Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Leading musical lights

Time to turn on the Darklight. This month’s digital art, film and technology festival has copious opportunities for chin-stroking in public places, with seminars, workshops, performances, screenings and exhibitions. The festival menu features some interesting music flicks. There’s a welcome …

Fri, Jun 6, 2008, 09:15

   

Time to turn on the Darklight. This month’s digital art, film and technology festival has copious opportunities for chin-stroking in public places, with seminars, workshops, performances, screenings and exhibitions.

The festival menu features some interesting music flicks. There’s a welcome airing of John T Davis’s seminal Shellshock Rock, his look at the Northern Ireland punk scene of the late 1970s.

Documentaries from Darragh McCarthy and Stephen Rennicks focus on the capital’s music scene from nearly a decade ago. McCarthy’s The Stars Are Underground remembers the DIY scene of the late 1990s through the eyes of some of the participants, while Rennicks’s Last Night of the Funnel documents the final, frantic night at that seminal venue.

Darklight runs from June 26th to 29th.

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