Chicago Underground Film Festival

PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS
All parties sponsored by Goose Island 312 Ale

THUESDAY AUGUST 18
ELBO ROOM – 10 PM 2871 N LINCOLN AVE.

www.elboroomchicago.com

$5.00 AT THE DOOR

PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SOUND
“A wonderful ball of scuzz that will drag you down the psychedelic path to self-destruction, smashing your face into a CAN the whole ride. Dirty dirges of sound swirling around my head, start to make me worry who may be watching me through the windows and I start to see little glass spiders running up and down my arms in a paranoid haze. Mr.Crimewave has done an excellent job, and if you have ever had re-occurring nightmares from too much cough syrup, then this will be the tasty dish you’ve waited for your whole life.” -Horizontal Action, 2003

SPIRES THAT IN SUNSET RISE
Spires that in the Sunset Rise are a four-woman free folk band whose musical palette includes the cello, bul bul tarang, various drums and bells, ecstatic yelps and cackles, and all manner of plectra. Their eclectic, outsider folk has drawn comparisons to Comus, Current 93 and The Raincoats.

PANICSVILLE
“Panicsville is one man by the name of Andy Ortmann and to put it simply he is the most underrated artist in the rabidly surging noise scene. Unlike many artists in the noise world today, whose albums seem helplessly redundant, Panicsville doesn’t once repeat a theme in his compositions, instead he treats everyone as a unique work, and an aural painting to be hung in the gallery exhibition that is Panicsville.” – Ryan Brown, indieworkshop.com

FRIDAY AUGUST 19 – 10 PM
PONTIAC CAFÉ 1531 NORTH DAMEN AVE.

FREE

LIVE BAND KARAOKE WITH LIQUID COURAGE

“Chicago’s live band karaoke scene makes stars three minutes at a time.” – Punk Planet

Ok, you liked their film but the important question is CAN THEY SING? Witness festival filmmakers, staff and attendees as they perform their own renditions of the hits ranging from A HA to ZZ TOP.

SATURDAY AUGUST 20
HUNGRY BRAIN 2318 W BELMONT 773.935-2118

$5.00 Suggested donation at the door.

PETER STAMPFEL of the Holy Modal Rounders!

Peter Stampfel, founding member of The Fugs and The Holy Modal Rounders is the only person ever to play music with Bob Dylan, Sam Shepard, Mississippi John Hurt and Buckminster Fuller- (Peter said he was like a “80-year-old Lou Reed who hadn’t sang in a while”).

CHRIS CONNELY

Chris Connelly is one of the leading figures in industrial music, serving as a member of both Ministry and Pigface, and as lead vocalist for the Revolting Cocks. More recently he has recorded several solo albums that owe more to acoustic folk and pop influenced by the 60’s cult icon Scott Walker and the early work of David Bowie.

SUNDAY AUGUST 21 – 10:00 PM
DELILAHS 2771 N LINCOLN AVE.

http://www.delilahschicago.com

773.472.2771

FREE

Rock & Roll DJ Joliet Jake spins at our favorite bar. Be there and be drunk.

MONDAY AUGUST 22 – 10 PM
LIAR’S CLUB 1665 W FULLERTON AVE 773.665.1110

FREE

RECKLESS RECORDS DJ’s Emily Hates The World and Keith The Quiet Storm play an eclectic mix of rock, punk, post-punk, post-rock, post-post-punk-rock and classic-post-rock-metal –electro-crossover for your listening and dancing pleasure. The drinks and the people are cheap and easy here so you’re sure to have a good time.

TUESDAY AUGUST 23 – 10 PM
THE HIDEOUT 1354 W WABANSIA

www.hideoutchicago.com

773.227.4433

FREE

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE

Old School but never old. Juke Joint, Honky Tonk. Rollin’ and Tumblin’. Tuesdays at the Hideout continue to be warm and intimate nights. Devil is in the front just playing away, and folks either listen and drink, or go to the back and conspire and make plans. A time of no particular age, somewhere between the 19th and 21st centuries. It could be 1934, 1974, or 2004. Candles on tables, dreams on minds.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24 – 9:30 PM
THE EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N WESTERN AVE.

emptybottle.com/home.php

773.276.3600

$8.00

SKELETONS & THE GIRL-FACED BOYS

“Initially a solo endeavor from idiosyncratic circuit bending composer MATT MEHLAN, the project has recently expanded and now includes THE GIRL-FACED BOYS. After a pair of releases on his own Shinkoyo imprint, MEHLAN has just issued his latest effort, Git, for the regarded Ghostly International label.”

PRINCESS

“”A two man band with a hundred piece sound. Using guitars, keyboards, drums, banjo, and various thrift-store noise-makers, PRINCESS prattles through battles between party politic cliques from hip hop to art rock crits bits and bits of foggy mountain violet satin water fountains.”

FA SHE MONDE will open

THURSDAY AUGUST 25- 10 PM
ALIVE ONE 2683 N. HALSTED STREET

chicago.aliveone.com

773.348.9800

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY AND AWARDS CEREMONY

Announcement of the awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation, Best Experimental, The Goose Island “Brewed In Chicago” Award and of course the Audience Award. Awards designed by the incredible Marcel DeJure. Thanks Marcel, you rock.

VIDEO INSTALLATION

AUGUST 18 – 25 in the Music Box Lobby

EYE OF THE STORM FRED HICKLER 2005

PRE-SHOW SLIDES FOR AN UNDERGROUND AUDIENCE
BEN COONLEY 2005

The charming and talented Ben Coonley (The Pony Trilogy, Wavelength 3D) has produced a special custom-made Chicago edition of pre-film slides to entertain and enlighten you as you wait for the screenings to begin. Viewers will be greeted by welcome messages, information for Chicago visitors as well as profiles and trivia about underground film legends both contemporary and historical. Enjoy.