- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
All posts tagged "Los Angeles"
“Ways to be Wicked”: Petite dynamo Maria McKee and her rockin’ L.A. band Lone Justice
In Night Flight’s “Take Off to New American Music” — which originally aired on May 7, 1986 — we took a close look a few of the local bands in regional rock scenes across the country who...
- Posted April 20, 2017
The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo’s odyssey from absurdist theatre troupe to new wave octet
Night Flight’s “Take Off to L.A. Rock” — which originally aired on May 9, 1987 — featured a closer look at some of the bands which had already made their mark in Los Angeles during the 1980s,...
- Posted April 11, 2017
“Metal In Your Face”: Trashy Victorian glam rockers Britny Fox rocked their hearts out in “Girlschool”
Night Flight’s “Metal In Your Face” segment from November 12, 1988 — now streaming over on our Night Flight Plus channel — featured music videos from a host of late ’80s-era hair metal bands, including “Girlschool” by...
- Posted March 24, 2017
The epic saga of Tito Larriva, the Plugz and the “St. Paddy’s Day Massacre” at the Elks Lodge, 1979
Every St. Patrick’s Day we’re reminded once again of the “St. Paddy’s Day Massacre,” an infamous night of LAPD police brutality which took place nearly forty years ago, in 1979, at the Elks Lodge Hall, located near...
- Posted March 16, 2017
“Lunch Wagon”: This 1981 sexploitation romp featured Playboy Playmates and Missing Persons
From time to time, we here at Night Flight HQ like to remind ourselves just how different the 1980s were, like that time when L.A. mayor Tom Bradley proclaimed September 11, 1981, as “Lunch Wagon Day” as...
- Posted February 22, 2017
“All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
All Dolled Up: A New York Dolls Story features amazing, rare live clips and revealing interviews that were filmed by acclaimed New York-based photographer Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck in the heady days of the band’s ascension...
- Posted February 10, 2017
“The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes”: A new doc looks at L.A.’s metal club scene circa 1982-’86
Filmmaker Bob Nalbandian’s 2016 documentary Inside Metal: The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes — the second in the planned trilogy about the L.A. metal club scene, covering the period from 1982-1986 — picks up where the first in...
- Posted October 28, 2016
American Music from L.A. band the Blasters and much more in Night Flight’s “Take Off to Rockabilly”
“Rockabilly is a strange brew,” Pat Prescott says in her intro to our “Take Off to Rockabilly,” “… part Rhythm & Blues, Country & Western, Gospel, even Pop. It’s a style that takes us back…to the 1950s.”...
- Posted October 8, 2016