Cast A Long Shadow – An Evening With The Monochrome Set
Saturday 10th September 2011, 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
“How can anyone go through life without the dear, cuddly Monochrome Set?” – Morrissey
The most cinematic d’Anglais post punk bands, The Monochrome Set, walk to the big screen to cast a long shadow over the Star and Shadow Cinema tonight; from 1979, with an exclusive DVD screening of:
The Monochrome Set – M80 Festival Concert, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis, USA 22/09/79 (approx 45 mins)
Compelling footage of The Monochrome Set’s complete performance at the late 70s M80 US Festival. Filmed in back to mono-chrome, this atmospheric film captures 1979’s best band in town out of town at the very beginning performing early numbers “He’s Frank” (recently covered by Brighton Port Authority featuring Iggy Pop), “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens” and “Goodbye Joe” (also covered by Tracey Thorn) alongside unreleased “Fly Me To The Moon”. An official DVD of the concert, poised for commercial release, will be available to purchase on the evening.
In complete contrast, the black and white Monochrome Set of 1979 will be followed by a very special live performance from a recently reunited and colourful 2011 line up:
Original members Bid, Lester Square and Andy Warren are joined by drummer Steve Brummell and keyboard player John Paul Moran. Still defying definition after thirty years, the band have returned to reap some reward from both critical and artistic applause along the way performing selected highlights from their stand-alone Rough Trade, Dindisc, Cherry Red and Blanco Y Negro back catalogues.
For more information visit: http://www.starandshadow.org.uk/on/gig/346