The Revival House is turning the amps to "11" in the new year, with the return of its Docs That Rock series starting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, with the critically acclaimed documentary "Anvil: The Story of Anvil" and live music from local rocker Ron "Stretch" Thompson.
Docs That Rock is dedicated to providing viewers with some of the best underseen documentaries that focus on the music industry and combining them with great local music for a full night of sonic sensation.
At 6 p.m., Ron "Stretch" Thompson of Scrapple fame will return for an evening at the the Revival House for a rocking solo acoustic set guaranteed to get the evening started on the right note.
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is a 2008 rockumentary about the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, which was poised for fame and superstardom after sharing the stage with such legendary acts as Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and The Scorpions in 1984.
While the other acts went on to sell millions of albums and receive worldwide acclaim, Anvil failed to catch a break, and members returned to Canada to their blue-collar jobs. When they receive an email from a European fan with the promise of a multi-city tour, they jump at the chance, only to run into one problem after another.
The rock ‘n’ roll film is filled with interviews with musical celebrities such as Slash (from Guns N' Roses), Tom Araya (from Slayer), Lemmy (from Motorhead), Scott Ian (from Anthrax) and Lars Ulrich (from Metallica).