July 18 2012
Yesterday, I featured 6 music documentaries worth checking out and one of them was "Shut Up And Play The Hits." The film is takes a look at LCD Soundsystems farewell concert over a 48 hour period. Today, and only today is your chance to catch the film in theaters. The film will be playing at the Landmark Downer Theaters. There are two showings, one at 7:00pm and the other at 9:30pm. Unfortunately, the 7:00pm showing is soldout. There are still tickets for the 9:30pm showing. Check out the trailer below.
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.