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Jam Econo

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The history of LA punk is a great one, and a story that has been told many times in the twenty-odd years since the initial flowering of the scene. Amidst the many bands that made it up, there's one little band that is often forgotten when looking at the greater whole: The Minutemen, the three-man powerhouse from Pedro.

Twenty years after the untimely passing of lead singer D. Boon, We Jam Econo — The Story of The Minutemen will premiere at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro on Friday, February 25th. Directed by Tim Irwin and produced by Keith Scheiron (both long-time fans), the documentary combines over eighty interviews with the likes of bassist Mike Watt, drummer George "Fireman" Hurley, Henry Rollins, John Doe, Thurston Moore, Ian MacKaye and Flea, plus never-before-seen photographs and footage of live performances.

The entire venture was completed with the help of Mike Watt, who, along with Hurley, Irwin and Schieron, will be on-hand at the premiere for a Q&A session after the film. You can view the trailer here.

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Tickets are still available through the film's website, but only until February 23. After that, you have to take your chances and buy them at the door.