Thursday, 4 February 2010
Alan Courtis & Aaron Moore, and No Deposit No Return Blues - A documentary of Sandy Bull by his daughter KC Bull
Wed 10th Feb 8pm £3 Tickets available from wegottickets.com
Following their appearance in The Wire's and other 2009 end-of-year polls for their 'Brokebox Juke' lp, Courtis/Moore return to the UK to perform live improvised soundtracks to this Argentine found-film collage.
The film compiles a selection of Argentine home movies mainly from the 1970’s. The footage was originally recorded in Super-8 and now transferred to digital to be screened in public. The compilation shows diverse aspects of daily life in diverse Argentine cities and rural scenes, bringing a portrait of Argentinian collective memory from those years, to the sound of the drone, abstract psychedelia and free rock improvisation of Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore.
Moore has also of late been touring in his band with NoNeck Blues Band's Dave Nuss, Amolvacy, and has just completed 4 performances in New York as part of Boredoms for their Boadrum9 shows. And of course, he's an integral member of the increasingly seminal Volcano The Bear, who have, in the words of The Wire, "produced some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record and on stage…”. Or, as Losing Today puts it, “No one sounds, has sounded or will ever sound quite like Volcano the Bear.”
We're also gonna be giving people a second chance to see the incredible film by KC Bull about her father, the late, great, still (insanely) largely undiscovered guitar/oud player Sandy Bull - No Deposit, No Return Blues. KC came to Salford to show the film last July and it was a beautiful, intimate portrait of a clearly dearly loved Dad as well as one of the world's most respected "guitar players". Sandy pioneered the use of eastern instruments within the 'rock' framework as well as being one of the earliest exponents of guitar ragas. If you dig the playing of John Fahey, the very recently departed Jack Rose, Matt Valentine, Robbie Basho or Richard Bishop, you'll have your mind blown by Sandy Bull. As rare as original footage of Sandy is, KC has managed to source it and it's a total treat to see, whether you already know and love his work or are being exposed to it for the first time.