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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BimFest XV, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 16 & 17/12/2016 – review

BimFest XV, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 16 & 17/12/2016  – review

  Now that the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are over, it is time to reflect upon one of the coolest festivals in Europe, BimFest. Although BimFest has a long tradition, we have visited this Belgian festival for the first time in 2016. It has been two weeks now that I’m writing this text, but the impressions have not faded. We still feel as if it was yesterday. There were several performances that we were…

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Level 42’s 2016 Tour: Guildford performance at G Live

Level 42’s 2016 Tour: Guildford performance at G Live

  Is there a way to describe what I saw and heard at G Live in Guildford on 25th of October? Maybe as the best live show I’ve seen in 10 years. It was the night of Level 42 special treats for the fans and loving audience. I have been their huge fan since I was a child and I am very familiar with their work. I was only five years old when they released…

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Sinner’s Day, Nov 20th 2016 Hasselt (B) – review

Sinner’s Day, Nov 20th 2016 Hasselt (B) – review

After a four year hiatus, Sinner’s Day is back under new management and with a new structure. Sinner’s Day was mostly oriented towards the “dark scene” in the previous years, but starting from this one, we can already notice some changes. The next edition will aim at an even broader audience. “The Residents” and the Belgian band “Goose” are expected. But first about this edition. Around 7000 people showed up. This proves that the so…

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Gary Numan’s 2016 Tour: London performance at Electric, Brixton

Gary Numan’s 2016 Tour: London performance at Electric, Brixton

  Just 9 days after Gary’s Oxford show, I had the great opportunity to see the final show of his tour in London. I was ready for the Replicas, The Pleasure Principle and Telekon repertoire one more time. However, Gary had announced several songs from Splinter and I was very much looking forward to hearing them live. I was pleasantly surprised by the venue in Brixton. I believe it was just the perfect place to…

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Gary Numan’s 2016 Tour: Oxford performance at O2 Academy

Gary Numan’s 2016 Tour: Oxford performance at O2 Academy

  Unlike so many people who saw Gary live over the years, my first real opportunity to see the great electronic sound pioneer appeared only now, in 2016. When you live far from his more common venues, which I did until 2014, catching his performance is not easy. However, I knew I didn’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity to catch Gary on this tour, since I had really wondered if he would play Replicas,…

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Infest 2016 Review

Infest 2016 Review

  This year I decided to miss out on some German festivals and visit Infest instead. I guess there is no-one who has unlimited time and capability to see it all and, being no exception, I always have to choose which of the many festivals I would visit. For many years I have been travelling to at least major German festivals and following there the performers who were practically regulars on their lineups. After checking…

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Back to the Beach – Amphi Festival 2016 – review

Back to the Beach – Amphi Festival 2016 – review

  After a quick escape to the Lanxess Arena in Cologne last year Amphi Festival returned to the beach of the Rhine. It certainly saved this festival and made it a great one again. The Staatenhaus (we remember the ceiling came off under heavy Feindflug fire in 2009) was closed but instead of this ugly and too hot building the organizers booked a ship and named it Orbit Stage, which was definitely the coolest place…

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – Brussels, AB (08/06/2016)

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – Brussels, AB (08/06/2016)

Yes, it’s definitely true: music fans are strange creatures. While most people look for a place under the sun in mid-July, music fanatics opt to enter a pitch black venue and give themselves away to a noise carpet that perfectly indicates the border between heaven and hell. An ideal description, even if we say it ourselves. Sometimes it seems as if God knocks on your shoulder, while a few seconds later it feels like Satan…

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