Prince: Purple Rain (Live)

It’s tough to lose Prince, who passed away today at the age of 57. The seemingly invincible artist’s personal back catalog is an infinite jukebox of hits and buried treasures—which helped launch others’ careers and inspired countless musicians from D’Angelo to Chaka Khan, Sinead O’Connor, Janelle Monae, Miguel and The-Dream. Through his singular talent for songwriting and performance, the freaky-and-proud-of-it artist united his listeners—collapsing lines …

B.B. King: Guess Who (Live at Sing Sing Prison 1972)

The legendary B.B. King passed away yesterday and his heart-rending blues will be truly missed. Regarded as one of the world’s most significant guitarists, King leaves a career that spanned decades: beginning to record professionally in 1949 at 24 years old, and continuing to tour extensively in his 70s. On Thanksgiving in 1972, King visited New York’s maximum security Sing Sing prison, where he sang …

Already Alive: The Bonnaroo Experience

A powerful montage short chronicling the power of the Tennessee music festival

At just under four minutes long, balanced between the frenetic and the meditative, filmmaking collective and storytelling studio’s Already Alive delivers a powerful, visually stunning trip into famed music festival Bonnaroo, now in its 13th year. This short film (commissioned, but not dictated, by the festival) captures both the spirit of the annual event while creating a dream-like state; functioning much the same way our …