Today’s Inspiration: Early Mike Nichols Films
From 1966 - 1971 Nichols made Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Catch-22 and Carnal Knowledge. All of these films have great style and feature some very impressive editing and camerawork. If you’ve haven’t seen any of these films, please check them out.
Cover Club | The Lawsuits “Dancing In Church”
Vanessa and Brian from The Lawsuits perform “Dancing In Church” at Break Neck Studios. thelawsuitsband.com
Levee Drivers - “There You Go” (Key Studio Session at WXPN)
Levee Drivers perform “There You Go” for The Key Studio Session at WXPN.
"There You Go" Song written & composed by August John Lutz II
Performed by Levee Drivers
August John Lutz II - Vox & Guitar
Kyle Perella - Guitar
Ben Plotnick - Bass
Jeff Orlowski - Drums
Audio recorded by John Vettese at WXPN for The Key Studio Sessions
Video by Bob Sweeney
leveedrivers.com / thekey.xpn.org
Sofar Philadelphia | Up The Chain - The Hand & Gasoline (#505)
Up The Chain performing “The Hand & Gasoline” at a secret Sofar performance in Philadelphia, US on October 19, 2013. Video by Bob Sweeney.
Up The Chain: http://upthechain.com
PhilaMOCA’s MAUSOLEUM PARTY (Episode 1: ZOO)
I helped out with filming this event and if you have 30 minutes today, I highly recommend watching the first episode of MAUSOLEUM PARTY.
MAUSOLEUM PARTY, Episode 1: ZOO. Filmed live at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art on Friday, September 20, 2013. Musical acts include VELVET CRAYON, CHARMAINE’S NAMES, and MS. TEENA GEIST. Hosted by Eric Bresler, created by PhilaMOCA. philamoca.org
Cover Club | The Lawsuits “She’s Your Baby” (Ween)
Cover Club episode 4 features Vanessa and Brian from The Lawsuits covering Ween’s “She’s Your Baby”. For more information, please visit rootdownintheshadow.com.
SoFar Philadelphia | Levee Drivers - Waking Up In Memphis
Levee Drivers performing “Waking Up In Memphis” at a secret Sofar performance in Philadelphia, US on March 15, 2013.
Leeve Drivers: leveedrivers.com
Cover Club | Chelsea Mitchell “Fine Quality (Coffee, Flour, Sugar, Tea)” (The Lawsuits)
Chelsea Mitchell covers The Lawsuits’ ‘Fine Quality (Coffee Flour Sugar Tea)” from the ‘12 EP Numbers! The Third song released in the Cover Club series, this track was recorded at the intimate Break Neck Studios in Newtown, Pa. To find out more about Chelsea Mitchell and ‘Fine Quality’ read more at Root Down In The Shadow.
Cover Club | Kevin Killen “I Ran Away”
Cover Club episode 2 part 2 features Kevin Killen performing an original song “I Ran Away”. For more information and to view part 1 please visit rootdownintheshadow.com.
Primary (dir. Robert Drew)
TCM is playing Primary and Crisis tonight (11/21). Both films are prime examples of the early direct cinema movement. If you have time tonight, I highly recommend watching these great films.
Super 8 Films
I have a few Super 8 cameras and was wondering if any Philly bands would like a video shot on Super 8. Pro8mm (http://tinyurl.com/mt6ktga) sells a kit that includes the film, processing, scanning and encoding for $88. If anyone would like a video, please let me know. Thanks.
Let’s Get Lost (dir. Bruce Weber)
A new 35mm print of Bruce Weber’s documentary on Chet Baker is currently playing at the Film Forum in NY. (http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/lets_get_lost4)
Cover Club | Kevin Killen “My Blue Heaven” (Ben Arnold)
Kevin Killen covers Ben Arnold’s ‘My Blue Heaven’ an unreleased track from the Philly legend! The second artist in the brand-new Cover Club series, this track was recorded at the intimate Break Neck Studios in Newtown, Pa. rootdownintheshadow.com