2003 Festival – The 10th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival

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PARTIES, CONCERTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Sponsored by Stella Artois and SKYY Vodka

FESTIVAL LOUNGE

JAKE’S PUB 2932 N. Clark (773) 248-3318 Opens daily at 3 PM

Festival attendees are encouraged to hang out and drink here between shows.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27th
OPENING NIGHT PARTY AND CONCERT

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport (773) 525-2508

Time: 10:30pm Tickets: $8.00 available at the door or from www.schubas.com.

WE RAGAZZI (www.weragazzi.com)

A couple of years ago, We Ragazzi were the darlings of the Chicago non-angular music scene. Critics raved. Boys and girls swooned. Their “rickety mix of no wave and disemboweled retro rock” was sweaty and soulful and good. Then they broke up for a little while. And now… my god. Now they’re back, and way better than ever.

VIZA-NOIR (www.vizanoir.com)

Born in Chicago and raised on the city streets, the founding members of Viza-Noir) learned the basic facts of life from post-punk idols like Wire, Wipers, MX-80, and the Ex. The band also incorporated elements of the short-lived Midwest noise renaissance into their signature sound, though their lyrics lack the unabashed self-consciousness and haughty pretensions that typify the intellectual rock experience.

THE PONYS (www.theponys.com)

The Ponys present an almost NYC-slanted art-rock sound with dashes of uncomfortable but addictive melody…one of the bands that best exemplifies the twisting around of the garage sound…a swirling mix of sometimes heady art-wave, late-seventies lo-fi iconoclastic slashing a la The Fall, and sometimes more direct, fuzzbomb rock. -Dave Chamberlain, Newcity

THURSDAY AUGUST 28th

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport (773) 525-2508

Time: 9pm Tickets: $10.00 available at the door or from www.schubas.com.

A VERY SPECIAL CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL EVENT FEATURING HEAD OF FEMUR (RECORD RELEASE) AND JOAN OF ARC

HEAD OF FEMUR (www.headoffemur.com)

It is clear without debate that even now, Head of Femur and its music are already playing a pivital role in the on-going growth and development of the history of the Chicago music world by gradually raising the bar. The nature of the music demands more than the traditional rock band line up, so strings, trumpet and orchestral percussion have been added to fill out the sound for live performances. This show marks the release of their debut album “Ringodom or Proctor” (Greyday Productions) with a performance by a 17-piece band.

JOAN OF ARC (www.epitonic.com)

Guitarist Tim Kinsella is always a busy guy. Once the frontman for seminal emo band, Cap’n’Jazz, in 1996 he formed the more experimental Joan of Arc in 1996, blending post-rock’s atmospherics and punk’s volume and dynamics. Since then Since then he’s worked with Owls, Friend/Enemy, and Everyone as well as releasing solo material. This year, Joan of Arc surprised us by releasing not one, but two albums. It’s hard to tell these days, but the last report of the current lineup was : Tim and Sam Zurick on guitar, Tim’s brother Mike on drums, cousin and Nate on bass.

FRIDAY AUGUST 29th

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago (312) 226-7600

MUTINY SOUNDS PARTY WITH DJ SIRAKI (www.mutinysounds.com)

As a DJ, producer, filmmaker, and co-founder of Mutiny, Vivek Bald aka DJ Siraiki is one of the major forces behind the rise of new South Asian music. Over the past five years, he has built ties across the South Asian second generation, with British Asian artists such as Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh, State of Bengal, Fun Da Mental and others, documenting the development of the British Asian music scene in his film MUTINY: ASIANS STORM BRITISH MUSIC and helping bring British Asian artists to US audiences through the Mutiny club nights. Behind the turntables, Siraiki creates a powerful mix of deep drones and dub basslines, rapid-fire breakbeats, and soaring Indian strings and vocals. In addition to producing a series of original tracks, he is currently collaborating on tracks with Asian Dub Foundation’s Chandrasonic as well as with DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid.

SATURDAY AUGUST 30th

SUBTERRANEAN 2011 W. North (773) 278-6600 Tickets $8.00 ($6.00 with FUBAR ticket stub) available at the door.

FUBAR PARTY presented with assistance from HORIZONTAL (ACTION www.horizontalaction.com).

THE HOLY GHOSTS (www.holyghosts.com)

“…more than worthy. The Holy Ghosts carry a rumbling, Brooklyn-style garage rock sound with more than a little anger.” ­Dave Chamberlain, New City

THE FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS

Lo-fi ’77 style snot-punk with an extra dirty feel they¹ll make you feel good to be alive and drinking beer.

C.P.C. GANGBANG

These Montreal based rockers – featuring Paul Spence of FUBAR infamy – aren’t copping the new, garage-lite groove. Theirs is a dirtier distillation of attention-deficit riff rock.

THE BASEBALL FURIES (website)

Slowly peeling off the “best-kept-secret-in Chicago” tag, The Baseball Furies play a hybrid of punk/hardcore-inflected garage rock that’s as sloppy as it is intense.

SUNDAY AUGUST 31

10th ANNUAL CHICAGO UNDERGROUND AWARDS PARTY

DELILAH’S (website)

2771 N. Lincoln Ave. (773)472.2771

Everyone¹s a winner at Chicago¹s premiere Rock & Roll Tavern. DJ Mike Miller will be spinning surf & sun music in honor of Dick Fale¹s Birthday.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1

THE PRODIGAL SON 2626 N. Halsted St. (773) 248-3093

Some hangin¹ out, some drinkin¹ and some fun.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

OPEN FILM SCREENING

JAKE¹S PUB

2932 N. Clark (773) 248-3318

If you have a short film (half hour or less) on VHS, sign up at the hospitality table and we¹ll show it! The easiest way to get a film into the festival ever!

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