Director D.A. Pennebaker’s filmic record of David Bowie’s brain-frying final concert as his Ziggy Stardust incarnation in July 1973 is key evidence why Bowie was suddenly catapulted to slavish cult adoration. A bridge between cult fetish and massive popular appeal right before the record industry (and the Thin White Duke himself) homogenized the pop star’s image into something less threatening.
Celebrate tomorrow’s release of the new album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Skeleton Tree"! A one-night-only screening, this concert film will be the first time anyone anywhere will be able to hear the music, which includes some of Cave’s most poignant and personal work. Featuring live performances of the "Skeleton Tree" material along with documentary footage, this immersive yet elegant film combines B&W, color and 3-D segments to capture the album’s stark intimacy.
Prince’s lofty reputation as a live performer is easily justified by this incendiary concert film, shot while on tour to promote his then-new “Sign o' the Times.” With dramatically staged vignettes linking the songs, the Purple One roars through the bulk of the critically acclaimed double album, fronting a sizzling post-Revolution band including drummer Sheila E.