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    Faces in the Crowd

    Faces in the Crowd

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    Faces in the Crowd is a web show that gives ordinary people a chance to ask their favorite musician a question. Viewers tuning in to the web show can watch the Pitchfork media team track down artists for some backstage Q&A. Pitchfork reporters first go into the crowd to film some fans asking questions. Later, they track down the artist and find the answer. Well-known bands like Jane's Addiction and The Hold Steady show up in the video log answering both serious and odd questions from the crowd.moreless
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    In The Studio

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    In The Studio takes music fans inside the recoding studio to see how some bands go through the creative processes of making a record. Pitchfork media brings their cameras into the recording sessions of some well-known indie bands to capture their unique style of creating music. Producers log the results in a video show that highlights bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Each episode focuses on the close working relationship between the sound engineer and the artist.moreless
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    Juan's Basement

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    Juan's Basement is a docu-reality web show that includes music performances and interviews with popular musicians. The show is hosted by Juan, who lives in his parents basement. Juan invites musicians he likes to come play live in his basement. When the band arrives, they play and then Juan interviews them while they hang out. Some of the bands featured on the show include Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, M83, Black Lips and Blood on the Wall.moreless
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    Unwigged & Unplugged

    Unwigged & Unplugged

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    Unwigged & Unplugged is a series of videos that feature the members of Spinal Tap, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer. These actors/musicians are back without the wigs of the film, "This is Spinal Tap". They are playing as themselves and they are featuring songs from that film, the film "A Mighty Wind" and some new songs. Spinal Tap originally performed in wigs and full-rocker regalia with wild costuming. They started their tour with a performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood and did a post-concert interview with My Damn Channel's Kurt Loder. This interview and highlights from the performance are part of the footage of one of the episodes.moreless
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    A>D>D

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    A>D>D from Pitchfork TV is a series of videos documenting different bands and their music. It is analog technology (A) that is edited with digital technology (D) and presented and distributed through the internet using digital technology (D). Using a VHS camera and a simple 4-track recorder, the bands are recorded with analogy technology. Viewers will see and hear the music of bands like Times New Viking, Max Tundra, Crystal Stilts, Ariel Pink and more. They will see bands recorded in different settings like a laundromat in Queens. Viewers can watch Vivian Girls, Ponytail, Japandroids, Sonic Youth and others and hear their music. There are no fancy gimmicks, just simple recordings of the music.moreless
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    LaundroMatinee's Video Sessions

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    LaundroMatinee's Video Sessions is a online video series featuring live performances by independent bands and solo artists. Craig "Dodge" Lile and Jeff DuPont lit the fire for the peculiar music site LaundroMatinee.com back in 2006, with audio recordings of various independent bands, starting with their initial capture of a performance from Catfish Haven. Somewhere along the line they enlisted videographer Tim Wilsbach to film the sessions, and from there the project began to take serious shape. The first band to be featured in LaundroMatinee's Video Sessions was Bon Iver, and since putting the show online in 2008, word has spread that Lile and DuPont have a pretty cool little show on their hands. Seeking out original and unique musicians, the sessions showcase talent, and while being mainstream is certainly not at all a requirement, bands like The Dandy Warhols have joined emerging groups like The Young Republic and Ben Sollee to fill out an enigmatic lineup. The site has interviews and blogs that keep users in touch and informed, but the real draw here is the performances. Very special, and very good, LaundroMatinee's Video Sessions are a must see for fans of independent music.moreless
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    Lo-Fi Saint Louis

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    Lo-Fi Saint Louis in an online music and culture series that covers new artists as they travel through St. Louis, MO. Award wining producer Bill Streets heads to America's heartland, teaming up with cameraman Bowls MacLean and sound guru Matt Giant to bring live music and interviews to viewers at home. The series started as a blog in 2008, but since then, it has grown into a 270 episode, bi-weekly web broadcast. Bill shows America how music that travels though St. Lois is different from big-city shows. The Lo-Fi team presents local bands like Kid Congo, live before they started their European Tour. Rock band, Those Darlins, debut their new video clip on Low-FI, and Indy band, The Nevermores, play their last gig in St. Louis before the band's big breakup. Lo-Fi also includes clips of cultural events happening throughout the city. Viewers can watch "Street Boxing at Lemp and Arsenal" or scenes from the "Earthways Festival" without having to leave their home. The Lo-Fi group has renewed their contracts with sponsors in 2011, guaranteeing viewers more music and events until at least the year 2013.moreless
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    DeepRockDrive

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    DeepRockDrive is a revolutionary new music experience that brings together the excitement of live performances with the power of the Internet to allow fans and artists to interact in ways they never dreamed of. Fans help create setlists of songs that will be played, create their own version of the show with an assortment of camera angles and feeds, and beam feedback directly to the stage during the show. It adds up to an unpredictable experience that's more fun for fans and artists alike.moreless
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    VBS Music Specials

    VBS Music Specials

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    VBS Music Specials is an assorted collection of videos created by VBS (Vice Broadcasting System) featuring music, bands and live performances. With VBS Music Specials, VBS took all of the videos about music that did not fit into any specific category and collected them in one place. In the collection are a handful of music videos from the controversial punk band Black Lips. Also included in the collection are an assortment of behind the scenes videos documenting the making of music videos from hardcore punk band Off!. Bands such as Against Me, Annihilation Time, Neurosis and Gorgoroth contribute a few recordings of their live performances. A series of videos detail the garage band movement, with one highlight being the last interview with punk front man Jay Reatard before his death. With such a range of videos, music and bands, VBS Music Specials offers a bit of everything for the hardcore music fan.moreless
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    Music World

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    Music World is a cultural show which focuses on musical diversity presented by VBS.TV. The show's crew has the mission of finding original and largely unknown to the general public music tunes or presenting renowned music genres from a new perspective. The stories cover a great diversity of music genres including rock, dance, ethnic music and rap, among others. In their quest to find a good tune with an interesting story and a new geographical location associated with it, Music World makes trips all around the globe. Episodes include a Black Metal story from Norway, Dance music adventures on the coast of the Black Sea in Ukraine, the cultural heritage of Indian music, the underground world of British Donk music and an original recipe for a new Italian music genre known as Neomelodics. The show does not just present music styles and sounds. The history and the local atmosphere surrounding them receive just as much attention. Music World is a show for music culture enthusiasts eager to discover new dimensions of their passion for original tunes.moreless
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    Soft Focus

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    Soft Focus takes audiences inside the music industry through a series of short interviews with industry experts. The web series explores the relation between art and business and how the two subjects are actually an oxymoron. Washington, DC musician and DJ, Ian Svenonius hosts this web series, interviewing both artist and music executives from the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. The web show touches on subjects like why the public considers some artists a sell out after they conform to the industry's business side and give up their artistic integrity. Henry Rollins stops by the Guggenheim to give Ian a lecture on what it's like to be a nonconformist. American singer-songwriter and actor Will Oldham touches on the subject of rock star fans and why he thinks the fans only want the rock star to suffer through their music. Producer Calvin Johnson brings the business side to the web series, during with a sit down with Ian, discussing how a pop star would not exist without marketing. The Soft Focus web show conducts all interviews in a casual yet professional manner.moreless
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    Practice Space

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    Practice Space is a web show that goes on the road to see bands in their private practice space. Host Kim Taylor Bennett travels around the world to talk to different band members about their music and to watch them practice in their own environment. The show focuses on a wide array of music genres, as Kim meets up-and-coming bands including Spiritualized, Acrassicauda (Iraq's first metal band), the Sian Alice Group, Hong Kong Blood Opera, Hot Chip, Silverio and Carbonas. Kim talks to the band members about what inspired them to go into the music, what is the meaning behind their lyrics and what their music mean to them. She digs deep and lets the band express what they want their music to say about them. She also delves into their personal life to see how difficult being on the road is and how it interferes with their private life. Since Kim travels to their space, the show is able to capture some never-before-seen footage of the bands practicing and refining their music.moreless
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    Spärhusen

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    Sparhusen is an amusing faux-documentary created by Illeana Douglas about the Swedish experimental pop group Sparhusen: Beirget Kattson, Olf Nystrom, and Gert Forseberg. Shot through the granulated lens and aged film of Mangus Svenka's epic, if unfinished, 'Triumph of Sparhusen” the mockumentary details the band's relationships, both with former Manager, Bjorn Epstein (one of only 3 Swedish Jews), and with famed Swedish record producer Wurst Fierren, (Keanu Reeves). Footage includes the original recording sessions of Sparhusen's landmark album, 'Apples & Fish,' and its equally influential and undeniably catchy single, 'Apples & Fish.' The process is creatively draining for all, especially working with Fierren, who influences the album with extensive use of whale sounds, and the famous 'I give you the fish' role-playing exercises. The documentary concluded just three weeks before the fateful plane crash that stole 'Sweden's almost great bandâ' from us all. As Wurst says so perfectly, 'I think we are done, ya?'moreless
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    Tunnelvision

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    Tunnelvision has sticky floors. Odd smells. A little sweat. There are the tiny details that make concert-going a singular experience. And while there's still no way to fully replicate a live show via the internet, a cavalcade of talented filmmakers are currently working hard at turning the unspoken pleasures of live music into something intimate and artful.The new Pitchfork.tv program Tunnelvision rounds up the best videographers chronicling independent music across the country under one banner: from Brooklyn's Ray Concepcion and Chocolate Bobka, to Chicago's Acid Marshmallow, to California's Videothing and Yours Truly, to the bicoastal fctn.tv. Mostly armed with just a single camera and an exacting eye, these guys have an uncanny knack for putting you right in the thick of it.moreless
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    Surveillance

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    Surveillance is a web series that showcases rock bands filmed through the flickering monitor of a vintage security camera. The raw, grainy, black-and-white footage provides hard-core music fans with unadulterated rock performances without the usual stage craft of a normal concert. Featured bands include the Melvins, Dirty Three, Thee Feelies and Atlas Sound. One of the most memorable tracks is the Melvins performing The Kicking Machine in a crummy hotel room at the ATP New York Festival.moreless
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    One EskimO

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    One eskimO is an innovative musical animation project from the London-based band 'One eskimO' and Warner Premiere. This project blends groundbreaking animation with the visual storytelling to blend and create a visual album. One eskimO is the creation of lead singer Kristian Leontiou, along with Warner Premiere and they have created 'The Adventures of One Eskimo', which is a collection of ten animated short stories that are paired with One eskimO's musical styling's. 'The Adventures of One Eskimo' is the first visual album project that blends musicians with their audience to create a new experience for enjoying musical albums. The storyline of the project is between One eskimO and the love of his life, Little Feather, live happily and peacefully in their igloo home. They enjoy the passing days and their life in the tundra until Little Feather and One eskimO are ripped apart by the dark, evil forces of Mr. Top Hot who controls the world through is crystal ball.moreless
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    Acrassicauda

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    Acrassicauda is a thrash metal band who is well-known for becoming the first heavy metal band to emerge from Iraq. The band formed and played under the regime of Saddam Hussein and were subject to death threats after their success began to threaten Islamic politicians who believed they were worshipping Satan. Because of their unique story, VBS.TV created a web documentary series for the band entitled "Heavy Metal in Baghdad." The documentary took place over three years in Baghdad and exposed the plight of trying to promote cultural expression during war while also showing the courage Acrassicauda had to live out their own dreams. The series shows clips of the band's opinions/footage on the refugee situation in Syria as well, a cause which is very important to the four members. Largely due to its look at the toll of war on young citizens, "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" was named one of top documentaries featured at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.moreless
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    The A.V. Club - Undercover

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    The A.V Club - Undercover is the music series produced by the A.V. Club. Producers bring together 25 bands to cover 25 songs, all in the small, round room of the A.V. Club office. The up-and-coming bands are invited to play a song from the list developed by the A.V. Club staff. Once a band plays a song, it is crossed off the list so that future bands won't have that as an option. Bands discuss why they selected a song and share their artistic vision for the cover. Episodes include The Walkmen, from New York, covering R.E.M's "Driver 8" from 1985, Tokyo Police Club singing Billy Squier's "Everybody Wants You," Cymbals Eat Guitars taking on "Detroit Has A Skyline" by Superchunk and Ben Folds covering Elliott Smith's "Say Yes." Once the songs and videos were completed, viewers had a chance to vote on their favorite cover. The A.V. Club is an entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion dedicated to providing real interviews, reviews and features that follow the entertainment and pop culture of the day.moreless
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    Selector

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    Selector is a free-styling hip-hop show presented on Pitchfork TV. Eavvon O'Neal hosts interviews with various rappers, who are given a choice between two different beats as the back track for a freestyle rap. The videos are of the interviews and of the freestyles, set in a New York City neighborhood location. The beat choices are produced by various indie artists and are not the type of beat usually preferred by rappers. Viewers can watch freestyle raps from artists like DJ Quik, Clipse, Killer Mike, Freeway, Lil B, Das Racist, Big Boi and more. They will hear beats from indie artists like Loyal Divide, Exeter, Oh No, Crystal Castles, Donnis, Nicholas Jaar, Clams Casino, Girl Unit, Teebs and more.moreless
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    Elle & Tito: The Married Life Webisodes

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    Elle & Tito: The Married Life is a reality web series that features newlyweds Elle and Tito Figueroa. The Figueroas had their entire wedding planned by America and are now venturing into life as a married couple. The camera follows the couple as they manuever through the ups and downs of married life. As with real-life, the show is not scripted and viewers watch as the Figueroas bicker about their frustration with working less than ideal jobs; Tito works at Goodwill and Elle works many jobs which include being a professional lip double. They are also struggling with their individual careers and personal aspirations for their marriage. Tito has crippling stage fright which greatly inhibits his dreams of being a famous performer, and Elle is beginning to get baby fever. The pressures of married life result in the couple bickering quite a bit. Will the bickering end their marriage, or will they learn to compromise to make their marriage a success?moreless
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