Friday, June 02, 2006

Don't Knock the Rock - June 29 in LA

Jeffrey Lee Pierce, 1980
Jeffrey Lee Pierce

Save the Date - Mark Your Calendars!

The 3rd annual Don't Knock the Rock film festival kicks off in Los Angeles on June 29 and runs through July 3rd 2006 at THE REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles!!!

Don't Knock the Rock is a film and music festival in Los Angeles dedicated to the love, lust and mania of all pop, rock, and roots films and music.

FILMS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY: A Portrait Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce And The Gun Club
DANIELSON: a Family movie (or Make a Joyful Noise HERE)
YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME: The Roky Erikson Story
special preview screening: THE MONKS: Transatlantic Feedback
THE TREASURES OF LONG GONE JOHN
WE JAM ECONO (The Story Of The Minutemen)
HIGH AND DRY (Where The Desert Meets Rock 'n' Roll)
LET THEM EAT ROCK
and MORE!

BANDS!
A rare preformance of original GUN CLUB members Terry Graham, Ward Dotson and Kid Congo Powers and special guests!
REDD KROSS! The long awaited reunion of the 1987 Neurotica line up!
THE FUCKING CHAMPS
THALIA ZEDECK
MARK FOSSON Once a Takoma recording artist newly aquired by Drag City!
ANDERS & WOODS
NIGHTMARE OF THE ELF
and MORE!

short films, chats, punk rock photo exhibit, book readings, parties, more more more!

KEEP CHECKING IN FOR FULL SCHEDULE AND ON SALE DATE!


www.dontknocktherock.com

Festival Founder and Film Programer: Allison Anders
Festival Director: Gianna Chachere
Festival Music Director: Tiffany Anders
Festival Producer: Maya Smuckler
And The Marquis Of Ceremonies: Michael Des Barres


oh yeah.... and I will be doing a chat with Allison, Michael and two other punk rock gal photogs (Dawn Wirth and Jenny Lens) at some point during the Festival together with a slide show of our work.

Pleasant & Kid Congo Powers
Pleasant and Kid Congo Powers

I'm still in Chicago, where I spent last week attending the Horizontal Action Blackout, seeing the likes of some of the best bands of the punk / garage vein ever, like The Oblivians, Cheater Slicks, Dead Moon, King Khan & BBQ Show, Clone Defects, Persuaders, Mind Controls, Demons Claws, Live Fast Die, Cococomas and more. It was a blast. Todd Killings, "Uncle Ted," Matt Williams -- you guys rule.

Until I get my pix developed and posted, please do check out my friend Windy's shots here. Also, some always excellent work by the one-of-a-kind Canderson can be seen here.

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