Fact: The garage sound of bands like ? and the Mysterians, The Kingsmen and, later on, The Stooges is alive and well in 2011. Bands like Black Lips, The Coathangers, Black Keys and The Dirtbombs have kept the scene going through their lo-fi, enjoyably creative 7" and full-length albums. The current garage scenes of Memphis and Detroit are featured in a film entitled New Garage Explosion: In Love with These Times.
The film features this as well as a look at various elements to the scenes from the bands to the recording process and methods to live performances. Tonight, the film is having an open screening at Landmark Century Centre Cinema at 7 p.m. So, come out and learn about a scene that more than likely influenced many of your favorite bands.
New Garage Explosion: In Love with These Times
Tonight, April 21 at Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St
7 p.m., Open Admission