15 years ago we made a wild movie with 52 bands on one stage at the Il Corral


Fifteen years ago—on March 6th, 2006—fifty-two of L.A.’s best underground bands and performers queued up at the Il Corral for a two-minute, no-retakes shot at glory.

Well whaddya know? These artists found immortality. The recordings we made turned into legendary Los Angeles music scene documentary, 40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES! 

Our little movie was called “best of the year” by the L.A. Times, was championed by an up-and-coming movie-at-home service called Netflix (you may have heard of them), and led to a worldwide screening tour that I still can’t believe we pulled off. Last year the remastered movie was screened a standing room-only event that was one of the last large gatherings before the pandemic lockdown kicked in.

Read the complete story of 40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES!

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of 40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES!, you can now watch all the videos from the original DVD on YouTube.

Where did the time go? Let’s catch up….

Watch the remastered 40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES!

Starring:

00:00:00 – Captain Ahab
00:02:42 – HEALTH
00:03:52 – Whitman
00:05:25 – Dommm
00:06:53 – Naomi Elizabeth
00:08:48 – Bavab Bavab
00:08:52 – Clowns & Fetuses
00:08:56 – Bacon Tears Up Business
00:10:46 – Faux For Real
00:13:08 – I Heart Lung
00:14:19 – Slutty Knuckles
00:15:20 – William Caruso’s Wet Hot Social Anxiety
00:17:25 – Fireworks
00:19:55 – The Amazements
00:22:21 – Nosaj Thing
00:24:17 – Rob Willams
00:25:38 – I Rape Nick Lachey
00:27:08 – Rob Willams makes a sandwich with his feet
00:29:25 – Extreme Double Bubble
00:31:12 – Bipolar Bear
00:33:15 – Parkinsons
00:34:44 – Christ With Braces
00:35:40 – Bizzart vs. Demonslayer
00:37:55 – Erebus Nyx & Styx
00:40:14 – Halloween Swim Team
00:42:37 – Xanaar / Karen Centerfold
00:44:43 – Veer Right Young Pastor
00:46:42 – Unwrinkled Doctor
00:48:54 – Dog Shit Taco
00:50:11 – Harassor
00:52:28 – Creekbird
00:54:13 – Mitchell Brown
00:56:25 – Weekend Warrior
00:59:07 – Abe Vigoda
01:01:15 – Explogasm
01:03:39 – ///
01:05:04 – Wives (final performance before becoming No Age)
01:08:57 – Gowns
01:10:14 – Toxic Loincloth
01:12:57 – Kate Hall (of Mika Miko) & Elijah Forrest
01:15:15 – Anavan

And now, for the very first time online, you can lose yourself for 1/3 of an hour while viewing…

10 BANDS / 20 MINUTES!—a blast of pure fun

Featuring:

00:00:00 – Debaser (aka Josh Taylor, of Foot Village + Friends Forever)
00:01:12 – The Outfit
00:03:42 – Warm Climate
00:05:37 – Asthmatique
00:07:35 – William C. Harrington
00:09:35 – White Trash Firecracker
00:11:57 – Clowns & Fetuses
00:13:20 – Bavab Bavab
00:15:27 – Camarillo Blues Triangle
00:17:32 – The Health Club

Don’t miss this featurette with Il Corral majordomo Bob Bellerue, which hasn’t been seen since 2006….

Go Behind the Scenes of 40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES!

Just make sure to stick around for the slideshow…

Check out the incredible music + photos from the Il Corral years

And finally, in case you missed anything…

13 things you may have missed in 40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your music + your support. Enjoy the videos!

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The complete Monday Night band + shows list

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