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

Oct 15, 2019

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America (2019)

From executive producers Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Shawn Gee and Alex Gibney, each episode of this series focuses on a groundbreaking song pivotal to the evolution of American music and culture. From the early hip-hop battles to verses that sparked hope and inspired change, watch artists deconstruct their composition, revisit the impact the song had on them personally, and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation.

Vinylmania: When Life Runs at 33 Revolutions Per Minute (2012)

Filmmaker Paolo Campana explores the history and comeback of vinyl records.

The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (2014)

The musician's journey is chronicled from a Palo Alto youth to global success as a member of one of the world's most influential and popular bands. Includes his relationship with Jerry Garcia, musical performances and archival footage.

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (1976)

Filmed in 1973 over the course of a three-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden, this concert film shows Led Zeppelin at the apogee of their hard-rocking glory. In addition to featuring such indelible hits as "Dazed and Confused," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven," the live footage is interspersed with elaborate fantasy sequences, backstage shenanigans and a glimpse of what the business side of such a large touring operation entails.

Oct 14, 2019

L7: Pretend We're Dead (2016)

The rise and fall of seminal grunge punk band L7, who were pigeonholed as an all-female band, including exclusive home movies, rare performance footage and interviews with Joan Jett, Shirley Manson and more.

Oct 6, 2019

Take That: The Ultimate Tour (2006)

The Ultimate Tour was a reunion tour in 2006 by British pop group, Take That. The tour, featuring four of the original members of the group Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen; ran for a total of 32 shows in Britain and Ireland. Sugababes were the supporting act for that year.

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017)

A portrait of the Avett Brothers, a North Carolina band, as they create their album "True Sadness."

Das Wassup (2017)

Das Wassup follows the band 'Yo Majesty' through its trials and tribulations as they are making it in the music industry and not. The Band consists of three vocalists from Tampa, Florida, the producer team and record label is from the UK. The three lead women of the band had difficult upbringings and they fought hard to establish themselves as open out lesbians. Their compassion, fiery passion and authentic voices charm audiences.

A Band Called Death (2012)

Filmmakers Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett tell the story of the Hackney brothers, and how the discovery of their long-lost demo tape led to their band's newfound popularity.

FTA (1972)

This documentary follows the 1972 tour of theatrical troupe Free Theater Associates as they perform in various locations around the Pacific Islands. Led by a handful of socially conscious performers that includes actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, comedian Paul Mooney and folksinger Len Chandler, the group collectively protests the Vietnam War via humorous skits, sing-alongs, dramatic readings and first-person testimonials from a number of military veterans.

Oct 1, 2019

Parrot Heads (2017)

An in depth look at the world of the Parrot Heads, the term that has been adopted by the loyal fan base of American musician Jimmy Buffett.

Sep 30, 2019

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

This film documents a 1968 performance from rock legends the Rolling Stones, the Who, John Lennon, Eric Clapton and others. Mick Jagger's girlfriend, folkie Marianne Faithfull, also sings. The unconventional concert takes place in a carnival-like setting, and the musicians don outlandish apparel to match the garish backdrop. Jagger acts as the ringmaster and introduces the bands, and a collaborative blues set by Lennon, Clapton and Stones guitarist Keith Richards is also featured.

The Last Waltz (1978)

Seventeen years after joining forces as the backing band for rockabilly cult hero Ronnie Hawkins, Canadian roots rockers The Band call it quits with a lavish farewell show at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Nov. 25, 1976. Filmed by Martin Scorsese, this documentary features standout performances by rock legends such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell and Muddy Waters, as well as interviews tracing the group's history and discussing road life.

Tear the Roof Off-The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic (2016)

Members of Parliament-Funkadelic open up about money, their exploits, and the creativity behind the unique genre of music called funk.

Riot on the Dance Floor (2014)

Telling the gritty story of New Jersey's most infamous punk clubs. City Gardens was a venue for underground music and during its time it hosted many iconic acts.

Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued (2014)

A documentary that goes behind the scenes with some of today's most talented songwriters as they make new music based on long-lost, newly discovered lyrics from Bob Dylan's legendary Basement Tapes sessions. T-Bone Burnett brings Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford together in a dramatic two-week studio session at Capitol Studios. Features an exclusive interview with Bob Dylan.

Heaven Adores You (2014)

A look into the life of American singer and songwriter Steven Paul Elliott Smith. Smith rose to fame after composing the score for Good Will Hunting in the late 1990s, but his career was cut short after his untimely death a few short years later.

Beatles Stories (2011)

Fans and friends of the Beatles discuss their experiences of `The Fab Four', from eating beans on toast with Ringo Starr to playing Scrabble with George Harrison.

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

Filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton.

Sep 29, 2019

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010)

After the success of 1975's "Born to Run," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are poised to become rock 'n' roll's newest stars. Instead of churning out another album, they take almost three years to record their darker, more mature fourth album, "Darkness on the Edge of Town." Intent on expanding his worldview beyond New York and New Jersey, Springsteen explores broader themes of love and loss while battling to regain control of his tightly managed career.