FORD PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTS CINEMA AT THE FIGGE: “Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell” FIGGE ART MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 28th
“Wild Combination” is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the Iowa-born, seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur’s family, friends, and closest collaborators-including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg – to tell this poignant and important story.”
5:00 -6:00 – DJ sets from Alex Maheffy with food courtesy of The Figge.
6:00 – 6:45 – Short film program with a live score performance (TBA).
6:45 – 7:30 – Intermission and DJ sets
7:30 – 9:30 – “Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell”
Followed by a set of Arthur Russell by several area musicians.
(Reserved seating for festival ticket holders)
ALL SENSES PRESENTS: DEAD RIDER
ROZZ TOX SEPTEMBER 29TH
Todd Rittmann has been around Chicago forever, at the forefront of the fringes, in various outfits — though he is best known for his influential work with U.S. Maple. Now Rittmann is four albums deep with Dead Rider, and though he cites the band’s roots as being in classic rock and R&B, the band is still deeply weird — a fascinating balance of highbrow and the decidedly lowbrow, making albums that enrapture and repel in the same measure.
6:00 – 6:40 Idpyramid (Quad Cities)
7:00 – 7:40 Mountain Swallower (Quad Cities)
8:00 – 8:40 Har-Di-Har (Saint Paul MN)
9:00 – 9:40 Moss Folk (Milwaukee WI)
10:00 – 10:40 Dead Rider (Chicago Illinois)
11:00 – 11:40 Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor (Detroit MI)
12:00 – 12:40 US Mode (Quad Cities)
(TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ROZZ TOX SHOWS)
MIDWEST WRITING CENTER PRESENTS: REGIONAL & NATIONAL POETS: ROZZ TOX SEPTEMBER 29TH
The fine folks at Midwest Writing Center have been kind enough to help All Senses curate parts of the weekend with some of the best regional and national spoken word artists. These readings will take place through out the weekend at Rozz Tox.
ALL SENSES PRESENTS:
ROZZ TOX SEPTEMBER 30TH
Now’s the time to drink deeply from the grail of psych, for its bearers Plastic Crimewave Syndicate are among us once more. From the splatter vinyl to the extra-heavy cardboard sleeve, Crimewave leader Steve Krakow knows how to recast the spell of psych’s golden hour. Such obsessive detail is behind his Galactic Zoo Dossier magazine and in every fuzz-fierce and echo-soaked riff on this new self-titled LP. The music, however, is far from being revivalist or a mere pastiche of past glories. These six heavy and transcendental compositions channel inspiration in a way akin to Loop, Terminal Cheesecake or even Skullflower on a track like “Void 0f Eternity”. lt’s a double pleasure of the old and new. Now, are you ready to dream the dream – or ride the nightmare?”
3:00 – 3:40 Johnnie Cluney of Bedroom Shrine (Quad Cities)
4:00 – 4:40 Brooks Strause (Iowa City)
5:00 – 5:40 Liv Carrow (Quad Cities)
6:00 – 6:40 Emili Earhart (Madison WI)
7:00 – 7:40 Bill MacKay (Chicago IL)
8:00 – 8:40 Heavens Gateway Drugs (Bloomington IN)
9:00 – 9:40 Vanishing Kids (Madison WI)
10:00 – 10:40 Plastic Crimewave Syndicate (Chicago IL)
11:00 – 11:40 US Mode (Quad Cities)
12:00 – 12:40 The Golden Fleece (Peoria IL)
(TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ROZZ TOX SHOWS)
MIDWEST WRITING CENTER PRESENTS: REGIONAL & NATIONAL POETS: ROZZ TOX SEPTEMBER 30TH
The fine folks at Midwest Writing Center have been kind enough to help All Senses curate parts of the weekend with some of the best regional and national spoken word artists. These readings will take place September 29th at Rozz Tox.
EN MEDIA RES PRESENTS: FEATURE & SHORT FILM SCREENINGS
EN MEDIA RES PRESENTS SHORT AND FEATURE FILM SCREENINGS FROM DUSK TO 1:00am OUTSIDE IN THE GREEN SPACE NEXT TO ROZZ TOX.
LOWLAND BLOCK PARTY ROZZ TOX & LABOR SPACE COURTYARD SUNDAY OCTOBER 1ST
Flea market, art fair, local craft beer/food vendors and handmade piñatas and facepainting by Adventure Orange plus DJ sets by Just Let Go and performances from Centaur Noir, Bob Bucko Jr, Speaking Of Secrets, Konrad and Morten Wa Byaombe and so much more!
(FREE EVENT DONATIONS WELCOME)