L7 celebrated world premiere of new documentary with a NYC secret show

Posted by on November 15, 2016


Grungy alt-metal rockers L7 played a secret show at Jesse Malin’s club Berlin in NYC’s East Village late Friday night to celebrate the world premiere of their new documentary L7: Pretend We’re Dead at documentary film festival DOCNYC, attended by the band, Joan Jett, members of the Lunachicks and film team. Rocking a short set for a packed crowd of friends and screening attendees who were lucky enough to hear the off-mic show announcement at the end of the Q&A, L7 were in good spirits as they blazed through hits including “Shove,” “Shitlist,” “Andres,” “Everglade” and “Fast and Frightening” (but not “Pretend We’re Dead”). It was quite a treat to see them at such an intimate venue. Here’s some video evidence:


Omg I was this close to #L7 tonight. With @tinysrage @ladydluxe #Shove

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#L7 … Following their #docnyc premiere tonight… swoon. The world needs more feminist punk. (cc: @l7theband @docnycfest)

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Secret show at Berlin, Nov 11, 2016: @l7theband “Everglade” #L7 #DOCNYC

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Secret show at Berlin, Nov 11, 2016: @l7theband “Shit List” #L7 #DOCNYC

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@l7theband therapeutic Friday #shitlist #L7

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Ladies night with L fucking 7!! @l7theband

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So #L7 just did a surprise show at Berlin following their #docnyc premiere of #pretendweredead – holy shit!!!

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No further film screenings or release plans have been announced yet, but L7 is bringing the party to Los Angeles for two hometown shows: November 20 at The Troubadour (sold out) and November 21 at Echoplex (tickets here).


L7: Pretend We’re Dead is directed by Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men) and produced by Blue Hats Creative. Pics from the DOCNYC premiere are here. Watch the film trailer:


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