Noise Pop Film Fest: The Heart is a Drum Machine @ Viz Cinema, 2/25/10

When I had my serendipitous run-in with the filmmakers of Blood Into Wine, they mentioned that I should stay after that screening to check out their other film, The Heart is a Drum Machine. I’m really, really glad I did. Obviously, I love music. But sometimes I don’t see the forest for the trees. I’m […]

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Noise Pop Film Fest: Blood Into Wine @ Viz Cinema, 2/25/10

I’m a huge Maynard fan. Unfortunately, while my fandom for Reznor, Cantrell, and Cornell have taken me all over the place for shows….Maynard has been as elusive to me, personally, as he has been to the media. I’ve had conflicts galore, family emergencies, all sorts of things prevent me from ever seeing him much. Result: […]

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Noise Pop Film Fest: Echotone @ Roxie Theater, 2/24/10

Echotone means ‘tension in ecologies’, when there’s an overlap. Specifically to this film, it means the development of downtown Austin and it’s longstanding position as the Live Music Capital of the World. I lived in Austin for 7 years- from the day after I graduated high school (I hated my small town that much) to […]

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Noise Pop: Fu Manchu, Saviours, ASG, and Orchid @ Slim's, 2/27/08

It’s night one of my Noise Pop adventure, and I figured that there’s no better way to start it off than with some good ol’ American rock music. The night started off with Orchid, from here in SF, who looked and sounded like they had been teleported from 1976 Birmingham. The vocalist has a fantastic […]

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