A Band Called Death – Poster Art by Bobby Hackney Jr.
A Band Called Death (Drafthouse Films 2012) focuses on Death, a pioneering, early 1970s, Black protopunk group made up of three brothers from Detroit: guitarist and band-leader David Hackney, bassist and vocalist Bobby Hackney Sr., and drummer Dannis Hackney.
On the Monday, October 14th edition of “The Freak Power Ticket,” producer/host Ted Coe interviewed co-directors Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino. Along with airing that live interview, Coe also played a selection of Death’s music.
This SXSW 24 Beats Per Second, Audience Award-winning documentary chronicles what happens when a dusty punk demo makes its way out of the attic and finds new fans several generations removed from it origins, thanks to releases on the indie-rock label Drag City Records. Death plays two California dates at the end of this month.
UCSB’s “Cup of Culture” event is co-sponsored by UCSB’s Art, Design, & Architecture Museum and KCSB-FM.
An edited version of the hour can be played back (or downloaded) below.
KCSB’s music-and-cultural-arts program “The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the Fall from 11am-12noon.