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Saturday, September 27, 2008


Couch Fest

This sweet little DIY idea invites film lovers into the homes and onto the couches of other film lovers, to love films together. This year's fest—the first ever—features 200 short films (all less than five minutes) screening in private residences around town, each with its own dedicated genre. The movies play all day long, while moviegoers wander from house to house, chatting, snacking, making friends, getting in fistfights maybe, touching each other surreptitiously on the thigh maybe, and watching films. Awwww. (Miscellaneous couches, visit for details. 11 am–7 pm.) LINDY WEST

Decibel Festival

Carl Craig

After jazz, the next intellectual art form to emerge wholly from the black-American experience is techno. Hiphop could have become intellectual, but it never evolved to the level of theory, abstraction, and difficulty. Techno, which was born around the same time as hiphop, became an intellectual art form in the early '90s, and Carl Craig was at the center of this transformation. The techno he and his generation produced (and continue to produce) is not about reality (or salary) but concepts—concepts in the mode of music. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 21+.)

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    fuck, don't advertise it... it's gonna be the lame eastsied suburban set again.

    Posted by hipster | September 27, 2008 11:19 AM

    Saying that hip hop is not intellectual is like saying electronic music is for people to grind to at cheesy dance clubs... which for the most part it is. There are far more people out there listening to intelligent hip hop than interesting electronic music.

    Posted by champ | September 27, 2008 1:01 PM

    i am always amazing at how many people actually listen to electronic music. i'm not sure more people listen to intelligent hip hop then interesting electronic music.

    Posted by infrequent | September 27, 2008 4:13 PM

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