The story of the Los Angeles 'Kiss or Kill' music scene (2002-2007). Fed up with the wretched Sunset Strip pay-for-play policies, 'too cool for school' trendiness of the Silverlake scene and apathetic crowds, the bands that made up Kiss or Kill forged their own scene based on great music, cheap booze, low cover, and a mid-western sense of community and friendship. At it's peak, Kiss or Kill had more than 60 bands in its roster and over 1,000 local L.A. fans. But as Kiss or Kill grew and became more popular, it fell victim to the same 'venue-isms' of other L.A. clubs and eventually became the very thing it was fighting against. Written by
The Kiss or Kill music scene: Saving Los Angeles from itself one Tuesday at a time
Did You Know?
The Kiss or Kill music scene derived its name from a lyric of a song called "We're Desperate" by the famous punk band X. See more
Closing Credits: This film is dedicated to Neil Lisk (Neil Lisk was a cinematographer and director Dave Palamaro's college friend who died six months before the completion of In Heaven There Is No Beer.) See more