Cake originally brought their brand of postmodern, sarcastic, genre-jumping, fun rock to wiseguys (and girls) everywhere in the early 1990s. Funk, hip-hop and both jam and alt rock came together, birthing a smash hit known as "The Distance" in '96. The song became one of the biggest competitive team sports soundtrack numbers since Queen's "We Are The Champions," Blur's "Song 2" or even Gary Glitter's "Rock And Roll Part 2." Cake work best when singer John McCrea is at his driest, serving up sardonic, trumpet-driven quips. They originally garnered a devoted following through constant exposure to the great suburban playground that is Sacramento, Calif. (by way of U.C. Davis parties). Despite lineup changes and a major label segue, Cake continue to innovate pop music with their blend of tuneful guitar bursts, Mariachi-derived trumpet, funky-white boy rhythms, and McCrea's deadpan King-Missile-meets-Steven-Wright vocals.
Cake Concert Films
Guitar Center Sessions
Runtime: 57 minAn intimate concert and interview with alternative rock, CAKE. Performances include "Short Skirt/Long Jacket", "Mustache Man", "Sick of You", "Long Time", "Bound Away" and "Love Your Madly". With host, Nic Harcourt.
Cake Top Tracks
August and Everything After
Runtime: 1 hr 18 minCounting Crows’ debut album “August and Everything After” was an instant success on its release in late 1993 and went on to sell over 7 million copies in America. In the UK it charted at No.16 and has sold over 400,000 copies. On September 18, 2007, the band performed the complete album live for the first time at Town Hall in New York City. The gig was filmed in high definition and is now presented here as the first ever Counting Crows live concert release. The band has maintained a hugely successful career with global album sales now in excess of 20 million but they have always saved their finest moments for the live arena.
A Practical Handbook
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minLed by a group dynamic that embraces experimentation even as it celebrates classic pop and folk forms, The Decemberists are firmly established as a completely original happening in the world of contemporary indie rock. This DVD captures the band in the midst of their rise to prominence with a live recording of a performance at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 2005.
R.E.M. By MTV
Runtime: 1 hr 47 minOn April 5, 1980 four college pals-Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe-took the stage together for the first time to play at a friend's birthday party. The band they started that night stayed together for thirty years and changed the shape of rock music. R.E.M. By MTV tells R.E.M.'s story in their own words, through three decades of performances and interviews R.E.M gave to MTV channels in the USA and around the world. Featuring revealing, never-before-seen footage, R.E.M. By MTV tells the amazing story of a band that did it their own way, and changed how a generation of musicians after them did it, too.
Dave Matthews Band
Runtime: 2 hr 16 minThis film follows the Dave Matthews Band to Brixton Academy in London, on June 26, 2009. Dave Matthews, Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Boyd Tinsley, Jeff Coffin, Tim Reynolds, and Rashawn Ross perform in front of a sold-out crowd and serve up fan favorites "Crash Into Me," "Funny the Way It Is," "#41," and many more.
Runtime: 2 hr 15 minIncubus: HQ Live features Incubus as they celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band by renting out a gallery in downtown Los Angeles to perform and connect with their fans in the most intimate of settings.
Live in Chicago
Fountains Of Wayne
Runtime: 56 minPure pop is on tap as Fountains of Wayne take the stage in the Windy City. With their warm, feel-good vibe, unleashing the hooks and humor that have made them champions of power pop. Fans are treated to a career-defining set with punchy performances of their hits including Stacy's Mom, Sink To The Bottom and Radiation Vibe.
Live in Perth with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Ben Folds Five
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minWho says an orchestra can’t rock out? Ben Folds and The West Australian Symphony Orchestra joined forces on Live In Perth, performing 14 amazing rearranged versions of Folds’ greatest hits, both solo and as part of Ben Folds Five.
Runtime: 33 minTo support the release of Weezer (The Red Album), Weezer held a relatively small hootenanny tour, in which they traveled across the country playing songs along with fans in acoustic jam sessions.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 54 min2009 collection from the American rockers led by Jakob Dylan. Collected features 14 classic tracks taken from their albums, plus two previously unreleased recordings. Includes the hits 'One Headlight,' '6th Avenue Heartache,' 'Three Marlenas,' and more. Mixing introspective singer-songwriter sensibilities with a commitment to genuine Roots Rock, The Wallflowers sold more than eight million copies of their catalog, topped the Billboard charts, scored a multiplatinum album, several Modern Rock hits, two Grammy awards and a legion of fans. Collected: 1996-2005 is the definitive look at a critically-acclaimed favorite of the past decade, whose tales of disillusionment and perseverance were wrapped in a sound both gritty and polished, melancholy and aggressive.
Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan
Runtime: 1 hr 10 minWith over ten million albums sold worldwide, including one multi-platinum album (Stunt) and two platinum albums (Maroon and Rock Spectacle) in the U.S., Barenaked Ladies are one of Canada's greatest musical exports. Now, they cross the border once again for their first-ever live DVD Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan. With a blend of classics including "One Week," "Pinch Me" and "If I Had $1000000," and hits from the recent releases Barenaked Ladies Are Me and Barenaked Ladies Are Men, this concertshows not only why Barenaked Ladies remain loved by their many fans, but also why they are one of the world's greatest touring bands.
Live at Montreux 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minThe Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence) came to Montreux in 2008 as part of the tour in support of their second album “Consolers Of The Lonely”. They delivered a great performance of their distinctive brand of rough, tough rock ‘n’ roll with great tunes and even better guitar licks featuring many of their best known tracks including “Steady, As She Goes”, “Many Shades Of Black”, “Broken Boy Soldiers”, “Salute Your Solution” and more.