Tag music documentary

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 →

Demons, Dead Animals and Rock ‘n’ Roll Royalty at the Nashville Film Festival

Per Matt My second day at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival was a doozy. Not only did I make up for lost time, having missed two-and-a-half days of films, but I had to work from a screening schedule that was… Continue Reading →

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