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In NYC Tonight: Jeff Krulik

Tonight Jeff Krulik is going to rock you tonight! The master documentarian is going to strut his stuff at Light Industry in Brooklyn tonight at 7:30 p.m. where he’ll present “rarities and tidbits of hidden rock history culled from his personal archive and current projects.” There will also be a discussion between Krulik and author Michael Azerrad, who wrote the essential indie rock history Our Band Could Be Your Life.

I don’t read much music history, but I have read Azerrad’s book, which totally rocks the house. I’ve also seen Krulik in action for a panel discussion, so I expect this to be one hell-raising good time between these two dudes. I am seriously jealous for everyone who can attend this event. If I still lived in Brooklyn, I’d already be camped outside Light Industry’s door like P.J. Soles waiting outside the theater to buy tickets to see the Ramones in Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.

Krulik has told me personally that he’s been furiously compiling the videos that he’s going to present tonight. From the Light Industry website, here’s a preview of some of them:

Heavy Metal Picnic: Created from a recently unearthed trove of fan-made video, a look at what was going on in the Maryland suburbs a full year before the genesis of Heavy Metal Parking Lot. “This guy went to a big party in a field with hundreds of metalheads without any police-just a giant bacchanalian party with local doom metal bands,” says Jeff. “He took a camera and a stolen mic from CBS News and basically made a home movie.”

Led Zeppelin Played Here: 1969 was the year Led Zeppelin broke, and their first Washington area concert was a local youth center gymnasium on the night of Richard Nixon’s inauguration. Seeking out evidence for this historic show, Led Zeppelin Played Here uncovers the truth behind the tall tales of local rock lore.

Ambassador Theater Psychdedelic Memories: An oral history of the Ambassador Theater, Washington, DC’s psychedelic concert and dance hall, which opened in the Summer of 1967. It didn’t last long, but its short memorable run included five straight nights of Jimi Hendrix for $2 admission, the Hollies, Moby Grape and a drunken rant by Norman Mailer.

For more info on the show, please visit the official Light Industry website.

January 6
7:30 p.m.
Jeff Krulik: Nuggets”
Light Industry
55 33rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY