The Midnight Reverie Trio, The Awarians and Gasoline will get together on a special evening in order to support a good cause.
With the goal of helping underprivileged kids getting some holidays, 3 bands set up by ex-Pats living in Krakow, will entertain you at the teatr Nowa Laznia in Nowa Huta.
Do not miss this event. Your presence can make a diference. Bring a friend as well.
Tickets are 8 zl in advance and 10 zl at the door.
01 49 Special / Cafe Crossroad / Antwerp (BE)
05 Dead Combo / Cabaret Maxime’s / Lisbon
06 wOMAN iN pANIC / Plano B / Oporto
11 Lobster / Maxime / Lisbon
13 Riding Panico / ZDB / Lisbon
21 Dead Combo / Auditorio d’A Moagem / Fundao
04 Dead Combo / Paths of Peace Festival / Rovereto (IT)
10 Dead Combo / Teatro do Campo Alegre / Oporto
13 49 Special / Great Shakin Fever - Afternoon Pool Party / Oporto
22 Dead Combo / Festival Musicas do Mundo / Sines
15 Dead Combo / Festival Mundo / Viana do Castelo
09 Bajzel / Off festival / Myslowice
12 Dead Combo / World Cultures Festival / Gdansk
Imagine four young lads hailing from Warsaw, Poland.
Imagine now, four young lads spreading the message of post-punk, rock and arse kickin' pop music every little corner around you, from Northern Poland down to Krakow, up to Lodz and Wroclaw.
These lads are Eryk, on bass and vocals, Mateusz, on keyboards and guitar, Michal, on drums and Maciek, on the guitar, and they give by the name of Out Of Tune.
Together, they have just released Killer Pop Machine EP, a four track EP infected with today's sounds storming from NYC, London or Sheffield, from bands such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party or the Artic Monkeys, or going back on time, from good old funk alternative rockers Faith No More.
So, do you really think they are Out Of Tune?
Killer Pop Machine, What you're missin', Find a reason and Vintage violence can be found on their site, right here. Nevertheless, we present you with one of our all time favourites:
As we haven't finished our Best of 2006 list, we would like to share with you those from the Polish magazine Przekroj and from the Portuguese website Disco Digital and blog A Trompa.
Przekroj - 5 Best records of the year 2006 (PL)
01 - The Car Is On Fire : Lake and flames 02 - Contemporary Noise Quintet : Pig inside the gentleman 03 - Cracow Klezmer Band : Tzadik 04 - Pustki : Do mi no 05 - Scianka : Pan Planeta
Disco Digital - 10 Best records of the year 2006 (PT)
01 - Dead Combo : Vol. II - Quando a alma nao e' pequena 02 - Sam The Kid : Pratica(Mente) 03 - Sergio Godinho : Ligacao Directa 04 - The Legendary Tiger Man : Masquerade 05 - A Naifa : 3 Minutos antes da mare encher 06 - Linda Martini : Olhos de mongol 07 - Carlos Bica & Azul : Believer 08 - Wordsong : Pessoa 09 - Balla : A grande mentira 10 - Houdini Blues : F de falso
A Trompa - 10 Best records of the year 2006 (PT)
01 - Dead Combo : Vol. II - Quando a alma nao e' pequena 02 - Carlos Bica & Azul : Believer 03 - Bernardo Sassetti : Unreal: Sidewalk Cartoon 04 - Gaiteiros de Lisboa : Satiro 05 - The Legendary Tiger Man : Masquerade 06 - Samuel Jeronimo : Rima 07 - Most People Have Been Trained To Be Bored : Success in cheap prices 08 - Bypass : Mighty sounds Pristine 09 - Linda Martini : Olhos de mongol 10 - Nuno Prata : Todos os dias fossem estes/outros
".... The exhibition also includes pieces by performance, sticker and video artists who expand on the concept of painting with works that explore the status of painting and the painter in the 21st century...."
The exhibition will include works by Basia Banda, Wilhelm Sasnal, Bartek Marterka, Agata Bogacka, Edward Dwurnik, Leon Tarasewicz, Stefan Gierowski, among many others...
Woman in Panic is a one man project led by Pedro Lourenco, of You Should Go Ahead.
Electronic music with an arse kickin’ rock attitude, connected to the electro sounds of Kraftwerk and other electro punk bands from the 80’s. Electro, synthesisers and other machines…...
This adventure started on the year 2000 with the Jovens Criadores contest in mind. Later, after some collaborations and new tracks, two tracks found its way to the American Label, Samurai Records, and shall be released in one of their compilations.
In some of his live performances, part of the machinery is replaced by a live band, (composed by some of his friends), giving a more organic touch to his music.
Hopefully, 2007 shall see him releasing his debut album.
From the 18th of December to the 24th, Natal Social is the event to go to.
An alternative market will take place, at the Ateneu Comercial de Lisboa, showing different material handicraft and material produced by designers. Performances, theater, music, workshops also say Present!!!!
This will be a wonderful chance to run away from the common shopping centers, and shop in a place where you will be welcome and shown products that are not available to you normally, prepared with such care and imagination.
Patrycja Hefczynska, (vocals), and Jacek Dojwa, (machinery), are Husky. This Wroclaw-based downtempo, electro-pop duo released this Autumn their second album, Zgadnij, on 2-47 records.
Delicate, sensual, laid back and with a touch of Scandinavia, Patrycja's voice and Jacek's electronic textures bring us to memory the likes of Moloko, Moa, Bjork, Everything But The Girl and Peggy Lee.
4 years after the release of Czy slyszysz, 2006 saw their return in a much better shape, with an album that fits in the list of the best releases this year.
Zgadnij, with its 10 tracks and a multimedia section (where we can find some photos and the video for Iskrzy, iskrzy!!!), is a pearl that requires more than the simple quick listening. It requires to be listened often, paying special attention to the music while it fills your place with its exotic scents.
Sung both in Polish and English, this is an album where there isn't that much space for hits.... but, do not let this statement trick you. Tracks like the jazzy pop Niue, the more electro orientated Black Coffee or the instrumental Else will not get out of your head that easily.
The music is all there! Delicate and smooth, made of such beautiful electronic ambient pop and bossa-nova sunbathed, breathing downtempo tunes and breakbeats. This is Zgadnij, another pop meets electro release that will colour our winter and make it warmer.
..... the best live acts that stepped onto this small club, at Rua das Taipas, close to Bairro Alto.
Starting on the 14th of December, expect names such as You Should Go Aheah, Man and Unable, Balla, Buraka Som Sistema, X-Wife, Fuse, Ex-Peao, The Vicious Five, Riding Panico, Prince Wadada and many many more.
As you can see, a busy and quite entertaining month of December at Mercado.
6 years after the release of Lupa, singer/songwriter Sergio Godinho is back with Ligacao Directa, one of 2006's most interesting records made in PT, and one of his best albums released during these last years.
Our singer/songwritter by excellence returned with a marvellous album, an x-ray taken on Portugal year 2006. An album, superbly written, where stories of love meet with those of tremendous irony, humour and clever wit. A caricature of the Portuguese society version 21st century - reality shows, celebrity magazine heroes, our ridiculous criticism, our pessimism with roots dig deep down and, on the other side, our sudden bursts of confidence and happiness.
An album where tracks like A deusa do amor, O As da negacao, As vezes o amor or the great So neste Pais are sure to write their names on the book of portuguese music classics.
Portuguese popular music.
Pop songs with a touch of today's world.
For those that have never heard about Sergio, I would compare him to the genius of Marek Grechuta, Neil Young or Bob Dylan. You can discover some more of his work at this Fan MySpace site.
After 3 decades sharing with us some of the most beautiful music made in Portugal, we welcome this Ligacao Directa. This week, a 3 in 1, here at Music@PL.PT: Album of the week, video "... @ the screen" and album review.
This Saturday, starting at 19h30, Podgorze goes into party.
Performances, concerts, workshops, cinema, and more, much more. Live, performances by the German Don't Shelest and the Polish Plum and New York Crasnals. The full programme, in Polish, can be found right here.
This year, apart from the Polish crew, this event will count as well with participants from Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
Live acts, DJs, visual instalations, films, exhibitions,....
On Friday, concerts by Letko and Oszibarack (PL). Saturday will be taken over by Zenial & VJ Joaquim, Tram.Waj (PL) and Jamka (SK). Sunday will finish with the live acts by Automatik (PL), Materidouska (CZ) and Tigrics (HU).
GDS are an alternative rock band, likened to Mogway and the ambient atmospheres they create, but somehow sounding more melodic with a song structure well present. This Bydgoszcz-based quartet has on Magda's lo-profile and seductive voice, on the guitar, bass and percussion dialogues, on the sometimes pop, experimental and noisy guitar swirl driven alternative rock their major characteristics.
Their 9 track album, is a nice suprise on the Polish music scene. It does not fit into any post-punk look-a-like band, neither brit pop nor any other trendy music genre. Tracks like the excellent album opening 69 moles (and their first single), Phoney, Winter of deceit or The woman with a bow will catch anyones's attention after first contact. It happened this way with me.
Live, Magda keeps her lo-profile, barely addressing herself to the audience, but the regular "Dziekuje" once and then. The other three elements, Radek (guitars, synths and rhodes), Wojtek (bass and lyrics) and Tomek (drums), keep focused on their most important asset, their music.
Here, they sound more intense than on Snow Lovers Are Dancing. Their skills are given a chance to show themselves and we take part of a guitar, bass and drum orgy. Do not believe me? Catch them live then.
After Balla's magnificent video for O fim da luta, we invite you to discover another of Poland's best kept secrets, Digit-All-Love. We've mentioned them before, but here it goes again. They swing to soft, athmospheric and delicate electronic beats, ,trip hop ambients and dreamy pop music. Welcome to Digit-All-Love.
Their show will finish the "Enjoy Mondays - Polubisz Poniedzialki" concert series. They'll play live, at the Capitol Theatre, on the 18th of December, in Wroclaw. Go and see them in concert!!!
10 years ago one of the most aclaimed film directors left us.
This year we celebrate the works and life of Krzysztof Kieslowski, the hand behind the magnificent series Decalogue, the trilogy Three Colours, The Double Life of Veronique or A Short Film about Love .
This year the Polish Embassy, in Portugal, and cinema Quarteto, in Lisbon, will give you a chance to discover some of his work. Decalogue, several short films and documentaries will be shown, from the 8th to the 14th of December, in Lisbon, at Cinemas Quarteto.
There will be place as well for a photograph exhibition with 45 b&w photos, by Krzysztof Kieslowski himself, entiltled "Fotografias da Cidade de Lodz" or "Photographs of Lodz".
This kuduro, kizomba, d'n'b, dub and hard-techno mix is taking the sounds of Angola and Portugal to the world. Kuduro and kizomba were a music genre partially ignored by some in Portugal. Thanks to BSS, this sound has conquered Portugal and is taking over the world, being compared to the phenomenon that hit us in 2005/2006 called Baile Funk.
After Underground Sound of Lisbon, back in 1994, taking the new electronic sounds of Lisbon to everyone, twelve years later the time has come to Angola and Portugal say present once again.
Buraka Som Sistema will be playing live on
02/12 - ARC Os Musicos, Faro (PT) 09/12 - Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, (SE) 21/12 - Clube Mercado, Lx, (PT) 11/01 - Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, (NL) 12/01 - Het Paard, Den Haag, (NL) 26/01 - The Old Blue Last, London (UK)
Check them at their MySpace. Their releases can be bought at iTunes or here as well.
The punk rockers The Parkinsons and the garage, 60's beat rock'n'roll devils The Prostitutes are to play tonight, the 2nd of December, at the Porto Rio bar, guess where...... in Oporto.
This is a unique chance to see live, the energy, the chaos and the dirty, loud, fast and rude music celebration brought by these Portuguese/British London-based rock'n'roll punks. Likened to The Stooges, The Clash and MC5 expect the unexpected!!! After putting an end to their activity back in 2004, they returned this year, after accepting an invitation from London pub Dirty Water.
The rock'n'rollers The Protitutes are currently recording an album to come out still this year and that shall take them on an European tour.