SEBASTIEN GRAINGER AT THE EL MOCAMBO

Director: Anita Doron, 2009 
Sebastien Grainger never wanted a Grammy, he just wanted to park his band van in front of the El Mo. For a fabled time, and back before Sebastien became famous with Death From Above 1979, the legendary live music used to host a popular UK music dance party on its top floor while rock bands burned up the stage downstairs. The young musician-in-waiting went there every week for the girls and cheap beer - and inadvertently discovered how to make rock music you could dance to. Since achieving international success with DFA and forming his latest band Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains, the singer/guitarist/drummer has witnessed his share of magic nights at the El Mocambo - and caused a few of them himself. In conversation with his bassist and cohort Nick Sewell, Sebastien recounts how he came of age at the legendary bar beneath the neon palms.

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Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. Produced with the participation
of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, with the financial participation of The Canadian Film Centre Administrator of the Telus Innovation Fund, in association with AUX with the participation of Humber
College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, the Toronto History Project and CIMA.

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