Beastie Boys Concert Film Screening In Hudson Valley This Weekend
If you're like me, you love the Beastie Boys. I first listened to Licence to Ill when I was 15 and I was immediately hooked. There are very few bands that are as simply awesome as they were, but the death of Adam Yauch in 2012 meant the end of days for the pioneering rap rock band.
This weekend, the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Yonkers is celebrating Record Store Day by screening different music-themed movies all day Saturday. Throughout the day, they'll show Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back, Shut Up And Play The Hits (a documentary about LCD Soundsystem), and the excellent Ramones-centric comedy Rock N Roll High School. But the one I'm most excited to see is Awesome; I F*****g Shot That!, the concert film the Beastie Boys put out in 2006.
This isn't just any concert film, either. Filmed at a Madison Square Garden performance in 2004, it was put together by giving camcorders to fifty random members of the audience and compiling the footage from there. Adam Yauch actually directed the movie, and it features appearances by Doug E. Fresh and DMC (plus you can spot Ben Stiller and Donald Glover as audience members, too).
For any Beastie Boys fan in the Hudson Valley, this is a unique chance to see one of the coolest bands of all time perform on the big screen. The movie screens on Saturday, April 21st at 7:00 PM, and tickets are still available.