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premiere: new D.C. “Punk the Capital” doc has a trailer, and screening dates (watch!)

"From the perspective of that family-sized row house, this film dives back into an array of D.C. area bands of the late 1970’s (Slickee Boys, White Boy...) and looks forward into the growth of DC’s hardcore punk scene of the early 1980’s (Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Faith...)"

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play "California Dreamin'" at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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BV Presents ‘Music Driven’ films at Nitehawk Cinema (starting w/ AC/DC)

BrooklynVegan is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Music Driven signature film series at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg. The next film screening as part of the series is AC/DC: Let There Be Rock...

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Jaco Pastorius documentary by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo out now (watch the trailer)

Jaco Pastorius, the late jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981, a player on multiple Joni Mitchell albums and more, was given the documentary treatment this year with Jaco, which Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo ...

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Chan Marshall (Cat Power) to narrate Janis Joplin documentary

Pretty cool: It was revealed today that musician/singer/songwriter/actor Chan Marshall (also known as Cat Power) will be the voice narrating the upcoming Janis Joplin documentary "Janis" from Academy Award®-nominated director Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil," "West of Memphis")...

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RIP Bruce Sinofsky, documentarian of Metallica, West Memphis Three, Sun Records

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky, whose series on the "West Memphis Three" cast doubt on the murder convictions of three Arkansas teenagers, catalyzing a movement that led to their release, died Saturday, longtime collaborator Joe Berlinger said...

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Blue Note signs saxophonist Charles Lloyd (who’s playing The Met), collaborates with Sonos on blue speaker

Blue Note Records announced:More than 50 years into an already legendary career, 2015 is shaping up to be a momentous year for Charles Lloyd...

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speaking of SERIAL, IRA GLASS is appearing live, touring, listing his favorite documentaries

It's official: "Serial" is the hottest podcast in the history of the known universe, the most significant moment in audio since the "War of the Worlds" broadcast, and the most innovative development in communication arts since the smoke signal...

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Fugazi’s “First Demo” now streaming, ‘Salad Days’ premiering

Long in the works, Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC 1980-1990, is premiering as part of the DOC NYC fest in NYC tonight (11/14)...

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Sex and Broadcasting is a film about WFMU (premiering this week as part of DOC NYC)

New Jersey's WFMU has occupied a unique position as an independent, commercial-free, listener-supported radio station since its inception in the late 1950s...

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