I AM DIVINE: FILM SCREENING
When – Tuesday, May 21 – 8:00pm until 10:00pm
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I Am Divine is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters.
Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture.
I Am Divine is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy and emotional complexities.
ALSO FEATURING A DIVINE-INSPIRED PERFORMANCE FROM BIRMINGHAM’S OWN, OBSINITY!
I AM DIVINE premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and has been fully endorsed by filmmaker John Waters who appears in the film.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
And don’t forget about the awesome Bottletree menu and bar!
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Where – Bottletree Cafe
3719 3rd Ave South, Birmingham
SKYBUCKET Presents: Eef Barzelay* (of Clem Snide)
OPENING ACT: ADAM ADAM
3719 3rd Ave S Birmingham, AL 35222
SHOW TIME: 9PM
What they’re saying…
“Eef Barzelay, where have you been all my life?” – Rolling Stone
“...a perfect example of getting out of a listening experience what you invest in it.” – Pitchfork
“...Barzelay is a seductive vocalist… – Allmusic.com
“As a general rule, Barzelay doesn’t get enough credit: He may be the most underrated songwriter in the business today…” – NPR
“Contemplative and comforting, this is inoffensive Americana for the brainy set.” – Stylus Magazine
“..the result of a band in control of it’s sound and the work of a writer who will never be boring.” – Allmusic.com
Although much admired by some of music’s biggest names, (Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Folds), and praised by the likes of NPR, the Onion AV Club, and Daytrotter, Clem Snide has managed to stay mostly below the radar for well over a decade. After a brief and awkward relationship with Seymor Stein’s Sire label Clem Snide gently exploded unto the late nineties indie scene with “Your Favorite Music”; A slowpaced and spare offering that mixed elemental forms of American music while managing to avoid the pit-falls of “retro” by putting the focus on a sonic palette of distressed cello, sampled field recording, Eef Barzelay’s cracked voiced and left-of-center word play, that Robert Christgau called “true American deadpan”. Less than a year later, in the spring of 2001, the band released “The Ghost Of Fashion” on the now defunct SpinArt label which brought them tantalizingly close to mainstream success when the song “Moment in the Sun” was used as the opening theme for the hit NBC show “Ed”. But the shaky nicotine stained hands of fate had other plans for the band.
After some unexpected events in that thing called life happened,the band drifted apart in 2005, at which point Eef Barzelay released a couple of solo records and transferred some energy into scoring the music for 2007 Sundance hit“Rocket Science”. Resurrecting the band in 2009 with the darkly understated LP “Hungry Bird”, Barzelay took another quixotic stab at sustained profitability within the music business. But as the old models were clearly not working and the industry itself was shrinking, if not imploding, Barzelay found him self with little support and a house going into foreclosure. Refusing, and or unable, to give up,& always looking for new and exciting ways to create, connect with,& tenderly exploit his fellow human beings,he began reaching out to fans with an offer to write them a “personal song”,(which would be rendered in a simple home recorded solo acoustic fashion). To date he has written over 150 songs ranging from goofy children’s songs to dark meditations on death and love. “Songs For Mary”is the result of this collaboration with Eef and his fans, (sharing their deepest fears and joys) and his own personal struggles as a too-old
3719 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222