Federation X frontman Bill Badgley is bringing his KARP documentary. Kill All Redneck Pricks: KARP Lives! 1990-1998. Here's the e-mail sent by Sterling Collier, whom you may know as Loving Thunder's frenetic drummer, but who plays with Badgley in 1776. Headlining are Akimbo. Marionettes of Satan are also on the bill.
NYC documentary filmmaker and former Federation X front person, Bill Badgley, brings a preview of his film, Kill All Redneck Pricks, KARP lives 1990-1998, to the Northwest for 5 shows in 4 cities October 22-25 (dates below) . The film chronicles Olympia's mighty and very missed band KARP, which featured bassist Jarred Warren (Big Business, The Melvins, The Whip) and guitarist Chris Smith, as well as drummer Scott Jernigan (The Whip), who died in a tragic boating accident in 2003. Badgley will show scenes from the unfinished film before, during, and after the show, as well as give KARP fans a chance to be interviewed for the film while also raising money for the film's completion. Badgley currently is a producer for Brooklyn based film company Punched In the Head Productions who have produced multiple episodes of MTV's True Life series. He has been working on the KARP film over the last 2 years, flying back to the Northwest in his spare time to film and conduct interviews. Badgley and volunteers have finished transcribing and are currently in the editing phase of the film, although interviews from these shows will be intended for use in the film.
Also, in 2003-04, Badgley and drummer Sterling Callier (Loving Thunder) performed as a two piece band from Brooklyn, called 1776. They recently reunited and recruited bassist Matt Menold and keyboardist Jack Dawson to fill out the line up. After 2 practices the band recorded four songs at Brothers Studio in Brooklyn with Eric Emm (!!!, Holy Fuck). At the show, they will be celebrating the release of these songs as the 12" EP Teenage War Songs, on Callier's Aerodrome Records label. Menold and Dawson's band Marionettes of Satan also make the trip from Brooklyn to open. Seattle's heir to the KARP throne, Akimbo, will headline.
all dates (all shows with 1776, Marionettes of Satan): 10/22—Mars Bar, Seattle w/ Akimbo. 10/23—Bellingham, Early Show—Jinx Art Space, w/ Moons and Goochers, Late Show—Cap Hansen's. 10/24 The Northern, Olympia w/ the Hive Dwellers (Calvin Johnson), Western Hymn, Vern Lumsey. 10/25 Portland w/ Purple Rhinestone Eagle.