Saturday night, Vans hosted a screening of the recent documentary No Room For Rockstars. The film was followed by a performance by local band Hardpack, who began their set with a cover of the Beastie Boy’s hit “Sabotage” in honor of MCA’s death last week.
Here’s the beginning of Hardpack’s cover of Sabotage:
No Room For Rockstars gives a behind-the-scenes look at The Warped Tour, an American concert series. The documentary details the struggle, and not-so-glamorous life, of months on the road performing music.
The venue for the screening and band show was the newly relocated Hidden Agenda. The space, which contains a largish open area and a simple stage, is one of the only venues in the city dedicated to live music.[photopress:hidden_agenda_hong_kong_hk_live_music_club.jpg,full,pp_image] [photopress:hardpack_hong_kong_band_hk_hidden.jpg,full,pp_image] [photopress:hidden_agenda_music_club_band_show_bar_HK.jpg,full,pp_image]
Housed in the former factory district of Ngau Tau Kok, it is indeed hidden!
Getting to Hidden Agenda isn’t actually that difficult. It’s about a five block walk from Ngau Tau Kok MTR station exit B6.
The entrance looks exactly as you would imagine, a warehouse with a small metal gate that’s open after-hours.[photopress:hidden_agenda_hong_kong_address_hk_bar.jpg,full,pp_image]
Vans did a great job decorating the space for the screening. There were posters everywhere.[photopress:vans_sneakers_shoes_store_shop_hong_kong_china.jpg,full,pp_image]
The event was well attended, with faces from the band scene mingling together with artists and other indie cliques.[photopress:hidden_agenda_hong_kong_live_music_hk.jpg,full,pp_image]
Vans No Room For Rockstars is definitely worth a look and it’s currently at the top of the iTunes documentaries chart.
If you miss checking out live indie bands in a gritty no-frills setting, Hidden Agenda is worth the trip. Have a look at their site and see who’s performing next!
2A, Wing Fu Industrial Building
15-17 Tai Yip Street
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Close to the Ngau Tau Kok MTR station
Address in Chinese: