The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off and on Broadway
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There's no other band in the world like this flea-market chic indie rock performance art slideshow family! The first live Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players DVD, filmed Off Broadway at Lambs' Theater in the band's hometown (NYC). Off and On Broadway features live performances of TFSP classics including "Mountain Trip to Japan, 1959" & "Look at Me"; footage of this delightful musical family in their daily lives; interviews with comedians David Cross, Eugene Mirman & many other pop-culture celebrities, & bonus features including rare acoustic performances & TFSP Music Videos.
Humor and talent has never sounded this good...
By Eddie Badger on August 3, 2006
The Trachtenburg Family is a unique one. Two parents, and their 12-year old daughter, in a band, and play slide on their projector from pics they have found at garage sales, and then make songs based on the slides. Unreal. I've been reading about them and then got this DVD which in good insight into the band and the music. Highly recommended, and i can't wait to see them live!
Fun Family Players!
By J. Felice on August 9, 2007
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are a great family band that is really different but really fun. If you are even looking at this review, then you probably know what I'm talking about. Rachel is becoming the star of the group as she is a teenager and cute. Really that seems to be the criteria now-a-days. But she still can play drums and has great timing. This DVD sort of spells out what the Family Players are all about and it defines their art in music. It is a very special collection and if you are looking for something from them that will fill your appetite for their zany brand of good clean fun humor in music, while still having a social message, then this is for you.
Nominated for Plug Awards "Best music DVD of the Year"
By Audio File on January 18, 2007
Though I was familiar with TFSP, I didn't buy the disc until I saw it was nominated for best music DVD of the year by the Plug Awards, which is an indie award ceremony based in NY. This is the most unusual music DVD I think I have ever bought! DVD is definitely the medium for this band, since their narrative slideshow is integral to thier concept. Most music DVDs I own, I tend to watch once or twice, but often listen to without picture, since the video just don't hold my attention after that. This disc is sort of like a pop train wreck about to happen, and I can't look away.
My highest recommendation. (whatever that means)
Donkeykog recommends HIGHLY too (sorry no OT scenes)...Just good weird ass random rock made up of old ass slides with a kid drummer.
Remember, the mom and dad search for old slides from old people and make songs to them....This is a fave of mine which sticks in my head! The girl is on screen in the dvd close up many times and in the in-between documentary. This next youtube is just so you know what you are getting into. HUGE amoung college age circa 2004 USA! This shiznet is creative as duck guys!
Wayyyyy better quality on dvd concert. This tho is from Conan O'Brian live.
http://www.amazon.com/Trachtenburg-Fami ... B000GFRI8Q