Josh Resing, Rand Kelly, and Ramsey Bell of the Chicago-based band The Slaps sit down with KCOU’s Owen Brock (aka 13gigs) to talk about their work, influences, and future projects. The three played several sets throughout True/False 2019 in Columbia, Missouri. Interviewer and video editor: Owen Brock
KCOU’s very own Alec Stutson watched a variety of films from Columbia’s True/False Festival two weekends ago. Listen to his takes and summaries on two of his favorite films: a movie about the struggles of Chileans with Down syndrome and a documentary about a murder of a child beauty pageant.
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In The Road Movie, director Dmitrii Kalashnikov uses footage from dashboard cameras of cars in Russia to form a collection of stories. Each clip is its own anecdote with its own set of circumstances. Kalashnikov varies these short episodes so that in the movie’s 72 minutes, we feel terrified, confused and entertained. We are passengers […]
Blood streaks dry on the floor while nervous round children dance and an Irish woman describes “topsy-turvy” Syrian bomb-outs in a utopia where men cry and exiled hippies dress the entrails of cyberhell in corporate manifestos. Adam Curtis’ mammoth HyperNormalisation addresses the collapse of established reality in the wider world, examining substitute narratives, suicide bombings, […]
A group of little blonde girls flood into the frame all dressed in the same red, white and blue, pageant-like outfit. There’s a loud, overall chatter as these girls giggle and converse with each other. Among the discourse, you can hear one girl distinctly murmur “JonBenet Ramsey”. Then, the scene cuts to a little girl […]
By: Pierce Porterfield I have a crush on Stepdaughter, but in the least creepy way you can imagine (hopefully). I’m talking in terms of inspiration; few live bands have made me feel as inspired as Stepdaughter does. That could just be me though — I have an affinity for the soft sounds of nylon string […]
We caught Chicago psych rock band, Cave, at Rose Music Hall for a special True/False Film Fest 2015 Performance. Watch below:
Bringing the people to True/False … or True/False to the people or something.
By: Tommy Walzer The 2015 True/False Film Festival brought masses of moviegoers to the streets of Columbia during a beautiful weekend. Walking the streets Saturday night, everyone’s spirits were high. This was especially true at Eastside Tavern, where Columbia natives Rae Fitzgerald took to the small corner stage with big hearts. The band takes its name […]
By: Elorm Nutakor True/False is really about the music, right? At least I vaguely remember Donnie T sarcastically saying something similar to this after Cave finished their set Friday night. Getting their start in Columbia back in 2006, the band now resides in Chicago, and they came back last weekend to play at True/False. Up until […]