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‘Music Driven’ at Nitehawk continues with NYHC, Nick Cave & Slits films


The ‘Music Driven’ series continues at Williamsburg’s Nitehawk TONIGHT (3/28), and it’s a good one. The theater is screening the long out-of-print and highly bootlegged Hardcore VHS II: In-Effect Live in N.Y.C. ’91, which documented the “Superbowl of Hardcore IV” show on January 19, 1991 at NYC’s Studio 54 with Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All and Gorilla Biscuits. The film features interviews with members of all three of those bands, as well as members of Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law and Nuclear Assault, “in addition to numerous NYHC scene stalwarts.”

Tonight’s 7:30 PM screening, which is sold out, also features a post-screening Q&A with director George Seminara, associate producer Howie Abrams, Lou Koller (Sick Of It All), and Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits). More info here.

In related news, Agnostic Front are playing Black N’ Blue Bowl 2018 with Judge and more.

Nick Cave

The next ‘Music Driven’ event is Nitehawk’s screening of the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds concert film, Distant Sky, which hits theaters for one night only on April 12. That’s at 7:15 PM and tickets are available. Watch the trailer below.


Lastly (for now), there’s a screening of Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits, the documentary on legendary post-punk band The Slits, on May 8. The doc “tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.” The film screens at 7:30 PM, followed by a Q&A with director William E. Badgley and film producer/Slits tour manager/Shellshag member Jennifer Shagawat, moderated by Jenn Pelly (Pitchfork). Tickets are on sale.

There are screenings/Q&As in several other theaters worldwide. Full schedule here. Trailer below.

Stay tuned for future ‘Music Driven’ screenings!

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