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Loud! Fast! Philly!: A Visual History of the Philadelphia Hardcore Punk Underground
The Emerald Tablet
San Francisco, CA
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Loud! Fast! Philly!: A Visual History of the Philadelphia Hardcore Punk Underground
An evening celebrating Philadelphia's underground punk scene, with rare and never before seen footage and a talk by the Joseph A. Gervasi, the presentation's creator and other special guests.

LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! explores Philadelphia's hardcore punk underground with a clear-eyed view that eschews golden-hued nostalgia and instead brings into sharp focus (and blurry VHS) the true ugly beauty of the scene. Featuring rare footage of Philly bands playing basements, churches, squats, bars, crappy clubs, and warehouses throughout the city, the program captures what it was like living in a moment but without the pervasive reek of b.o. LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! has selected footage dating from the early 1980s to the now, much of which has never been seen and has been assembled, digitized, and edited for this program. Special guests will be in attendance to introduce clips and talk about Philly's vibrant underground, back then and today.

Nearly forty years on, punk continues to inspire with its DIY ethos and vibrant, creative aggression. This is not a post-mortem. It's a celebration.

LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! sold out two screenings at the 2013 Cinedelphia Film Festival in April and was presented in Portland, OR in July. This is L!F!P!'s San Francisco premier. The screening will feature live Philly ex-pat guests as well as Bull (a former member of R.A.M.B.O., Policy of 3, and the Cabbage Collective) talking about their involvement in the scene and beyond.

Featuring footage of: Decontrol, Ruin, Policy of 3, Bleed, R.A.M.B.O., Sickoids, F.O.D., 2.5 Children, Atom and His Package, Franklin, Violent Society, The Ghouls, More Fiends, Big Hate, The Dead Milkmen, Dissystema, Lord Humongous, Brutal Truth, Kill the Man Who Questions, Kremlin Korps, and Y-DI.

With special guest DJ Jesse Luscious spinning all Philly punk rock vinyl!

Please visit to listen to the many hours of intimate audio interviews with dozens of fascinating individuals.

$10. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary snacks. Drinks by donation.


The Emerald Tablet (View)
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States


Arts > Visual

Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Emerald Tablet
On BPT Since: Feb 09, 2013
The Emerald Tablet

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