HFS Documentary "Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM"

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Kickstarter Kick-off with Live Stream Concert at Villain and Saint, September 19th at 9PM

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People are nostalgic about WHFS and how much it meant to them. I’ve been overwhelmed at the positive response to the film from fans. Their passion and love for what the station, the music, the deejays and that time meant to them is immeasurable.

Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM, a feature length documentary currently in production, launches a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the film by Executive Producer and Director Jay Schlossberg, owner of Media Central Films in North Potomac, Maryland. The live stream concert event hosted by former WHFS deejays Cerphe Colwell and Weasel, features DC-based band The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours followed by the feature musical acts Marti Jones and Don Dixon, Jon Carroll, Dave Chappell and T. Michael Coleman. The event takes place Saturday, September 19th, 9:00 PM, EST, at Villain and Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland. All door proceeds will be given to the Kickstarter campaign. General admission ticket cost $30. VIP ticket cost $75 and includes a meet and greet from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with the musicians, WHFS DJs and the filmmaking team.

Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM will focus on the radio station’s golden years from 1968 to 1983 when WHFS was a bright shining light of music, politics, social change and community. It covers an historically transformative era in time, depicted through the WHFS radio waves, where "free form progressive" music was played. In between songs the deejays interviewed musicians and might sound off about the times (usually through a set of songs) uniting a "tribe" of fans through the music of the day. The film will feature 'HFS staffers and deejays including Cerphe, Weasel, Damian, Thom, Adele, Josh, Fred and other legendary radio personalities who stood out in an era of radio sameness. Also featured in the film are musicians including Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Nils Lofgren (from Grin and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band), Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Barrere & Bill Payne (Little Feat), Terry Adams (NRBQ) and many others as well as TV producer David Simon (The Wire), Michael Lang (Woodstock) and even a few politicians who explain what WHFS meant to them personally and to their careers.

Executive producer Jay Schlossberg explains, “People are nostalgic about WHFS and how much it meant to them. I’ve been overwhelmed at the positive response to the film from fans. Their passion and love for what the station, the music, the deejays and that time meant to them is immeasurable. What we hope to accomplish is to highlight what HFS gave to the community in the DC area during the civil and women's rights and anti-war movements. We will show how HFS affected people’s lives, and how many of us still carry those positive messages, and that spirit, forward in our lives today."

The pre-concert VIP meet and greet with HFS DJs, musicians and the filmmaking team will take place at Villain and Saint from 7-8pm. Confirmed attendees include WHFS DJs Cerphe Colwell, Weasel, Thom Grooms, Josh Brooks, Fred Sirkey, John Hall and more. The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band), Dave Chappell and T. Michael Coleman will also be in attendance.

Villain and Saint the Haight-Ashbury-inspired rock 'n' roll music hall in downtown Bethesda, is famed DC chef Robert Wiedmaier’s RW Restaurant Group’s latest restaurant and first live music venue. V & S chef Tom Meyer, who made a name for himself at Palladin's Peche restaurant in Dupont Circle, serves up an eclectic bohemian menu. The bar offers a standout selection of premium whiskies and bourbons, American beers, and a slew of signature cocktails.

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