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SUNDAY

Last January, Brendan Canty and Christoph Green invited their musician buddies to a Bethesda bungalow shortly before it was torched for a firefighters’ training drill, yielding Burn to Shine, an eight-band concert film. It turns out that was the birth of a franchise: Other cities across the nation, after all, have soon-to-be-demolished structures for metaphor-fraught exercises of their own. For the series’ second installment, producer Canty and director Green made for the City of Big Shoulders. There, the Band of Big Critical Orgasms (Wilco, pictured) and other Chicago rock luminaries (Tortoise, Freakwater, Shellac, et al.) subbed for the D.C. session’s Dischord-heavy lineup. (More burgs may be to come: The filmmakers’ Web site, www.trixiedvd.com, asks that “if you know of any house being torn down, please contact us.”) Showing alongside Burn to Shine Chicago are three animated shorts by Brent Green with musical accompaniment by Canty and members of Garland of Hours, Canyon, and Califone. “Hadacol Christmas,” described as “a twelve minute story where Santa Claus invents Christmas with a belly full of cough syrup and a head full of dying crows,” is par for the course. Also screening is a pair of music videos directed by Eric Cheevers, Dead Meadow’s “At Her Open Door” and Weird War’s “Grand Fraud.” The former has a Vaseline-lensed Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thing going on; the latter evokes the ‘70s-porn-loop aesthetic that lead singer Ian Svevonius has always so successfully embodied. The films screen at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $6. (202) 783-3933. (Mike DeBonis)