Beat Screens at the Silver Lake Film Festival!
Lake Film Festival Screening
winner of the Rebel Beat Grand Prize drawing, sent
me this on MySpace: "GREAT MOVIE!!!!!! I honestly never thought that our scene and lifestyle
would represented in such a great and honest way, but you have proved me wrong!!!!
Great job! I am also an avid reader of "La
Ciudad" and if it not for them I would have not had the pleasure of viewing
your film. I also thank you for showing that not all greasers, rockabillys,
ect. are bad, ruthless, trouble makers. I took my mom with me to see your film
because I heard from a friend that it really depicted our lifestyle as a true
brotherhood with real fun and I wanted her to see that, and that is exactly
what she saw. Once again thank you for making such a honest film." Christopher
James Intveld, director of
the "James Dean" segment
of the Silver Lake Film
Fest's "Letters of the
Underground" pic at the
"Letters" after party at the
King King club on
Fred and Elisa, old school rockabillies from Canada joined the Rebel Beat
screening, shopped till they dropped at My Baby JO, AND partied at the Culver
City Car Show!
Darla checks out the hotties in this month's issue of Ciudad Magazine, who
contributed free copies to the Rebel Beat screening goodie bags.
Beat screened in Hollywood on Cinco de Mayo at the luscious Barnsdall Theater.
We were fighting a tough battle to get people to this screening, up against
Rich's awesome annual Cinco show, and the fact that every time I put up a poster
for the movie it was stolen the same day -- thanks to Bernie Dexter's pinup!
But we had a great time and the film looked fabulous! As usual,
Ronny Weiser was the favorite of the audience, but Chuy and Javier also got
a lot of laughs!
Darla Montoya of My Baby Jo showed up before the screening with Isaiah and Amy
to help set up the table for the "Rockin' Prize Box" Grand Prize (and
scour the hotties in this month's Ciudad
Magazine) before heading off to dance at Rich's Cinco show. Thanks
you guys for showing up to help out!
Ray Campi fans were thrilled to meet Ray that night, including Mark who brought
a rare vinyl of the "Teenage Cruisers" soundtrack for Ray to sign!
Thanks to Tiffany, Tom and everyone at the Barnsdall Theater who took such good
care of our film and made it so easy to be a one-woman show. I highly
recommend the Barnsdall and everyone there.
After the screening, we had the Grand Prize drawing. Ray selected the
winner: Christopher Auner! Well, his mom anyway! Congratulations
Still jonesing for Rich's Cinco show myself, I threw Fred in the car and drove
him down the street to the Knitting Factory for a taste of real California Rockabilly.
The box office was closed, but luckily bartendress Nikki took pity on
us and let us sneak in just in time to catch the Moonlight Cruisers rock the
house (isn't Aaron cute??). Fred, a long time rockabilly from Canada,
got lucky on his first trip to LA. He got schooled in the real rockabilly
scene! Fred, isn't that GEL in your hair??Click
here for my pix of the Silver Lake Film Festival or check out the photobucket
Or read my rant about SLFF on my blog, Adventures
in Self Distribution. Thanks Carmen for coming and putting such a nice post
on my blog!
of the Barnsdall Theater is a friend to the filmmaker. Everyone at Barnsdall
Beat Screens Underground during SXSW
Thanks to Orlando Rios and Dave Wolfe
I made my first trek to Texas, well sort of, to Austin anyway, to write an
article on the docs screening there for "Documentary Magazine",
to try to promote Rebel Beat to that billy-crazy town and, of course, to try
to ride a cowboy...
Rebel Beat on Hot Topic's Listening Station Thanks to Redeye...and of course Bernie...Rebel Beat has
been selling like hotcakes at Hot Topic and they've even decided to put Rebel
Beat on their listening stations...shockingly, without my having to pay for
that! I guess even the mall rats are jonesing for the real deal...and supposedly
some day I'll get paid for all those units I've shipped off to Redeye! God
Screens Rebel Beat
of Burbank kindly screened Rebel Beat in April. Autobooks in Burbank on
a Saturday can be a lot fun! Cutie Cherry Martini dropped by to sign
copies of that month's issue of Garage Magazine on sale there, featuring Cherry
and her hot rod (not a bad place to meet a lot of dudes, either, let me tell
you...dudes with a lot of cash to spend on their expensive mechanical toys!).
Much thanks to Doug!
Glenn played at Art Fein's Annual Elvis Birthday Bash in Hollywood -- Edward
and Lily got the free Poster
Fein served up another Fein Mess at this year's Elvis Birthday Bash in Hollywood
at the Music Box Theater. Also playing that night were Tommy Sands, Fur and
Steve Dixon, Dawn Shipley, Justin Curtis and Sally JO, Russell Scott, Fred
Willard and Phil Alvin with the Blasters. A fun night with a lot of
Our Beauty Bernie signs posters at Glamorama
Labor Day 07 while her Hot Hubbie rocks the house
Derek Dupree's Glamorama Productions put on a fantastic show at the 1160 Bar
in the Ramada Inn. Our Beauty, Bernie Dexter, showed up to rock out
to her hubbie, Levi Dexter (among others) and kindly signed some Rebel Beat
posters (Bernie pictured here with guitarist Danny B. Harvey and bass player
Smutty, who kindly lent his image to the layout for the back of the DVD).
To see what Levi's up to click here.My
Baby JO Sponsors the DVD of "Rebel Beat"
My Baby JO has become the official sponsor of Rebel Beat! We love the
store, love Darla, and love the yummy selection of goodies they offer. Check
it all out here.
Here's a shout out to
the boys at Bop N Stomp and Pachuko Jose!
some pix I took at a Big Sandy show at the Bordello nightclub
in downtown LA the weekend following Viva Las Vegas 2008. This was
my first visit to Bordello. Finding the Bordello and figuring out
where to park wasn't easy, but once I made it there the club and the show
was stellar! Lots of excited fans from Europe taking snaps of everything.
That night was the first time I saw gas prices top $4 a gallon. I
thought it was a downtown thing! Dang!