Punk documentary A Fat Wreck – The Punk-U-Mentary is set for a screening at Trillians in Newcastle on Wednesday 5th October. The film is all about the legacy of punk rock label Fat Wreck Chords and the 25 years of history behind it; it’s definitely a must-watch for punk fans.
The screening also features a live gig filled with raucous-yet-angsty pop punk from local lads Bares, who must surely have drawn influence from so many of the awesome bands that at one time or another have called the influential record label home. A Fat Wreck tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, and spins a narrative through birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label. Part inspirational story of chosen family and community, part debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use… A Fat Wreck also utilises puppets like never before, in a film that tells the story of a massive part of history for so many music lovers.