CA – John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Signing

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John & Sandy Carpenter as well as their band of misfits: Tim Bradstreet, Deirdre Brooks, Steve Hoveke, Amanda Deibert, James Ninness, Cat Staggs, and more sign at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

PA – John Carpenter Performs

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Horror Master John Carpenter (Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing) appears at the Keswick Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a performance of his music.

Press Release:

John Carpenter has inspired countless musicians since his earliest minimal, synth-based film scores. The themes to his features like Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and Escape from New York have remained instantly recognizable since he penned them nearly four decades ago. In February 2015, Sacred Bones released his first solo record of non-soundtrack music, Lost Themes, to overwhelming critical success. The Horror Master proved that not only could he perfectly score his own films — he could also score the movies in your mind.

On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever solo record. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed. Carpenter’s first recording of non-soundtrack work achieved numerous international milestones, including NPR First Listen; features in dozens of press outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian; three magazine covers; and Top 200 chart success in the U.S. and the U.K. The album was also a milemarker in its label’s catalog being one of the best selling albums in Sacred Bones’ eight-year history. So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes, that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.

2016 will host the first ever John Carpenter tour and in true Carpenter spirit, a sequel to Lost Themes: Lost Themes II. The follow-up brings quite a few noticeable changes to the process, which result in an even more cohesive record. Lost Themes’ cowriters Cody Carpenter (John’s son) and Daniel Davies (John’s godson) both returned. Cody was recently also heard as a composer for Showtime’s Masters of Horror series (Cigarette Burns and Pro-Life), and NBC’s Zoo. Davies was a composer for NBC’s Zoo, as well as the motion picture Condemned. All three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city, a luxury they weren’t afforded on the first Lost Themes. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter’s classic, notoriously low-budget early films.

The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor. More electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth. This manifests itself brilliantly in songs like lead single “Distant Dream,” which hitches a familiar Carpenterian beat to an expressive drum performance and rides it to a thrilling conclusion. The eerie “Angel’s Asylum” lets an ethereal synth line command the first three-quarters of the song, before turning over the melody to an acoustic guitar, and “Virtual Survivor” delivers a blast of the sci-fi menace that characterized his great scores for films like Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live. Lost Themes II delivers eleven compelling new tracks for which fans can continue to score the movies in their minds.

Keep your eyes peeled for John and his co-writers to hit the road next year performing both lost and newly found themes, in addition to retrospective work from Mr. Carpenter’s multi-generational career. Lost Themes II will be released on April 1st, 2016 on Sacred Bones Records. Long live the Horror Master.

Tickets available at the link…

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Keswick Theatre
291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 572-7650

CA – John Carpenter’s Asylum Signing

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Horror legend John Carpenter (Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China) signs with co-creator and writer Sandy King Carpenter at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 26th at 1:00 PM. Must purchase a book to get a line pass. They will sign anything bought at the store and one (1) personal item only.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Wonderland: Asylum Signing

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Artist Tony Brescini signs at Beach Ball Comics on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Asylum Signing

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John Carpenter, Master of Horror, signs copies of his first ever comic book series ASYLUM with co-creator Sandy King at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm!

Issues #1-3 on sale at the event, PLUS A GOLDEN APPLE WHITE VARIANT of issue #3, which is limited to 100 copies only! (1st come 1st served)

*YOU MUST BUY A COMIC TO GET A LINE PASS! HE WILL SIGN COMICS PLUS ONE PERSONAL ITEM ONLY PER PERSON.*

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047