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BIG STAR: LIVE IN MEMPHIS 1994 FILM COMING
When Big Star reunited in October 1994, some friends and fans decided to capture the show for posterity. In what seems a prime example of his contradictory manner, Alex Chilton asked them, “Why do you want to do this?”
From the article: 

The result is apparently the only complete Big Star concert on film. What’s more, it also may be the only professionally shot full-length Chilton concert available. The filmmakers hope film festivals and film and music distributors will be interested in bringing the concert to a wider audience after its Memphis screening.

The film is debuting in August in Memphis, and you can read all about it at The Bloodshot Eye.

BIG STAR: LIVE IN MEMPHIS 1994 FILM COMING

When Big Star reunited in October 1994, some friends and fans decided to capture the show for posterity. In what seems a prime example of his contradictory manner, Alex Chilton asked them, “Why do you want to do this?”

From the article:

The result is apparently the only complete Big Star concert on film. What’s more, it also may be the only professionally shot full-length Chilton concert available. The filmmakers hope film festivals and film and music distributors will be interested in bringing the concert to a wider audience after its Memphis screening.

The film is debuting in August in Memphis, and you can read all about it at The Bloodshot Eye.

Nov 5

Trailer for a documentary called
EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART

Going to the picture show! @NationalMovie @the_national #MistakenForStrangers (at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center)

Going to the picture show! @NationalMovie @the_national #MistakenForStrangers (at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center)

Tonight on Maryland Public Television: THE BAYOU: DC’S KILLER JOINT. A documentary about the legendary club. Never got there myself, but am definitely tuning in tonight. Here’s a trailer.

(Source: mpt.org)

The Rolling Stones.
CROSSFIRE HURRICANE.

A documentary. On HBO. TONIGHT.

(Source: hbo.com)

Nov 8
It is my rock and roll duty to inform you… that the above airs in one week on HBO.
Click the pic to see the official site.

It is my rock and roll duty to inform you… that the above airs in one week on HBO.

Click the pic to see the official site.

Oct 2

THE ROLLING STONES.

CROSSFIRE HURRICANE.

A new documentary coming to HBO in the US in November.

A 1965 documentary commissioned by Andrew Loog Oldham on The Rolling Stones entitled Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 is finally seeing a release. More on that at the New York Times. It was filmed only weeks after (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction was released.

A 1965 documentary commissioned by Andrew Loog Oldham on The Rolling Stones entitled Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 is finally seeing a release. More on that at the New York Times. It was filmed only weeks after (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction was released.

Can ya… can ya?!

It’s shaping up to be a fine WHOLLOWEEN season for fans of The Who:

  • Pete Townshend’s autobiography, WHO IAM, comes out October 1.
  • On October 31, VH1 will broadcast the new documentary film “Quadrophenia—Can You See The Real Me.”

One night only: QUADROPHENIA documentary in theaters July 24

Via http://www.quadropheniaofficial.com/

One night only in the US, a new documentary about the making of The Who's legendary QUADROPHENIA album, called The Who: Quadrophenia - Can You See The Real Me? It’s playing in about 500 theaters across the country, hopefully there’s one near you - but it’s one night only: Tuesday, July 24, 8:00pm local time. You find a theater by punching in your zip code on the tickets site.

Here’s the official press release.

Buy your tickets or find a theater here.

May 4
Ever wanted to see the Beatles live back in 1964? 
UPDATE: 
Now you cannot — all screenings of this have been cancelled.  Dang….
Back in December 2010, I posted about the Washington Coliseum - the site of the Beatles’ first US concert, and how it was a rundown parking garage now. A new documentary entitled The Lost Beatles Concert is making its debut in theaters across the US on May 17th and 22nd. Here in DC it’ll be playing at the AFI in Silver Spring.
The documentary includes the entire concert, glimpses of which can be seen in the Maysles’ Brothers documentary The First US Visit. If you’ve seen clips of them having to lift Ringo’s kit and turn it to face the other side of the audience, you’ve seen clips from this concert. Apparently one month after the show, in March 1964, the concert was run on closed circuit across the country - and then the master tapes went missing for 45 years.
This sounds like an amazing film, although I’m dubious about some of the folks they elected to interview: Duffy, The Strokes, Mark Ronson? Anyway, click here for the film’s official site.  Or find your local screening here.

Ever wanted to see the Beatles live back in 1964?

UPDATE:

Now you cannot — all screenings of this have been cancelled.  Dang….

Back in December 2010, I posted about the Washington Coliseum - the site of the Beatles’ first US concert, and how it was a rundown parking garage now. A new documentary entitled The Lost Beatles Concert is making its debut in theaters across the US on May 17th and 22nd. Here in DC it’ll be playing at the AFI in Silver Spring.

The documentary includes the entire concert, glimpses of which can be seen in the Maysles’ Brothers documentary The First US Visit. If you’ve seen clips of them having to lift Ringo’s kit and turn it to face the other side of the audience, you’ve seen clips from this concert. Apparently one month after the show, in March 1964, the concert was run on closed circuit across the country - and then the master tapes went missing for 45 years.

This sounds like an amazing film, although I’m dubious about some of the folks they elected to interview: Duffy, The Strokes, Mark Ronson? Anyway, click here for the film’s official site.  Or find your local screening here.

CASSETTE: A DOCUMENTARY FILM

Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot are less than $3,000 away from completely funding their documentary film on the cassette tape. For more info, click here.

One of my favorite things in the days of taping LPs to Cassettes was to find new and unusual tape brands to try. Yes, I’d check that section of record stores and stereo shops to see what unusual brands they might be carrying.

PJ20: Notes on a Screening

Notes on on the 9/20 AFI Silver screening Cameron Crowe’s film PEARL JAM TWENTY:

  • Some amazing performance footage of Mother Love Bone performing with a very live Andrew Wood (who comes across as very glam rock, almost as a member of Poison)

  • Sheer “no way do they have this” moments like footage of PJ’s second-ever show

  • Fairly chronological structure, and not much emphasis on an album-by-album review of their career. I only point this out because the first 2 records seem to get a fair shake in regards to screentime, but by Vitalogy (which to me is their “White Album”), the records are side-tracked by stories like the Ticketmaster battle

  • The true reason the debut is called “Ten”

  • Limited voiceover by Cameron Crowe

  • Knowing comparison to The Who documentary, The Kids Are Alright, to which (I think) Mike McCready says, “No way - that was all genius, and this will be… all us.”

  • Great to see it in a loud theater, the AFI in Silver Spring was a terrific venue

  • Detail and attention paid to the first ten years, after that… it’s a blur (No Code, Yield, Avocado and Backspacer are barely mentioned)

  • Eddie performing MLB’s “Crown Of Thorns” on PJ’s 10th Anniversary

  • Tons of great live footage

  • A real sense of the vortex of fame and success that the band found itself in very early

  • Kurt and Eddie dancing together

  • The effect the Roskilde tragedy had on the band

  • Further amazing moments like “Daughter” being written on the bus

Wholly recommended to anyone who likes rock music — and it will be airing on PBS stations (check local listings) on October 21. Go here for more info.

In answer to the trivia question I posted the other day, Jeff Ament came up with a cassette insert for Citizen Dick’s “album” on the set of Singles, and one of the titles he listed was… Spoonman.  Soundgarden worked on the song for the soundtrack, and an early acoustic version can apparently be heard in the background of one scene.

Today’s trivia question… What’s the name of the instrumental track that opens and closes Ten?

The trailer for the documentary on U2’s ACHTUNG BABY is up….

It will air October 29 on Showtime, according to this.