The Mid-Winter Punk Film Fest has turned out quite well so far. Somewhere between 20 and 25 folks showed up last week to watch “Downtown ’81.” We had hot apple cider in a crock pot and fresh popcorn on the side. It’s been a frigid winter for a normally temperate Denver, and gathering inside to watch kick-ass films is a fun way to wait for spring.
(That’s a columbine, the Colorado state flower, by the way.)
This Saturday the documentary “Floor: Sight and Sound” will be screening.
The filmmakers describe it this way: After years of toiling away in obscurity, followed by years of escalating interest during their hiatus, the legendary Florida band Floor reunited for a handful of shows in April 2010. Three different drummers. Three different sets. Over two hours of material spanning their early dirgey/noise singles to their landmark psych/drone/pop self-titled masterpiece. Filmed over two nights at the EARL in Atlanta, Georgia, “Sight & Seen” is truly something that needs to be seen to be believed.
“A multi-camera performance coupled with professionally recorded and mixed audio, “Sight & Seen” is an enveloping, droning wall of guitars. Floor’s two guitarists, Anthony Vialon and Steve Brooks (of TORCHE fame), spend over two hours on stage with their various drummers. Their three drummers, Betty, Jeff and Henry, rotate through the band’s lineup: crashing through their early singles, smoking the viewer with their mid-period haze and ending with the cathartic and anthemic final album.
As per Mid-Winter Punk Film Fest custom, having recently been established, we’ll start at 6pm with a pre-film of related interest. $1 at the door and $donations$ for snacks, yo!
This Sunday a special In-Store Showcase will occur, also at 6pm. Please stop by the record store to catch Kyle James Hauser and Mariposa.
They will be setting up in the middle room of Yellow Feather/Growler Records (742 santa fe dr) to play chilled out, intimate sets for us. Both are Denverites, so come support your favorite mile-high city! $5 at the door, yo!
Check out the fb invite here.
Again, Saturday 6pm and Sunday 6pm at Growler Records. You know where the fun is!
Other recommendations for your weekend include:
This Friday is 3rd Friday which means the Spanish Happy Hour meet-up will be happening at El Museo de las Americas, just down the street from Growler Records. It begins at 6pm and usually runs until 9 or 10. There are adult beverages available for donations and everyone knows that cocktails ayuda su espanol! Voy a estar alli, me acompana! Es solo $5! (I need a spanish keyboard setting, sorry.)
The Bad Weather California record release show at the Hi-Dive on Saturday. The show will begin late so you can swing by after watching the Floor documentary and not miss a thing. Bad Weather is one of my favorite Denver bands for sure!
I hope to see you at one or all of these wonderful events! Cheers buddies, winter’s almost over!