this is happening
For those who missed the band’s Madison Square Garden farewell show in April of 2011, seeing Shut Up And Play The Hits, the documentary filmed concurrently, is the next best thing.
Though it doesn’t have a wide release date yet, on July 18 scores of cities will host one-night-only screenings — and Austin’s own Alamo South Lamar is among them (check out the full list of events here).
Leading up to last year’s MSG show, filmmakers Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace followed frontman James Murphy, chronicling 48 hours in the life of the producer and DJ best known for the decade he’s spent penning hits under the LCD Soundsystem name. The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and is distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the production company run by late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.
Tickets go on sale June 8, and we’re betting they’ll sell out pretty fast, so follow @drafthouse for announcements. And if seeing the film at the Alamo isn’t enough for you, The Creator’s Project is giving away a trip to meet Murphy at the NYC premiere — go here for more info.