Anvil (the band) (and the movie) playing in NYC & LA
by Black Bubblegum
With the accolades pouring in (even my mom wants to see it), Anvil!: The Story Of Anvil (the movie) is preparing to go nationwide after a limited run in the US, followed by a more expanded distribution a few months later.
If you missed them when they were at Gramercy Theatre, and before that BAM, now comes another chance to catch Anvil (the band) in NYC, and in LA. In NYC, Anvil (the band) will perform after a June 3rd screening of the movie at The Village East Cinema. Tickets are on sale. No word on whether the band will be paid for their appearance in goluash or whether they brought their dildos for the slide guitar parts. More details on the NY show, the LA one, and the movie in general, below….
If you haven’t seen Anvil (the movie) (and this is a perfect way to see it) (with the actual band in attendance), here’s a brief idea of what the film is all about:
In the early 1980s, the Canadian metal band Anvil wrote the thrash blueprint for followers like Anthrax, Metallica, and Slayer. While those bands went on to become metal titans, Anvil faded into obscurity–so much that decades later, the band’s core members–guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner–work menial day-jobs even as they continue to churn out little-heard records and dream of rock-star success. Director Sacha Gervasi (who was once a roadie for the band) chronicles the duo’s efforts to regain their ’80s glory in the funny and touching documentary ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL. As the camera follows Anvil on a European tour organized by an inept manager and beset by comical, this-can’t-be-real moments–flubbed itineraries, audiences that can be counted on one hand, club owners who refuse to pay for gigs–it might be easy to mistake ANVIL! for a THIS IS SPINAL TAP mockumentary. But despite the snicker-inducing heavy-metal trappings, this is also a warmly human portrait of two men pursuing their creative passions despite Sisyphean odds… Their struggles will ring true to anyone who has felt the pull of the artist’s life and wondered whether it would ever pay off. In Anvil’s case, audiences will be rooting for them to finally make it to the big time.
Back by POPULAR DEMAND! Anvil returns to LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY next week for exclusive LIVE performances following screenings of the film in each city!!
The last time Anvil played in either city the shows sold out two days in advance so make sure to buy your tickets early! THESE EVENTS WILL SELL OUT!
Los Angeles — Monday, June 1, 2009 @ 8:00PM
Regency Fairfax Cinemas
7907 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90048
Tickets are available at the theatre box office!
New York — Wednesday, June 3, 2009 @ 10:00PM
Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003