Vintage video reveals K-Tels' live powers

Enthusiastic viewers of Bloodied but Unbowed, Susanne Tabata's new documentary film about Vancouver's late-'70s punk scene, will want to make their way to Little Mountain Gallery (195 East 26th Avenue) on Wednesday (May 19) to see a rare screening of a K-Tels/Dead Kennedys concert video, taped by Doreen Grey at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in 1979. Co-organizer Bill Scherk—a former member of Los Popularos, with Art Bergmann and John Armstrong—promises “really choice footage of one of the K-Tels' best live shows” before their name-change to the Young Canadians.

Filmmaker Grey also promises a screening of “a little video that [deceased K-Tels bassist] Jim Bescott made from some of the footage—it's a little psychedelic piece he made.”

Nardwuar the Human Serviette will interview Grey on Friday (May 14) on his CiTR radio show, which runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. See the Little Mountain Gallery Web site for more information.