- Music Reviews
- May 25, 2020
Have a Good Time, But Get Out Alive (Cleveland International). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
A 1929 Parisian hit stage play becomes an arty yet poignant film in the Golden Age of French Cinema.
A ship full of whiskey collides with a rock in the Outer Hebrides during WW2 saving the local population from almost certain sobriety.
A documentary following the band Pussy Riot, their political actions in Putin’s Russia, and their subsequent trial and jail time.
Friends and family reminisce about Frank Zappa, his music, and his origins.
Lewis Black asks, in the age of 45, What’s my job? on Black to the Future.
Janis Joplin was the greatest blues singer of her generation. Little Girl Blue shows us what it cost her.
Devo’s 2014 “Hardcore Devo” tour showed them going back to the days before Energy Domes, hit singles, or hope of radio airplay; back to the days of like-minded weirdoes banging out songs in the basement.
Country icon Jim Lauderdale is profiled in The King of Broken Hearts.
Pioneering ’90s emo band Rye Coalition were close enough to stardom to taste it. So what happened?
Big Star lives in this 1994 reunion concert.
Kickstarter-funded documentary on Star Wars figure collectors, with interviews from both the collectors and the original toy designers.
On their fiftieth anniversary, The Rolling Stones have opened up the vaults to share some rare gems. This hit or miss early venture into film shows the band on tour in 1965. Just stick to the live stuff, and you’ll have no problems, says mega-fan James Mann.
Hard rocking Australian band Rose Tattoo reunite for the closing of the Boggo Road Jail in this 1993 concert.
He called himself “Noam Chomsky with dick jokes”, but he was much more than that. James Mann looks at the new documentary on the comic genius and social commentator that was the great Bill Hicks.
Scott Adams finds George Romero’s mixed-media love letter to the groundbreaking horror film, Night of the Living Dead to be worth a look.
Brendan Toller’s documentary mixes interviews and animation to explain the death of the independent record store. Scott Adams comments on the eulogy.
In this documentary, Steven Hurlburt and Flournoy Holmes cross the country in search of the inside story on this “alternative” lifestyle. Following their Dead-loving subjects, living their lives, and filming every moment, they aim to open our eyes to a rather singular subculture.
Romantic vampires? Heaving bosoms? Must be an Italian vampire film. Scott Adams dons his puffy shirt and velvet cape and swoons.
Aaron Shaul happily wades through The Clash’s complete videography, marvels at their turn as actors (!), and comes through it all as a bigger fan than ever before.