New Garage Explosion!!: In Love With These Times is a new documentary, presented by Scion A/V & VBS.tv, about the bands and culture surrounding the international garage rock community. Artists featured in the film include The Dirtbombs, Black Lips, Jay Reatard, Jack Oblivian, Hunx & His Punx, Pierced Arrows, Thee Oh Sees, The Clean, Girls, Goner Records, Human Eye, Vivian Girls, Smith Westerns, Ty Segall, Davila 666, Golden Triangle, Magic Kids and many more.
In Part 2 of New Garage Explosion!!, we meander off on all kind of fun tangents with various garage luminaries, with a tip of the hat to the glorious unit of sound that is the vinyl record—especially the ones rare enough for an enthusiast to blow a month’s rent in exchange for one.
Hear bands like the Black Lips, Davila 666, Pierced Arrows, and the Dirtbombs discuss the appeal of using a four-track, the freedom of recording in your bedroom, the perks of installing a vinyl-cutting machine into your den, and the unique satisfaction that comes from seeing your own record. We also get treated to wild, wonderful, and exclusive live performances from rippers like the Clone Defects, Vivian Girls, and Thee Oh Sees.
In Part 3 of New Garage Explosion!!, we step into the kitschy pink playhouse that is Oakland’s Down at Lulu’s, the record store-slash-vintage boutique-slash-hair salon-slash-lifestyle emporium owned and operated by Hunx and His Punx’s Seth Bogart and his business partner Tina Lucchesi. Here we address tough topics like how to negotiate the itinerant rock and roll schedule with petty worries like paying rent. Also, tour: is it work or play? We learn about important things like steering clear of “band rooms” in punk houses, and that you needn’t worry about the safety of your cat if a possum breaks into your house while you’re gone.
This section’s exclusive performances include the Younger Lovers, Golden Triangle, and the Intelligence.