Everyday Sunshine, The Story of Fishbone shows the unifying power of music and its ability to provoke social change, while uncovering the complex dynamics of friendship, creativity and fame.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday October 17, 2011 5:00 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday March 21, 2011 5:00 pm|
In Bob Dylan Revealed, due out May 1st on DVD, director Joel Gilbert delves into the the phases of Dylan’s five decade career in a series of interviews with those close to the artist and those affected by him.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday February 28, 2011 5:00 pm|
In Troubadours, The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, our guests, director Morgan Neville and producer Eddie Schmidt, have created a vibrant film full of music, history and anecdotes. The film is an intimate and illuminating, funny, sad and cautionary tale that chronicles one the most important cultural movements of the past sixty years–rise of the singer-songwriter–troubadours–framed by the history of the still-extant club that launched their careers, Doug Weston’s Troubadour.
Founded by Doug Weston in 1957, the Troubadour, a nightclub located in West Hollywood–then itself not a city, but merely an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County–became the nexus of first the folk and then the growing singer-songwriter movement.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday November 15, 2010 5:00 pm|
I really believe rock ‘n roll can change the world. Can, has and will. Well, okay music, because before there was rock ‘n roll there the waltz, jazz, samba…all forbidden, scandalous, shocking and prone to cause dancing which could lead to more horizontal and well as cerebral activities!
My musical revelations and cultural epiphanies coincided with punk rock; I cut my heart on it and just kept going. And as an Angeleno, I am proud of our SoCal music tradition from the early days of Crenshaw Avenue jazz combos through now, which is why we feature a lot of punk rock movies with lots of local heroes and history on movie night