Jocelyn Pelichet sits down to shred 50 guitar riffs from the early ’90s. It’s good to hear Soul Asylum again, even if it was only for six seconds.
“Wait a second didn’t The Black Keys already do a video for ‘Gold on the Ceiling’?” Yep, they sure did, but this video was directed by eccentric director Harmony Korine of Kids notoriety. And it’s just as anti-mainstream as one would expect from Harmony.
If there’s anything that Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” was missing way back in 1984 it was a heavy influence of trumpet and sombreros. Good to see the fellas finally elevated the song to what it was truly capable of.
One of the hardest rocking bands in history, Led Zeppelin crafted epic songs of grace and fury influenced by the American blues tradition. This documentary chronicles the band’s history from their 1968 formation to their reign as 1970s hard-rock giants, through rare photographs, archival footage and interviews with the band and those who were close to them: managers, sound engineers, groupies and fellow rockers.
This Week: Matthew Wars leaves She & Him and Monsters of Folk for his own sound; Alabama Shakes drop a great debut and pick up a spot on Jack White’s new tour; A collection of early 7-inches and LPs on The Dawn of Eternal Summers; Bassnectar’s speaker-splitting dubstep; Sisters Cristi Jo and Jezzica Zambri’s second effort.
This Week: Swedish trio Miike Snow suffer an identity crisis; Wonder boy Brad Oberhofer’s debut; El Paso favorites The Mars Volta drop album number six; THEESatisfaction’s hip-hop / soul duo debut; Kickball Katy from Vivian Girl’s sophomore album as La Sera.
The Material Girl explores her favorite subject — herself — in this shameless (and terrifically entertaining) vanity project disguised as a “documentary.”
Sheena is a punk rocker and this Roger Corman-produced musical comedy featuring the Ramones is a piece of punk cinema that you shouldn’t miss.
Follow the Foo Fighter’s 17 year history, from band’s very first songs created as cassette demos by Dave Grohl during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer, all the way through the creation of their 2011 album, Wasting Light which just swept the Rock categories at this year’s Grammy Awards. Watch the documentary.
The new clip for a standout track from last year’s El Camino. The tour video follows the Keys from their rocking album release show in NYC to the rest of the world on their tour.