"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it." The above quote by Vladimir Mayakovsky opens ?Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer? and by the time the end credits roll, it seems more timely than ever before.
Austria's music scene isn't exactly world famous, but one look at ?Oh Yeah, She Performs!? is enough to convince you that something truly remarkable is happening in the shadow of the Alps.
Can you imagine what your life would be like if your brother was a rock star? Would you be able to keep your cool as you saw him surrounded by countless fans, while you where nothing but a roadie on tour bus? Would you have the patience to spend endless months on the road, keeping up with his exhausting touring schedule and surviving the backstage drama between him and his band?
"Wavemakers" reveals a fascinating and relatively unknown chapter in music history, featuring the most perfect pairing of man and technology the world has ever known. Consider yourselves warned!
They've got careers that span decades, they've sang in hit songs, they've performed in front of huge audiences, while their CVs read like a Who's Who of pop, rock and soul music. And on top of all that, they've got voices that could make established artists go green with envy.
One of the most influential bands of the "Madchester"movement, the Stone Roses weren't just a hugely successful rock band, they defined the global music scene of the 80s and 90s. Their debut record was voted as one of the most significant British albums in history, yet the Stone Roses packed it in quite early, tangled up in legal battles and plagued by creative inertia.
If you're a hip-hop fan, then you probably know that a film about the invaluable contribution of Stones Throw to contemporary pop culture is nothing short of fascinating, especially if it comes hand-in-hand with a goldmine of interviews, archival material, previously unreleased music and industry anecdotes that don't require a formal introduction.