June 1st, 2014
It was tricky because it’s not just [an HBO] series, it’s [a Foo Fighters] album. And so when you’re sequencing the series, you’re sequencing the album, so what do you sequence first? And how can you write the music before you shoot the episode? How do you know what the theme is going to be and how can you tell the story? These things would keep me up at night. I’m not only thinking about the lyric I have to spin the next day, I’m thinking about how it fits into the overall arc of the history of American music. It’s meant to be the musical equivalent of the finale of Usual Suspects. Like that scene where he’s sitting there, you’re going back through the whole episode. It’s basically that.
Dave Grohl talks new Foos album and HBO series, plus the Nirvana reunion, with The Hollywood Reporter
May 8th, 2014

There’s a Soundgarden documentary in the works, from the team behind Super Duper Alice Cooper. Says co-director Reginald Harkema:

“We’re going to concentrate on [the ’90s] era mostly. It’ll probably be like 70 to 75 percent mid-’80s to the breakup, and then catch up on the reunion and the present day. We’d like to shoot some big special concert, and maybe use that as a structural spine. We’re going to shoot all the interviews so they’re more on-camera, so you can kind of get the emotion in the faces. There’s a lot of stuff that they went through, and a lot of stuff that they [shrug off], that I think we can dig deep underneath, and get back to how they felt emotionally at the time.”

April 24th, 2014

krecs:

Family, cult, gang, garage band; Girl Trouble has been perceived as all of these things. Strictly Sacred is the intensely personal account of the group’s 30 years in the Northwest music scene. Hailing from the depressed city of Tacoma Washington, the band developed a unique brand of infectious garage dance music which they soon brought to Olympia, Seattle, and the other surrounding territories. Bon Von Wheelie (drums), The Big Kahuna (guitar), Dale Phillips (bass), and K.P. Kendall (vocals) were soon courted by K records, Subpop, PopLlama, Empty, and Estrus. Alas, they have eluded fame since 1984.

Director Isaac Olsen is related to the band by blood and has used his unlimited resources to full, uncompromising effect to craft a documentary that gets closer to it’s subjects than any handful of Rock and Roll films. Featuring rare performances, home movies, and probing interviews with Calvin Jonhson, Neko Case, and Art Chantry. This is unfiltered Girl Trouble, up close and personal.

Stay up to date here- https://www.facebook.com/StrictlySacr…

Starring
GIRL TROUBLE
Bon Henderson (Bon Von Whellie)- Drums
Bill Henderson (The Big Kahuna)- Guitar
Dale Phillips- Bass
Kurt (K.P.) Kendall- Vocals

Featuring..
Tim Olsen
Art Chantry
Calvin Johnson
Neko Case
Jimmy May
David Duet
Wade Neal
Granny Go-Go
Sam Olsen
Deb Olsen

…and a cast of thousands!


Also, check out the reissue of Girl Trouble’s Hit It Or Quit It [KLP229] in the K Mail Order Dept.!

April 8th, 2014

homealivedocumentary:

"ROCK, RAGE & SELF DEFENSE" SPRING TOUR

We are going on tour! The film is an hour and all screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and some screenings have panel discussions. All screenings are free unless otherwise marked. Facebook events are hyperlinked on the date of the event. Join us!

April 12 Saturday Muskogee, OK
Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival 
OK Music Hall
3 PM
*Festival Tickets 

April 18 Friday Portland, OR 
Portland State University 
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Student Colloquium
Smith Memorial Student Union Building
1 PM

April 19 Saturday Portland, OR
The Red and Black Cafe 
400 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR 97214
7 PM

April 23 Wednesday Seattle, WA
UW Odegaard Library 
Screening & Panel Discussion with filmmakers,
co-founders Zoe Abigail Bermet, Cristien Storm, and Home Alive volunteer Leah Gold
1: 30 PM

April 25 Friday Seattle, WA
EMP Pop Conference 
JBL Theatre
1 PM 

April 25 Friday Seattle, WA
Women Who Rock Un-Conference Washington Hall 153 14th Ave
Clips of film
5:30 PM

April 27 Sunday Boise, ID 
Event Marche 2809 W. Idaho St. 
Screening & Fundraiser
4:30 PM

May 1 Thursday Hamden, CT
The Outer Space 
295 Treadwell St 
8 PM 

May 2 Friday New Haven, CT
University of New Haven
Student Dining Room
Bartels Campus Center
3PM

May 4 Sunday Washington, DC
The Black Cat
1811 14th St NW
8:30 PM $8

May 7 Wednesday Boston, MA
The Democracy Center 
45 Mt Auburn St Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 02138  
6 PM $5

May 11 Sunday Pittsburg, PA
Girls Rock Pittsburg
Pittsburg Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room
477 Melwood Ave Pittsburg, PA 15213
5:30 PM

May 12 Monday Brooklyn, NY
Spectacle Theatre 
Screening & Panel Discussion with Laina Dawes (more updates to come)
124 S. 3rd St. (Near Bedford Ave)
7 PM $5

May 20 Tuesday Baltimore, MD
Breathe Books 
810 W 36th St # A Baltimore, MD 21211
6:30 PM

May 22 Thursday Annapolis, MD
Annapolis Bookstore
35 Maryland Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401
7 PM

May 23 Friday Brooklyn, NY
Spectacle Theatre 
Screening & Panel Discussion 
124 S. 3rd St. (Near Bedford Ave)
7 PM $5
Filmmakers will not be in attendance 

May 26 Monday Brooklyn, NY
Spectacle Theatre 
Screening & Panel Discussion 
124 S. 3rd St. (Near Bedford Ave)
7 PM $5
Filmmakers will not be in attendance

May 27 Tuesday Cleveland, OH
Mahall’s 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107
7 PM

Three Brooklyn screeningsnice!

Reblogged from
March 7th, 2014

Kickstarter video for The Smart Studios Story, a documentary about the legendary Madison, Wisconsin, recording studio cofounded by Butch Vig. The trailer features interviews with Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan, Donita Sparks, Shirley Manson and many more. (Kickstarter page here; H/T RollingStone.com)

November 4th, 2013

Watch Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt Palladia special, a longer cut of Danny Clinch’s short film on the band. Features Judd Apatow, Carrie Brownstein, Steve Gleason and Mark Richards.

October 9th, 2013

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder talks politics in this clip from Made in AmericaRon Howard’s documentary about Jay Z’s 2012 music fest. It premieres on Showtime this Friday.

July 13th, 2013

slunk-tees:

wow

Complete version of 1987’s Put More Blood Into the Music, ”an impressionistic documentary directed by George Atlas about Sonic Youth and the city that bred them, New York. With Lydia Lunch, Kramer, John Zorn, Gerard Cosley and more.”

Reblogged from SLUNK TEES
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Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.