The Vacationeers and Funny Ha Ha are proud to announce the first fully confirmed night in a week-long film + music series taking place at L.A.’s Downtown Independent theater starting Friday, August 20. Ironically, naturally, the inaugural booking is for the event’s closing night.
Each evening, the Vacationeers-produced feature, The Scenesters, will screen at 8:00 p.m. sharp. There will be beer on hand, and you will enjoy it. The movie itself is an indie-music-inspired black comedy / murder mocumentary set in Silver Lake, with a sound track compiled by L.A. music journo Chris Martins (L.A. Weekly, Spin, The Onion).
Phase two of each night will (ideally) comprise a double-bill of live music played either by artists featured in the flick, or by bands with local significance. The ticket price, for movie and music, will be a non-whopping ten bones ($10), and reservations can be made via Brown Paper Tickets.
With no further ado, we’re proud to announce (for real this time) the lineup for Thursday, August 26. Rising Echo Park garage-punk trio The Franks will headline with a ripping array of raw, hook-laden econo jams. Meanwhile, the lesser known but hotly tipped Lord Huron will provide something akin to Paul Simon on chillwave drugs singing inside of the My Morning Jacket grain silo. Needless to say, we’re very excited.
Meet the bands after the jump.
The Franks’ Duh EP:
Lord Huron’s “Into the Sun” single: