7 Concert Films Any Music Lover Must See

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John Mayer: Where the Light Is: Live in Los Angeles

In a three hour concert of epic proportions, John Mayer documents his musical journey up until Continuum in a three part set including an acoustic set, a blues jam with the John Mayer Trio, and a full band pop performance. Regardless of your thoughts on Mayer, his 8 minute guitar solos will have you tapping your foot and wondering how he can even move his fingers that fast. 
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Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
Arguably one of the most unique concerts out there, the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense takes concert movies to a whole new level. Keeping the lens focused solely on the band and the crew (only showing a glimpse of the audience at the very end), this film really is all about the music + David Byrne’s moves and oversized suit. 
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Green Day: Bullet in a Bible
Green Day’s American Idiot era is sure to be one of the most iconic musical moments of this generation, and it’s all documented in the band’s concert film Bullet in a Bible. Fans can get a glimpse behind the scenes of the tour and rock out to some of the band’s most popular tunes. 
 
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Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same

Maybe the literal embodiment of every music lovers dream, The Song Remains The Same follows Led Zeppelin during their three night stint at Madison Square Garden during the height of their career in 1973. Fans can see footage of the set as well as the band acting out their “fantasies.” Spoiler: one includes a hermit. You gotta see it to believe it. 
 
 
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LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play The Hits
From the height on one career, to the demise of another. Shut Up and Play The Hits follows LCD Soundsystem through their last 48 hours as a band. In raw and honest footage, nothing is off limits. The good, the bad, or the ugly. 
 
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Pearl Jam: PJ 20
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam released the documentary PJ 20 which followed the band through all the highs and lows of their legendary career. Another must see for music lovers who want to see how a band becomes an icon. 
 
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Woodstock
The festival that will forever make Coachella look like a children’s carnival, Woodstock documents what would become one of the most iconic weekends in history. With footage of Jimi Hendrix’s famous “Star Spangled Banner” guitar shred and Janis Joplin in action, there will never be another concert film quite like this. 

 

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