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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tomorrow Night at the Roxie: Vancouver Punk, Global Profanity

Posted By on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM

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If you've ever doubted the punk-rock pedigree of our neighbors to the north, ask yourself this: could just anybody make it work going by the name Joey Shithead?

Tomorrow night the Roxie Theater, in conjunction with Indiefest, presents Bloodied but Unbowed, a documentary about the punk scene in Vancouver during the pivotal years of 1977-1982. You may be familiar with bands like D.O.A. and the Subhumans, but what about The Pointed Sticks? The Modernettes? Do you know how to pronounce U-J3RK5? ("The five is silent.")

If so, but especially if not, throw on your Canadian tuxedo and head down to the Roxie tomorrow night, or catch the repeat screening on Valentine's Day. Bring that special someone you locked eyes with across a sweaty mosh pit. Need an appetite whetter? Check out some epic live and rare footage at the film's website. For instance, the documentary trailer, wherein the people of Canada appear to be gunning for some kind of F-bomb-dropping world record. You can do it, Canucks!

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