This might have been covered before but a quick search didn’t turn anything up. My family have a Friday night routine in 2021 where we’ll watch something musical - a concert DVD, a documentary on Netflix, whatever (eg. last week was The Last Waltz, tomorrow is One More Time With Feeling).
To keep the ball rolling I want some really good live concerts or music documentaries for visual consumption. Ideally streamable, but any suggestions welcome.
It’s a mix of band history, little skits, and concert footage, but The Smashing Pumpkins’ Vieuphoria is one of my few favorite things in this world. Incredible live material, and you really get a sense of their personalities / dynamic with each other.
Edit: It’s missing some parts, but a lot of it is on Youtube.
It’s been years since I’ve seen it, but I remember the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart being great. Can’t seem to find it for free online right now, but it looks as if you can rent it on Vimeo at least.
I’m a lapsed Nick Cave fan. Heavily into his stuff in the mid-90s to early 2000s and saw him five or six times, got my Boatman’s Call signed by him its release but and then just lost interest and now Let Love In, Henry’s Dream and Live Seeds are the only albums I tend to revisit.
As a lapsed fan I wasn’t too interested in seeing the film but did so as I had an afternoon free. Really enjoyed the film. A very well put together film in a slightly leftfield style.
The Tom Petty documentary Running Down a Dream is really good. Very long, but very engaging.
If you want a semi-surreal musical journey into the American Gothic accompanied by Jim White, Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus is extraordinary. Like a musical, non-violent version of the first series of True Detective.