Stand-Up & Scream

On September 28, 2016, The Regent will host a screening of a 90 minute film called Stand-Up & Scream.  The film features a selection of video footage captured by Target Video in the early years of punk rock, 1978-1983.  The film is said to feature “raw, intense performances by Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, the Germs, the Damned, Crime, Mutants, the Bags, X, Flipper, Screamers, the Dils, Negative Trend, Sleepers, the Ramones, Offs, the Cramps, CH3, the Jim Carroll Band, Crucifix, Toxic Reasons, Middle Class, Circle Jerks, Mau Maus, Noh Mercy, Iggy Pop & more!”

Before there was YouTube and everyone had a recording device in their purse, the SF-based Target Video was documenting the punk and hardcore scene like no one else.  Often using multiple cameras, Target Video was able to make some of the best-quality live recordings of some of our fave bands of that time.

Tickets for the event are $12-15 bones and are available HERE.  The screening starts at 7:30pm, and the Q&A afterward is set to feature Joe Rees, the filmmaker, as well as Alice Bag (the Bags), Chip Kinman (the Dils), Henry Peck (Vinyl Fetish), and Bruce Moreland (Wall of Voodoo, the Skulls).  Don Bolles (The Germs) will be spinning records.


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For me, the Dead KennedysThe Early Years Live (Target Video, 2001) was an essential part of my teenage years.  I watched it over and over and over, for years.  The  studio recordings of “Bleed for Me” and “Holiday in Cambodia” – with Jello’s outlandish showmanship and the use of (presumably) real footage of bombs being dropped edited into the performances made the videos feel like seriously dangerous propaganda.  Jello’s green glove will always make me LOL.

Over the years, the “(c) Target Video” logo would pop up in some of the best footage I could find of bands that there wasn’t a whole of live footage of.  The CrampsLive At Napa State Mental Hospital (Target Video, 1983) and The Screamers‘ Live In San Francisco: Sept 2nd 1978 come to mind as some of the most impressive recordings.

Gonna be a great time, and we hope to see you there!