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Stinkweeds Presents Point Reyes at Filmbar

Monday, Jan. 23 will be a special evening for local businesses Stinkweeds and FilmBar.

What could local independent record store Stinkweeds be presenting at local independent theater, bar and lounge FilmBar?

A night of music and visual media from Brooklyn-based Point Reyes, and local acts Wooden Indian and Tetra String Quartet.

Wait, who is Point Reyes?
Asa Horvitz, Kyle Farrell, Dan Bindschedler and Jack Randall. The band recently finished a four-month residency in Europe, which was funded in part by a Fulbright grant awarded to Horvitz and shared with bandmates Farrell and Bindschedler. Their residency in Warsaw, Poland, was dedicated to developing, as they wrote, rehearsed and played with great fervor. The fruition of their European holiday is their debut album, Warszawa, released Jan. 12, 2012 on the Portugal-based tape label CAKES AND TAPES.

If you’re wondering what four months in Poland does (musically) to a Brooklyn band, listen to their album opener “Maine“:

Isn’t Wooden Indian that psych-folk band?
Yup! But they’re self described as: “…young men who’ve carried our suburban white-boy blues on into adulthood and who now employ rhythms and melodies to pursue lost ecstasies that the world might have offered if it weren’t paved and closed at night.”

Here, check out their track “Expensive Fur“:

Tetra String Quartet sounds fancy, what are they all about?
Well, the group formed in 2009. It includes four members: Chrystal Smothers, Heidi Wright, Louis Privitera and Jenna Dalbey. In addition to performing across the Phoenix area, in venues ranging from intimate coffee shops to concert halls, all of the members teach music privately, and through college workshops, their program Tetra Time, and in conjunction with local music school Rosie’s House.

Clearly it’s not Christmas time, but hear their version of “Silent Night“:

So what else can we expect from the evening?
Besides visual media on FilmBar’s 16′ x 9′ screen and live music from three bands, two of which are local? The FilmBar’s sound-proof theater is where all the music and visual magic will be taking place, but attendees can socialize in the cozy lounge too, with a drink. The venue sells 30 different craft beers and 15 different wines.

Is this a one time thing?
We hope not! The plan is for this to be the first of many nights hosted by Stinkweeds. The lineup may vary, but the general concept should remain. In the words of Stinkweeds:

“…you can expect a night or two a month where we will be either in the bar, spinning tunes we think you need to hear and ones you might already know and love, or hosting bands, local and otherwise, in the theater room. On those nights, you can expect trivia, give-aways, guest DJs, not yet released tunes and just all around good people.”

Find out more details, and RSVP on the Facebook event page.


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