Night Out: 'The Lonely Life' premiere and after-party
"The Lonely Life"'s Simon Paszalek and the orange BMX bike. No word on the authenticity of that tattoo ...
Ralph White performs at the Scottish Rite Theater. White co-founded and was one-third of the original lineup of Texas Music Hall of Fame inductees The Bad Livers -- country/bluegrass masters.
Ralph White at the Scottish Rite
Cozy, worn, classic and intimate, the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin, Texas, proved the perfect setting for the debut screening of "The Lonely Life," artist Mike Aho's first short-film project. Here, bluegrass/country musician Ralph White performs for a lounging crowd.
A scene from "The Lonely Life," during which lead character David Whitworth, played by Will Oldham, hallucinates under heavy medication. Illustrations for the film were done by Michael Sieben, Travis Millard and Jeremy Fish.
Filmmaker/artist/musician Mike Aho (second from left) performs with his band, ((sounder)), between films at the Scottish Rite Theater. David Lowery's short, "Pioneer," which also stars Will Oldham, preceded the screening of "The Lonely Life."
Will Oldham plays David Whitworth, who has been cryogenically frozen, in "The Lonely Life." Filmmaker Mike Aho says he wrote the part with Oldham in mind.
After the screening, there was a Q&A session with "The Lonely Life" filmmaker Mike Aho (center) and producers Morgan Coy (left) and Neil Maris (right). Maris also manages Aho's band, ((sounder)).
Main character David Whitworth (right, played by Will Oldham) meets a young boy (played by Simon Paszalek), who presents him his new (stolen) BMX steed.
Troller performing at the "The Lonely Life" afterparty at Austin, Texas, hot spot Mohawk. Sam Hockley-Smith describes their sound in a Fader post as " ... relentlessly dark -- snowstorms in the middle of the woods in the dead of winter dark ...". Works for us.
One of these things...
Modern-day Renaissance man Will Oldham -- who plays the lead character in "The Lonely Life" as well as appears in "Pioneer," the film that kicked off the evening -- DJs with expected unexpectedness at the Mohawk afterparty.
Just keep swimming
Illustrations drove the shape of the film, according to director Mike Aho. They enabled the hallucinations of the main character to fall more on the side of surreal and less in the camp of sci-fi.
Filmmaker Mike Aho performs with his band, ((sounder)), at the "The Lonely Life" afterparty at Mohawk. ((sounder)) provided music for the film from their forthcoming record, "The Howlingest Call."
Gal Pals performing at Mohawk for the "The Lonely Life" afterparty. Jillian Talley and Lauren Marie Mikus are slated to play SXSW this year and opened for Vampire Weekend last summer after having played their first shows together only a few months previously.
Will Oldham (left) and Mike Aho of ((sounder)) perform together at Mohawk to celebrate the premiere of their film, "The Lonely Life." Both gents define "multifaceted."