Image by Flickr user Andrew Wong MPLS The final moment...
Shut Up and Play the Hits, the documentary on LCD Soundsystem's final show, will screen nationwide for one night only on Wednesday July 18th, and our own Terrace Theater is getting in on the action.
James Murphy's highly popular "dance-punk" project set itself apart in a number of ways - energetic live shows, songs that were too long for the radio, and that awesome mic, among other things. That uniqueness carried all the way through to their breakup, a highly organized and formally announced affair culminating in a final show at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. Documentary filmmakers trailed Murphy during a 48-hour period, including that final show and the morning after.
Prepare to witness the most non-rock n' roll breakup in music history, and a pretty kickass concert film, all at once. Check out the trailer if you're skeptical.