THE LAST BASTIONS OF ROCK: DIRECTOR’S CUT
FILM SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR Q&A
WHAT: A free public screening of the director’s cut of The Last Bastions of Rock documentary film followed by a Q&A with the director.
WHO: Fritch Clark, film director; New Brunswick Music Scene Archive cofounders Christie Lutz, New Jersey regional studies librarian, and Frank Bridges, doctoral student and part-time lecturer, School of Communication and Information.
WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6–8 p.m.
WHERE: Rutgers–New Brunswick Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The lecture hall is located on the fourth floor of the library. Parking is available in the deck adjacent to the library (622 George Street) and behind the College Avenue Gym (130 College Avenue, entrance to lot on Sicard Street).
BACKGROUND: The Last Bastions of Rock is a documentary by Fritch Clark about music venues throughout New Jersey with a focus on the New Brunswick music scene. The documentary covers over 30 years of live music history including venues still putting on shows such as the Court Tavern, The Stone Pony, Maxwell's, and the Brighton Bar; as well as venues that have disappeared over time such as The Melody Bar, Patrix, The Dirt Club, The Pipeline, the Upstage Club, the Fast Lane, Asbury Lanes, the Loop Lounge, and City Gardens. The film features interviews with musicians and those important to the music scenes around the Garden State such as Matt Pinfield, Martin Atkins, Brian Fallon, and many more. Additionally, the film includes live footage of several influential New Jersey bands from over the years.
ABOUT THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSIC SCENE ARCHIVE
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