What Awaits Us: A Beyond Story
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Q&A with band members Kevin Egan & Alan Cage, moderated by Tony Rettman
Director: Kevin Egan Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021
Before there was ever a 108, Inside Out or Quicksand, there was Beyond. And in 1988, Tom Capone and Kevin Egan took their seven song demo recorded in their hometown of Holbrook, NY and brought it to Some Records on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. From there, everything took off.
What Awaits Us: A Beyond Story is a documentary that not only chronicles the history of the New York Hardcore band Beyond, including their origin, their adventures and their demise after recording what is now considered an iconic record, but also depicts Egan’s journey from New York to California as he tries to figure out where Beyond fits into his life today.
The film includes interviews with members of the band, along with interviews with members of Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Judge, Burn, Bold and more.
Screening before the doc:
CBGB’s Video: from the “For Pete’s Sake Benefit” OCT 23, 1988. Members: Egan, Capone, Alan Cage, Ed Ciappa (bass)
BEYOND: Beyond, though short lived in the NYHC scene (1987-1989), made an impact with their personal brand of Long Island metal-tinged hardcore. Members of Beyond went on to play in Inside Out, Quicksand, 108, 1.6 Band, Shelter, Burn, Bold, Handsome, The Last Crime and Seaweed.
COMING SOON: DVD release with bonus footage, along with a tribute zine to SHRED, Vic DiCara’s BMX/SKATE/PUNK zine and a Flexi disc of early versions of Beyond songs performed on WFMU (1988).