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IN TOUR IN ITALIA :

The Van Pelt
[USA]

In tour con Fargo (Enrico Molteni dei Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti)

13/08 vittorio veneto (tv) @ bianconiglio, ingresso libero
14/08 marina di ravenna @ hana bi, ingresso libero



Deniz Tek & The Bad Men
[AU]

[Il chitarrista dei Radio Birdman]

26/06 bucine (ar) @ spectre club
27/06 osimo (an) @ funhouse
28/06 la spezia @ spazio boss
29/06 barzanò (lc) @ fin qui tutto bene
30/06 parma @ secret show
01/07 zané (vi) @ cascina irma



The Dictators
[USA]

29/07 bologna @ bolognetti rocks
30/07 la spezia @ spazio boss
31/07 brescia @ arena sonica
02/08 seregno (mb) @ arci tambourine



The Adolescents
[USA]

26/07 mortegliano (ud) @ festintenda
27/07 osio sopra (bg) @ libera la festa, brembeat n roll
28/07 itri (lt) @ ex scuole agrarie
29/07 gioia del colle (ba) @ on the road
30/07 cosenza @ alt art
31/07 catania @ csa auro uno
01/08 roma @ airport one
02/08 quartucciu (ca) @ cueva rock
04/08 bologna @ freakout
05/08 la spezia @ spazio boss



Thee Oh Sees
[USA]

19/08 fordongianus @ presso terme romane, via del fiume, Special Guest: THE RIPPERS + UNDISCO KIDD XANTA'N DAVE yeye music selection Ingresso 10 euro
20/08 ravenna @ hana-bi



Kill Your Boyfriend
[ITA]

28/06 san velentino in abruzzo (pu)
29/06 tramutola (pz) @ palazzo terzella
04/07 limena (pd) @ porto vecchio fest
29/07 bologna @ musica sigillata
30/07 avellino @ why not
31/07 reggio calabria @ blue dahlia
01/08 bernalda (mt) @ al verde, circolo arci
03/08 piana degli albanesi (pa) @ beat full festival



Lili Refrain
[ITA - ottima! ndk]

25/07 lecce @ binario 68
26/07 ostuni @ officine di strada
27/07 taranto @ cantiere maggese
31/07 pescara @ la jolie rouge
04/08 soverato @ overdrive in fest 4
29/08 tortoreto @ soundwave fest



Yann Tiersen
[FRA]

19/07 verucchio @ verucchio festival w/ Calexico, Goran Bregovic, piazza della collegiata
21/07 bollate (mi) @ villa arconati
22/07 roma @ auditorium parco della musica
24/07 pescara @ teatro d'annunzio
27/07 monforte d'alba @ auditorium horszowski



Toy
[UK]

28/08 Brescia @ Radio Onda d'Urto



Buzzcocks
[UK - Mitici! ndk]

28/07 roma @ villa ada, ingresso 10 euro



Giardini di Mirò
[ITA]

24/07 vasto @ cortile d'avolos, ore 23.30 - anteprima Rapsodia satanica



M+A
[ITA]

04/07 torre annunziata @ la cabina 56
11/07 crotone @ tortuga club
14/07 milano @ unaltro festival
15/07 bologna @ unaltro festival
20/07 ravenna @ beach bum fetival, hana bi
24/07 padova @ radar
25/07 brescia @ musicalzoo fest
26/07 chiancino terme @ festa della musica
27/07 terracina @ anxur festival
05/09 treviso @ home festival
06/09 lu monferrato @ lu festival
13/09 rimini @ velvet club



Slowdive
[UK - MITICI! ndk]

Vado a vedermi gli Slowdive il

16/07 Padova @ Radar festival, Stadio Euganeo, Parco Nord, w/ Brothers In Law, Be Forest, Soviet Soviet.



Be Forest
[ITA - dreampop]

25/07 brescia @ musical zoo 
26/07 sogliano al rubicone @ soglianois
01/08 massa martana @ umbria rock w/ Basement Jaxx
08/08 pesaro @ villa'n'roll fest
13/08 fara @ anguariara fara
21/08 messina @ tba
22/08 catania @ barbara beach
23/08 terlizzi (ba) @ ods festival
29/08 pordenone @ soundpark fest
03/09 rossano veneto @ fasp festival
06/09 feltre @ fuochi fatui fest



Above the tree & Drum Ensemble Du Beat
[ITA]

27/06 firenze @ le murate
28/06 san velentino in abruzzo @ majella sound camp
04/07 gorizia @ musiche di sconfine
18/07 montichiari (bs) @ brain live music
20/07 vittorio veneto (tv) @ bianconiglio
22/07 ancona @ tba
26/07 porto recanati @ copacabana
27/07 eboli (sa) @ diluvio universale
05/08 bergamo @ altra estate fest
06/08 cuneo @ nuvolari libera tribù
19/08 fermo (mc) @ girfalcobeat



Squadra Omega
[ITA - psych/avant/kraut]

26/06 cagliari @ bohemien, ingresso 4 Euro piu tessera CSEN gratuita
27/06 verona @ wunderbar summer fest
27/09 calenzano @ factory club



Television
[USA]

performing MARQUEE MOON Full electric show

05/08 sesto al reghena (pn) @ piazza castello, ingresso: 20,00 euro + diritti prevendita, apertura porte ore 20, inizio concerto 21.30



Airport Young
[Centocelle Airport di Ruoma]

03/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ The New Christs
07/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ That makes us human + Montag
09/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Andrea Ra
10/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ In Zaire
11/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Nada & Ardecore
12/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Be Forest + La Distanza della Luna
17/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Toy
19/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Boogarins
24/07 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Selton & DID
14/08 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Adolescents
03/08 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove
08/08 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Jon Spencer Blues Explsion
11/08 roma @ airport one - parco dell'ex aeroporto di Centocelle w/ Civil Civic



Erlend Øye
[NOR]

23/07 roma @ villa ada, ingresso 10 euro



Melampus
[ITA]

27/06 bologna @ link
07/07 milano @ gatto'
19/07 verona @ reverse
25/07 ravenna @ hana bi
10/08 pesaro @ dalla cira
29/08 brecia @ festa radio onda d'urto



Clementi Nuccini Reverberi
[ITA]

03/08 Carpi (Mo) @ Coccobello



Fuzz Orchestra
[ITA]

24/07 perugia @ parco s. angelo
25/07 arcidosso (gr) @ alterazioni
26/07 terlizzi (ba) @ tra blues e avant garde fest
27/07 manduria (ta) @ fattoria il noce
29/07 rutigliano (ba) @ palazzo san domenico
31/07 roma @ airport one
01/08 porto recanati (mc) @ copacabana
02/08 portomaggiore (fe) @ what is rock




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1 agosto 2014
Todays headlines:
746 min agoLittle Trouble Kids - Thomas and Eline [Interview]
768 min agoSomnium - Marinconia [Review]
1 AUG venerdì 01.23
{ posted by: pall youhideme}
2014

Little Trouble Kids
Thomas and Eline
 gave the spellbound audience a good soaking


Again, think Gowns and Peter Kernel, add some post-punk voodoo, and maybe you'll get the chemicals behind Little Trouble Kids' music: definitely something that enthralling, a mix of genuine, noir punk primitivism, revised with a minimal diy touch, boy/girl vocals, differently percussive and sometimes even utterly poignant (For as long). 
I could not but have an inteview with Thomas Werbrouck and Eline Adam, the two core members of Little Trouble Kids, who are now, with drummer Jonas Calu, a trio. 
Their second full length record, Haunted Hearts is simply fucking awesome. Brilliant and desperate. Now, press play and read my interview.




komakino: Hi Thomas, Eline, my bad, you're making such good records since many several years, but only recently, I found out of you, with this new LP of yours, - the third of yours - Haunted Hearts. Can you say your music writing has changed and how, through these years? A track like Freemason is more noise pop than the average nihilist feeling of Haunted Hearts, don't you think? 



Little Trouble Kids / Thomas: Indeed, we have been making music together for ten years and more now... We started out in a high school band in which Eline played bass and Thomas banged the drums. When that band called it quits, we decided to continue as a two-piece: Boston Tea Party was born! Tim Vanhamel (from Millionaire, Evil Superstars, Eagles of Death Metal, and many more) discovered us after a show in Antwerp, and produced our first album, called ‘little trouble kids’. Actually, we are also struck by the very uplifting and punky spirit, when we listen our debut back today. We sing about childhood memories, partying, and how we are ‘cool kids’ who are ‘gonna make it to town’... That album was a somewhat naïve, but very honest enthousiastic blueprint of who we were in those days: essentially two hardworking students trying to escape a boring live by writing music and playing concerts. Likewise, our new album ‘Haunted Hearts’ is also a reflection of who we were, a year from now. 2013 was a tough year with a car crash, being fired at work, facing a burn-out... Adulthood kicked in, hence the dark atmosphere and less optimistic thematics of the last album. A side note about the ‘boston tea party is dead’-video => In 2012 we changed our name to Little Trouble Kids because a Dutch band had patented that name. (silly us, we didn’t google the name beforehand). We were pissed off at first when that Dutch band contacted us, but now we are very glad we changed our name: LTK is a far better band name, and we can’t be confused with the conservative American political organisation anymore! We also didn’t want to mope around and decided to make a funny video about our name change: Eline spent hours working on the scenario, looking for the right scenery, outfits, John Lennons glasses... 

komakino:  Watching Haunted Hearts' video, I assume you are now a three piece, right? 



Thomas: That is correct. On our first two albums we had a limited instrumentation: just an acoustic guitar and a wooden box on which Eline tap danced to the beat. But the new songs for Haunted Hearts were written with a loop station and had more intricate beats so we decided to drop the stompbox and engage a living, breathing man to play percussion. However, we still don’t use a full drum set: we have only have three floor toms and a guitar on stage! Less is more. 




komakino:  I assume you are a couple, what came first, love or music together? 

Thomas:  Ha, music actually... But love followed pretty soon. We got to know each other when we were 17 years old. Eline’s first band was looking for a drummer, and came to Thomas. Classic high school love! 

komakino: Your sound is pretty noir, I mean, this is not a record for the daylight. And you can sense a lot of DIY attitude in it. My opinion. But, this weird chemical of melancholy, and bittersweet romanticism along the tracklist, is vehicle of powerful originality: the minimal drum kit and distortion satured acoustic guitar, it is like you naturally satisfied your primitive urge of making Music with the first things around you making a sound. So, what's Music in your life?

Thomas:  Difficult question. I would say: without music, there’s no life... If we aren’t making music or performing, we are always listening to music, buying music, singing or talking about music. I think it’s safe to say, we are music freaks... 



komakino: I love Medals & Scars video, how did the idea pop up? It is pretty creative and visionary. 



Thomas:  We are fond of hand crafted animation, early cinema pioneers like George Méliès, the early stop motion material of Tim Burton. And it has been a dream for a very long time to make our own stop motion video. We are no professional animators so we have tried to make a stop motion video with material that we understand: paper and scissors. Eline has made the scenario, has spent hours and even days sketching figurines and sets and carving them out of paper. Eventually we made 7510 pictures to make the characters come to live! From start to finish, it took us more than 50 hours to create that video. 




komakino: You've been touring Europe in last years, and, now, what? I see you have a bunch of new gigs in Belgium, NL and France. Who drives the van? Any plan to come down in Italy? 

Thomas:  We are now promoting our new album in Belgium and the Netherlands. On the road it’s just the two of us, our percussionist and our sound engineer... Since we are a very small outfit we can still travel in our small Berlingo, and Eline and me take turns on the wheels (we are both very designated drivers!). Space is tight, but it’s very convenient and quite cheap to tour in this manner! More bands should do it, haha. In 2012, we were lucky to be invited on a European tour alongside Belgian heroes dEUS. Touring is the most exciting part of being in a band, and we have plans to go on tour with a befriended band in 2015 to France, perhaps Spain, Portugal, and we really, really want to come to Italy... Travelling to beautiful countries, and a warm climate. That’s life! 


komakino: Personally, do you still buy records? Maybe vinyls? If so, what did you grab recently?

Thomas:  We have a very limited vinyl collection... We’re actually very convinced CD-people! CD is a great format, you know. It might not have the charm of an LP, but it produces the music exactly like the artist intended their music to sound. Plus: we can bring along cd’s in our Berlingo when we’re crossing the country once again. Our last purchases: ‘Salad Days’ by Mac DeMarco, a compilation with New Orleans ‘Voodoo’ music, and the soundtracks by Eleni Karaindrou. Not very hip, but beautiful music. 




komakino: Do you have 'regular' job? Or are you students? 

Thomas: Eline has a daytime job in a excellent Belgian music club called 4AD. She works for the commemoration of the Great War, and organises really cool events like gigs by John Cale and Einstürzende Neubauten who will present new musical pieces about the First World War. Thomas is a freelance journalist. 

komakino: Is there any live show you particularly enjoyed recently? Do you like to re-listen to your own record?

Thomas: Every show we’re playing nowadays keeps on getting better and better. I have the feeling that we still have some of our best shows ahead of us. Perhaps our upcoming show on the amazing Belgian festival Pukkelpop will be a highlight... Last summer we had the best festival experience ever. We played a festival called Au Pont du Rock in France, and the tent was packed with 2000 people who didn’t know our music. But they sang along every word of every song anyway. Best crowd ever! We seldom re-listen to our own records. Once it’s finished, it’s finished...



Photos by Marjolein Hoornaert || interview July 2014 .


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1 AUG venerdì 01.01
{ posted by: pall youhideme}
2014

Somnium  - Marinconia
(6tx CD, 51'' - self-prod. 2014)


The best thing about DIY releases is that you can really satisfy your fetish-need for the special editions. And §omnium really made something unique: a shell-shaped box, hand made with sand and paper. 
A special packaging indeed, limited edition of 25 pieces. I'm the lucky owner of #16. 
Inside you find CD and polaroids. And good Music, glacial, gloomy Music. Instrumental soundscapes, wait, sea-scapes, actually, opiate as well as textures and layers feeded with liquid reverb, delay pedals, and unorthodox, reverberant percussions. 
Pun for melancholy and seas (in italian, malinconia and mari), the two piece - in art - Ky and Calliope, respectively to guitar, bass, additional instruments, haunting vocals, and then percussions and artwork/graphics, they handle the esoteric science of oneirism, dark atmospheric drone tunes, a gelid calm (Levante), the kind of calm and desolation you can think of finding into the deepest ocean (the two suites of Silla); Aurumaris points straight to subconscious. It's up to you, decide if these tracks are vehicles to alienate yourself or get in touch with a higher nature. The comforting chill of a melodious introspection. To be listened with headphones. 
A missing piece from 80's 4AD or Projekt rec's catalogue.






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