A still from the music video directed by Jeffrey Garcia starring local icons Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice & Lo Phi. Submitted image
Cinema Club to host ‘Music Flicks in the ‘666’ featuring 22 local videos
Cinema Club’s signature showcase of regionally created music videos takes place tonight at Cheatham Street Warehouse for the fourth year in a row.
Twenty-two music videos were submitted for the annual contest, with audience vote tonight determining the winner of $100, $75 and $50 cash prizes.
Musical genres span hiphop to funk, folk to bluegrass, lo-fi bedroom rock to punk.
Interspersed between the music-video showings, local bands Peach Almanac, Typical Girls and Stoop Queens will perform. Doors are at 7 p.m., and entry is $5.
A few of the music videos featured tonight include:
Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice + Lo Phi — “Crying Freeman”
- Local auteur Jeffrey Garcia directs the vivid mashup of oddball San Marcos icons, resisting his narrative addiction for taboo, thereby enabling Chief’s drilling verses to instead take the spotlight, rhyme for rhyme, in dazzling display.
Trump Card —”Let’s go camping”
- Chief anthropologist of San Martian culture, Christopher Paul Cardoza, directs this doozy of a political anthem — an excruciating satire that forces a mirror on ourselves, a society whose outrage has fallen silent on the caging of immigrant children. Punk isn’t dead — you’re dead.
Tele Novella — “Heavy Balloon”
- Vanessa Pla steers this futuristic escapade for the Lockhart-based indie outfit: a cosmic meet-up that’s equal parts Star Wars and Austin house party, featuring Lorelei Linklater, the “Boyhood” actress who also appears in Pla’s “When We Burn Out,” the 2018 stoner comedy set in Wonder World Park.
Cameron Elise — “East Side”
- The local songstress delivers a haunting melody over a dreamy, washed out videoscape.
Poolboi blu — “Lounge”
- The local underground-hip-hop figure leads an admirable tour of everyday San Marcos: from poolside to the rooftop, to the gritty area adjacent to the unmistakable Yellow Store. Yet another earthy tune that urges a stroll around our fine city.
Rounding out the program are works by longtime beloved local filmmakers Zac Witte, Larry Mock and Furly Travis, complementing promising selections from artists who may be newer names to San Marcos: Eric Hunter (of Seguin) and Rudy Murillo (of Laredo), among others.
The San Marcos Arts Commission has provided generous support for Cinema Club’s spring programming, which will also feature their annual contest: the 72-Hour Film Race, slated for May 16-19.
Winning music videos will also be shown during the club’s Lost River Film Festival, which unfolds Oct 17-20 across downtown San Marcos.