Rockers (1978 Film), Magical Beautiful

The First Menagerie

Rockers (1978 Film)

Magical Beautiful

Thu, October 18, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

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Rockers (1978 Film)
Rockers (1978 Film)
Treating music and movie fans to the seldom seen 1978 film ROCKERS and a live set by Chicago band MAGICAL, BEAUTIFUL, the First Menagerie--a celebration of film, music, and more--is set to take place on Thursday, October 18th at the Hideout.

Starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth, Dillinger and Jacob Miller, ROCKERS (1978, 100 min., BluRay) was originally set to be a documentary about reggae culture. Instead, director Theodoros Bafaloukos made a fascinating docudrama about a hustler turned record distributor trying to retrieve his stolen motorbike from mobsters so he can spread the gospel of dub. The Onion AV Club's Noel Murray compares it to the better known THE HARDER THEY COME, saying it's "arguably a better film, as well as a better explication of what the island's music is all about."

After the film is a set by Chicago's Magical, Beautiful. Grant Purdum reviewed their latest record ecstatically in SIGNAL TO NOISE: THE JOURNAL OF IMPROVISED AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC: "Magical Beautiful flaunt all manner of potential with Here Come the Wild Waves (I Hear a New World) in Beta Band-esque fashion. With a record this dynamic in the can, the only question is whether MB can maintain their creative momentum, venturing as they do into the orbit of synth saturn, noise neptune and prog pluto."
Magical Beautiful
Magical Beautiful
"Magical Beautiful flaunt all manner of potential with Here Come the Wild Waves (I Hear a New World) in Beta Band-esque fashion. With a record this dynamic in the can, the only question is whether MB can maintain their creative momentum, venturing as they do into the orbit of synth saturn, noise neptune and prog pluto. There's a feeling a lot of thought and care have gone into every nook/cranny. As mad stabs at metronome and programming dissolve in a FIZZ-KERSPLUME and puff out of existence, they usher in a new section with stretches of lasers, synth/sample math, dub-rock, middling vocals, smooth stabs at Stereolab and instances where it wouldn't be weird to mention No Means No, nor Unicorns, nor Radiohead. You just can't put a price on that; never could. I'm in." (- Grant Purdum, 2012)
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com