Just shy of southern California's GC Records' tenth anniversary comes the release of The Chemical X Music DVD.
The kick off release party will be held at La Conga/Levels, a two-story Restaurant in San Pedro (465 W. 7th street - 310-833-3388), with a screening of the DVD as well as five live bands whom were featured on the DVD.
GC Records will have a booth selling the DVD $5 less than retail price with $5 from every sale going to Razorcake the non-profit magazine based out of Los Angeles.
In late 2005, Razorcake was approved by the IRS as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Razorcake is the first magazine in America dedicated to independent music to obtain 501(c)(3) status. The new organization combined the book publisher Gorsky Press and the magazine, and is now officially called Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. This meant that not one person could individually benefit from Razorcake. All money earned goes back into day-to-day operations and keeping Razorcake afloat. Razorcake wanted to show that its business model was out in the open in order to demonstrate that a sustainable business could be ethical, fair, and true to its ideals long after its first issue.
This music-based Video DVD is a compilation of rock and punk rock music videos and live shows but also showcases independent short films and montages touching upon horror, graffiti documentary, 35mm photography and more.
Most of the bands are GC Records related, but there is also videos of more than well-known acts from Volcom Entertainment, Engineer Records, Epitaph Records and Insubordination Records to throw into the mix. The more prolific and known bands to appear on the disc are Peelander-Z, The Copyrights, Intro5pect, Dan Padilla, Japanther, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Sicko, The Unlovables, Off With Their Heads, Randy, The Riverboat Gamblers, Buck and Negativland.
The DVD is also being sponsored, promoted and partly funded by these fine companies: Recess Records, Dirt Cult Records, Tapes Records, Razorcake Magazine, Verbicide Magazine, Imprint Indie Printing, and Peta2.com.