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"A Band Called Death"

The documentary "A Band Called Death" will be showing at The Charles in Baltimore, MD, which I know is kinda far, but (as of now) there will not be any showings of this documentary in DC or Virginia. The film will be showing Sept 14, 16, and 19. I propose that we see the film Saturday, Sept 14 (there aren't any film times yet, of course).

Here is a synopsis of the documentary:

"Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers."

A link to the trailer is here:

More info about The Charles Theater here:

I saw the trailer about a month ago and have heard nothing but positive things about the film, so I'm really excited to see it. If I learn that it's coming to DC, I'll definitely make changes to the meetup location, so that it's closer.

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  • Cherisse

    Yup...I was at Afropunk but missed them

    September 3, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      Wish I knew other folks were intending to go; that could've been a potential meet-up too.

      September 4, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Saw them at yesterday. The performance was great but what moved me most was seeing Darryl Jenifer (one of the founders of Bad Brains; now in a group called White Mandingos) come to the corner of the stage and take pictures of Death while they were performing like many of us fans in the crowd were doing.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    I went ahead and saw it yesterday; it made me cry.

    July 5, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Just found out that it is playing at AFI between now and July 4. Should we try to schedule it there instead?

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Great find Shanae. I read the description here and first thing I thought "hey, they seem just like Bad Brains" (whom also have a bio-doc. out) but then when I clicked to see the trailer they made sure that 1 of the first things they mentioned was that they were BEFORE Bad Brains.
    I think if some of us are willing to go way down to Miami (ABFF) to see some films then going to B-more should be a breeze + we are going to B-more to see Marley next month too. We'll announce this as soon as we can set a time for it.

    June 24, 2013

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