Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Band Called What?

As if there wasn't enough going on this weekend already, there is an event at UHF that sounds like a one of a kind experience. The band Death will be in the record store for a signing. Now, you may be wondering who Death is, and that is a fair question.

Death was a punk band, before the Ramones or even Sex Pistols, that was made up of brothers David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney who are credited as being the first black punk band. However, it wasn't until recently that a demo tape got dusted off and people finally heard them. Following in "Searching for Sugar Man's" footsteps, there is a documentary coming out about them called "A Band Called Death." There is a similar story between the two documentaries, both Death and Rodriguez are from Detroit and neither one really had much success until recent years. This documentary does seem a bit more funny and crazy (they are a punk band after all), but it is still just as intriguing of a story. From what I can tell from the trailer, this movie looks pretty awesome. Check it out below and click here to download a free song from Death.

Back to the event this weekend, Death will be at UHF in Royal Oak from 1- 3 p.m. signing their LP's (also available to purchase) that were released on Drag City Records in 2009. They will also be screening the trailer for the film that day. If you're excited about seeing it, you should definitely head down to Royal Oak on Saturday because the movie won't be out until June 28, but if you go to UHF you will be able to enter to win prize packs with passes to see the film when it comes out. On top of all of that, there will be an exclusive to UHF release of a Tri-Color Version of an unreleased 7" single from Rockfire Funk Express (early version of Death from 1973).

There is a lot to be excited about on Saturday, so make some time to get to UHF between Orion and all of the other shows going on this weekend for this unique chance to see Death!


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