Review concert Gary Numan: Pioneer Of British Electronic Music at Exhibition Centre Liverpool 27-07-2017

Review concert Gary Numan: Pioneer Of British Electronic Music at Exhibition Centre Liverpool 27-07-2017

    If you ask me, I would guess that tonight, when Gary Numan was presenting his new songs for the very first time, he was just as eager to perform them as the fans were wanting to hear them. The first time is always special, isn’t it? The pledge campaign which has accompanied the making of the new album had already raised the veil a little bit, just like the post-apocalyptic video for the…

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Interview with Johan van Mulken, the man behind the Downhill festival

Interview with Johan van Mulken, the man behind the Downhill festival

  According to Johan van Mulken, the qualities which are crucial to organise a festival like the Downhill festival are being stubborn and passionate, having many many years of experience and a large network, being ready to take a risk, having some self-confidence, and being capable of relying on the professional team of more or less 10 persons that he usually gathers. Johan started the Downhill festival out of frustration in 2004, when there were…

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26th Wave-Gotik-Treffen; Leipzig, Germany, 2-5 June 2017 – festival review

26th Wave-Gotik-Treffen; Leipzig, Germany, 2-5 June 2017 – festival review

  Wave Gotik Treffen is undoubtedly the largest, as well as one of the oldest, Goth festivals in the world. We visited Leipzig, Germany, to participate in its 26th incarnation from 2nd to 5th June 2017. One of the key features of WGT, the one that makes it so different from the other festivals, is that it is a citywide event where concerts, exhibitions and various other events happen in all parts of the city,…

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The Red Paintings ‘Deleted Romantic Tour’: Kulturrampe Krefeld Germany, 10 May, 2017 – review

The Red Paintings ‘Deleted Romantic Tour’: Kulturrampe Krefeld Germany, 10 May, 2017 – review

  Caution! Be very careful because you could easily get addicted to The Red Paintings and before you even realise it, you could become a member of their very loyal fanbase called ‘The Red Children”. Welcome to the beautiful theatrical world of The Red Paintings! A world so different from all you know, that it is utterly unique. This Australian orchestral art rock group put on a performance unlike any you have ever seen. They…

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Cubanate “Brutalism 2017” + Empirion + Kanga + Je$us Loves Amerika + Cease2Xsit: O2 Academy Isligton, 30/04/2017- shows review

Cubanate “Brutalism 2017” + Empirion + Kanga + Je$us Loves Amerika + Cease2Xsit: O2 Academy Isligton, 30/04/2017- shows review

  It’s almost impossible to write this review objectively and without too much emotion. What happened on this Sunday 30 April was memorable for everyone present. Despite my very high expectations I wasn’t the least disappointed! I arrived to the venue rather early because of the meeting scheduled with Kanga Duchamp and Matthew Setzer; I had the opportunity to spend some time with these two exceptional artists who had flown all the way from USA…

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Laibach at Volksbühne 19.04.2017 review

Laibach at Volksbühne 19.04.2017 review

  On this night, the Slovenian group Laibach took over the small atmospheric theatre named Volksbühne situated in the middle of a busy street in Cologne, Germany. For the audience, the name of this theatre invoked the name of Laibach’s album ‘Volk’, a collection of songs inspired by national anthems. The German word ‘Volk’ means ‘people’. The theatre used to be called Millowitsch-Theater in 1936 but now it’s named Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz. It used to…

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E-Tropolis, 18.03.2017 – TURBINENHALLE OBERHAUSEN (D) – review

E-Tropolis, 18.03.2017 – TURBINENHALLE OBERHAUSEN (D) – review

  In an industrial area between the modern steel and glass there are still some old brick halls. These have suffered greatly from the time they were empty, but now they have been transformed into a beautiful concert venue. The raw industrial building is an appropriate place for this festival which is organized here for the 4th time. Some previous editions took place in Berlin. The venue consists of the central hall for the register,…

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Mortiis + PIG “Swine & Punishment” UK tour: London show review

Mortiis + PIG “Swine & Punishment” UK tour: London show review

  On 18 March we had the great opportunity to see the last show of the “Swine & Punishment”, a joint Mortiis and PIG UK tour. While we had already seen Mortiis twice live, this was the first time that we saw live performance of PIG. Although the show changed the venue and moved from The Garage to Electrowerkz in a short notice, the devoted fans had followed the updates and a few hundred people…

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Echobelly live performance at The Lexington, London – review

Echobelly live performance at The Lexington, London – review

  On 24 January I finally had the great opportunity to see Echobelly live. I was still a teen when Echobelly started their long and successful career and I have been a great admirer of that very peculiar band ever since. They decided to put on a very intimate show at The Lexington in London to announce the release of their forthcoming sixth studio album. The show was announced for 9 PM and the crowd…

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Dark Spring Festival, 25/3/2017, Berlin

Dark Spring Festival, 25/3/2017, Berlin

  On the 25th March 2017 the GOLDEN APES will host the Dark Spring Festival 2017 for the 8th time already. The Festival is taking place at legendary BiNuu Club in the heart of Berlin. You can expect a well balanced mixture of established and exciting new bands of the wave- gothic and post-punk scene from all over the world. Lineup 2017 AND ALSO THE TREES are pioneers of the British Gothic and Post Punk…

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