Club Cafe has played host to countless musical acts from Pittsburgh and all around the world. But on Oct. 23rd, the South Side venue will become a screening room for The Color of Noise, a film about one man’s influence on rock and art.
The feature documentary tells the story of artist Haze XXL (Tom Hazelmyer) from his early life as a hardcore punk, to eventually joining the Marine Corp and moving on to playing in bands and starting his own label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. During the 1990s Tom would find success in his hard work with Amrep, and turn to the art world for new inspiration- building a gallery behind one of his restaurants and hosting some of the most cutting edge pop artists of the time, as well as raising a family and running a successful business. This film highlights many of the label’s bands and visual artists – including The Melvins, Helmet, Unsane, Boss Hog, Today Is The Day, Shepard Fairey, and Frank Kozik Coop – through mini bio-pics weaved throughout Tom’s story.
Doors open at 7 p.m., Color of Noise begins at 8 p.m. The event includes an art show and a Q&A session with director Eric Robel and Haze XXL. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at TicketWeb.