Tuesday, July 24, 2007

PUNKS NOT DEAD

So punk had it's origins in the mid 70's then gained it's strength in the 80's, then comes the 90's recycled imitation of the 80's and guess what now it's 2007 and those bands that imitated the 80's (example=green day) are mega stadium bands which sprang the god awful hot topic chains & vomit inducing culture at places like warp tour. I will always be a fan of the mid 70's bands and 80's bands since that's as original as it gets. I don't mind this documentary since it tries to show the evolution of punk socially/musically/culturally and how it's become MAINSTREAM. 90% of the film has valid interviews by bands like Minor Threat, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Vibrators, Fugazi, MC5, Buzzcocks, UK Subs, International Noise Conspiracy and more..BUT! in all fairness let me warn you some boot garbage bands like SUM 41, The used, My chemical romance (i'm bleeding internally as i write this) and Good Charlotte also get their say in the film. I'm assuming to thank the 80's for giving them carreers.

Above: Punks not Dead Movie trailer

WWW.PUNKSNOTDEADTHEMOVIE.COM

PUNK'S NOT DEAD SCREENINGS

7/27 - 8/2 Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

7/27 - 8/2 Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA 02138

7/27 - 8/2 City Cinemas Village East
181 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

8/3 - 8/9 Zeitgeist Theatre
1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd New Orleans, LA 70113

8/31 - 9/7 The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85716

9/7 - 9/14 Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre
388 Evans Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

9/7 - 9/14 Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

9/20 - 9/24 Red Vic Movie House
1727 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117

2 comments:

V*Kstro said...

I AGREE ON WHAT YOU WROTE, especially the last part(period)

The website has a great banner also!

PS: Feels strange to comment all the time, but I do appreciate & acknowledge your posts! Actually, thinkning about using "anonymous"... nah, neva!

Joshua M. said...

haha..good looking out!