Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Little House

If it were the early to mid nineties on a Friday night like this you would have probably found me at the Purcellville (Virginia) Community Center at Kick Out the Jams or maybe at Wavelengths in Leesburg watching local bands or maybe even playing. Growing up outside of DC I was fortunate to be exposed to the music and culture that was the punk, indie scene of the time. Whether it was a modest basement show or a show at the old 9:30 Club these places and events had an influence on me. I think many of us have had these special places combined with a time, people, music...all these elements that not only transform us personally but can have an even bigger impact and influence.

For my friend Corrie Beth Hogg, growing up in small town Ocean Springs, Mississippi, this place was The Little House - a small music venue on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Bands such as AFI, Rainer Maria, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Mr. Quintron and Miss Pussycat and many others played there, leaving their mark on the teenagers and young adults that frequented there and in turn TLH left it's mark on the bands as well. The Little House unfortunately was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and the area gone the way of the strip mall but Corrie is trying to raise funds to make a documentary about The Little House so it's legacy can live on. Please watch the video below and read more about the project here: The Little House - A Documentary. I hope you will give to this worthy project! Thanks!

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