“Once Upon A Time” pulls its viewers back into the awe and wonder we experienced while captivated by Cinderella, Momotaro, or any fantastical folk-tales. Like kids with flashlights under the covers, curled up with the Brothers Grimm, we have always been tantalized by the unbounded worlds fairy tales bring to life.
Films include: – HISTORY OF THE MEAT PACKING DISTRICT, UNNATURAL HISTORY OF WALL STREET and BOWERY from Gary Leib.
– THE ROYAL NIGHTMARE from Alex Budovsky
– ELEPHANT GIRL and MOTHER’S DAY from David Lobser
– HUNGER LIKE THE WOLF from Eun-Ha Paek
Imagine My Bloody Valentine distortion with the raw sound and monotone vocals of Joy Division, and you might have some insight as to what to expect from these up-and-coming rockers. Armed with guitarist Oliver Akerman’s self made effects pedals (through his company Death By Audio) and a talent for voluminous melodics, A Place to Bury Strangers have been attacking eardrums all over the country for nearly three years since their first EP in 2006.
Top 50 Singles of 2008 Idle hands - THE GUTTER TWINS
The step and the walk - THE DUKE SPIRIT To fix the gash in your head - A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
And headliners A Place to Bury Strangers are widely known as New York’s loudest band; those of you who missed My Bloody Valentine last fall may get to experience an equivalent sonic assault. Nothing soothes the anxiety of unemployment better than 130 decibel soundwaves. Bring earplugs, but go.
Holy Fuck: It was HF’s second show here within six months (shortly after they appeared on SEE’s cover, they were among the shortlist for the Polaris Prize), but the highlight this time around was Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers, who are now looking like one of the hottest emerging noise-rock outfits in North America.
A Place to Bury Strangers