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Let there be rock

Let there be rock

Lovers of rock can swap stage for cinema during the upcoming Let There Be Rock program at the Gallery of Modern Art’s Cinémathèque.

Featuring more than 45 documentaries, concert movies and feature films capturing the rebellious spirit of rock music, Let There Be Rock surveys more than 50 years of music on the big screen. Audiences can expect a musical journey from Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock 1957 and The Beatles in A Hard Day’s Night 1964 to Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White in It Might Get Loud 2009 and Animal Collective’s visual album ODDSAC 2009. The program runs from April 29 to June 5.

The Friday night screenings will come alive when local musicians respond to the music represented on screen with very special short live performances. Look out for Ben Salter (The Gin Club), Matt Somers (I Heart Hiroshima), Seja Vogel, Tim Steward and Kate Jacobsen (Texas Tea) who will provide their own unique takes on Joy Division, The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, The White Stripes and The Doors.

And, for the Gurge fans, make sure you mark this is in your diary: on June 3, Quan Yeomans (Regurgitator) will take on the music of Prince prior to a screening of Purple Rain 1984.

For more information about the program and ticket details, please visit the GoMA website.

Yours in music,


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