Desolation Center

It somehow manages, against almost impossible odds, to capture the power of events that revolutionized pop music as we knew it.

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Desolation Center

The untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings in Southern California that are now recognized as the inspiration for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella. The film includes interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic, Swans and more.

Genre
Documentary, Music, Pop Culture
Runtime
95
Language
English
Director
Stuart Swezey
FEATURED REVIEW
Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

The common ancestor of festival extravaganzas like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Burning Man is unveiled in 'Desolation Center,' directed by one of the story’s protagonists, Stuart Swezey. Combining scrappy archival footage, atmospheric black-and-white photos and talking-head material, both old and ...

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