Brilliant! Brit electro-pop hits Loring Park. London’s Justin Mount, aka Metronomy, has been causing a considerable stir recently. Feted by everyone from Bright Eyes to Franz Ferdinand to Gorillaz (all of whom he has remixed), Metronomy’s live shows feature his band, which “will blow your wig off” (Losingtoday). Citing influences such as Devo, Kraftwerk, and Zappa, Metronomy’s distinctive sounds fuses melodica, accordion, guitar, and found sounds into a disarming and charming mash-up of Krautrock, dancehall, polka, pop, and folk.
Movie: Written on the Wind
Proving that money doesn’t buy happiness, Sirk’s baroque masterpiece follows the decline of spoiled sibling millionaires Kyle and Marylee (Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone). Kyle’s wife (Lauren Bacall) and his friend Mitch (Rock Hudson) grow closer as they find themselves cleaning up the messes left by the decadent brats. The familial tension becomes unbearable as the siblings slip deeper into a booze-fueled frenzy and embarrassing promiscuity. 1956, U.S., color, 16mm, 99 minutes.
DJ: Thomas Kwong