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Calendar, Night&Day Sugar 'n' Metal

Sugar 'n' Metal

Thanks to the advent of affordable digital filmmaking, there's been a recent wave of compelling documentary films about lesser-known musicians, performers who never quite made it onto the cultural radar. Two of the best of those documentaries are playing tonight.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stranger Than Fact

Stranger Than Fact

Naco Es Chido goes heavy metal by placing a real-life band at the center of a fictional mockumentary; it’s something like Anvil! The Story of Anvil by way of Exit Through the Gift Shop. Directed by Sergio Arau, the man…
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Calendar, Night&Day Anvil


Even though Anvil, a four-piece speed-metal circus that once toured with soon-to-be cash-cow longhairs like Whitesnake and Bon Jovi, never amounted to anything more than “the demigods of Canadian metal,” guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner decided early…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Anvil: Heavy metal's obscure teddy bears

Anvil: Heavy metal's obscure teddy bears

An old-school metal band's dramatic epic is about to hit movie theaters. This is a group that started in the early '80s and influenced rock legends like Slash, Lemmy from Motörhead, and Scott Ian of Anthrax. It's an act that…
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