PROJECT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
Lead Editor & Story Producer: Prichard Smith
Executive Producers: Suroosh Alvi, Shane Smith
Production Company: Vice
From the filmmakers at Vice comes a look at the gritty, grungy world of garage rock. The documentary kicks off with a look at the humble beginnings of the genre among kids in Memphis and Detroit in the 1960s. The film then does a quick survey of the lasting influence of garage rock on ’80s punk, but the main thrust is the modern day scene. And what a scene it is: Notable acts included in the film are the late Jay Reatard, Black Lips, The Gories, The Clean, The Dirtbombs, Magic Kids, Golden Triangle, Smith Westerns, Vivian Girls and more. The documentary offers up intimate profiles of the artists working their asses off to make the garage scene and is a must see for music fans of any genre.