If you haven’t heard yet, Boo Boo Records and the Palm Theatre have a one-day only screening of the new White Stripes documentary, Under Great White Northern Lights. We have the theatre reserved for Tuesday, March 16th at 9:15pm. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. The box office should open at 9pm. However, we are giving you the chance to reserve a pair of seats. If you come down to Boo Boo Records and pre-order the album (CD or LP) or the documentary (DVD/Blu-Ray), you will get a ticket to reserve a spot for you and a friend. We’ll have your pre-order set aside for you on Tuesday as well as a poster, and a few other goodies. If you can’t make into the shop, we’ll bring all the remaining pre-orders to the theatre, along with some additional White Stripes merch (possibly this. totally cool!). Seating is limited to about 120 chairs, so if you want to experience this loud and on the big screen, coming in soon.
Rock films will never be experienced accurately on the small screen, let alone a horribly pirated download. Just like concerts, you want to see and hear everything close-up and loud. So post this in your calendar and show up with your the pals at the Palm Theatre on September 11th. This may only last one week, be forewarned.
Documentarian Davis Guggenheim gives us so much more than an all-star jam session (that would make even the gnarliest of rock geeks giddy); he leads us to these artists’ inner sanctums and illuminates the paths each one traveled to forge a sound all his own. We begin to understand how a one-time furniture upholsterer from Detroit, a London studio musician, and a Dublin schoolboy redefined the horizons of guitar playing. Meanwhile, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), the Edge (U2), and Jack White (The White Stripes) seem genuinely to enjoy each other’s company while sharing riffs, swapping stories, and divulging their distinct philosophies of craft.
This soulful opus is at once a portrait of each artist and a captivating examination of the creative process. It Might Get Loud does get loud, and in the process, opens up our minds and hearts to a whole new way of listening to and enjoying what it means to rock.