LOS ANGELES: Sounds Are Active Films and director Sean Carnage are proud to announce that the critically-praised new music documentary 40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! will be premiering in Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states, beginning February 27th with an NYC premiere at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn!!
<style=bold>TUESDAY 2/27 – NYC PREMIERE 7pm @ Galapagos Art Space, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211, (718) 384-4586, http://www.galapagosartspace.com/, doors=7pm, show=7:30, $5 admission
THURSDAY 3/1 – OHIO PREMIERE 8pm @ Parish Hall w/ Proletarian Art Threat, Clan Of The Cave Bear & Tony Erba spoken word, 6205 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44102 (216) 939-9099, http://www.millerweitzelgallery.com/index.html, 8:30pm, $5
**** Director Sean Carnage will introduce the film!
TUESDAY 3/6 – DETROIT PREMIERE 7pm @ Modern Exchange, 12219 Dix-Toledo Rd., Southgate, Michigan (734)-284-2547, http://www.themodernexchange.com/, $7
**EIGHTH CITY JUST ADDED!**
FRIDAY 3/9 – MISSOULA PREMIERE 7pm & 9pm @ New Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins (in back of The Bridge bistro), Missoula, Montana (406) 542-0638, admission TBA
FRIDAY 3/13 – HOT SPRINGS PREMIERE 6pm (check web site for screening time) @ Valley Of The Vapors Independent Music Fest, Low Key Arts Building, 118 Arbor, Hot Springs Arkansas 71901 (501) 282-9056, http://www.valleyofthevapors.com/home.html, FREE
WEDNESDAY 3/21 – ROCHESTER PREMIERE 8pm @ A/V Space w/ Barr, Marnie Stern [both Kill Rock Stars], & Little Yellow Bird, 8 Public Market (second floor, please use N. Union St. entrance), Rochester, New York 14609 (585) 615-8446, http://www.avspace.org
SATURDAY 3/24 – BLOOMINGTON PREMIERE 8pm @ The Cinemat, 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 (812) 333-4700, http://www.thecinemat.com, $4
FRIDAY 3/30 – INLAND EMPIRE PREMIERE 8pm @ Old Baldy Brewery w/ Anavan, Health & Silencio Records, 271 N. Second Ave., Upland, CA. 91786 (866) 377-6853, http://www.oldbaldybrewery.com/, admission TBA
**** Director Sean Carnage will introduce the film!
An instant cult-classic rockumentary in the tradition of THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION and URGH! A MUSIC WAR, 40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! documents Los Angeles’ most amazing, experimental and eccentric contemporary underground bands as they join together on one night in Hollywood with a daring goal: to present their uncompromising musical visions to the world… in two minute blasts!
Using shared equipment, each band had only one chance to get it right. No second takes were allowed by the filmmakers. See the trailer at: http://www.40bands80minutes.com
Now, this amazing movie is hitting the road and debuting in your town. Watch it on the big screen!
40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! includes performances from ABE VIGODA, ANAVAN, BIZZART, CAPTAIN AHAB, FIREWORKS, HARASSOR, HEALTH, I HEART LUNG, TOXIC LOINCLOTH, as well as solo and duo performances by members of acclaimed bands MIKA MIKO, FRIENDS FOREVER, NIGHT WOUNDS and CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, plus the legendary WIVES in their LAST SHOW EVER—all captured live with multiple cameras and audiophile-quality sound.
The DVD of the film is distributed internationally by Portland, Oregon-based Nail Distribution.
“40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! is the first movie to exclusively feature up-and-coming DIY bands filmed in their natural environment—an all-ages venue—that is accessible to all music fans,” says director Sean Carnage. “The bands in the film represent many current styles—hip hop, punk, experimental rock, noise, metal, jazz, performance art and electronic music.
“This is the music being made NOW, by kids across the world,” Carnage continues. “That these vastly different bands were collected in a single, 80-minute movie is of historical importance, not to mention being a non-stop rollercoaster ride for the viewer.”
“It’s only fitting that the 40 BANDS! tour should be traveling to key all-ages art spaces such as Galapagos in Brooklyn, Parish Hall in Cleveland, A/V Space in Rochester, The Modern Exchange in Detroit, and Cinemat in Bloomington and the Low Key Arts Building in Hot Springs,” remarks Sounds Are Active Films boss Chris Schlarb. “These venues are the lifeblood of the underground scene.
“At each premiere, there will be DVDs available for sale to fans at a discount price and, in some cities, the screenings will be followed by a special concert of local DIY music that is in the spirit of the movie,” Schlarb says.
“40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! represents the aspirations of all underground musicians—not just the L.A. bands in the film,” concurs Carnage. “With this screening tour, we hope to connect everyone making important new music.
“We will be touring the film to more cities before the year’s end, so this is only the beginning. If you would like to host a screening in your town, please contact us. We are in this together. The 40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! tour is our way of lending support and encouragement to all cutting-edge performers.”
For up-to-the-minute information on the 40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! tour, visit the movie home page: http://www.40bands80minutes.com
Abe Vigoda, The Amazements, Anavan, Asthmatique, Bacon Tears Up Business, Bavab Bavab, Bipolar Bear, Bizzart vs. Demonslayer, Camarillo Blues Triangle, Captain Ahab, William Caruso’s Wet Hot Social Anxiety, Karen Centerfold, Christ With Braces, Clowns and Fetuses, Creekbird, Debaser, Dog Shit Taco, Dommm, Erebus Nyx & Styx, Explogasm, Extreme Dubble Bubble, Faux For Real, Fireworks, Gowns, Kate Hall & Elijah Forrest, Halloween Swim Team, Harasser, William C. Harrington, Health, The Health Club, I Heart Lung, I Rape Nick Lachey, Lovetongueattack, Mitchell Brown, Naomi, Nosajthing, The Outfit, Parkinsons, Slutty Knuckles, Sykora, Three, Toxic Loincloth, Unwrinkled Doctor, Veer Right Young Pastor, Warm Climate, Weekend Warrior, Rob Williams, White Trash Firecracker, Whitman, Wives, & Xanaar
–Ann Powers, Chief Pop Music Critic, L.A. Times
“Bizarrely enjoyable… The prevailing mood is giddy abandon”
–Natalie Nichols, Music editor, L.A. CityBeat
“The sheer range of talent is astonishing. From sandwich makers to noisemakers, laptops to a more traditional rock lineup, 40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! gives a glimpse into a scene that will continue to explode” –Jason Glastetter, CMJ
“Intensely abrasive and experimental and wild… Directed beautifully by Sean Carnage”
–Tony Pierce, LAist.com
“40 BANDS! is a scene report for LA’s current DIY underground in all its heterogeneous glory”
–Matthew A Stern, PopMatters.com
“If you weren’t there, you’ll wish you had been. If you were, you’ll wish you could be there again—at least for a couple of minutes” –David Cotner, L.A. Weekly & Signal to Noise
“Here’s hoping your music scene is at least half as engaging” –Jamie Lee Rake, The Bohemian Aesthetic
“A joyride of a documentary” –Yahoo! Movies
“Chaos like I have never seen” –Jack E. Jett, ManiaTV
40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES! is now online for the very first time in remastered form!