Friday, August 3
What: Summer Movie Magic presents "Casablanca"
Where: The Historic Tennessee Theatre
When: 8 p.m.
Preston's Take: Words literally cannot do justice to what is perhaps one of the greatest films of all-time. But I can always try. The film follows the cynical expat Rick Blaine (played by the great Humphrey Bogart) living in Casablanca in 1941, and ultimately his relationship with Isla Lund (Ingrid Bergamn), an ex-lover who reappears in his life. The film won multiple Academy Awards and has inspire some of the most popular quotations in movie history, most notably the toast, "Here's looking at you, kid." "Casablanca" will also be shown Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m.
What: Midnight Voyage Live: Dieselboy, Hulk, Negitive Feedback
Where: The Ciderhouse
When: 10 p.m.
Price: $12 advance, $15 at the door
Preston's Take: Dieselboy, or as he is known in the real world Damian Higgins, is a throwback to the days of live DJing, as unlike many in the industry today, he uses mixes tracks live on three different decks with precision and intensity. Dieselboy is a two-decade veteran of the underground scene, and has also seen some major success by becoming the first drum 'n' bass artist to land on Billboard's dance chart. Hulk is the combination of Claw and Richie August, who are a recent collaboration that are an up-and-coming name in the dubstep circuit.And Negitive Feedback is a local guy.
Saturday, August 4
Where: The Valarium
When: 9 p.m.
Preston's Take: Valarium was voted the #1 Dance Club in Knoxville, so it has to be good. Parking is free, but entrance is available only for those 18+.
Sunday, August 5
What: Square People with Planned Parenthood
Where: The Pilot Light
When: 10 p.m.
Preston's Take: The Square People are a band out of Nashville with an eclectic style, whose self-described "World Tour" includes stops at Atlanta, Athens GA., and Knoxville. They're talented and they're clever. And the same can be said for Planned Parenthood. Good venue, good price, good show.