Rare footage from seminal rock bands is worth its weight in gold. The chance to see now-seasoned and icon-worthy musicians in their fledgling stages, chewing the fat with videographers, performing at their highest artistic peak and other odd blips in time that will live on in musical memory for years, is definitely something not to miss. Tonight at Landmark Theatre’s Oriental Theatre, the chance to see a little piece of rock history is brought to you through a screening of They Came From Underground. The Milwaukee Independent Film Society writes,
“Join MARN and WMSE for a special exclusive screening of Joy Farm’s live footage of bands taped in the mid-80’s. Rare live performances of Violent Femmes, Bodeans, Red Hot Chili Peppers, They Might Be Giants, Fishbone, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Minutemen, Einsturzende Neubauten and more… see live Violent Femmes footage during the Hallowed Ground Tour, early They Might Be Giants, an interview with Minutemen’s D. Boone five months before he died, Husker Du’s Grant Hart interviewed on a gravel parking lot by car headlights, Mark G.E. being rude to Monty Python’s Graham Chapman and lots of surprises!This footage has been sitting in a basement in Kansas City for the last twenty-five years. But now, Mark G. E. has compiled some of the best performances taped by Joy Farm.”
Catch They Came From Underground tonight at Landmark’s Oriental Theatre (2230 N. Farwell Avenue) at 7 p.m. and check out this great story, complete with a film teaser, that OnMilwaukee.com posted earlier today.