TONIGHT! THE MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE: PART 1
Kenneth Anger, USA, 1947-1964, 100min, 16mm
Thursday, March 20th, 7pm. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
Kenneth Anger: filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, disputed child star - feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite. It is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. For the months of March and April, we proudly present The Magick Lantern Cycle, the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This month’s screening features the films Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema.

TONIGHT! THE MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE: PART 1

Kenneth Anger, USA, 1947-1964, 100min, 16mm

Thursday, March 20th, 7pm. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Kenneth Anger: filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, disputed child star - feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite. It is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. For the months of March and April, we proudly present The Magick Lantern Cycle, the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This month’s screening features the films Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema.

This month’s Light +Sound Machine (3/20) features The Magick Lantern Cycle, Part 1 of 2, directed by Kenneth Anger, filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, and disputed child star. Feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite, his is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. The Magick Lantern Cycle is the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This Thursday will feature: Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema. Get tickets: http://thirdmanstore.com/tmr-live/tickets/light-sound-machine-magick-langtern-cycle-1

This month’s Light +Sound Machine (3/20) features The Magick Lantern Cycle, Part 1 of 2, directed by Kenneth Anger, filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, and disputed child star. Feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite, his is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. The Magick Lantern Cycle is the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This Thursday will feature: Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema. Get tickets: http://thirdmanstore.com/tmr-live/tickets/light-sound-machine-magick-langtern-cycle-1

As we trudge through the final moments of Winter, we present to you two live albums born out of the sweaty and oppressive Tennessee Summer… DIVINE FITS, comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner, Gaunt/New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown and Alex Fischel, recorded an epic set in July of 2013, ending the performance by bringing a fan up on stage to destroy a piñata and litter the blue room with Snickers and Twix…  Rock ‘n’ roll at its sweetest. All-American grunge pioneers MUDHONEY joined us later in the Summer while touring in support of their ninth (ninth!) studio album, bringing a little piece of Seattle to our lathe room, and now to your turntables and earholes. Both Mudhoney and Divine Fits' 12” LP’s are available for pre-order today. Official release date is next Tuesday, March 4th.

Our first Blue Series single of the year is a dark and delirious slice of new American Primitive from the modern master of the form, Frank Fairfield.
For the uninitiated, Frank is a Fresno, California native (and now Los Angeles resident) and a genius on the fiddle, guitar, banjo who possesses a broken soulful voice that perfectly reflects the tragedy and damnation of the subject matter reflected in the timeless American music that he’s made his stock and trade through his albums on Tompkins Square, and through countless tours from coast to coast. 
On side A Frank delivers his unique take on the traditional murder ballad “Duncan & Brady,” which details a barroom shooting of police officer James Brady in St. Louis back in 1890. The song has been interpreted a number of times over the years from a wide range of luminaries, including Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk and Judy Henske. The B side finds Frank switching up from the guitar to the fiddle and being accompanied by Zac Sokolow also on fiddle performing “Devil’s Dream Medley.” “Devil’s Dream Medley” blends the duo fiddles with vocal elements from the song June Apple, popularized by Wade Ward and Doc Watson.
Frank Fairfield’s Blue Series will be released on 7” vinyl and iTunes on January 21st and will be everywhere fine independent records are sold. Available for pre-order NOW.

Our first Blue Series single of the year is a dark and delirious slice of new American Primitive from the modern master of the form, Frank Fairfield.

For the uninitiated, Frank is a Fresno, California native (and now Los Angeles resident) and a genius on the fiddle, guitar, banjo who possesses a broken soulful voice that perfectly reflects the tragedy and damnation of the subject matter reflected in the timeless American music that he’s made his stock and trade through his albums on Tompkins Square, and through countless tours from coast to coast. 

On side A Frank delivers his unique take on the traditional murder ballad “Duncan & Brady,” which details a barroom shooting of police officer James Brady in St. Louis back in 1890. The song has been interpreted a number of times over the years from a wide range of luminaries, including Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk and Judy Henske. The B side finds Frank switching up from the guitar to the fiddle and being accompanied by Zac Sokolow also on fiddle performing “Devil’s Dream Medley.” “Devil’s Dream Medley” blends the duo fiddles with vocal elements from the song June Apple, popularized by Wade Ward and Doc Watson.

Frank Fairfield’s Blue Series will be released on 7” vinyl and iTunes on January 21st and will be everywhere fine independent records are sold. Available for pre-order NOW.