We all know that Santa keeps a list of who’s been naughty and nice. But what if he kept a list of favorite concert movies? What would be on that list? The last time I sat on Santa’s lap I didn’t get a chance to ask him about his concert movie list, but […]
If you can’t go to the show, we know, the next best thing is rocking out to a concert movie in a darkened theater or in the comfort of your home. Yep, that’s right. During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re continuing our exploration of concert documentaries for your listening (and viewing) pleasure. From […]
Yep, we love exploring concert movies that capture the essence of the live music experience. And we’re excited to share the news that LCD Soundsystem‘s Shut Up and Play the Hits will be arriving in theaters this summer. James Murphy and company wanted to go out in the spirit of the Last Waltz. And […]
Continuing our exploration of concert films, we’re excited to pass along preliminary details about the forthcoming new Chemical Brothers live concert film Don’t Think. When I read the press release I have to say it’s one of the best curiosity stokers for a concert film I’ve read in a long time, mainly because it actually reads like […]
Editorial note: The following is a guest post from our friend and Live Fix contributor Moira McCormick who recently saw the new Fishbone documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone and caught a gig by the band in L.A. And here’s a preview of what awaits Fishbone-heads as the film debuts in Chicago and Fishbone […]
Continuing our exploration of classic and contemporary rock documentaries, here’s a great chance to hangout with our friends over at Sound Opinions for a 35th anninversary celebration screening of the Last Waltz at the Music Box in Chicago. Join Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot on Wednesday November 30 at 7 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre in […]
Continuing our exploration of concert movies, here’s a chance to join Chicago Sun-Times writer Dave Hoekstra and musician Pat Brennan as they moderate a discussion about the classic documentary the Last Waltz. Here’s a brief synopsis of the film and if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend checking it out. Thanksgiving, 1976, San […]
The Grateful Dead have one of the most unique culture of fans in all of music. And it’s the Deadheads and the band’s openness and intimate connection with their fans that made The Grateful Dead Movie one of the best concert films I’ve seen in a long time, and possibly ever.
In our SXSW preview, we told you about an intriguing fan-made movie called 100 Bands in 100 Days. I saw the film while we were in Austin during its world debut and it made me laugh, nearly moved me to tears and inspired me to look at live music in a new way.
Remember when we wondered if Mastodon’s live show could help the visually impaired? Well, were still wondering about that. But now, we have some mighty visuals to explore, and some big questions to ask about the glorious therapeutic rumble of Mastodon live.
There are few moments where I can say my life was forever changed after watching a concert film. And at the top of the list is watching D.A. Pennebaker’s 1967 rock doc Don’t Look Back which captures Bob Dylan during his 1965 UK tour. And now Sound Opinions is giving you the chance to see […]
One of the things I love about going to concerts is waiting in line outside the venue. Sure, it does suck to wait forever. But one of the benefits of a well-timed wait is that it allows the perfect amount of tension, curiosity and anticipation to build up in our brains and bodies. And as […]
Last night I watched one of the most important live concerts ever: James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden . The concert took place a day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. And it was absolutely amazing to watch Mr. Please, Please Himself control the crowd, keep the peace and give fans exactly […]
We’ve been waiting several months to see it and today via YouTube the Girl Talk concert movie was finally released. The documentary short-film tells the story behind the massive shindig that went down during the NYE 2009 celebration in Chicago at the Congress Theatre last year. So let’s see if it reveals any of the […]