Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Industrial Musicals Barnstorm the Midwest

Last night I had the pleasure of witnessing a live presentation of the films documented in the book and CD set Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals (hit the preceding link for some background on this material from a previous post of mine). And I sure wasn't disappointed; the book's author Steve Young served up a weird and wonderful event, replete with footage of corporate infotainment unavailable anywhere else. A mindbending evening, for those who are into this sort of thing.

More shows coming up in the Midwest this week, too. Check the tour schedule for details, but here are the basic facts:

--Wednesday, December 2nd, 8 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre, Madison WI

–-Thursday, December 3rd, 7:30 p.m.
The Music Box Theatre, Chicago IL

–-Friday, December 4th, 9:30 p.m.
The Art Theater, Champaign, IL

As part of the lineup, we also got to see an excerpt from an in-progress documentary about the films. There's an affordable CD set for sale, available only at the live shows. Check it out!

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