Part of Summer Music & Movies 2011
Music: No Bird Sing
“Nearly everything about No Bird Sing is innovative and artistic. Just the musical makeup of the group is gutsy: essentially a hip-hop band built on the raw sounds of one guitar, one microphone, drums and little else.” - Star Tribune
Hailed as a heady harbinger for the local music scene No Bird Sing makes whip-smart indie-tinged hip-hop that’s ripe with mood and might. Their rap and rock recipe is a refreshing one… combine toothy hooks, fiery freestyle, and meaty riffs with equal parts ire and inquisition. Distort. Simmer for sixty minutes. Enjoy.
Movie: 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
Directed by Fritz Lang
“Operates an entertaining and charming game with suggestively ambiguous perspectives, mirages, and false appearances.” —Lexicon des Internationalen Films
Lang’s final film is one of the first to deal with the surreptitious use of video surveillance. In Cold War Berlin, the maniacal Dr. Mabuse has installed 1,000 video cameras in the rooms of the Hotel Luxor, where top diplomats stay. While ensconced behind his video displays, the paranoid Mabuse plots to control the world. 1960, video, 99 minutes.