Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Sep 20, 2019

X: The Unheard Music (1986)

This comprehensive documentary offers a detailed look at the pioneering Los Angeles punk group X. Led by singer/bassist John Doe and vocalist Exene Cervenka, the band added tinges of country and rockabilly to its revved-up sound, and gained a devoted following, particularly in its hometown. The film features interviews with all four members of the ensemble as well as live performance clips, including fan-favorite songs such as "White Girl" and "Johny Hit and Run Paulene."

The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

In 1964, the biggest names in rock 'n' roll, pop and soul gather at the at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for a concert. A packed house of teenagers goes wild for Chuck Berry, who opens the show with one of his best-known songs, "Maybelline." From there, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye and many others perform their hits from the era. This concert is especially notable for including the first televised performance by James Brown.

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers such as Q-Tip, Common and Kanye West to pay tribute to the musical art form. A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

Sep 17, 2019

Unfinished Plan: El camino de Alain Johannes (2016)

Alain Johannes is a musician born in Chile and part of one of the most influential generations in rock music. This poignant story, narrated by Chris Cornell and Josh Homme amongst others, was tragically overshadowed by the death of Natasha Shneider, his wife and musical partner in the band Eleven. The existential void left by her loss pushed him into a musical journey that takes him back to his country of origin after 45 years.

Sep 15, 2019

Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall (2011)

Selling over 200 million records worldwide, Pink Floyd has produced some of the most celebrated music in Rock history. Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason were at the frontier of the progressive rock movement; wielding a unique and revolutionary sound that pushed the boundaries of musical expression, mixing the newest techniques and technology with classic guitar riffs, powerful solos and haunting vocals. Pink Floyd s music was inimitable, psychedelic and utterly astounding. Throughout a career spanning nearly four decades, Pink Floyd have produced innumerable masterpieces, enjoyed tremendous success, suffered great tragedy and endured a bitter and public division which became legendary in its self. This is a tale of the rise of one of the greatest rock bands in the world. The programme includes very personal contemporary interviews with the band which is dispersed between rare footage clips of them on stage and on video. This is the definitive story of Pink Floyd, from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to The Division Bell and all stops in between.

Anne Clark: I'll Walk Out Into Tomorrow (2018)

Anne Clark, an icon of music history and a terrific pioneer of spoken word art, has been on stage for more than 30 years. It transforms language into unique music. Since the early 1980s, New Wave classics such as OUR DARKNESS and SLEEPER IN METROPOLIS have provided a thrill of excitement that has inspired generations of musicians. Her analog synthesizer sounds made the gloomy poet a pioneer of techno. After drastic confrontations with her record company, she disappeared from the musical scene and re-invented herself in the quiet solitude of Norway.

Sep 14, 2019

The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

Johnny Depp narrates the story of one of America's most influential rock bands, the Doors, and the group's charismatic frontman, Jim Morrison.

Sep 13, 2019

Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden (2011)

The Monster Ball Tour was the second worldwide concert tour by American singer Lady Gaga. Staged in support of her extended play The Fame Monster and comprising a set list of songs from that and her debut album The Fame, the tour visited arenas and stadiums from 2009 through 2011.

Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty (2014)

The definitive, feature-length documentary, featuring previously never-before-seen photos and bonus footage, and Johnny Winter's final studio performance: `Death Letter.'

Sep 12, 2019

Echo in the Canyon (2018)

A look at how musical groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists' creations reverberated across the world.

Festival (1967)

Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, who's acoustic and electric. Son House and Mike Bloomfield talk about the blues; John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee show its range. The Osborne Brothers perform bluegrass. Donovan, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Mimi and Dick Farina, and others less well known also perform. Several talk musical philosophy, and there's a running commentary about the nature and appeal of folk music. The crowd looks clean cut.

Sep 11, 2019

Beautiful Noise (2014)

Filmmaker Eric Green explores the music of the leading guitar bands in the late 1980s and early '90s.

Sep 10, 2019

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018)

This is the history of the Blue Notes Records which is the pioneering label that showcased some of the finest jazz artists in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Black Wax (1983)

BLACK WAX is a musical-political entertainment film produced and directed by Robert Mugge. It centers on the late African American poet-singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron - the man Melody Maker called "the most dangerous musician alive" and many dubbed the forefather of rap music - and his Midnight Band. The entertainment is political. HD from the original 16mm film and lovingly restored.

Sep 8, 2019

Trances (1981)

Documentary film about a Moroccan soul music band called Trances.

Creed: Live (2009)

Creed Live is the first concert film by the American rock band Creed, recorded on September 25, 2009, in Houston and released on December 8, 2009. The performance broke the world record for the most cameras used at a live music event and was available for viewing for free on Rockpit and MyContent. Creed performs a live concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas.

Amazing Grace (2018)

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Sep 7, 2019

Uncle Art (2018)

Uncle Art tells the story of the man behind some of the most memorable gaming music of the 80's and 90's - Starglider, Carrier Command, Beneath a Steel Sky, After Burner and more. Dave Lowe broke technological boundaries of the period and inspired legions of gamers worldwide with his music.

Sep 6, 2019

Porch (2006)

Film by Bill Morrison. Music by Julia Wolfe. Libretto by Deborah Artman.

Sep 5, 2019

Hype! (1996)

This rock documentary by director Doug Pray focuses on the explosion of grunge music that took place in the Pacific Northwest during the early 1990s. While the film features the most popular bands of the movement -- namely Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden -- it also presents lesser-known acts such as the Melvins, Mudhoney and Seaweed. Incorporating concert clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, the movie paints a dynamic picture of this highly influential scene.