NYC Film Society @ Lincoln Center: David Grohl’s Sound City

David Growl of Foo Fighters

David Growl of Foo Fighters

Sound City
Dave Grohl, 2013
USA | Format: DCP | 107 minutes

Opens February 1!

Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock’s biggest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City’s legendary analog console, together these artists continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.

Sundance Film Festival, 2013

“Infectiously enthusiastic.” —Dennis Harvey, Variety

“An exhilarating history of the studio that spawned countless rock classics.” —David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“An exhilarating exploration of the creative process.” —Daily Telegraph

Series: New Releases at the Film Society

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center


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Published on Dec 3, 2012
Sound City. A Film by Dave Grohl. The Film 2/1- The Album 3/12.
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WTF Podcast
Episode 353 – Dave Grohl
Thu, January 17, 2013
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters explains to Marc how a hand-made sound board altered the course of his life. That sound board is the focal point of Dave’s documentary Sound City and it guided him through some of the pivitol moments, like recording Nirvana’s Nevermind and playing with Paul McCartney. This episode is sponsored by Ting Mobile, Audible and Yo La Tengo’s new album Fade.

You can download the conversation FREE or LAUNCH PLAYER
Dave Grohl was on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron last week. They had an awesome conversation about this film and music in general for over an hour. Please give this comment a thumbs up so more people will get to hear it. Here’s link:

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