CBGBs is the small East Village club that spawned and nurtured American punk and New Wave music in the mid-70s. It closed in 2006 and its building, 315 Bowery, was added to the American National Register of Historic Places in 2013. This triple bill of films of CBGBs' prime provide a kind of rough-edged, audio-visual record of the club and the burgeoning punk scene. Between them, the films here capture performances and interviews with Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Blondie, The…Meer weten »
East meets West in this poetic collaboration between Iranian Kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor and the Rembrandt Trio. Kalhor, a virtuoso on the bowed string instrument, is a long-time member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. But this set-up, alongside the Jazz pianist Rembrandt Frerichs and his Trio, promises something different. ‘You can’t really categorise it,’ he says. ‘It’s not Jazz, it’s not Classical, it’s just an organic something we do with our instruments where the focal point is improvisation.’ The…Meer weten »
Jim Jarmusch’s first feature is a remarkable time capsule, not just of the blasted physical landscapes of the Lower East Side circa 1980, but of its fashion, culture and attitude. We follow lanky teenage jazz fiend Allie (Chris Parker) as he hangs out in his scuzzy tenement flat, and drifts through a crumbling Lower East Side landscape that’s half war zone, half deserted playground. Along the way, he reads some French poetry, catches a Nicolas Ray film, steals a car……Meer weten »
Casino Royale will be screened for the first time with the score performed live by a full symphony orchestra as part of our ever popular Films in Concert series. This will be the first time an entire Bond score has ever been officially performed live, as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra play David Arnold’s powerful score in sync with the film on the big screen. David Arnold, who has scored five Bond films, will discuss his collaboration with the 007…Meer weten »
Phoenix are coming to the Palace this September. Known for their sleek, highly stylized sonics and incredible, infectious melodies, Phoenix have released five celebrated, brilliant albums, with their new record due in 2017.Meer weten »
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced an 8-week European tour with the only London date being Saturday 30 September at The O2. The tour will be the first time European audiences can experience live songs from new album Skeleton Tree alongside other Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds classics. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds last toured Europe in 2014. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 17 February and are available at theo2.co.uk or by…Meer weten »
Shot over three years, primarily on location in the Bronx, Wild Style is celebrated today as an invaluable record of graffiti, MCing, breakdancing and turntabalism in their earliest manifestations – and as the trailblazing classic that first brought hip hop to the world. A loosely-scripted fusion of fiction and documentary, it centres on up-and-coming graffiti artist Zoro (real life street artist George Lee Quiñones), promoter Phade (Fab 5 Freddy) and journalist Virginia – played by underground actress Patti Astor, later…Meer weten »
Susheela Raman and Sam Mills lead a journey through eastern Christian music of ritual, trance and contemplation. Mercury-nominated Raman – a fearlessly innovative vocalist and composer whose music knows no borders – and her guitarist/producer Mills have pulled together an unprecedented gathering of seventeen musicians from Russia, Greece, Syria and Ethiopia, each a leader in their own field and with unique connections to this profound musical heritage. Tonight Raman performs alongside Russian polyphonic choral group Doros, Greek clarinet genius Manos…Meer weten »
Prog Awards nominees Kaprekar's Constant perform their acclaimed debut album 'Fate Outsmarts Desire' at this legendary London venue. The band includes David Jackson (VdGG), Phil Gould (Level 42), Dorie Jackson (Francis Dunnery), Mike Westergaard and Bill Jefferson.Meer weten »
Wren (Susan Berman) is a teenage New Jersey punkette freshly arrived in the big city, the star of Susan Seidelman's debut feature film. It doesn’t matter that Wren can’t sing, write songs or play an instrument: she’s desperate to make the East Village punk scene, and will latch on opportunistically to anyone who can help her get ahead. Casting aside her nice Montana boy Paul, she sets her sights on punk rocker Eric (former Television guitarist and Voidoids frontman Richard…Meer weten »
This hauntingly beautiful film brings us as close as we’re ever likely to get to spending time on the streets of 1970s Manhattan. Shot over the summer of 1976, the film juxtaposes transfixing, long-take shots of the city with readings of letters from the director’s mother back in Belgium. Matching her mum's domestic reports with images of desolate streets, dirty old diners, parking lots, and subway platforms – never any interiors of houses or flats – director Chantal Akerman creates…Meer weten »
Madonna had just scored huge hits with Like a Virgin and Material Girl when she starred in this film as Susan, a Lower East Side-dwelling hipster who becomes an object of fascination to a bored New Jersey housewife (Rosanna Arquette). A case of amnesia, stolen Egyptian earrings, and mistaken identities: the plot is screwball-farcical but allows for a wild ride through some choice bygone Manhattan locations including legendary four-floor nightclub Danceteria, veteran East Village vintage clothes shop Love Saves the…Meer weten »
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