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While the on-going visual exhibition ‘Projection Bias’ continues, Courtney will be visiting Antenna Gallery on Thursday night to premiere his newest “swamp-rock-doc.” entitled “In The Golden Blood of The Sunlight”. The 23 minute film centers around the Portland, Oregon based band ‘The Singing Knives’ as they spent a month in New Orleans and out in the Jean-Lafitte swamp. Also included in the line-up, Courtney will also be screening his infamous 2007 underground short rock-doc ‘Long Way Back To Paradise’ as well as his award-winning short film ‘My Dying Day’ based around the last months of his Father’s life as he battled an aggressive form of cancer. All trailers can be found in the ‘Films’ section of the site as well as further information on each doc. “In The Golden Blood of the Sunlight” will open the night @ 8PM. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please visit: http://www.press-street.com/antenna, or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! xoxo
‘Wild Yaks’ are from Brooklyn, New York. Their performance was apparently booked last minute, and we are all very thankful that they were able to play at The Saint. A great show all together. Their energy was so powerful and positive, that it seemed rather strange that during the middle of their set, a beer bottle was thrown at the Bassist from some asshole in the crowd, hitting him in the face, and causing the band to drop their instruments and storm out of the bar in hot pursuit of the drunken idiot. Outside, beers were spilt, childish name calling ensued, and unconnected swings occurred before being broken up by onlookers. Without missing a beat, the band rushed back inside and was back on stage ready to rock again. And that they did.
To give you a better feel of what were all about - here’s a quick promo. Otherwise, take a few minutes to scroll through and enjoy!
Time to change up the pace a bit. Guitar ‘Lightnin’ Lee is a blues musician from the lower ninth, and a true legend of New Orleans. He has such an incredible presence that just by sitting in front of an audience and telling them stories of what each song is about, everyone was captivated. His band, strangely enough, consists mainly of the members of ‘Die Rotzz’ (See below) who prove that they can take a step away from intense punk rock to slow it down a bit and still sound great. ‘Lightnin’ is just one of those guys who you can’t help but feel fortunate to have seen perform live.
‘Die Rotzz’ are New Orleans legends, and after witnessing this performance, I can certainly understand why. An incredibly tight, fast-paced set of songs that are sure to get stuck in your head for days. With vocals that sound similar to G.G. Allin, and drunken banter between songs that involve calling the audience ‘Fags’, it’s no wonder why a fist fight, strangle fest broke out in the audience between an aggressive male fan, and totally pissed off drunk woman. Just another Thursday night down at The Saint…
‘Jean Eric’ closed the night, turning what felt to be an early 90’s grunge show feel like an early 90’s dance party. Nothing short of amazing. Electro beats mixed with lyrics such as “I don’t like my shit fucked up Bro/You know I don’t like it fucked”, ‘Jean Eric’ may have been seemingly mis-billed at first glance, but a dance party is always the perfect way to end the night. Especially when executed as amazing as this…
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