Sure, we did our normal local rounds this weekend, including seeing DJ Shadow's latest project over at the House of Blues, but we also had a staffer out at the Sundance Film Festival (actually, he'sstill there
). Dive in:
DJ Shadow at House of Blues
The House of Blues lent herself gracefully to the impressive turntable trickery of The Hard Sell, the new live project of DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) and Cut Chemist (Lucas MacFadden), Saturday night. The duo flexed its spinning skills by working only with 45-inch records. While the gig wasn't ultra dance-worthy, it was surely impressive technically.
Sundance Film Festival 2008
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Only a handful of flicks have been picked up by major distributors as of Sunday afternoon, but we were pleased to see Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired was one of them.
We also are ready for tonight's screening of Morgan Spurlock's latest work Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? (Really, he's a good filmmaker despite being known for eating pounds of fast food.)
Gothica fashion show at the Ivy Lounge
Hot pinup models, including Roxanne Dale, worked it out Sunday night in a rooftop fashion show benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas. We were a little surprised we remembered where we knew the guest host, D.D. Johnson, from –- MTV and VH1's Kept. The whole event was celebrating the release of Leiter Photography's 2008 calendar. This meant the place was swarming with models. -- Chelsea Ide