Miles and Karina -- The Shakedown

Miles & Karina Present “The Shakedown”

Mar 30, 2024 (Sat) / 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie, also known as Miles & Karina, perform their original score to “The Shakedown.” The score was commissioned by the Frank Buxton Silent Film Festival.

The Shakedown movie poster (1929)The Shakedown is an American 1928 action, comedy and sports drama film directed by William Wyler and starring James Murray, Barbara Kent and Jack Hanlon. Dave Roberts is a professional boxer who loses intentionally in fixed matches. Dave’s life on the margins changes after he meets an honest woman and rescues an orphan from an oncoming train. As he cares for the woman and child, he must decide whether to continue his derelict ways or rebel against those who have been manipulating him. — Wikipedia

David Keenan and Nova Devonie on stageDave and Nova are no strangers to Seattle music fans – having made themselves known in the 1990’s with cowgirl supergroup Ranch Romance, Bakersfield twang band The Buckaroosters in the 2000’s, Jo Miller & Her Burly Roughnecks around that time as well. Dave is also a member of Seattle Bluegrass band The Downtown Mountain Boys.

Based on the cinematic quality of Miles & Karina’s 2 CDs M&K were commissioned by The Northwest Film Forum in 2009 to compose a new score to “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” to be performed live at its Children’s Music Festival. M&K were selected by SIFF to compose new scores in 2013 for the newly restored (Alfred) Hitchcock 9 series, more Lotte Reiniger animated fairy tales in 2013, “Steamboat Bill Jr.” in 2014 and Buster Keaton’s “The Cameraman” in 2019 by the Frank Buxton Silent Film Festival. They must be doing something right!

They use guitar, accordion, toy piano, hi-hat, banjo, glockenspiel and viola in this original score.

For this concert, M&K will perform a short set of songs followed by an intermission and then the film.


Music? great!
Film? also great!
Live music and film? AMAZING!

Tickets will be available from our ticketing partner, KonnectClub, 60 days in advance of the show date, and at our concerts or our Wintergrass table prior to the show date.

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