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Went to see La Brass Banda last night (@Zeltfestival Winterbach).

We arrived in time to see support band "Caravana Sun" (from Australia), who did a good job of warming up the audience (or should I say "heating up"? - it was hot in the huge tent), playing reggae/ska & pop/rock.

La Brass Banda is a brass band from Germany - but not playing the "typical" German brass music, they're more reggae/pop/rap/rock oriented. They know how to treat an audience, they sounded good and it was a fun show.


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World Chat / Re: Iggy Pop
« on: July 18, 2019, 01:27:50 PM »
Iggy feels "free" now...

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/iggy-pop-album-free/
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Iggy Pop has confirmed the title and release date of his new album. Free is the iconic singer’s first album since 2016’s Post Pop Depression and it will be released on 6 September through Loma Vista Recordings.

While it follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, Free has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album.

On the process that led Iggy and principal players Leron Thomas and Noveller to create this uniquely sombre and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon, the singer says:

“This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice…By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

https://pitchfork.com/news/iggy-pop-announces-new-album-free/
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The album, described in a press release as “uniquely somber and contemplative,” features collaborators Noveller and Leron Thomas.

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TV Songs / Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:52:58 PM »
Die Toten Hosen have been covering "The Drink" several times on their current tour (I heard about via a report from their acoustic show in Duesseldorf recently)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oUeEvO7p8

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World Chat / Re: Lydia Lunch
« on: July 15, 2019, 09:53:43 AM »
A good read. Saw/heard her many years ago at a "reading" (some time around '99-2000?)...

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TV Live / Re: Setlists
« on: July 08, 2019, 04:28:07 PM »
Thanks, but where's the setlist? You posted this in "setlists" after all.  ;)

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World Chat / Re: The Cure
« on: July 05, 2019, 05:34:14 PM »
https://www.nme.com/the-cure-interview-robert-smith-big-read-exclusive-interview-glastonbury-40th-anniversary-2019-glastonbury-mad-cool

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So when will the new album be ready?
“It’s changing. It is a work in progress,” says Smith. “We did three weeks in Rockfield Studios in Wales in the early part of the year to try and capture some genuine Welsh doom and gloom. It was sunny the entire time though, which was pretty disappointing. It only rained once in three weeks, which I think is a national record for Wales.”

Which version of the The Cure are we likely to hear on the record?
“We did about 17 songs and almost all of them were really downbeat and heavy. There were a handful of others, and I really shouldn’t say this because you’ll go ‘oh no’, but in my head I wanted to do two albums – one after another. One was gonna be upbeat and the other downbeat, but the upbeat one I’m not so sure about now.”

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World Chat / Re: B52s
« on: July 05, 2019, 08:15:43 AM »
Sind sie vom Planeten Claire gekommen?

It gets scary, how well Fred knows his German ("Sprechgesang" etc.)!  :o

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World Chat / Re: B52s
« on: July 04, 2019, 08:40:39 AM »
Nice one Fred, thanks for the review.
Just a few days ago, someone passed me in a B-52's t-shirt, it hit the eye because that does not happen too often round here!
(Also, by coincidence, on the Deborah Harry tape I found recently, there's the B-52's on the other side with "Cosmic Thing".)

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World Chat / Re: Any Wire fans out there?
« on: July 03, 2019, 08:45:13 AM »
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/people_in_a_film_a_new_movie_about_post-punk_art_rockers_wire
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With 40+ years of groundbreaking musical activities under their belts, it only seems right that hugely influential British art-rockers Wire should (finally!) receive the feature documentary treatment. And who better to give it to them than lifelong Wire megafan Graham Duff, the writer/director/actor best known for creating the Johnny Vegas cult favorite sitcom Ideal.

Duff and producer/co-director Malcolm Boyle have set about creating the definitive cinematic portrait of Wire, and the film, still in production is entitled People in a Film:

“We’ve already shot serious in-depth interviews with all the members of Wire, including original guitarist Bruce Gilbert who has given the movie his blessing. And we also filmed Wire writing and recording their new album at Rockfield Studios in Wales. It’s fascinating to see how the band work together. Lots of harmony, but quite a lot of friction too.

It seems ridiculous there hasn’t already been a documentary about them. So we want to make something which mirrors the strange and often surreal world of Wire. They really are a unique proposition. Their intensity is only matched by their often silly sense of humor. Who else but Wire would perform a gig inside a row of cubes? Or employ a support band to play their entire 1977 debut album in full, so that they don’t have to?”

Duff and Boyle are currently looking for investors to help them finish the movie. “We’ve just launched a crowdfunding project to fund the recording of the last batch of interviews and edit the final film.  One of the things we want to do is come out to the US and shoot interviews with Ian MacKaye and Henry Rollins.”

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World Chat / Re: Chrissie Hynde solo
« on: July 01, 2019, 04:02:49 PM »
https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/chrissie-hynde

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The iconic frontwoman of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde will be performing a special concert at the EFG London Jazz Festival showcasing tracks from her brand new jazz album Valve Bone Woe, out September 6th 2019.

Displaying yet another volte-face in Hynde’s incredible career, Valve Bone Woe is inspired by the track Hynde performed with Frank Sinatra for his second album of duets. The album features the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble and presents innovative interpretations of songs by a stunning array of classic songwriters and innovators including Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane, Nick Drake, Ray Davies and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

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TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:54:34 AM »
Indeed, they Sold tickets for 2 Trips. But i wasnt there because i didnt wanted to pay 40(!) Euro.

Yeah, we talked about Berlin back in May and TV told me it is difficult to "break even" for a promoter with a boat trip (i guess they have to pay more for insurance and stuff).

I had an "invitation" from old friend "loki" (Viola) to Berlin, but I couldn't make it (price seemed high and the long journey put me off)...  :-\

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TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: June 29, 2019, 09:58:37 AM »
Anyone going to the boat trip in Düsseldorf in two weeks? Second performance for me.

There was only 1 apparantly

Strange, I thought like Berlin there were supposed to be 2 in Duesseldorf too (both sold out)?  ???

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