Longtime sultans of Southern heavy, Drivin' N' Cryin', are the subjects of a new documentary that shares its name with their debut album. Scarred but Smarter will screen tonight at The Belcourt, and the band will also perform. Contributor Sean L. Maloney did the pick thing for us. Check it out:
Strap your safety helmets on and prepare to get your asses rocked! The boys from Drivin’ N Cryin’ are back in town, and they’ve got a documentary in tow. Scarred but Smarter is the first film to document the seminal Atlanta rockers’ rise, fall and re-emergence, and while we may have some issues with it — never let a director narrate unless it’s Werner Herzog — it’s packed full of vintage footage and classic performances. Basically, we walked out of the theater thinking to ourselves, “Damn, we really want to see DNC rip it up!” And tonight we won’t even have to get out of our seats — the band brings their big, burly riff-bonanza to the Belcourt stage after the screening. DNC consistently steals the spot reserved in our memory banks for our favorite show of all time — usually from themselves, natch — so this is an event that should not be missed. —SEAN L. MALONEY
The whole shebang will run you $20, with doors at 6:30 and the show at 7:30. As of press time, tickets are still available here.