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Music & Film Wed May 29 2013

Charlie Louvin Still Rattlin' the Devil's Cage Screens at The Hideout This Friday, 5/31


Outside of the traditional country music scene, a renewed interest in the Louvin Brothers' music could arguably have more to do with an ironic appreciation for an entirely unironic album the duo put out in 1959 called Satan Is Real. Then again, the Louvin Brothers are actually just really interesting.

Contributing to this case is Charlie Louvin Still Rattlin' the Devil's Cage, a documentary from filmmakers Blake Judd and Keith Neltner that features interviews with the late Charlie Louvin about the intense ups and downs of his long and storied career as one half of the legendary sibling duo.

The Louvin Brothers were a classic example of country music's consistently winning sibling harmony formula. And while Charlie's brother Ira, a notoriously heavy drinker, died years ago, Charlie himself continued the duo's legacy for the rest of his life--both as a solo musician and more recently as a memoirist.

Charlie Louvin' Still Rattlin' the Devil's Cage centers around a 2010 concert in Nashville celebrating the 50th anniversary of Satan Is Real. Only a few months prior, Charlie Louvin had been diagnosed with cancer, and the concert would end up being his last paid gig. Through interviews with Charlie, as well as with other renowned country musicians and fans such as Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, and the late George Jones, the film presents Louvin, who ultimately passed away in 2011, with striking clarity.

The Hideout presents a screening of Charlie Louvin Still Rattlin' the Devil's Cage this Friday, May 31, at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5, and the doors will open at 5:30pm. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

 
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