Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Madisonfest Documentary- Repost

Thursday 1/25, 9 PM, at the Bluish Barn (712 N. Fifth Avenue) in Ann
Arbor, FREE, BYOB. From the Bluish Barn's website
http://www.bluishbarn.com :

"Madisonfest: a Documentary

Next Thursday January 25th is your chance to hear one song by almost
every single performer at last Summer's Madisonfest. (One person
declined to be filmed and the footage of two others was ruined
somehow.) Local filmmaker Shawn Wernette was there with his camera
during the entire local music festival, and he's premiering his
finished work here at the Bluish Barn.

Of course, if you missed the Madisonfest, this is your chance to get a
sense of what happened. But what I like about the format is that it
performs a sort of leveling to what can be a confusing and seemingly
impenetrable local music scene for people who might not have ever
heard of Madisonfest. You don't have to be part of the scene to know
about some obscure house show where one of these artists is playing.
You don't have to stay up late in a smoky bar or sit awkwardly among a
bunch of reverent scenesters. And you don't have to be assaulted with
reminders about merch for sale or feel weird about leaving to go to
the bathroom - or just leaving. People ignorant of the local "folk"
scene - or whatever it's called - can judge the performers alongside
each other onscreen, one song at a time.

It's incredibly mediated, but incredibly convenient, like many modern
pleasures. Come get to know a huge chunk of Ann Arbor's local music
scene in 2 hours in the comfort of the Bluish Barn parlor room."

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