Produced in 1964, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW (an acronym for Teenage Awards Music International) is a legendary concert film showcasing some of the biggest acts of the period, including Chuck Berry, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Smokey Robinson, and a “Battle of the Bands” between James Brown with his Famous Flames and The Rolling Stones. THE T.A.M.I. SHOW was shot live over two days at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on videotape, using the then-innovative Electronovision (and then transferred to film). This broadcast was rarely seen for decades due to rights issues, but last December, Light + Sound Machine hosted a T.A.M.I. Show screening during our regular third-thursday film nights, and what happened was much like what’ you’d expect in a room full of good people, good beer, and the best music that’s ever been made: a dance party ensued. And thus, a tradition was born.
This year, we’re upping the ante and hosting THE T.A.M.I. Show simultaneously on 16mm film, at not one, but TWO locations: Our normal Light + Sound Machine venue, The Blue Room, and Third Man Records Cass Corridor in Detroit. (This will be the first screening at our new location!) We will dance the night away to music that moves us, and we want you there with us, so get your tickets NOW at thirdmanstore.com/third-man-live
This screening WILL SELL OUT, so if you normally wait until the last moment to for L+SM screenings, this is the month to change your ways: thirdmanstore.com/third-man-live