Off the Cuff: Four Eyes
Enjoy these four spur-of-the-moment activities this Tuesday evening!
CD102.5 presents the Midwest premiere of Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck Five. Q & A with Jenni Matz to follow the film
Like countless rockers before them, childhood best friends started a band in a basement with a couple simple goals in mind: have fun and play good music. As one of the first bands to develop the new “emo” sound, they were at the forefront of a movement that included Shellac, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker and Karp (with whom they later recorded a legendary 12″ split). Rye Coalition’s first recording was a demo cassette tape (1994′s “Dancing Man”, self-released), backed by an East Coast tour in a beat up schoolbus long before most of them had their driver’s license. For over a decade they blasted through a seemingly endless array of basement shows and dive bar gigs as their talent and fan base grew. They released albums on indie labels and toured the country on bigger and bigger bills: (At-the-Drive-in, Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age , Foo Fighters). After gaining momentum from 2002′s “On Top” LP, engineered by Steve Albini, they were signed to Dreamworks Records and none other than Dave Grohl (Nirvana) came on as their producer. Then, it all imploded. As Henry Owings of Chunklet put it- “Rye Coalition has had the worst luck of any band I can think of.” This film traces their career (culled from over 20 years of home movies and unseen tour footage) supplemented with new interviews with the band and those who know them best. Although the band was praised by critics and supported by an absurdly dedicated grassroots fan base, somehow these Jersey rockers never got their due. Until now.
Popcorn and soda provided.
Art21 has come to Denison! Enjoy watching season 7 prior to the nationwide premiere. Watch and learn about artists featured in the series as they demonstrate the breath of artistic practice across the United States.
Each episode will have a short discussion panel comprised of Junior and Senior Studio Art and Art History majors along with special alumni guests.
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Grab a cup of coffee @ the MAC, sit down, fire up your laptop or just hang in the gallery and listen to some music. The Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club has been jammin’ the coffee house scene around Columbus for years. They have landed @ the MAC, playing in the galleries among some orginal art and entertaining the audiences who love their music. Your newest “artful” coffeehouse. Come to listen for the evening, study, read, relax or just drop in. WIFI, Music and java included.
The characters of forgotten and lesser-known fairy tales have gathered to lament their fates in an odd celebration of sorts. Ashley Pelt complains that Cinderella stole her story and fame. Hacon Grizzlebeard bemoans his name alone scares away the maidens. Kisa gripes that while her story has a happy ending, she never gets a prince. When an evil villain materializes, the fairy tale characters must work together to triumph over evil. What will happen next? Join Mayhem & Mystery in your favorite fairy tale attire for a unique and fun event. See if everyone will live happily ever after. Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, & 30, and October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2014.
Performances take place in and around the audience. The cast chooses several audience members for minor roles. Everyone tries to solve the crime and win a prize. Price (25.95) includes dinner (bread, salad, select entrees, dessert, and coffee/tea/pop) and mystery show; tax and gratuity additional. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 614.464.0143. All Scripts are by Jerry and Tamra Francis. Additional details are available at www.mayhemmystery.com.