Friday, January 17 2014
This is a well-made concert film of Mastodon at their best. And the 23-song setlist covers their whole catalog.
Thursday, December 5 2013
The great band featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Tony Williams, at its best.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
The heart is in the right place even if the head isn't for Springsteen and I, a "fan-made" homage to the Boss for... who, exactly?
I felt ridiculous, but I found myself choking back tears throughout this film.
Thursday, November 14 2013
Dream Theater, now in its third decade, suffered what could have been a crippling blow, the loss of drummer Mike Portnoy. The band found a replacement and got (to everyone's surprise) better. This new DVD is proof.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
Four titans of progressive rock demonstrate their individual and collective genius. The virtuosity is dizzying but no one gets hurt.
Thursday, September 19 2013
Universal is not just a document of a stellar live show; it’s the culmination of everything Anathema has worked for up to this point.
Wednesday, September 4 2013
This unauthorized documentary traces Duane Allman's passage from apprentice to master with authority and fine examples.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Graham Parker reunited with the Rumour and played their first live show together in 31 years for Judd Apatow's This is 40. The band is heavy on the skill, but not quite as heavy on the passion for their classic songs.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
Far from a basic VH1 “behind-the-scenes look”, We Are Modeselektor gives a human face to the cool digital glitches of Modeselektor’s sound.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
What we get with Jethro Tull Around the World Live, is visual and sonic documentation of a legend aging (mostly with grace) before our eyes.
Fans of the Grateful Dead all have their favorite era, but in 1987 and 1990, the San Francisco outfit was playing some of the best shows of its career. These two volumes are proof positive of that.
Monday, July 15 2013
That Paul McCartney was having a fantastic 1976 is plain to see in the concert film Rockshow, featuring performances from the North American leg of his Wings Over the World tour, and recently released on DVD and Blu-ray.
Monday, July 8 2013
The '90s may not have marked the Grateful Dead's creative peak, but these two DVDs, from 1990 and 1991, show that the group's continued popularity was justified.
Thursday, June 20 2013
Young fans literally wanted a piece of the band and would rush the stage. Keith Richards recalls that The Stones didn't actually finish a show for more than two years.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
This is well worth the 38-plus year wait for an official release. Good singin', good playin'.
Wednesday, February 13 2013
Divorced from the energy of the room, the careening tidal wave of dancing heads surrounding you while the band plunged into another extended jam, the visual experience of the band onstage is remarkably flat.
Monday, December 31 2012
What happens when a legendary band reheats itself for a 20-year cycle of touring with new members who aren't gritty enough to get the grit? No, I ask you.
Tuesday, December 25 2012
The jazz guitarist, filmed performing with his peculiar and wondrous "Orchestrion", a kind of player piano orchestra of bottles and guitar-bots, and marimbas and more. Shimmering.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
By the time they got to Texas, in 1975, The Who had nothing to prove except the undeniable impact they could still make, any place, any time.