Joseph “Buster” Keaton’s 1927 silent film The General is considered a masterpiece. But some might argue the one thing missing from this comedic epic set during the Civil War is well, sound (the first feature film originally presented as a “talkie” was The Jazz Singer later that year in October 1927) an that’s where Chicago indie band Quasar Wut Wut steps in. The band created an original score that runs the gamut from rock to ragtime and performed to a screening of The General last night at Martyrs in support of their new album, Digesting Mirror. Slated for a Summer 2014 release, Digesting Mirror is “a piece of genre-schizoid art pop that is sonically dry to the bone yet dripping wet with musings about immutable goddesses, octogenarian nymphos, and the mystic properties of desire”.
Chicago’s Terrible Spaceship ripped through scorching highlights from their first record “Invaders: 1938″ which tells the tale of the War of the Worlds as presented by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater company.