‘Billy Childish is Dead’ @ Dreamland

Wednesday, June 29

Dreamland
812 E. Market St.
www.louisvillefilm.org
$5; 8 p.m.

It ought to be an international crime that Billy Childish is not more well known, or taught in schools yet. As a musician, he has been inhumanely productive, leading garage-punk-blues bands like Thee Milkshakes, Thee Mighty Caesars and Thee Headcoats, amongst others, releasing dozens of records that have earned him fans such as Kurt Cobain, Jack White and Shane McGowan. He’s also an accomplished painter, poet and novelist. The 51-year-old, healthy Brit is now the subject of a documentary, “Billy Childish is Dead,” which will be shown at the Louisville Film Society’s new Dreamland theater, across from the Mayan Café. Local musicians will pay further tribute to Childish Friday night, when an ad hoc group, including members of Sapat and Softcheque, will perform, along with the like-minded Bad Blood, at Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge. That concert is $4, with an unlikely start time of 9 p.m. —Peter Berkowitz

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