Indie film featuring former members of Rodan reaches DVD

Two pieces of indie rock history are being summoned up from their archival homes this February via Rumur Releasing. Rumur recently announced plans to make Suki Hawley's two mid-90s underground films, Half-Cocked (1994) and Radiation (1996), available in a bundled DVD package.

According to Rumur, Half-Cocked is the tale of "a group of kids who steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a band in order to stay on the road." A lot of familiar faces show up along the way including Ian Svenonius, members of the Grifters and former Rodan players, Jason Noble, Tara Jane O'Neil, Jeff Mueller and Jon Cook. Music is provided by Unwound, Slant 6, Freakwater, Versus, Polvo, Smog, Helium and others.

This will mark the first the film has been available since its original VHS release in 1997. The two films will also feature lots of bonus materials, including a making-of short about Half-Cocked and Radiation, music videos, slideshows and over two hours of extra music. A number of screenings have already been scheduled and more are on the way. For more info visit .

Upcoming Film Screenings
Feb 7 Seattle, WA - NW Film Forum
Feb 8 Richmond VA - Hyperlink Cafe, 814 W Grace St.
Feb 10- Cleveland OH - Parish Hall
Feb 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Rope, Myrtle Ave.
Feb 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Vox Pop, 1022 Cortelyou Rd.
Feb 12 Austin, TX - Alamo Draft house
Feb 13 - New York, NY - Anthology Film Archives, 2 Second Ave.
Feb 7-14 Boston, MA The Video Underground
Feb 13 New York, NY - Anthology Film Archives
Feb 25 Albuquerque, NM - Guild Cinema