|Allah-Las / Photo by Robbie Simon|
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' fifth annual Off Center Festival kicks off on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 and will run through Jan. 30, 2016. The festival will feature an all-new line-up of creative, contemporary and sometimes controversial artists and shows.
There will be two free events on the Arts Plaza including West Coast garage rock by Allah-Las on Jan. 16, and a performance by "cinematic-pop" troupe Milo Greene on Jan. 23. Both of those will offer live music, dancing and food truck cuisine. For more information, visit the Off Center Festival Web site: http://www.scfta.org/offcenter
|Peppino D'Agostino will perform three shows|
this month as part of Lord Of The Strings.
Also on the concert front, I just got word today that acclaimed singer-songwriter-bassist Lee Rocker (of Stray Cats fame) and Australia-spawned hitmakers Little River Band will perform at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos, CA, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Tickets, which start at $50, are available at the CCPA Ticket Office and at cerritoscenter.com, or by calling 562-467-8818.
GET TO KNOW THE IRON MEN OF ROCK AND ROLL…
WE ARE TWISTED F***ING SISTER!
~A FILM BY ANDREW HORN~
IN SELECTED THEATERS NATIONWIDE
PRESENTED BY MUSIC BOX FILMS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 19, 2016
DVD / BLU-RAY / VOD / DIGITAL RELEASE FEBRUARY 23, 2016
The setting is mid-1970s New York City: five rockers decked in platform boots and dramatic make-up embarked on a heavy metal journey. Little did they know the impact they would make, and that, forty years later, they would still be renowned for their songs, one-of-a-kind live shows, and take-no-prisoners attitude.
We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! – a new 134-minute documentary film by Andrew Horn capturing that expedition from bar band to international stardom – will be presented in theaters via Music Box Films in February 2016. The first ever documentary of the band that defined an early MTV with their no-holds-barred music videos opens in New York and Los Angeles on February 19 with a one-night-only event at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on February 22. On February 23, the film will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and digital formats, with an included 2 hours of bonus material and director commentary.
Charging out of the gate with a lethal combination of grit and glitter, Twisted Sister (Jay Jay French, Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Mark “The Animal” Mendoza, and the late A.J. Pero) established themselves as one of the staple acts of Glam Rock and Heavy Metal with anthems “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.” However, “the band that killed disco” was no overnight success.
Director Andrew Horn, who is known for his films East Side Story (named one of the 10 best films of the year by Time Magazine), The Nomi Song, Doomed Love, and The Big Blue, said of the film:
“I realized as I was working on the film, that it was really very much a story of how a band becomes a band. They are truly unique in that their overnight success actually took 10 years, so you really get to experience everything Twisted Sister went through to do it. I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced any group of musicians as ferocious...or as funny.”
We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! puts the fan in the trenches with the band from their early, hungry days in New York City onward through their legendary career. Recounted directly from the band themselves, their managers, and biggest fans, We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! is the mesmerizing, never-before-told story of the ten grueling years leading up to the band’s break out success.
Are you ready to really get to know Twisted F***ing Sister?
For more information on theatrical screenings, please visit: www.musicboxfilms.com/twistedsister (check on “Theaters”)
Official trailer: http://bit.ly/WATFSTrailer