Damn, I love stuff like this; tomorrow night (Wed., October 28th), Left Of The Dial mag and The Mink are presenting a showing of the indie documentary Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records, and it sounds damn cool.
Directed by Jeff Alulis, the film's basically about the BYO Records label ("BYO" for "Better Youth Organization"), a pioneering punk label founded by brothers Shawn & Mark Stern of the legendary band Youth Brigade for the purpose of publicizing the exploding punk scene in L.A. and elsewhere. Other parts of the punk rock world may get more attention, but the BYO crew themselves were a groundbreaking bunch. The film includes a bunch of interviews, naturally, with folks like Steve Soto of The Adolescents & Fat Mike of NOFX, and uses 'em to illuminate the 25-year-history of both BYO and Youth Brigade.
(BTW, Youth Brigade themselves reunited back in the '90s and are still touring, and they happen to be playing this coming Friday, October 30th up at Walter's, alongside Iron Age, Roots of Exile, & No Talk. See the movie first, then experience the band in real life, eh?)
As an added bonus, after Let Them Know rolls, there'll be a showing of a short film by LOTD/Hot Punk City's David Ensminger, Chronicles from the Zero Hour: The Punk Legacy, which gathers together interviews with Strike Anywhere, Lifetime, Chumbawamba, and others. And the whole thing's a measly $5; the show kicks off at 7PM or so.
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