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David Lynch art exhibit coming to PAFA this fall

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With rumors of a Twin Peaks reboot effectively squashed, fans of film and visual arts icon David Lynch will have the opportunity to get a look at another side of his surrealist work with a new art exhibit, coming to the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts this fall.  Titled David Lynch: The Unified Fieldthe program will feature rare paintings and drawings created by the PAFA alum along with film screenings organized in conjunction with the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Philadelphia Film Society and International House.  Showings will feature Lynch classics like Mullholland Drive and Blue Velvet, as well as movies chosen by Lynch including 1958 French comedy Mon Oncle and 1950 film noir standout Sunset Boulevard.  More information for the exhibit, which begins with a special member preview night on September 12th, can be found here.  Watch an interview with Lynch about his art below.

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Get psyched for PhilaMOCA’s David Lynch-themed exhibit by listening to David Lynch’s new LP The Big Dream on Pitchfork

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David Lynch is an incredible filmaker/TV producer/coffee brand, releasing some of the weirdest and most engrossing films of all time – from Eraserhead to Twin Peaks and Mullholland Drive.

In addition to his surreal cinematic output, Lynch has dabbled in music, adding instrumentation or lyrics to other artists’ work as well as recording his own solo projects as well as collaborations.  Next week, he’ll release his latest album, The Big Dream, but before it’s available, you can listen to it streaming on Pitchfork.  It’s a great and quirky set of blues-rock, which is just what you’d expect from Lynch.

If you like Lynch as much as me, then just listening to the album isn’t enough for you.  Well, it just so happens that PhilaMOCA is throwing its second Lynch-themed art exhibition “Eraserhead Forever (and ever)” this Friday at 6:30.  Click here for more information and check out one of the bonus tracks from The Big Dream below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Silencio at World Cafe Live, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo at Union Transfer, Brandi Carlile at the Merriam and Grandchildren at PhilaMOCA

The haunting, surrealist movies by filmmaker David Lynch always have the perfect moody musical accompaniment – and Pittsburgh ensemble Silencio picks up on that big time. The group plays World Cafe Live tonight, performing a selection of musical moments from Erasherhead to Mullholland Drive, from which the group borrowed its name. The giant red curtain at the back up the upstairs stage will probably make more than a few audience members think of Twin Peaks. Tickets to the show are $15 and available here; below, watch Silencio perform Eraserhead‘s “In Heaven.”

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Photo Recap: Eraserhood Forever at PhilaMOCA

On Friday night, North Philly gallery/showspace PhilaMOCA hosted an evening of art, music, and performance celebrating David Lynch. The event featured work from local artists, comedy acts from local troupes Secret Pants and Camp Woods, a Lynch-themed burlesque act, and musical performances from locals Full Blown Cherry, and Void Vision. Take a look at pictures from the evening above.