her diverse audiences through her music and performances.

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Revved-Up Rockabilly Valentine's Day Party w/ The Chop Tops, Thee Merry Widows & The Badmen in Oakland!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 31, 2012 05:49pm | Post a Comment
Are you ready for a revved-up rockabilly Valentine's Day party?! So are we!

Catch The Chop Tops, Thee Merry Widows, and The Badmen at Oakland Metro on February 11th!

All ages are welcome and tickets are $10 - $13. Get your tickets HERE!

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San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival Celebrates 20 Years! Feb. 21 - 26

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 26, 2012 10:52am | Post a Comment
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Since 1993, the Noise Pop Music Festival has been celebrating the best in independent music and culture in the Bay Area. 2012 marks their 20th anniversary! That's 20 years of championing independent music, film, art, food, and literature.

Join Amoeba Music and Noise Pop from February 21st - February 26th for a toast to two decades ofDie Antwoord independent culture in the Bay Area. This year's musical lineup includes The Flaimin LipsBuilt to Spill, Archers of Loaf, Cursive, Die Antwoord, Bob Mould, Surfer BloodGrimes, Budos Band, The Fresh & Onlys, Release The Sunbirdand, so much more. But that's not all! Noisepop 2012 also boasts impressive art shows all around town, a rockin' film series with screenings at the Roxie and Artists Television Access (ATA) (read more about that HERE), a festive pop-up shop (located in The Bold Italic Headquarters at 34 Page Street) that's just brimming withevents, and the Culture Club happenings at Public Works.

With so many concurrent events, there's undoubtedly something for everyone every day of the festival. Events are continuously being added to their fantabulous schedule, so stay tuned for updates!

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