June 16, 2012 ~ Summer Sounds ::: Romulus Remus, American Wilderness, chairs, + RiverWolves…


As slowly creeping drought disappears the last of spring’s life sustaining moisture, minicine? host a slew of  musical shamen to conjure a deluge of reinvigorating summer sounds…  Please join us for Romulus Remus, American Wilderness, chairs, and the RiverWolves.   Visual artists exhibiting will include;  Staveley Kuzmanov, Jack Joyce, Elizabeth O’Neal, Alex Hester, Larson McSwain, Reily Cook, Connor Dunlap and Zak Strezo.

Romulus Remus  –  The brainchild of Nathan Woods (Bass Guitar,Vocals), Romulus Remus, a trio, includes Kern Courtney (Guitar) and Lane Bayliss (Percussion).  Exploring new sights and sounds, Nathan derives through influences of The Cure, Peter Gabriel, The Beatles, Yes, XTC and combines those stylings with the tone-rich sound of late ’60s psych rock, the hollow rush of surf rock, blues inflections, and even an occasional nod to classic country.

American Wilderness  – minicine? first learned of American Wilderness when they were sighted performing to an audience of june bugs and fireflies on a warm summer’s eve in a person-less park of an abandoned downtown neighborhood.  Plugged into a ramshackle street pole electrical outlet where a full moon substituted for the shot-out street lamp…  their moody sound is the creative outpouring of Reily Cook, Connor Dunlap and Zak Strezo.

chairs – Defying description, chairs (Houston, TX) is guaranteed to turn everything upside down.  Rain will pour upward!  Rainbows will reverse arc as other planetary orbs approach.  chairs is, Invader Cass (Drums),  Dr.Finger-Q (the Key Holder, Electric Guitar) and Clubfoot Kreezerast (Electric Bass), awaiting the return of a mother ship, meanwhile having breached the fences to share fourth world sounds from a lone star border-state….

RiverWolves –  And as summer looms, simple pleasures rule the day…  watermelon on the porch,  a lazy dog, wearing that old shirt that you wore,  cool droplets down the forearm from a can of ice-cold…  late nights and pizza slices…  a fire to piss on at that secret swim spot…   The RiverWolves is Jacob Disedare, Melissa Disedare, Michael Bryant, John Martin, and Brett Roberts.  Their new release Columbia is mostly about cats and drinking…..

Romulus Remus              http://romulusremusmusic.com/fr_home.cfm
American Wilderness     http://soundcloud.com/theamericanwilderness
chairs  (Houston, TX)     http://chairsmusic.bandcamp.com/
RiverWolves                      http://riverwolves.bandcamp.com/

minicine?  /  846 Texas Avenue  /  Doors 7:30 pm  /  $5 suggested donation

June 2, 2012 ~ Musical Performance = JOHN BUTCHER + GINO ROBAIR + THOMAS LEHN. Appalachian Sounds = TWANG DARKLY. Sculpture = KEVIN KENNEDY


John Butcher’s work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked saxophone pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics.

Originally a physicist, he left academia in 1982, and has since collaborated with hundreds of musicians – including Derek Bailey, John Stevens, Gerry Hemingway, The EX, Polwechsel, Gino Robair, Rhodri Davies, John Edwards, Toshimaru Nakamura, Paul Lovens, Eddie Prevost, John Russell, Mark Sanders, John Tilbury, Christian Marclay, Phil Minton, and Steve Beresford.

He is well known as a solo performer who attempts to engage with a sense of place. Thirteen Friendly Numbers, his first solo release (1992), also includes compositions for multitracked saxophones, whilst later releases focus both on live performance and amplification and saxophone-controlled feedback.
Resonant Spaces is a collection of site-specific performances collected during a tour of unusual locations in Scotland and the Orkney Islands.
He has toured and broadcast in Europe, Japan, North America and Australia, and was featured, playing solo, in the BBC TV programme Date with an Artist.

Gino Robair  has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the “25 innovative percussionists” included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.

Thomas Lehn’s central artistical work, since the 1990’s, is live-electronic music, created on the basis of analogue sound synthesis. After a period of working with the Robert Moog’s minimoog synthesizer, since 1994 his main electronic equipment is the Synthi A modular analogue synthesizer combined with the DK-2 keyboard, both developed and produced by the British company EMS in the late 1960ies.

Thomas Lehn’s electronic music is instrumentally live-performed. Musical material, process and structure are created and performed in real time.

A wide spectrum of experiences in numerous musical and music contextual genres merge in his current musical creations: in the 1980ies he has been working as pianist widely in the fields of classical, classical modern and contemporary music, jazz, music theatre and mixed media performances. Throughout the 90ies up today the centre of his work became the contemporary forms of music, both as interpreting pianist and performer of analogue live-electronic music.

Rooted in this background, he has been developing an individual language of electronic music, which inner syntax often seem to be rather of an acoustic than electronic nature.
















Shreveport based, Twang Darkly plays original instrumental music, cinematic Appalachian jazz rock performed on mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, flute, harmonica, upright bass, and drums.  Twang Darkly is Michael Futreal, Joel Boultinghouse and Troy Messina.




Kevin Kennedy is an associate professor at Louisiana Tech University where he teaches sculpture and studio courses. His work has received support through grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Louisiana Tech University and the Louisiana Division of the Arts including receipt of the Individual Arts Fellowship Award in 1997 and 2007.

Recent artist residency fellowships include the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Ucross Foundation. His work is represented by Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently lives and works in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Saturday JUNE 2  /  846 Texas Avenue  /  8pm  /  $8 Suggested Donation

May 23, 2012 ~ OUTRAGE >>> P.A.C.E.


Why is PACE hosting the Shreveport premiere of “Outrage”?

“OUTRAGE is the Emmy-nominated documentary film that will have its Shreveport premiere on Wednesday, May 23rd at minicine, 846 Texas Ave. Doors will open at 7 pm; the screening will begin at 7:30 pm followed by a panel discussion including panelists who appear in the film and whose lives have been personally affected by events described in the film. “Outrage” features powerful closeted gay politicians whose anti-gay votes brought, and continue to bring, great harm to ordinary gay Americans and their families. There is a common miss-perception that the purpose of “Outrage” is to out these closeted gay politicians, but this is a very superficial way of looking at the film as all the politicians featured in the film had been outed very publicly years before the film was made. In fact, as is often the case, these politicians’ closets had doors that were wide open. Yet those closets confirmed to anti-gay members of Congress and the media that the closet was exactly where gay people knew they belonged.

The film’s real message is about the evils of the closet and the media conspiracy to enable the closet to persist. “Outrage” makes clear how the closet can lead people to commit shameful acts, and can even lead them to betray those closest to them and their own personal integrity for the perks of political power. For example, closeted politicians in “Outrage” turned a deaf ear to pleas from AIDS victims and activists, and repeatedly voted NO for HIV funding while half a million Americans died from AIDS. Closeted politicians voted NO to a federal law protecting gay people from job discrimination so that even today, gay people can be fired in 29 states and transgender people can be fired in 34 states even if they are star employees. Closeted politicians voted NO on openly gay service in defense of our nation which led to an outrage that our entire nation suffered. The 9/11 Commission Report stated that a backlog of untranslated documents was a contributing factor to the 9/11 attack due to a shortage of Arabic language translators. Yet our government had fired dozens of Arab language experts simply for being gay! Despite these shameful and outrageous votes, intrinsic homophobia throughout our society has resulted in the media’s protecting the private lives of closeted gay politicians while they very publicly bring great harm to the lives of ordinary gay Americans and their families. Even today in Shreveport, a media representative has criticized PACE for showing “Outrage” saying it’s time to just let this go, simply confirming that the media conspiracy continues. “Outrage” makes very clear that the fight for equality for gay Americans has no greater enemy than the closet which requires public policy makers to stigmatize and tell lies about their fellow gay Americans in order to hide the truth of their own lives.”  Text by P.A.C.E. 


Wednesday MAY 23  /  846 Texas Avenue  /  7pm  /  FREE

May 22, 2012 ~ TEDxRedRiver at Minicine


TEDxRedRiver, an independently organized TED event, will host speakers discussing the topic of “Exploratory Arts” at 6:00 PM on May 22nd at minicine? (846 Texas Ave, Shreveport). The speakers—Shreveport-Bossier artists—will present their world-changing ideas during brief talks. Speakers include:
  • Andrew Parsons is a culinary artist who feels most fulfilled in collaboration with his clients. As a chef, Andrew utilizes fresh, wholesome, as-local-as-possible ingredients to create gastronomic experiences. Parsons began his culinary career at Jay Rigby’s in Bradenton, FL, went on to cater farm parties in Denver, NC and he now owns Lagniappe Foods in Shreveport. His culinary experience comes full circle in the construction of highly-functional, memorable and exciting kitchens.
  • Pete Fetterman is a fire-breathing performance artist and musician. Fetterman has performed at the McNeil Street Pumping Station New Music Festival in 2009 and 2011. He has been involved in multiple collaborative music projects including Sound Medicine Research, Drum Militia and Mosquitosophagus. Fetterman often creates with found objects or handmade instruments in the exploration of sound. He will perform an original composition.
  • Kathryn Usher creates artwork influenced by popular culture, voodoo and politics. Her works incorporate digital media, fiber/textile, recycled/found objects and traditional materials. In 2010, she was recognized by UK art scholar Dr. Melissa Westbrook as one of the artists in the Neo-Outsider art movement. Usher is in the process of turning her frontyard into a folk art environment.
  • Dacoda Montana is a musician and artist based in Shreveport, LA. His performance-based, down-tuned, avant-distortion group John Calvin is an experiential multi-media methodology investigating the transformative nature of analog technologies. He has toured nationally performing and exhibiting his experimental films and melancholic “dirge-concrete” compositions. He believes in the importance of place.
Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.
About TEDxRedRiver
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxRedRiver, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxRedRiver, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Previous TEDxRedRiver events included this talk by Brandon Oldenburg of Moonbot Studios: http://youtu.be/Vf2pwftl3GYFor more information about TEDxRedRiver, visit: facebook.com/TEDxRedRiverAbout TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Edinburgh, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, and on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Tuesday MAY 22  /  846 Texas Avenue  /  6pm  /  FREE!

May 8, 2012 ~ Not Free, Not Dead: The Psychedelic End + some places you just can’t


Hailing from San Francisco, CA,  on tour and on the road, NIghtmare City visits minicine? to present,  Not Free, Not Dead: The Psychedelic End,  a program of recent Bay Area video shorts !

Since the 1940s the San Francisco Bay Area has been an environment conducive to many thriving experimental scenes, and particularly for cinema.  This, today, is further facilitated and supported by institutions dedicated to the screening, distribution, and discussion of alternative film and video art.

Not Free, Not Dead: The Psychedelic End explores the extension of this trajectory in which a new crop of video artists are claiming the San Francisco Bay Area’s video landscape. Their performative, processed, hyper-color, animated worlds of skewed, sometimes non-existent narrative are united by an aesthetic of trippiness, the values of punk cinema, and seemingly abject notions of form, notions that are disembodied by the camera, computer or projector’s consumption.

This program features recent work by Caitlin Denny, Gregory Kaplowitz, Jen Kirsten, Alex S. Lukas, Jessica Miller, Dan Olsen, Skye Thorstenson, Virtual Pubes, and Nightmare City.


some places you just can’t

A curated exhibit of works by Louisiana artists:  Jimmy Cousins, John Martin, Jen Wasson, Brett Roberts, and Jamie Heiges

…..along with a group of photographic apparitional self portraiture


vegan eats by gogreenly


Tuesday MAY 8  /  846 Texas Avenue   /  8 pm  /  $5 Suggested Donation

April 20, 2012 ~ Public Domain Film Series #1

The first installment of “The Public Domain,” a film series at minicine?, 846 Texas Avenue, will feature a one-hour block of shorts followed by a feature presentation. All works screened in this series are part of the public domain – they are not protected by copyright and may be freely screened or distributed. This installment of “The Public Domain” is curated by Sara Hebert and Chris Jay.

The shorts block for the April 20 presentation will include a surreal “sponsored film” (“Design for Dreaming,” 1956), a hilariously meta-textual satire of the industrial film industry created by the industrial film industry (“The Your Name Here Story,” 1960), and more. The evening’s feature presentation, Frank Capra’s “Meet John Doe,” will screen following a short intermission. The last of Capra’s “social statement” films, “Meet John Doe” stars Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in the story of a grassroots movement that forms, unexpectedly, around a non-existent person. The film’s message is particularly relevant in today’s economic and political climate.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

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Friday APRIL 20  /  846 Texas Avenue  /  7pm  /  FREE  


*****Shreveport local band showcase*****


Southern Wool (7:30-8:00)
Cosmic Naught (8:15-8:45)
Don’t Forget Your Dinosaur (9:00-9:30)
Sweaty Cleopatra (9:45-10:15)
John Calvin (10:30-11:00)
Jimmy Cousins & the Terrible Lovers (11:15-12:00)

Haircuts, tattoos, and life advice by the gorgeous Brett Roberts!This will be hosted in the open space at Minicine.

minicine? swampland
846 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104

*films to be announced*


***more details to be announced***


April 6, 2012 ~ Alvin Fielder Houston Quartet at Minicine?

An image of Alvin Fielder

Pioneering avant-garde jazz drummer Alvin Fielder was born in Meridian, MS in 1935. During his career in music, he has performed with an early version of the Sun Ra Arkestra, composer Roscoe Mitchell, New Orleans saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan, and many more.

For this performance at Minicine?, Fielder is accompanied by the other three artists of the Houston Quartet: improviser David Dove, contrabassist Damon Smith (a collaborator of filmmaker Werner Herzog on the soundtracks for “Grizzly Man” and “Encounters at the End of the World”), and saxophonist Jason Jackson.

April 6, 2012
846 Texas Ave.

8 p.m./$5 suggested donation

March 22, 2012 ~ Projexorcism

minicine? welcomes all to behold the one and only Projexorcism!! This is a live film performance exploring the physical and metaphysical aspects of film in a manner, gloriously, unconventional. See it LIVE!! Multiple 16mm analog projectors dangling like fruit from a cinecontortic apple tree! We are tapping all electrical circuits available for this one!! Edibles through the evening provided by gogreenly!

Bookending Projexorcism and opening the evening will be Tchai, an improv, instrumental quartet that uses djembes, guitar and bass. Ambient sounds lead to progressive jazz and neo-psychedelic fugues. Shamanistic chants and audience participation should get everyone in the mood. Tchai is Robert Trudeau, Ron Hardy, Tracy Chappell and Greg Andrews, with special guest, Trevarri Huff-Boone.

And on the other end of the shelf, closing our evening, John Calvin will unite the room with its ground vibrating, down-tuned, avant-distortion explorations. Ratcheting the lens of cryogenically sustained analog technologies onto the death-knell gasp of an industrial society and resultant dystopian landscape where the value of life has sunk to a possible all time low, John Calvin’s performance will hope to strike a nerve in our deepest, most universal humanity in order to wake us up!!

March 22, 2012
minicine? swampland
846 Texas Avenue
$5 Suggested Donation


March 17, 2012 ~ Northwest Louisiana Beard and Moustache Competition

Join Southern Fried Beard and Moustache Club in presenting Northwest Louisiana 1st Beard and Moustache competition. In conjunction with the competition there will be a “Facial Hair” Art Show. The art entries can be anything……paintings, sculpture, jewelry, the sky’s the limit as long as it pertains to facial hair in some way, shape or form. If you or anyone you know wants to submit art or has questions about the show email southernfriedbmc@gmail.com
Friday March 16th The Body Electric Tattoo will be doing beard and moustache as well as Southern Fried inspired tattoos.

846 Texas Avenue
7:00pm until 10:00pm / $5

January 25, 2012 ~ minicine? goes to The Shop!

UPDATE::: Tonight’s performance is on schedule and ready to go… As James Rippie will not be able to join us from New Orleans, SOFT TROOPERS will open! SOFT TROOPERS is the song bird, Brittney Maddox, and sound artist, Jon Mackey. Also for tonight, artist Peter Fetterman has designed and constructed a special sound instrument which he will premier through performance. Simon Whetham, traveling to us from England via the American Southwest, will share composed pieces originating from field recordings from sites of his Active Crossover performances, as well as from his journey. http://www.activecrossover.co.uk/ DOORS OPEN at 7PM… 2002 Southern Avenue, Shreveport, LA… TONIGHT!!!!!!!


Sound Explorations by Simon Whetham, James Eck Rippie, and Peter Fetterman. Solo performances will take place in the second floor nest of The Shop! at 2002 Southern Avenue, Shreveport, near the intersection with Olive Street.

minicine? welcomes back to Shreveport, sound artist Simon Whetham, who recently performed at the MSPS New Music Festival 2011. Whetham (Bristol, UK), is in the country collecting field recordings as part of his ongoing active crossover project http://www.activecrossover.co.uk/ . His performance will include field recordings from the locations of the original performances of the project as well as field recordings collected from the various locations he is visiting along his travel.

((((( James Eck Rippie (New Orleans) works primarily with turntables, with a focus on creating abstract sound from classical music recordings utilizing altered needles, turntable feedback, effect pedals, damaged records, etc. In decomposing the original sound source, Rippie’s intentions are to understand the transcending possibilities of sound and test the capabilities of the turntable as an instrument. )))))

Peter Fetterman (Shreveport) all elusive and secretive, will meditate on the meaning of life through sound waves….

January 25, 2012
The Shop! , 2002 Southern Avenue
7 p.m. until 10 p.m./$5 suggested donation

December 2-3, 2011 ~ “Two Rooms”

Orange Rose picture

You’re invited to attend an innovative theatre production by a new theatre company jcgCOLLABORATIONS. The production “Two Rooms” is a contemporary love story by Pulitzer Prize nominee, Lee Blessing.
This special performance will be at the newly renovated Minicine venue at 846 Texas Street, Shreveport, at 8:00pm, December 1, 2011.
Regular performances on December 2-3, 2011. Tickets $10, students, military and seniors; general admission $12. Doors open at 7pm.

Starring Linda Berglund, Stephen Scarlato, Christina Bailey, and Trey Bryant.
This small intimate setting puts you in the heart of the play. For us, theatre is not sitting and watching. It is immersing oneself in the moment and sharing the experience.

So make a date to spend an evening with us. It’s all new; It’s all here – and designed with you in mind.

minicine swampland?
846 Texas Ave.

7 p.m./$5 suggested donation

December 11, 2011 ~ Christmas Elves & Egg Nog

Duke Jr.,has joined the line up

The Blind Pets from Austin,TX headline this nite
Come on down to a Free Xmas hootennany in the Courtyard


December 11, 2011
846 Texas Ave.
7:30 pm until 10:30 pm 

November 25, 2011 ~ Art/Fire/Music – FEAST OF THE SENSES – Tour de Life Fundraiser

FEAST OF THE SENSES is an all ages fundraiser in support of Steve Godfrey’s 5000 mile, 3 1/2 month LA-TX bicycle tour, Tour de Life. Read and explore more @ biketourdelife.org. This FEAST is supposed to raise money for the trip. That being said:

We will be exhibiting a number of 5 foot square art pieces on the walls of the Courtyard at Minicine, each by an anonymous local artist. They are to be auctioned during the show by our guest auctioneer and MC for the evening, Zoozoo Haha.

A central Fire Sculpture by Jay Marks will be set up to illuminate the courtyard.

Fire Poi performances by Justin Clark and others TBA will be shown for your eye feasting! We are asking that all guests respect our No Artificial Light policy during the event. All safety measures will be taken, and we ask your cooperation with keeping the event family oriented!!

Musical groups include: Riverwolves, The Bellys, Rinkus, Winterbabies, The One-Armed Man, and Drum Militia.

A burrito stand will be setup as well. Cause we riding through Texas.

Doors open at 8pm.
This Black Friday, FEAST ON!!!


Show Schedule:

8:00- Fire Poi

8:30- Rinkus

9:00- The One-Armed Man
Tour de Life Fundraiser Welcome by Steve Godfrey

9:30- Lighting the Tower
Art Auction featuring Zoozoo Haha

10:00- Winterbabies

10:30- Drum Militia

11:00- The Bellys
Quenching the Tower

11:30- Fire Poi Performances

12:00- Riverwolves

minicine swampland?
846 Texas Ave.

8 p.m. until 10 p.m./$5 suggested donation