domenica 29 maggio 2011


I gave up coffee and cigarettes 
I hate to say it hasn’t helped me yet 
I thought my problems would just dissipate 
And all my pain would be in yesterday
I thought that if I didn’t go and play 
The sadness would get bored and go away 
I thought that if I didn’t go astray 
That all my pain would be in yesterday 

I sold my guitar and my piano
I thought that it was these that kept me low
I thought if only I could try and change
That all my pain would be in yesterday 

But I finally know what to do
I must quit, I must quit

sabato 28 maggio 2011



Tokyo Police Club is a Canadian indie rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, consisting of singer and bassist Dave Monks (born January 21, 1987), keyboardist Graham Wright (born February 16, 1987), guitarist Josh Hook (born May 11, 1987) and drummer Greg Alsop (born March 21, 1985).

Tokyo Police Club formed in 2005 while playing for fun in a basement after the four had disbanded from a previous group called Suburbia. The band started to gain attention and played some small shows throughout the Toronto area. Tokyo Police Club were asked to play in the city'sPop Montreal festival, and soon after they signed with Toronto label Paper Bag Records; Monks and Alsop dropped out of college to become professional musicians.
Since their formation the band has appeared in numerous festivals. In 2006 they appeared at Edgefest and the inaugural Osheaga Festival; however, could not play that year due to other conflicts. In 2007, they performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, the Glastonbury Festival, and the Reading and Leeds Festival. In 2008 the band played the Roskilde Festival, the Rock am Ring-Festival, and Street Scene. In 2010, the band played at Bonnaroo, the largest outdoor music festival in the U.S. They also played at San Francisco's 2010 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.
In the fall of 2008, the band played on the last 6 weeks of Weezer's Troublemaker Tour along with Angels and Airwaves. In the same year, they released their first album, Elephant Shell.
Their second full-length album, Champ, was released on June 8, 2010.


  • Elephant Shell (April 22, 2008)
  • Champ (June 8, 2010)


  • A Lesson in Crime (April 18, 2006, (UK) Feb 12, 2007)
  • Smith EP (February 14, 2007)


venerdì 27 maggio 2011


Summer Festivals 2011
  • July 2nd – Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent
  • July 9th - Les Ardentes, Liege, Belgium
  • July 17th – Latitude Festival, Southwold, Suffolk
  • July 16th – 17th: Close Up Festival, Burcott, England
  • August 18th – 20th: F4 Frequency Festival, St Polten, Austria

lunedì 23 maggio 2011


After disappearing from our musical sights back in 2009, Bloc Party has announced they are recording new material together.
In the last two years, most of the band members have concentrated on solo projects. Kele Okereke released his solo album, The Boxer, while bassist Russell Lissack has been playing as a touring guitarist for Ash.
"Kele and I started working on Bloc Party stuff," Lissack recently told NME. "We're having a bit of a break until the festivals are over, because people have commitments during the summer, but we're going to get back properly in September and sit in a rehearsal studio to work on new band material."
Although drummer Matt Tong wrote on his Facebook account that the band will "most likely not" play any concerts in 2011, there are plans to make a new record this year.

venerdì 20 maggio 2011


For almost two years, Blank Dogs, the anonymous one-man band credited to Mike Sniper, has been a some-wave punk machine, churning out cassette after CD-R after 7” without much rest. The recipe is rather simple: Toss a grimy old synthesizer, a guitar, and Steve Albini’s old Roland into a pot and distill the vapors. The resulting discography has been an increasingly manic bunch of catchy melodies soaked in static and distortion, each additional transmission seeming a little poppier, a little more violent.

Blank Dogs still wallows in the defeat of past pessimism, but instead of striking the confrontational stance that dominated previous tracks like “Death Jumpers” and “Pieces,” The Fields just sounds exhausted. “Spinning” starts off with the slow dirge of a death march, but with the drum machine going unchallenged for the entirety of the song, it turns into a mechanical club song. Any sense of spontaneous life is smothered. The head-nodding, foot-tapping hooks and riffs from past efforts were once contorted and challenged through each track. Now, on songs like “Passing the Light,” they’re set on auto-pilot, soldiering on until they run out of gas.
Past releases pitted Joy Division’s bittersweet melodic hooks against Big Black’s snarl. The result was a chaotic, but cathartic, swirling mess. With The Fields, the tension and the terror are gone. There’s no struggle anymore, just a bleak soul unable to stop cranking out pop tunes. “All Photographs” is the final capitulation, a generic Nintendo synth line dominating the most demure throwaway track yet. It seems like this is all Blank Dogs has left, the last hurrah before Mike Sniper’s mask comes off and he unlocks the bedroom door. And with a new full-length destined for In The Red Records, I have to wonder how much more despair can possibly be left to scrape up before he gives up entirely.


After Lux the band from chicago are back with Guider. Six hypnotic tracks for an half-hour blast of howling guitar noise, delay, echo, reverbs and  'pummelling' drums for an obscure-lisergic atmosphere.
Guider  recalls the post-punk bands and the abrasive noise of Sonic Youth.
Personally i liked more their catchy first Album Lux, Guider is not easy to be  hear,  probably it will annoy you.

1. Superstition
2. Not Romantic
3. Halo
4. Guider
5. New Fast
6. Revisiting

mercoledì 18 maggio 2011


                                                               Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was the songwriter, lyricist, singer and occasional guitarist of the English post-punk band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album Unknown Pleasures in 1979, and recorded their follow-up Closer in 1980. Suffering from epilepsy, a failing marriage, and bouts of depression, Curtis committed suicide in May 1980, on the eve of Joy Division's first North American tour.

In 1976, Curtis met two young musicians, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, at a Sex Pistols gig, who told him they were trying to form a band; he immediately put himself forward as a vocalist and lyricist. The three of them recruited and sacked a number of drummers before settling on Stephen Morris as their final member. Initially, the band was called Warsaw before changing its name to Joy Division in 1978, due to conflicts with the name of another band,Warsaw Pakt. The name "Joy Division" stemmed from the sexual slavery wing of a Nazi concentration camp in the 1955 novel The House of Dolls.
Curtis's writing was filled with imagery of emotional isolation, death, alienation, and urban decay. He once commented in an interview that he wrote about "the different ways different people can cope with certain problems, how they might or might not adapt." He sang in a bass-baritone voice, in contrast to his speaking voice, which fell in the tenor range. Earlier in their career, Curtis would sing in a loud snarling voice similar to shouting; it is best displayed on the band's debut EP, An Ideal for Living (1978).
Curtis's last live performance was on 2 May 1980 at Chamberlain Hall of Birmingham University, a show that included Joy Division's first and only performance of the song "Ceremony", later recorded by New Order and released as their first single. The last song Curtis performed on stage was "Digital". The recording of this performance can be found on the Still album.

Joy Division - Shadowplay LIVE




venerdì 13 maggio 2011

MONGOL RALLY IS COMING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Launching from Goodwood UK or the Czech Republic and finishing in Mongolia. 

UK: 23rd July 2011, Czech: 25th July. 
£714 per team (a team is 1 car or 2 Motorbikes and as many people as you can fit in). 

Participating automobiles are allowed to have an engine displacement of no greater than 1200 cc
Motorbikes with an engine displacement of 125 cc or less are also permitted.

The Mongol Rally is a car rally that begins in Europe and ends in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The principal launch is from Goodwood Circuit, United Kingdom, with subsidiary starting points in other European countries. It is described as the "greatest adventure in the world".

The world has gone soft. Satellite maps and GPS have sucked the juiciness out of exploring and some git has already walked off the edge of all the maps. What if you want things to go wrong. What if you need to escape the hermetically sealed world we live in? Fear not, the solution is here. Take a dump on health & safety - do the Mongol Rally.

10,000 miles of adventuring bliss through deserts, mountains and steppe tackled in a car your Granny would use for shopping. The Mongol Rally is hurling yourself at 1/3 of the Earth's surface in woefully unsuitable vehicles to see what happens.

Imagine yourself completely lost in a massive desert, hundreds of miles from civilisation, driving a car that the laws of physics say should not have got you past the M25 as 3 wheels fall off and a troupe of bandits wander over the horizon. That's when the adventure begins. The Mongol Rally; the world's best generator of chaos. 

The Mongol Rally isn't about comfort and it doesn't have a great deal to do with style; what we seek is adventure. The whole point is that it's difficult. So the one litre rule was born. To tackle the worst roads the world can throw at you you need to turn up to the startline in a Granny mobile with an engine size of under 1 litre (ish). There is nothing like staring down the bonnet of a Nissan Micra at hundreds of miles of dirt track and foot high rocks. Or driving for 15 hours and only getting 20km then finding out it was in the wrong direction. 


The book of even more info about the Mongol Rally

giovedì 12 maggio 2011


ARCTIC MONKEYS 2011 Tour Dates:

05/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
05/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
05/21 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
05/22 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
05/24 – New York, NY @ Summer Stage
05/26 – Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargoes
05/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
05/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/30 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
06/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
06/10 – Sheffield, UK @ Don Valley Bowl
06/11 – Sheffield, UK @ Don Valley Bowl
06/26 – Luxembourg @ Rock A Field
07/01 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/02-03 – Malsaucy, FR @ Les Eurockéennes
07/08 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/09-11 – Naas, IE @ Oxegen
07/14 – Meco, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
07/15-16 – Benicasim, ES @ Benicàssim Festival
07/17 – Bern, CH @ Gurten Festival
07/29-31 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/20-21 – Essex and Staffordshire, UK @ V Festival
03/09/2011 - Bologna, Italy


         04/06/2011 GRADISCA D´ISONZO (GO) . Ciao Luca
05/06/2011 FIRENZE . Piazza Santa Croce
10/06/2011 VENEZIA . Heineken Jammin Festival
11/06/2011 CUNEO . Nuvolari
12/06/2011 MILANO . MIami
30/06/2011 BOTTANUCO (BG) . RockIsland festival
03/07/2011 FERRARA . Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle
12/07/2011 RHO (MI) . Flippaut Reloaded
16/07/2011 LECCE . Italia Wave
17/07/2011 ROMA . Villa Ada
12/08/2011 BUDAPEST (H) . Sziget Festival
18/08/2011 BRESCIA . Festa di Radio Onda d´Urto
20/08/2011 BARDINETO (SV) . Balla coi Cinghiali


Fri 13th May 2011
Peter DohertyUniversity of East Anglia [UEA] - Norwich

Sat 14th May 2011
Peter DohertyHMV Institute [formerly Barfly] - Birmingham

Sun 15th May 2011
Peter DohertyO2 Academy 1 & 2 - Liverpool

Tue 17th May 2011
Peter DohertyO2 Academy [Academy 1 & 2] - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Wed 18th May 2011
Peter DohertyAcademy [1, 2, 3 and Club Academy] - Manchester

Thu 19th May 2011
Peter DohertyO2 Academy - Leeds

Fri 20th May 2011
Peter DohertyBarrowland Ballroom - Glasgow

Fri 27th May 2011
Peter DohertyDublin Academy [1/2] - Dublin

Sat 28th May 2011
Peter DohertyThe Nerve Centre - Derry

Sun 29th May 2011
Peter DohertyMandela Hall [Queens Students Union] - Belfast

Sun 5th Jun 2011
Celebrity Soccer Six, Plan B, Peter Doherty, Shayne WardTurf Moor [Burnley FC] - Burnley

Fri 26th Aug 2011
Leeds Festival 2011, Muse, Elbow, Interpol, Enter Shikari, The Vi...Bramham Park - Leeds

Sun 28th Aug 2011
Reading Festival 2011, Muse, Elbow, Interpol, Enter Shikari, The ...Little John's Farm - Richfield Avenue - Reading

Tue 20th Sep 2011
Peter DohertyWulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton

Wed 21st Sep 2011
Peter DohertyHMV Picture House - Edinburgh

Thu 22nd Sep 2011
Peter DohertyBarbican Centre - York

Fri 23rd Sep 2011
Peter DohertyO2 Academy Brixton - London


Saturday, 21 May 2011 Denver CO
Invesco Field at Mile High, United States
Vampire Weekend
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 Salt Lake City UT
Rice-Eccles Stadium, United States
Vampire Weekend
Sunday, 29 May 2011 Winnipeg
Canad Inns Stadium, Canada
Vampire Weekend
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 Edmonton
Commonwealth Stadium, Canada


29 Terminal 5. New York, NY
30 l'Olympia. Montreal, QUE

1 Sound Academy. Toronto, ON 
3 The Majestic Theatre. Detroit, MI
4 Vic Theatre. Chicago, IL
5 First Avenue. Minneapolis, MN
8 Commodore Ballroom. Vancouver, BC
9 Showbox. Seattle, WA
10 Wonder Ballroom. Portland, OR 
11 The Fillmore. San Francisco, CA
13 The Music Box. Los Angeles, CA
14 The Fox Theater. Pomona, CA
27 Central Methodist Hall. Manchester, UK
28 Evolution Festival. Newcastle, UK
29 ABC. Glasgow, UK
31 Met Uni. Leeds, UK

1 Academy. Oxford, UK
2 Anson Rooms. Bristol, UK
3 Roundhouse. London, UK
6 Magazzini Generali. Milan, Italy
18 Hurricane Festival. Scheessel, Germany
19 Southside Festival. Neuhausen, Germany

29 Splendour in the Grass Festival. Woodford, Australia
31 Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort. Niigata, Japan

8 Terminal 5. New York, NY
13 Route Du Rock. Saint-Malo, France
26 Rock En Seine. Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, France

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