AGNOSTIC FRONT Music, Interview Featured In 'Wetlands Preserved' Film

March 1, 2008

AGNOSTIC FRONT's music is featured in "Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club", a new documentary by Dean Budnick, a senior editor at Relix magazine (a journal that frequently covers the jam band scene),which examines both the music and the message behind the fabled New York City venue. The film, which opens in theaters in March and comes out on DVD in April, also includes an interview with AGNOSTIC FRONT guitarist Vinnie Stigma.

A description of "Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club" from the All Movie Guide reads as follows: "A lot have people have opened rock clubs for a lot of different reasons, but Larry Bloch is one of the few to have opened a music venue as a medium for social change. In 1989, Bloch and a handful of friends, none of whom had experience running a nightclub, opened Wetlands in New York City's Tribeca district, and as part of their business plan, each month a percentage of the club's proceeded were to be donated to a non-profit Center For Social and Environmental Justice, with the annual payout often exceeding $100,000. In addition to the club's success as an avenue for fund-raising, Wetlands helped give a home to a new breed of bands whose music suited the hippie-esque vibe of the club while opening new territories in improvisational rock, and PHISH, the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, BLUES TRAVELER and GOV'T MULE were among the acts who were regulars attractions at Wetlands before finding worldwide fame."

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