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KOOP Nightbeat Film Series: Urgh! A Music War

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

May 30, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Eastside Cinema
1156 Hargrave St
Austin, TX 78702


KOOP Radio

The KOOP Radio: Nightbeat Film Series returns to the Eastside Cinema on Thursday, May 30 with a special screening of Urgh! A Music War (1981). This concert film features performances from early punk, post-punk and new wave bands, such as DEVO, the Cramps, The Police, Echo & the Bunny Men and many more.

The Nightbeat Film Series is curated by the programmers and members of the primarily volunteer-run community radio station. Each selected film reflects the format of the programmer’s show on KOOP Radio and the artists they play and is inclusive of the station’s mission to serve Austin’s diverse community.

Event Details

Where: The Eastside Cinema – 1156 Hargrave St. (located inside the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex)

When: May 30 – Live DJ set by Scott Gardner of Stronger Than Dirt and Be Kind Rewind 6-6:45pm, film at 7pm

Tickets available online


It’s live and loud. It’s urgent and proud. It’s more than two-dozen young, energetic bands caught in the act and making the music and moments matter in hot, crowded, amped venues scattered across L.A., London, New York City and elsewhere.

It’s big hair, little hair, guys, girlz—with music styles ranging from minimalist electronica to reggae to theatrical camp to mosh-worthy mayhem. It’s catchy, it’s topical, it’s angry, it’s playful, it’s live. And it lives on in a rocking, throbbing, sights-and-sounds showcase featuring The Police, Devo, The Go-Gos, Oingo Boingo, X, The Cramps, Surf Punks, Joan Jett, Pere Ubu and more.

Turn it on, turn it up, this means war: Urgh! A Music War.

Directed by Derek Burbidge