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I'm playing an interesting gig tonight, figured I should share some details...

Come see Bummer & Lazarus play an improvised film score to 1920 silent horror classic The Golem / Der Golem!

Bummer & Lazarus is an improvisational offshoot of crazed musicians from ENSMB that formed around an interest in sonic textures, rhythmic complexity and musical exploration. Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of sources, we utilize an array of instrumentation that is driven by found-object percussion and eclectic noise. We've performed in the past as musical support for our good friends and circus sideshow group Oddchild Uprising, but now for something NEW! On Friday Nov. 21 at the Lily Pad, we will be performing an improvised film score!

For this performance, we will be playing for the 1920 German silent horror film, The Golem: How He Came Into the World. The film tells the tale of the legendary creation of the golem, a mythic creature from Jewish folklore. In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Unfortunately, his evil assistant manages to take control of the Golem for his own purposes, and finally has it kidnap the rabbi's beautiful daughter. However, the Golem--which had been given human emotions by the rabbi--finally rebels against the assistant's mistreatment.

There's fire, magic, prophetic visions, death, violence, love, lust and a powerful creature made out of clay! This one has something for everybody!

Friday Nov. 21st (TONIGHT!
The Lily Pad
http://www.lily-pad.net
Doors 7:30 Show 8:00
All Ages
$7
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