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Frank & Trace in Chicago This Weekend

Frank and Trace will do four riffing shows this weekend at the North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave.
More info here.

12 Replies to “Frank & Trace in Chicago This Weekend”

  1. E - Just E says:

    Nooooo! I was in Chicago LAST weekend!

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  2. Dan in WI says:

    Time to start the rumor: Maybe the Cinematic Titantic folks are looking to regroup and this is the first move in that direction.

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  3. Actually Dan, I heard that Joel and Mike are going to be joining up with Weird Al Yankovic to start MSTing terrible albums.
    George Clooney and Matt Damon and Humphrey Bogart’s ghost are also involved.

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  4. Goshzilla says:

    Wow, that place’s mobile site works for crap. Not that I could possibly be in Chicago this weekend.

    I predict that Live Riffing will be the Next Big Thing. Well, okay, not so much big as niche with a devotedly loyal following, but you know what I mean. Cinematic Titanic’s live shows were (in my opinion at least) much more entertaining than their DVDs, the RiffTrax live streaming events are enjoyable even with the Riffers performing in another theater halfway across the country, and it just plain makes sense to riff movies in front of an audience. Wasn’t it the live show at the second MST3K convention that sold the Gramercy execs on a movie? (A movie which very well could have kickstarted this movement 20 years earlier if only they’d marketed the damn thing.) The theater seats on MST3K were there for a reason: riffing is sort of the illegitimate offspring of theater and stand-up; it should be performed in front of a crowd. I believe it could experience a popularity boom like stand-up did in the ’80s, especially with the millennial generation’s whole-hearted embrace of all things snark. Millions don’t live Tweet the Sharknado movies because they’re emotionally invested in the films. There’s an audience out there just waiting to discover riffing.

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  5. littleaimishboy says:

    FOUR SHOWS!!!! TWO DIFFERENT MOVIES!!! WE’RE NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE!!

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  6. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    “The Mads Are Back” – follow them on Facebook. Let them know you’d like them to play your town!

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  7. Cheapskate Crow says:

    I can’t believe it, I am here in Chicago until Saturday! Usually I have the luck of poster #1 and barely miss concerts/shows I want to see. Got my ticket for the 7pm show, hopefully I can stay awake and see the 10pm as well.

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  8. ck says:

    Cheapskate Crow:

    After the shows, perhaps you’d post what films were riffed.

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  9. Cheapskate Crow says:

    It was a Woodian evening, Glen or Glenda was the early show and Plan 9 was the late show.

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  10. Dan in WI says:

    Dan in WI:
    Time to start the rumor: Maybe the Cinematic Titantic folks are looking to regroup and this is the first move in that direction.

    After all the Cinematic Titanic website still exists…

    I should stop now before I start believing my own rumor.

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  11. Cheapskate Crow says:

    Dan in WI: After all the Cinematic Titanic website still exists…

    I should stop now before I start believing my own rumor.

    Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but at this Chicago show Frank and Trace said they were going to take their act on the road to Denver and somewhere else I forget in the next month or two. I don’t think they would have started this whole joint venture if CT was coming back.

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  12. Dan in WI says:

    Cheapskate Crow: Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but at this Chicago show Frank and Trace said they were going to take their act on the road to Denver and somewhere else I forget in the next month or two.I don’t think they would have started this whole joint venture if CT was coming back.

    I’m being serious now. Until Joel makes noise he wants to do it again (and I do see it happening somewhere down the road) Cinematic Titanic won’t be back. As for Frank and Trace, if all they are doing is the occasional road show with little marketing and no merchandise then it something that could be dropped for something better like a reunion at a moments notice.

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