a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Time: August 24, 2010 at 8pm to August 25, 2010 at 12am
Street: Bull & Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road
Website or Map: http://www.bullandgate.co.uk
Event Type: screening, dj's, &, cupcakes!
Organized By: Astrild Carter
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2010
The Shield Around The K is Heather Rose Dominic's insightful documentary on Olympia, Washington's seminial K Records, profiling the birth and growth of the punk rock DIY label. Co-founders Calvin Johnson and Candice Pedersen are interviewed along with over 20 K artists and peers including Mecca Normal, Lois, Rose Melberg, Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Dean Wareham and more. The Shield Around the K features performances by Calvin Johnson's legendary Beat Happening. International Pop Underground Festival footage features Fugazi, Beat Happening, Mecca Normal and others. The Shield Around the K portrays an independent record label whose lo-fi credibility has never been compromised.
In addition to screening the film, we shall be having cupcakes, and hopefully getting some people down to sell some zines (if you're interested, let me know), and a few other fun filled bits and pieces + some cracking DJs!