Bright Eyes through Nik Fackler’s lens; Bowie tribute, Kyle Harvey and friends tonight

Category: Blog — @ 12:30 pm May 4, 2005

Just placed online, an interview with Omaha filmmaker Nik Fackler (read it here). Nik talks about how he created the videos used to support Bright Eyes on the Digital Ash in a Digital Urn tour, from how he first got involved to the challenges of visually interpreting Oberst’s music without interpreting its meaning directly from the songs’ lyrics. In addition, you get a glimpse of stills from videos used for seven songs (including the still used on the Interviews page). It’s eye-popping stuff. At 20 years old Fackler already has garnered a reputation for creating stirring videos and films. Is he the next Spike Jonze? Judge for yourself by going to the Bright Eyes/Faint concert in ol’ CB May 11 and going to Fackler’s website where you can see his music videos and short films.

A couple notable gigs tonight: The 49’r is hosting a David Bowie tribute that will include some interesting guest performers from the local scene, not the least of which is a sometimes-review-contributor to Lazy-i (though it’s been awhile). Since the show also is the birthday party for local celebrity/man-about-town/music-gadfly-for-the City Weekly/all-around-nice-guy MarQ Manner, the place with be packed with people dressed like ’70s-era white pimps (it’s “glam night” after all). Who says Halloween comes only once a year?

Meanwhile, Kyle Harvey, Fine Fine Automobiles (Landon Hedges), Kisses for Kicks (Reagan Roeder), and Nick Freitus and the Headgates will be performing down the street at O’Leaver’s.

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