10/16/2015, 10/18/2015, 10/19/2015: Berlin, DE. Kino Moviemento.
Doors at 8pm each night.
Tickets: 10/16, 10/18, 10/1910/31/2015: Gainesville, FL. The Hippodrome Theater. 12:45pm.
Tickets are $10. Tickets / Event Info11/8/2015: Melbourne, AU. The Reverence Hotel. 4pm.
Featuring music from Georgia Maq and DJ Anty (The Bennies.)
Tickets coming soon. Event Info11/12/2015: Toronto, BC. B-Beatstro. 8pm. Event Info11/15/2015: Minneapolis, MN. Bryant Lake Bowl. 7pm.
Part of Sound Unseen.
Tickets coming soon.
11/30/2015: Chicago, IL. Beat Kitchen. 7pm.
Q+A with filmmakers after the screening.
Tickets are $10. Tickets / Event Info12/1/2015: Detroit, MI. The Sanctuary. 8:30pm.
Tickets are $7. Tickets / Event Info12/3: Cleveland, OH. Capitol Theatre. 7pm.
Tickets are $9.50. Tickets / Event Info12/7/2015: Rochester, NY. The Cinema Theater. 6:30pm.
Presale tickets are $8. Tickets / Event Info12/12/2015: Boston, MA. Bartos Theatre. 7pm. Event Info
Never Get Tired: The Story
At a moment when crowdfunding seems like it will be the future of the industry, NEVER GET TIRED takes as its focus the world’s first donation–based band, BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! and its variously charismatic, depressive, big–hearted, and loudmouthed mastermind, JEFF ROSENSTOCK.
Jeff takes seriously his complex relationship to commerce, community and diy ethics: all the music is free, all shows are all ages and under $10, there is no merchandise. These practices, coupled with Jeff’s relentlessly positive us–versus–them mentality, has earned him the most ardently committed fan base in the punk scene. Fans around the world cling to Jeff as the only true punk icon of their generation, but as Jeff rounds out a decade with BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! and begins to outgrow the chaos, he is confronted with the disparate demands of his fans, his loved ones, and his ideals. NEVER GET TIRED tells the story of what happens when the weight of the world outside threatens to break the man, challenging him to choose between his career and his life, his fans and his loved ones, a transient lifestyle and financial stability.
Years before Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails offered free downloads of their new releases, Rosenstock founded the first-ever donation-based label, QUOTE UNQUOTE RECORDS. In response to the collapse of his more industry–minded former band, Jeff launched the label and BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! from home with just a guitar and his computer.
The music sparked something in basements and DIY venues worldwide. Jeff's donation–based model worked in a swollen music industry that needed saving. The pay–what–you–can model worked because it was inclusive, creating an interdependency between the musician and the fan. People donated, and for the last ten years BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! has headlined sold–out music festivals, played packed houses worldwide, played on Showtime and NBC, and sold tens of thousands of records in spite of offering them for free online.
And NEVER GET TIRED was along for the ride. Five years, eleven countries, and three hundred and fifty hours of footage later and the film is shot. Thanks to Kickstarter, back in 2010 I made enough money to buy a camera and go on one tour. The intervening four years was nothing short of a financial miracle. Maxed out credit cards, my personal savings, the generosity of BTMI!, and the volunteered time of an amazingly talented crew allowed me to finish shooting NEVER GET TIRED with no significant film funding.
In May of 2014, NEVER GET TIRED exceeded its fundraising goal on Kickstarter and premiered on July 24, 2015 in New York City.
Totally! We have set up screenings all over the world! If you book stuff in your town and want to set something up, e-mail me.
Where is my backer reward?
We sent out all the backer rewards at the end of 2014, and we sent several messages to the backers asking for correct addresses/sizes etc. If you didn’t get your reward, I apologize, but we tried our best to get a response from you and the odds are you either moved or didn’t answer the survey.
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I’m writing you from a dressing room in Berlin at what might be my last show on this tour. Despite the kindness and generosity of Bomb and the new friends we’ve met along the way, my funds have run out. I paid for the rental car to transport me and half of BTMI around Germany but underestimated fuel costs significantly and now find myself about $500 USD short to finish the tour. The Less Than Jake tour so far has proven to supply super interesting footage that is crucial to this story and I’m heartbroken to have to spend the next few weeks sleeping on a friends floor in Germany waiting to go home. If ever there was a time to support this project, it’s now.
My goal for this project is to break even. I want everyone to get to see the movie and I want you to enjoy it, so if you can donate $30+ you will get a free copy of the film when it’s released on DVD.
Please, please, please donate if you can! I stretched that kickstarter money to the last pennies but I need a little more help to get the movie to you as soon as possible. Thanks!!
I made it back from Fest 9 and my brand new camera case is covered in beer stains. The weekend was exhausting but luckily almost no one (screw you Common Grounds) hassled me about bringing my new HVX 200 into the venues so I got to shoot lots of good shit. Fest is run by some grade-A people: Avery, Tony, and Flood were really good to us, and we sat down with Bryne from Punknews who had some cool shit to say about the scene. Had a great time hanging with the guys from Chotto Ghetto (f’real some of the best dudes) and seeing friends from The Cans for one of the first times after their epic five months of touring. The BTMI set was complete chaos, my camera got slightly showered in champagne. It was awesome to see them play The Venue, they had a rad time on that fancy stage (did anyone get their costume? They were supposed to be “too much cocaine,” which I told them didn’t make sense but that’s why they were covered in confectioner’s sugar).
We are kicking into serious production mode this week. We’ve got major footage from this weekend to sort through, and I jump on a plane to England with the boys on Thursday for a monthlong European tour. So I’m going to start updating this more frequently to keep you all posted on the film progress as I’m abroad. Maybe it’ll be cool. Or maybe everything will go wrong. WHO KNOWS.
Thanks to everyone who said hi to me at Fest! It gets lonely behind that camera. And a super special thank you to my producer Emily and my editor Dylan who helped me lug equipment around all weekend. It was a real indulgence to finally have my crew with me.
Stay tuned: I’m going to post a special video for those of you in post-Festdom depression tomorrow :)
Sara Crow is a filmmaker who, after graduating from NYU's Gallatin School in 2010, has been chasing Bomb the Music Industry! around the globe with a camera. She has directed music videos for Laura Stevenson and the Cans ("Master of Art") and Lemuria ("Scienceless"). In 2013, she was associate producer for the Pixies music video "What Goes Boom." When she's not editing Never Get Tired, she's art directing independent projects or working in production.