On Thursday November 9th 2017, we lost one of the shining lights of rock’n’roll. Mr Fred Cole. Fred started out in bands in the early ‘60s, finishing up with Pierced Arrows in the 2010s. Him and his wife are best known for the legendary band Dead Moon. A renegade who exemplified everything about the DIY spirit. Fred built his house from scratch, made his own guitars and pressed his own goddamn records. I haven’t been this affected by the death of someone outside my own family since John Peel died. I drove home after finding out about it with the missus, and we both cried all the way home. If you aren’t familiar: welcome to your new favorite band.
A Film by Kate Fix and Jason Summers hosted by Big Red
Undisputedly written into the annals of rock history and dedicated to the most sincere methods of the DIY ethos, Northwest musicians Dead Moon (Andrew Loomis and Fred & Toody Cole) have intentionally cut out the bullshit, and left the major labels and "commercial success" behind. Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story follows the band on the road and at home, chronicling lifestyle rock and rollers who happen to also be small business owners and grandparents.
2227 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story is Fred, Toody & Andrew's Dead Moon experience, a culmination of their 40-year life in music and love.
all ages / FREE entry / donations accepted
doors at 8PM, movie at 8:30PM
Nightlight Bar & Club
405 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Co-Director Kate Fix will be in attendance
Tickets are first come, first served on the night of the show.
UNKNOWN PASSAGE chronicles the lives of Fred and Toody Cole, heroes of Northwest rock scene since the mid 1960's, and Andrew Loomis, who's done everything Keith Richards has done, but with way less money. The movie goes back as far as Fred's first musical foray at the age of 15 as "Deep Soul Cole, "the white Stevie Wonder" and moves forward through the 60's psych scene, the 70's / early 80's punk scene, the late 80's country scene and ends with the glorious 16 year long career of Dead Moon. Furiously DIY, these folks built their own Ghost town in Clackamas, made their own records on the legendary lathe that cut "Louie Louie", homesteaded deep in the wilds of Canada with just an ax in hand, ran a Portland music store, and raised kids and wrote songs and played gigs all throughout. With Andrew, they formed Dead Moon - the greatest rock band of all time (according to Mississippi Records....millions of Germans and Dutch folks agree)
Because Fred Cole passed away last week, the Hollywood Theatre, Mississippi Records, Kate Fix and Jason Summers are offering this free show to the public for a little mass catharsis. Fred is one of the greatest heroes ever to come out of Portland. Come on by and celebrate the life of a true legend.