June has arrived and with Summer just around the corner, so is SilverDocs! Tickets go on sale today for the week-long documentary film festival in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Silverdocs runs from June 18 to 24 and you can find the full film lineup here.
Opening this year is the doc Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, which follows the unbelievable journey (see what I did just there) of the band’s new frontman, Arnel Pineda, as he leaves his separate ways (worlds apart) in Manila and becomes part of one of the most popular American rock bands of all time. If all the classic songs aren’t enough, the inspiring rags to riches tale of Pineda should also leave you lovin’, touching’, squeezin’.
Keeping the good tunes going, the festival is closing with another music doc. The Big Easy Express follows the bands Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show as they travel on a six-stop tour from California to New Orleans by railway. This mix of beautiful scenery, jam sessions and concerts looks to surely please the audience and will keep their legs tapping.
Got more time to kill? Check out our top-ten films after the jump!
Arrrgh, forget the Black Pearl and port of Tortuga! Landlubbers be warned that a more fierce ship and terrifying crew patrol the waters of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. No waterfront store is safe when the Fearless and her drunk deckhands sail into port firing water cannons and terrorizing tourists. Some cowardly codfish run for cover while other scallywags stay put to tempt the mischievous crew. Yet the Fearless is always victorious and celebrates with music, dancing and (of course) lots of rum.
Led by the Urban Pirates, the Fearless has very few rules while out at sea; be the best pirate ye can be, party hard like pirates do and ALWAYS finish all the rum. Follow the pirate’s code and ye be in for a night of swashbuckling fun. The Kibitzers crew proved their sea legs and dare any of you scurvy dogs to see if ye has what it takes to man the cannons, search for booty and live the pirates life!
Many of you might be going to Virgin Fest this Saturday – and when you look at the schedule say to yourself: “Who are some of these bands?” Well that’s where I come in, yeah Virgin sent out a little (awful) mp3, but this will have a song from each band performing on Saturday. Hope this helps you out on your journey!
The winner of voting to see who opens Virgin Fest is Boston’s own Brite Lit Brite, a new group that claims to bring a new look and sound to the electronic music industry.