Posts Tagged ‘music’

♣♪ 5 Songs To Ring In 2017♪♣

Samstag, Dezember 31st, 2016

Cats Against Catcalling

Sonntag, Juni 2nd, 2013

DOWNLOAD the free grrrl music compilation against street harrassment

candelilla

Sonntag, Februar 10th, 2013


Candelilla sind zwei in Nordamerika beheimatete Pflanzenarten aus der Gattung Wolfsmilch. candelilla sind auch Mira Mann (Bass & Gesang), Rita Argauer (Gesang & Keyboard), Lina Seybold (Gitarre & Gesang) und Sandra Hilpold (Schlagzeug). Wer die Band live sieht, stellt schnell fest: Hier kann jede alles und alle sind ständig in Bewegung. Candelilla sehen sich als Band, aber auch als Forschungsprojekt. Ihre Songs haben keine wohlklingenden Namen, sondern Titel wie 22 – eine vierminütige Hymne am euphorischen Limit. In ihr neues Album „Heart Mutter“ konnten wir schonmal reinhören.

candelilla reizen das Konzept Band bis an seine Grenzen aus. Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahre 2007 nummerieren sie ihre Stücke chronologisch, anstatt ihnen Titel zu geben. Dieses Vorgehen erinnert an wissenschaftliche Experimente – und kommt nicht von ungefähr. Mira Mann (Bass & Gesang), Rita Argauer (Gesang & Keyboard), Lina Seybold (Gitarre & Gesang) und Sandra Hilpold (Schlagzeug) sind mal Autorinnen, dann wieder Performancekünstlerinnen, Wissenschaftlerinnen oder Filmemacherinnen. Ihre Artworks gestalten und siebdrucken sie selbst, sie veröffentlichen Buchreihen und hinter jedem Video steht eine Idee, die bei anderen einen poptheoretischen Essayband füllen würde. Auch „Heart Mutter“ lässt sich in diesem Zusammenhang verorten. Das Album stellt die Frage „Wie echt können wir eigentlich sein?“. Die Suche nach der verloren gegangenen Authentizität ist das, was die Gruppe candelilla heute antreibt. Mit letzter Konsequenz haben sie ihre Musik gedreht, gewendet, verkantet und ihre Stücke nach einem Baukastenprinzip zusammengesetzt. Um es endlich abzuschütteln, dieses leidige, immer gleiche „Strophe-Refrain-Strophe-Refrain“. Und am Ende all der Selbstreflexion steht doch wieder das romantische Konzept einer Rockband, die nicht mehr sein muss als gebündelte Energie auf einer Bühne.

Wer sich candelilla nicht entgehen lassen will:

12.02.2013 Darmstadt – Oettinger Villa
13.02.2013 Marburg – Cafe Trauma
14.02.2013 Giessen – Ludwigstr. 6
15.02.2013 Dresden – Ostpol
16.02.2014 Leipzig – Nullunendlich
18.02.2013 Jena – Café Wagner
19.02.2013 Esslingen – Komma
21.02.2013 Kassel – Karoshi
22.02.2013 Berlin – Monarch
23.02.2013 Braunschweig – Nexus
08.03.2013 Fürth – o27

Fights And Fires – Chase The Blues

Samstag, Januar 26th, 2013

Fights And Fires have a new video AND their new album „we could be all dead tomorrow“, which will be released on February 22nd.
I’m looking forward to 23rd of march when they play in Regensburg again. Although boat trips won’t be possible.

The ‚Life And Liberation‘ Of A Black Female Metal Fan

Montag, Januar 7th, 2013

via nprmusic

Music writer Laina Dawes is a die-hard Judas Priest fan. She’s all about the band’s loud and fast guitars, the piercing vocals — and she loves to see the group perform live.

Now, a fact that shouldn’t matter: Dawes is a black woman. This, she says, can make things uncomfortable on the metal scene. She says she’s been verbally harassed and told she’s not welcome.

„There’s still a lot of resistance in terms of who should be listening to what genre of music based on their gender and their ethnicity,“ Dawes says, „which does not make any sense to me.“

Dawes writes about the issue in her new book, What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. Speaking here with NPR’s David Greene, Dawes explains how metal grabbed hold of her as a child in rural Ontario, and how she came to realize that connecting with her fellow fans would be an uphill battle.
Interview Highlights

On discovering metal as a young misfit

„Being 11 or 12 years old, I really resonated with the sound of anger and my internal struggles or what I was going through. I found that listening to the music in my bedroom, being able to feel like you could scream and yell and really express your anger, that really helped me out when I was a kid. … I went to a primarily white school, so we dealt with a lot of racism. My parents, even though they were always there and supportive as much as they could be, I didn’t feel that they were taking my concerns seriously. Like, you know, getting on the school bus and things being thrown at you and racial insults. As soon as I got home, I knew that I couldn’t tell my parents. I knew that they wouldn’t understand, and that really caused a lot of depression for me as a kid because I really didn’t feel like I had anyone to talk to about it.“

On feeling resistance from all sides

„There was a boy who went to another high school. He was really into metal, and we would talk on the phone, and I remember that he said that he wanted to meet me at a shopping mall on the weekend. And he said, ‚Well, what do you look like?‘ And I said, ‚Well, I’m black and this and this…‘ and he hung up the phone. I never heard from him again. [I also remember] my black female friends in high school and their parents wondering why I was wearing a Def Leppard T-shirt or whatever, and really kind of questioning me on my cultural legitimacy as a black person. All of those together made me really understand at a pretty young age that, as a black woman, I’m not supposed to be doing this, and there’s something wrong with me because I enjoy this music.“

On preconceptions about „black“ and „white“ musical styles

„In black communities, music is so integral in terms of a storytelling mechanism. Back in the blues era, African-American women were actually able to talk about their hardships and sorrows through music, and be very personal. [The same is true of] hip-hop because it’s also obviously a black-centric music form. When I was in my 20s and hip-hop was coming out, a lot of black people felt that if you listened to hip-hop, that means that you’re really black, that you’re proud of yourself, that you know who you are. So when black people listen to ‚white-centric‘ music — which is rock ’n‘ roll, country, heavy metal, punk, hardcore — it’s seen that they are somehow not proud of who they are.“

Harris Trynsky – Letztendlich Mensch

Samstag, Januar 5th, 2013

„Geek Guru Harris Trinski has both a dark and a light side; Freaks and Geeks/Beers and Weirs reveals that he will break rules if he thinks he can get away with it, and he does occasionally mess with the junior Geeks’s heads. Harris is the Dungeon Master for the Geeks‘ Dungeons and Dragons sessions“

Soviel zu Harris Trinsky von Freaks and Geeks – nicht zu verwechseln mit Harris Trynsky

„Sieh‘ die Leichenfeuer brennen, auf dem Weg ins Wunderland. Keiner kann’s erkennen, doch die Welt ist ausgebrannt“ – klingt zugegeben etwas ernster und stammt von der Post-Hardcore-Punker-Truppe Harris Trynsky. Ihr Album „Letztendlich Mensch“ haben sie seit 03.01.2013 zum Download online gestellt – und das lohnt sich.

Elliphant „Down On Life“

Mittwoch, Dezember 19th, 2012


BØREDØM

Sonntag, Dezember 9th, 2012

Børedøm is a punk band founded in the winter days of 08/09 and is based
in Graz/Gradec, Austria/Avstrija.

We saw Børedøm on friday. Not only that they used a situationist print on their t-shirts and Adorno’s „Langeweile ist objektive Verzweiflung“ on their record cover the concert was great as well and they were really nice.

The Coathangers – Toomerhead

Samstag, November 3rd, 2012

The Coathangers – Hurrican

Dienstag, Oktober 30th, 2012