This Week @ Beachland: Film Festival, Bluegrass Dancing, and more

14 02 2010

Found Footage Film Fest, this Sunday

Now that indie rock and roots rock have had happy encounters, marriage, and a boisterous elopement, let’s meet some of the kids on Thursday, February 18th.  Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons are more rock n’ roll than folk, but there’s an element of windswept charm to his rolling tunes; Los Angeles four-piece the Dawes allude to the drama in certain slow burners by the Band or Neil Young, with perhaps more of an introspective outlook than their hippie ancestors.

The Dawes, “When You Call My Name”

The Dawes “Love Is All I Am”

Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons “Born Again”

Now, if you want your roots deeper and aren’t afraid of cutting a rug, the Beachland hosts a Bluegrass Barn Dance on Saturday, February 20th. Area groups such as Pete McDonald & The Wax Wings String Band and JP & The Chatfield Boys.

JP & the Chatfield Boys, “Midnight Moon Light”

Hiram Rapids Stumblers

Since 2006, the Found Footage Festival, curated by Onion and Letterman contributors Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, has been travelling arond the US for the last several years, showcasing unintentionally hilarious VHS tapes whose lives seemingly ended at thrift stores, garage sales, and the trash.  Pickett and Prueher have culled the funniest and weirdest gems from all this cultural effluvia for your viewing pleasure, on Sunday, February 21 .  Here’s an article about the Found Footage Film Fest; below are some of the lost treasures of mind-boggling dorkiness:

“How To Seduce Women Through Hypnosis”

“McDonald’s Custodial Traning Video”

“David Seeks Goddess”

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One response

15 02 2010
chissy n

can’t wait to see cory and the band live! wish i could see it in cleveland, but i’ll be in columbus on the 17th to enjoy the show, love this band

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