WAWDTIFOP? Film Release
Ghoulhouse Records and Billingsgate Media present “Why Are We Doing This in Front of People?“, a feature length film by director Bill Perrine (“It’s Gonna Blow!!!: San Diego’s Music Underground 1986-96”, “Children of the Stars”) about the pleasures and perils of a life of music. Join San Diego based noise garage psych-rockers Octagrape (ex Trumans Water, Soul Junk) as they hit the road, encountering friends, fans, fellow travelers, disinterested witnesses, strange times, open landscapes, Tim Hortons, bad directions and a persistent question: Why are we doing this?
Equal parts tour documentary, variety show and meditation on the transactional-communal nature of art, the movie may gently nod at D.A. Pennebaker’s “Don’t Look Back” and Jem Cohen’s “Instrument” but seems equally besotted with the availability of fart storage systems on the Eastern Seaboard. It’s a road movie, a music movie, a strange funny road music movie about the quixotic life of music. It will either inspire you to tour the world or to never leave home.
Featuring performances by Octagrape, Major Stars, Bugs and Rats, Fly Ashtray, Silk Purse (ex Sightings), Mark Shippy & Maigin Blank (ex US Maple), Porn Persons, William Sides Atari Party, Byron Coley & The Cawland Complete. Filmed in 2015 in Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, Northampton, Providence, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Brooklyn, New York and San Diego.
WAWDTIFOP? is currently available on DVD and digital outlets and will receive its theatrical premiere in San Diego on January 23rd followed by screenings in select cities with shit hot live music TBD.
A tiny handful of the signed limited edition DVD/5″ remain as well so get it before it’s too late.
Billingsgate Media Holiday Store Sale
In the spirit of the holidays and the reality of crass commercialism we have viciously slashed the prices of IGB!!! and Children of the Stars merch at our store. Also added some new records from Lucy’s Fur Coat, Rust, Radio Wendy, Night Soil Man, Donald Wilson, CLA, aMiniature, Three Mile Pilot, Jehu and such from the private stash. Plus some honest to goodness rare collectables. Give early and often.
Happy holidays and may we all leverage our personal #brands via viral marketing in this coming epoch of darkness. Enjoy 2016 while it lasts.