>> WEIRD BEARDS @ 6:00pm [NEW LONDON HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM] <<
SAVE OUR MUSIC is a New London music showcase produced by Neff Productions to benefit the 7th Regiment, New London’s Drum and Bugle Corps.
The 7th Regiment was formed in 2002 and is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to teaching youth music, marching and performing arts. The corps is comprised of a drum line, brass line, front-line ensemble and color guard. Through performance and competition the regiment seek to develop character, leadership and life skills to its membership. As any educational non-profit the 7th Regiment continues to explore fund raising efforts to help with the purchase and upkeep of instruments and uniforms and to defray the costs of travel, lodging and competition fees.
SAVE OUR MUSIC is created to be an inclusive showcase of not only local and surrounding musical talent, but also of all the ancillary music resources available locally.
12:00 pm | say WHAT
12:45 pm | SPITHEAD & Co.
1:30 pm | CHASING TRINITY
2:15 pm | TOTAL BOLSHEVIKS
3:00 pm | SKY ISLAND
3:45 pm | BEDROOM REHAB CORPORATION
4:30 pm | LO-Fi RADIOSTARS
5:15 pm | ABOVE/BELOW
6:00 pm | WEIRD BEARDS
6:45 pm | 7th REGIMENT
7:00 pm | Autograph Signing Bad Boy Recording Artist CASSIE
8:15 pm | GONE FOR GOOD
~ Free clinics, workshops and discussions will be offered in adjacent music and break out rooms, hosted by local and guest artists and other professionals, covering topics from ‘how -to’ workshops to panel discussions offering industry advice on approaching music as a professional career.
Drum Clinic —– by Caruso’s Music School
Guitar Clininc —– by Caruso’s Music School
Bass Clinic —– by Caruso’s Music School
Producing Beats —– by The Beat X-Change
Juggling and Scratching —– by the Beat X-Change
Lyric Writing —– by The Writer’s Block
Home Recording 101 —– TBD
Booking, Press Kits & Demos —– by Sean Murray, The Oasis Pub
~ Vendors will exhibit their products, services and organizations in the main lobby. Discover the depth of music resources available in the area. Band merchandise and recordings will be available.
~ Bad Boy Records recording artist CASSIE will be on hand for an autograph session from 7pm to 8pm
~ The 7th Regiment will be performing in the auditorium at 6:45pm. Also, in an effort to provide amenities, the regiment will also be vending food in the cafeteria.
*** Ticket price $10 ***
Great Success! <borat voice, the SENE Festival kickoff was of utmost excellence, the people, the films, the muzak, the beer, and the opportunity to play inside Kay Studios, the largest indoor movie studio in Rhode Island was a blast. Big thank yous to everyone who helped make this happen, Linda Dwyer for booking our crazy selves, Frito as always, Motif Magazine, Jay Walker (& his son Luke Sky Walker), and all others who were a part of the experience. Hope the rest of the festival was as much of a success and we’re sure it was, can’t wait to kick of the next one!
In other news, THIS FRIDAY WE’RE IN MIDDLETOWN @ JAVAPALOOZA, always a good time!
It’s much more than your average film fest
01:00 AM EDT on Thursday, April 2, 2009
Journal Staff Writer
Make way for movies, music and art.
The Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival is Thursday through Sunday in Providence. And it is as advertised: films, music and arts, and lots of them.
“We felt we could offer Southern New England something different,” says Don Farias, the festival’s producing director. “There are a lot of film festivals but there wasn’t one with films, music and arts. We’re combining it all together because art and music is part of film.”
The inaugural festival features 60 films, 8 bands and 7 artists (for more on the music portion of the festival, see Page D9). In addition, there’s also a party to open the festival and a party to close it. There are three receptions to meet the participating filmmakers and artists. And there’s also a filmmaking workshop for children.
The films, which include nine features and three documentaries, run a range of lengths, from a couple of hours to a few minutes. Four of them — The Curse of Micah Rood, The Other Side of the Tracks, Courthouse Girls of Farmland and Ranchero — will be reviewed in tomorrow’s Lifebeat Movies section.
“Our films offer something for everyone: drama, comedy, romance, horror, action-adventure and even music videos,” Farias says.
The films will be presented in three different Providence venues: RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal St.; Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main St.; and Avon Cinema, 260 Thayer St.
Farias said interest by filmmakers and musicians in the festival, as reflected by submissions for participation, was tremendous: about 300 films from 39 countries, and about 50 bands/musicians from around the country. The opening gala, Thursday at 7 p.m. in Kay Studios, 66 Valley St., Providence, gives the three-part flavor of the festival: exhibited art work, music by the band Weird Beards and about 25 minutes of trailers of films in the festival.
“People can see the trailers and say, ‘I’d like to see that.’ ”
Admission to the gala is $25. Tickets for most screenings are $8, $5 for seniors and students. For more information and a complete schedule of the festival, visit senefilm.org.