New Teaser for CREEM Magazine Doc + SXSW World Premiere + Detroit

Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine Movie
World Premiere March 10 at SXSW

Watch the New Teaser via Rolling Stone or Here

Cast includes Kirk Hammett, Chad Smith (RHCP), Alice Cooper, Cameron Crowe, Michael Stipe, Gene Simmons and more

"CREEM Magazine is as important to whatever aesthetic punk had as anything." Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

"I think for the writers of CREEM, they were artists. They were expressing themselves in very exotic ways." -Michael Stipe (REM)

"The first time I ever heard the term "punk rock" was in the pages of CREEM Magazine." Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Off!)

"I lived and breathed by what was printed in CREEM Magazine." Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

The world premiere screening of Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine, has been announced today via Rolling Stone. Directed by Scott Crawford (Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington D.C), the film is a gritty, no holds barred look at Detroit’s legendary CREEM Magazine and the unruly band of misfits that made it possible. Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine will first screen on March 10 at SXSW in Austin, TX. See below for all announced screening dates. Watch and share the teaser for the film here.

Cass Corridor Offices Barry Kramer (Publisher) Dave Marsh (Editor) Lester Bangs (Editor) Photo by Charlie Auringer

For two decades, CREEM Magazine broke industry barriers, rattled the cages of artists and bands alike and informed readers about rock ‘n roll music in a way that hasn’t been replicated since. Barry Kramer first published CREEM in 1969, and his son JJ Kramerproduced the documentary alongside Jaan Uhelszki and New Rose Films in 2019. The film is directed by Scott Crawford (who also directed the critically-acclaimed documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington D.C.) and explores the magazine’s humble beginnings in Detroit’s Cass Corridor in the late 1960’s to becoming a national powerhouse publication. Later it takes viewers through the tragic and untimely death of its publisher Barry Kramer and its most famous alum Lester Bangs. CREEM’s newsroom could be as wild and unruly as the music it covered and the oftentimes controversial interviews it featured with artists like Iggy Pop, MC5, Lou Reid, J. Geils, Patti Smith, The Clash, Ramones, Alice Cooper, KISS, Cheap Trick, Blondie and many more.

SXSW Screenings:
March 10, 2019 - 8:00pm @ Alamo Lamar
March 14, 2019 - 11:30am @ Alamo Ritz
March 15, 2019 - 2:00pm @ Alamo Lamar

Freep Film Festival Opening Night
April 10th, 2019 - 7:00pm  @ The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
May 29, 2018 – 7:00pm @ Foster Theatre, Cleveland, OH

Levitation SXSW Presented by CREEM Magazine
March 14, 2019 @ Hotel Vegas, Austin, TX


Founded in 1969, CREEM Magazine rose from the ashes of the Detroit riots and ushered in a new era of raucous participatory rock journalism. For nearly 20 years, the magazine served as the infamous, irreverent, wild-child alternative to publications like Rolling Stone, and the go-to source for authentic, fan-focused music journalism from legendary writers like Lester BangsDave Marsh, and Patti Smith, that made CREEM ‘America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine.’

From the coining of phrases like ‘punk rock,’ to the early championing of bands like The Clash, Blondie, Elvis Costello, and Alice Cooper, the legacy of CREEM is one that runs deep with music fans and musicians alike. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, CREEMand its iconic R. Crumb-drawn Boy Howdy! logo continue to serve as a renegade, uncompromising emblem of the rock ‘n’ roll spirit.