New documentary on The Slits, one of punk’s most important all-female bands

Lore has it that the Slits were formed at a Clash gig. No one involved knew the first thing about being in a band, but such was the spirit of 1976 in the UK. As one of the first–perhaps even THE first–all female-punk band, they were an inspiration to countless women.

There’s now a documentary on the band entitled Here to be Heard. Check out the trailer. The only Canadian theatrical screening (ahead, presumably, of life on Netflix) will be at the Royal Theatre in Toronto on May 14.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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