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Ken Burns’ “Country Music” gets a premiere date

Source:  Pitchfork Ken Burns’ new eight-part, 16-hour documentary about country music has received a premiere date. The first episode of "Country Music" will premiere on PBS on Sunday, September 15.  The next three episodes will air from Monday, September 16 through...

The Amen break is the most sampled loop in music history

Source:  Great Big Story What do Skrillex, David Bowie, Salt-N-Pepa, and basically every drum and bass track have in common? They've all used the Amen break, a four-bar drum solo that has become the most sampled loop in music history. Recorded in 1969, the six-second...

“Surviving R. Kelly” isn’t a docuseries, it’s a horror story

Source:  IndieWire As discussion around sexual assault has evolved, people once termed victims are now survivors. The Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” bluntly centers on that perspective shift, but with more nuance than you might expect from the cable...

“Avicii: True Stories” is back on Netflix

Source:  DJ Mag "Avicii: True Stories," a documentary following the life of Swedish EDM star Avicii is back on Netflix after being removed following his death on April 20th last year. Directed by Levan Tsikurishvili, film follows Avicii’s rapid rise to fame, thanks to...

A Heavy Metal magazine documentary is in the works

Source:  Variety Fox Digital Studio, Heavy Metal Media, and 4th Row Films are developing a documentary feature film about  sci-fi fantasy magazine Heavy Metal, with Douglas Tirola attached to direct. Tirola has directed six feature documentaries including A&E...

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” stadium tour is coming to Netflix

Source:  Refinery29 On New Year's Eve, Taylor Swift's "Reputation" stadium tour will play its last stadium: Netflix. Swift secretly filmed footage during her performances at AT&T Stadium in Dallas and will premiere the concert on Netflix on December 31....

“Springsteen on Broadway” premieres today on Netflix

Source:  IndieWire Beginning today, just a few hours after Bruce Springsteen plays the final song of his Broadway residency, Netflix subscribers around the globe will be gifted front-row seats to one of the most exclusive shows the Great White Way has ever seen....

Here’s a first look at Ken Burns’ “Country Music”

Source:  The Tennessean Through his lens, Ken Burns has made epic explorations into "Baseball," "Prohibition," and several wars. Next year, the documentary filmmaker will take audiences on a 16-hour journey through "Country Music." The eight-part film is set to...

New documentary explores the DIY metal scene inside the Navajo Nation

Source:  Revolver "There's a lot of bands, heavy metal bands, on the Navajo reservation. And for some reason this music, this subculture, seems to permeate with the youth," says Jerold Cecil, manager of Arizona act I Dont Konform. "What Rez Metal is — 'rez' is sort of...

The Most Feared Song in Jazz, Explained

Source:  Vox John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered musicians, released “Giant Steps” in 1959. It’s known across the jazz world as one of the most challenging compositions to improvise over for two reasons - it’s fast, and it’s in three keys. Braxton Cook...