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The Blue Room Spotlight Series is a collaboration with Red Digital Cinema Camera Company that features visually arresting, intimate performances in our Blue Room venue, shot by in-house film and video guru Brad Holland on RED cameras, and posted in 4K resolution. The Blue Room Spotlight Series features a variety of artists either local to Nashville or passing through town... They could be TMR recording stars or just artists we admire and respect. All genres of the musical spectrum will be represented, and artists are encouraged to re-interpret their material in ways that fans previously haven’t heard. Anything goes, and we'll be there to capture it.
Death From Above 1979 Live at Third Man Records
July 16th, 2015
Doors/Patio Grill Out at 7pm / Show at 8pm
18+ / $10
Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger are international men of mystery (they're from Canada) who dip their toes into whatever damn waters they please (MSTRKRFT, Deserts/Bad Tits, Femme Fatale, The Mountains, Black Cat No.13), and who know how to pen a song that'll get you off your ass and make you feel things. That's all we really want in a song... how about you? A decade after a sudden break up (following the release of their rich and gritty first record You're A Woman, I'm a Machine, tours with Nine Inch Nails and QOTSA, and one foot in the door of the mainstream) Death From Above 1979 reunited and released their second LP The Physical World last Fall. The duo has picked right up where they left off and are hitting the road this Summer. Amidst their resurgence in which they claim their rightful place among Bands Who Are Worth A Damn And Will Prove It To You, DFA 1979 are swinging through Nashville prepared to record direct-to-acetate in the Third Man Records Blue Room with ten years of lost time to recover and a fresh perspective. We can't wait to see it, cut it, and share it with the world.
The show will take place July 16th. Tickets are on sale NOW.
Hometown hero Mike Floss (previously known as Openmic) will grace our Blue Room next week for a performance/live taping for our live series. Tickets are FREE, so availability is first come, first served starting at 7pm. Fellow Nashvillian Shmuck the Loyal will open, and the first round of drinks (for those over 21, of course) is on US, so come on by, start your Friday night off right with good music and a cold one courtesy of your friendly, neighborhood record label.
As you may already know, June's Light + Sound Machine is special for a few reasons. First and foremost, though screenings generally happen on the third Thursday of each month, June's screening will take place on TUESDAY, JUNE 30th, a one-month disruption to our regular schedule.
Secondly, not only will our Light + Sound Machine audience be viewers this month, they will also be actors! More on that later...
Made for a mere $200, Who Killed Captain Alex?, the first Ugandan action film, is a riotous amalgamation of 80's Hollywood actioneers and classic Asian Kung-Fu movies, filtered through the gritty no-holds-barred immediacy of Samuel Fuller. Having swept through urban Uganda upon it's 2010 release, the film that announced the arrival of "Wakaliwood" cinema was recently remastered and released for a worldwide audience. Now it's become a worldwide phenomenon, garnering generous praise from Vice Magazine and the BBC World Service.
After the film, we will have a skype Q&A with director Nabwana I.G.G., producer Alan Ssali Hofmanis, and the cast, followed by a Light + Sound Machine first: we're becoming part of the action! We'll be shooting footage of our screening audience getting blown up to send back to Uganda for Nabwana to use in a future Wakaliwood production! Also, before the screening begins, 5 lucky pre-sale ticket-holders will be chosen at random to make their international film debut by being "killed on camera" against our Blue room "green screen." To be eligible, purchase a ticket either from Third Man or from the Belcourt Theatre (w/ a discount for Belcourt members) by Friday. June 26th. You will be notified via e-mail if you have been chosen with details as to where/when to show up for your taping.
Who Killed Captain Alex
d. Nabwana I.G.G. - Uganda - 2010/2015 - 69min - Digital Video
TUESDAY, June 30th
Doors at 7:00, Screening at 8pm
“The big event in poetry for 2015 will likely be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford, a legendary badass from Arkansas, much of whose poetry has been unavailable since his suicide at the age of 29 in 1978… Stanford was a hell of a metaphor-maker and simile-slinger, and could cast a spell of extreme intensity with a flick of his wrist.”—NPR.org
Third Man Books will be co-hosting with Copper Canyon Press a performance celebrating the life and work of poet Frank Stanford. Performers such as poets C.D. Wright (National Book Critics Circle Award, MacArthur Fellowship winner, and herself a legendary Arkansas bad ass), Ed Skoog (Bread Loaf winner and expert yodeler), Zachary Schomburg (Octopus Books, Ford van driver), and musician Gabi Page-Fort (of Seattle band Stickers) will be reading selections of Stanford's writing from TMB's Hidden Water and Copper Canyon's What About This.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122