Thursday, April 15, 2010

Celluloid Bachelor #61: The Mountain Goats "Ezekial 7 & the Permanent Efficacy of Grace"

Fine cinema and indie rock. Those gotta be my two favorite cultural vehicles. Heaven help me when I can get the two in one punch.

This Saturday (RECORD STORE DAY!) at the Beachland, guess who's getting punched?

That's right, it's an indie rock cinematic adventure. The Beachland will be screening the new concert documentary, The Life of the World to Come. The film is directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), and features stirring footage of The Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle performing tracks from the 2009 album of the same name. Expect intensity, visual genius, and good company, as the neighborhood surrounding the Beachland will be packed with indie rock enthusiasts celebrating everyone's favorite new holiday, Record Store Day.

The film will be screening (for a mere $5) at 1:15 and 2:45, leaving you plenty of time to wander the aisles of Music Saves and Blue Arrow Records before and/or after. Be sure to check out the rundown Music Saves has for the day's events here and definitely don't forget to enter the third grade report contest that I'm one of the judges for. More info on that part here.

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