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AV Podcast: Episode 9

podcast_squarePodcast Episode 9: October 15, 2015



In this week’s show we have new music from local rock band Lovey, and previews of the Buffalo International Film Festival and Buffalo Comicon happening this weekend.



Listen to Episode 9:

Peter Case @ the Sportsmens Tavern Wednesday

Singer/songwriter and native of Buffalo, Peter Case, is an immortal. After two decades of songwriting the 57 year old from Hamburg has kicked it into overdrive, releasing two albums since the begining of the 2010 as well as starring in a documentary about his own life called Troubador Blues. “Is there a place in our fast-moving, hyper-informational mess of a culture for the traveling singer-songwriter?” This is one of the questions asked in Troubador Blues, which will debut this Friday (Oct 14) at the Buffalo International Film Festival with Case and Director Tom Weber in attendance. “It’s nothing like making an album,” Case said as the subject of the film, which was shot over the course of eight years. “You change as a person over that much time,” he said. Case is a workhorse. After taking some time off to recover from major heart releated surgery that almost killed him, he bounced back to release two albums within a year; 2010’s Wig, a rowdy and celebratory 11 track album, followed by this year’s Case Files. “These are songs that fell through the cracks,” Case said of Case Files, which he went on to describe as an “archival album,” full of Bob Dylan-like politico-folk tracks that range from near rap to full on rock, including a western-blues cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Good Times, Bad Times.” Case breathes new life into these tracks, that he once considered lost, from throughout his 25 year career. This Wednesday (Oct 12, TOMORROW) the three time Grammy Nominee returns to the Sportsmen’s Tavern, as part of a 100 date, coast to coast tour. “It’s different coming back to Buffalo now, but I still feel that strong emotinal connection with this place” Case said. He’ll get together with a couple of old pals—Jim Whitford, Mark Winsick, and Rob Lynch—to play as a full band and hopefully top last summer’s wild, sold out set. Dee Adams, Mark Norris, and Dave Ruch will open the show with a tribute set of Case songs as part of The Good Neighborhood’s Tributaries series benefiting Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. —cory perla

7pm. Sportsmens Tavern, 326 Amherst St. ( $15.

Check out some live footage of Case in the video below

Tonight: The Complete Metropolis

Until this year, Fritz Lang’s epic science fiction fable Metropolis was the most famous film that almost no one alive had seen in its entirety. Its intentions were hugely ambitious: the top German filmmaker of his era, Lang sought a new artistic peak, while his studio, UFA, wanted to raise a challenge to Hollywood domination. The project cost 10 times as much as any contemporary German film. Yet almost immediately after its Berlin premiere the 153 minute Metropolis began to be disassembled for foreign distribution; by the 1980s the chopped, re-structured prints that remained had little to do with Lang’s vision. There have been several attempts to restore it in recent decades, but with the discovery of a 16mm dupe negative in a Buenos Aires museum and new advances in digital restoration technique, a version has been assembled which not only contains all of the original footage (minus a few frames) but restores Lang’s sequencing. Metropolis will be presented on Friday (Sept. 24) at the Market Arcade as an early opening feature for this year’s Buffalo International Film Festival, which takes place October 1-10.
—m. faust

7pm (doors). Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, 639 Main St (855-3022). $10/adult; $8/students, seniors; $12.50/VIP. Visit

Buffalo International Film Festival 2009 Ticket Giveaway

176_BIFF_Logo_with_Textcolor_small_2The Buffalo International Film Festival 2009 kicks off this Friday, October 9th.  Artvoice and BIFF will be giving out tickets throughout the month-long festival. We’ve got a pair of tickets for each event, and in addition we’ll have some extras for opening night featuring Charlie Chaplin’s Lost Outtakes and for the Saturday October 17th Ray Bradbury It Came From Outer Space matinee.

For more information and to register for your chance to win, visit our BIFF page.  Winners will be selected at random – we’ll notify you via e-mail and have your tickets waiting at will-call.  Registering once makes you eligible to win a pair of tickets to any of the BIFF’s events.  Good luck!

Visit the BIFF2009 website to see the entire schedule of events.