For its ninth edition, the AFI Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival is going electric, acoustic, big-band, lo-fi, and tribal. This year's lineup of 108 films includes nine features and one short about musicians, leading off with the opening-night presentation of The Swell Season, a black-and-white portrait of the duo of the same name filmed in two [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Jay Reatard’
There will be a memorial on Saturday in Memphis for garage rocker Jay Reatard, who died early Wednesday morning at 29. Already, it appears Reatard left behind at least some unreleased material. To start, there's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle," a Nirvana cover that popped up on his Web site yesterday. Another cover [...]
UPDATE: In the Red Records owner Larry Hardy said Reatard was found this morning by his roommate, Jeffrey Novak of the band Cheap Time, who immediately called paramedics. Hardy said Reatard was pronounced dead on the scene.
In the Red released Reatard's 2006 album Blood Visions and a pair of singles compilations. "I'm in shock. He just [...]
Yesterday, Douglas Wolk—whose byline I recognize and who, according to Beaujon and this online encyclopedia thingy, is sort of a dude—published an item on NPR's Monitor Mix blog to the effect that, dammit, AutoTune and Pro Tools and click tracks and, you know, Twitter are conspiring to kill rock & roll.
Holding up the 48th second [...]
Last night's Jay Reatard show at the Black Cat was supposed to take place on the club's large Mainstage, but was moved to its smaller downstairs area—probably due to low ticket sales, thanks to the holiday weekend. Still, the Black Cat's Backstage was crowded, and those who ventured out were treated to Jay Lindsey (aka [...]
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. Blues Alley. $25.
L.A. Guns w/ Mis-Fit, Tilt, Sinner’s Trail, Bitter Pill. Jaxx. $18/$20. +21.
Sheryl Crow, Ari Hest. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $30-$48.
TheoryCast, ReVeL, Fight The Bear, Conshafter. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
DC Summer Extravaganza w/ Tittsworth, Nadastrom, Will Eastman, Bobby Jae & Ken Lazee, Dmerit. 9:30 club. [...]
Magnolia Electric Co.: "Josephine"
You'd think that Jason Molina, lead songwriter of Magnolia Electric Co., would be pretty close to writing the perfect break-up song by now. After all, he's had roughly 14 records (between Songs:Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and solo, not including live albums) worth of them to work out his approach. But he's pretty [...]