Archive for April, 2012
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is engaging, riveting, sad and humorous – and they have has been branded with every musical description possible. This seems fitting, as SCAC describes their music as American, a mixture of every one and thing resulting in something new. And after two decades of working and living as SCAC, they have created their own genre.
The instruments are drums, upright bass, pedal steel, banjos, piano, guitar, vocals and stories. They have recorded with Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label. The songs are each thoughtfully crafted with unique arrangements, executed by superb musicianship, then fully realized through original, insightful and intelligent lyrics. With two of the most charismatic frontmen around (Westword) and four accomplished musicians, SCAC is the past, present and future of American music.
Support will be, among others, Jamie And His Hurricanes!
Heavy Rotation presents Acid Burns featuring Acid Invadors, a concert evening. Acid Invaders is a Belgian band which makes rough, raw electro acid. With its own evening in the Fuse in Brussels and amazing shows in England, this sensational live act is on its way to write history in the electronic scene. Their latest single, Change, has even been remixed by Detroit godfather Kevin Saunderson. Armed with a battery of synths, drum computers and other electronic weapons, this trio sets entire rooms on fire with their exciting, raw music and dirty rhythms.
The support acts are dj’s Nick F and Modern Art.
We’ve got something new and awesome: A Place To Bury Strangers. Their new EP Onwards To The Wall contains every bit of the burning sonic maelstrom that listeners have come to expect from APtBS. The sound of a band in control of making out-of-control music, timeless melodies from engine textures. A handful of contemporary bands are currently exploring the new limits of Loud. APtBS proves that not only are they leaders, but that they are also developing and ripening. The loudest band from Brooklyn, NY with influences from My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and the Mary Chain will overwhelm you with their fuzz. Don’t miss it!
As a support act we have Eins, Zwei Orchestra. No strangers in de Muziekgieterij, but if you happen to have missed them at their previous gig, be sure to come and check them oud. Colorful pop, asymmetry, endless lines and spirals and a wall of sound.
Half Moon Run is a talented trio from Canada (Devon Portielje (vocals, guitar, percussion), Conner Moalnder (guitar, synths, percussion, backing vocals), Dylan Phillips (synths, drums, ba)) – and boy are we happy that they’re coming to de Muziekgieterij for a show! This young band with raw talent has different musical backgrounds and even exchanges instruments on stage to keep everything interesting. But what does it sound like? Well, like a combination of psychedelic soundscapes and folky harmonies, warm electronics and delicate guitar riffs; like a combination of indie, pop and folk… Come and check it out!
The other band that will contribute to this wonderful evening is Kings Of The Day (Maurice Möllenbeck, Ben Graaf, Jan Bruschke, Max Wählen, Andy Reinard). This bands has its roots closer to home, in Vaals, and was founded in 2007. Their alternative rock that is reminiscent of Joy Division has led to their victory in Nu Of Nooit 2009 and consequently a show at Pinkpop, competing for the Grote Prijs and presenting their second single, Raise My Glass, in Paradiso. They are currently working on their debut album with a friend of de Muziekgieterij, Richard Thair from Red Snapper. A lot of quality music for you this evening!
Half Moon Run
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Maastricht, Limburg, Nederland 6211 AB
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Thursday 26 April, the Dancetour DJ Knockout takes places at the Muziekgieterij. The DJ Knockout is part of the Dancetour 202. Over here you can vote for your favorite DJ and the three DJs with the most likes can play during the finale in de Muziekgieterij, as well as a fourth DJ that will get a wildcard from the judges. Four DJ’s battle for a place behind the turning tables during Dancetour Maastricht 2012.
The doors open at 21:00 for all visitors and like the rest of the Dancetour entrance is free, so come and check it out!
Tonight, we have two awesome bands for you! First, there’s Mama Rosin (zydeco blues cajun trash r’n'r music). These young rebels live and love the Cajun/Zydeco music style, whose roots go way back to the 18th century. Cajun music was brought to the South of the United States, to Louisiana, by French immigrants from Canada, where fast rhythms met slow waltz. Zydeco music added Afro‐Caribbean rhythms. Songs were sung in French and/or in Creole. The vocals were usually very high and loud so even people at the back could hear them!
Somehow Mama Rosin found the original soul of Louisiana on the banks of Lake Geneva. Robin Girod has been playing guitar and banjo as long as he can remember. His teenage years were spent listening to an enormous amount of music from jazz, to blues, to caribbean, african, and rock’n’roll. Old mate Cyril Yeterian is obsessed with the various styles of music to be found around the Gulf of Mexico.
But there’s more – Hop Stop Banda (alternative gypsy/boogie gangster swing sovjet tango) is also playing! When a Jew meets up with a Chilean, a Russian, a German and a Tatar it sounds more like the beginning of a politically incorrect joke, but if you add a double bass, guitar, accordion, saxophone and flute then it sounds like HopStop! An obscure mix of folk music made up of Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish and Oriental elements and charged with Latin/Balkan grooves. This is the kind of music that puts you in a good mood and gets you up on your feet. Even the biggest bore can turn into a party animal upon hearing HopStop.