These last two weeks in October are chalk full of awesome things to see and do in Memphis.
Here's a brief overview:
Butch Americana finishing
Hope Clayburn Show
Moon in Indie Memphis
Eric Huber Paintings Showcase
I Filmed Your Death
First things first: Last night, we finished tracking all of the music for "Friends Over There" For Butch Americana. Jeff Culley added an incredible guitar part to the now epic-length song. Every time someone records for this, the song just goes to another level. It's a truly awesome experience. I can't wait to record all of my friends talking next week; after that, the song will be wrapped. Somehow the stars aligned on this one, and it's a great feeling to have all of my friends involved.
And >>>> I'm playing a show with Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at The Cove Bar, 10 -1. Always a great show, and the food and drinks ain't bad neither.
So! Did you know there's this little thing called "Lights, Camera, Bullshit?" It's a feature film from my friend Chad Barton. I've recently been helping him edit the film, and we just finished the first trailer that will PREMIERE tomorrow (Thursday) at the Don't Be Afraid of the Video Shorts Showcase at Studio on the Square. Not only that, but it'll premiere alongside "Hirsch," a short film I wrote that was directed by Chad and Patrick Churvis. But wait! It doesn't end there. The showcase will be host to some fine Memphis short films from some great friends of mine. Be there. Tomorrow at 7pm, Studio on the Square. $3.
Let's not forget: Indie Memphis is in less than two weeks! On Nov. 2, a short film that I had the pleasure of making with some fine folks out in Orange, CA, "The Moon" will be competing at the festival at 9pm at Studio on the Square. It's awesome to get in the ring! Click here for tickets.
Friday's full as well - My friend Eric Huber is showcasing his paintings at Ameriprise Financial during Trolley Night and RiverArtsFest. It's called the Space For Thinkin' Art Show. Go, he does good stuff. More Info
After you've checked out ol' Huber's artwork, head on over to one of the last remaining Drive-In's in America on Summer Ave. for the Shocktober Drive-In Series. The “Shocktober” lineup includes a “horrorthon” trio of 1980s shockers -- “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Evil Dead 2,” and “Return of the Living Dead” -- plus Russ Meyer’s infamous “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” (1965), about top-heavy go-go dancers on a loco crime spree. Click here for More Info.
And last but not least, my friends Sam Bahre's movie, "I Filmed Your Death" will have a nice little ol' sneak preview on Halloween night at 10pm at Studio on the Square. Not only will it be some nice horror business, but my friend, Sir Charlie Metz III is IN THE THANG. So, now you have to go. More Info.
P.S. It's not confirmed, but the Snake Drive music video I recently shot for the North Mississippi Allstars might be out in the next few weeks too... so...
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