CIMMFest Presents: Beware! The Pop Apocolypse

CIMMFest Presents: Beware! The Pop Apocolypse

Prince Rama, The Buttress, Never Forever

Sat, May 3, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

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CIMMFest Presents: Beware! The Pop Apocolypse
CIMMFest Presents: Beware! The Pop Apocolypse
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Our world may have begun with a “Bang,” but will end with a “Pop!” This special music & movies event stars Prince Rama, the controversial Brooklyn band known for their hallucinatory mix of new age and new wave. In addition to a ceremonial live performance, Prince Rama will screen their short film “Never Forever,” in which sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson team up with visionary director Lily X. Wahrman for a ‘revalation-ary’ mix of disco and ritual.

The evening will also feature the avant garde rap stylings of The Buttress and a screening of their psychedelic horror film “Ghost Gang.”
Prince Rama
Prince Rama
“What the hell is that?” is a question pretty familiar to the controversial Brooklyn band Prince Rama. The answer is far from simple; sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures from pools of fake blood, conducted group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts and have now finished inventing an apocalypse on which to base their new pseudo-compilation album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, comprised of ten singles “channeled” from fictional deceased pop bands. Their often unpredictable live shows incorporate elements of psychedelic ceremony, performance art, and dancefloor initiation rite, and when Animal Collective’s Avey Tare discovered them in a Texas dive bar in 2010, they were equipping the audience with handmade shoes clad with broken chimes. They signed to Paw Tracks shortly thereafter, and have since released Shadow Temple and Trust Now, which peaked at #3 and #6 on the Billboard New Age Charts respectively. In only four years, Prince Rama have released a prolific six albums and toured in four of the seven continents, recording with members of Animal Collective and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Their art has been exhibited internationally at the Whitney Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and the MoMA PS 1 VW Dome, to name a few. Taraka recently published a manifesto on the “NOW AGE” that puts forth Prince Rama’s aesthetic and metaphysical philosophies, which has been met with both hatred and praise from art and music worlds alike. One thing is certain: whatever it is they are, Prince Rama are constantly breaking the mold of what is acceptable to forge a dizzying universe that is wholly their own.
The Buttress
The Buttress
Straight outta New Jersey & currently residing in Chicago, the Buttress (AKA The Flyest Buttress) is a filmmaker turned rapper as of October 31, 2012. Although she enjoys butt humor, the name is a reference to the architectural structure. Citing RZA as her biggest influence, the Buttress describes the content of her music as “deep & dark”, rapping about such topics as the Old Testament, phenomenology, and filicide, to name a few. Along with her crew Ghost Gang, she is currently producing a lineup of music videos to be dropped in succession over the course of 2013, of which “Pilgrims by the Millions” is the first. Stay tuned!
Never Forever
"Never Forever" A short film By Lily X and Prince Rama
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com