Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tom Waits: Big Time

Thursday December 10th

To celebrate Tom Waits’ 60th birthday, David Smay and Magic Bus will be hosting a rare showing of Big Time. This legendary concert movie features material from Waits’ breakthrough Eighties albums Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, and Frank’s Wild Years. Filmed at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater, and Los Angeles’ Wiltern theater Big Time is no ordinary concert film, but a dazzling, mad descent into the Waits universe. Backed by one of the greatest live bands ever assembled, including Marc Ribot and SF local legend, Ralph Carney, Big Time is a must see for any Waits fan.

Also included in the evening will be a showing of rare and fascinating Waits related clips, and the world’s most challenging Tom Waits Trivia Contest.

David Smay is the author of the Continuum Press 33 1/3 book Swordfishtrombones, as well as host of the Los Angeles Esotouric Tom Waits bus tour Crawling Down Cahuenga. He has also co-edited two books with Kim Cooper, Lost In the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed and Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth.

Thursday December 10th
Doors 7pm showtime 8pm
9th St. Independent Media Center
145 9th st. btwn mission and howard
SF CA 94103

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Richie Unterberger Presents the Velvet Underground

Thursday November 19th Doors 7pm presentation 8pm

Richie Unterberger Presents:
The Velvet Underground Day by Day

An audio visual presentation.

"In conjunction with his new book White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day, Richie Unterberger will present rare audiovisual material from throughout the Velvet Underground's career. Included will be film clips, audio tracks, and a slide show of 60 images from the book that tell the story of this groundbreaking band's life and times. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

San Francisco resident Richie Unterberger is author of numerous rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll; Urban Spacemen & Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators & Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock; the two-part 1960s folk-rock history Turn! Turn! Turn!/Eight Miles High; and The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film."

Thursday November 19th
Doors 7pm showtime @ 8pm
9th St. Independent Film Center
145 9th St. (between Mission and Howard)
San Francisco, CA 94103