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
The Complete Sessions at West 54th
Ben Folds Five
Runtime: 1 hr 53 minRecorded months after the release of breakthrough album Whatever and Ever Amen, Ben Folds Five’s The Complete Sessions At West 54th showcases the piano-pop trio’s engaging live act, including fan favourites “Brick,” “Underground” and “Philosophy.”
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!"
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.
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 at the UCF Arena 2007
Fall Out Boy
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minThe American rockers Fall Out Boy surely know how to rock. This live UCF Arena performance is no exception. The band performs hits like “Sugar, We're Goin Down,” “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” and many more.
Live At Reading
Runtime: 1 hr 37 minRanked #1 in Kerrang Magazine's "100 Gigs That Shook The World" and voted as "Nirvana's #1 Greatest Moment" by fans in an NME poll, Nirvana's historic August 30, 1992 stands as a watershed moment in the history of rock. While the show's centerpiece was a performance of nearly the entire Nevermind tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of three as yet unrecorded songs which wouldn’t be released until 2 years later on In Utero: "All Apologies," "Dumb," and in its first ever public performance, "Tourettes." The career-spanning setlist also reached back to the band's 1989 Sub Pop debut album, Bleach, for "Blew," "About A Girl," "School," "Negative Creep" and first single "Love Buzz," and even further back to the mid-'80s for "Spank Thru." Other songs from the Reading set would appear in studio form on the Incesticide compilation later in the year: "Aneurysm," "Been A Son" and "Sliver." Additionally, the band played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound– "The Money Will Roll Right In" by Fang and "D-7" by The Wipers.
...Live in Chicago
Panic! At The Disco
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minTwo thousand eight was a big year for the Vegas quartet known as Panic At the Disco. After famously dropping the ! from their nomenclature, the band released their sophomore album Pretty. Odd., the follow-up to 2005's platinum debut, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. The band eschewed their signature emo-dance party sound for classic Beatles-esque pop-rock. Touring in support of Pretty. Odd., the band headlined the annual Honda Civic sponsored tour with support acts Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound and Phantom Planet. Their May 23, 2008 stop at the Congress Theater was filmed for Live In Chicago, the band's second live offering, and features new hits such as Nine In The Afternoon, That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed) and Northern Downpour, as well as longtime fan favorites like I Write Sins Not Tragedies.
Live at Hyde Park
Runtime: 2 hr 5 minBlur: Live At Hyde Park is the definitive live Blur concert film. Directed by Giorgio Testi, the film was shot on the 2nd of July 2009 in front of a crowd of 55,000 fans in London's Hyde Park. The gigs were the climax of their hugely successful 2009 comeback tour and saw the band play a 25-song, career spanning set to a rapturous reception from fans. Shot using 18 cameras and featuring stunning HD cinematography, the film lovingly documents Blur's incredible Hyde Park performances.
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."
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 from the Vic in Chicago
Cage The Elephant
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minBowling Green, Kentucky-borne indie rock ensemble Cage the Elephant (Jared Champion, Lincoln Parish, Daniel Tichenor, Matt Shultz and Brad Shultz) toplines this 2011 concert film, performed and shot live at the Old Vic in Chicago. The sprawling set list includes: "Psycho Killer," "Tiny Little Robots," "Lotus," "Around My Head" and "Japanese Buffalo."
Live From The Royal Albert Hall
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minIn July, 2009, the Killers set out to create a gift for their fans…a spectacular concert experience, at a uniquely majestic venue, featuring their greatest songs - filmed with pristine production values, for the bands first ever official live concert release. Includes the complete show with all the fan favorites performed live.
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.
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.
Awesome as F**k
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minGreen Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows around the world. The footage was shot at the band's show in Tokyo, Japan. The concert includes Green Day's biggest hits and fan favorites, including "21 Guns," "American Idiot," "When I Come Around," and "Good Riddance."
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.
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."