Thursday, May 6, 2010

This is BIG and awesome! Check it Out!

Behind the Bellows-Film & Accordion Show
Saturday, May 8 2010, 8:00 PM $5 - $10 Suggested Donation
The Fishtank
3405 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA
Come attend this screening for a Documentary by Steve Mobia, "Behind the Bellows!" Come support this amazing film and help get it into festivals and onto public television, where i...t belongs! Also: Duckmandu will demonstrate the amazing BONVICINI CONSOL ACCORDION. Powered by a vacuum cleaner!

The following Bay Area Accordion acts will play short sets before the film:
Salane and Friends
Members of the Hobo Goblins with Skyler Fell on Accordion
The Inter-Nathan-al Accordion Duo
And More!
Seven years in the making, this is the first full length American documentary about the beloved but often misunderstood squeezebox: it's history and variety as well as it's effect on popular culture. Contains insightful interviews with accordion legends such as Anthony Gall-Rini, Guy Klucevsek, and Dick Contino among many others. See the original drawings for the accordion's patent of 1829 as well as the first design of the concertina. Visit an accordion museum and a factory where the instrument's many parts are created. Venture through several types of concertinas, button boxes as well as a presentation of MIDI accordions. See historic clips of Guido Diero, Art Van Damme, Lawrence Welk and Frankie Yankovic. Discover why "Lady of Spain" is associated with the accordion. See the first attempt to make a rock-n-roll accordion. And listen to where the accordion might be headed in the future.