Mogwai Screens First-Ever Live Concert Film “Burning”

Last week, Scottish post-rock band Mogwai released their new live album Special Moves and first-ever live concert film Burning.

For the last few months the group has been sharing clips of Burning on their YouTube channel and other places, including a live online screening via Ustream with a Q&A chat where fans could ask the film’s director and the band questions in real-time.

And now you can check out the film at select public screenings.

After checking out the teaser clips, I’m excited to see how the film captures the power and force of Mogwai‘s sublimely thunderous live show.

Burning was shot at Mogwai’s sold-out three night residency at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg in April 2009, which has been the location for several of my recent virtual concert experiences, so I’m also looking forward to seeing how director Vincent Moon and Nathanael Le Scouarnec, who also worked on La Blogotheque’s Take-Away Shows, capture the emotion of the fans getting lost in the waves of sound and sonic pleasure.

We’ve explored Blogotheque’s concept before and wondered if they re-define what a concert really is, so I’m super curious to see how Burning’s story unfolds on screen.

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Public Screening Dates:

Aug 29 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Sept 4 – San Francisco @ Roxie Theater
Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater
Sept 12 – Los Angeles @ Echoplex
Sept 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)
Sept 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct 3 – Montreal, QC @ Ukrainian Federtation


Special Moves
1. I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
2. Friend of the Night
3. Hunted By a Freak
4. Mogwai Fear Satan
5. Cody
6. You Don’t Know Jesus
7. I Know You Are But What Am I
8. I Love You, I’m Going to Blow Up Your School
9. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
10. Like Herod
11. Glasgow Megasnake

1. The Precipice
2. I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
3. Hunted By a Freak
4. Like Herod
5. New Paths to Helicon Part1
6. Mogwai Fear Satan
7. Scotland’s Shame
8. Batcat

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