Director: Sami Sänpäkkilä
Editor: Eeva Tuomi
Producer: Harri Sippola / Moderni Kanuuna
Length: 71 min
Goodiepal (real name Kristian Parl Bjørn Vester, b. 1974–76) is a Danish musician, performance artist, lecturer and activist operating on the fringes of society. Goodiepal rides thousands of kilometres on a self-built bicycle that he uses to power his shows. He has released a record with a genuine 500-krone banknote embedded in the vinyl – priced at 250 kroner. Goodiepal has put together an exhibition for the National Museum of Denmark comprising all his material possessions, and he creates his art outside of customary institutions and norms.
Goodiepal’s best friend, the former 1960s rock star Poul Erik, is another true eccentric, a hoarder living among things he has collected from skips. His dream is to own a piece of each item ever produced by human beings. Goodiepal considers Poul Erik his partner in crime, although his audience would prefer to see him without him.
Goodiepal’s life is shadowed by Huntington’s disease, an inherited degenerative disease of the brain that has driven men in his family to suicide. Doctors find odd tumours in his head and he begins to misplace and forget things. Many of his closest friends are likewise affected by illness. Goodiepal’s activism turns increasingly radical and he drifts further and further away from social safety nets. Goodiepal challenges us to reflect on our view of the world. What remains of us if we only exist to serve the system? What is the Goodiepal Equation?
Pay What You Can Afford. All profits go to Goodiepal's work helping refugees.
Thu 28 Jun
Pay What You Think
This gig is for standing audience
Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll. The AC/DC story is over forty years in the making, with two specific eras and the band cover both these as always with both ‘Dave’ Bon Scott and ‘Podge’ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember.
All tickets £14 in advance. On the door £15
Fri 29 Jun
This gig is for a seated audience
Tomaga follow up their much lauded improvised soundtrack performance from Cafe Oto in November 2017 with another rescore of Kenneth Anger’s iconic film Lucifer Rising.
Veering between menacing sound design, bucolic reveries and powerful rhythmic excursions, they have written a completely original score for this bewildering piece of cinema.
Lucifer Rising is a short film by Director Kenneth Anger, released in 1972. It has since gained notoriety a hullicinatory paean to occultist Aleister Crowley.
Contains scenes of nudity and some violent and unsettling imagery.
Playing a live soundtrack to INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER
Playing an Anger-inspired set of original electronica.
Wed 27 Jun
Many great albums and songs have been written following a failed relationship, the death of a close friend, financial woes or a creatively unfulfilling yet successful career. For Marvin Gaye, ALL of these things factored in the creation of What's Going On.
Chuck in a dose of existential angst and fears of an oncoming ecological disaster, and it's amazing that it barely passes the 35 minute mark. A true classic album, with a deep spirituality that gets to the heart of 'soul' music and still resonates today.
As usual we'll follow the album with our usual 7" session. Bring along a single of your choice to spin after the main session. This can be anything you like, for any reason – the more out there the better.
It's about meeting fellow music lovers, talking about the great records of the past and predicting upcoming future classics.
The bar's open throughout and we're selling Veggie Chilli for just £3 a bowl.
Sun 24 Jun
Sisteray met when they litterally collided together in the mosh pit at a Libertines gig and soon discovered their shared love for bands such as The Smiths, Velvet Underground, The Clash and The Replacements. This is proven in the upbeat melodies and lyrical observations of 21st century Britain, combined with high-octane live performances that have been key to making their live shows unmissable.
Rubber Jaw are a three piece from Elmstead Market, Essex. Their sound is comprised of lingering vocals, claustrophobic beats, weeping digital guitar effects, synthesised basses and striking visuals. With interests that span from Art Rock and Hip-Hop to 80’s wrestling promos and David Lynch, Rubber Jaw are part of the emerging sound of Essex that has been crawling its way back down the A12 into the suburbs of East London. With an ever-evolving DIY sound they are are hard to corner, however some have christened the movement ”Homemade Art House”.
Suspects are a 5 piece indie/rock/alt band from Essex. Fresh from playing alongside RATBOY at O2 Academy Brixton, Suspects have been hot on the radar and were recently named 'Best Band in Essex' for 2018. Their debut E.P - City I live In - is a raucous affair with relaxed and relevant vocals that blend well with the driving guitar led music underneath.
Noah Booth will perform throughout the night and offers a unique sonic and visual experience by blending contemporary, hiphop influenced soundscapes with absolute absurdity.
Tue 26 Jun
The venue promotes a wide range of contemporary performing arts including comedy theatre and live music covering folk, world, pop and rock as well as children's workshops and farmers' markets. The centre has showcased several big names on their road to stardom including Eddie Izzard, Graham Norton, The Libertines and The Killers.
There is no parking outside the venue in Church Street, except for performers/contractors loading in and out but parking is available on St Mary's Car Park on Balkerne Hill. The nearest railway station is Colchester Town.
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