Summary: n the late 80s and early 90s a vibrant underground music scene emerged in Little Rock. Unlike other towns, Little Rock's scene was composed almost entirely of kids. 14-18 year-olds were booking their own shows, starting record labels, opening record stores and playing with large national acts. In the process they would build a tight-knit, flourishing underground community that existed completely outside of the High School norm and was all their own. The film focuses on the roots of the Little Rock scene, how it changed the lives of those involved, the enormous DIY ethos that has shaped the scene for the past 20 years and how the scene continues to thrive as its pioneers hit their mid-30s. Towncraft will be released in theaters, on DVD and online in the May and June of 2007. A 40 band soundtrack will be released to accompany the film along with a 60 page book of stories from scene expatriates.
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The Origami Critters ask you to be kind to the venue.
Smoke Up Johnny tells us there's more to Little Rock than the Clintons and Christian rock. Smoke Up Johnny is Alan Diaster, AC Danger, and Matt Floyd.
Lucero's album "Nobody's Darling" was nominated for the 2006 Plug Independent Music Awards for Best Americana Album. Little Rock native frontman Ben Nichols talks about being part of an up-and-coming band.
Most Little Rock musicians will tell you this guy is not only their favorite singer and songwriter in town, but that his music embodies the essence of Little Rock. And, he's funny.
This is what happens when Little Rockers tour and stalk John Mellencamp. Five-O is Burt Taggart, Shannon Yarbrough, Graham Cobb, and Andy Conrad. Joining them on this 1993 tour is John Pugh.
Ben Dickey of Blood Feathers and Amen Booze Rooster is a really good singer songwriter. That's all you need to know.
Chris Denny is the boy with the godlen voice. Watch this Little Rock musician call upon sounds of old to create a youthfully unique sound.
At 15 years old, the members of Chino Horde had the stage presence of experienced musicians. Chino Horde is David Burns, Burt Taggart, Steve Schmidt, and Jason White.
State Street was a venue that hosted most Little Rock bands in the mid 90s. Watch Bloodless Cooties perform there. The Bloodless Cooties are Jeremy Colburn, Jerry Colburn and Louisa Rook.
No one ever said going on tour was a walk in the park. Listen to how the American Princes went from royalty to rags on their first national tour. American Princes are David Slade, Collins Kilgore, Matt Quinn and Luke Hunsicker.