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Back to Black Paints a Promising Picture of Amy Winehouse

Major life decisions can be quite dramatic. Weighing the pros and cons of each one isn’t something to be taken lightly. And if the choice is made poorly, one could easily live a lifetime of regret, full of too many… Continue Reading →

Moonage Daydream Peeks into David Bowie’s Soul

Per Matt If you thought you knew everything about David Bowie, think again. You might be a huge fan of the musician’s glam-rock stage… but you may not recognize the different types of media he explored during his hiatus from… Continue Reading →

Black & Blues Documents Louis Armstrong’s Melodious Memoirs

Per Matt You may have heard that Louis Armstrong was labeled as the founding father of jazz music. He’s also been described as the “greatest influence” of the genre. Throughout his career, he was a trumpeter, a singer, a performer,… Continue Reading →

The Al Yankovic Story is Just as Weird as Its Subject

Who doesn’t love some “Weird Al” Yankovic? As I write this, I start thinking that I will get some social-media anger from the haters. (It’s inevitable, as a vast pool of people just has nothing better to do in life.)… Continue Reading →

Patiently, Tanya Tucker Returns (Courtesy of Brandi Carlile, Shooter Jennings)

Per Matt Don’t call it a comeback, because she’s been here for years. “Relaunch” is the preferred clarification for Tanya Tucker, whose experience within the music industry, along with her hard-partying reputation, is what delayed her return to the pop-culture… Continue Reading →

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story is a Love Letter to Louisiana

Per Matt Jazz music can be rock and roll, but it can also include rhythm and blues, funk, gospel and soul. Jazz is all of this and more. As a style, it is all encompassing. Originating within the United States,… Continue Reading →

The Velvet Underground Documents Pop Art and Experimental Music

Per Matt Not all concert films are the same! Sure, there’s plenty of behind-the-scenes clips, archive footage and startling revelations, but the very first documentary released by director Todd Haynes highlights montages while exploring the relationships between band members of… Continue Reading →

The Beastie Boys Story Doesn’t End With Doc

Per Matt For me, the Beastie Boys will always harken back to the Sixth Grade, when my middle-school class was offered the possibility to visit Washington D.C. with the school’s upperclassmen. On our 700-plus-mile trip, a jam box appeared within… Continue Reading →

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Per Matt As Labor Day honors and recognizes the contributions of laborers in the United States, I thought it would be a pretty good time to shine the spotlight on the hard-working studio musicians of Detroit who became the backbone… Continue Reading →

1917 Stands Tall as the Big Winner of Music City Film Critics’ Association Film Awards

Per Matt Yesterday, the Music City Film Critics’ Association 2019 Film Awards released its end-of-year list and 1917 stood tall, leading all award-winning films with five awards, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director – Sam Mendes, Best Sound, Best Cinematography… Continue Reading →

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