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UCLA Live presents
Three Films: Kranky Klaus/BB/Spook House
With live score by the MELVINS
“Not documentaries in any familiar sense – the films are anthropological, but they’re also intense immersive experiences, especially if seen with the roiling live accompaniment from heavy metal minimalists, the Melvins.” —Time Out (London)
Raised in the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley, American artist and filmmaker Cameron Jamie has explored the dark underbelly of the American dream in drawings, film and performance. Jamie’s investigations into quirky and sometimes violent suburban rituals are revealed in his new films Spook House and Kranky Klaus – urgent, unaffected and alarming journeys into the heart of vernacular culture.
Filmed in the white working-class suburbs of Detroit, Spook House explores America’s peculiar occupation with Halloween, revealing a community reveling in the macabre. Front lawns are transformed into cemeteries, kitchens become mausoleums and dismembered “bodies” are prepared for cannibal feasts. Jamie’s camera tracks the celebrants as the nights become longer and darker. Kranky Klaus unearths unseasonably violent behavior by a legendary beast called the Krampus at Christmas time in Austria. Both films will be screened with Jamie’s earlier acclaimed film about backyard wrestlers in Los Angeles, BB. Jamie’s vertiginous takes on these rituals are heightened by the menacing sounds of the legendary post-punk band, the Melvins, who will perform a live soundtrack created especially for these films. Formed in 1984 in Aberdeen, Washington, this three-man cult group has influenced many seminal bands of the last two decades including Nirvana. Drum, bass and guitar combine to create a powerful and claustrophobic sound.
Sat, Dec 4 at 8pm
UCLA's Royce Hall
Tickets: 310.825.2101 / www.uclalive.org
The full length follow up to "OCEANIC" is out in most places now! Jump on the bandwagon, there is room. Their best yet with loads of tour dates to support this stunning record.
Time for the news!!!
First, a couple of members of the Melvins WILL indeed still backup Jello Biafra on Halloween in San Francisco at the Alternative Tentacles party. It will be a special all star band!
Fall is in the air which means its basketball season, so you need to get your gear! Check out the Patton/Rahzel stuff in the store at www.ipecac.com Right now there is a cap and t shirt with Patton on the front and Rahzel on the back. Coming soon, limited edition jerseys!!!!
Oh by the way some paperback versions of the Melvins book will be in the store soon!!!!
New Isis is almost here as is the Flat Earth Society compilation. Hope you are enjoying Vincent & Mr Green.
Kaada/Patton "ROMANCES" will finish 2004 with a bang in November.
2005 will be jam packed!!!!!
General Patton vs the X-ecutioners in January!
Dälek in February!
Locust Ep in March!
Guapo record in March!
Fantômas in April!
LATE BREAKING NEWS
Trevor Dunn will play SF!!!!
Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant
Thursday, October 14 7-8:30pm (happy hour show only!)
The Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk st, San Francisco
(between Post & Sutter---two blocks from the Great
American Music Hall)
Time for some good news! Run out to your local cool record store and grab the self titled CD from the newest members of our family, VINCENT & MR GREEN. Bathe in the majestic beauty of this otherworldly soundtrack. Wow, what the hell did that mean? Look, this is a very cool record that takes you in many directions covering many different genres. File this under artists who are challenging and unpredictable like Mr Tom Waits or Ms PJ Harvey. Hauntingly beautiful.
Not sure how they are going to pull it off live but we will find out friday at the record release party at VIDA in Los Feliz California, outside of LA. See you there.
Go to www.vincentandmrgreen.com for all the details.
Oh and the hits keep coming. new Isis, PANOPTICON (late Oct) coming soon as well as the much anticipated Kaada/Patton ROMANCES record (Nov)
* We are very sorry to say, but due to an illness in the band the Melvins have cancelled all of their scheduled dates for the rest of the year. We are hoping that the shows will be able to be rescheduled in the future and the band sincerely apologizes for any incvonvenience caused by this unforseen circumstance. Knowing the Melvins like we do, we have no doubt that they will return stronger than ever. Thanks for your support and understanding.
Wow! The FIRECRACKER screening in London sold out in a week so they have added another! Thumbs up!
FIRECRACKER ENCORE SCREENING
Raindance Film Festival
Friday, October 8th, 10:00 p.m.
UGC Shaftesbury Avenue in the London Trocadero
UGC Advance Booking: +44 (0) 871 200 2000
or online: http://www.ugccinemas.co.uk/reservation/ChoixResa.jgi?CINEMA=70
or "Showtimes" on the Firecracker site: www.dikenga.com
Hey gang. Our friends at Rekords Rekords/AntAcidAudio need our help. One of their bands, Eagles of Death Metal is actually getting serious video airplay all around the world. In North America the video for "I Only Want You" has been added to the OVEN FRESH show on the FUSE network. If enough people vote for it it will be added to the regular rotation, which would be very cool. Take a minute to register then vote. Every vote counts, even in Florida!
here's the details:
you need to register & login.
then go to:
tv shows>oven fresh>eagles of death metal - i only want you
...and cast your vote to KEEP IT!
The news is out! The anticipated collaboration between the pride of Norway, Kaada and Mike Patton is done and slated for release in late November. The record, "ROMANCES" is a beautiful piece of music. Sure to put you in the mood for love. Seems like some of you could use that mood adjustment. Preview this release at: http://www.kaada.no/romances