OPENING SEQUENCE is a simulation of the beginning of a film. Narrated by info, some content is found and some content looks like found content. The main character is an architect. She is married, she has morals. She is into dramatic simulation as a way to work out obstacles in her reality or shared realities.
Leilah Weinraub, born 1979 in Los Angeles, is an emerging director currently working in New York City. She is an MFA Candidate at Bard College in the film and video department. Awards include Frameline Grant recipient 2009, Wexner Center for the Arts, Art and Tech residency 2008 & 2009, IFP Project Involve Fellow 2007.
Her first feature-length documentary, SHAKEDOWN will premiere early in 2013.
SHAKEDOWN is the story of Los Angeles' black lesbian strip club scene and its genesis. Owned and operated by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown is the bolder, faster, younger iteration of this dance culture.
The film is a window into this world.
Leilah Weinraub OPENING SEQUENCE 2012 HD Video, 7:38 min
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Agent Ribbons song has prompted a post! I'm not gonna get all long winded talking about how Agent Ribbons are my favorite band in town, or how they craft perfect pop songs, or how they are generally just magical ladies...there's no reason to get long winded because I've said it all right there. Their new song "Family Haircut" is a real gem of a song. Slightly dark, great harmonies, a driving drum beat, a gem. So anyways, enjoy the song and look for this song on the upcoming "Let Them Talk" 7" on Antenna Farm Records (09.11.12) and on a limited edition cassette due out on Portland's Cassingle and Loving It label. SO.GOOD.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hey! It's been a minute, huh? Yeah, well, "life happens" and leaves little time for blogging. Anyways, one of the things that has been happening (or at the least the planning for the happening) is an awesome SXSW showcase I'm helping to put together. Myself along with Homoground, Feminist Music Geek, International Girl Gang Underground, and Soul Ponies have put together a great lineup of feminist and/or queer and/or awesome ally-filled bands and performers to hit the stage Wednesday, March 14 at Cheer Up Charlie's - right here in beautiful Austin, TX!! I'm super stoked on this event and am so excited that this idea that we had years ago is becoming a reality! If you are going to be in Austin for SXSW please come to the event and say hi!!
Anyways, check out some tunes from some of the awesome bands and performers playing our show!
Agent Ribbons - Birds and Bees
Chainbow - Dreamy
Christeene - Fix My Dick
No Mas Bodas - Carousel (demo)
The Back Pockets - LoveLike
The Shondes - Nothing Glows
TacocaT - Spring Break-Up
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Brand new video from Christeene!!! Words cannot accurately describe the amazingness.
Christeene - Fix My Dick
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Hey Chicago friends!
So, in these "tough economic times" what is better than a free show? Pretty much nothing. What's even better? A free show featuring some awesome bands & DJs all brought to you by the best event website in town - Do312. Also, if you do a good deed and bring an unwrapped gift for kids in need, you could win a bunch of awesome swag from Vitamin Water!
Anyways...RSVP NOW to catch Smith Westerns, Franki Chan, Black Light Saints, Windy City Soul Club and Kirby Kaiser FREE at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.
If I still lived in Chicago, I would FOR SURE be there this Friday!
vitaminwater® and do312 have teamed up once again this year to bring you a night of killer entertainment and is giving you a reason to get out of your house during the frosty weather. did we mention it is free? we are very excited to announce the lineup for vitaminwater® winter escape, friday, december 2nd at the hard rock hotel fender ballroom. smith westerns, franki chan, black light saints, windy city soul club, and kirby kaiser. hosted by 'chicago's wingman' ernest wilkins of redeye chicago.
(UM....YES....) hosted bar from 9pm-11pm and it's all FREE with rsvp on do312!
be sure to bring an unwrapped gift for kids in need to receive a raffle ticket for great swag from vitaminwater®!!
AND Here's a Smith Westerns track from me to you to get you excited!
Smith Westerns - All Die Young
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A few days back the internet was hit with a new track from house duo KiNK & Neville Watson. That's cool, but what's really cool is that it features vocals from Hercules & Love Affair's Kim Ann Foxman!! Love her.
Anyways, this is a perfect jam to start your Saturday...even if it's only September.
Kim Ann Foxman - What You Need
Kim Ann Foxman - What You Need (James Curd RMX)