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Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC (2005)

Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC is a time capsule of the music and politics that shaped New York City in 2004. Director/Producer Roy Szuper, brother-in-law and music fanatic Concert Joe, and punk ... See full summary »

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Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC is a time capsule of the music and politics that shaped New York City in 2004. Director/Producer Roy Szuper, brother-in-law and music fanatic Concert Joe, and punk rocker Tony Petrozza, set out to create the 1st Annual Williamsburg Music Festival as a statement of protest against the incoming Republican National Convention. Joe acts as our guide through the New York music scene while Szuper borrows money, seeks advice, and secures talent for the festival. Along the way we meet legendary activist/musician, David Peel, who entertains us with his history of political irreverence. We also interview another New York legend in Hilly Kristal, founder of CGGB's, who touches on topics such as the corporatization of music and the impending closing of CB's. After tremendous financial maneuvering and miles of red tape created by the city bureaucracy in their pre-RNC paranoia, the festival takes place as scheduled, 9 days before the RNC. Despite all the hard work and ... Written by Roy Szuper

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22 March 2007 (Argentina)  »

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Excellent Documentary on the First Outdoor Concert in Williamsburg, Brooklyn !
13 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Was a fantastic movie that showed the true views of the American People , their duty to oppose the RNC, and the First EVER Outdoor Concert in

Williamsburg, Brooklyn> This is what began the McCarren Park pool

concert series and the outdoor Williamsburg concert scene.

Yeah GONZO > in the true spirit of Hunter S. Thompson who said

"When the Going gets Weird, the Weird turn Pro !".

It includes the inimitable Singer-songwriter,

David Peel and the Lower East side, who was close friends with John Lennon.

It shows the activism against the RNC, back in 2004.

The musical talents of Dana Fuchs and the guitar wizardry from Living Colour's Vernon Reid.

It has the great concert promoter, Ron Delsener, in an unusually informal setting in his office.

The Protest March was like nothing that I've ever seen before !


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