At this month’s tadoo lounge, experimental pop/post-doo-wop artist James Friley and chamber musician Richard Young will perform an “improvised aural response” to accompany the 1961 prelude to Stan Brakhage’s experimental film series “Dog Star Man.”
Described as “what one sees when they close their eyes,” the prelude to “Dog Star Man” is the telling of a creation myth through paint on pre-exposed and non-exposed film. Brakhage hand-painted each individual frame of the entire film, sometimes completing less than a second per day. For the performance, Young and Friley have built a general structure for the music around sections of the film, but all of the playing itself will be completely improvised.
Cincinnati indie-folkers Young Heirlooms will perform as well, and food from the delicious Fork in the Road will be available for purchase. And we are very excited to feature a special sneak peek of Kentucky Ale’s forthcoming India Pale Ale! The first of Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company’s beers to be available in cans, Kentucky IPA will officially hit the world in mid-May. It’s described as a deliciously hoppy, golden-hued American India Pale Ale with bright citrus flavours and sweet floral aromas which come from liberal dry-hopping with American Hops.
Taking place on the third Thursday of each month, the tadoo lounge sessions are a free “Happy Hour” all ages monthly social event at the Smiley Pete headquarters, featuring art, performance, local food trucks and libations, as well as billiards, pinball, a photo booth and surprises.