A night of eye-popping short films, live music and an epic dance party
The FilmShop brings something irresistibly sweet to a silver screen near you with its Eye Candy event at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn on August 11th. It’s a night of short films; live music performances by Project Jenny, Project Jan and Analog Fire; and grooves by DJ Russ (of Flavorpill and soldoutmusic.com) and Bande à Part. A chicken in every pot, a little Eye Candy in every iPad—come have your visual cherry popped.
Doors open: 8:00 p.m.
Address: 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
PROJECT JENNY, PROJECT JAN
Billboard magazine described Project Jenny, Project Jan’s latest album, Home Sweet Home, as a “shockingly dynamic, danceable affair.” That’s not all the critics are saying about singer Jeremy Haines and programmer/keyboardist Sammy Rubin. CMJ raves “their ability to write catchy songs is just undeniable”—it also named their previous album one of the Top 25 Albums of the Year. Project Jenny, Project Jan’s quirky yet sophisticated electronic sound draws influences from bands such as Aphex Twin, Basement Jaxx, and Gorillaz. No strangers to film, the Brooklyn-based duo was featured on the silver screen playing their song “Negative” in the 2008 movie Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Producers Eno Freedman Brodmann and Greg Louisy, the phantasmal pair at the core of Analog Fire, consummate the unholy marriage of a budget laptop and a loop pedal to birth a synth-heavy sound blending pop and house. Their second album, Refill Remixes, featured remixes by Grammy-nominated Genji Siraisi, of Groove Collective, and Elan Wright of, Superfire and Danger Radio. Analog Fire sit on the fringes, constantly experimenting, collaborating and searching—faithfully committed to pulses, shakes, pounds and soul that keeps the crowd moving.
Social media manager for the listings site Flavorpill by day, deejay and the music blogger behind soldoutmusic.com at all other times, Brooklyn-based DJ Russ knows how to throw down grooves that survivors describe as “face meltingly hot.”
BANDE Á PART
Bande à Part is a DJ duo from Brooklyn who spin rare French 60s pop, yé-yé, garage rock and 80s electro—all accompanied by new wave, experimental and obscure French films.