All posts by Jed Henry

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Tuesday, February 2nd

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (sometimes called Bowie 1973) is a 1973 documentary and concert film by D. A. Pennebaker. It features David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Mars performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973.  At this show, Bowie made the sudden surprise announcement that the show would be “the last show we’ll ever do”, later understood to mean that he was retiring his Ziggy Stardust persona.

The full-length 90-minute film spent years in post-production before finally having its theatrical premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on 31 August 1979.  Prior to the premiere, the 35 mm film had been shown in 16 mm format a few times, mostly in United States college towns. A shortened 60-minute version was broadcast once in the USA on ABC-TV in October 1974. –via film wiki
The Loft | Speedway | 730pm

Cameron Carpenter

Saturday, February 6th

Carpenter has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School in New York.  Early in 2008, Telarc signed Carpenter to an exclusive five-album recording contract. His Telarc debut album, Revolutionary, was recorded as a CD and DVD at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and released September 23, 2008. The title comes from Carpenter’s transcription of Chopin’s “Revolutionary Etude”. The album made Carpenter the first organist ever to receive a Grammy nomination in the category Best Solo Instrumental Performance (without orchestra) for a solo album.  Carpenter has been both criticized by some and praised by others for his unorthodox interpretations of the standard organ repertoire. Registrations rarely follow those suggested by the composer, and Carpenter often takes dramatic liberties in articulation. Carpenter is also noted for his advocacy of the digital organ, particularly development of a touring electronic organ, citing factors such as the obstacles the pipe organ imposes on the ability of a traveling performer to enjoy an ongoing relationship with a single instrument in the same manner as many other instrumentalists. Despite this, he frequently performs on pipe organs, often garnering major exposure for the instrument. via artist wiki
Centennial Hall | 1020 E University Blvd | 730pm

Sorne

Friday, February 5th

Morgan Sorne, known in his solo music project as SORNE, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-media artist, music producer, and actor based in Los Angeles, California. His musical style has been described tribal, electronica, avant-garde, avant pop, alternative rock, and electro-space-folk. Though sometimes associated with the broad genre of rock, his songs feature no electric guitars, conventional bass instruments, or conventional drum sets. His music utilizes layered vocal samples and unconventional (mostly hand-made) instrumentation.
-bio via artist wiki
Galactic Center | 35 E Toole | 930pm

Sisters’ Science Fiction

Thursday, February 4th

SISTERS’ SCIENCE FICTIONS
: Irene Lusztig’s The Motherhood Archives
We are pleased to welcome the filmmaker Irene Lusztig (Santa Cruz) presenting her latest film, The Motherhood Archives.  Archival montage, science fiction and homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are woven together to form this haunting and lyrical essay film that excavates hidden histories of childbirth in the twentieth century.  Assembling her extraordinary trove, including newly rediscovered Soviet and French childbirth material tracing the evolution of Lamaze, The Motherhood Archives inventively untangles the complex, sometimes surprising genealogies of maternal education. This extraordinary achievement illuminates our changing narratives of maternal success and failure while raising important questions about our social and historical constructions of motherhood.
Exploded View | 197 E Toole | 7pm

The Neighbourhood

Tuesday, February 2nd

The Neighbourhood (sometimes rendered as “THE NBHD“) is an American alternative rock band formed in Newbury Park, California in 2011. The band is composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott, and drummer Brandon Abel Fried. After releasing three EPs, I’m Sorry… “The Love collection” and Thank You, The Neighbourhood released their first full-length album, I Love You., on April 23, 2013, via Columbia Records. In November 2014, they released a mixtape titled “#000000 & #FFFFFF”. The band’s second album Wiped Out! was released on October 30, 2015. via band wiki
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 8pm