Hardcore Norfolk - A Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll Survival

What is it about the music scene in Norfolk, Virginia, that keeps it alive? Even though it’s located off the beaten path in a transient naval town, Norfolk and its surrounding cities have been a big player in the underground rock ‘n’ roll scene since the mid-50’s. This documentary uncovers the story of it’s “hardcore” music fans that won’t let it die—those that create fanzines, record labels and generally support the music—along with local musicians over time, including Gary U.S. Bonds, Gene Vincent, Front Line, The M-80’s, Buttsteak and The Candy Snatchers. Features never-seen-before-footage and local original music from a variety of genres.

How do I get a DVD or soundtrack CD?

Our limited edition two-disc DVDs are $15, and soundtrack CDs are $10. Buy them both for only $20! An additional $3 gets your postage paid anywhere in the U.S. The DVD includes the Director's Cut and almost 90 minutes of bonus features. The CD has 22 bands from 1981 until today, including never before released tracks from The Candy Snatchers, Big Bobby & the Nightcaps, The Bottle Babies and The Hydeouts. Cash, check or money order, please. Contact us for further information.

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Press

 
Debra Persons, Paul Unger, & Trey Gares of the Unabombers talk about Hardcore Norfolk & how a Facebook group reinvigorated so much life into their core scene, that they ended up creating a documentary about their tales of mayhem from years past.