DINOSAUR JR. Eternalized In Documentary ‘FREAKSCENE’

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2 June 2022

An homage documentary to grungy slacker rockers DINOSAUR JR. featuring original
members J Mascis (guitar, vocals, primary songwriter), Lou Barlow (bass, vocals), and Murph (drums) goes on screen in the USA.

J Macsic in the docu: “I don’t know where people get this idea that it’s supposed to be fun or something to play music,” J Mascis says in his signature hyper-relaxed drawl, near the beginning of the new documentary Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. “That seems to hinder a lot of people: ‘Well it’s not fun, why should I do it?’ That never occurred to us that it’s supposed to be fun. It’s just, music was really important and we wanted to do it.”

Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. already played in European cinemas,
but will be screened for the first time in American theatres. All dates below.

The trailer

Screen dates USA

Watch Trailer For Upcoming DAVID BOWIE Documentary ‘MOONAGE DAYDREAM’

27 May 2022

MOONAGE DAYDREAM is a new documentary that illuminates the life and genius of DAVID BOWIE. It shows how he worked across several disciplines, not just music and film but also dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting, and live theatre. The film reveals the celebrated icon through his own voice and features 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.

The docu is written, directed, edited, and produced by Brett Morgen. Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti also worked on the film.

Director Morgan recently revealed that he suffered a heart attack while working on
the documentary: “Just as I started working on this film, I suffered a massive heart attack.
I flatlined for three minutes and was in a coma. My life was out of control, and I was entirely work obsessed. I put all my ego into my work and I’m the father of three kids. When you have
an experience like that, you think, what’s been the message of my life? Work hard and die in your 40s?”

The documentary’s title references David Bowie’s eponymous song Moonage Daydream his masterly 1972 LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which introduced the world to his iconic, gender-bending, and groundbreaking stage persona, Ziggy Stardust.

The film will premiere in Cannes in July.
Theatre screenings will follow and in
2023 HBO will broadcast it.

Here’s the brand new trailer

DAVID BOWIE: Website

New DAVID BOWIE Documentary ‘MOONAGE DAYDREAM’ Premieres In Cannes In July

20 April 2022

MOONAGE DAYDREAM is a new documentary that illuminates the life and genius of DAVID BOWIE. It shows how he worked across several disciplines, not just music and film but also dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting, and live theatre. The film reveals the celebrated icon through his own voice and features 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.

The docu is written, directed, edited, and produced by Brett Morgen. Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti also worked on the film.

The documentary’s title references David Bowie’s eponymous song Moonage Daydream his masterly 1972 LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which introduced the world to his iconic, gender-bending, and groundbreaking stage persona, Ziggy Stardust.

The film will premiere in Cannes in July.
Theatre screenings will follow and in
2023 HBO will broadcast it.

Here’s an iconic live version
of ‘Moonage Daydream’…

DAVID BOWIE: Website

Bristol IDLES On Screen – Documentary ‘DON’T GO GENTLE’ Traces Origin Of The Band

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8 February 2022

Last year an IDLES documentary hit screens all over Europe.

DON’T GO GENTLE: A FILM ABOUT IDLES is a docu about finding strength in
vulnerability. It journeys through IDLES determination, friendship, and adversity
as they fight for a place in a divided socio-political environment, unexpectedly
inspiring and unifying an international community along the way.

BBC Film said: “Entertaining & thought-provoking study of modern manhood!
NME said: “Touching proof that bands can still change your life.”

The film has now been added to The Coda Collection, A video channel
screening hundreds of concerts, documentaries, and episodic series in
music. More info here. The film is also available on DVD.

The trailer

CRAWLER
The newest album (one of the best of 2021)

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IDELS: Facebook

‘ON RESISTANCE STREET’ – Documentary Featuring THE CLASH About The Cultural Wars In Great-Britain Then And Now

19 December 2021

ON RESISTANCE STREET is a 90-minute documentary, in production now.

It is a powerful, no-holds-barred portrait of the contemporary cultural zeitgeist,
featuring contributions from many renowned artists musicians, writers, filmmakers
and activists. The release is planned for Summer 2022.

It examines the socio-political legacy and impact of The Clash and other artists, upon
a whole generation of young people in the late 1970s and how all that manifested into
a collective stance against racism and prejudice.

In reflecting on the societal stances of such artists, it then establishes how right-wing politicians and commentators have now attempted to blatantly appropriate The Clash
and other radical artists, for their own political ends.

The film features vintage footage, original photography shot on location in Britain,
Ireland
and America and innovative dramatised scenes, portraying key moments in
the storyline. An original soundtrack of contemporary protest songs by affiliated
bands and artists will also be released as a CD-DVD album.

Here’s the high-voltage trailer

THE CLASH: Website

Watch The Prize-Winning TOM PETTY Documentary

19 November 2021

A new documentary of the late great TOM PETTY making/recording his critically
acclaimed WILDFLOWERS album opened in cinemas around the world last month.

Petty recorded the LP without his usual backing band The Heartbreakers in 1993/1994
and co-produced it with expert Rick Rubin and Mike Campbell (former member of The Heartbreakers). The docu is based around a collection of 16mm archives that weren’t discovered until last year.

The film titled Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free – The Making of Wildflowers premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in March before winning the festival’s coveted Audience Award as well as the prize for Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film
Festival
a few months later.

You can watch the full documentary now on YouTube.

Roll the tape here…

Wildflowers in full on Spotify…

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Tom Petty passed away in 2017, only 66, following an accidental drug overdose

Watch Trailer For BRIAN WILSON Documentary ‘LONG PROMISED ROAD’

27 October 2021

The new documentary about Beach Boys‘ genius BRIAN WILSON
titled LONG PROMISED ROAD follows the Californian legend on
an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces
with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine.

The docu features a new song written and performed by Wilson and
interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim
James, Gustavo Dudamel
and Al Jardine.

Long Promised Road plays in theaters
from 19 November on. More info here.

Watch the good vibrations trailer…

BRIAN WILSON: Facebook

Cool Fab Four Trailer For New BEATLES Documentary

14 October 2021

A new documentary THE BEATLES: GET BACK will be broadcast
exclusively on Disney + in 3 episodes on November 25, 26, and 27.

Content: Over a total of six hours of never-before-seen restored footage,
including the Fab Four’s last live performance, yes, the one on the roof.

“In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple
storylines. The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties
and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with
the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early
1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll
get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”

Here’s the totally cool trailer

THE BEATLES: Website

Watch Here The Mini Documentary ‘The PETER HOOK Signature Collection’

Only for your eyes

6 October 2021


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Hooky, former bassist of iconic bands Joy Division and New Order just presented
a new mini-documentary, titled The Peter Hook Signature Collection. It comes
ahead of an auction this week, which will see Hook selling memorabilia from across
his career, including a number of his own guitars and instruments.

In the docu, he also talks about his final show with New Order 15 years ago
in Argentina. After times of inflammable tension, the split was inevitable.

Peter Hook: “It was quite a Manc heavy gig that one in Argentina, strangely enough. 140-160,000 people, and one of the most miserable nights of my life. It’s one of those things that isn’t quantifiable about rock’n’roll. It’s how people on the outside can look, ‘Wow, he’s on stage in front of 160,000 people all going mad for his music’, and yet you’re as miserable as sin.”

Follow guide Peter Hook here…

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PETER HOOK: Facebook

CHELSEA WOLFE Shares Documentary Of Her 2019 ‘BIRTH OF VIOLENCE’ Tour

26 September 2021

Goth heroin CHELSEA WOLFE shared the short documentary about her 2019
tour following the release of her sixth, critically praised LP BIRTH OF VIOLENCE.

Wolfe: “It’s not my natural inclination to want cameras around when I’m in my head or doing vocal warmups before a show, or when I’m with friends or family backstage, but Bobby asked, and in the spirit of pushing myself to document that era of my musical life, I welcomed him along. Then, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and I had to fly home from the European acoustic tour before I got to play a single show of it, I was so grateful that he had this footage and was putting it together. I wanted to share this documentary for that reason as well, for those who had tickets to cancelled shows (I love you!), and as a sort of wave goodbye to the time I spent focused on Birth Of Violence, as I’m now making plans for and in the headspace of the next new album.”

Watch the docu here…

Birth Of Violence album…

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CHELSEA WOLFE: Facebook