If the lines outside the Kabuki this weekend are any indication, everyone and their cousin knows that the SF Int'l Film Festival is the place to BE for the latest and greatest in national and international cinema. But did you know the SFIFF is also featuring some really cool music shows too?

They've all got something to do with film, anyways: a 13-piece live orchestra will be accompanying the family dysfunction drama , local dreamy electronica band Halou and post-prog noise rockers Tarentel will be playing the Mighty at a show featuring the SFIFF's environmental online movie Greenworld contest, and -- check this out -- the SFIFF was nice enough to send along free passes for one lucky SFist reader for the indie rock/animation event Notes From The Toon Underground. Enter to win!

Notes from the Toon Underground features 15 animated movies from 1912 to 2005, with 11 indie rockers providing live musical accompaniment. And not just any indie rockers, mind you: there's some big names! Jason Lytle from the late lamented Grandaddy! Jamie Stewart and the rest of the current Xiu Xiu configuration! Tommy Guerrero! And if that wasn't enough to lure you in, the program notes caution: "please note that this program contains sexually explicit imagery." YES!

Notes from the Toon Underground plays 8:30 p.m., Saturday May 5 at the Castro. Don't wait: give us your name and email address right now, and we'll pick a winner by Friday morning.

Thanks again to the SFIFF for sponsoring all our festival giveaways! And the picture above is from one of the shorts playing at Toon Underground.

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