The See Hear Club is the latest venture from the good folks over at The Allotment, who have been taking over Dalston Roof Park in recent weeks, and will continue to do so over the coming months. Each night involves a performance by a featured artist, followed by a screening of a film of the artist’s choice. The performances / screenings are accompanied by a range of treats, including popcorn, cakes and barbeque goodness. Taken on its own, the concept brings a fun and interesting new angle to the live music experience. Take the calibre of the featured artists into account, however, and these events become must-sees.
With that in mind, we asked some of the awesome artists involved in the project to answer a few questions about their chosen film, and about the movie-watching experience in general. First in the hot seat is Jess Larrabee, guitarist and singer of bluesy rockers She Keeps Bees, whose brilliant new album Dig On comes out July 18. The duo play Dalston Roof Park tonight, followed by a screening of the Oscar-winning 1973 comedy ‘Paper Moon’. Tickets are sold out, but fear not as Jess and Andy return to London next month a little closer to the release of their record.
Next in the series: Sea Of Bees
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Tell us about your chosen film. Why you picked it, when you first saw it, what you love about it…
['Paper Moon' is] one of my favourite movies!! I saw it years ago – all around beautiful film.
What are your favourite movie soundtracks?
John Waters’ soundtracks are usually pretty great.
People who talk or ask a million questions during movies drive us crazy. What’s your protocol for movie watching, and have you ever had to ‘have words’ with someone for wrecking your buzz?
Oops! I’m usually that person – “What’s gonna happen?” – I can’t help myself. I like to be interactive but we rarely see movies in the theatre so I just bother Andy.
How’d you like your popcorn: salted, sweet or buttered?
Salted AND buttered, made on the stovetop – the old-fashioned way.
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She Keeps Bees’ new album, Dig On, is released through Names Records on July 18.
For more information on the scheduled See Hear Club shows, visit www.anikainlondon.com