If I could change how I’m insane, If I could learn to leave my troubles behind. Director, artist, musician, producer and eternal RUSSH muse, Cara Stricker, screened her short film, Maverick at the Female Filmmakers Festival at L.A.’s Downtown Independent Theater. Starring former RUSSH cover star Abbey Lee and Rhys Coiro, the film explores the concept of destructive love and gaslighting – resulting in an intimate portrait of the complexities of being female, the nature of sanity or lack thereof, death and rebirth, with a haunting soundtracks scored by Stricker, Empress Of, Weyes Blood, Sebastian Teller, John Kirby, Daniel Stricker, and Chris Votek.
It seems Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg never really separated. The iconic lovers – she the girlish ingénue, all doe eyes and Bambi limbs, he the man described by French President Mitterrand after his death in 1991 as “our Baudelaire” – are enmeshed in the French psyche, and Birkin isn’t one to shatter illusions. Here, she tells the stories of “the most perfect of partnerships”.
RUSSH man Zeppelin Hamilton and his band Velvet Trip premiere their first single from forthcoming debut album, Velvet Trip & The Six Moon Skies.
Rock ‘n’ roll rave. Our favourite local talent – think Jack Ladder, Didirri and Vera Blue – are getting their band tees out for a good cause: Ausmusic T-Shirt Day.