Friday, April 10, 2009

Target Video's "Raw Power" April 30th

Alice Bag from Target Video's taping of The Bags. Photo © 1979 Joe Rees. 

Target Video's "Raw Power"

The upcoming Target Video show at the Silent Movie Theater will be quite a departure from past shows. Unlike other Target shows, this one  basically presents footage direct from the vaults. Uncut. Unmixed. Raw and original.  We have begun calling the show "Raw Power" for its sheer voyeuristic quality.  The pieces document explosive musical events from the late 70's and early 80's.  The soundtracks are all original: from a simple camera microphone recording to studio mixes.  Presented more music tv style than movie.  An authentic thrill ride through the West Coast's punk past.  It's not pretty.  It's raw and the way it was. Be there!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thursday April 30,2008 at the Silent Movie Theatre

Chip Kinman/The Dils at SF Civic Center. Photo © Jill Hoffman Kowal.
Target Video's next show is Thursday, April 30, 2008 at the Silent Movie Theater at 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA. ( We'll be showing some great stuff from the library: Suburban Lawns, Nervous Gender, BPeople and other gems.  The show starts at 7:30 with an hour focusing on early LA bands.  The second hour will feature art performance and "post-punk" bands.  Be there!