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Tune-Yards’ Merril Garbus Scores Buster Keaton’s Comedy

The indie breakout takes part in a San Francisco Film Fest tradition

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Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards performs at Coachella.

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Last night Merril Garbus – the looping, hollering brain behind avant-pop breakout Tune-Yards – took part in a yearly tradition of the San Francisco International Film Festival: providing live musical accompaniment to a classic silent film.

This year Garbus and her collaborator, guitarist Ava Mendoza – named a “local wunderkind” by the San Francisco Film Society – provided the soundtrack to four of Buster Keaton’s classic comedic shorts: One Week, Good Night, Nurse!, The Haunted House and The Cook.

Let’s take a look at how it went.

Marquee
Outside of the Castro Theatre – @cameowood

 

 

Inside the Castro
“Pre-game show for Tune-Yards” – @rareartists

 

 

Buster Keaton
“Tuneyards x Buster Keaton” – @clairewaves

 

 


 

 

 

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