I was a massive fan of Jeff Buckley when his album Grace came out. Obssesive. I remember much about the day I bought the album, which is unusual for me. I had picked it up mostly on a feeling, based on just one song I had heard, the title track, on a Rock Video … Read more
Make some time for this documentary of the Clash, produced by longtime friend to the band Don Letts, and featuring interviews with the band.
As people continue to salvage their homes and lives, life in New York continues on. (You may slow New York down, but you will not stop it.) And this Sunday, November 11, the Bobby Bare, Jr., documentary Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost) will be seeing its NYC premiere as a part of the DOC … Read more
The “Freaking Pile o’ Links” edition (this is what happens when I don’t do one of these for a couple of weeks). Robert Bralver and Jeff Broadway talk about their beautiful documentary Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story. Watch the trailer for The Last Shop Standing, a documentary about UK record stores. Watch A … Read more
Much is said about the ’60s folk revival in terms of New York City and San Francisco, but the Boston-area scene, centering in Cambridge, is generally passed over. Enter this documentary, For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival. With current interviews and archival sights and sounds, the documentary traces the … Read more
This 1982 documentary paints a deep and complex portrait of a deep and complex man, Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.
For those keeping tracking, there’s exciting news out of the Bobby Bare Jr. documentary camp. We are VERY excited to announce that the WORLD PREMIERE of DON’T FOLLOW ME (I’m Lost) will be at the NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL in APRIL! Stay tuned for all the details! Can’t wait until April? Check out an EXCLUSIVE … Read more
From John Lee Hooker’s stop-over up to Eminem, here’s a documentary on the incredible, influential, unforgettable contributions of Detroit, Michigan, to modern music. (Respect to Lenny Kaye for mentioning the Demolition Doll Rods.) Motor City’s Burning – Detroit from Motown to The Stooges – 2008 from sjx on Vimeo.
This is a fabulously entertaining mini-documentary about Akron-native Chris Butler who has played with local legends 15 60 75 (The Numbers Band), Tin Huey (which was also the springboard for Mr. Ralph Carney), and was, of course, the creator of and guitarist for the Waitresses.
I had an itch to listen to Gene Vincent last night, then woke up this morning to find that, hey, it’s the anniversary of Vincent’s birth today. The intense rock ‘n’ roller would have been 77 today. This documentary, Rock and Roll Singer, filmed for the BBC, covers the first four days of a 1969 … Read more