Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wetlands Preserved

A documentary about the famed extinct rock club The Wetlands Preserve will be making it's debut on the final night of the Green Apple Music & Film Festival - Sunday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM. Here's the lowdown from

A documentary film that traces the history of fabled New York City nightclub Wetlands Preserve, will close out the Green Apple Music and Arts festival. The world premiere of Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club will take place on Sunday, April 23, 6:30PM at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater. The film incorporates archival footage, soundboard recordings and the efforts of a dozen digital animators to chronicle the club’s tenure from February 1989 through September 2001. Wetlands Preserved features music from Phish, Blues Traveler, moe., The Disco Biscuits, Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, Ben Harper, Spearhead, 311, Ani DiFranco, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Spin Doctors, Fishbone, Agnostic Front and many additional artists. The film was directed by site editor Dr. Dean Budnick (who aside from being a longtime Wetlands denizen, wrote his Harvard doctoral dissertation on the films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle). Tickets for the premiere, will go on sale via next Tuesday at noon, with additional details soon to follow.

I'm definitely going to try and score a ticket for this, should be quite the nostaglic night. Spent quite a few nights there catching some great music and was sad to see it and the scene the it fostered go.

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