The second Gem Fest will take place over the weekend of 19th – 21st August
Gem Fest 2 features three free events at venues across Dublin:
Day 1: Friday August 19th at 7pm – Screen Gems Music B movie night in Little Gem Records at 18 Kildare street
A double bill of music related masterpieces
Featuring 2 Irish premiers of amazingly weird & wonderful independent films:
The BJ Experience (2003) Off the wall classic bio-drama-mentary. This feature length story starts from the very beginning (November 1980) to the very end (at the time of production, at least) and covers all aspects of the BJ Experience heyday and mania.
Shock Em Dead (1991) Hair metal rock n roll horror comedy. Martin wants to be the greatest rock star in the world, but at what cost? Stars Stephen Quadros & Traci Lords.
Day 2: Saturday August 20th at 2pm – Pandelindio & Bird People Argentinian experimental folk in the park with special guests at the Stephen’s Green Bandstand
Pandelindio is a project of acoustic experimental music from Argentina founded by Federico Fossati in 2011. Its lineup is itinerant; the recordings were made in collaboration with musicians from diverse genres like folk, experimental noise and free improvisation.
Bird People are a drone band formed in 2010 by Ulrich Rois. Solo and with a host of collaborators Rois has since explored various forms of extended tone music, often influenced by dronebased folk music, Hindustani music and early minimalism.