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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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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