The weekend is slowing down and with all the goings-on around the city sometimes it’s more rewarding to have a night in than a night out. Luckily, there are also a lot of events provided which cater to this line of thought. Tonight, Monarch and Festsaal Kreuzberg will present a screening of It’s Gonna Blow!!!,  a documentary of the promising underground music scene in San Diego from 1986 to 1996. The film scrolls over a decade, following unruly DIY artists becoming internationally known practically overnight, competing to be the most alternative at any cost. Showing the contrast between this and San Diego’s jejune image, the film follows the city on it’s promising journey to be ‘the next Seattle’, and eventually right back to where it started, when the bubble bursts. Needless to say this developed an uneasy relationship between these artists and the mainstream music industry. The film features a hoard of bands, including Drive Like Jehu, Fishwife, Tanner, Rocket from the Crypt, Water, the Locust, Heavy Vegetable, Physics, Crash Worship, No Knife, Rust, Lucy’s Fur Coat, Pitchfork, Heroin, Antioch Arrow, Creedle, Neighborhood Watch, Inch, Boilermaker, Funeral March, Tit Wrench and many others which lead to the making of groups like Pinback, Black Heart Procession, Off!, Hot Snakes, Obits, Earthless, Goblin Cock, Night Marchers, Retox, Octagrape, Some Girls, Cattle Decapitation, Angels & Airwaves, Tarantula Hawk, Optiganally Yours, Holy Molar, Neurosis, Ghetto Blaster, Ugly Casanova, Battalion of Saints, Aspects of Physics, SSI, Dangerous Boys Club, Sultans, Offspring, Beehive and the Barracudas, Extra Action Marching Band,  and Blink-182 to name a few.

Naturally this will be a busy event, so make sure to get tickets and show up on time for good seats!

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