A new live performance by The Residents headlines the anniversary night of the legendary counter-culture cable TV strand.
For much of the 1980s, Night Flight was the cable TV slot of choice for culturally-starved Americans, and while the original broadcasts are long gone, the concept remains as a subscription streaming service, offering a curated selection of essential (and, let’s be fair, not so essential) movies, documentaries, music and more. To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the premiere episode, Night Flight will be hosting a special night of programming, and at the centre of it will be an exclusive live reimagining of The Residents’ album Duck Stab!
Duck Stab! Alive! is a ‘live in the studio’ performance by the band, directed by video artist John Sanborn, offering a new interpretation of the classic album that will also act as the opening salvo for the band’s own fiftieth-anniversary tour that starts in August.
Supporting slots in this episode go to Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization trilogy and the documentary film John Cage Meets Sun Ra, documenting the meeting of the two legends of experimental music, video profiles of independent record labels Mexican Summer and Sacred Bones, and performance pieces by Plack Blague and Def rain.
it all seems worth signing up for – a year of Night Flight costs $39.99 and you can watch via the app on Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV and Apple TV as well as online. The anniversary show is on June 5th 2021 and you can find everything here: https://www.nightflightplus.com/
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