New event combines live music, film and projector art • Glam Adelaide

New event combines live music, film and projector art

When the high-rise apartments started to go up in Adelaide’s inner city, the live music venues started to go down.

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When the high-rise apartments started to go up in Adelaide's inner city, the live music venues started to go down.

Now, new documentary film Echotone, proves the problem isn't peculiar to Adelaide alone.

Echotone is a brand new documentary screening in its Australian premiere at the KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD film festival this month at the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide.

Mercury Cinema event co-ordinator and musician Mr Ross McHenry believes that although residents complaining about loud music isn't a new thing it's amazing how identical the problem is both in Adelaide and Austin.

"Austin has really built a brand on its live music," he said.

"It's the home of the world-famous SouthXSouthWest Festival, some really great bands call Austin home, yet the music industry is under serious threat from a bunch of apartment buildings and some cranky residents. It's funny that Adelaide went through this exact same thing a decade ago," said Mr McHenry.

To honor the similarities between Adelaide and Austin, the Mercury Cinema will launch it's Austin film festival with a performance by local band LIKE LEAVES, who will perform live in the cinema accompanied by live projector art by Hal Bird and Big Dos.

"We're going all out," Mr McHenry said.

"We want to show our solidarity with Austin and make enough noise here in Adelaide, so they can hear us over in our sister city in Texas," he said.

Tickets to the opening night film, Echotone include a live performance by LIKE LEAVES, live projector art on the big screen and complimentary drinks.

"This could be the first cultural collaboration between Adelaide and one of its sister cities," Mr McHenry said.

"It'll certainly be one of the most fun," he said.

Who     Mercury Cinema / Festival of Unpopular Culture
What    Launch of Keep Austin Weird Fest
Where    13 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000
When    This Saturday, 8th Oct @ 6PM
Why    Celebrate the similarities between Adelaide and its sister city – Austin in Texas USA.

 

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