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Pass the Music film screening

Pass the Music film screening

A Los Angeles Indie Rock Documentary

The east and northeast areas (aka “the eastside”) of Los Angeles have become an indie rock hub drawing musicians, venues, labels, studios, and fans to the area of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Highland Park and Eagle Rock. This area has become so popular, that Mouse McShane, a local blogger says, “There’s gotta be at least 500 bands in Echo Park, Silver Lake & Eagle Rock.” With the sheer number of bands playing and emerging from this area, the film explores the concept of “making it” and what it means to bands today. The film takes a look at several bands at key parts in the their careers – from those starting out to those at a crossroads. For many bands the pressure of success is intense and whether it’s selling enough records to tour the world or simply making enough to quit their day job, the risk and reward these bands face are very real. Shot over 3 years, Pass the Music captures the people and bands that make up this thriving music scene circa 2008 – 2010 and is the story of the people who make the LA indie scene one of the best today.

PRODUCTION NOTES: Pass the Music was shot over 3 years in the Los Angeles area. The filming was done in venues, art galleries, rehearsal studios, recording studios, at homes and various places throughout Los Angeles. Inspired by the Decline of Western Civilization series that explores music scenes as they are happening, Pass the Music features five main bands in various stages of their careers and also features over 25 LA based bands and personalities. Early buzz has already been generated by LAWeekly, Laist, Radio Free Silver Lake, and Indie Press Café. The project started as a grass-root documentary by filmmakers Ryan Maples and Jason Tovar, who were inspired by the Los Angeles music scene and amassed well over a 150 hours worth of footage.

 Featuring: The Happy Hollows / The Henry Clay People / The Movies / Radars to the Sky / Seasons Additional Interviews with: The Airborne Toxic Event / The Deadly Syndrome Death to Anders / Division Day/ Downtown/Union / Earlimart / Everest / The Health Club The Hectors / Le Switch / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Mezzanine Owls / The Monolators One Trick Pony/ Radar Bros. / The Transmissions Kat Corbett (KROQ) / Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands LA) / JAX (Rock Insider) / Ben McShane (Classical Geek Theatre) / Joe Fielder (Radio Free Silver Lake) / Mr. Shovel (Indie 103.1 / Dave Newton and many others.

Friday, June 7, 2013
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Armory Center for the Arts Community Room
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103