Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On Thursday April 26 The Inaugural XPN Music Film Festival, produced by The Philadelphia Film Society got underway at the Annenberg Center in University City, Philadelphia.
For anyone unfamiliar with XPN:
WXPN, is a nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe, public radio's most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR,
The opening night film was a concert tour documentary called Big Easy Express. The film's upbeat opening credits, took on a look and feel reminiscent of classic movie musicals like Hello Dolly or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; as we follow an exuberant young woman through train car after train car filled with jamming musicians from three groups on tour together: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show.
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The Opening Night Party was an elegant affair held at the Pennsylvania School of Law (3501 Sansom Street) and was catered by Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, opening in just a few short weeks adjacent to the Law School. Plenty of fresh seafood abound and I truly enjoyed the mini crab cakes. The bar was stocked by sponsors Dock Street Brewery and Barefoot Wines.
Friday night I screened the first half of No Room for Rock Stars also a concert tour doc, featuring the youthful, up and coming performers of The Warped Tour. The tension between the more edgy, alternative artists and the new pop sensation Mike Posner, seemed to be the angle of the piece.
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