Hip Hot and Proud to be Roma 27. 6. 2007
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- Hip Hot and Proud to be Roma 27. 6. 2007
- The music scene’s new groove
- At summer festivals rock around the (old) East bloc
- Roma Rappers: Pride in Czech
- San Francisco Bar Succeeds With Live Bluegrass Singalongs
- Rabbit in the Moon
Hip Hot and Proud to be Roma 27. 6. 2007
Dzeno Association – Jun 27, 2007
He sits on a wooden bench next to table cluttered with plastic cups filled with beer a backpack and two violin cases. Cigarette smoke clouds the room. Electronic music from a stage wafts into the guarded lounge marked "Backstage Gipsy. "Less than an hour before the concert Banga is not worried about going on stage. "I need to eat something warm soup or something" and he walks with a determined stride to the VIP lounge. He returns with a clear soup in a white Styrofoam bowl.
The music scene’s new groove
Jerusalem Post – Jun 27, 2007
Realizing the importance of the home studio contemporary music schools in Tel Aviv have all made classes in sequencing technology a required course for its students although schools vary on the weight they give to music technology. Muzik a relatively new music school founded in 1997 as “the DJ School for Contemporary Music” has recently developed a three-year academic program born out of the recent changes in the music industry. The approach at Muzik is that technology is not only a means to record but an indelible part of the creative act often expressed in electronic music genres such as electro punk minimal techno industrial R&B and funk metal. The school offers courses in traditional topics such as music theory orchestration and arrangement alongside courses in professional home studio creation sound design live performance software self-promotion and management. Continued1|2|3|4|Next».
At summer festivals rock around the (old) East bloc
International Herald Tribune – Jun 27, 2007
For music fans in the former Eastern bloc the demise of the old regime brought about an unexpected benefit: the arrival of rock and techno music festivals on a huge scale previously reserved for May Day celebrations. More recently Western festivalgoers have begun to take notice of these concerts drawn not only by the acts but also by the alluring ticket prices and the unfettered enthusiasm of the audience. ver the next two months a half-dozen big concerts will bring international stars to countries that were once locked behind the Iron Curtain a place where rocking out was a near impossibility if not outright forbidden. In large part these festivals are considerably cheaper than their West European equivalents despite often being much larger: a ticket for the seven-day Sziget Festival in Hungary for instance is 37500 forint ($193 at 195 forint to the dollar) while the Reading festival in England clocks in at three days for £145 ($290 at $2 to the pound). Each show gets you Razorlight Nine Inch Nails Gogol Bordello and Unkle among other groups… But Sziget also includes hundreds of additional performances from the likes of Madness the Chemical Brothers Tinariwen Laurent Garnier and the Good the Bad and the Queen as well as lots of local talent. And there's an easy-to-overlook bonus: crowds here have loads of enthusiasm and precious little snark. “utside of South America I'd say that people in Eastern Europe are the most joyous crowds to play to” said Tony McGuinness one-third of Above & Beyond the electronic music superpower. “With Poland and the other countries joining the EU there's a great sense of optimism there. Whoever's on whatever DJ's playing if it's good music they love it. “Above & Beyond will have to wait until July 7 to feel the love at Creamfields Poland in Wroclaw where they will perform with the Prodigy Vitalic and a slew of other dance and electronic acts. But this week Poland kicks off its festival season on June 29 with pen'er a three-day party featuring noise-rockers Sonic Youth neo new-wavers Bloc Party and two sets (one instrumental) from the Beastie Boys all happening at the Baltic Sea port of Gdynia.
Roma Rappers: Pride in Czech
BusinessWeek – Jun 27, 2007
He sits on a wooden bench next to table cluttered with plastic cups filled with beer a backpack and two violin cases. Cigarette smoke clouds the room. Electronic music from a stage wafts into the guarded lounge marked “Backstage Gipsy. Less than an hour before the concert Banga is not worried about going on stage. “I need to eat something warm soup or something” and he walks with a determined stride to the VIP lounge. He returns with a clear soup in a white Styrofoam bowl.
San Francisco Bar Succeeds With Live Bluegrass Singalongs
CMT.com – Jun 27, 2007
DJs still play on weekends but other weeknights are home to karaoke jazz and a monthly country night hosted by the Whoreshoes. Ever since the country night started in late 2006 Magee says local bands have been beating down the door to play in front of the “desert plains” backdrop the Whoreshoes hoist up on the stage. Magee describes his customers as “people who are maybe tired of getting their ears blown out by loud thumping electronic music and like the feeling of simply acoustic instruments and voices singing in harmony. ” When Hirano sings “I Fall to Pieces” Magee leads the crowd in an “oo-ah-oo” refrain. That’s just a hint of what’s to come. When the band’s set is over the banjo intro to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s “Blue Train” blasts through the speakers. It’s time for the Doyle Lawson singalong.
Rabbit in the Moon
Miami New Times – Jun 27, 2007
‘ And it ended up that the final product had seven or eight videos and only six live pieces. So there’s a DVD which features live versions of songs and then the CD has studio versions more heady mixes. ” Tuesday’s appearance at Revolution celebrates the release as well as a slow resurgence of an underground vibe for local electronic music. Dance isn’t dead; in fact it’s only really alive when you’re on the floor locked in the tribal kind of groove that Rabbit in the Moon creates best. write your comment loadMgr.