Roommate + CFA Films !
On June 2nd, Chicago’s Roommate (led by singer/songwriter and video artist Kent Lambert) commences their Hideout residency by playing along (in ambient duo formation) to 16mm films from our vault.
Evolution of Landscapes (Bert Van Bork, 1986, 16mm., 19 min.)
Cities: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, 1984, 16mm., 5.5 min.)
Monuments to Erosion (Bert Van Bork, 1974, 16mm., 10 min.)
Chicago Loop Crowds (Rhodes Patterson, 1959, 16mm., 1 min.)
Aging of Lakes (Bert Van Bork, 1971, 16mm., 19 min.)
Night Driving (Morton & Millie Goldsholl, 1957, 16mm., 4 min.)
We’re dedicating our film presentation to Bert Van Bork and Charles Benton
More info on Roommate and their Hideout residency below (courtesy of the Hideout):
Throughout their ten-plus years as a band, Chicago’s Roommate has occupied a moody art-pop world thick with sharp melodies, evocative textures, and keen commentary on the underside of contemporary culture. Through hundreds of shows across the U.S. (a couple dozen at the Hideout alone!) and an acclaimed catalog of 2 EPs and 3 LPs, Kent’s songs have guided the band’s evolution from a wide-ranging community of Chicago musicians to the tightly focused four-piece at the core of their seamless new album MAKE LIKE, available this June 23rd from Strange Weather Records.
Roommate will celebrate the new album and its deep back catalog with a June residency at the Hideout, appearing five Tuesdays to play old and new material in multiple configurations. The residency will showcase Kent and his current bandmates’ other music projects (The Father Costume, Wagster/Lambert Duo, Love Raid), Roommate’s extensive alumni roster (singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Petertil, bassist Anton Hatwich, composer/bassoonist Katherine Young) and various collaborators and friends (Health&Beauty, Rock Falls, Chicago Film Archives).
ROOMMATE music videos (by Thorne BRANDT, Mike BROERS, Dan HOLMES, Jodie MACK & Emily KUEHN, and Kenny REED)
Kent LAMBERT video screening
16mm films from the Chicago Film Archives, compiled and projected by Anne WELLS, with live ambient score by WAGSTER/LAMBERT duo
DJ Alexander STEWART
ROCK FALLS (Annie REESE, Andrew TRIM, Ben BOYE)
HEALTH&BEAUTY (Ben BOYE, Frank ROSALY, Brian SULPIZIO)
ROOMMATE (Ben BOYE, Anton HATWICH, Kent LAMBERT, Dave MILLER, Kent LAMBERT)
VELVETRON (Tim BERTHIAUME, Anthony MIZICKO, Colin PALOMBI, Seth VANEK)
LOVE RAID (Gerard BARRETO, Justin PETERTIL, Seth VANEK)
ROOMMATE (Gerard BARRETO, Devin DAVIS, Kent LAMBERT, Mercedes LANDAZURI, Justin PETERTIL, Seth VANEK)
DJ Dave KSANDER
MAKE LIKE RECORD RELEASE
THE FATHER COSTUME (Michael HARTMAN, Kent LAMBERT, Gillian LISÉE, Adam VIDA, Sam WAGSTER)
ROOMMATE (Kent LAMBERT, Gillian LISÉE, Seth VANEK, Sam WAGSTER) featuring Nick BROSTE, Sam JOHNSON, and Elanor LESKIW
DJ Mike BROERS
TILL BY TURNING (Amy CIMINI, Erica DICKER, Emily MANZO, Katherine YOUNG) and Kent LAMBERT perform “FOUR CHAMBERED HEART” and selected ROOMMATE songs
DJ Tim DAISY