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April 09, 2006

Antone's: Home of the Blues.

A tribute to Clifford Antone's enduring establishment in Austin, Texas, one of the finest blues clubs in the country. With performances by Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, and interviews with B.B. King, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons among others. Koch: includes many interviews, $19.98, June 6.

Awesome; I ... Shot That!

At a concert in 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members. The result is this film, an assemblage of POVs at a live Beasties gig. ThinkFilm: July 25.

Betty Blowtorch. A profile

of the L.A. punk band whose last tour came to a tragic close when singer-bassist Bianca Halstead died in a 2001 car crash. Interviews include Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses) and Jennifer Finch (L7). Cinema Libre: $24.95, April 25.

Captain Beefheart -- Under Review. Rare performance and other footage of the influential avant-garde rock outfit led by Don Van Vliet ("Captain Beefheart"), who essentially stopped performing in 1982, preferring to concentrate on painting. Music Video Distributors: includes many extras, $19.95, April 25.

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll. An evening of music

honoring Berry's 60th birthday in 1986 as put together

by Keith Richards. Rehearsals followed by performances by Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James and more. Directed by Taylor Hackford. Image: four discs, includes interviews with Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and archival performance footage, $49.99, June 27.

Dennis Brown -- Live at Reggae Canfest. The great singer's last concert before his death in 1999. Performs "Love and Hate," "Stop Yu Fighting" and other hits. Music Video Distributors: $19.95, April 25.

Gram Parsons -- Fallen Angel.

Biography of the country-rock pioneer who died in 1973. Includes interviews with Emmylou Harris, Keith Richards, Chris Hillman and many from Parsons' family. Rhino: includes rare performance footage, $19.99, June 20.

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities.

The focus is his most recent album, with artists including Christina Aguilera, John Mayer and Carlos Santana, but it also includes an overview of Hancock's life with rare footage of his tenure in Miles Davis' great second quintet. Magnolia: $26.98, April 18.

Jazz Shots -- East Coast Vol. 1. Performances taken from clubs, festivals and TV specials include ones by Bill Evans Trio, Ahmad Jamal Trio, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Keith Jarrett. Music Video Distributors: $19.95, May 16.

Jazz Shots -- West Coast Vol. 1.

Includes performances taken from clubs, festivals and TV specials by Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Wes Montgomery and Zoot Sims. Music Video Distributors: $19.95, May 16.

Jazz Voice -- The Ladies Sing Jazz Vol. 1. Performances from clubs, festivals and TV specials include appearances by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and others. Music Video Distributors: $19.95, May 16.

Jazz Voice -- The Ladies Sing Jazz Vol. 2. Performances taken from clubs, festivals and TV specials; includes Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Lena Horne. Music Video Distributors: $19.95, May 16.

Lee "Scratch" Perry -- Ultimate Alien. Nine songs from one of the godfathers of dub and reggae. Music Video Distributors: includes behind-the-scenes rehearsal and biography, $19.95, May 16.

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey. An anthropological study of heavy metal in all its forms and international manifestations. Includes a documentary on Norwegian black metal. Warner Bros.: $24.98, May 23.

Neil Young: Heart of Gold.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rocker as captured by director Jonathan Demme during Young's "Prairie Wind" tour. Shot during a stop at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium shortly after Young underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm. Paramount: $29.99, June 13.

Shabba Ranks -- Shabba at

Showdown. A 1990 concert that captures Ranks' union of classic reggae toasting with hip-hop and his distinctive low-end growl. Music Video Distributors: $19.95, April 25.

Velvet Underground -- Under

Review. An in-depth profile of the influential New York proto-punk group with interviews, rare footage, performances never previously documented and commentary from band members and music critics. Music Video Distributors: $19.95, April 25.

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