Johalla Projects gallerist Anna Cerniglia, Hide singer Heather Gabel, and filmmaker Robert Stockwell bring the second annual Palace Film Festival to the Studebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan) on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23. It features a slew of unconventional filmmakers, plus several mostly local (and equally unconventional) musicians. This wolf is geared up for Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, scored by one-man electro army and Midwich label founder Jim Magas. It screens Friday, before drum warhorse Noah Leger collaborates with multimedia artist Mark Comiskey; Olivia Block closes the night pairing sound with 35-millimeter slides. Saturday includes short films by drummer Theo Katsaounis and experimental musician Rolan Vega; music videos for Sich Mang, Gel Set, Lykanthea, and Oakeater; and live sets by Hide (accompanied by a short film), Pod Blotz, and Three Legged Race. Friday’s program runs from 6 to 10 PM, and costs $15; Saturday’s runs from 2 to 10 PM and costs $30, $15 for a half day.
On Friday, January 22, Chicago house veteran Derrick Carter drops a reissue of 1994’s Sweetened—No Lemon, originally released under the name Sound Patrol by local label Organico. The new version of this atmospheric double album (on Arts & Labour) includes a third LP with four previously unreleased tracks. Last year’s two-track sampler from Sweetened—No Lemon is still available at Gramaphone Records.
On Saturday, January 23, Metro hosts the Louder Than a Bomb mixtape release—part of the Winter Block Party presented by WBEZ, Vocalo, and Young Chicago Authors. Soul poet Jamila Woods headlines; R&B singer Ravyn Lenae, Closed Sessions rapper Kweku Collins, and rising MC Ric Wilson open. v
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