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Brainiac Tribute ft. School of Rock, Post Palace, Sweet Chaos
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
7:00 PM
The Curtain Club
2800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Dayton, OH. Birth place of the cash register, the airplane, Roger and Zapp, The Ohio Players, The Breeders, Guided by Voices and... 3RA1N1AC.

In the mid 90's the Dayton music scene became a hot spot generating world wide buzz from the massive amount of influential indie rock being produced there. Arguably the most innovative of them all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic front man Tim Taylor.

After several singles the band signed to Grass Records where they recorded two albums with Girls Against Boys Eli Janney at the helm. Countless tours and much critical acclaim came which landed the band on the Lollapalooza tour and a deal with Touch and Go Records. The band recorded a full length and two EPs with T&G again using Eli Janney and adding Steve Albini, Kim Deal and Jim O'Rourke in the mix to help produce. Brainiac were opening for Beck and being courted by the majors when Tim was tragically killed in an auto accident.

This film will explore Brainiac's music, legacy and how people survive and cope with the loss of loved ones.

Over the past 20 years Brainiac has been cited as a massive influence on the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie and countless others. You'll hear from the band, family members, fellow musicians and label heads.

Featuring: Steve Albini, Fred Armisen, Melissa Auf der Maur, Matt Berninger, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Stuart Braithwaite, Gregg Foreman, Eli Janney, Scott McCloud, Buzz Osborne, David Yow, John Schmersal, Juan Monasterio, Tyler Trent, Michelle Bodine, Linda Taylor And Many More…

Directed and Produced by Eric Mahoney. His documentary and narrative work has been seen at various international film festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca and Melbourne as well as on cable TV. In addition, Eric spent over a decade in the midwest music scene fronting the band Murder Your Darlings.

Edited and Produced by Ian Jacobs. He writes and performs music under the moniker Monograms while his editorial cuts and credits have been seen on VICELAND, Travel Channel, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel and several feature films.