Pop Goes the Culture
The SAMOPC hosts a night of music and a movie
The museum plays host this Saturday, June 6, to a night of music and a movie, sunshine and gloom. The sunshine (and music) comes in the form of Vinyl Dharma, a local Austin band whose electronic music leanings carry a post-Ecstatic pop glow, as reflected by their catchy signature tune "The Sunshine Rave."
The movie – and the gloom – come in the form of Control, Anton Corbijn's acclaimed biopic of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division before committing suicide at the age of 23. Control may be a perfect match of subject and director. Corbijn's body of work as a rock music photographer is broad and deep, and includes images of Joy Division taken throughout the band's all-too-brief career. The film is shot in black and white, which besides being a natural predilection of Corbijn, may also have been the only way to record the endless gray of Manchester in the late Seventies. Either way, if you're looking for an antidote to spring heat and blue skies, this may be it.
Events begin at 7:09pm on Saturday, June 7, with Vinyl Dharma playing at 8:30pm, and Control following at 9:30pm. For further information, visit the museum website at www.samopc.com or call 440-8318.