“The Eye of Night” & “The Stink Magnetic One-Man-Band Show”
Two music documentaries that honour and celebrate Alan Robert Cameron, also known as ALC5, producer of the alt hip hop group Coco Solid, member of The Hi-Tone Destroyers and initiator of the living room venue “The Eye of Night”.
“The Eye of Night” (2011) by D.Thomas Herkes
The live music venue run by ALC5 and Clare McNamara in the living room of their flat above the shops on the main street of Whanganui, a small town in the North Island of New Zealand. Over 80 performances of local, national and international bands occurred under the radar of most but firmly in the sights of many simply powered by one 3-pin outlet in the wall of a conventional living room and the inspiration of a few like minds. Featuring live performances by Die Die Die, Delaney Davison and his 9 piece Ghost Orchestra, The Show is the Rainbow, Sets, The Wrongdoings and featuring over 30 interviews with musicians and people that visited the venue from all over New Zealand.
“The Stink Magnetic One-Man-Band Show” (2007) by ALC5
A documentary by ALC5 following a fairly unconventional travelling one-man-band show around the South Island of New Zealand in the middle of winter. From the opening performances of The Mysterious Tape Man, Boss Christ and Bad Evil at 9am on the interislander to the much anticipated visit to the whiskey museum in Gore, be spell-bound by the occasional sprinkling of actual music-playing, in between other more important road-trip related stuff. Made entirely by one man, Mr ALC5, complete with cameras and microphones fitted in a van as the 4 friends drive from Picton toDunedinand back again.
“The Eye of Night” & “The Stink Magnetic One-Man-Band Show” show at:
The ARC Theatre, Whanganui, July 1st, 8pm, koha
a gallery,Dunedin, July 7, 7pm, koha
The NZ Film Archive,Wellington, July 28, 7pm, $6/$8
The Audio Foundation,Auckland, July 29, 7pm, koha
STINK MAGNETIC RECORD CO. EST.19981ST FLOOR,OLD CHRONICLE BUILDING, CNR. DREWS AVE &RUTLAND ST, WHANGANUI,NEW ZEALAND