"...Or something like that. No matter that the rock `n' roll played in this movie sounds a whole lot more like rhythm & blues (except for the thoroughly contemporary Robbie Robertson songs that the movie bursts into on occasion)..."
"...Robbie Robertson Keynote AddressAustin Convention Center, Thursday 14 If the former member of the Band, record producer, film composer, Native American activist, solo recording artist, and record company talent scout Robbie Robertson wanted to get attendees' blood moving before his monologue, he got it in the form of Dallas' Polyphonic Spree. Led by former Tripping Daisy frontman Tim DeLaughter, the Polyphonic Spree packed the conference center's main ballroom stage with 23 members, making a joyful noise indeed..."
"...While what’s onscreen is never uninteresting, its unrelentingness is exhausting. Complete with a full array of Scorsesean camera flourishes (brought to fruition by cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto) and carpeted with several racks of well-chosen rock tunes (hats off to music supervisor Robbie Robertson), The Wolf of Wall Street never loosens its grip..."
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"...• Bo Diddley's humble, charismatic acceptance speech in 1987 when he was 59, then Robbie Robertson introducing him, seated, in 2005, three years before his death, and at the age of 78 taking an ornery stab at what the Band leader terms "some of the most wicked jungle mojo shit the world has ever heard" ("Bo Diddley"). Then comes Clapton at his induction, 2000, tearing some shit up with Robertson on "Farther on Up the Road," followed by Little Richard and Tina Turner doing the honors for Otis Redding and Phil Spector, respectively..."
"...In this case, that tombstone would be the Band's, and to those mourners I'd say it's high time to take another visit. Everything is still in place: The coke is still stippling Neil Young's nostrils, Eric Clapton's guitar strap still comes loose during his duel with Robbie Robertson, and you still can't tell if Levon Helm is pissed or confused or just used to it (or all three) when Bob Dylan switches midsong from "Forever Young" to Gary Davis' "Baby Let Me Follow You Down." Martin Scorsese's lighting and composition are still just far enough from perfect to make it all so raggedly gorgeous, and that wraparound shot of the Staples Singers during "The Weight" still provides a stunning contrast to the brokedown palace known as the Winterland Ballroom..."
"...Robert S. Kier, Ph.D., CPG Robertson Redux..."
"...Julie Joyce, sitting behind a beautiful mahogany kit, started singing "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," one of the great Southern anthems Robbie Robertson had written for the Band. This version belonged to Joyce..."
"...A SXSW keynote speaker must be two things: well-known enough to attract people, and experienced enough to captivate them for 40 minutes. No problem on either front for Daniel Lanois, who -- like Ray Davies and Robbie Robertson in years past -- gave a memorable keynote..."
"...Two highlights I must note. Robbie Robertson introducing a remixed and remastered print of The Last Waltz (one of the two best music rockumentaries of all time) at the Paramount on Friday night is first..."
"...SXSW Film 2002 is kicking into high gear screening-wise: New additions include Jesse Peretz's DV-shot The Chateau starring Paul Rudd; Home Movie, the latest from Chris Smith (American Movie); and the directorial debut from Roman Coppola (Francis Ford scion), CQ. For more on music-related films screening at SXSW, like The Last Waltz (with Robbie Robertson in attendance), see "Dancing About Architecture," p.45..."
"...Still three months to go until SXSW 2002, but what else is there to talk about, really? Especially when the Music Festival has announced this week that they've confirmed a keynote speaker in Band member Robbie Robertson. It'll still be awhile before the conference begins to let slip names of bands who will actually be performing at SXSW 02, but the wheels are rolling, and panels coordinator Andy Flynn has at least begun giving information as to which industry professionals will be speaking to those who purchase badges..."
"...In the live album canon, The Band's The Last Waltz and Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus are legendary curtain calls cut from a different cloth. The Last Waltz was The Band's visionary 1976 swan song, spearheaded by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Robbie Robertson..."
"...THE CROSSING GUARDD: Sean Penn; with Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright, Piper Laurie, Richard Bradford, David Baerwald, Robbie Robertson, John Savage. (R, 117 min.) Onscreen and off, Sean Penn always makes it clear that he is not one to be trifled with. He brings that same raw intensity to his work as a film director..."
"...Just confirmed for the conference portion of the music fest are Courtney Love and her Hole bandmate Patty Schemel, with the former taking part in a SXSW Interview on Saturday, March 16, at the Convention Center, and the latter speaking as part of the Artists Panel that Friday. The bad news is that, like keynote speaker Robbie Robertson, they're not scheduled to do any performing, music-wise..."
"...The documentary interviews many, including Springsteen and Robbie Robertson, plus Tom Petty and Fifties Presley guitarist Scotty Moore in their last interviews. None interrupt the stream of archival footage, their voices providing narration..."
"...Accordingly, Wynne had no trouble moving $2-4 tickets for the concert, which took place at Austin's Municipal Auditorium, a large, seated hall where the Palmer Events Center stands today. Wynne was especially pleased to learn the backing musicians were Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel – then known as the Hawks – whose master roots groove he'd witnessed when he booked their onetime employer Ronnie Hawkins...."
"...He returned to touring the next decade and his current 25-year succession of gorgeous, deeply spiritual ensembles resides on ECM Records. Loads of live footage and a cavalcade of talking heads including Herbie Hancock, Robbie Robertson, Jack DeJohnette, and ECM founder Manfred Eicher flesh out an award-winning portrait of a singular artist...."
"...The biblical audio amended a second disc of outtakes on a 2001 reissue, but now the entirety of both shows for the NYC stand unfurl another raw blueprint for Americana. Five feral voices become a Civil War of harmony and soul, whether it's Helm carrying "The Weight," Rick Danko igniting his and Dylan's "This Wheel's on Fire," or doomed Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson sawing floorboards on "Rockin' Chair." Garth Hudson's organ intro to "Chest Fever" choirs up a space orgy of sound..."