(1977). Witness KISS in their true
heyday in this live concert footage from The Summit Theater in Houston, Texas – September 2, 1977. Starring : KISS. (60mins)
(2005). Drawing on extensive
rare footage, this is the ultimate critical review of the music of The Clash on stage, on record and on film. Veteren film maker Don Letts heads a team of veteren reviewers and leading critics in this powerful examination of the music that changed a generation. Included is footage from The Punk Rock Movie, the 1983 US Festival – Mick Jones’ last gig with The Clash and much more. Dir. Don Letts. (67 mins).
(2003). These 19 songs show The Clash at their absolute peak, however, this is also the last show that Joe Strummer and Mick Jones played together as The Clash. (No Director credit) (102 mins).
(2000). The most complete
documentary to date examining Punk’s most influential band. Featuring old club footage through giant stadium shows cut with terrific interviews with the only band that mattered. Dir. Don Letts. (80mins).
(2002). This live performance
documentary includes two Johnny Cash appearances on ‘Town Hall Party.’ Johnny rips through 11 songs from his 1958 performance, including “You’re the Nearest thing to Heaven,” “I Walk the Line,” and “I was There When it Happened.” In his 1959 performances, Johnny rocks through another set of tunes, including “I got Stripes,” “The Ways of a Woman In Love,” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” Producer: William Wagnon Jr. (90 min)
film follows the beginnings of the Ramones in a shitty New York bar through their 22 years of incessantly touring – with a great personal look at each Ramone and the musicians who were around. Dir. Jim Fields & Michael Gramaglia.
Vintage Strong Beer Fest 2014. On Saturday, February 15th from Noon to 5pm, Delilah’s hosts its Sixteenth annual
vintage beer festival. More than one hundred beers, primarily strong ales, barrel aged beers and live beers, from over 50 breweries will be tasted – side by side – many in multiple vintages.
Regionally, Three Floyds, Goose Island, Capitol, Two Brothers, Half Acre, Founder’s, Bell’s & Lakefront Brewing will be represented, and many of these brewers will be in attendance.
Strong ales have been traditionally brewed during and for the winter and early spring months and are quite suitable for aging – often being brewed a year before release. Many of the ales for this tasting will be sampled in vintage with a few vintage verticals and there will be an emphasis on barrel aged beers. We’ll also be featuring J.W. Lees Harvest Ale from the 1993 vintage, there will be a King & Barnes Festive Ale from 1998 plus ten vintages of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barley Wine.
A very unique experience to sample all these strong beers together – along with vintage dated brews including: Anchor Old Foghorn, Avery Hog Heaven, Thomas Hardy’s Ale, Harvey’s Elizabethan Ale, Scotland’s Skull Splitter, Portland Brewing Adam Barley Wine, Dog Fish Head Immort Ale, Lucifer Ale, Trois Pistoles & La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue, Malheur Millennium, Capitol Blonde Dopplebock – multiple vintages, Two Brothers Bear Tree Weiss Wine, Maredsous Triple, EKU 28, and the French Belzebuth, Rogue Ales Old Crusty and Young’s Old Nick. Admission is $20 for a sampling of the offerings. Information concerning each product will be available. This tasting is a must. Feel free to call or email for more info.
(1975) (93Ms) Directed by Matt Cimber. Starring: Lola Falana, Millie Perkins, Gene Washington, ‘Mean Joe’ Greene.
Lola Falana is Lady Cocoa, a Las Vegas nightclub singer – as well as a mobster’s girlfriend who knows too much. The Feds want her to testify, but she refuses. Talk of a short stint in the ‘Big House’ for refusing to talk to the authorities quickly changes her tune. It will be up to Doug and Ramsey (Washington & Alex Deier) – two Vegas police detectives – to protect her until her day in the court.
(1991) When it comes to funk,
James Brown wrote the book. He’s The Godfather of Soul, he’s the hardest working man in show business. This film was shot in January 1979 in Monterey, California and includes 10 of his hottest cuts. (60 min)
(1973). This screening includes all
fifteen songs from the 1973 Alice Cooper Television Special – “Good To See You Again” – as well as, five songs live, also from 1973. (110 min)
Elvis is Lucky Jackson, who heads to
Vegas to win the city’s first Grand Prix. Lucky wins some cash to get a new engine, and in true Vegas style, loses it right back. Can he win the race and the girl? One of The King’s finest Hollywood moments. Starring Elvis & Ann-Margret. Dir. George Sidney. (85 mins)
Winner of the 1972 Golden Globe for
Best Documentary. Elvis On Tour showcases The King in top form with all the magic that has become his legend. Dir. Pierre Adidge & Robert Abel. (93 mins)
(1994) This is Elvis at the
pinnacle of his comeback superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert perfomances of his career. Part of our Elvis Birthday Month Celebration!!! Dir. Steve Binder. (76 mins)
(1987) Classic Rock & Roll story of
the King in his breakout year, with super rare footage, as he goes – in one year, from country boy to international phenomenon.
It’s A Rock & Roll New Year’s Eve Party !!! New Years Eve Punk Rock DJ Camille !!! $20. Advance Tickets Available. Includes tix for drinks and bubbles. 8pm-2am.
(1970). This film documents
Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas – his return to the stage after 14 years of making movies, with the bulk of the footage from the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August of 1970. Dir. Dennis Sanders. 108 mins.
(1979). For his forth
Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash moves back to Nashville and assembles some friends for some music and fun. Johnny Cash storytelling with his father and brother at their birthplace in Arkansas and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Anne Murray, Tom T. Hall and some sketch comedy by Andy Kaufman. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
(1963) (74Ms) Directed by David Bradley. Starring: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland, Bill
Freed A.K.A. ‘They Saved Hitler’s Brain’ – A group of fanatics kidnaps famous American neurobiologist John Coleman and take him to the Caribbean island of Mandoras. Their goal, to get the scientist to reveal the secret of his newly developed, and deadly, nerve gas known as G-Gas. It is up to C.I.D. agent Phil Day to rescue Coleman and stop these deadly fanatics from realizing their goal – the resurrection of the Third Reich and Hitler himself!
(1978). For his third
Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash assembles some friends in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Johnny Cash storytelling at its best and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and some comedy
thrown in by Steve Martin. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
(1976). For his first
ever Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash assembles some friends at his house near Nashville and at the family farm in Bon Aqua Tennessee. Great Johnny Cash intros and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash & The Carter
Family, Roy Clark, Tony Orlando, Merle Travis, Barbera Mandrell and Billy Graham. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
concert film captures a fantastic show on August 7, 2004, recorded in Spain. The 11 song list touches on all phases of his lengthy career. (70 min.) (No Director credit)
(1990). Filmed on location, December 6, 1989 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, this collaboration of Reed and Cale stirs up their past work from The Velvet Underground as they pay tribute to their old friend Andy Warhol. (55 min.) Dir. Ed Lachman
(1983). This is an intimate visual
record of Lou reed’s legendary, sold-out engagement at The Bottom Line in New York City. Dir. Clark Santee. (60 min.)
(2005) Notorious for their ferocious live performances spanning over two decades, the Dwarves have rocked and offended audiences the world over. This sinful 19-song performance DVD was filmed at the legendary Continental Club in NYC on October 18, 2004 and includes several extra music videos like “Over You”, “We Must Have Blood”, “Bleed On”, “Pimp”, and “Way Out” as well as alternate camera angles of the show. In this age of prepackaged punk and ready-made rebellion, the Dwarves remain fiercely independent and unrepentant to the end… (75 Mins)
((1977) That this DVD could have resurfaced all these years later and in reasonably good enough condition so as to be restored in all its beer-soaked, brazen glory is miraculous. We can thank Rod Swenson, the original director back then, and amongst those nostalgic contributors to this package placing a new perspective overall. Not only will Live at CBGB’s 1977 appeal to longtime Punk fans, this will unearth a whole new generation of followers that want to know “what the real deal was about.” Features 10 live songs and a post show interview. Dir. Ron Swenson. (45 Mins)
(1978). KISS battles a demented genius inventor at California’s Magic Mountain amusement park who is turning the visitors into robots – and KISS is next. Featuring some of KISS’s best tunes performed with stunning visual effects. Dir. Gordon Hessler. (96 Mins)
(1984) In June 1978, the Cramps, a pioneering New York-based rock band who blend the primitive twangy stomp of rockabilly with the attitude and willful perversity of punk, were touring the West Coast and discovered they’d been lined up with perhaps the most unusual gig of their career. The Cramps were booked to play a show at the Napa State Mental Hospital, a facility for the emotionally challenged, and found themselves facing an audience that was half smuggled-in punk fans and half in-patients whose reaction to the performance was often vocal and demonstrative. A cameraman from the punk-oriented video collective Target Video was on hand with a primitive black-and-white camera and the results became the infamous The Cramps: Live at the Napa State Mental Hospital. As the band faced a truly unusual audience, it roared through a handful of songs, including “Human Fly,” &”Love Me,” “Domino,” “The Way I Walk,” “What’s Behind the Mask,”and “T.V. Set.” Dir. Joe Rees. (60 Mins)
Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Beer Festival
On Thursday, September 26th, Delilah’s will be hosting a comprehensive tasting of Oktoberfest & Pumpkin beers. We will be tasting every possible version of these beers available in this market – plus a five year vertical of Ayinger Oktoberfest and a 3 year vertical of Southern Tier Pumpking! Some of the beers being tasted include, but are not limited to: Ayinger Oktoberfest, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pshorr Oktoberfest, Becks Oktoberfest, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Summit Oktoberfest + Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale, Southern Tier Pumpking, New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Dogfishead Pumpkin Ale, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager & O’Fallen Pumpkin Ale. This is guaranteed to be ideal for both the new enthusiast as well as the long term aficionado – and talk about becoming an educated shopper. Again, this tasting will take place on Thursday, September 26th from 5pm – 9pm, at Delilah’s, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771. There is no cost to attend and the various beers will be available to purchase by the whole bottle/pint, or as a comprehensive sampling – information about the beers will be available. After 9pm, we will be releasing our Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer List which will feature most of these beers for as long as they are seasonally available. Feel free to call with any questions.
(2003) This film follows the beginnings of the Ramones in a shitty New York bar through their 22 years of incessantly touring – with a great personal look at each Ramone and the musicians who were around. Dir. Jim Fields & Michael Gramaglia. (110 mins)
(1981). See Iggy Pop electrify in this classic performance of thirteen cuts captured over thirty years ago, a great comparison to last summer’s Stooges reunion show. (52 mins)
(1993) January 20th, 1993. Fear rips through 18 of their most blistering cuts on a cold evening in New York City. (56mins)
(1970) (101Ms) Dir. Joseph Sargent. Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert.
Before Skynet and the Matrix there was… Colossus! Colossus is a super computer built by Charles Forbin and designed to independently run the U.S. defense system. Soon after coming on-line, Colossus decides that the world would be better off if it ran things. Linking up with a Russian super computer, Colossus sets in motion events that spell the end of mankind’s freedom. Soon Forbin and his Soviet counterparts are in a race against time to disconnect Colossus, but it may already be too late…
(1987) Classic Rock & Roll story of the King in his breakout year, with super rare footage, as he goes – in one year, from country boy to international phenomenon. Dir. Alan & Susan Raymond. 61 mins.
(1972). Winner of the 1972 Golden Globe for Best Documentary. Elvis On Tour showcases The King in top form with all the magic that has become his legend. Dir. Pierre Adidge & Robert Abel. 93 mins.
(1954) (72Ms) Directed by W. Lee Wilder. Starring: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada.
A group of intrepid explorers head to the Himalayas to find new types of flora. Searching the frozen mountain range, a member the party is abducted by a Yeti. Soon the group tracks great beast to its cavern lair where they capture the Yeti, bringing it back to America. The Yeti breaks free, going on a deadly rampage. Can the Yeti be recaptured, or must it be destroyed?!?
(1970). This film documents Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas – his return to the stage after 14 years of making movies, with the bulk of the footage from the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August of 1970. Dir. Dennis Sanders. 108 mins.
(1984). On the road with a young Social Distortion along with Youth Brigade and a visit with Minor Threat – one of the best punk documentaries ever. Dir. Adam Small & Peter Stuart. (78 mins)