Clayton Holmes gives away EarGoggles Issue 6 for free
Clayton Holmes was an aspiring filmmaker and Cobalt bartender—back when it was “Vancouver’s hardcore bar”—when he started documenting the scene, producing a series of DVDs called EarGoggles. “I’d usually sell them for 10 bucks, but by the end of the night I’d be drunk and giving them away,” Holmes told the Straight. “I want people to see my work, so free distribution started to seem like the best option.”
Funded by commercials he shoots for local businesses, Holmes distributes 2,000 copies for free across Canada. Issue 6, out this month, has live footage of a host of local bands, including Nu Sensae, Raised by Apes, and Real Problems, as well as clips from illustrious visitors such as Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, the Vibrators, and Eugene Chadbourne.
It also features a Bev Davies photo montage and a video that Clayton made for the Rebel Spell, who headline the December 9 DVD release at Funky Winker Bean’s. “I’ll also have back issues for sale and a DVD I made of the Rebel Spell’s last show at the Cobalt,” he adds. “It’s five bucks, and proceeds go to A Better Life Dog Rescue.”