WE CAN'T HELP IT IF WE'RE FROM TAMPA: Film Premier

THE ORPHEUM PRESENTS:

WE CAN'T HELP IT IF WE'RE FROM TAMPA: Film Premier

Fri, December 21, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

The Orpheum

Tampa, FL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

WE CAN'T HELP IT IF WE'RE FROM TAMPA: Film Premier
WE CAN'T HELP IT IF WE'RE FROM TAMPA: Film Premier
WE CAN'T HELP IT IF WE'RE FROM TAMPA is a new film that documents the rise and fall of the punk/underground music scene in the Tampa Bay area in the eighties. Through music, photos, poster art, rare film footage, and exclusive interviews, this film paints a very candid and uncensored picture of what it was like to be a part of the Tampa punk movement from 1982 to 1990. Not only do we hear from the musicians that provided the soundtrack to that particular decade, but the promoters, the club owners, and the concert goers that so rabidly embraced the punk lifestyle. The film, two years in the making, is a nostaglic trip down memory lane for those that were there, and an important history lesson for the generation that came after.
FANG
FANG
Aside from that whole prison/murder thing - Not a lot is known about Fang, other than they penned one of the best punk songs of all time, "The Money Will Roll Right In," a track that has been covered either in the studio or on-stage by the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Metallica. Fang hailed from Berkeley, CA, and their peak creative period was during the early '80s, when they released such underground punk favorites as Landshark and Where the Wild Things Are. Although Fang never received the attention that some of their colleagues did, Landshark/Where the Wild Things Are shows that they could riff and snarl with the best of 'em.

FANG is an American hardcore band that formed in Berkeley, California in 1980. They rode the first wave of punk, releasing four successful albums, LANDSHARK in 1982, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE in 1983, SPUN HELGA in 1985, and A MI GA SFAFAS in 1986. The band initially broke up in 1989 when vocalist Sam Mcbride was incarcerated for murder, but reformed upon his release from prison in 1995. Since then they have had four more successful releases, including 2012's HERE COME THE COPS. They will be flying in to play a string of shows in and around the state of Florida in December, specifically to be present for this film release. Their original guitarist Tom Flynn will also be joining them for this special occasion.
NO FRAUD
NO FRAUD, from Venice Beach, Florida, joined Tampa's roster of hardcore punk bands in 1984 and have played in different incarnations ever since. They were known as one of the Tampa scene's most explosive acts all through the eighties, and shared the stage will several touring bands at places like The Cuban Club and Jannus Landing. In the early nineties, vocalist and founding member Dan Destructo left the state of Florida and reformed the band in Pedro, California where he still resides to this day. No Fraud has released several successful recordings and toured the country extensively over the past few decades, and is reforming with original members to be a part of the film screening event.
PAGAN FAITH
PAGAN FAITH are noted as being one of the first heavy punk acts to come out of the city of Tampa. Their live sets through the eighties were considered legendary, and they have been praised by many as being a driving force that paved the way for all of the bands that came after them. As the eighties came to an end, so did Pagan Faith, leaving behind an eight song seven-inch single, which is now a rare find among record collectors. Their performance at this event will be their first in twenty years.
GUY SMILEY
Clearwater, Florida natives GUY SMILEY got together in late 1985 and were a major force in the Tampa punk scene all through 1986. Although they were only active for one year, their impact on the local music scene was tremendous, and their legacy has remained intact. They entered the studio two times during their heyday, but failed to ever release any recorded material until just this year. Guy Smiley- The Complete recordings has now been released by 40 Amp Media and inludes both studio sessions and a rare 1986 live recording. It is available on CD though Amazon.com. Although they have played the occasional reunion show here and there, this is said to be their last performance as a band.
SLAP OF REALITY
SLAP OF REALITY were a local Tampa punk band that was concieved in 1987. After quickly gaining notoriety in the Tampa area, they went on to release two full length LPs, and tour the United States two times before calling it quits in 1992. They are still considered to be one of Tampa's most successful underground bands, and will be reuniting on December 21st solely to be a part of this event.