Archive for the MOVIE/DOCUMENTARY Category

102 (FOR 101)

Posted in MOVIE/DOCUMENTARY on August 26, 2011 by matthewrubbish

Well leave it to me! A few weeks ago I noticed I was creeping close to my 100th blog entry. Not a huge deal considering I’ve had this blog for a while but  hey I wanted to at least mention it since I’m not actually been known thru the years as the kind of guy to stick with things long.

So thinking more, I thought it would be cool and fitting to the blog to bypass mentioning my 100th post and make a special note of my 101st post by talking about the classic tour documentary and album from Depeche Mode, Depeche Mode 101. A few weeks went by and I kinda forgot about it and low and behold I posted my 101st entry about something entirely different..

I’m sure everyone that frequents this blog or has heard the podcast are all familiar with the DM classic 101 but let’s have some fun and revisit it anyway.

Depeche Mode 101 was a documentary that followed DM and a few lucky fans around the US during the 1988 tour for DM’s classic LP Music For the Masses. 101 the album was a recording of the final show (101st show of the tour) at the famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA in front of nearly 60,000 fans! Not too shabby for a british synth pop band that hadn’t even been around a decade.

Both LP’s Music For the Masses and 101 happen to be personal favorites of mine and though DM made some great records following I think many would agree that the 101 LP was definitely one of if not the highest point of their career.

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JUST GIMMIE INDIE ROCK!

Posted in MOVIE/DOCUMENTARY on June 9, 2011 by matthewrubbish

Check out this severely awesome and very ambitious project. Just Gimmie Indie Rock is a full length feature documentary chronicling over 30 years of independent music. From it’s earliest beginnings in the 80’s up to current bands such as the grammy award winning Arcade Fire this movie aims to connect the dots of the diverse world of indie.

Click HERE to watch the trailer as well read all about it and learn how you can help tell the greatest story never told.

And check out this Sebadoh clip and Lou Barlow interview taken from the movie.

WE COULD TURN THESE COATS INTO MINI SKIRTS

Posted in GRUNGE, MOVIE/DOCUMENTARY, NIRVANA, SONIC YOUTH on April 18, 2011 by matthewrubbish

Pretty excited about this one. To celebrate the 20th year anniversary, the 1991 Sonic Youth tour documentary The Year Punk Broke is finally getting a DVD release. Universal music is set to release the tour doc which follows SY around Europe with tour openers Nirvana and appearances from Mudhoney, Babes In Toyland, The Ramones and more. The DVD will also contain bonus performances and footage.

Hard to express fully just how important this movie was and in my opinion a real behind the scenes look into the burgeoning alternative music scene as well as just how much of a part Sonic Youth played on a culture about to explode. And always great to see those rare glimpses of the pre stardom Nirvana who had no idea they were about to turn the music world upside down. Not sure on the release date yet but I’ll be sure to keep ya posted. Check out this clip from the move of some back stage scenes and Nirvana performing Polly. If you can’t wait check out more clips on You Tube, there are plenty floating around.

COLOR ME OBSESSED

Posted in MOVIE/DOCUMENTARY, THE REPLACEMENTS on March 8, 2011 by matthewrubbish

FINALLY! The overdue, long awaited documentary about one of the best and most influential american alternative rock bands is complete. Color Me Obsessed the potentially true story of the last best band, The Replacements is making the rounds to various film festivals. Director Gorman Bechard compiled nearly 150 interviews from fellow musicians, journalists and  fans to create the documentary. Check the website for more info and check this teaser too. This is gonna be fucking great!