Artists' Television Access


Sunday, May 29, 2011, 7:30 pm, $6

Presented by Colectivo Cinema Errante.

Peruvian garage band Los Saicos have gone down in musical history for being one of the most legendary, yet short lasting, Latin American rock bands. Critics far and wide now label them Latin America’s first punk band or even go so far as to suggest they were one of the world’s first punk bands. It seems to be true however, that the band evolved their own unique brand of garage rock, unaware of similar movements in the US by bands like MC5. To add to the air of mystery, the band released only six singles between 1965 and 1966, the most well know being “Demolición.”

In 1966, despite their huge success in Peru, the group disbanded and the members each went their seperate ways, carrying on with their lives. The band have since attained legendary status, especially in Latin America and are now due something of a comeback. Colectivo Cinema Errante presents the rockumentary that charts the rise and fall of the band. Check out the trailer below.

Also on the bill: All-vinyl DJ sets by DJ Kaos and music videos by contemporary bands from Peru, Argentina and Spain influenced by the seminal band. Beer, wine and Peruvian tamales will be on sale.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., projections begin at 8:00 p.m.

Saicomania Trailer 2009 – ENGLISH from Saicomania on Vimeo.