When they first appeared on the commercial pop landscape back in 1994, it wasn't without a fair amount of derision from the indie rock cognoscenti. After all, these guys were copping the indie rock style, using the same pop culture references and the same hooks, but putting it out on a major label with no grassroots support behind them. They had no "cred," as it were. Where did Weezer come from anyway? The answer is: nowhere. Rivers Cuomo founded the band as an outlet for his love of Van Halen, Cheap Trick and Kiss just a year before getting signed. The group was quickly thrust into the spotlight following the mad rush of Nirvana's success, and suddenly "Buddy Holly" and "Undone" were radio hits. The allure of this gaggle of power pop-loving kids with huge amps and no real star appeal wasn't lost on a generation of geeky punks. In the five years between Pinkerton and the band's self-titled 2001 album, they had become somewhat of a phenomenon; their influence began to slowly dominate commercial alt-rock radio. With their ability to craft arena-ready guitar pop that transcends mawkishness or trendy aggression, Weezer remain one of the bright lights on the Top 40 landscape.
Weezer Concert Films
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.
Weezer Top Tracks
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.
The Black Parade Is Dead!
My Chemical Romance
Runtime: 2 hr 16 minLeave it to My Chemical Romance to call their second full live album — and their second live release during The Black Parade era — The Black Parade Is Dead! Unlike 2007's mini-album Live and Rare, which patched together performances from MCR's fall 2006/winter 2007 dates in the U.K. and Europe, The Black Parade Is Dead! is a lavish CD/DVD affair chronicling two performances: the CD captures the band's October 7, 2007, Mexico City date — their last as the Black Parade — while the DVD features video of that show as well as their October 24, 2007, date at Maxwell's in their home state of New Jersey. The Black Parade Is Dead!'s grandiosity is only fitting, considering how elaborate The Black Parade was, and also fittingly, the Mexico City show is a song-for-song performance of that album — the only difference is "The Black Parade Is Dead," where Gerard Way announces to the audience that this is "the last performance of The Black Parade forever!"
Fall Out Boy
Runtime: 23 minThis live performance contains Fall Out Boys’ performances of Dance, Dance, A Little Less 16 Candles, This Aint A Scene, It's An Arms Race, Sugar We're Going Down and Thriller. It was filmed at San Francisco's historic Warfield Theatre. The fan will enjoy also a bonus interview where Fall Out Boy talks to Soundcheck about their fans, their latest record and Vincent van Gogh.
Live at The Metro Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minJet is a rock band from Melbourne, Australia composed of Cameron Muncey, Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester. Here they perform at The Metro Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on December 18th, 2009.
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.
Live At The Paramount
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minFive weeks after releasing what was to become the seminal album of a generation, Nirvana was on a nationwide club and small theatre tour that brought them to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for a very special Halloween 1991 homecoming show. Launching the nineteen song set with a brilliant cover of the Vaselines’ “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam,” the band tears through Nevermind hits like “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Lithium” and “Breed,” plus earlier favorites like “School,” “Love Buzz” and “About A Girl” and a very early version of “Rape Me.”
Runtime: 2 hr 30 minIncubus brought out their Volume 2 live experience in 2001 as a collection of acoustic songs performed at the Sno-Core festival. This concert film also features official videos for all the band's singles released up to the point of its release, including the “Warmth,” “Pardon Me,” and friend-made videos for "Summer Romance" and "I Miss You."
Live At V Festival 2009
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minThe Killers are seen as one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, and the most successful rock band to ever emerge from the state of Nevada, having sold an estimated 22 million records worldwide. They have also achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium. The band’s live performance at the V Festival in 2009 is a must-see for all music appreciators.
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.
Taking Back Sunday
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minOver 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage including live performances, studio outtakes, videos, and bonus material from recording and touring around the 2006 release "Louder Now."
Live at the Mt. Baker Theatre
Death Cab For Cutie
Runtime: 1 hr 33 minOn April 22 and 23, 2009, Death Cab for Cutie returned to Bellingham, WA, where they had formed over 10 years prior to perform two sold out concerts at the historic Mt. Baker Theatre. This film features previously unreleased performances from these two very special nights as well as interviews with band members about the band's early days in Bellingham.
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.
Meeting People is Easy: A Film by Grant Lee about Radiohead
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minMEETING PEOPLE IS EASY presents a visual diary of Radiohead's 1997-98 world tour in support of their acclaimed album OK COMPUTER. The film includes behind-the-scenes and concert footage of the innovative band in Barcelona, Paris, New York, and Tokyo. Interviews with band members Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, and Phil Selway, along with director Grant Gee's artfully probing camera, provide candid, revealing insights into the difficulties of dealing with the unwelcome label of "rock star." This often melancholy documentary features clips of songs such as "Lucky," "Airbag," "A Reminder," "Paranoid Android," "Street Spirit," and "Electioneering."
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.