For a third consecutive year King Dude comes to Greece, carrying with him his eerie ensemble and his love for the Greek public. Gradually gaining fans in Greece, this year’s gig is expected to be as dramatic as the previous ones.
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Imagine a gray cityscape, a mute human reverberation, a sad and trivial life that progresses into the future. You stand still; you listen; and imply to yourself that even death can be welcomed... When out of a sudden the melody of despair becomes a cry for life. The notes dissolve the bleak atmosphere allowing the light of hope to overcome its cowardice, disbanding grayness and penetrate liberatingly in your lungs. You decide to live! This strange mixing of sadness and optimism is transmitted through the songs that make up Homeward Bound by Vinyl Suicide.
Los Angeles, in the early 1980s and some of the local youth form their own bands, playing for their friends. Although influenced by Punk they began, however, to play a music that differed significantly from it and it was more reminiscent of the Psychedelic and Garage Rock of the 1960s
Normally, one would wonder why a group playing a music style that is already 54 years old is worthy of an interest. The fact that Dirty Fuse play mainly their own compositions, they already have an audience that follows them fanatically, that within a few years they have recorded five albums and EPs and one of their pieces has been voted one of the 101 best Surf Tracks Worldwide from 1970 onwards, are more than enough reasons to generate an interest. The good thing is that they are not the only!
The postponement of The Sisters of Mercy concert in October resulted in a strange situation: Within 24 hours I watched in the same venue the much expected concerts of two popular bands in Greece. Despite their significant musical differences, the fact that The Sisters of Mercy belong in the original Post-Punk generation in contrast to Editors who are Post-Punk Revivalists, led to some inevitable comparisons. Here are the results ...
The case of ION is neither new - nor coincidental. With a career starting in the 1980s, ION or Giannis Papaioannou not only gives meaning to what “underground” should mean but strongly emphasizes it so that that both the concept and himself are finally transparent and impressive. With his occasionally different or overlapping competencies - journalist, musician, producer, and amazing dj - ION never stands still: he is in constant discovery of new corners in the urban environment that he lives and loves, gaining new audiences that will accompany him to his otherworldly and transcendental musical travels.
North of England, 1968: The Mods have been defeated. Progressive and Hard Rock sounds are now popular. And yet... many working-class teenagers seek in good outfits, Soul music and amphetamines an identity that will make them "distinct". Without any particular ideological position and by actually adopting foreign cultural elements (Italian fashion, black music) they created a subculture that lasted until the mid 70s, when Punk and Disco changed everything.
The sound of silk: a musical get together that was thousands of years late
Can the seventh album of a band be as good as their first?