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Lo Sound Desert

Lo Sound Desert is a documentary about the Californian Desert music scene, which gave birth to bands like Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age. What started by revolting punk rock kids throwing parties in the middle of the desert - hidden from narrow-minded authorities of suburban America in the early 80s, became a movement over the years. Desert Rock, often misinterpreted as musical genre continued its international underground spread until today.

The documentary provides a unique insight into the history of the Coachella Valley music scene featuring Josh Homme, Mario Lalli, Alfredo Hernandez, Scott Reeder, Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri, Sean Wheeler and many more from bands like Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Yawning Man, Fatso Jetson, Mondo Generator, Dali’s Llama, Hornss, Slo Burn, Unida and Fu Manchu.

  • Joerg Steineck
  • Joerg Steineck
  • Joerg Steineck
  • Josh Homme
    Key Cast
  • Mario Lalli
    Key Cast
  • Alfredo Hernandez
    Key Cast
  • Scott Reeder
    Key Cast
  • Brant Bjork
    Key Cast
  • Nick Oliveri
    Key Cast
  • Sean Wheeler
    Key Cast
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    Music, documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2015
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    United States
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  • Hof International Film Fest
    Hof, Germany
    October 23, 2015
    World Premiere
  • American Documentary Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    April 1, 2016
    International Premiere
Director Biography - Joerg Steineck

Originally a painter and illustrator, Jörg Steineck later discovered video-making and started producing DIY short films, animations and music videos.

Lo Sound Desert isn’t Steineck’s first documentary release. In 2008 he released a film called “Welcome To Tijuana”, a documentary about the South-American refugee crisis. In 2011 he and a friend, Christian Maciejewski, brought out a full-lenght documentary (the “Fuzzomentary”) about the band Truckfighters, which had a huge part on kicking off the bands fame – not so much because of the film itself – even though it’s pretty unique and unambiguously funny, it still remained kind of underground to this day. It was the trailer, in which Josh Homme revealed his true musical influences (“Truckfighters” …), which caused confusion and excitement simultaneously among Truckfighters fans.

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