Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Krulik’

ToDo ToDay: Surveillance Art, Page to Stage Festival, and Tropicalia’s Birthday

As Edward Snowden has shown us, we’re all being watched. For some lesser-known artists, that might be good news. The Washington Project for the Arts’ timely experimental media show, “Cyber In Securities,” features artists whose work looks at the experience of tracking or being tracked—by private marketers, data miners, drones, or governments—in an effort to [...]

Led Zeppelin Played Here Is Playing Here

Heavy Metal Parking Lot filmmaker Jeff Krulik has been working on his latest documentary, Led Zeppelin Played Here, for almost five years. But he's been showing it—or trying to—for nearly half that time.
Krulik thought he'd found the perfect screening opportunity at the 2011 Zep Fest at National Harbor. He intended to show an early cut [...]

Arts Roundup: Fraught With Peril Edition

In this video taped 40 years ago in Baltimore, who is the guy getting chewed out by famous Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant? [Baltimore or Less]
Crafty Bastards is now a mere one day shorter than Bonnaroo. [City Desk]
D.C. has a new bear anthem. [Hometown Sounds via Pink Line Project]
ICYMI: The always charming columnist Cindy Adams, speaking [...]

Led Zeppelin Played Here Coming to AFI Silver Theatre

There's a small faction of grey hairs in my hometown of Wheaton, Md., who still swear up and down that Led Zeppelin played the Wheaton Youth Center in January 1969.
Evidence seems scant. In 2009, the Washington Post's David Montgomery spoke to filmmaker Jeff Krulik—who helped make the cult documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot—about the local legend. [...]

Prince George’s County, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Years

Music in Prince George’s County, Md., in 2012 often means go-go and tropical sounds, with the occasional rock band visiting the University of Maryland radio station. But back in the 20th century, rock 'n' roll and honky-tonk country had multiple homes in the county. Tonight at the College Park Arts Exchange, filmmaker Jeff Krulik, of [...]

Heavy Metal Picnic, Coming to a DVD Player Near You

Everybody remembers Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Jeff Krulik's seminal rock documentary about tailgaters outside a Judas Priest concert at the Capital Centre in 1986. But most probably haven't seen Heavy Metal Picnic.
Krulik's other documentary about an outdoor heavy metal concert in suburban Maryland premiered in 2010, years after metalhead Randy Childs initially gave him footage he shot [...]

Heavy Metal Submission Process

Heavy Metal Picnic was supposed to be Jeff Krulik's big break. The documentary filmmaker behind the cult smash Heavy Metal Parking Lot has made every kind of documentary over the course of two decades. But he hasn't made anything with as big a place in the zeitgeist as the impromptu footage he and John Heyn [...]

The Top Three Moments Inspired by Heavy Metal Parking Lot

As you may have heard, tonight the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring is hosting a 25th anniversary screening of Jeff Krulik and John Heyn's Heavy Metal Parking Lot. The film has taken a long, roundabout route to the big screen: Though it was shot in 1986, the cult classic mostly circulated as a bootleg until [...]

The Disintegration of Zep Fest

Zep Fest, the Led Zeppelin-themed rock fest previously scheduled May 27-29 at National Harbor, has been canceled. We found out this morning. But it seems some of the booked entertainment hasn't been informed yet.
Local filmmaker Jeff Krulik was scheduled to screen a rough cut of his film, Led Zeppelin Played Here, at the event. When [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Something Old, Something New Edition

Best of Friday:

You don't need to know about Roky Erickson's prototypical psych-rock efforts or his troubled back story to appreciate the triumph that is his latest record, True Love Cast Out All Evil. Erickson's '60s band, The 13th Floor Elevators, basically deserves credit for all the the psych-rock/freak-psych/psych-folk made by lesser minds that you've spent the last few years [...]

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