The festival kicks off in a major way on November 13 with a very special performance by Grant Hart, following the Midwest premiere of the highly anticipated music documentary Every Everything: The Music, Life and Times of Grant Hart.
In addition to Hart's performance, Greycoats will also be opening the evening with a special set of music of their own, beginning at 9 p.m.
There is also a collection of talented bands who are set to play at Amsterdam throughout Sound Unseen's five-day run, with MaLLy, Mayda, Tickle Torture, L'Assassins, Charlie Parr, Venus de Mars, Hobo Nephews, Shiro Dame, and our recent Picked to Click artist Frankie Lee all set to perform throughout the festival, along with additional bands yet to be announced.
The full music lineup and schedule will be made available this Friday, October 18, and we will update you with the complete listings when they become available.
Other special events planned for Sound Unseen -- in addition to the exclusive film screenings, art shows, and musical performances -- include a sure to be rousing version of the classic game show "The Match Game," taking place in the Summit Ratskeller at the Summit Brewery on Thursday, November 14. This will be a free event for everyone who purchases a Sound Unseen All Access Pass (or contributes a suggested $10 donation at the door), with bottomless pints of Summit and a limited-edition Sound Unseen pint glass available to all attendees.
There will also be a film competition this year presented and sponsored by Cine-O-Matic, with cash prizes going to the winner, which will be chosen by a five-person jury made up of Drafthouse Films' Evan Husney, Newport Beach Film Festival's Amanda Salazar, Joe Spencer, the director of arts and culture for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, broadcaster and journalist Robyne Robinson, and City Pages' (and Secret Stash Records') very own Danny Sigelman.
Tickets range from $8-$25 for individual screenings and concerts at Amsterdam, with a limited version of the All Access Pass for $80 going on sale on Friday, October 18, at the Sound Unseen website.