Follows the evolution of punk music from its roots to its acceptance into popular culture with The Adicts, Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Damned, Green Day, Minor Threat, NOFX, The Ramones, Rancid, Social Distortion and many more! (duration 1h36m)
Punk's Not Dead is more than just a tribute documentary. It takes you on an era-by-era journey that puts punk rock's non-conformist reputation under the knife. Officially sanctioned by the bands in the film who donated personal photos, fliers and home videos, Punk's Not Dead follows the evolution of punk music from its anarchic roots, to its use as a corporate marketing tool and acceptance into popular culture, to its reinvention in today's underground scene. It features such bands as The Adicts, Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Damned, The God Awfuls, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Minor Threat, NOFX, The Offspring, Pennywise, The Ramones, Rancid, Social Distortion, Stiff Little Fingers, The Subhumans, Sum 41, UK Subs, The Used, and many, many more. Director Susan Dynner's first-hand experience of Washington DC's punk scene in the Eighties and her continued love of punk music spurred the making of this self-financed, independent documentary true to the D.I.Y. spirit of punk culture. Punk's Not Dead combines intelligent, insightful commentary with live performances, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and a killer soundtrack.
Revolutionary technology sparks first official video for Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone".
I’ve now “interacted” with this incredible “Like a Rolling Stone” video three times on BobDylan.com, and I’m still not sure what just happened; I only know it was amazing. But as far as I can tell, as my mind continues to reel, these are the basics:
1. It’s a music video for “Like a Rolling Stone,” the Bob Dylan hit. It’s been almost 50 years since the song was released, and there has never been an official music video.
2. But this isn’t just any video. It’s interactive. You can flip through different tv channels within the video itself, and see different programs. And on each show, the actors and hosts are mouthing the words to the song in perfect time.
3. And the shows are real! Sort of! We’ve got Drew Carey on “The Price is Right,” Steve Levy on “SportsCenter,” the Pawn Stars guys, Marc Maron recording a podcast, a history show about the depression, a news channel, a totally different music video, and etc. At first glance, I’m counting 16 different channels.
4. It’s funny, too! There’s a fake movie called Love is Love, a show called “Bachelor’s Roses,” and a competition on the sports channel called the “Pan Asia Tennis Tournament” (first round, of course). And look, that’s just scratching the surface. No two experiences are alike, and it seems like you could watch it a thousand times and discover something new with each view.
When we say, “The 50 Best Albums of the Year,” let me explain precisely what we mean: These are the albums that our 19 music writers and editors voted highest in our year-end poll. They weren’t the only albums we loved—a whopping 323 albums received votes—so surely some of your own favorites are missing (let us know in the comments). And while we admittedly skew towards indie-rock and singer/songwriters, there’s a good bit of hip-hop, country, soul and whatever you call The Haxan Cloak, as well. The purpose of this—and all our year-end lists—is to help you discover albums you may have missed or might want to give a second chance. There’s something about each of these records that moved us enough to want the rest of the world to know about it. Just think of us as those passionate kids who never grew up and still want to make you a mixed tape. Here are our 50 favorite albums of 2013
THIS IS OUR MUSIC: THE CURE - "Three Imaginary Boys".
Song from the "Three Imaginary Boys" album, the debut studio album by English alternative rock band The Cure, who were at that time a three-piece band. It was released on 8 May 1979 by record label Fiction.
The Selecter was an integral part of the original 2 Tone scene in the UK with hits such as ‘Too Much Pressure’ and ‘On My Radio’.With a major tour coming up in early 2014 and a new album just out, the band took to the road for a few dates supporting Public Image Limited. On the final night of the tour, at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the band’s dynamic singers Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson sat down with me for a chat before the show. Pauline made me a cup of tea and the two iconic figures of the ska scene opened up about creating new music, getting older, sexism and their first sighting of a certain Johnny Rotten. Imelda Michalczyk talks with Pauline Black and Gaps.
UNDER THE RADAR: STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS - "Lariat".
Malkmus is back! Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks made their big return to the stage in Portland, and now they’ve announced plans for their excellently titled new album Wig Out At Jagbags. Here’s what Malkmus has to say about the album in a statement:
"Wig Out at Jagbags is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen-Malkmus-imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, Sic Alps, UVA in the late 80′s, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys tring to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010′s….
“Lariat” is the loose, scrappy, ebullient first single, and its video, directed by Leblanc + Cudmore, is a sort-of lyric video in which a charming young lady, in an apartment full of very serious people, translates the lyrics into French.
"The man behind Message to Bears is a multi-instrumentalist Jerome Alexander. Jerome is smartly mixing folk, acoustic, piano, electronics, some ethereal soundscapes and samples and what comes out of it: truly divine music." (Stereofox)