Movie Ticket Give-Away:
Everyday Sunshine (The Story Of Fishbone)
Our friends at Real Art Ways (click for show times and more info – including information on post-film discussion with the directors) have been nice enough to extend some more tickets our way to see a screening of this funky flick (seriously, it’s has to be funky, right?). The film-makers have been nice to us as well and have given us permission to give away a CD and a signed poster (by the band, not the film-makers). We have the tickets on hand and the CD and poster will be mailed to the winners.
We can have 2 winners (each will get a pair of tickets, a CD and a signed poster). All you have to do is come in and tell whoever is at the front counter one thing you like about Fishbone.
Here’s the rundown straight from the film’s website:
EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South-Central Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of “making it.”
Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California’s legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.
At the heart of the film’s story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.
Pixies Free Tickets Contest
(Read on and learn how.)
This Saturday, October 29th, Pixies will be taking the stage at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT to perform their second album, “Doolittle”. Florida indie rockers, Surfer Blood will be opening up the show.
Manic Productions is co-promoting this show and was nice enough to give us a pair of tickets to give away! All you have to do is come down to the store & bring a Pixies album up to the counter. You don’t need to even buy it. No purchase necessary! We only have one pair (2 for the first person to do this) so get here quick!
Speaking of Manic Productions, we recently did an interview with the brains behind that operation, Mark Nussbaum. We’re still putting that video together, but here is a sneak peek!
Movie Ticket Give-Away: Gainsbourg
Basically, everything good you know about France was encapsulated in Serge Gainsbourg. Hell, he’s probably what you think of when you think of France. Sophisticated and sexy and a smoking notorious lady’s man (also, he was architecture – all right, maybe not everything good). Perhaps there are some negative connotations in there too. Perhaps that was all part of what made him interesting enough to have this movie made about him. Perhaps you’ve heard or seen the work of Serge’s daughter, Charlotte. Perhaps you’ve heard his own work with Beck. He also made his own music (I am not leaving this as a given as I thought to initially).
Best-selling comic book artist Joann Sfar delivers an inventive biography of famed French singer Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino). Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, his transition from painter to jazz musician to pop superstar and his many relationships including Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis), Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon) while employing a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack that acts like a time capsule to ‘60’s Paris.
So, we have a couple pairs of tickets to give away for this thanks to our friends at REAL ART WAYS in Hartford. It’s playing up at R.A.W. for the next week. Come by the store (anytime after 3PM on tomorrow/Friday; the tickets will be here by then) and find any record having to do with Serge Gainsbourg (we have many) and ask for the passes and you’ll get them (you don’t have to buy the record – just show it to any of us).
I’ll post when they’re gone.