You are at Sundance. And you love music videos. Well, too bad. There's no music video program. But, if you love music on film, you're in luck since there's plenty to see.
Unless you've been living under a rock, then you're aware of Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary about a famed L.A. recording studio. Presumably the film will be very hard to get into, although not as hard as the Sound City concert tonight with the other surviving Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, some fellow Foo Fighters plus legends John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield and many others. And yes, Springfield was just called a legend. Deal with it.
Other Sundance music movies and shorts include:
- Muscle Shoals — Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier's look at the Alabama town where The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan recorded classic hits.
- History of The Eagles Part One — Director Alison Ellwood chronicles The Eagles through their 1980 breakup. (There is a Part Two, which picks up the tale with the band's reunions)
- Black Metal — A short film by director Kat Chandler
- Twenty Feet From Stardom — A look at pop back-up singers by director Morgan Neville
- Datamosh and E.m-bed.de/d and Augmented Real — The HTML artcollage world of Yung Jake
And, I should note the Yung Jake Datamosh anthem is amazing.