Live concert music is on hold until the spread of Covid19 is halted. With attempts at adapting to streaming shows online having very mixed results, the entire industry is on hold. And yet, with that said, new use for old ways of doing things has created an opportunity to bring an outdoor concert experience to hundreds of crowds …..kinda. Enter: The Drive-in Theatre.
An american staple for teenagers and young love from the 50s thru the 70s Drive-in theatres fell out of vogue in the late 90s with the advent of bigger, newer, movie theatres and experiences like “digital surround sound”. As a result many such locations fell by the way side. Lost to progress. But now, old ideas can be new experiences again when necessity requires ingenuity. Interconnectable digital screens & 4k projectors, which are standards at any large concert nowadays can be adapted to create pop up drive ins where ever parking is available. And with everyone contained in their own vehicles the crowd control aspect is mitigated.
So with that, Metallica will produce a concert film that will be available for drive up viewing at outdoor screens nationwide. The audio will be broadcast via FM signal to each car and you won’t loose your friends in the crowd. Tickets and Locations | August 29th |
Rialto Theatre, Fox Theatre, 191, The Rock, & Club Congress. Together they are the community gathering points for live music in our city. And like many other venues across the country they face the very stark reality that they may never open again without government aid.
Unlike the big banks who received (according to Forbes) 17 TRILLION DOLLARS in aid (a work in progress mind you, now thru 3 administrations: Bush, Obama, & Trump) because of their rampant corruption potentially invoking total economic ruination. They were rewarded 17 TRILLION DOLLARS. Dollars that come from communities like ours. With that understanding, doesn’t it make sense to save businesses that can stand on their own viability, but thru no fault of their own are about to shutter.
These businesses together, form an industry network nationwide via the gig economy, to the tune of billions of dollars. Saving our stages means investing in our communities, keeping predatory real estate out, and protecting jobs.
They wont need as much as the banks, and are significantly more worthy. You can help by clicking the link and calling your congress person. for more info click here
With everyone spending more time indoors and online it occurred to some of our community members to generate fresh content. They decided to use the interwebs as a force for good to try and help local musicians. So presented here in a digital safe space you can catch the following concerts and maybe even drop a 5 spot in the digital tip jar.
Tucson Studio has taken the curated space approach to their pop-up field recording sessions. Backed by UA presents Tucson Studio was launched with the local musician in mind. As means to maintain exposure and hopefully help with revenue. All of the performances are very intimate and the lineup of performers thus far are as eclectic as Tucson.
No Audience This is what happens when you have a crew of sound and light engineers just sitting around. Motivated by a lack of paying gigs the same guys that help make shows happen downtown traded their downtime for doing what they do best. Putting on shows.
Club Congress TV Launching back in April CCTV started with livestreams captured from the quarentined performers homes before making it back their Congress stage in May. They are presently in a respite but have literal hours of video on their channel.
The Loft Cinema is under closure due to safety protocols, but it still has movies to show you. If you are a fan of the independent documentary and international art house cinema programming then you can goto the loft website and pick from over a dozen titles. Loft Website link
Timely and haunting investigative documentary like A Thousand Cuts
A coming of age comedy in Yes, God, Yes
and a good old fashioned horror movie like The Amulet
MOCA is pleased to announce a new, outdoor commission from artist and writer Jibade-Khalil Huffman, on view at the Museum starting at 7pm on Friday, August 14
This large-scale, public work will be
visible from the street, and can be experienced by walking or driving by
MOCA on McCormick Street anytime, though optimal viewing times are at
or just after sunset. Click here for directions and parking information.
Action Painting is a multimedia artwork installed on MOCA’s facade that includes a bold vinyl collage, multi-channel video projections and sound composition. This commission enabled the crystallization of an image and set of ideas Huffman has been building over the past year. The piece presents an open-ended exploration of the layers of violence, disenfranchisement and joy that mark the history of racism and resistance leading up to this time of mass protest against police violence and white supremacy culture in the United States.
Mercado San Augustin Annex Stage Steve Roach Basic Biology Scale MSA Annex |267 South Avenida Del Convento | 7pm
Congress Stage Kikagaku Moyo Minami Duutsch Tsushimamire Mute Swan Godstar Toros Club Congress |311 E Congress | 7pm
Kikagaku Moyo The band was formed by Go Kurosawa (drums/vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (guitar/vocals) in the summer of 2012. Their early days were spent busking on the streets of Tokyo as a free music collective. A more permanent lineup was reached when Daoud (guitar) joined and they met Kotsu Guy (bass) while he was recording vending machines for his noise project. Go’s brother Ryu (Sitar) joined upon returning to Tokyo after studying Sitar in Kolkata, India under the prestigious Manilal Nag. Their Self-titled record was released on August 20, 2013 by Cosmic Eye/Sound Effect records based in Greece. via band wiki
Summer Walker released her commercial mixtape Last Day of Summer, supported by her lead single “Girls Need Love”. Her album contained her thoughts on love, doubt, and womanhood. In late 2018, she went on tour with 6LACK on the From East Atlanta With Love Tour. Following the success of her album, Apple Music named Summer Walker as its newest Up Next artist in 2019, and became the #8 R&B artist worldwide across Apple Music. On January 25, 2019, she released her first EP titled CLEAR, consisting of four tracks of acoustic recordings. On February 27, 2019 she released the remix to her song “Girls Need Love” with Drake. via artist wiki Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 7pm
Originally composed of rapper-producer RZA and rappers GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa. An important act in the East Coast and hardcore hip hop styles, Wu-Tang Clan are regarded as one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time. Their 1993 debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is considered one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. via artist wiki AVA | 5655 W Valencia Rd | 7pm