flagbearer

What They Could Do, They Did

Arts, events and culture in South London and beyond...


  Subscribe to RSS feed

WTCD: Escape, April 2009
flyer-800.jpg

Tomorrow! This month curated by by Tom Moore, and featuring Organised Violence, AEO, The Ethical Debating Society, Dire Euphorrhea and more...

In one month's time, it's the first birthday of the Escape series, so watch this space for an exciting megamix of a lineup. In the meantime, we're thrilled and slightly perplexed to be involved in events at the ICA and National Gallery over the next two weeks. Details very very shortly.

* * * * *
OOXXOO presents... A Stolen Recordings and Germs of Youth Showcase

The great people at OOXXOO are launching the first of a series of nights at Deptford's chronically underexposed Albany arts complex, next Thursday (23 April). Features Pete and the Pirates, Your Twenties, No Pain In Pop + Offmodern DJs plus much more...

More info on the Facebook event, and get tickets from Ticketweb.

* * * * *
TO-NITE: The Capsized Smiles at The Pictures, Barden's Boudoir
flyeraprilfinalweb.jpg

In advance of the forthcoming 'Introducing Alice Saint' EP, The Capsized Smiles are playing their B-movie cabaret at Barden's monthly film night, The Pictures.

Featuring:


film!
KISSING ON THE MOUTH
Joe Swanberg's (Hannah Takes The Stairs, Alexander The Last, one of the founders of the so-called 'mumblecore' movement) feature debut, starring Kate Winterich, Kevin Pittman, Kris Williams and Swanberg. A confrontational and startling film exploring issues of sex and infedility within post-college relationships. Ellen (Winterich) is caught between guiltily sleeping with her ex-boyfriend, who is looking for more than sex, and appeasing her jealous and secretive flatmate. The film is an innovative mix of drama and verite interviews.

"The most important film about a young generation since Slacker" - File Thirteen

live music!
THE CAPSIZED SMILES
(B-movie tales of horror, woe and wild wild joy. They're not coming for your pop music)
HOLLY AND JESSIKA
(influences: pathetic tv losers. mainly dawson o'leary, followed by ally mcbeal. and rock'n'roll)

performance! CONSTANTINOPLEX perform a live soundtrack to their video production.

DJs! BORING GIRLS bringing the party

plus FREE BINGO, FREE POPCORN
Performance, Art Stars, Happy Hour all night,
DJs and Live Music til late.
7pm-2am, Bardens Boudoir, Stoke Newington High Street N16.

* * * * *
Signals From The Cosmos

Signals From The Cosmos is a new monthly residency at 93 Feet East that we are beginning this week, featuring What They Could Do's Ad Hoc and Urlaubshits. Guests this month are the West End Boys, formerly of La Supercool Discotheque. We'll be playing (and I quote) cosmic disco, mutant house, future acid, radiophonic techno and low slung dubbed out grooves.

We're aesthetically angling it somewhere in the retro-futurist continuum somewhere between 1950s American comics and the cold-war Soviet space race. Here's the first flyer of the series...

If you're socially disposed, send a transmission to our Facebook group or MySpace profile.

I'll also be debuting a series of experimental live video pieces to accompany the night. The first is a live video kaleidoscope, created in a few fun minutes playing with Apple's Quartz Composer.

* * * * *
Dream Machine Records Fayre, Screening and Music at Half Moon tomorrow

Tomorrow from 12pm the Half Moon in Herne Hill plays host to the rematerialising of the wonderful Dream Machine record shop, now sadly no longer premised in East Dulwich.

As well as the opportunity to buy records, there will be a film screening from 4pm and live music from 8pm.

For more information see the Dream Machine Records website.

* * * * *