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Summer of Soul Pays Respect to Long-Forgotten Music Festival

Per Matt It is tragic whenever culturally significant events are forgotten. During the Summer of 1969, literally 100 miles away from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair (which was taking place around the same time) was the Harlem Cultural Festival…. 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 →

30 Years Later, What Can We Expect From Bill & Ted?

Per Matt Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan were DEFINITELY products of the ’80s. The two time-traveling metalhead slackers were wonderous, in all of their simplicity. Spouting infectious catchphrases and traveling much like Doctor Who long before smartphones… Continue Reading →

Neil Gaiman Dreams Dangerously

Per Matt I have had a love affair with books for a long time, now. I remember checking out unusual novels in elementary school, but I guess it really amplified when I was a teenager. Certain topics and certain authors… 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 →

Punk Wraps As Grunge Grows

Per Matt As a genre, punk lived fast and loud, much like the music itself. Evolving into a variety of subgenres, many of the musicians who spent their time in the punk spotlight eventually moved on to other projects, pairing… Continue Reading →

From Punk to Deadly Class: Henry Rollins in 2019

Per Matt Musician, author, actor, DJ and award winner, Henry Rollins is a multi-hyphenate entertainer. So far, he has had a rocking year on television in 2019. Having previously appeared in the Syfy ’80s comic book adaptation Deadly Class and currently… Continue Reading →

EPIX Gets Punk With Docuseries

Per Matt “Punk was born in the late ’60s. It has lived this whole time, and it will live forever.” This is how the EPIX docuseries gets introduced by Director Penelope Spheeris. Naturally, if there’s bands releasing new music in… Continue Reading →

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