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SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS: movie screening and afterparty (Nancy Whang & Pat Mahoney dj-set, ex-LCD Soundsystem)

Gigs, Screenings

Within the Beat Film Festival – Festival of the new documentaries about music – we will be showing a film about the final gig of the legendary disco-punk band, LCD Soundsystem and its ex-members, Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang will play a DJ set.

On April 2, 2011, LCD Soundsystem performed their last show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, quitting the stage at the peak of their fame.

The performance was unique: three and a half hours of music, members of Arcade Fire as backing vocalists, a crowd of thousands fans. Documentary filmmakers, Southern and Lovelace (along with Spike Jonze behind the camera) have decided not to limit themselves to this high-class footage and to complement it with an intimate portrait of the band’s frontman, James Murphy. The film follows the momentous 48 hours of his life: the day of the show and the day after, the epic party and inevitable hangover. Murphy’s story, a story of an unlucky egghead that has become an architect of the super popular disco-punk band, is another example of the American dream in the context of the 00s, which LCD Soundsystem explains a lot about. Now it’s time to kiss this decade goodbye. Embrace yourself, it’s going to be loud!

After the documentary, Nancy Wong (keyboards, vocals) and Pat Mahoney (drums, backing vocals) will play a DJ set.