Is the music video as we know it dead? Hell no it’s not. In fact, we here at Cinema Speakeasy believe that it’s enjoying a major renaissance.
Thanks to cheap technology and easy-access distribution outlets (let’s give credit where it’s due: YouTube), every budding director can go forth and engage in that beautiful collaboration that spawned the careers of people like Spike Jonze and Hype Williams.
We called out to our community for their best stuff – and boy did they come through. Out of the scores of amazing submissions, we chose the videos that we thought best evidenced the symphonic symbiosis that can happen when filmmakers and musicians see eye-to-eye. From norteño to hip-hop, electronic to shoegazer, we got eclectic like JD’s got Salinger.
On Saturday June 18th, come on down to Voyeur for our first ever Music Video Mega-Mix. You’ll get video premieres from some bands you know and some you’ve never heard of, and – as always – a rollicking boozy good time.
This is Cinema Speakeasy’s second anniversary. Wear a party hat and help us start our terrible twos with style.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Saturday June 18th, 2011
Doors open at 7:00, program starts at 8:00. Don’t be late.
Voyeur (7969 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood)
Street parking: Carpool!
What’s a party without a raffle? We’ve got some good stuff: An H & M discount card, Voyeur drink tickets for the evening, a rockstar worthy men’s jacket from Rey Aquino Designs, and more…
Suggested donation: $5 at the door
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This event is 21+ We check IDs, so don’t even try it whippersnapper.
‘Don’t Believe It’ by Patrick Joseph, Directed by Brooke Hanson
‘Break’ by Malakai, Directed by Mark Spencer & William Spencer
‘Gimme More’ by Christopher Dallman, Directed by Derek Woods
‘Amalgam’ by Halos, Directed by Josh Soskin
‘Por Ti’ by Hermanos Herrera, Directed by Stephen Dypiangco
‘Island’ by Akron/Family, Directed by Dan Gahr
‘Gangsta n Police’ by dr. Israel, Directed by David Sauvage
‘Open the Door’ by Henry Wolfe, Directed by Yelena Zhelezov
‘TEDActive 2011 Music Video,’ By Jill Sobule, Wendy Melvoin, Annie Clark, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Lisa Coleman, Aaron Sterling, Directed by Hiro Murai
‘The Forest’ by Mirah, Directed by Lauryn Siegel
‘Take On Me’ Literal Video, Created by Dustin McLean
‘In The Sun’ by She and Him, Directed by Peyton Reed
We hope to see you there!Follow @cinemaspeakeasy