On Wednesday, October 16, 6pm, at UCSB’s MultiCultural Center Theater, the MCC’s Cup of Culture film series presents the 2012 documentary, A Band Called Death.
A Band Called Death (Drafthouse Films 2012) focuses on Death, the first black punk band, and one of earliest bands to pioneer that rock-music subgenre. Death featured three teenage brothers from Detroit in the early 1970s, guitarist and band-leader David Hackney, bassist and vocalist Bobby Hackney Sr., and drummer Dannis Hackney.
Along with his scheduled live interview, Coe will also play tracks featuring the trio, plus other Motor City and Black Rock Artists, including a new band, Rough Francis, featuring Bobby Hackney Jr. and two of his brothers.
This SXSW 24 Beats Per Second, Audience Award-winning documentary chronicles what happens when a dusty punk demo makes its way out of the attic and finds new fans several generations removed from it origins, thanks to releases on the indie-rock label Drag City Records.
Death plays two California dates at the end of this month. UCSB’s “Cup of Culture” event is co-sponsored by UCSB’s Art, Design, & Architecture Museum and KCSB.
KCSB’s music-and-cultural-arts program “The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the Fall from 11am-12noon.