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The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse
18th March 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mark Linkous, the driving force behind Sparklehorse, was the man who literally died and came back to life. His existence mirrored his mesmerising and unique music. He was at once a humble, modest man; the epitome of a Southern Gentlemen. He was also self-destructive; a recovering addict who battled with debilitating depression. The dual nature of his personality reflects the extremes of his music; beautiful, surreal, off-kilter pop contrasted with dark, distorted ballads and discordant punk-rock.
The Sad and Beautiful world of Sparklehorse is a feature length music documentary. A cult and hugely influential figure in the alternative music scene, the critically-acclaimed Linkous had a dramatic life that saw him battle with drug and alcohol addiction, paralysis, and debilitating mental illness that resulted in his eventual suicide.
This event will also feature a Q&A with the filmmakers, Alex Crowton and Bobby Das plus live music from Paul Carter (Flotation Toy Warning), Neil Dunsire (Dead, Dead, Dead), Kyle Lee (Gintis, Mexican Walking Fish), and others, all playing songs from the Sparklehorse songbook.
This is a free event but we will be asking for donations on the night, in support of future screenings at TAPE.