Local band’s tribute to Beastie Boys’ MCA

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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.

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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.

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Vans did a great job decorating the space for the screening. There were posters everywhere.

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The event was well attended, with faces from the band scene mingling together with artists and other indie cliques.

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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!

Hidden Agenda
2A, Wing Fu Industrial Building
15-17 Tai Yip Street
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Close to the Ngau Tau Kok MTR station

Address in Chinese:
香港牛頭角大業街15-17號永富工業大廈2樓A室

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