We are so very proud to announce and formally invite you all to this unique event we’ve put together with some of our best friends. On Monday, April 1st, we’re going to screen the 1988 movie Tapeheads at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. Shaun Lopez of Far / Crosses (†††) will be our DJ for the evening, and 8mm will perform.
Tapeheads is one of several films that is in our DNA here at Antiquiet, and right from the first conception of this movie night idea, it was the perfect choice, the only choice, to start with. At times, our plight has mirrored the plight of the film’s Video Aces, and the movie itself sits on the same shelf as a few underrated and/or under-hip bands that we sometimes see as our own Swanky Modes. If none of this makes sense to you, well, just come up, trust us, and see the movie. Otherwise, come up and see it again, and bring some friends. We just might be able to line up some special surprises between now and then.
The lovely and amazing 8mm will be performing after the movie. In case you’re new here, you need not look further than their Antiquiet Session or their newest album Between The Devil & Two Black Hearts to convince yourself to put this event on your calendar.
Throughout the night, Shaun Lopez will be playing, well, whatever he feels like playing, because we trust his taste in music. Maybe you guys can talk him into trying out some new Crosses shit.
Doors at 8, and admission is free. Feel free to RSVP on Facebook, though it’s not at all required.
Hope to see you there!
Wikipedia: Tapeheads is a 1988 comedy film directed by Bill Fishman. The film stars John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Sam Moore and Junior Walker. The movie was produced by Michael Nesmith, who is seen briefly in the film as a bottled water delivery man.
After losing their jobs as security guards, best friends Ivan (John Cusack) and Josh (Tim Robbins) start a music video production company called “Video Aces.” When they meet their childhood heroes, 1970s soul duo The Swanky Modes (Sam Moore and Junior Walker), Ivan and Josh concoct a scheme to give them a new audience by hijacking a Menudo concert, getting them to perform in Menudo’s place, and broadcasting it live across the country on a television satellite hook-up.
The movie also features a fake ad spot for a real Los Angeles restaurant, Roscoe’s House Of Chicken ‘N Waffles. People who make appearances in the film include: Mary Crosby, of the nighttime soap opera Dallas; character actors Clu Gulager and Doug McClure; footballer Lyle Alzado; 1960s icon Connie Stevens; Soul Train host Don Cornelius; singer Courtney Love; original “Human Beat-Box” Doug E. Fresh; ska-punk band Fishbone (who also performs the incidental score) as “Ranchbone;” Lords Of The New Church singer Stiv Bators; Ted Nugent; “Weird Al” Yankovic; and Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, in a cameo as an FBI agent.