Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pick of the Day: Shut Up and Play the Hits

Posted on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 11:50 AM

SUAPTH

Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s Shut Up and Play the Hits was designed to make audiences feel like one of the lucky 20,000 who witnessed firsthand LCD Soundsystem’s sold-out farewell concert, an epic ending that puzzled the exploding fanbase of a band at the apex of its fame. Likened to Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz (surrounding The Band’s final concert), the documentary evidences the emotional connection many a music lover felt with James Murphy’s cerebral brand of danceable indie-rock but also gets into the frontman’s psyche via engaging questions posed by writer Chuck Klosterman. At its Sundance premiere, The Village Voice described SUAPTH as “a mash-up of cinema and journalism.” And at SXSW, Rolling Stone noted that audience members “took to the aisles during live numbers” and “burst into applause after songs.” $7-$9.50; 7pm Wed, Aug 8; Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.

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