Friday, July 18, 2014

Tom Verlaine, Dean Wareham and others to perform Warhol program in October

Posted By on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Andy Warhol, Jack’s Cigarette (excerpt from Batman Dracula), 1964
  • Film still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum
  • Andy Warhol, Jack’s Cigarette (excerpt from Batman Dracula), 1964

In the fall of 2008, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips came to Pittsburgh to perform a live-music program set to Andy Warhol's famous "screen test" films, as commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum. The program, part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, was a world premiere.

Now the Warhol is bringing Wareham back, along with a number of other rock-music luminaries, to set more Warhol films to live music. "Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films" is a new project curated by Wareham (of Galaxie 500, Luna), bringing together Tom Verlaine (of Television), Martin Rev (Suicide), Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter). All five musicians will perform live, in accompaniment to the previously unseen Warhol films, featuring everyone from Marcel Duchamp to Allen Ginsberg and Warhol himself.

The world-premiere event takes place Fri., Oct. 17, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland; tickets run $15-20. More info on the Warhol's site.

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