14 Pews is proud to present
My Videos Rule!
A monthly series, curated and hosted by David Ensminger, which promises to deliver passionate conversations on how certain music videos influenced his guest musicians. Series starts September 21st with special guests Dave Dictor and Al Schvitz of MDC, plus Sophie Rousmaniere and Jay Minton of the Elected Officials.
Doors open at 5:30PM -- Screening starts at 6 PM.
All ages, and pay-what-you-can!
Sept. 21st will feature rich and informed conversations, projected videos, and audience observations all centered around the longtime iconic punk band, MDC, known for their firebrand leftist politics, as well as fiery newcomers the Elected Officials, representing a 21st century generation of agitators.
Both Dave Dictor and Al Schvitz of MDC have memoirs newly published from Manic D Press highlighting their history in underground and counterculture music since the late 1970s, when they emerged from the Austin scene that developed at cutting-edge clubs like Raul's. They will be discussing their ventures on tours like Rock Against Reagan as well as projecting small DIY videos from their recent ventures in Europe and elsewhere. Sophie Rousmaniere and Jay Minton are renowned documentary filmmakers and socio-political activists whose work has been shown on PBS. They will be showing excerpts of their fieldwork and actions and discussing the crossover between music and video communities.