Song from the Forest is a documentary about what happens when you hear something on the radio one day, and allow it to completely and totally change the direction of your life. As a radio producer, it already has a special place in my heart.
Get the full story and watch the trailer on KCRW’s Independent Producer Project blog.
KCRW has been on the Harmontown bandwagon ever since our recent Live Taping of The Treatment with Dan Harmon and Elvis Mitchell (which airs next week!) And we’ve been fans of Harmon, the creator of NBC’s Community and host of the live show/podcast Harmontown, since long before that.
So we’re pretty excited for the world premiere of Harmontown at SXSW. The documentary follows Harmon during the tumultuous year after he was fired from NBC’s Community, the show he created. In this just-released trailer, he says, "I woke up this morning and realized I have nothing to do." So the Harmontown podcast hit the road for a nation-wide tour, and let documentary filmmaker Neil Berkeley (Beauty is Embarrassing) tag along.
The film premieres on Saturday, March 8th, at 9:30PM (CT) at the Austin Convention Center’s Vimeo Theater. It follows a live Harmontown podcast across the street at Hilton’s Liberty Tavern Bar at 5PM (CT). Viva la Harmon!
What a week! We’re back home in Santa Monica now, ears ringing and coming down from all the excitement and the flood of great new music we’re ready to share with you. Check out our KCRW Music Blog for the full articles.
SXSW 2013 will forever be the year that pierced my heart with memories. There are many that come to mind but I will stick with a couple that left me inspired and hopeful for the future of music. Read More »
SXSW has come and gone and just like a sailor’s trip on the high seas – I’ve got a few stories to tell. In total, I managed upwards 40 artists across the 4 day span but below are a few of ‘em that cut through the noise of it all and capitalized at the capitol. Read More »
My first ever trip to Austin for SXSW is in the books and I’m already thinking about ’14. I tried really hard to balance the two types of shows you’ll encounter: The big, drool-inducing corporate sponsored showcases and the low-key corner bar with unknown band names. It was good to have the option to do both, but it was hard to face this reality; I missed 95% of all the shows. Read More »
Over 2,200 bands played over 100 venues (official and unofficial) at SXSW 2013. It’s quite daunting to sum it up, but one of the best parts of the festival is the “choose your own adventure” nature of things. Everyone has a completely different experience based on chance encounters, flippant decisions, and what their weariness will allow them to accomplish after days and days of hoofing it around the city of Austin. Read More »