Martin Scorsese agreed to serve as producer for an official Grateful Dead documentary back in October 2014. The Dead’s 50th anniversary was coming up the following year, and filmmakers wanted to have the project ready for the celebration. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, and the landmark event was ultimately celebrated with a massive 3-day concert over the 4th of July weekend in Chicago’s Soldier Field. Original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh reunited on-stage for the event, which proved a huge success, despite the absence of Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995. Now, however, the 6-part documentary, appropriately titled Long Strange Trip from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, Happy Valley), is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival before being released on Amazon Prime this May. Continue reading →
We are happy to premier Minneapolis’ own, Cool Pollution, with their first ever video, “Where’s My Phone?” The entire video, which was shot manually (no-auto focus), is entertaining and full of its own quirks. The video was filmed throughout one day in the Twin Cities, using a variety of shots of downtown Minneapolis / St.Paul and the nature that surrounds the two cities. The track, which is featured off Cool Pollution’s album, Landlocked with Lakes, possesses a sense of wonder – Where is the PHONE?
This Thursday, Cool Pollution will be joining Glow Mechanics at The Nomad, for their final Thursday residency show. Continue to stay tuned for more from Cool Pollution as they continue to surface the local music scene.
Recent news reports have surfaced about director Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer for an upcoming feature-documentary about the psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead. Although the project has yet to be titled, Amir Bar-Lev is already set to direct the film, which will cover the entire span of the band’s career from 1965-1995. Biographer/archivist David Lemieux will be lending a hand to The Tillman Story director, who hopes to have the film ready by the time we reach the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary. The documentary will include lots of archival footage and interviews with late band members Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, plus additional footage from surviving band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh. The Grateful Dead were formed in Palo Alto, California in 1965 and became well known for their psychedelic sound of rock, folk, and reggae fusion. Scorsese, himself, is well known for covering rock n’ roll icons. His last rock project was the George Harrison documentary Living in the Material World, but he has also covered groups like Bob Dylan, The Band and The Rolling Stones. We’ll keep an eye out for more news on this project. Scorsese is currently working on an upcoming rock n’ roll project for HBO featuring Olivia Wilde from a screenplay by Terence Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street), so it will really fall to director Bar-Lev to get the project rolling, but we’ll keep an eye out for more news.
So apparently this is a thing…trampolines buried in caves with a bunch of trippy lights. These giant suspended trampolines are in located in the Llechwedd caverns in Wales. The exhibit is built for adults and children at a reasonable price, being just over $25. This shit looks crazy, and to top it off you get to take a giant 60 foot slide back down.
Madlib will be releasing his second installment to his Rock Konducta series on July 15, 2014. If you aren’t familiar and didn’t catch Vol.1 of the Rock Konducta beats, make sure to get accustomed now. This latest installment to his “Beat Konducta” series focuses on the underground rock scenes from the 60s-80s. The album relies on Madlib’s unique ability to blend hip-hop with the classic psychedelic rock, which makes for a fresh experience from the producer. Make sure to get this on pre-order for those who collect wax, because Vol.1 sold out immediately.
As we continue to come across music many may never of heard of, we stumbled across another that belongs here. While we know pretty much nothing about Myo Crypt, their one and only song, “Try This,” deserves a listen. The experimental, psychedelic, electro-rock doesn’t sound like much of anything that we’ve heard before. The song features guitar riffs similar from Stoner Metal and drum patterns similar to those from chill wave electronica. This one really takes you on a nice ride.