Monday, 29 May 2017

Punk Revolution NYC - The Velvet Underground, The New York Dolls & the CBGCs Set

"Modern Music Begins With the Velvets – Lester Bangs

When, in 1964, an in-house songwriter for the Pickwick label was introduced to the Welsh viola player from avant-garde composer La Mont Young’s group, few predicted the profound effect this coming together would have on the development of global rock music.   But before the year was out, this unlikely had formed a band, hooked up with pop-art supreme Andy Warhol and, 12 months on, composed and were recording a collection of songs that many believed “started it all”. 

I recently watched this 2-DVD 3-hour documentary film about the punk rock movement in New York during the 70s and must say I found it to be comprehensive, concise, as well as inspiring and entertaining.  Jam packed with historic video and film footage of interviews, live concerts, NYC 70s street life and intelligent narrative, there is lots to gleen from these fearless 70s trailblazers as they created the DIY ethos which continues to live on today. Nothing could stop them on their quest for self-expression and artistic integrity, all the while making no compromises. As I watched footage of the bands performing at CBGBs it was surreal, as if I was standing in the front row gazing up in awe at them.  History in the making.

Here are some of my favorite take-away videos from this documentary.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Friday, 5 May 2017

The DVD of Montreal New Wave Is Now Available in Montreal at Archambault and Renaud Bray

The DVD of the documentary film "Montreal New Wave" is now available for $24.99CAD at Archambault and Renaud Bray in Montreal, Quebec. Order your copy online or purchase it in-store.

"Montréal New Wave" est maintenant disponible en DVD au prix de $24.99CAD dans les boutiques de Renaud Bray et Archambault à Montréal, Québec. Commandez votre copie en ligne ou en succursale.,ERIK+CIMON,UM17682

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Montreal Street Art - April 2017

As taken in the order as photographed while walking through the streets of Montreal this spring.  Enjoy!

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Photos by Vava Vol.