Don’t Knock The Rock Documentary Film Festival


If you’re anywhere near Los Angeles this weekend you need to check out the Don’t Knock The Rock music documentary festival this weekend. What an amazing lineup:


You may even meet Cole Alexander from The Black Lips. Here’s a bit about their doc The Black Lips: Kids Like You and Me:
After two years of planning and tremendous changes throughout the region, the Black Lips’ tour of the Middle East finally came to fruition in the fall of 2012, but it wasn’t easy: promoters in Jordan and Egypt backed out because the band had just played in Israel, and a show in Iraq had to be changed at the last minute when an explicit band video was viewed by a government official. Kids Like You And Me documents this journey through one of the most exciting regions in the world, including three groundbreaking stops in Egypt (the last known American rock band to play in that country being The Grateful Dead in 1978!) Get on the bus with The Black Lips and their friends, Lebanese indie rockers Lazzy Lung. See the people of the Middle East the way they really are: shopkeepers and restaurant owners, skaters, graffiti artists and musicians, revolutionaries and dreamers. Kids like you and us. You’ll never look at the Middle East the same way again. Filmmaker Bil Cody and (schedule permitting) Cole Alexander of the Black Lips in person!
Dir. Bill Cody, 2013, digital presentation, approx. 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Kids Like You And Me”!

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Domestic now, but spent early to late 80s playing drums in a hair metal band in Toronto. Since then I've lost the hair and have found new ways to scratch the rock and roll itch.

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