Final night of the Vol. 6 tour and look what a good Samaritan donated to us in Dallas! Going out with a bang. We played 14 countries, 139 shows and all 50 states since last April. (Some say it was 20 states too many.) So thanks to all those who came out and supported us. New show to come in the fall. In the meantime, we’ll be getting to know our new video girlfriend. Wonder if the contest to “win a date with the real video girlfriend” is still accepting entries?
For four days, in Boston, Providence, Danbury, and Brooklyn, the two titans of the found universe, Found Footage Festival and FOUND Magazine, will go toe-to-toe in a battle royale of found stuff. Both camps—Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show With David Letterman) of the FFF, and Peter and Davy Rothbart (This American Life) of FOUND—will be sharing their favorite finds to determine once and for all whether found notes or found videos will reign supreme. There will be music, comedy and blood. Tickets at foundfootagefest.com/tour.
April 25th – Boston – Brattle Theatre - Tickets
April 26th – Providence – Cable Car Cinema - Tickets
April 27th – Danbury – Heirloom Arts Theatre - Tickets
April 28th – Brooklyn – Littlefield – Tickets
Update: FFF wins! Rematch set for this fall in Washington, DC. Winner to take control of America.
It has often never been said that Found Footage Festival inspires some of our lifetime’s great works of art. Animator and cartoonist Kaio Scott made this awesome FFF art. Look at that attention to detail!
A few months ago, Tim Harrington was a guest at our monthly “VCR Party” at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Anyone knowing Tim as the singer of Les Savy Fav knows that he is just about the greatest frontman in rock ‘n’ roll there is. But Tim is also a very funny video maker, as you are about to see here, in “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” More of Tim’s videos can be seen here.
This blog post is sponsored by the C3 convention, who wish to remind you, but don’t want to bother you, that it’s time again for Calm Com Con! The Calm Communication Convention! Featuring shock jock Garrison Keilor and Calmakazi the world’s only mellow Kiss tribute act.
After an incredible European tour in 2012, we will make our triumpant return in March with an all-new show created especially for audiences in the UK and Ireland. Featuring newly found VHS training videos, home movies, instructional tapes, exercise videos, public access footage, and several gems we dug up in England last year. Two weeks only–mark your calendars!
Here’s just a small sample of what is in store…
Found Footage Festival’s 2013 UK/Ireland Tour
18th March – 8 p.m. – Dublin, Ireland – The Sugar Club
19th March – 8 p.m. – Belfast, Northern Ireland – The Black Box
20th March – 9 p.m. – Edinburgh, Scotland – Cameo Picturehouse
21st March – 9 p.m. – Glasgow, Scotland – Grosvenor Cinema
22nd March – 9 p.m. – Liverpool, England – Picturehouse at FACT
23rd March – 9 p.m. – Leeds, England – Hyde Park Picturehouse
24th March – 9 p.m. – Manchester, England – Jabez Clegg
25th March – 9 p.m. – Birmingham, England – The Electric Cinema
26th March – 9 p.m. – Bristol, England – Watershed
27th-30th March – 9:30 p.m. – London, England – Soho Theatre
And check out this incredible poster created by Simon Turner from Liverpool!
Hollywood must have been running out of things to talk about, because Nick and Joe were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, talking about VHS and showing some of our favorite videos.
Here’s part 1:
And here’s part 2: