-- The film music label Varese Sarabande celebrated its 35th anniversary with a signing event at Dark Delicacies in Burbank. On hand were, from left, Christophe Beck (“The Hangover” trilogy), Heitor Pereia (“Despicable Me,” “Smurfs 2”), Laurent Eyquem (“Winnie Mandela,” “Copperhead”), Jeff Beal (“House of Cards”), Varese producer Robert Townson and Ryan Amon (“Elysium”). Its next event will be a special Halloween concert Oct. 19 in Los Angeles.
-- Tyler Bates is scoring AMC’s new Sunday drama, “Low Winter Sun” and co-wrote the main title song sung by Betty LaVette. Bates, Nan Vernon, series creator Chris Mundy and LaVette co-wrote “Hustlin’ In The Motor City.”
-- Songwriter-producer Butch Walker is going on tour with the documentary about his life. Walker will start a seven-city tour on Sept. 5 in Atlanta where his performance will follow a screening of “Out Of Focus,” which Salome Breziner produced and the team of Peter Harding and Shane Valdésdirected. The documentary will premiere Sept. 17 on digital and cable VOD via GoDigital.
Butch Walker & The Black Widows Tour Dates:
9/5 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (Film screening at Plaza Theatre)
9/6 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge (Film screening TBA)
9/7 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
9/9 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall (Film screening at West End)
9/10 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom (Film screening at Village East)
9/11 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (Film screening at Landmark's Kendall Square)
9/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
-- Down, GWAR, Goblin, Hate Eternal, Repulsion, and Pig Destroyer will headline the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas, a four-day underground event celebrating horror films and heavy metal. In all, 34 bands will play the Oct. 24-27 festival. Goblin, from Italy, will live-score Dario Argento’s classic “Suspiria” as the final presentation on closing night; on Oct. 25, they will perform music from landmark horror films “Dawn of the Dead,” “Tenebre,” “Deep Red” and others.
-- Idina Menzel gave Disney fans a taste of the music in “Frozen” by performing “Let It Go” at the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. “Frozen” opens in theaters Nov. 27.
-- Steve Poltz has scored Suzanne Mitchell’s documentary, “Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde," which is opening in theaters nationwide and on VOD on Oct. 4 via Screen Media Films.