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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Farquar Muckenfuss (and The Monkees’ Head!) at PhilaMOCA for Tuesday Tune-Out, Oh Bree at North Star Bar

FMPsych pop absurdists Farquar Muckenfuss play PhilaMOCA tonight for Cinedelphia’s ongoing Tuesday Tune-Out series. Featuring members of Mercury Radio Theater and The Dead Milkmen, the band will perform backed by footage from The Monkees footage, followed by the cult favorite Monkees film Head. Admission to the all ages show is $5 at the door, more information at the venues’s website. Below, watch Davy Jones in the famous “Daddy’s Song” dance scene from Head.

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Guest VJ Eric Bresler previews Cinedelphia’s Tuesday Tune-Out lineup (begins tonight at PhilaMOCA)

Eric Bresler EraserheadWhen Eric Bresler took his post as director of programming at Philly performing arts space PhilaMOCA, he tried to think about creative ways the venue – which operates in a very do-it-yourself fashion – could raise money to sustain its unusual and unique programming. It doesn’t require memberships. It doesn’t charge more than $10 for most events. Bresler ultimately came up with the idea of the Tuesday Tune-Out, a film and music showcase and fundraiser – which, if you haven’t gathered from our monthly features on it, we’re massive fans of.

This month, the MOCA hosts its inaugural Cinedelphia film festival – we’ll tell you more about that in an indepth interview with Bresler tomorrow – and it lined up a hefty five weeks of Tune-Out programming. After nearly a year of featuring events at his venue, we’re thrilled to welcome Bresler to this space to talk about the music and movies in store. All events are at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street), start at 7:30pm and are $5.

From Eric:

I always enjoy finding out about the personal interests of musicians that I like – the movies they watch, the places they hang out – so I thought it would be fun to invite a single musician or band every week who would perform and then screen a film of their choosing that somehow influenced their sound or approach towards making music.  Despite the crowds that PhilaMOCA events get, the city at large is still unaware of the space so I came up with the idea of rotating monthly curators as a means of introducing new segments of Philly’s populace to PhilaMOCA.  So the audience for, say, 8static is very different than the audience for BITBY or Folkadelphia, thus by the end of the month there are several bands that have played the space for the first time that have brought out their own crowds who may be visiting the space for the first time.  We’re really proud of the TTO series and seriously appreciate every guest curator and performer that has come out to support it. Continue reading →