If you happen to be in Austin this evening and have any interest in the early DFW punk scene, then, strangely enough, you're in luck. The documentary DFW Punk, directed by Laura Tabor-Huerta, takes a look at some of the bands and people who shaped Dallas and Ft. Worth's punk scenes in the late 70's. Here's an except from the Alamo Draft House's website:
"A documentary about the Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas punk and new wave music scene. It covers the early years in the late 1970's to the middle years in the late 1990's and gives a tiny glimpse of where those eras have led punk to now. In the documentary, fifty people were interviewed between the ages of 12 and 50 about their opinion of what punk is and isn't and what place they hold in the punk scene. Some notable people interviewed are: Bobby Soxx, George Gimarc, Barry Kooda and MC 900 Ft Jesus. For old (and young) Big D and Cowtown punk rockers, this screening is likely to be a family reunion. For everyone else it's an exciting look at the workings of a scene.
Featuring a huge amount of stunning rare footage including live performances by The Ralphs, The Nervebreakers, The Telefones, Teenage Queers, Why Am I? and Riot Squad, among many more. Watching DFW PUNK will give you the feeling of photocopied exhilaration you got from finding that new zine that spoke directly to you.
Uh Oh. Riot Squad? Anyway, the film will be showing this evening at the Alamo Draft House in Austin at 1045 PM and I'm sure it'll be interesting to learn about a scene that people seem to be starting to get interested in again.