Tue 26 Nov
R. Stevie Moore - Tape to Disc
Amazing documentary of one of the most underrated geniuses of the home tape / DIY scene.
Thu 24 Oct
J Dilla’s Vinyl Collection - Crate Diggers by Fuse
The latest episode of Fuse TV’s series Crate Diggers is all about J Dilla – with J Rocc and DJ Spinna in a Detroit storage locker looking through Dilla’s vinyl.
Tue 18 Jun
MOCA presents The Art of Punk - Black Flag
On the first episode of “The Art of Punk” we dissect the art of the legendary Black Flag. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon.
The Source Family
Drag City Film Distribution announces the forthcoming May 2013 theatrical run of THE SOURCE FAMILY (previously titled THE SOURCE), the feature length documentary directed by Maria Demopoulos and Jodi Wille about Father Yod and The Source Family’s radical experiment in ‘70s utopian living.
Wed 1 May
Dubspot presents Clive Chin: The Lost Archives of 17 North Parade
A new original three-part series which details the history and discovery of previously unknown and unreleased recordings by many of reggae’s greatest stars from 70’s by Randy’s.
Sun 21 Apr
Punk in Africa - Documentary Trailer
And while the contemporary phenomenon of global punk makes for fascinating news stories, a new documentary, Punk in Africa, demonstrates that international punk rock is as old as the Western variety. It just never got the same press. In South Africa, shortly after the 1976 Soweto Uprising, multi-racial punk bands began to form, with names like Gay Marines, National Wake, and Screaming Foetus.
Fri 22 Feb
Black Sabbath and the Birth of Heavy Metal - On The Road (by noisey)
Noisey teamed up with Marshall Headphones and Jesse Hughes of Eagles Of Death Metal to investigate the original heavy metal sound born in the UK, as pioneered by musical heroes Black Sabbath in the 1970s.
Thu 24 Jan
Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968
An extraordinary verité portrait of Charles Mingus by Thomas Reichman. One of the first jazz DVD’s I bought.
Sat 17 Nov
Bruh Yusef Lateef ~ The Living Jazz Legend
50 minute feature on Yusef Lateef, (born William Emmanuel Huddleston on October 9, 1920) is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz musician, academic, and author well known for incorporating Arabic and Eastern sounds into his musical offerings.
Mon 25 Jun
The Ventures in Tokyo (1966)
And if you still can’t get enough, here’s a four part documentary from 1966, with concert footage and sightseeing in Japan.
Wed 21 Dec
David Vorhaus - Analogue Electronic Music 1979
In this historical video excerpt, David Vorhaus talks about two of his analogue inventions - the MANIAC analogue sequencer, and the Kaleidophon from 1979.
Fri 9 Dec
Mighty Sparrow - Calypso as Mother music
Clip from Calypso King of the World documentary. Sparrow comments on his early years in NewYork, Harry Belafonte and Reggae music.
Wed 23 Nov
Pierre Henry documentary - The Art of Sounds
Experimental French composer Pierre Henry, one of the pioneers of musique concrète, is the subject of this documentary that traces his development of a new sound that shocked the music world. During the 1950s, the radical innovator and his colleague Pierre Schaeffer created a unique form of music based on electronically modified environmental noises.
Mon 7 Nov
Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet
Sun Ra and his Arkestra were the subject of a few documentary films. Today’s documentary, Don Letts’ ‘Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet’ from 2005, reuses some of Mugge’s material and includes some additional interviews.