When it comes to music recording and studios I’m a total geek. Half the reason I read liner notes is to find out where, how and by whom something was recorded. I wanna know how things were miked. Where the instruments were set up. What gear was used. Who pushed the faders. All that. I wanna know what video games the band played in the lounge and what sub shop next door they ordered take out from. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about everything from legendary studios to personal artists’ basement setups. I still couldn’t record my way out a paper bag mind you – I have no actual technical skills – but I get off on reading about the process and am a huge believer in the notion that the character, physical characteristics, vibe – and the ghosts – that imbue a place can have a huge influence on the recording undertaken therein.
Whether you’re an outright fan or not, you can not help but be impressed by the story that is Dave Grohl. His tenure in Nirvana and subsequent rise to superhugeness with the Foo Fighters a great story.
Well now the story is being told – well, the Foo Fighters part anyway.
Foo Fighters – Back and Forth is a new documentary that debuted at SXSW and will be hitting theaters nationally in the US on April 6th. Showings will be followed by a live simulcast of a full Foo Fighters concert. Us Canucks will have to settle for door #2, which is a limited release to certain theatres across Canada on April 13th.
Alas. No Fredericton date. The only Maritime date is in Halifax. No date in the province of NB at all. We aim to remedy this.
If you live in/around Freddy or Southern New Brunswick, or hell, ALL of New Brunswick, make it known you want your chance to see this awesome rock doc April 13th on the big screen.
On twitter you can let @empiretheatres know that you want the show using hashtag #bringFoos2Fred. We’ve set up a Facebook page as well that you can ‘like’ and comment on. And most importantly – SPREAD THE WORD – the more interest we can demonstrate, the better!