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Gun Club, Redd Kross, Michael Des Barres. Yeah. Wow.
There are music geeks, and there are movie geeks — and then there are music-movie geeks. The latter group have a totally different approach to rock & roll flicks than your average cineaste. (For example, if they’re like me, they might find The Rutles a more authentic rock & roll document than Gus Van Sant’s Last Days. But that’s a whole ’nother article.) Perhaps the biggest music-movie fanatic of all time, L.A.’s own Allison Anders, presents her third installment of Don’t Knock the Rock, a strictly music-related film and concert festival, next weekend (June 29–July 3). The opening-night gala (Thurs., June 29, 8 p.m.) is tres L.A., featuring the world premiere of Ghost on the Highway: A Portrait of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and the Gun Club, followed by a reunion concert by surviving Gun Club members (including Terry Graham, Ward Dotson and Kid Congo Powers), with guest singers. (Reunion alert: Sat., July 1, the fest also presents Redd Kross live, for real, with most appropriate openers Be Your Own Pet.) We are also made to understand Michael Des Barres will emcee. All events at REDCAT, Second & Hope sts., dwntwn. dontknocktherock.com or myspace.com/dontknocktherock. (Kate Sullivan)