Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records doesn’t “produce” music for his label—he captures it as it is. A collector, preserver and seller of authentic music, Strachwitz’s label offers a catalogue of blues, Cajun, wild hillbilly country, Tex-Mex and New Orleans R&B—and that ain’t no mouse music. (mouse music (n): from Mickey Mouse; jazz term in the 1930s for schmaltz and pop.) In ‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music,’
filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling explore the musical cultures from New Orleans to Appalachia, falling right into the lap of Arhoolie Records. With live performances by Los Cenzontles, Eric and Suzy Thompson and Creole Belles, the film screens on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Sweetwater Music Hall. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 8:30pm. $32. 415.388.3850.