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  • The Electrifying Conclusion

    Guided By Voices

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 3 hr 54 min

    A chronicle of the last four hours of one of the greatest bands in rock, in Chicago, on New Year's Eve 2004.

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  • Origins/Evolution

    Kittie

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    Thrust into heavy metal stardom as teenagers with their debut release, the all-female Kittie has thrashed the heavy metal world for more than twenty years. With six albums, over two million in sales and OzzFest co-headliners on their resume, Kittie has defied industry norms, fought back against “women in rock” stereotypes, and inspired a generation of rockers around the globe. Now for the first time, they are sharing their untold story about the importance of family, perseverance, and the upside-down hurricane of rock ‘n roll that includes a rotating line-up of bandmates, on-going lawsuits and the pressure to live up to the expectations that put them on the map. Generously peppered with archival footage shot by the band, this film gives you an honest and brutal look at what it takes to survive in the music industry and the price of following your dreams.

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  • Live at The Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Titus Andronicus

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 32 min

    A punk-inflected indie rock group whose bawling, thrashing sound reflected a wide range of influences ranging from the Pixies to Bright Eyes to Bruce Springsteen, Glen Rock, NJ's Titus Andronicus formed in 2005 with Liam Betson, Ian Graetzer, Eric Harm, Patrick Stickles, and Dan Tews.

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  • OurVinyl TV: Rock II

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 45 min

    OurVinyl TV films live sessions with emerging musicians, which can be thought of as something between concert footage and a music video. Each video is filmed in a unique location that adds a visual component to compliment the music, which is always tracked live on the spot. OurVinyl TV is headquartered in Nashville, so most (but not all) of the videos are filmed in Nashville and the surrounding area.

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  • Phenomenon

    Coldplay

    Year: 2020

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    In the space of just three amazing albums Coldplay have transformed from unknowns to international superstars. Drawing on archive film and interviews with the band, a team of leading music critics and musicians reveal the secrets behind the Coldplay phenomenon. The result is the most hard hitting frank and penetrating review of the music and personalities which shaped the Coldplay phenomenon ever produced. Featuring highlights from: Speed of Sound, Politik, The Scientist, Yellow, Clocks, Trouble, Fix You, In My Place and more...

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  • Rock Case Studies

    Guns N' Roses

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 51 min

    Fronted by the charismatic Axl Rose and driven by Slash’s raw, powerful guitar, Guns n’ Roses have given rock music a string of classic albums and singles. Commentary from band insiders and an in-depth interview with Izzy Stradlin stand shoulder to shoulder with classic archive performance footage, as this documentary takes you inside the workings of a band that has sold over 100 million albums. Featuring highlights from: You Could Be Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O’ Mine and more...

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  • Music In Review

    Bon Jovi

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 3 min

    Led by the most charismatic of frontmen, Bon Jovi have proved to be one of the most enduring forces on the hard rock scene. Featuring live performance footage and candid interviews and criticism from a host of leading musicians, journalists and those close to the band, this documentary is the ultimate critical review of the career and work of Bon Jovi. This incisive insight is a must have for every Bon Jovi fan. Featuring highlights from: Livin’ On a Prayer, Wanted Dead Or Alive, You Give Love A Bad Name, Bad Medicine and more...

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  • Live at l'Olympia

    Interpol

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr

    Heavy sound and dim lighting set the mood for Interpol’s impressive 2015 set at l’Olympia, in Paris. The American rock band from New York bring their post-punk and indie sounds to an appreciative crowd.

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  • Main Square 2011

    Cold War Kids

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 57 min

    Get ready for a heartfelt performance by American indie rock band Cold War Kids, at Main Square, in 2011. Stay tuned for their forthcoming album New Age Norms, out this autumn.

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  • Live at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney

    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 1 hr 44 min

    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have drawn comparison to acts such as The Polyphonic Spree, Arcade Fire and any number of hippy family bands from the 60's and 70's. With their shameless happiness and boundless energy, they are winning passionate new followers at every turn. Here they perform at The Enmore Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on April 10, 2014.

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  • Live at The Enmore Theatre

    Hot Chip

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    They’ve been called everything from the UK’s answer to Devo to geeky Londoners in cardigans. But one thing everyone can agree on is Hot Chip can put on one of the best live dance parties around. And that’s exactly what Hot Chip did in Sydney earlier this month: delivered a fierce onslaught of infectious synth-pop perfection at disorientating speed to the eager crowd at the Enmore.

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  • Main Square Festival 2016

    Jake Bugg

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 57 min

    Watch Jake Bugg's performance live at Main Square Festival in 2016.

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  • Pretend We're Dead

    L7

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    L7: Pretend We're Dead takes us on an all-access journey into the 1990's grunge movement that took the world by storm, and the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation. Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews, L7: Pretend We're Dead is an engrossing time capsule told from the perspective of L7, these true insiders who brought their signature blend of grunge punk to the masses! Chronicling the early days of the band's formation in 1985 to their height as the 'queens of grunge,' the film takes a roller coaster ride through L7's triumphs and failures, providing never-before-discussed insight into the band's eventual dissolution in 2001. Formed by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner-guitars/vocals, the band completed their lineup with the addition of Jennifer Finch on bass/vocals and Dee Plakas on drums. To highlight the fact that L7 was an all-female group, however, was to miss the point. "Our fans couldn't give a shit if we're women," Sparks says. "We did not set out to be an all-girl band. It just happened that way." Yet the "gender issue" would return time and again for the band; from shock jocks refusing to play "chick rock" to academics accusing the band of "incorrectly" embracing their feminism to hard rock press implying the band was merely riding a wave of "girl power" trendiness. Despite these obstacles, L7: Pretend We're Dead shows the thread of influence the band had not only on rock and roll but on future generations of women everywhere and is, at the end, a testament to the pioneering spirit of a band that refuses to take anything lying down. "They can't hear a word we said, when we pretend that we're dead" Also includes the infamous 1997 documentary "L7 The Beauty Process" that was directed by Krist Novoselic.

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  • Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd & Second Helping: Live From The Florida Theater

    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

    Earlier this year Lynyrd Skynyrd performed their first two studio albums, “Pronounced ‘Lĕh-’nérd ‘Skin-’nérd” and “Second Helping”, live in their entirety for the first time, at two specially staged concerts at the Florida Theatre in their home town of Jacksonville, Florida. It was a special occasion for both the act and their fans as the band performed tracks they’d never or rarely played live before alongside classic songs that are an essential part of any Lynyrd Skynyrd live show. These unique concerts are a must have for any Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.

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  • Live: Garorock Festival 2017

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 56 min

    Watch Michael Kiwanuka's performance at the Garorock Festival in 2017.

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  • Live in the Canal Room

    Ra Ra Riot

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 26 min

    Ra Ra Riot. Such an appropriate name. The cheerleader-esque "Ra ra" chant evokes images of high school, all of which can be found in this youthful band. You've got your photogenic prom queens on violin and cello. Your shaggy-haired Drama Club Stud on vocals. Your lovable athletic jock on drums. Your wacky class clowns on guitar and bass. And there's the "Riot" part, which comes close to describing this six-piece's blend of controlled chaos. The songs combine distorted guitar, fat bass, keyboards, orchestrated strings, and vocals. Mix the Arcade Fire with Devo and some coverpage-worthy good looks, and you wouldn't be too far from Ra Ra Riot's enjoyable racket.

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  • Eurockéennes 2017

    Royal Blood

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 22 min

    Join the energetic crowd at Eurockéennes 2017 for Royal Blood’s electric performance. Crowd-surfing, fist-pumping and handclapping are all part of the English rock duo’s stellar set. Don’t miss it!

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  • The Story of MerseyBeat

    Various Artists

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 49 min

    Merseybeat, also known as beat music or British beat, took over the world in the early '60s thanks to the rise of a little band from Liverpool called The Beatles. Watch on as we delve into the story of how Merseybeat took hold of the world of music, with the help of some of Liverpool's finest; Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and of course The Beatles.

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  • The Story of Psychedelic Rock

    Various Artists

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 56 min

    The programme looks at a collection of live performances of the psychedelic movement, examining the music, the drugs and the people who were instrumental in its development and success. Including performances from Jimmy Hendrix, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and many more....

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  • Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy

    Various Artists

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 35 min

    Sad Vacation is a personal account of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen and how it ended in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel. Directed by Danny Garcia, this films pulls no punches and reveals the facts through personal friends, insiders and witnesses. Includes interviews with Sylvain Sylvain, Bob Gruen, Walter Lure, Leee Black Childers, and many more.

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  • Live at The Enmore Theatre

    Interpol

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 19 min

    Interpol is an American indie rock band formed in 1997 in New York City. Here they perform at The Enmore Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on January 4, 2011.

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  • Live at The Metro Theatre

    Best Coast

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 53 min

    Channeling the spirit of old school acts like The Ventures and The Beach Boys, Best Coast took us on a sweet surf-pop safari at their Sydney show. Riding high on the release of their second record ‘The Only Place’ (rated #14 in Rolling Stone’s end of year poll), indie vixen Bethany Cosentino, guitarist Bobb Bruno and band surged through their set of DIY hits like ‘Boyfriend’, ‘The Only Place’ and ‘Do You Love Me Like You Used To’. The endless summer starts now… enjoy the show!

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  • Live at McCarren Park

    Deerhunter

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 47 min

    Oftentimes at live shows, musicians of the indie-rock variety get so caught up in all the strut and swagger that goes along with rock music that they forget to be fun. Deerhunter are not that, as evidenced by their performance here at McCarren Park Pool. On the contrary, front man Bradford Cox is a pretty damn funny guy. And while he may look like a young Thurston Moore without the flowing hair, Deerhunter opt out of your typical art-rock arrogance and instead go for a sonically sound show complete with a driving rhythm section and extra catchy guitar riffs. There's even a nutty vocal spot from Cole Alexander of The Black Lips. Top it off with some psychedelic effects and a pretty rhythm guitarist in cheerleader garb, and you've got yourself a Deerhunter performance that's way too fun to miss out on.

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  • The Final Hours

    Elvis Presley

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 57 min

    The death of the King of Rock n Roll shocked the world. How did this happen? The true story of Elvis Presley's last hours on Earth is told by the men who knew him best, his Memphis Mafia. Elvis' closest friends and confidants share their memories and experiences with the King and what really happened during his final hours. Including interviews with Sonny West, Billy Smith, Larry Geller, Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Marty Lacker, and Lamar Fike.

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