Ever heard of the Dirty Works? Neither had I until I came across the aptly titled Rebel Scum, a documentary directed by Atlanta-based filmmaker Video Rahim, who initially set out to make a movie about Atlanta’s now defunct indie rock trio Dropsonic. Although there are few similarities between Christopher Scum’s Knoxville-based punk band and the Luke Skywalker-lead band of rebels in Star Wars, as a self-abusing group of hell-raisers residing deep in the heart of the Bible Belt the Dirty Works face an uphill battle on all fronts.
The film initially premiered in the spring of 2010, but returns to the Plaza Theatre tonight (Thursday, October 18) at 7 p.m. for another debaucherous showing, preceded by a screening of Night Sun, a short film featuring Cole Alexander of the Black Lips and former Cee Lo collaborator Curtis Harding. A Q&A with Rebel Scumproducers Dan Dixon and Francis Percarpio, and Video Rahim will follow.
Scum’s GG Allin-like exploits of drug and alcohol abuse, setting his hair on fire, punching himself in the forehead with brass knuckles until he bleeds on stage, and generally pissing off the God-fearing locals seem like just the sort of thing the Plaza would embrace once more. But don’t worry, all the sex, blood, and violence will be reserved for the screen. ... And maybe the Eastside Lounge after party.
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?