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Zardoz ! Saturday Midnight At New Beverly Cinema !

Posted by phil blankenship, May 28, 2008 03:08pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!


Saturday May 31

Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling in

John Boorman's

Zardoz

1974, 105 min.

New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Midnight, $7

 

Beautiful new print from the Fox archive!


June
June 7 Heavenly Bodies

(Phil's 30th BDay Party - FREE Screening!)
June 21 John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
(Universal Archive 35mm Print! Rare Screening!)
June 28 Van Damme in Sudden Death
(Universal Archive 35mm Print! First revival screening EVER!)

July
July 5 Delta Force

(Celebrate Independence Day weekend - watch Lee Marvin & Chuck Norris kick terrorist BUTT!)
July 19 Just One Of The Guys
July 26 Chopping Mall

(w/ special guests director Jim Wynorski & star Kelli Maroney in attendance, schedules permitting)

August
August 9 Rainbow Brite & The Star Stealer

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BRANDI SHEARER & BAND FINE TUNE NEXT ALBUM ON CURRENT TOUR

Posted by Billyjam, May 28, 2008 01:47pm | Post a Comment

"The main problem is that generally when you make an album, you record it first and then (afterwards) you tour. So by the end of the tour the songs are incredible because they are so practiced," said Brandi Shearer, pictured left earlier this week onstage in New York.

"I wanted to do this the right way; to tour first and record the album after....This tour is basically the pre- production."  The Amoeba Records recording artist was speaking two nights ago in New York City, moments after getting off stage to rousing applause at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge where along with current two-piece band -- drummer Ramy Antoun and guitarist Chris Bruce (the musicians on her soon to be recorded next album, and who just got off tour with Seal) -- sounded like they've already honed their sound on all the new tracks enough to go into the studio and record that next album right away.

The studio recording dates won't be for several more weeks, sometime this summer when Craig Street (Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones,Me'Shell NdegéOcello, John Legend, k.d. lang, Manhattan Transfer etc.) produces the anticipated new album -- the follow up to last year's Close to DarkCurrently Shearer & band are still in the midst of their hectic cross-country tour with another busy week of shows to go, all part of a coast-to-coast Amoeba Music Presents tour that also features Quincy Coleman and Kate Walsh.

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Parts

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, May 27, 2008 10:15pm | Post a Comment


Cheerleaders' Wild Weekend / Escape From Women's Prison !

Posted by phil blankenship, May 27, 2008 05:30pm | Post a Comment

Grindhouse Film Festival


Check out the next Grindhouse Film Festival event at the New Beverly Cinema tonight (Tuesday). We'll have two incredibly entertaining films that haven't been screened in LA in decades, along with special guests.



First up is Cheerleaders' Wild Weekend (1979), also known as The Great American Girl Robbery and starring Kristine DeBell (Alice in Wonderland, Meatballs), Jason Williams (Flesh Gordon), Lenka Novak (Vampire Hookers), Marilyn Joi (Nurse Sherri, Ilsa - Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks) and the great Leon Isaac Kennedy (Penitentiary). The IMDB keywords for this film should be enough to convince you to check it out: 1970's, Masturbation, Nude Cheerleaders, Female Nudity, and Bus. Who can resist subject matter like that!? Nude cheerleaders AND a bus! Pure exploitation heaven.



Our second film, Escape From Women's Prison (1978), is a typically over-the-top sleazefest from Italy and stars such exploitation faves as Lilli Carati (To Be Twenty), Zora Kerova (Cannibal Ferox) and Dirce Funari (Porno Holocaust). This one has even better IMDB keywords: Lesbianism, Non-Statutory Female On Male Rape, Prostitute, Sex, and Beautiful Woman.



Thank you Italy, bring it on!

Click Here To View Event Page & RSVP

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Tuesday • May 27th, 2008

NEW BEVERLY CINEMA
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-4038
Admission: $8

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Lie Down In the Light: Will Oldham in Repose

Posted by Miss Ess, May 27, 2008 12:27pm | Post a Comment
The new Bonnie Prince Billy album is quite pleasing.  It's called Lie Down In the Light and it has thebonnie prince billy lie down in the light will oldham drag city quality elements we expect from a BPB record-- the loose harmonies, addicting melodies and bawdy lyrics, and yet it also has new elements that make it unlike past BPB albums. 

Admirably, BPB (aka Will Oldham) is always experimenting and each of his releases has distinguishing characteristics.  This record has more piano than I remember in any albums past.  It also has more noticeable Southern influences than he's included in a while-- the song "I'll Be Glad" is a straight up gospel-y number, but kinda country-ish too, seeing as it is about the strength of God, and there's backup singers and pedal steel guitar all over it.  Then there's also the random but welcome addition of a jazzy clarinet on "For Every Field There's A Mole,"  and it all sounds seamless!

Lyrically the record is sort of simplistic, which caught me off guard at first, but upon repeated listening, I get it.  Oldham recently lost his father, and in my opinion this is reflected in the lyrical simplicity, which often pertains to showing your friends and family love ("Keep your loved ones near/cause others need you right here by/just as you need me" from "Other's Gain."), and enjoying the easy pleasures of life in the now, such as dancing around the kitchen all night in the track "Easy Does It." 

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One of the very best aspects of this latest album is the vocals by Ashley Webber, who adds a depth and emotionality to her duets with Will that was never matched by his most recent previous duet partner, Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables.  Webber is apparently the twin sister of Black Mountain's Amber Webber, who happens to be one of my favorite vocalists out there right now.  I still am not sure if I marin headlandsactually believe Amber has a twin...I wouldn't be surprised if it was Amber herself on these tracks!  But who knows.  Either way, the voice is fantastic and brings the songs to greater heights than they would reach without her.  The tracks she is featured on are the best on the record.

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