may, 2020

04may7:00 pm10:00 pmFCLMA Presents Music On Film - What About Me The Rise of the Nihilist Spasm Band (Zev Asher, 2000)Free Event


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What About Me The Rise of the Nihilist Spasm Band (Zev Asher, 2000)

What About Me” is an energetic celebration of Canada’s legendary experimental noise-music group The Nihilist Spasm Band. The group is seen as groundbreaking in creating experimental rock music in the mid-60’s when the airwaves were still dominated by Elvis, as well as in their creation of unique musical instruments and a non-commercial, improvisational approach. The film traces the development of the group, from its origins in 1965 as a response to ultra-conservative London, Ontario, to the tragic death of one of its founding members, artist Greg Curnoe, to their tour of Japan. Featuring interviews with Nihilist Spasm Band mega-fan Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and acclaimed Canadian artist Michael Snow.

In honour of the director’s family, all proceeds from this screening will be donated towards cancer research.


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST


Stevenson & Hunt Room "B" Downtown London Public Library

251 Dundas St. London, Ontario N6A 6H9