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Friday, April 1, 2011

Coming Soon: Screen a Garage Rock Documentary Featuring Thee Oh Sees and the Black Lips for Free

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:18 AM

Have you heard this rumor that San Francisco music people have an obsession with garage-rock? We know, it's crazy. San Francisco garage rock? Here in a town where nobody actually has a garage? Why would anyone think those two things go together?

We're not sure how they did it, but it seems the folks over at Scion actually found some garage-rock bands from San Francisco -- one called Thee Oh Sees, and another called Hunx and His Punx -- and put them in a documentary about similar bands from all over the country, like the Black Lips, Jay Reatard (R.I.P.), and Vivian Girls. Now they're bringing this documentary to San Francisco for a free screening. But will anyone here in S.F. care?

If you're a fan of this rather foreign kind of music, you can check out the film, entitled New Garage Explosion, Wednesday, April 27, at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. The 7 p.m. screening is free, so even if you don't have a garage, or an apartment, or a practice space, or a pair of clean clothes, you can still go. There's even a Q&A afterwards with members of the Spits and the Dirtbombs -- which will be helpful, since no one in San Francisco really knows anything about garage rock.

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