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Stream the Gorillaz Documentary Bananaz

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on Monday, April 20, 2009 by Erik Burg

bananaz-smallFor the next four weeks all you rabid Gorillaz fans (me included) can stream their new documentary Bananaz via the site Babelgum. It’ll be nice to see the band in actual live setting and not with their cartoon personas plastered all over the screen, so I’ve got high hopes. The theatrical release is set for sometime in June and the DVD copies if you so choose to order one will be shipped out soon after this four week streaming period ends. So check it out if you’ve got a spare hour and a half, I’m sure it will worth your while.

STREAM BANANAZ

 

or… watch the trailer first:

Iron Maiden’s Flight 666 Minneapolis screening details revealed

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , on Thursday, April 9, 2009 by Ryan Buege

No matter how old Iron Maiden gets, they still kick way more ass than you ever could. Don’t believe me? Watch the “Run to the Hills (live” trailer below from Sam Dunn’s (the same guy behind Global Metal and Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey) new heralded documentary film Flight 666 where he follows these heavy metal gods on tour across 5 continents in 45 days to find out why.

In Minneapolis, we are fortunate enough to be one of a select few cities in the country who are receiving a screening for this epic, critically praised film! On its national premiere day, Tuesday, April 21, Flight 666 will be shown at 9:30 p.m. at the 700-seat Riverview Theatre in Minneapolis located at 3800 42nd Avenue South for one  night only. Click here to find out how to purchase tickets for what promises to be an incredible night at the theater.

Video: Bad Brains documentary preview & progress update

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, February 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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The legendary (and, from both a personal & public point of view, extremely influential) American hardcore-punk group Bad Brains have posted an update on a forthcoming as-of-yet untitled documentary they are planning for future release. The band is now in post-production for the film which is being directed by Mandy Stein and Ben Logan and traces the history of the band from their formation in Washington, D.C. in 1979 to the present day. However, they’re not done yet; in the rare case that you actually footage of the band from throughout their career, please contact the directors by emailing them to let them know. So far, the film is guaranteed to featured interviews with all four founding members, as well as  from Henry Rollins, Minor Threat/Fugazi vocalist Ian MacKaye, ex-Minor Threat guitarist Lyle Preslar, ex-Cro-Mags vocalist Jon Joseph and guitarist Harley Flanagan, Murphy’s Law guitarist Jimmy Gestapo and Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, who produced the  Bad Brain’s 2007 album, Build a Nation.

I wasn’t around for the hardcore renaissance that these guys propelled, but they have been as important to me as any band in contributing to my rejection of authority and my embrace of self-motivation. During my late teenage years, thee Bad Brains were my soundtrack, whether I was tooling with friends, jamming at a party, or chilling for a late night session; Bad Brains is music for an inspired life. This should be an amazing documentary and is very well deserved this late in their career. Anyone else excited for this? Anyone not know this band?.. well if not, shame, shame, shame on you! Keep a lookout here for a final release announcement.

Che premieres tomorrow at the Uptown Theatre

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, January 15, 2009 by Ryan Buege

After over three years and $65 million spent on the production of Steven Soderbergh’s epic biopic about the Cuban revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the critically divisive movie will finally make a debut on Minnesota screens tomorrow at the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis. The epic 4-hour, 2-part film starring Benicio del Toro apparently plays much like a diary and serves as a very accurate, documentary-like depiction of the motivations that fueled this leader, teacher, fighter, and eternal symbol of human rights and protest. Rightfully so, as the script was actually adapted from Guevara’s own diaries. The first part of the film, “The Argentine”, is taken from “Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War” (detailing the birth of the Cuban revoltuion and eventual overthrow of the Batista government), and second segment, called “Guerilla” (covering Che’s ill-fated continuation of the Latin American Revolution in Bolivia) is taken from his “Bolivian Diary”.  Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to see if these guys were able to make a movie that lives up to the monumental image of Che that I hold in my head. ..well, Del Toro still has yet to let me down, so I’m very optimistic.

Che will be shown in its entirety at the Uptown Theatre for only one week before it is officially released as a seperate features for individual viewing. Click here for more information on the showing  and watch the trailer below: