Mogwai’s tunes have always had a cinematic quality about them and now “Burning”, the band’s live concert film collaboration with Vincent Moon and Nathanael Le Scouarnac, will air on the big screen at special events in the US and Canada this summer.

As previously reported, the film comprises footage shot over three nights at sold-out shows in Brooklyn on April 27th, 28th and 29th 2009 at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. The DVD and accompanying live album ‘Special Moves’ will be released on August 24. You can pre-order both from Mogwai’s website. Screening dates are below.

From the Dear Scotland interview with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite:

DS: Do you feel more Scottish when you are abroad, or do you adapt well to new places? Anything you miss about Scotland?
Stuart Braithwaite: I think, like most Scottish people, I get a bit more Scottish when I’m in England for some reason. And I do miss a lot of things about Scotland when I’m away like football, food and the countryside.

DS: What is the best after-show experience you’ve had?
Stuart Braithwaite: A few times after we’ve played we’ve been able to go and see other gigs by bands we like. One time I saw The Country Teasers in Chicago and another time I saw Ghost in Michigan. Both were amazing.

Country Teasers, 2006


DS: What should the Scottish national anthem be? (We Were Promised Jetpacks suggested Mogwai’s ‘Fear Satan’).
Stuart Braithwaite: Thats very nice of them! I would say that Flower Of Scotland or Scots Wa Hae are both good choices. Anything but God Save the Queen!!

Dear Scotland Interview with Stuart Braithwaite, Nov 6, 2010

‘Burning’ Screening Dates

Aug 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Aug 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque
Aug 25 – Seattle, WA @ JBL Theater
Aug 26 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
Aug 28 – Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 28 – Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre
Sept 2 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Sept 4 – San Francisco @ Roxie Theater
Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater
Sept 12 – Los Angeles @ Echoplex
Sept 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)
Sept 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Mogwai – Burning Trailer 1


Mogwai – I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead


Mogwai – Zidane 7:25


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Photo Credit: Ryan Muir