The Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (BSISF-S…uh…whatever) juggernaut chugs along giddily tonight, with four stellar international films plus incredible live music from Yesway, and a personal favorite of mine, The Range of Light Wilderness.
First, the details. Doors at 7. Music from 7:15(ish) till sunset-ish. Movies start then. BYOB. Coffee, tea, and popcorn available by donation. The event itself is by donation too.
So do you know what a Memory Man pedal is? It’s an analog delay pedal. It makes instruments and voices sound like they come from deep space – it has that spooky, addictive slapback echoey vibe to it.
And do you know the Mo Tucker drum beat? It’s the trace-line, tribal beat she plays on many Velvet Underground tunes. Like “Sister Ray.”
Taken alone, these two things are two of the…best things in all of music. What if you combined them into band, and threw in some catchy poppy songcraft? Then you’d have Range of Light Wilderness, who are playing here tonight. All the vocals are sung through a memory man-ish pedal!
What more would you want?