Wetlands was one of the hottest venues for underground music in New York City. This former Chinese food warehouse just south of the Holland Tunnel hosted the latest upand- coming artists in every musical genre. But it was more than just a rock and roll joint – it was also the first ‘activist nightclub’, a place as devoted to environmental and political issues as it was to partying and great music. This entertaining and insightful documentary tracks the history of Wetlands, featuring interviews and concert footage with artists like Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Phish, and Blues Traveler.
“Crammed with colorful interviews, digital animation and live performances, this frisky and forthright film by Dean Budnick chronicles a vision of financing social progress with really great tunes.”
- Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times
“Lively, anecdotal reminiscences, plentiful photographs and archival mementos bear keen witness to the wide spectrum of music that found a forum at Wetlands…grungy splendor.” - Ronny Scheib, Variety