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"Backbeat" is a 30-minute long, pseudo-1960s television special directed by Michael Weber. The show features a six-song live performance from his musical group, The Michael Weber Show, plus an interview with the show's eccentric host (also played by Weber). To make this even more unique, the initial release of this project is only available via Weber's creation of Video 8-Track Cartridges with a USB port that can be viewed on modern smart TVs and computers. The video 8-track cartridges come preloaded with "Backbeat," plus a 20-minute bonus feature mini-doc showcasing unseen footage of Weber's early forays into music, including playing with Counting Crows at age 9.
To view the film, those who purchase the video 8-tracks can connect the cartridges to their smart TVs by flipping out the cartridges' USB tab, connecting the provided USB extension cable to their smart TV, and following their TV's on-screen prompts. It can also be viewed on a computer.