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11.18.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Plenty of rock stars have inspired tour documentaries, but David Bowie Is is a special breed of a film, a documentary not about an artist or a tour but specifically about a tour of a museum exhibition about the artist. If that sounds esoteric, it is, but London's David Bowie Is exhibition gave filmmaker (and avowed Bowie buff) Vivien Goldman plenty to work with, collecting mementos from the iconic...
11.17.2014 | 73 days ago | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Since debuting six years ago, the annual Pablove Benefit Concert has hosted the reunion of many popular Wisconsin bands, but the upcoming installment will mark the first time a band has been created specifically for the event. The sixth annual Pablove concert on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Turner Hall Ballroom will be headlined by a group called Sons of the Silent Age, a one-off David Bowie tribute proje...
09.01.2014 | | Posted at 08:57 AM
By David Luhrssen
The first “mockumentary,” This is Spinal Tap (1984), brought the food and beverage contract riders of touring rock bands into the spotlight. Anyone with a backstage pass already knew the story: performers can get pretty particular once they reach a certain magnitude of stardom—and some of their demands are pretty peculiar. That’s the theme of a new book, Excess All...
03.24.2014 | | Posted at 09:10 AM

The Making of Lou Reed’s Greatest Album

By David Luhrssen
  Lou Reed’s Transformer is among the greatest rock albums ever. On the making-of documentary Transformer (paired on the Blu-ray release with the concert movie Live at Montreux 2000), Reed half dismisses the LP as just “a moment in time” before the rest of his life continued. But Rolling Stone critic David Fricke speaks for the fans by calling it timeless. “It sound...
02.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's difficult to believe it took so long, but Les Savy Fav finally made their first national television performance on Friday, playing "Patty Lee" from their latest disc, Let's Stay Friends. It was less frightening and more overtly comical than a typical Les Savy Fav concert�perhaps because the group toned down their freakiness for the masses, but more likely because Tim Harrington's dance mov...