(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Paste Magazine, one of the fastest growing independently published music magazines in the country, launches its inaugural Paste Rock 'n' Reel Festival on October 22-23 in Decatur, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. The indoor/outdoor weekend festival will feature more than 30 musical artists on multiple stages and special film presentations in two screening rooms as well as theatrical performances, an art exhibit, crafts and more.
"Paste Magazine strives to bring recognition to the best of a wide variety of music and film," said Tim Porter, festival director and editor of Paste's film coverage. "We are very excited to provide, through this festival, an opportunity for those with a love of great music and films to experience it first hand and to give some really great artists and filmmakers the spotlight they deserve."
Artists scheduled to take the stage include: Low, Buddy Miller, Mark Olson & Victoria Williams, Howe Gelb of Giant Sand, Over the Rhine, Cary Brothers, Erin McKeown, Brandi Carlile, Red Letter Agent, Denison Witmer, Taylor Hollingsworth, Kate York, Manchester Orchestra and more.
Festival-goers who lean more toward film can sit in on a special forum and screening with Mike and Matt Chapman, a.k.a. the Brothers Chaps and creators of HomestarRunner.com, to learn what's behind their cartoon creations. There will also be opportunities to view a competition of short films submitted to Paste, several Academy-nominated shorts, as well as two special feature film presentations, including High and Dry: Where the Desert Meets Rock 'n' Roll, a documentary on the Tucson, Arizona music scene followed by a discussion with the film's director. Organizers will also present the Best of Paste DVD's, short films and music videos included on the magazines DVD samplers over the past year. Thee Paste Shorts Fest will also include a Global Awareness film and discussion forum spotlighting humanitarian issues, especially in developing nations.
Tickets can be purchased at www.pasterocknreel.com and select stores. Weekend passes are $25; single tickets are $15; Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds from the festival will benefit selected charities, including Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, and the Decatur community. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner