City of Dust contributor John Mulhouse offers El Chuqueño readers this:
I just saw the Alloy Orchestra (featuring Roger Miller from Mission of Burma) accompany Buster Keaton’s silent film The General tonight and it was a great time. Seems they’ll be down your way tomorrow doing a different film, The Lost World.
I offer my hearty endorsement to you and/or your readers!
Here’s what their publicist says about the Alloy Orchestra:
ALLOY ORCHESTRA is a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources.
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An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the Orchestra the ability to create any sound imaginable.
Utilizing their famous “rack of junk” and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the 20’s. The group can make the audience think it is being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars or swept up in the Russian Revolution.
Today at 3 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse. You can get your tickets here.
Check it out.