Film School, photos by C. Becker
This past Thursday, photographer and GAT contributor Chris Becker was invited to take in the Glasslands Gallery show in Williamsburg (in Brooklyn, NY) which featured acts Bronze (former members of Detachment Kit), and Home Video. Film School, who this past July released their fourth album "Fission" headlined, performing for their third date with The Depreciation Guild. Film School also came off of their own tour dates, starting off in San Diego. The groups played Philadelphia this week as well, with Depreciation Guild also touring for their latest album; "Spirit Youth". During their set, Depreciation Guild were quick to mention how much they enjoyed their European dates and were excited to move on to their Canadian, mid-West and West coast dates.
"….to my surprise Bronze performed very well; fusing their uplifting lyrical moves with progressive riffs…and as for Home Video; they have a new CD out, which I was especially looking forward to seeing performed live. It was really a great performance because they played a lot of their new songs--completely changing the mood of the room for their set. It was like being in a a fast, but slow, lyrical dreamland. The music of Depreciation Guild makes for a very soft setting with occasional jumping leads into stronger guitar lines. And what can I say about Film School? There has been so much buzz about their new album: I've never personally seen them play live--but, boy, they really moved with an emotion and interesting sound that was up-tempo, but still had falling beats, which i happen to really enjoy. I'm really into a lot of the new acts that are coming out of the San Francisco-area right now, so seeing a group like Film School made the show even more emotional and memorable; it moved me to give their album "Fission" even more play after seeing them live." - Chris Becker, www.artistsweetsbecker.us