March 9, 2012
AUGUST 9, 2011
HR documentary fundraiser event hosted by Chuck Treece from "McRad"
Join us Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 2011 for the HR documentary fundraiser event hosted by Chuck Treece from "McRad". The event will feature HR performing a special solo acoustic set while DJ Thomas Blondet holds down the rhythm and culture. Exclusive archival photos and concert footage of HR will be screened and we will be launching a short run of limited edition HR shirts and signed poster prints featuring the photography of Steven Hanner and Ken Salerno. 100% of all proceeds will go into the making of this film. Please come out and help tell the incredible story of rock and reggae's most eccentric and enigmatic artist, Paul "HR" Hudson!
Small Axe Films-
Also catch the trailer of, "Riot on the Dance Floor", a film about the infamous NJ punk club "City Gardens" and it's larger than life promoter.
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
HR Documentary Fundraiser/C'Mon Product Launch
H.R. Instore Event
Peace! Commonwealth DC will be hosting the "H.R. Documentary Fund Raiser / C/MON X H.R. Product Launch" November 2nd. The legendary frontman of Human Rights/Bad Brains will be in-store between 8p to 10p, and will be available for autographs and conversation. In addition we will also be releasing "C'MON & H.R." partnered products in which proceeds will go to the HR documentary by Small Axe Films. Your support will directly benefit the finishing of this important documentary. The Washington Post states,
"There are few rock icons more overdue for a film treatment than Bad Brains; gifted, eccentric and ferociously energetic frontman H.R., and finally he's getting one."
We highly recommend arriving early, capacity is limited and we'd like everyone to get a chance to meet H.R.. For more information please check the flyer above.
In addition, immediately after the in-store event we will be migrating to the U Street Music Hall (1115 U St.) for the official after party. Live performances by H.R. and Human Rights, and music selections from DJ's Stereo Faith (Mousetrap/DC) and Kenny Meez (Federeation Sound/NYC).
MAY 16, 2010
There are few rock icons more overdue for a film treatment than Bad Brains' gifted, eccentric and ferociously energetic frontman H.R., and finally, he's getting one. Catch the trailer of an H.R. documentary at DC9 along with music from all the different styles he's embraced. H.R. helped concoct Bad Brains' genre-defining blend of prog rock, jazz fusion and punk, but in his multiple stints away from the band he established himself as a serious and more tranquil reggae artist. DJs Eurok and Neville C. pull selector duties, and we're betting they'll cover the reggae angle. Then, Philadelphia's McRad (listen) performs, a skate punk band led by former skate pro and multi-instrumentalist Chuck Treece, who used to play with Bad Brains.
-Rhome Anderson, Washington Post