Mark Mothersbaugh Will Host a Great Weird Night

by Glasstire January 21, 2016

Mark Mothersbaugh poses for a photo Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at his studio in Los Angeles. Chances are you've heard Mothersbaugh's work, but how depends on your age and taste. Rock fans saw him bounce around in a yellow jumpsuit and red dome as a member of Devo. Kids giggle to his music in "Rugrats." Teens hear it while immersed in PlayStation games. And moviegoers heard it in the background during "The Life Aquatic," "Thirteen" and "Rushmore." (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

Mark Mothersbaugh’s retrospective at the Contemporary Austin opens February 13, and on that very evening, Mothersbaugh himself will host a multi-media night at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. The evening is based on The Something Weird Mixtape, which is a distributor (and phenomenon) launched 25 years ago by the late Mike Vraney to make available all kinds of out-of-print s/exploitation, genre, and b-films. It’s still going, and its catalog is a mind-bending treasure.

Vraney was a friend of Mothersbaugh, who loves genre film and has used a lot of found and existing footage in his work, and this Alamo evening promises “Nudie noir! Classroom dementia!” and  “LSD gore-blasts!”

This will be a “night of cinematic de-evolution” and on top of that, Mothersbaugh will play some of his unheard recordings. A discussion with Mothersbaugh is part of the event.

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