How do you follow an Evening With Spike Lee at City Winery? With more great films, concerts, and panels of course! Today’s lineup features some really cool discussions early in the day: At noon head over to Emporium Arcade for The Legacy Of Lounge Ax. They’ll be talking about the significance of the rock club that closed its doors 15 years ago. 1st Ward is hosting Unsound, an all-star panel featuring Hank Shocklee, Mark Ribot, Count, and Jeffrey Boxer to discuss free internet culture and the corporate takeover of the internet and how it effects the creative world.
If you’d rather just check out some films today, head over to Logan Theatre and find a litany of great options: at 12:30 Killer B3 is playing. It’s a documentary about the Hammond B3 organ, a 425-pound beast with a unique sound that features in a lot of great songs. 3:35 is your chance to catch Theory Of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents. The director and producer brought about 40 minutes of the documentary to CIMM Fest last year, and now they have the whole thing ready. If you’re a fan of the avant garde experimental band, you really need to see this. Rye Coalition: The Story Of The Hard Luck 5 plays at 6:45. It follows a band as they work tirelessly to make it as a post-hardcore band, and when they finally get their shot it all comes crashing down. A great film if you love rooting for the underdog. American B-Side plays at 8:45. It’s a documentary that can sometimes feel like a fever dream as it follows Joe Fletcher through the American south, picking up records and finding their creators.
If you’re looking for a great set of music tonight, CIMM Fest has you covered there as well. Over at City Winery Todd Snider will be performing with Rorey Carroll at 6pm. At 7 The Hideout will have a special CIMM Fest edition of Get Off The Couch, a singer/songwriter showcase featuring Laura Joy, Free Lion, Frances Luke Accord and Dickie. Catch a late-night set by B3 organ master Chris Foreman at The Green Mill in Uptown at 11pm.
You can find tickets for all these events and more on the CIMM Fest website!