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    Lady Antebellum: Own the Night World Tour (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on December 9th, 2012

    Coming off the staggering crossover success of the world’s loveliest and catchiest booty call song — “It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk/ And I need you now” — Lady Antebellum were the kings (and queen) of the country pop world. (Non-Taylor Swift division, of course.) That means the pressure was on for their follow-up third album. Though Own the Night brought the band a more modest truckload of critical and commercial kudos than Need You Now, it also inspired the raucous world tour captured on this Blu-ray, a must-have for any Lady A fan.
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    An Evening With Peter Frampton

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Jonathan Foster on December 3rd, 2012

    Jimi Hendrix. Carlos Santana. Jimmy Paige. Eddie Van Halen. Slash. These are arguably some of the greatest guitar gods to ever rock the stage. Yet somehow this pantheon feels incomplete. I humbly submit Peter Frampton’s name for inclusion with these mighty warriors of rock. In 1976, the singer released his most successful album — Frampton Comes Alive! — and, according to this Blu-ray’s box, “the best-selling live album in the world.” In 2011-2012, Frampton went on tour in celebration of its 35th anniversary.
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    Patti Smith: Live at Montreux (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Jonathan Foster on December 3rd, 2012

    In 1975, Gerald Ford was President of the United States, Wheel of Fortune made its debut, disco was groovy, and Patti Smith burst onto the music scene with her debut album, Horses. She would go on to become known as the “Godmother of Punk” and greatly influence the New Wave genre of music. I admit, before watching this concert, I had only heard one of Smith’s songs — her #1 single, “Because the Night” — so I was curious to hear more of her material. The fact that my aunt says she still owns an LP of Horses she bought as a teenager intrigued me more.
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    Metalocalypse Season Four (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on November 8th, 2012

    My favorite genre of music to make fun of is Metal (even though I like listening to it). As an example, This is Spinal Tap, the best musical mockumentary ever, we learn that metal can be freaking hilarious. That’s why when my webmaster offered me Metalocalypse Season Four on Blu-Ray, I eagerly said yes even though I had only seen the cartoon once or twice. However, once I opened it up, I realized before me was perhaps one of the funniest dark comedic cartoons I have ever seen.
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    Queen: Greatest Video Hits

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on November 7th, 2012

    Please put down the torches. The mediocre rating you see attached to this review is in no way an indictment of Queen, one of rock history’s most iconic bands fronted by, arguably, the best male vocalist of all time. No, this mediocre rating is specific to this two-disc DVD collection of Freddy Mercury and Co’s music video oeuvre.
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    The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on October 30th, 2012

    Whether you’re into their music or not, The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 gives fans a chance to see a band (and a rock icon) at the height of their powers. Admittedly, The Doors didn’t have the longest shelf life — the band was formed in 1965, released their self-titled debut album in 1967, and frontman Jim Morrison was found dead in a Paris apartment in 1971 — but their impact can be felt to this day. Of course, when I say the band was at the height of their powers, you should understand that means there’s a pretty good chance Morrison was on acid.
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    So: Peter Gabriel (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on October 28th, 2012

    “I think we all knew it was good. But it was only when we started getting hits, which is sort of a rare thing in my life, that you start thinking, ‘Maybe we’re gonna sell something here.’”

    Peter Gabriel was one of the founding members of late ‘60s prog rock pioneers Genesis and released four untitled/self-titled solo albums in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, which spawned hits like “Solsbury Hill” and “Shock the Monkey.” But it wasn’t until 1986 that the British rocker enjoyed the greatest success of his career.
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    Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on October 17th, 2012

    Some bands stand the test of time. Rolling Stones, Beatles, Bon Jovi, Village People, errrr, okay let’s continue. Another of those bands is Queen who some experts have estimated that the band has sold over two hundred million records. Their most famous lead singer is of course the legendary Freddie Mercury. But Freddie Mercury was such a unique personality that he was not always interested in making music with Queen. He had many other interests and this documentary we have today explores them.
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    Etta James: Live at Montreux 1993 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on September 20th, 2012

    The voice of Etta James — specifically on her rendition of “At Last” — has launched 1,000 wedding receptions. The singer, who passed away earlier this year, also had a long history with the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Though this Blu-ray includes performances from the 1970s and 1980s, the focus is on her 1993 show, which came the same year James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and followed a late ‘80s comeback from drug and alcohol addiction.
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    Staind: Live from Mohegan Sun (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Brent Lorentson on September 4th, 2012

    Before watching this Blu-ray my knowledge of Staind consisted of only what I’ve heard in passing on the radio.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan or go so far as to say I dislike them, I simply view (or hear) them as something to fill the void when the radio is on.  Where I did grow a bit of an appreciation for the band was in an interview that’s included on the disc that turned out to be more insightful than the standard fluff piece you may expect.
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    Slipknot: (sic)nesses (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on August 24th, 2012

    My wife listens to a lot of different music. We share some bands, but we do vary quite a bit. So normally, even if I have not heard the band before, I ask my wife whenever we here at Upcomingdiscs receive a new music disc. In this case, I had already known the band but it was a curiosity for me at best. My wife I come to find out though is a huge fan of Slipknot which leads us to our music Blu-Ray review: Slipknot: (sic)nesses. Let us see what really “heavy” metal is all about.
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    Peter Gabriel: Secret World: Live (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Brent Lorentson on August 15th, 2012

    I can still remember the day I first rented the movie Say Anything from the mom and pop video store that I used to hang out at through most of my childhood.  It was a movie that stuck with me over the years, and it was that movie that introduced me to Peter Gabriel because of the infamous boom box scene.  Ever since that movie “In Your Eyes” has been what I equated to the go to song to play for a girl any time I do something stupid (which is often) or when I say something stupid (happens more often). 
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    Todd Barry: Super Crazy

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on August 13th, 2012

    Stand-up comedy almost always puts me in a good mood. Even when it is bad, it can be unintentionally good and what is good can often be spectacular. Needless to say, I always am on the lookout for new comics or comics that I have overlooked. Today, we get to take a look at Todd Barry, a man who has been in standup for about 15-20 years. Yes, I believe I have completely missed this one.
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    Duran Duran Live 2011: A Diamond in the Mind (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on July 9th, 2012

    When Duran Duran’s new concert film arrived at UpcomingDiscs headquarters, the staff was practically fighting over the Blu-ray. (“You take it!” “No, YOU take it!”) Needless to say, no one was tripping over themselves to spend a significant amount of time with a band once dubbed “the prettiest boys in rock.” When I expressed admiration for a few of their songs, I became this site’s Duran Duran Fan (By Default). After watching this lively 2011 performance, I feel pretty good about removing the “By Default” portion of my title and simply calling myself a fan of the band.
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    Stone Temple Pilots – Alive In The Windy City (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Brent Lorentson on July 6th, 2012

    It’s a little hard for me to realize it really has been 20 years since Stone Temple Pilots emerged out of the grunge scene with their album Core.  I remember hanging out at my friends house playing Sega Genesis while listening to this tape (yes, cassette tape) over and over with some Pearl Jam and Nirvana thrown in as well.  For me these guys are like moments of time from my past that I’ll always look fondly upon.  Whether it was my first mosh pit or first house party, this was the music that surrounded me. 
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    Kasabian Live!: Live at the O2 (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on July 5th, 2012

    Even though by many standards, I am probably considered old, I would like to think I can still experience new music, especially when it comes to me for review. Of course, you are also reading the guy who loves to annoy others driving down the street with Whitesnake and Motley Crue. Anyway, I was definitely interested to take a gander at this blu-ray that showcased the talents of a band called Kasabian who performed in late 2011 at the O2 Arena in London. Let’s take a look.
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    The Raconteurs: Live at Montreux 2008 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by M. W. Phillips on June 19th, 2012

    The Raconteurs were formed in Detroit in 2005 by Jack White, formerly of The White Stripes; he pulled together artists Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence, who were formerly with the Cincinnati garage rock band, The Greenhornes to create the radio friendly garage band, The Raconteurs. Pulling from the roots of rock and roll with a raw, gutsy sound, they immediately scored with their debut album, Broken Boy Soldiers, which went to number two in the U.K. and made the top 10 on Billboard’s album chart in the U.S.
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    Simply Red: Live at Montreaux 2003 (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on May 22nd, 2012

    Hi, this is Casey Casem (play along, alright) and welcome to American Top 40. Michael “Mick” Hucknall was often made fun of due to his red locks in Lancashire, England as a young boy. Little did those children know that Mick would use that to propel himself into a music career at just eighteen years old with the Frantic Elevators during the 1970’s. That was the start of a very fruitful music career for Mr. Hucknall. This long distance dedication goes out to Eddie in Tuscaloosa, Mississippi celebrating his 84th birthday today and here is “Holding Back the Years” by the band known as Simply Red.
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    Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on April 3rd, 2012

    When Peter Gabriel left the band Genesis to pursue his own solo career, it was the break of a lifetime for the band’s drummer, Phil Collins. He took over the front-man duties with style, and before long Genesis was enjoying the most commercial success of their lives. Collins provided the smooth, easy-to-listen-to voice that Gabriel really never had. The tunes were instantly more recognizable and stuck with you for a long time. Of course, that meant that Collins would go out and work on that solo career as well.
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    B52’s: With The Wild Crowd! Live In Athens, GA (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Bob Ross on March 25th, 2012

    The strangely compelling pop-rockers first played publicly in February 1977. Almost exactly 34 years later, the B-52s soared again into their hometown, delivering an exuberant, hit-filled set at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga. Fortunately for concert-party aficionados, the show was captured in high-def, widescreen glory for the Blu-ray winner, The B-52s With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA. If you’re already a fan of “the world’s greatest party band” (it says so right on the dust jacket),
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    Santana – Live at Montreux 2011 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on February 27th, 2012

    Carlos Santana is too cool for words. When I say that, I refer to both his widely-acknowledged status as a “Guitar God” and to the fact that he doesn’t utter a single word until the 21-minute mark of his latest concert film, Santana — Live at Montreux 2011.  Santana may not be chatty, but he and the rest of his eponymous band do a valiant job of holding your attention throughout most of this 167-minute concert in Montreux (which is in Switzerland, and I’m only a little ashamed to admit I had no idea where Montreux was located before I watched this disc).
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    The Doors – Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on February 8th, 2012

    Some music due to my age and music exposure, I just do not quite get. Led Zeppelin, Eagles (once I got out of college) or Black Sabbath, I love. Rush? I can not stand them. Pink Floyd? Way over-exposed to the point where I just do not want to listen to them except one in a while and only to certain songs. The Doors? Hrmmm, well I do like some of their songs. As it just so happens, the Blu-Ray review I have for you today involves my favorite Doors song, L.A. Woman.

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    Owl City – Live from Los Angeles

    Posted in Disc Reviews by William O'Donnell on February 3rd, 2012

    Owl City’s popularity was born out of social networking websites such as Myspace. From the days of uploading songs while living in his parent’s basement, to going #1 on Charts in an astounding 24 countries, Owl City (aka Adam Young) continues to ride his hysterical success into his inevitable, first concert film.
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    Styx: Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight – Live (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 3rd, 2012

    “It is generally thought that time travel is impossible. Tonight, however, we ask you to bravely go where no audience has gone before, back in time to the 1970’s”

    And that’s exactly what you’ll get to do if you’re smart enough to take my advice and pick up Styx: The Grand Illusion & Pieces Of Eight Live on Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment. It doesn’t matter if you’re old enough to remember when these albums were first released in 1977 and 1978 or if you’ve newly discovered the band and the albums. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if you’re a Styx fan at all….yet.
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    Velvet Goldmine (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on December 21st, 2011

    Most people if they were to look at my music collection would notice one genre more than others. That is glam rock. From the mid 80’s to early 90’s, glam rock was completely in vogue with bands like Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and Motley Crue. However, if you were to read up on your glam history, it actually started in the seventies with groups like the New York Dolls and stars such as David Bowie. Enter the movie, Velvet Goldmine, a fictional look at Brian Slade, better known as Maxwell Demon.
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