THE SOUND CITY PLAYERS WITH STEVIE NICKS ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN FEBRUARY 14
SOUND CITY THE FILM SHOOTS TO #1 ON iTunes DOCUMENTARY CHARTS WITHIN HOURS OF WORLDWIDE RELEASE
“Straight out of a roof-raising debut at Sundance 2013 comes Dave Grohl’s exhilarating documentary about what makes life worth living… Grohl has made an intimate epic about music. But the film’s genius is the way it applies the lessons of SOUND CITY to any job.. In his directing debut, Grohl shows the instincts of a real filmmaker. SOUND CITY hits you like a shot in the heart.”–Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“High-spirited, emotional and funny, SOUND CITY is, of all things, a mash note to a machine… one that helped change the face of rock ‘n’ roll.”–Kenneth Turan, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
“a celebration of just how unbelievably awesome it is to make rock music for a living”–NPR
“terrifically entertaining… The Nirvana and Foo Fighters star brings elements that can’t be faked–passion and heart–to this account of what it feels like to make real handcrafted rock music… a sincere tribute but also and infectiously honest one”–THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“SOUND CITY… will be candy to several generations’ worth of rock fans… It’s not an antidigital argument so much as an anti-blandness argument”–THE NEW YORK TIMES
“(FOUR STARS) this geeked-out documentary beats with more heart than could be imagined”–TIME OUT NEW YORK
“(FOUR STARS) SOUND CITY has something for everyone. Whether you’re a music gearhead, a fan of the bands and albums recorded at Sound City, someone who appreciates the creative process behind writing and recording songs or even just someone who digs well-made documentaries, the film has it all. We know Dave Grohl is a great drummer and an incredible frontman; now we know he’s a great documentary filmmaker too.”–FILM THREAT
“Talk about ambition… this may be the most positive music documentary you’ll ever see… Grohl’s aim is to explore the aura of a place, but what he winds up proving is that people make the magic”–THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“A must-see film for anyone who cares about recording techniques… ultimately SOUND CITY celebrates the human element in recording…”–BILLBOARD
Dave Grohl’s SOUND CITY PLAYERS’ February 13 extravaganza at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom has sold out. All tickets for the one-time-only NYC all-star team-up of Dave Grohl and his extended Foo Fighters and Nirvana families with Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine are now gone.
While in New York, Grohl will drop by THE COLBERT REPORT February 13 to discuss his critically and commercially successful directorial debut, and on February 14 THE SOUND CITY PLAYERS with special guest Stevie Nicks will make their network TV debut on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.
Having so far played two historic shows to date–one at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and one in Los Angeles to commemorate SOUND CITY’s January 31 Hollywood premiere–THE SOUND CITY PLAYERS bring to life the music created for the documentary and its accompanying SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL album, out March 12 on Roswell/RCA. SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL is currently available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/SoundCityiTunes, with all pre-orders immediately receiving first single “Cut Me Some Slack”–performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear.
As with the two previous shows, NYC configuration of the SOUND CITY PLAYERS will also perform numerous classics from the catalogues of Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Fear, Cheap Trick and more, as they join Grohl and a cast of his current and former bandmates including Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Krist Novoselic, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and other familiar faces for a once in a lifetime evening.
SOUND CITY’s grassroots distribution strategy to release day and date globally as theatrical, VOD and Direct to Consumer has netted the film an impressive $1 million in just 4 days. It is available for purchase DRM-free direct from the filmmaker athttp://soundcitymovie.com and through iTunes–where it shot to #1 on the Documentary charts within hours of its worldwide release on Friday–athttp://bit.ly/SoundCityiTunes. The film is also available worldwide on demand with more than 100 operators including: Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Amazon VOD, Google Play, Vudu, and Sony PlayStation. One night only screenings were held January 31 across the USA, Australia and New Zealand, with theatrical runs beginning February 1. Seehttp://soundcitymovie.com for more information on how to see the film.
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