Raindance Sonic

Raindance Sonic is the newly relaunched Music strand at Raindance Film Festival featuring documentary film and live events, curated by Tayba Mason. 

Raindance Film Festival has previously screened some of the best independent music documentaries and events and has hosted such musicians as Lou Reed, Mick Jones and Marky Ramone.

Listen out for our monthly playlist on Spotify, on the first Friday of every month.This month’s theme is Sounds of Scotland.

Playlist 2 – Sounds of Scotland

In celebration of the 2 music docs directed by Grant McPhee about the Scottish music scene: Big Gold Dream and Teenage Superstars – We celebrate the Sounds of Scotland. This month’s Spotify playlist features some of the best, most original and groundbreaking Scottish artists…. Includes Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, The Beta Band, Mogwai, Simple Minds and many many more!

Check out some of the Scottish music documentaries we have had at Raindance:


Big Gold Dream (Grant McPhee, 2015)

Teenage Superstars (Grant McPhee, 2017)

Watch some of other Music Documentary films and trailers below.

Punk: Atittude (Don Letts, 2005)

New York Doll (Greg Whiteley, 2005)

Crass: There is No Authority But Yourself (Alexander Oey, 2006)

Too Tough To Die: A Tribute To Johnny Ramone (Mandy Stein, 2006)

Here are the trailers for some of the other Punk films we’ve played:

MC5: A True Testimonial (David C. Thomas, 2002)

Stooge (Madeleine Farley, 2017)

The Public Image is Rotten (Tabbert Fiiller, 2017)

Boom (Jordan Albertsen, 2018)


Mick Jones from The Clash talks Raindance