Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club

Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club

Director: Dean Budnick

Cast: Dean Budnick, 311, Agnostic Front, Ben Harper

     
 

A lot have people have opened rock clubs for a lot of different reasons, but Larry Bloch is one of the few to have opened a music venue as a medium for social change. In 1989, Bloch and a handful of friends, none of whom had experience running a nightclub, opened Wetlands in New York City's Tribeca district, and as part of their business plan, each month a percentage… See more details below

Overview

A lot have people have opened rock clubs for a lot of different reasons, but Larry Bloch is one of the few to have opened a music venue as a medium for social change. In 1989, Bloch and a handful of friends, none of whom had experience running a nightclub, opened Wetlands in New York City's Tribeca district, and as part of their business plan, each month a percentage of the club's proceeded were to be donated to a nonprofit Center for Social and Environmental Justice, with the annual payout often exceeding 100,000 dollars. In addition to the club's success as an avenue for fundraising, Wetlands helped give a home to a new breed of bands whose music suited the hippie-esque vibe of the club while opening new territories in improvisational rock, and Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, and Gov't Mule were among the acts who were regulars attractions at Wetlands before finding worldwide fame. Dean Budnick, a senior editor at Relix Magazine (a journal that frequently covers the jam band scene) makes his directorial debut with Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club, which examines both the music and the message behind this fabled venue.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2008
UPC:
0720229913164
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
81,677

Special Features

Concert footage; Outtakes; Photo gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
311 Participant
Agnostic Front Participant
Ben Harper Participant
Robert Randolph Participant
Darius Rucker Participant
Al Schnier Participant
Ryan Miller Participant
Dave Matthews Participant
Nick Hexum Participant
Bob Weir Participant
Adam Weissman Participant
Spin Doctors Participant
Vinnie Stigma Participant
Jimmy T Participant
Jake Szufnarowski Participant
Chris Zahn Participant
Rob Derhak Participant
Mike Doughty Participant
Walter Durkacz Participant
Blues Traveler Participant
Larry Bloch Participant
Warren Haynes Participant
Mike Gordon Participant
Hanson Participant
Kenneth Jackson Participant
Pearl Jam Participant
Phish Participant
Roots Participant
?uestlove Participant

Technical Credits
Dean Budnick Director,Producer
Justin Bolognino Associate Producer
Robert K. DiFazio Executive Producer
Joyce Dollinger Associate Producer
Jonathan Healy Cinematographer,Editor
Eric Offin Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Shapiro Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wetlands Preserved
1. Down at the Wetlands [2:59]
2. A New Frontier [2:59]
3. 161 Hudson St. [3:19]
4. 7½ Floor [3:51]
5. It's Only Air [2:18]
6. The Team [6:46]
7. Brotherhood & Sisterhood [4:16]
8. 4:30 [4:18]
9. Sunday Shows [2:59]
10. The Wookies [3:12]
11. Eco-Saloons [2:46]
12. Brought to You By Nobody [5:14]
13. Waiting for the Tide [3:38]
14. Sweatglands [8:14]
15. Moetmeal [2:02]
16. Endangered Nightlife Society [6:07]
17. Good Boy [3:27]
18. Power Jams [4:37]
19. Activist Theater [3:43]
20. Changing It Up [2:53]
21. Gentrification [2:20]
22. 9/10 Aftermath [3:26]
23. Wetlands Forever [3:15]
24. Down at the Wetlands [8:49]

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