Photography, Bands, Books, Bars, Cinema & Combinations There Of…

Thursday and Friday a few different local photography related events crept up on my calendar worth sharing that could be semi-intertwined yet are sort of altogether separate at the same time…
Chronicle Books has just published a new book by local Photographer Peter Ellenby documenting a decade’s worth of pix of the local indie rock scene. Entitled “Everday Is Saturday”, a few events have been set up to celebrate including a free reception & signing event Thursday from 6-9 at 111 Minna and a rawkin’ multi-band showcase at Ellenby’s fave live venue The Bottom Of The Hill on Friday.

Danny Plotnick, a local indie filmmaker who in the past has documented the city’s indie rock underbelly via his 8mm masterpieces, and his late great magazine Motorbooty, now has curated a unique cinematic themed photo art show opening this week opening on Friday as well at a unique gallery spot in Pac Heights…

Ellenby, the official Noise Pop Festival photographer for a decade, has been documenting the local rock scene and has captured icons like The Flaming Lips and John Lee Hooker, to way obscure up & comer like 764-Hero, The Velveteen, John Vanderslice and many more. He’s now got a book with lotsa fine pix from venues like Bimbos & Great American Music Hall, plus a 21 track CD audially documenting the action pictured in the many dozens of colorful pages…

The CD features bands like Death Cab For Cutie, Rogue Wave, Chuck Prophet and lots more… full tracklist here.

Stop by 111 Minna on Thursday eve from 6-9 for a free reception & DJ throwdown featuring adult beverages, photo exhibit, book signing etc.

For those looking for a noisier time, Ellenby has put together a show at his fave spot The Bottom Of The Hill featuring a few of the bands pictured in the book including John Doe of X, who wrote the book’s forward.

Also on the bill are Oranger, engine 88, Carlos!, and a rare appearance of the late Overwhelming Colorfast.

small sonic sample:

Overwhelming Colorfast – Blue Fanclub

earlier on Friday night , for a bit of a more youthful trip…

Danny Plotnick’s art show is called “Left In The Dark” and is at The Jackson St Gallery, which is part of University High School where Plotnick is on the faculty as an Art & Film instructor. The show features Rebecca McBride’s portraits of SF’s last single screen theaters or what’s left of them. There are also installations from filmmakers Natalija Vekic and Christian Bruno that explore the decline of cinema via a cabinet of curiosities and film specimens as well as hand-sewn 35mm filmstrips that form a beautifully textured opaque screen.

Get Out & Support The Youth Arts!!!

Friday, October 27, Reception 5:30-7:30
San Francisco University High School
3065 Jackson Street (btw Baker & Lyon)

If you can’t make the opening, the University High School show is on view at it’s JACKSON STREET GALLERY until November 21 during normal, high schoolish hours.

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