MAJOR MUSIC STARS TO PERFORM AT SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, January 7, 2005
Los Angeles, CA--Slamdance Film Festival announced a major music line up today for their festival events in Park City, Utah, January 21-28, 2005. The Festival, which has long been known for its cutting edge, music driven parties and events, has secured both local and national acts to perform. The artists include several filmmakers whose work is in the festival, including Michael Franti whose film "I Know I Am Not Alone" is the Closing Night film.
Other headliners include Mike Doughty, ATO recording artist supporting his new release Skittish/Rockity Roll; DJ Prince Paul, of Handsome Boy Modeling School and producer of De La Soul; founding P-Funk member Bernie Worrell, formerly of The Talking Heads; and Will Calhoun, a drummer who has played with Living Color and BB King among others.
In addition, artists such as Apex Theory, Elliott Sharp, Purr Bats, JW
Blackout, The Rubes, Modern Soul Movement and Starmy will be performing.
The music events will be in a number of venues including Suede (Kimball
Junction) for Opening Weekend and Closing Night parties; Brewvies in Salt
Lake City, and special festival events on Main Street in Park City.
For more information visit www.slamdance.com. All events are ticketed; Park City Main Street events are free. A complete listing of all musical events follows.
List of Musical Acts:
Jan 15: Purr Bats and JW Blackout will play after a showing of a selection of Slamdance 2005 shorts at Brewvies in Salt Lake City.
Jan 21 (608 Main), 9:30 PM: Elliott Sharp http://www.elliottsharp.com
Acoustic / electric set - Elliott Sharp is an amazing guitarist and composer (he won the Guitar Player magazine award for Best Guitarist). Elliott did the soundtrack for Slamdance 2005 Special Screening documentary COMMUNE.
"A jubilant slam dance on the fault line between order and disorder
...acid wit and high spirits, tapping energy from psychedelic rock,
free improvisation, hardcore, speed metal, 'out' jazz, and blues."
Mark Dery - GUITAR PLAYER
Jan 22: The Rubes and The Apex Theory will play after a showing of the Slamdance 2005 Special Screening film MALE FANTASY at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. There will also be a special guest DJ playing.
Jan 23: Mike Doughty http://www.mikedoughty.com
Indie icon / musician / writer Mike Doughty will headline at Suede (in Park City) with an exclusive solo acoustic set in support of his ATO Records (My Morning Jacket, North Mississippi All Stars, David Gray, Ben Kweller) release Skittish / Rockity Roll. Mike is the former frontman of the slacker jazz rock band Soul Coughing, performing under the moniker M Doughty. Rockers The Apex Theory will do a performance visual art rock set as support. Live DJs throughout. Event starts at 8 PM.
Jan. 27: Michael Franti of Spearhead will play a solo show at the 608 Interchange in support of his film, the Slamdance 2005 Closing Night documentary, I KNOW I¹M NOT ALONE.
Jan 28: Prince Paul (Handsome Boy Modeling School, producer: De La Soul) will perform a live DJ set at Suede. Headlining will be hip hop / funk pioneers: Bernie Worrell (founding member of P-Funk, subject of Slamdance 2005 documentary short, STRANGER: BERNIE WORRELL ON EARTH), Will Calhoun (world class drummer, credits include Living Color, BB King, Wayne Shorter), & bassist Doug Wimbish (resident bassist for Sugar Hill Records, Bronx, NY). <http://www.bernieworrell.com> and <http://www.willcalhoun.com>
Jan 29: Modern Soul Movement and Starmy will play after a showing of the Slamdance 2005 Narrative Competition film, PHIL THE ALIEN, at Brewvies in Salt Lake City.
608 Main Street / Morning Ray will feature a cast of ground breaking artists and DJs - stay tuned to Slamdance.com for more info.