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LAist Interview: Anvil!

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When the film Anvil!: The True Story of Anvil debuted at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, it was instantly acclaimed as the true-life version of This is Spinal Tap. Sacha Gervasi's documentary detailed the story of 50-something rockers from Canada who were still plugging away and trying to get their big break after all these years. The resonance that such an effort had on the audience was obvious: so many of them had once pursued similar dreams only to watch them slip away when "real life" beckoned.

Now that the film is in theaters -- where it has been playing to solid audiences for a month -- everyone can peek into the lives of the members of Anvil and see the story for themselves (LAist review here) Tonight at the Nuart, though, a bonus is in store. After the 10:30 pm screening of the film, the band will assume the stage and play a short (and loud) show for the audience. I encourage anyone in need of a great time to attend. To prep you for the flick and the concert, here's a short interview I conducted with the band yesterday.

LAist: Welcome, Anvil! Welcome to Los Angeles! I think you guys have been here for awhile, haven't you?

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Anvil: Yeah, we're actually going into the recording studio at the moment.

LAist: Are you recording new material?

Anvil: No, we're recording for Sons of Anarchy. We recorded a Who song. (ed. note: I thought Lips said "new" song. If I had heard "Who" song, I would have immediately asked -- as a huge fan of The Who -- "Oh yeah? Which one? FAIL on me!)