The Stone Roses were one of the best and most beloved Britpop bands of the early ’90s, helping the dance-influenced Madchester sound of the late ’80s and early ’90s take the British charts by storm with their classic self-titled debut album. In the U.S. their immediate impact was smaller, yet their influence stretched from predecessors like Oasis to more recent bands including Jagwar Ma and Diiv. Their sound, a blend of jangly guitars not unlike those employed by Johnny Marr in The Smiths with dancier beats and psychedelic effects, helped make them NME cover stars at the time, as did the presence of cocky, charismatic frontman Ian Brown, who once declared the band would become “the biggest band ever.” The band's second album failed to take off, and the band broke up in 1996. They reunited in 2012, after 16 years, to headline the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and have even garnered the Twitter ire of one Azealia Banks, as sure a sign as any that the band’s relevance continues today.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone documents the band during its reformation. Filmmaker Shane Meadows set out to make the definitive record of this legendary band by incorporating never-seen-before material spanning their musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by their music, and their record-breaking sell-out concerts from Summer 2012.
The film will screen in the Los Angeles area Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at ArcLight Hollywood, with an encore screening Nov. 13, as well as at Pasadena’s ArcLight Theater Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
For Bay Area fans, the film is screening in Berkeley at Rialto Cinemas Nov. 6 and in San Francisco at 4-Star Theatre Nov. 13.
For all cities and showtimes, see the full schedule here.
If you can’t make the screenings, check out the film on DVD or Blu-ray, available at Amoeba Dec. 3.
The Stone Roses - Made of Stone (Official Trailer)
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