8mm, Miniature Tigers, Black Black, Edison Gem (CD Release)
7:30 PM, $8 advance, $10 day of show
Sean Beavan moved to New Orleans with Trent Rezner and Nine Inch Nails. As Trent's longtime engineer, co-producer, and musical director, Sean helped forge the sound of NIN from studio to the stage. While in New Orleans, Sean met his soon-to-be-muse and eventual wife, Juliette. After Sean wrapped production on Marilyn Manson’s Mechanical Animals, the couple resettled in Los Angeles. The two decided to become 8mm, a name that reflected the tone of their songs. The image of an old 8mm projector whirring in a clandestine back room called to mind innermost secrets and forbidden desires; musically they are a catchy mix of trip hop, down-tempo and nu jazz. Very much influenced by the pulse and undercurrent of the haunted and haunting New Orleans and the bluster and underlying power plays that accompany even a simple "hello" in Los Angeles, 8mm has opened our diaries and shown us how alike we are.