25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen: May 13th to 16th, 2016. review

25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen: May 13th to 16th, 2016. review

  One more year, one more WGT splendid experience behind us! But the memories are still fresh and vibrant in our minds. This year WGT started with a special treat on May the 12th with a grand opening party at AbenteuerReich Belantis – an amusement park in the south of Leipzig, which we sadly missed due to our indeed long travel from London by car, and kids, don’t try this at home! 😉 We arrived…

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PSYCHIC TV – Brussels, Recyclart (21/05/16)

PSYCHIC TV – Brussels, Recyclart (21/05/16)

It will be quite difficult to find one venue in Brussels that looks more underground than the Recyclart, it is very dark in there and the interior immediately makes you think of the 80s. An ideal place to see one of the most legendary bands from that period: Psychic TV. First Aikula played. You never heard of them before, you say? Mind you, neither did we! Their debut album Jate did well in homeland Slovenia…

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Brussels, AB- 01/05/2016)

MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Brussels, AB- 01/05/2016)

When you have the CD in your hands, you can hardly understand it , but it is twenty years ago that Manic Street Preachers released Everything Must Go. Life is just a flash, and you’re barely able to fully enjoy the beauty of it. Partly out of nostalgia , and probably also partly from financial gain , the glam rockers from Wales decided to perform their fourth album that made them stars in the British…

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XII. Amphi Festival 2016

XII. Amphi Festival 2016

  Amphi Festival announced its return to Tanzbrunnen Cologne. Despite the MS RheinEnergie, being recently added as an extra venue, the total capacity for Amphi Festival 2016 has been reduced by one fourth from 16.000 to 12.000 visitors! As consequence festival tickets are now limited even stronger than ever. Numerous musical highlights (like Editors, Project Pitchfork, Covenant, Blutengel, Tarja …), merchants, DJs and of course the wonderful Tanzbrunnen ambience again promise relaxed open-air atmosphere along…

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THE ARCH – Brussels, The Backpacker Bar (29/04/2016) (CONCERT REVIEW)

THE ARCH – Brussels, The Backpacker Bar (29/04/2016) (CONCERT REVIEW)

The Arch is popular, but not necessary in its own country. This band was formed in 1986, worked with the famous Belgian producer Ludo Camberlin and the rest is like a small success story, at least abroad. The releases (from The Messier Album to In Sofa ) got The Arch to various European venues. Last year, we got an impression of Fates at BIMFest, but last Friday, the entire CD was presented (a collaboration between…

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ChameleonsVox live at O2 Academy, Oxford, UK, 1/5/2016

ChameleonsVox live at O2 Academy, Oxford, UK, 1/5/2016

Just a week apart from their Kortrijk gig in Belgium, I really wanted to see ChameleonsVox again, this time in UK and with no camera, so I can enjoy the experience to the fullest. I arrived pretty early and took a stroll on the streets of Oxford, but hey, who did I find there at 5 pm? Mark was already at the venue doors and not to disturb that kind man, I just passed him…

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Waveteef Festival III, 8.-9. April 2016, Antwerp

Waveteef Festival III, 8.-9. April 2016, Antwerp

In an interview with Dark Entries, Waveteef organizer Mat Zwart said that the alternative scene will die if you don’t give new upcoming bands a chance. It’s nice to see legendary names on a stage, but the music scene also needs new blood in order to attract a young audience. For us, thse are just a few words on paper, but it’s a hellish job for organizers to accomplish it. Waveteef is a festival that…

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CHAMELEONSVOX Kortrijk, De Kreun (23/04/2016)

CHAMELEONSVOX Kortrijk, De Kreun (23/04/2016)

  Post-punk is back, and how! But new gods like Editors or Interpol would not exist without certain bands from the past. The Chameleons a perfect example as such, well since 2009 actually ChameleonsVox. During the recent European tour Mark Burgess also was in Kortrijk to prove he still belongs to the top. The man from Manchester did that, and how! First we saw Flesh & Fell. After all these years Pierre Goudesone, Laurence and…

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25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen: May 13th to 16th, 2016

25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen: May 13th to 16th, 2016

  25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen – Date: May 13th to 16th, 2016 – Location: Leipzig, eastern Germany, at about 50 venues spread all over the city; camping site and main venue at the edge of town at the agra-Messepark, Markkleeberg; for information on the city you may check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leipzig or the official city website www.leipzig.de/int/en. – Websites: www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english www.facebook.com/WaveGotikTreffen If you are travelling to the WGT for the first time, you can find lots of useful information…

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A-ha – “Cast in Steel” tour: London concert review

A-ha – “Cast in Steel” tour: London concert review

  I was very eager to finally see A-ha, and as I have never seen them live before, I really had no clue about how this experience was going to look like, but my expectations were high. At 15 minutes to 9 the lights at the London O2 arena went down and the blue light appeared on the stage; I was almost nervous to see Morten and the guys and hoped to hear some great…

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