Madz Johnson & Storm, Soul Machine, Heart and Soul

Madz Johnson & Storm

Soul Machine

Heart and Soul

Sat 7.8.17

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Soul Machine
Soul Machine
Imagine, if you will, 5 of the best R&B musicians together, backing up the energetic and soulful vocalist, Laura Cozzi, who not only sings lead, but is the proud band leader for this uber talented group.

On July 1st Soul Machine will have performed for a special performance at UCLA's Royce Hall Backing up the famous Motown group, DeBarge.

Soul Machine's All Star player's include Ray Brundidge,on bass, who toured with James Brown for 9 years, Fast Freddy, who recorded with Rick James, and is also one of the founding members of Spyro Gyra. Soul Machine's other All Stars, include: Leon Bisquera, on Keys, who also toured with Anita Baker, and still performs with Randy Crawford. Isidro " Rosie" Yanez, Sax and the beat keeper, extraordinaire, James Graham.
Heart and Soul
Multiple Sidosis
dir. Sid Laverents, US, 1970, video, 10 mins, color
Sid Laverents, a retired Convair engineer, has long been a legend in the amateur film community. Multiple Sidosis is a kind of latter-day trick film, in which Sid reprises the one-man band act he performed as a traveling Vaudevillian in the '20s and '30s. This self-reflexive masterpiece features Sid– or rather many, many Sids – hysterically performing the song "Nola," recorded with his ingenious sound-on-sound looping technique and filmed with the use of his handmade in-camera mattes. – Ross Lipman, Filmmakers

Yard Work Is Hard Work
dir. Jodie Mack, US, 2008, video, 30 mins, color
What if Caroline and Frank Mouris (Frank Film, 1973) had made a narrative operetta about the difficulties of romance and home ownership in the cell-phone era? A handsome, hyperactive, funny, cut-out animation tour de force, Yard Work is of considerable length for such a labor-intensive form. Accomplished animation technique aside, the music is memorable and delightfully sung (by director Mack and others), with a "libretto" of wit. To go from making dozens of miniatures in this form to producing a film of such depth is a major achievement in the art of animation.

The Florestine Collection
dir. Helen Hill, completed by Paul Gailiunas, US, 2011, video, 30 mins, color
Animator Helen Hill (1970-2007) was beloved for her enchanting, whimsical movies, her passionate advocacy for her craft, and her radical dedication to making the world better for more people in the experimental cinema and DIY art worlds. Her shocking murder in New Orleans after Katrina was incalculably tragic, but her life and work have since inspired many. Completed posthumously by her husband and creative partner Paul Gailiunas, The Florestine Collection was always conceived as being about the connection between two New Orleans DIY artists. The film tells the story of
African American seamstress Florestine Kinchen, and Helen's discovery of Kinchen's handmade dresses on a trash pile one Mardi Gras morning.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101