• Brutal Assault 2012 @ A report

    21 Ago 2012, 15:58

    I remember I was totally stunned when I saw – couple of months ago – the banner and a list of the artist that were going to perform during this year’s edition of Brutal Assault. Sodom, Immortal, Inquisition, Anaal Nathrakh, Napalm Death, Deicide (later changed to Krisiun, but I adore both), Arcturus, Six Feet Under… and so on, plenty of bands that had always been on my “to-see” wish list. And now I got all of them packed up and served on one festival! Even some of my friends that dislike such eclectic events like BA claimed that this year’s line-up didn’t forgive and eventually appeared in Jaromer. They have experienced, just like me and few thousand people gathered there, a real feast of metal music.
    So, Wednesday, the first and so called worming-up day. I arrived in Jaromer at about 7.30 p.m., then I unpacked my things at the field and went to see some shows. And there – a surprise: a queue for e-tickets validation was so amazingly long I couldn’t believe my eyes, people were waiting for 5 hours to get their passes. Last time (2011) there were no such problems; the organizers later explained it was “caused by a long response of their database” and promised to take care of it next year. Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait, so I came just in time to see Anaal Nathrakh’s show. What can I say, I was annihilated. I saw them once in my hometown of Wrocław (btw, it was their first gig in Poland ever), but the concert was almost ruined because of the poor sound in the club. In Jaromer the sound was perfect and VITRIOL with his bandmates did their best to give us totally merciless, grinding, yet somehow intelligent, dose of chaos and aggression. For me, it had been the best festival starter I could have possibly dreamt of, a fucking bomb! Then Root came on the stage, a legendary Czech black metal band, which generally was enjoyable, but I was expecting something more, maybe something gloomier and dirtier from this group. And the last one this day – Alcest from France – a band that has been controversial from the very beginning of its existence (except the demo which consists of regular black metal material) because of incorporating shoegaze elements to its music. Alcest is considered to be one of the pioneers of so called black-gaze genre and is despised by many who stay devoted to the traditional black metal music – and, on the other hand, is loved by those who are not afraid of experimentation. Anyway, I was looking forward to see this band live and I was quite disappointed, but it wasn’t necessarily the band’s fault. This time the sound was really bad, in fact – it sucked, especially on the vocals. Maybe no one was prepared for that kind/tone of voice that Neige has, I don’t know, but for sure these technical problems contaminated the overall atmosphere of the show. Also, I was hoping they will play more songs from their first, groundbreaking album, but sadly they didn’t.
    Drinking drinking drinking drinking, eating, laughing, saying some stupid things to random people, sleeping.
    For me the next day began with Trollech – I watched their ridiculous video made for one of their pieces some years ago and I hoped they will be as funny as they were on the clip. (Un)fortunately they weren’t, they just played some average, listenable black metal. Then another Czech band, Brutally Deceased. I saw them for the second time and again I was impressed. It’s a very young band, they’ve released only one album named “Dead lovers guide” so far, but they serve good, in-the-face, old school death metal, especially Swedish school is noticeable in their music. Black/thrash machine Toxic Holocaust gave, as expected, an energetic show, the same as Russian Arkona with its blend of folk and metal music.
    But the best part of the day was definitely the evening. Ministry surprised me, because I was almost sure I wouldn’t like their music – eventually I liked it, at least as it was performed on the stage: harsh, industrial, monotonous thing with strange samples. Then Dimmu Borgir began their show and this time I wasn’t surprised, although I saw them live for the first time. They played their kitschy, bombastic black metal-like music for more than an hour; I thought that maybe there was some chance of hearing at least one song from their first or second album (both are pretty decent), but the band focused mainly on their latest records, sounding sometimes like a shitty soundtrack to Batman movies. Then came Inquisition, which played on the third, Budweiser stage, placed in a big hangar next to the “green field”. By the way, I didn’t like the idea of adding the third stage, it had always been significant for Brutal Assault to have only two stages, so one band could prepare itself on one, while another group was playing on another and then the other way round, so you wouldn’t miss any gig. And now, when the third stage was added, you had to choose which concert you would like to attend. So I choose Inquisition while Samael was performing on the big stage. But I don’t regret it, Americans showed, how the satanic, ritualistic black metal should be played. Their music, brutal, dark and raw as fuck was really refreshing after plastic and pompous shit served by Dimmu Borgir. Definitely one of the best gigs on Brutal Assault, simply perfect. When I came back to the main field, Samael was ending their show with the “Baphomet’s Throne” piece and Nile was preparing. They didn’t fail to evoke this unique Egyptian atmosphere that characterizes their music and gave a really good show, despite the fact that the drummer destroyed his bass pedal and the tech guys had to change it, which took some time.
    Arcturus closed the second day of Brutal Assault, the second day of slaughtering. How should I describe their show, hmm, terrific, fantastic, great? Well, none of these adjectives would be sufficient – it was absolutely marvelous and breathtaking, I was speechless afterwards. It was the first Arcturus concert after years of silence and they really did their best to show us that they are still capable of delivering awesome, avant-garde music of the highest quality and, in addition, serve us a good show. Simen’s voice remains amazing and fresh.
    The third day was the weakest one for me. I’m not a fan of Machine Head or Paradise Lost, but I was expecting something at least decent – if not interesting – from their shows. My expectations were quickly crushed, because Machine Head, except maybe two or three songs (from the first album) occurred to be a very flat and uninspired band, and Paradise Lost gave one of the worst gigs I’d ever seen in my life. Of course, I’m aware that playing on the festivals usually doesn’t allow the certain band to show its all abilities and skills, but really, there are some borders. For me, Paradise Lost didn’t show anything valuable: the singer was singing out of tune, the music was boring as hell and monotonous in a very bad way and generally, the whole impression and atmosphere during this show was simply dull.
    I’d say there were two highlights of this day: Napalm Death and Sebkha-Chott. Guys from Napalm didn’t fail at all, in fact they provided us with an hour of intense ear-mutilation connected with body harming in the crazy moshpit. Our lovely grinding monster is still in a good shape.
    As I dislike Amon Amarth I decided to check, what this Sebkha-Chott band was about (they were playing on the small scene during the AA concert). I’d heard they are inspired by Frank Zappa and John Zorn, which was quite promising, but I wasn’t prepared for the thing I eventually received from them. Mostly their show was a pure chaos; nothing related to nothing, two guys in some crazy masks and a girl dressed like a courtesan behind the drums were making such a mess that I was totally bewildered (and bewitched). Later their show developed a little bit more form and formula, became more technical, but still it was full of absurd and all-embracing oddity. Truly refreshing thing, especially after seeing all these metal bands, which are taking themselves so damn seriously.
    I regret I didn’t stay to see Gorguts, my friend told me it was one of the best death metal gigs he had ever seen.
    And now Saturday, definitely the best BA day, half of it was a fucking cream-dream. Let me recite the most important bands that played then: Sodom, Finntroll, Immolation, Six Feet Under, Immortal, Moonspell, Godflesh. All of them gave great shows; I liked it when Barnes from SFU stopped their concert by simply shouting “Stop! Stop this!” to his bandmates in the middle of a song and ordered them to play a Cannibal Corpse piece, cause probably he realized there would be no time for it if they finish their previous song normally. Immortal’s gig was exactly how I expected it to be, grim and frostbitten, hah! Abbath was doing his crab-walk and seemed to have fun on stage, it was great to see him live.
    Sodom was supposed to play at 6.30 p.m., but because of some unknown reasons it had been
    moved to 2.30, so they were closing the whole BA festival. And it was pure awesomeness, people who didn’t stay should regret it for the rest of their days. Sodom played a hit parade, all their thrash anthems, including two songs from the legendary “In the Sign of Evil” EP: “Outbreak of Evil” and “Blasphemer”. It was THE show – despite the late hour and the fact that it was the fourth day of an exhausting event, there was a great moshpit and people were still having great fun to the pieces like “Sodomy and Lust” or “Agent Orange”. Really a memorable show and a perfect ending of the great festival.
  • Castle Party 2012 @ A report

    21 Ago 2012, 15:57

    Castle Party is one of the biggest gothic rock festivals in the Eastern Europe. Every year (since 1994) it gathers several thousand fans of the industrial, electro and goth metal music. The festival itself is so diverse and heterogeneous, that it’s hard to find two participants that experience it similarly: in the castle you can meet plenty of goths, goth-punks, metalheads, industrial and/or ebm freaks, cybergoths, retro lovers and so on, all devoted to one specific esthetics and usually one kind of music. Of course this great variety of the audience is caused by the diversity of artists that perform at Castle Party (and the other way round, like a feedback). During the festival you have to decide which performances you want to attend, because concerts are usually played simultaneously in two places, which are the main stage and the church (it used to be a church, but not anymore, now it’s a gymnasium). Also, if you have some strength left for the afterparties, you have to choose between having fun in one of three clubs with industrial or goth-rock music (it depends on the DJ), drinking in somebody’s room or swimming in a pool of icy water at the camp. Whatever your choice is, it’s satisfying.
    So, I’ve mentioned the diversity of the genres presented at the CP festival. This year it was truly noticeable, just look at the line-up: neofolk classics (Ordo Rosarius Equlibrio, Spiritual Front), ebm stars (Leæther Strip, Hocico, Combichrist), gothic rock/metal (Desdemona, Artrosis, Closterkeller), industrial stuff (Job Karma, Wieloryb), black metal (Devilish Impression) and some legendary goth-punk bands from the 80’ (Pink Turns Blue, Alien Sex Fiend). Thus everyone could find something for himself and also experience something new. Many of these bands gave a really marvelous show, but before I start to review them I want to mention the atmosphere at Bolków Castle – it was simply enchanting. I’m not really into gothic music and the ethos connected with goth subculture for sure is not what excites me, but I must admit that all these followers gathered there managed to create something really unique that was flowing in the air. People from “outside” usually call the gothic esthetics “kitschy” and “pathetic” and consider Castle Party as a gathering of the exalted and narrow minded youngsters. Well, who cares, I’d say – if you haven’t been there and haven’t experienced the climate, stop judging and mind your own business. All the festival freaks were having a great time in Bolków, and so was I.
    Now, let’s look at the artists. Because it’s hard to review all 24 bands (+ those from the
    church), I’ve selected the ones, which gave, in my opinion, the most interesting shows.
    First band I want to mention is Vigilante from Chile. They performed on the first day at 16.00 when the temperature was about 35 degrees, but despite that their show was very energetic and aggressive. Maybe it wasn’t the best ebm music I’d heard in my life, but for
    sure I’ll call it decent and, which is more important, I highly appreciate their attempts to stir the audience up. People felt the strong vibrations floating from the stage and moved their asses, not giving a damn about the weather. One of the musicians (responsible for the electronics) looked like he got into a trance – it was a true pleasure to see someone who in fact still enjoys his own music so much!
    After Vigilante, the audience could see performances given by three Polish goth-rock/metal bands: Desdemona, Artrosis and Closterkeller. All these groups have their devoted fans, especially the last one, which has been active on the Polish gothic scene for almost 25 years now. There was a group of people that came only for the first day of CP in order to see just these three bands, for example one girl told me she despised all this electro music and in fact hated festivals, but she desperately wanted to see Closterkeller again (she had seen it several times before). I think she was eventually satisfied with their gig; they played one long and old song they hadn’t played for years (as the vocalist, Anja Orthodox, assured us) and arranged few songs in a totally different manner. Obviously, the whole concert had its own specific climate, good use of lights and visualizations on the screen behind the band made the whole show quite magical.
    Closterkeller was the last band that played on Friday. Before them their show had a legend of neofolk music, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio from Sweden. I’d been always hoping to see them live and – because I admire their studio albums – I had great expectations of their show. Unfortunately, it was quite disappointing. I say “quite”, because it wasn’t as bad as some of the commentators claim, but certainly it was nothing special. In my opinion, a fact that their show was monotonous and static is a good thing – that kind of music should be repetitive – but sadly they weren’t able to use it by pushing it into more ritualistic or trance-like direction.
    Next day was hot, unbearable hot. First I stayed at a camp and splashed a little bit in a pool, and then I went sightseeing! Yes, except its big castle Bolków has a … forest and hmm, a beautiful field in the middle. Just look at it.
    From Saturday’s line-up only four last bands are worth mentioning. So, first of them, Spiritual Front, another neofolk giant I was waiting for. And this time there was no disappointment, everything was perfect. Simone and the rest of guys gave on the stage everything they could; I think everyone noticed a passion they played with – and this passion made a certain impact on the crowd. People were singing with Simone (not only the choruses) and the applause band was gaining after each song was really fair. By their gig Spiritual Front proved that you can give a proper and fully-fledged concert even on a festival.
    Then it started to rain. And it was raining so heavily that the audience on the Pink Turns
    Blue show was definitely smaller than on the concerts played before. Never mind, their show
    was just stunning, this band is one of my biggest new discoveries. And the rain only added something mystical to their music, which itself is pretty ethereal. Pink Turns Blue is a darkwave/gothic rock band from Germany formed in 1985 – so imagine this old, awesome stuff played in the darkness and rain, lightened only by few colorful stage spotlights. It was really magical and I think it’s the most memorable concert from a whole Castle Party for me.
    After PTB their five minutes had a band from Mexico, Hocico. It consists of only two guys, whose goal is to kill us with their music. Hocico plays harsh ebm with aggressive lyrics; strong beat, typical samples and screaming vocals. It was really enjoyable and the band gathered a really big crowd, despite the rain, which was now raining with full force. Mexicans played their highly energetic music while lightings were striking on the sky and everyone was dripping wet. Fortunately, no one cared.
    And the highlight of Saturday’s evening, Alien Sex Fiend. Surely they gave a great, theatrical show, but the preparations for it took more than one hour, so they started something round 1 a.m., when everyone was pretty exhausted and irritated. But besides that, it was a great pleasure to see one of the gothic rock classics and to hear such hits like “I Walk the Line” or “Ignore the Machine”. The performance was chaotic in a very good way and the punkish, sloppy vocals of Nik Fiend enhanced the feeling of something old and dirty coming from the stage. Good.
    The last day was the weakest one, it’s really hard to pick even two bands that presented something interesting with their art. At The Lake gave a “nice” concert, the vocalist was smiling all the time at the audience, but the music was just intolerable. Plain as hell sympho-metal: boring songwriting, boring riffs, predictable melodies. Sometimes being predictable is an advantage, but not in this case. Devilish Impressions was the only black metal band that played during this edition of CP, but really, it was a poo painted like Behemoth. Well, Behemoth itself is an average band, but at least Nergal & Co. managed to create their very own image and sound. Unfortunately, bands like Devilish Impressions don’t try to do so; they act like followers by simply copying Nergal’s makeup and trying to sound like him, which is just pathetic. I was hoping that at least Śmiałek would show something worthwhile (as the band calls itself “dark cabaret”), but I was totally disappointed; probably this band is destined to perform only in clubs. Only two words about the Blutangel’s show: exaggerated and awful.
    The last band to play at the 2012 Castle Party edition, was another ebm monster:
    Combichrist. We were waiting almost an hour for the beginning of their show, but damn, it was THE show. There was even a little moshpit under the stage where we could compensate for a lack of good music this day. The funny thing is that most of the requisites the CP crew placed and arranged on the stage for Combichrist were destroyed during the first song by the musicians. They acted like madmen, especially the guitarist, who reminded me of an energy beam, truly insane. Most of the songs were from “What the F*ck Is Wrong with You People?” album, but also some from two newest ones. In a pause Andy (vocals) gave the audience a big drum that was immediately destroyed. In general, we were provided with some good, strong and brainless electronic body music we could jump and scream to – perfect for the end.
    This edition of Castle Party was pretty intense: as I previously mentioned there was a great number of genres, from neofolk to black metal. Most of them were worth seeing, as well as the whole idea behind this festival and the atmosphere that accompanies it. It’s truly bewitching and should be experienced and explored more.
  • Hell Party 17.04.2010 @ Club Abaton

    23 Abr 2010, 13:27

    The Beginners Guide To: Hell

    Hell Party Cz 5
    The beginners guide to: Hell

    Body modification: a universal art form, practiced for thousands of years. Motivations include; sexual enhancement, a rite of passage, aesthetic reasons, denoting affiliation, trust and loyalty, religious /mystical affiliations, shock value, and self-expression.

    After an evening at this year’s Hell Party in Prague I came to a sharp (there were a lot of pointy objects around!) realisation; most of us simply don’t use the blank canvas that is our body to its full potential; in fact do we even really experience our bodies at all?

    Walking among the crowds that filled Palmovka's Abaton club last Saturday was like walking down an anti conformist catwalk that would have had Coco Channel turning in her grave. Tattoos in every hue proudly adorned limbs and torsos, if you'd ever wondered what it was like to have a ring here or a stud there, a mere sideways glance was enough to tell you. Eye arresting outfits incorporated a plethora of PVC and padlocks. From punkified tutus to metal thongs, latex saris to gimp masks, towering heels to multi-chromatic dreadlocks all were present, (in)correct and inspired.

    But the crux of the party was the dramatic hell show that took place on Abaton’s main stage. The performance took body modification to its hardcore limits, including scarification and suspension. For those of you, who, like me maybe hadn’t thought about the creative possibilities of pain here follows a short introduction;

    Scarification: includes branding, cutting, usually using a small blade to make thin or removing larger areas of skin, and other means of permanently marking skinner chemicals.
    And? Like a lot of western bodymod art originally linked with S&M culture it has more recently it has broadened its appeal, and is carried out purely aesthetically producing complex and beautiful designs, much like a tattoo. Skin is also much more sensitive after scarification and many people like the feeling of their healed skin. For some it is also described as a ritual or a rite of passage.

    Suspension: hmm, there’s no way to make this one sound “nice”... suspending the human body from metal hooks that pierce the skin in any variety of places, shoulder blades, forearms, thighs ect...
    And? You only have to witness this once to see the huge rush of adrenalin and endorphins the protagonist/victim experiences, despite the sheer, burning, nerve ripping pain (also apparent)! It can also be a kind of personal challenge, a test of the body, a spiritual experience which can dissolve the schism of body and mind, or assert the mind's superiority over the body.

    Why watch it?
    Hell party made stunning, crowd awing shows from both these elements. Attention to lighting, set and costume brought an exciting element of spectacle to the procedures. Scarification was carried out in a boudoir, by two girls costumed like gothic-punk ballerinas. Suspension included a Dr Faust figure mixing potions whilst volunteers were suspended in the pose of the Vitruvian Man. But for me the reason the show was so captivating was the intense theatre of emotions crossing the performer’s faces. From terror as they realise the inevitability of the body rocking experience they are about to undertake, to acceptance, to agony to euphoria, it is rare to see someone undergo such emotional drama, so publicly. You find yourself celebrating the ecstasy that ensues once they achieve their goal.

    Side effects?
    Making you curious to know your own body better...could you undergo the torture...do you really know pain... would you be able to sit still, with your eyes open while someone pierces you cheeks with metal needles, or sews your lips together with wire....?

    Why you will be going next year;
    Body modification is often compared to ritual in a “primitive” sense and there are certainly a lot of elements of the ritualistic, also the tribal in the whole subculture. At Hell, whilst there were definitely common elements in the corporal rebellion, there was also a huge variety in the way people choose to style and experience their bodies (I haven’t even mentioned the temptations of the fetish stage, the erotic potential of pain). As an anonymous article on body modification hub bmezine.com suggests* through bodymod you “are making the statement that 'This is my body and it is not here for anyone, but myself' ….the individual is taking control of his/her body and sending a strong message of ownership". In a society where the most common form of body modification is probably breast implants (or botox; eternally freezing your face into an expressionless mask of conformity) a trip to Hell might be a very good idea for to get thinking about they ways in which we could really begin to own and explore our bodies.



    Check out the photo gallery from this year at www.hellparty.cz

    For all modification needs and enquiries: www.Hell.cz

    Hell Party 17.04.2010 @ Club Abaton
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    Have you ever wondered about what goes on underground? Provokátor Staff have literally been to Hell and back to deliver a report for you...

    Two writers and two photographers, completely unaware of what to expect, explored the makeshift dungeons of Club Abaton to discover why the biggest fetish party in the Czech Republic is so popular.

    First of all, if you think of goth, fetish, leather and bdsm people as rude, distant and inaccessible, it's time to change your mind! The atmosphere couldn't have been more friendly and one could really sense that everybody had been looking forward to this special event. A profusion of acid colours, leather costumes, rubber, lattex, whips and mistresses roamed through corridors, stages, shops, concert halls and an exceptionally cheap but tasty vegan restaurant.

    Obviously, our virgin curiosity drew us immediately to the fetish stage, where attractive and apparently helpless young women were volunteering to be tied up and whipped teasingly by big, bad leather clad men, to the laughter and applause of the audience, from whom some courageous partygoers would be next to to try it out for themselves.

    But what really drove the crowd crazy was blood, or more precisely, the performance of two beautiful corseted girls, Maša and Kristina, cutting each other and licking away red drops from their thighs, while trying to reach an ecstatic state having their lips sewn together. This is what was going on during the Hell Show, on the upper floor.

    Despite the clear and unequivocal sexual references, the two girls don't see their performance as arousing, "There is nothing sexual about it", says Maša right after the show, with her lips still partially sewn together, "it's like a ritual". Scarifications are really common among many tribes in Africa and in Oceania and they are often perceived as initiation rites, namely passages from one state to the other (e.g. from being a child to being an active member of society). Maša assures that she feels different after the ritual on stage as well. Kristina, her partner, has already been performing for 5 years, having started when she was just 18, and she agrees with Maša, "I don't feel aroused, it's more like taking drugs. Pain produces adrenaline, when I'm on stage, and after, I feel high". Also the audience didn't perceive the show as arousing but just exciting "I like pain", says Hana, at her third attendance at Hell Party, "I like to do it also in private", although her partner, Jakub, doesn't seem to agree "I'm completely new to the scene. I wouldn't try anything myself, but it's funny to watch". When questioned about the necklace she was wearing, Hana replies "I don't know what it means. It's just fashion". This remark illustrates something that seems central to the magic of Hell Party: fashion, appearance, dressing up, showing off and trying to get attention. That's exactly what Betty, a sweet transvestite, likes to do: "I'm really into fetish and dressing up; but I'm not interested in extreme pain. For example, I find the suspension workshop extremely boring; I like soft bdsm with my partner, but when I see a guy hung by hooks to the ceiling, I feel like an alien, I don't understand why people are interested in watching it". Apparently, in a world where everybody looks like an alien, there is still the chance to feel different or to have difficulty to understand; "Even in the fetish-bdsm scene, people can have some issues to be completely open-minded. My girlfriend, for example, accepts the fact that I like to dress as a woman when I'm home with her but she doesn't want me to appear in public like this".

    If the scarification performance of Maša and Kristina wasn't intended to be sexy, surprisingly Tomas, an apparently regular straight next-door guy finds the suspension show sensual, maybe because "it was more extreme and dramatic". Basically, while solemn music is playing, a master and a mistress stick needles in the chest and in the arms of a scar(ifi)ed guy, and then insert hooks in the shoulders and in the wrists of a boy and of a girl, who are consequently lifted in a crucifix suspension position, seemingly in an eccentric mix of pain and pleasure.

    A fundamental ingredient of the success of the event has definitely been the music, be it punk, metal or ebm. The crowd of vegan-friendly punk-rock followers seemed to have particularly appreciated the aberrant but still overwhelmingly involving performance of Super Pilot, led by their front woman Marika, for the occasion appearing in a gore-medical costume, just to reveal, later, a torn, provoking and blasphemous outfit, whilst making the audience freak out to the sound of good old dirty punk rock.

    This colourful multicultural/multigender infernal circle manages to offer every kind of titillating entertainment you may wish for, from the softcore to the utmost hardcore; if you are fearful, you won't be too scared (just stay away from the main stage and stick to the stalls selling bags and to the kiosks of tofu hamburgers) and if you are a crazy devil, you won't be disappointed for sure. Have you lost your chance this year? Next time don't hesitate and please, go-to-Hell(.cz)!
  • Evropsky Sen 2010: Culture Knock Out II

    19 Ene 2010, 14:34

    ENG:
    "Evropský sen / culture K.O.II" is festival which smudges
    the borders of genre, language and culture. Our aim is to encourage the audience to experience not just the genre to which they are
    used to, through the wide range of culture offered in unconventional yet traditional context.
    English, German and Czech translations of all texts read by artists, will be simultaneously
    projected during poetry presentations and video art installations.

    GER:
    „European Dream/Culture Knockout II“ ist ein Festival,
    das die Grenzen zwischen Genre, Sprache und Kultur verwischt.
    Unser Ziel ist es, nicht nur die Zuhörer zum Erfahren des Genres zu animieren sondern
    auch die weite Spanne an Kultur in einem unkonventionell dargebotenen Kontekt zu
    reflektieren. Alle durch den Künstler gelesene Texte werden in englischer, deutscher und
    tschechischer Übersetzung per Videoprojektion präsentiert und während der
    Poesiepräsentationen und Installation der künstlerischen Videos gezeigt.
    http://www.provokator.org/evropsky

    CZECH:
    „European Dream / Culture Knockout II“ je třídenní festival, který smazává hranice žánrů, jazyků a kultur. První ročník tohoto festivalu se konal v Praze v květnu 2008. Festival propojuje audiovizuální projekce, autorská čtení, performance s kontaktními sporty a hudbu. Každý večer je tak směsicí žánrů a přístupů od tradičních forem po avatgardní. V rámci prezentace autorského čtení bude performance „contact poetry“, která odkazuje do historie berlínské kulturní scény kolem roku 1913-1930.

    Venues:
    Z BAR, Bergstr. 2
    ACKERKELLER, Bergstr. 68
    SCHOKOLADEN, Ackerstr. 169
    CLUB DER POLNISCHE VERSAGER, Ackerstr. 170

    Ticker for 3 days: 12 euro
    Ticket for 1 day: 8 euro
    (the ticket includes access to all venues during the three days except Budzillus @ Ackerkeller on 04.02)

    Detailed Program @: http://www.provokator.org/evropsky
  • Evropsky sen/ Culture knockout II WARM UP > CZ

    9 Dic 2009, 16:17

    For english and german version see:

    http://www.lastfm.fr/user/IMG-Prague/journal/2009/12/09/387137_evropsky_sen_culture_knockout_ii_warm_up_%3E_eng-de?success=1
    Vážení,

    Píši Vám jménem organizace Instigator Media Group, založené v roce 2005 v Praze. Naším programem je podporovat kulturu v jejím širokém spektru a motivovat k aktivitě jak místní obyvatele, tak kohokoliv zvenčí a smazávat hranice mezi kulturami a jazyky.



    Každé čtvrtletí přijímáme dva až pět praktikantů za účelem obohacení jejich pracovních zkušeností a schopností v oboru mediální produkce a organizace akcí. Podporujeme jedince, kteří jeví zájem se zapojit bez ohledu na jejich vzdělání či výchozí úroveň odborných znalostí.

    Instigator Media Group zastřešuje:

    - kulturně-společenský webzine www.provokator.org,

    - online kalendář kulturních akcí

    - tištěný map-a-zine, anglojazyčný - s částečným českým a německým překladem,

    - produkční agenturu na pořádání nejrůznějších akcí, zejména hudebních koncertů


    Více informací o naší organizaci zasíláme v příloze.

    IMG s potěšením předstvuje festival "Evropský sen / Cultural Knockout II", třídenní festival konaný 3.- 6. února 2010 v Berlíně.

    Již tento čtvrtek 10. prosince pořádáme úvodní večer tohoto festivalu.

    Setkání umělců z Česka a Německa – koncentrovaná kulturní událost – výtvarné umění, autorská čtení, žívá hudební produkce i Djing – vše v jeden večer a moderováno ve třech jazycích – česky, německy a anglicky. Na dvou místech v Berlíně.

    Účinkující:

    * Tomáš Vtípil /cz - Akusticko-elektronická hudba / Performance
    * Mathias Traxler /de - autorské čtení poezie / překlad do CZ/ EN
    * Mikuláš aka MIKI-DISCJOCKEY /cz - DJ – instalace obrazů a Djské vystoupení
    * Superpilot - mezinárodní hudební skupina tvořící v Praze
    * Performance "contact poetry"

    Chtěli bychom se zeptat, zda by bylo možné zařadit tuto námi pořádanou událost - detaily a tiskovou zprávu naleznete v příloze – do Vašich internetových programů, přehledů, či rozeslat prostřednictvím vašeho adresáře ?

    Prosíme, poraďte nám případně, na koho jmenovitě se v souvislosti s žádostí o sponzorství a podporu Evropského snu máme obrátit.

    Těšíme se na Vaši odpověď.

    Děkujeme za Váš čas a zvážení své podpory.

    S pozdravem
    Klára Nejezchlebová
    --
    Klara Nejezchlebova
    Berlin events production
    +49 1578 2446 685

  • Evropsky sen/ Culture knockout II WARM UP > ENG-DE

    9 Dic 2009, 16:09

    For czech version :
    http://www.lastfm.fr/user/IMG-Prague/journal/2009/12/09/3871xn_evropsky_sen_culture_knockout_ii_warm_up_%3E_cz?success=1

    "Evropský sen / Culture Knockout II WARM UP“
    Music - exhibition - poetry - performance ! Musik –Ausstellung –Poesie –Darstellungen !
    Hudba – výstava – poezie – performance !
    One night – two clubs in Berlin !
    Eine Nacht - zwei Klubs in Berlin !
    Jedna noc – dva kluby v Berlíně!
    Languages - ENG-DE-CZ
    Künstler aus Tschechien und Deutschland versammeln sich, um die Nacht ganz besonders zu gestalten! Dj, Kunst-Ausstellung, Dichterlesung und Musik-Performance in einer Nacht. Gesprochene Worte werden in drei Sprachen / DE / EN / CZ übersetzt .

    Artists from Czech and Germany meets to make the night special! Dj, art exhibition, poetry reading and music performance in one night. Spoken word translated in three languages /DE/EN/CZ.
    Date/ Wann/Kdy:
    10.12.09 Time/Zeit/Čas 20:30
    Event Title/ Name / Název akce:
    "Evropský sen / Culture Knockout II WARM UP“
    Web: http://www.provokator.org/evropsky
    Venue/ Veranstaltungsort/Kde:
    1) ACKERKELLER Bergstraße 68, 10115 Berlin
    How: U8 Rosenthaler Platz, S1/ S2/ S25 Nordbahnhof, or Tram M8/ 12 Pappelplatz
    WEB: http://www.ackerkeller.de/

    2) Wild at Heart, Wiener Str. 20, 10999 Berlin,
    How: U‐Goerlitzer BHF • BUS: M29
    Web: www.wildatheartberlin.de

    FEATURING:
    WILD AT HEART
    CONTACT POETRY: Provokator style War Hand to Hand; Words You Can Understand.
    The Dada and the Futurist movements circa 1913-1920, offered a disturbing surrealist experiment empowering their audience to shatter mainstream visions and instigate an alternative view. Combing the commonly socially accepted opposition of a brutal sport such as boxing and the noble art of poetry while adding a bit of punk rock and roll, and presenting this hybrid with subtitles of the translated text in Czech and German, is the starting point of a larger intentional mind f*ck; war hand to hand and words you can understand.
    Who's going to knock you out first? The young street boxers from the famous Praha Zizkov Boxing Club or the punk poet? Secret Insider Info (press-only): : the boxing exhibition will take place in Wild at Heart while streaming the event to Ackerkeller, complimneting the performance of Tomáš Vtípil - Computer Hardcore Acoustic, beginning with the translated poetry of Mathias Traxler, and art -DJ experience Miki.
    The evening culminates with a concert featuring Super Pilot at Wild at Heart directly after CONTACT Poetry event, giving viewers in two locations, at opposite ends of the city and cultural spectrum an option to watch the literary yet physical confrontation.
    Tišerova škola boxu - Box club Žižkov Practice boxing under the lead of experienced boxer, who represented Czechoslovakia and held several Czech championship titles in boxing. Come and you will see, that you can learn technical type of fighting and beautiful fist fencing in a short time.
    http://www.boxclub.cz/
    SUPER PILOT (int'l) Super pilot is a band whose motto says it all: “Dirty rock for your dirty soul”, keeping true to their unique mix of punk and dirty folk music.
    http://www.myspace.com/spbunch

    ACKERKELLER
    Artists / Künstler / Umělci :
    Tomáš Vtípil (cz, 1981*) Computer Hardcore Akustik / Darstellung
    Komponist, Improvisator, Violinist, Sänger, Autor von Texte and Darstellungen, Bühnenmusik, Spielkamerad von der Musik Gruppe DG307, Regisseur (z.B. musikalische Gedichte von Čichoň Peter : "Prussian balads /Preussischen Balladen", 2007). Im Jahre 2004 hat „Czech national poetry Slam finals“ gewonnen. Kooperiert mit dem Violinist Jon Rose. Hat mit Maxmilian Bilitza aus Mülheim das Projekt Neuland gemacht. Hat an dem Festival von Dichter in Olomouc im Jahre 2009 teilgenommen. Dieser Sommer hat Er neuen CF Urband veröffentlicht.
    Tomáš Vtípil (cz, 1981*) Computer Hardcore Acoustic / Performance
    Composer, improviser, violinist, singer, author of texts and performances, stage music , playfellow of music group DG307, producer (eg, musical poems by Čichoň Peter: "Prussian balads /Preussischen Balladen", 2007). In 2004 won a Czech national poetry Slam finals. Cooperates with violinist Jon Rose. With Maxmilian Bilitza from Mülheim did project Neuland. Participated in the Festival of poets in Olomouc, 2009. This summer release of new CD Urband.
    www.vtipil.cz

    Mathias Traxler (de, 1973*) Gedichtlesung / übersetzt Cz/En
    Mathias Traxler wurde am 1973 in Basel geboren. Er lebt seit 1999 in Berlin. Er war 2006 Teilnehmer des 14. open mike der literaturwerkstatt in Berlin. Seine Texte sind erschienen in: EDIT (Nr.43/44), Ostragehege (Nr.45,53), LITMagazine, New York (Issue 15&16, 2009; übersetzt von Catherine Hales), Jahrbuch der Lyrik 2009 und zuletzt in der Anthologie „Umkreisungen“ (poetenladen, 2010). Er war bereits Mitwirkender in der ersten Ausgabe von Evropsky Sen (Culture Knockout I) 2008 in Prag. Im Herbst 2009 realisierte er für das Fest zur fünfzigsten Ausgabe von EDIT in Leipzig zusammen mit Martina Hefter eine Lesungs-Bewegungs-Performance.
    http://www.lyrikwelt.de/autoren/traxler.htm
    Mathias Traxler (de, 1973*) Poetry reading / translation Cz/En
    Mathias Traxler was born in 1973 in Basel. Since 1999 he has been living in Berlin. 2006 he was invited to the 14th open mike of the literaturwerkstatt in Berlin. His texts have been published in EDIT (No.43/44), Ostragehege (No.45, 53), LITMagazine, New York (Issue 15&16, 2009; translated by Catherine Hales), Jahrbuch der Lyrik 2009 and in the “Umkreisungen” anthology which has just appeared at Poetenladen (www.poetenladen.de). He allready performed at the first Evropsky Sen (Culture Knockout I), which took place 2008 in Prague. In October 2009 he has presented together with Martina Hefter a reading-and moving-performance in Leipzig on the festival of the 50th edition of EDIT .

    Mikuláš aka MIKI-DISCJOCKEY (superfreak dj und Maler) Ausstellung
    Ein visueller Künstler, der die Prinzipien der unabhängigen Malerei mittels eines Mediums ausschöpft... Er improvisiert mit einer breiten Skala von Möglichkeiten aus Recycling-Materialien und Formen sowie kombiniert mit "neuem" persönlichen Inhalt. Er integriert verschiedene Musiker und Künstler und musikalische Elemente [Musiktelefon] in seine umfeldbedingten bildlichen Installationen, die mit einer geschlossenen Architektur kommunizieren. Mikulas versucht die Wirkungen seiner farbenfrohen Bilder mit Hilfe von UV Farben der leuchtenden Röhren und anderen Quellen der Beleuchtung zu vergrößern.Des Weiteren tritt er auch als DJ Miki-Discjockey auf, der sich auf eklektronischen Mix von aktueller und Retro Electronica spezialisiert.
    http://www.thechemistry.cz/en/artists/mikulas-en/
    http://www.myspace.com/mikulaas

    Mikuláš aka MIKI-DISCJOCKEY (superfreak dj and painter) (cz, 1982*) exhibition / DJ
    Visual artist who exploits the principles of painting independently on medium… He improvises in the wide scale of possibilities of recycling the materials and forms combined with “new” personal content. He integrates various musicians and performers and the musical elements [music telephone] in his environmental picture instalations, which communicate with an enclosed architecture. Mikulas tries to enlarge the colourful impact of his paintings into the space by using ultraviolet shades of luminous tubes and different sources of lighting. He perform also as a DJ Miki-Discjockey playing Eclectic mix of current and retro electronica.


    An exciting warm-up before the main event, which takes place Feb 2010. Indeed a wider-scale festival is planned continuing to blur boundaries of ideology and energy! Get ready for it!

    What is the entrance fee?
    Wild at Heart: 8 euros ; Ackerkeller: 5 euros

    „European Dream/Culture Knockout II“ ist ein Festival, das die Grenzen zwischen Genre, Sprache und Kultur verwischt.
    Unser Ziel ist es, nicht nur die Zuhörer zum Erfahren des Genres zu animieren sondern auch die weite Spanne an Kultur in einem unkonventionell dargebotenen Kontekt zu reflektieren. Alle durch den Künstler gelesene Texte werden in englischer, deutscher und tschechischer Übersetzung per Videoprojektion präsentiert und während der Poesiepräsentationen und Installation der künstlerischen Videos gezeigt.
    http://www.provokator.org/evropsky

    "Evropský sen / culture K.O.II" is festival which smudges the borders of genre, language and culture. Our aim is to encourage the audience to experience not just the genre to which they are used to, through the wide range of culture offered in unconventional yet traditional context. English, German and Czech translations of all texts read by artists, will be simultaneously projected during poetry presentations and video art installations.

    IMG Contact / Kontakt: Klára Nejezchlebová
    E-mail: img.berlin@gmail.com
  • STDS -Stuff that doesn't suck 02/12 - 09/12

    1 Dic 2009, 14:19

    Bigger, Better, Harder Stuff That Doesn't Suck 02_12 – 09_12

    Tired of stuff that sucks? Well we gots the cure for whats ails ya. Stuff That Doesn't Suck: PRAGUE and BERLIN.



    Wednesday 2nd
    Electro-Teck Tonik (E.T.) @ Chapeau Rouge




    Name: Chapeau Rouge
    Street Address: Jakubská 2
    Additional: Prague 1
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 11000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: +420 222 316 328
    Start: 12/02/2009 - 21:00
    End: 12/02/2009 - 23:59







    Dance Club: ELECTRO-TECK-TONIK
    DJ Dr. T.N.F - tektonik

    Chapeau Bar: LIVE CONCERT: Iby & White Gipsy Empire (int) gipsy noise

    Underground Club: LIVE CONCERT: Sabra Cadabra + The Gaps rock
    after Djs: Miruf World Audiovisual - live electro, breaks



    Electro-Teck-Tonic

    DJDr.TNF Patrick Tenev moves on the club dance scene since 1997. During his twelve year career, appeared alongside famous artists at random, Bob Sinclar, Matthew Bushwacka, Chris Cox, and Czech top DJ Puppet, Grass, Michael Burian. He has appeared in clubs and parties, including for example, Hells Angels-Vienna, Hot Sexy Nights-Nuremberg, Bravo production-Madrid, Rabbit in the action, Night Reklamožroutů, Pall Mall Neon Night, Roxy, Mecca, Customs, Le Clan, Friends , Valentino, Backdoors, Kubař or Chapeau Rouge. His sound, which moves on the border of electro-house, tech house and electro-tek introduced in 2007 at the Paris Techno Parade-can d L'Amour. His sets are now spiced with electro destroyed hits 70, 80 and 90 'years.

    http://www.myspace.com/djdrtnf



    DJ Miruf World Audiovisual

    http://www.myspace.com/mwmirufworld


    Thursday 3rd
    Bollywood Curry Night @ Bohemia Bagels Holešovice


    Name: Bohemia Bagels Holešovice
    Street Address: Dukelských hrdinu 48
    Additional:
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 17000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 220 806 541
    Start: 12/03/2009 - 19:00
    End: 12/03/2009 - 23:59







    Fancy a night of colorful Bollywood vibes?

    Provokator/ IMG presents “Bollywood Curry Night” - a multicultural night combining Bollywood glamour and delicious and tasty curry dishes! The special menu features an exotoc mix of traditinal rice and curry dishes as well as vegan and vegitarian-friendly options. Come and treat yourself with an exciting cultural boost of great food, music and the colors of Bollywood at Bohemia Bagel!



    **Bohemian Bagel, Burger Bar (Holešovice)

    Much more than bagels and coffee. All serve made-to-order salads, sandwiches, soups, delicious desserts and a variety of grilled options: from American-style breakfasts to hamburgers and French-fries. The first Bohemia Bagel Unique restaurant in Holešovice-Prague features daily Czech specialties by our executive chef, table service and a full bar.

    **Bohemian Bagel, Burger Bar (Holešovice)
    Nabízíme mnohem víc, než bagely a kávu. Veškeré provozovny prodávají saláty na objednávku, sendviče, polévky, výtečné dezerty a pestrou nabídku z grillu: od amerických snídaní se slaninou a vejci přes hamburgery a hranolky. První restaurace Bohemia Bagel Unique, otevřená v pražských Holešovicích v roce 2007 nabízí denně české speciality našeho hlavního kuchaře, obsluhu u stolu a bar.


    The Adicts (uk), The Cute Lepers (us) @ Kesselhaus, Berlin



    Name: Kesselhaus
    Street Address: Schönhauser Allee 36
    City: Berlin
    Postal Code: 10435
    Country: Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)30 443 151 00

    The Adicts began life as the Afterbirth & The Pinz, in their hometown of Ipswich back in late 1975.. They scored many Indie Chart hits in the Eighties, and are unbelievably still together, and still making great music, with the same line-up – Keith ‘Monkey’ Warren, vocals; Mel Ellis, bass; Pete Dee Davison, guitar; and Michael ‘Kid Dee’ Davison, drums - to this day.Newer members are John Scruff Ellis (Mel’s brother) guitar & Dan Gratziani on violin.

    www.adicts.us

    www.kesselhaus-berlin.de/


    Friday 4th
    Bad Tones (CZ) & Rocket Dogz (CZ) @ Klub 007


    Name: Klub 007
    Street Address: Chaloupeckého 7
    Additional: Koleje ČVUT, Blok 7
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 169 00
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 12/04/2009 - 20:00
    End: 12/04/2009 - 23:59









    BAD TONES (cz)
    ROCKET DOGZ (cz) + SKAPARÁDA !!

    Bad Tones www.myspace.com/badtonespsychobilly

    Rocket Dogz - KŘEST DESKY !!
    www.myspace.com/therocketdogz

    Od 22.00 - Rude Boy Rhythm Djs:
    BUQI & PATH & ROMAN



    http://www.myspace.com/therocketdogz

    Tickets/Cena: 100/50,-


    Saturday 5th
    Jokers Night Concerts @ Chapeau Rouge




    Name: Chapeau Rouge
    Street Address: Jakubská 2
    Additional: Prague 1
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 11000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: +420 222 316 328
    Start: 12/05/2009 - 21:00
    End: 12/05/2009 - 23:59








    Dance Club: MINIMAL ILLUSIONS
    minimal DJs T.C.O. (wazzotic rec.) & Lettysix (promix) & Miss T. (promix)

    Chapeau Bar: SHOPSKY SOUND DJs Dyscoboi + Danihel balkan-disco

    Underground Club: JOKERS NIGHT LIVE CONCERTS: NeoSound + Six Strings + The Pooh + Enter stoner-rock, progressive, crossover
    after Djs: DJ Čejka - alternative eclectic dance music



    NeoSound first met as four in service in summer 2007. Gradually began to do riffs, ideas and screams. The first concert was in Prague in the car 6th February 2008 with the German Rasun a game. Since then concerts CR, win the search contest Jack Daniel's Talent Scouting (May 2009), reached the final in the competition real league (4th place out of approximately 200 bands, December 2008) and especially the demo "Online Screams" with three peckama which sprang out into the world, in clubs and Bandzone in November 2008. We look forward to more gigs.

    http://bandzone.cz/neosound

    Six Strings:

    http://bandzone.cz/sixstrings

    The Pooh:

    http://bandzone.cz/thepooh


    Kiss My Blood: DJ Terrorwave @ Ackerkeller


    Name: Ackerkeller
    Street Address: Bergstr. 68
    Additional: U8 - Rosenthaler Platz - S Nordbahnhof
    City: Berlin
    Country: Germany

    Music varied from 80's New/Wave/Romantic to Minimal Electronix over Batcave, IndieClassics, etc.

    DJ in Berlin since 1991.
    Promoting and organizing events
    Currently organizing and DJing in "Flowers of Romance", "Kiss My Blood" and "Spirit of the 80's"
    Additionally, performing as DJ in other clubs and events.

    www.myspace.com/alieninblack

    www.terrorwave.de/

    www.ackerkeller.de

    Sunday 6th
    Itinerancy in Branches @ Divadlo Ponec



    Name: Divadlo Ponec
    Street Address: Husitská 899/24a
    Additional:
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 13000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 224 817 886
    Start: 12/06/2009 - 14:00
    End: 12/06/2009 - 16:00


    What happens with friendship when it has to spread out into two ends of the world? Will it hold on the steep fall, will it rest in the soft grass or will it have to split up? Beside professional actors and dancers also children roles help children spectators to overcome diffidence and enter into an imaginary realm of the branched tree inspired by the novel of Timothée de Fombell Tobiass Lolness. Spectators together with actors and dancers sets out for an itineracy in branches that will lead them to the right end.



    The performance is appropriate for children from the age 6.


    Monday 7th
    Electronic Beats - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour + Modeselektor
    @ Lucerna


    Name: Lucerna Music Bar
    Street Address: Vodičkova 704/36
    Additional:
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 11000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 224 216 972
    Start: 12/07/2009 - 21:00
    End: 12/07/2009 - 23:00

    The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are a Danish alternative pop band consisting of vocalist Mette Lindberg and producer Lars Iversen. When performing live the band extends to a six-piece with horn section, featuring Miloud Carl Sabri (trumpet), Sven Meinilid (sax), Mads Brinch Nielsen (guitar), and Rasmus Valldorf (drums). Lars Iversen is the primary songwriter and producer. Formed in 2008, the band are based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    http://www.myspace.com/theasteroidsgalaxytour



    Tuesday 8th
    Lo Cor de la Plana @ Palác Akropolis

    Name: Palác Akropolis
    Street Address: Kubelíkova 27
    Additional:
    City: Prague 3
    Postal Code: 13000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 12/08/2009 - 19:30
    End: 12/08/2009 - 23:59

    Lo Cor de la Plana (pronounced lou Couara the plane) is a human heart of Marseille. Hectic six singers accompanied by percussion, "picaments" feet and "bataments' hands. Singing in an unrivaled fever all directories, Lo Cor has this new, definitive desire to do away with the traditional fixed voice, to cross swords with vocal music and polyphony, even awaken those who dreamed of seeing them die in their chapels ...
    Lo Cor de la Plana will also give a master class for singers December 7 at the French Institute.



    Lo Cor de la Plana (vyslovuje se lu kuar de la plan) je mužský chór z Marseille. Šest zpěváků doprovázených bicími, podupáváním a tleskáním. Lo Cor chtějí horečnatým zpěvem ve všech stylech jednou provždy skoncovat s ustrnulým tradičním zpěvem, vokální hudbou a mnohohlasem, i za tu cenu, že probudí ty, kterým se to vůbec líbit nebude.Lo Cor de la Plana povedou 7. prosince ve Francouzském institutu mistrovský kurz pro zpěváky.



    Lo Cor de la Plana (prononcez lou couar dé la plane) est un cœur d’hommes de Marseille. Six chanteurs trépidants, accompagnés de percussions, « picaments » de pieds et « bataments » de mains. Chantant dans une fièvre inégalée tous les répertoires, Lo Cor a cette volonté nouvelle et définitive d’en finir avec le chant traditionnel figé, d’en découdre avec la musique vocale et la polyphonie, quitte à réveiller ceux qui rêvaient de voir mourir ces dernières dans leurs chapelles…Lo Cor de la Plana donnera également une master class pour des chanteurs le 7 décembre à l’Institut français.


    Wednesday 9th
    Laibach (SLO) & Juno Reactor (UK) @ Lucerna

    Name: Lucerna Music Bar
    Street Address: Vodičkova 704/36
    Additional:
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 11000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 224 216 972
    Start: 12/09/2009 - 21:00
    End: 12/09/2009 - 23:00


    Laibach (slo) & Juno Reactor (uk)

    Competition question for 3x 2 free entries: In which city held the first concert of Laibach?
    a / Zagreb
    b / Belgrade
    c / Ljubljana


    Deadline: 6.12.2009 23:59
    Write on e-mail: soutezlucernamusicbar@email.cz

    Repeat Offenders

    Every night

    Happy hour @ Banditos 16:30 to 18:30 (2 for 1 cocktails, mixed drinks and shots, 25Kc beer, range of snacks all under 50Kc)

    Mo/Po
    Karaoke @ Blind Eye
    Freestyle Open Mic @ Pantheon
    Havana Night (alt. performances by Andre Sah or Pragoson) @ Popo Cafe Petl
    Playzone @ Styx

    Tu/Út
    Ladies Night @ Bukowski's (6pm-9pm free sangria for ♀)
    2 for Tuesday (2 for 1 cocktails) @ Jama Restaurace v Jame 7
    Psyform @Styx

    Karaoke @ Friends

    We/St
    Write or Die: Graffiti /Street Art @ Pantheon
    Wed & Thu. Student Night @ Red Room

    Cinema Evening @ MeetFactory
    Film night @ Cross Club

    Fr/Pá
    Dance fever @ Popo Cafe Petl
    Nedĕlej Biograf! @ Styx Club

    Sa/So
    80's & 90's Vrrr Party @ Popo Cafe Petl

    Su/Ne

    Open mic @ Red Room

    Open mic @ Hush

    Nedĕlej Biograf! /styxmedia pictureshow/ @ Styx
  • STDS -Stuff that doesn't suck 18/11 - 25/11

    19 Nov 2009, 14:43

    Bigger, Better, Harder Stuff That Doesn't Suck 18_11 – 25_11

    Tired of stuff that sucks? Well we gots the cure for whats ails ya.
    Recommended Events Listings: In addition to a print magazine we are media sponsors for things of specific interest that happen to be a bit weird, marginal or under the radar.

    Thursday 19th,

    12th French Film Festival @ Světozor, Lucerna, Kino 35, Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům
    Name: Světozor, Lucerna, Kino 35, Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům
    Street Address:
    Additional:
    City: Prague
    Postal Code:
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 11/19/2009 - 19:00
    End: 11/25/2009 - 23:59
    The 12th Annual French Film Festival will be held from November 19 to 25 in Prague and in 7 cities (Brno, České Budějovice, Hradec Kralove, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzeň).
    Among the selected films previewed include the very noticed a Prophet by Jacques Audiard, Grand Prize at Cannes 2009, Le Petit Nicolas Laurent Tirard, adaptation of the adventures of the famous schoolboy created by Goscinny and Sempe, Mi'kmaq to Tire -Larigot, bric a brac visual universe explosive which only Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film has a secret, or Antichrist of Danish director Lars von Trier has won the Charlotte Gainsbourg Best Actress Award at the Festival Cannes 2009.
    12. ročník Festivalu francouzského filmu se koná 19. – 25. listopadu v Praze a v dalších 7 městech (Brno, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzeň).
    Mezi filmy, které budou uvedeny v předpremiéře, figurují především velmi ceněný Prorok Jacquese Audiarda, Grand Prix na festivalu v Cannes 2009, Mikulášovy patálie Laurenta Tirarda, adaptace příběhů slavného školáka tvůrců Goscinnyho a Sempého, Mišmaš, obrazově bohaté dílo překypující nápady, jejichž tajemství zná pouze jeho režisér Jean-Pierre Jeunet, a dále Antikrist Larse von Triera, který vynesl Charlotte Gainsbourg cenu za ženský herecký výkon na festivalu v Cannes 2009.
    La 12e édition du Festival du film français aura lieu du 19 au 25 novembre à Prague et dans 7 villes du pays (Brno, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzeň).
    Parmi la sélection de films en avant-première figurent notamment le très remarqué Un Prophète de Jacques Audiard, Grand Prix au Festival de Cannes 2009, Le Petit Nicolas de Laurent Tirard, adaptation des aventures du célèbre écolier créé par Goscinny et Sempé, Micmacs à Tire-Larigot, bric-à-brac visuel à l’univers explosif dont seul Jean-Pierre Jeunet son réalisateur a le secret, ou encore Antichrist du réalisateur danois Lars von Trier qui a valu à Charlotte Gainsbourg le prix d’interprétation féminine au Festival de Cannes 2009.


    Van Raveschot, Kill the Dandies (cz), Mona Mur & En Esch @ SO36 BERLIN
    Name: SO36
    Street Address: Oranienstr. 190
    Additional: X-Berg
    City: Berlin
    Postal Code:
    Country: Germany
    Phone:
    KTD! mix the deadly cocktail of sound that mixes sixties garage rock, strong organ, analog synthesizers and a guitar offensive. Their main source of inspiration is mainly psychotic rock 'n' roll a la The Cramps, Lee Hazlewood country ballads, and the unkempt rawness The Velvet Underground.


    BREAKPOINT @ Chapeau
    Name: Chapeau Rouge
    Street Address: Jakubská 2
    Additional:
    City: Prague 1
    Postal Code: 110 000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 222 316 328
    Start: 11/19/2009 - 19:00
    End: 11/19/2009 - 23:59
    Energetic, full of funky progressive electro sound, broken beats and straight, so you can briefly describe sets DJ Yannick. The beginnings of his playing dates from 1998, when its clear-cut style only began to look for and among its boards dominated houseové, tech-houseové and techno labels. His current sets are the beginnings, which focused exclusively on the dance audience, heavily affected. The feeling can adapt the selection board environment and audience for the plays. Lately his sets are increasingly influenced electro sound. I prefer to have many hours sets, which afforded him the opportunity to replace all of his favorite styles.


    Friday 20th

    Rockin' Slickers, Wayward Caines @ WAH BERLIN

    Name: Wild At Heart
    Address: Wiener Str. 34
    Additional: Kreuzberg
    City: Berlin
    Postal Code:
    Country: Germany
    way-ward -adjective: turned or turning away from what is right or proper; willful; disobedient: a wayward son; wayward behavior.
    caine -sufffix: a common ending for alkaloids used as anesthetics related to the procaine family of local anesthetics; ex. cocaine, novocaine, lidocaine causing numbness and in the case of cocaine, euphoria and addiction
    Punk Rock wasn’t always the tarted-up, perfumed bitch that it is today. Long before bands like Good Charlotte and Fall Out Boy opened their eager mouths to suck off MTV’s limp dick, long before tattooed hairdressers would start flouncing about with guitars and Clash t-shirts the Wayward Caines were there.
    The Wayward Caines are mayhem.
    The Wayward Caines are the real deal.
    If you fell in love with Rock And Roll for any of the right reasons then maybe we are the flavor you’ve been looking for.

    TOMORROW STARTS YESTERDAY @ DOX
    Name: Osadní 34
    Street Address:
    Additional:
    City: Prague 7
    Postal Code: 170 00
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 10/08/2009 - 00:15
    End: 11/23/2009 - 00:00
    At the core of the DOX Fall Season, three exhibitions mark 20 years since the collapse of the communist regime and address the present-day moral and political crisis people face in the Czech Republic. The exhibits raise the question how much the ruling generation and its mentality inherited from the communist past are responsible for the current predicament of the Czech Republic.
    It is evident that we can no longer afford to assist the ongoing crisis by being mere spectators. After twenty years, the moment has come when citizens, especially the youngest among us, should remind politicians: We are not children!
    The exhibition “TOMORROW STARTS YESTERDAY” (7 October - 23 November) compares the past and contemporary methods of persuasion on the example of political advertising, electioneering of the existing political parties and commercial advertising. The exhibition confronts history and the present using two monumental video installations. The first is the propagandistic movie from the 1950s about a military parade on Letenská pláň. The second video installation is the closing scene of the documentary Czech Dream about a fictitious supermarket. An important part of the exhibition consists of works by artists of the youngest generation, who have created installations inspired by political slogans. On show will be works of the artistic group Pode Bal, which pays attention to the relationship between commercial and political marketing from the point of view of Czech history.


    SHEEXYHOUSE @ Chapeau
    Name: Chapeau Rouge
    Street Address: Jakubská 2
    Additional:
    City: Prague 1
    Postal Code: 110 000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 222 316 328
    Start: 11/20/2009 - 19:00
    End: 11/20/2009 - 23:59
    Sheexy House is based on an extraordinary idea. Whether it's friday the thirteenth day deal certificate or the date of the exemption, there is always a reason to be ready fpr some great entertainment; luckily, djs Tazz & Bo.dan host a regular event at Chapeau Rouge. Tazz and Bo.dana, have fallen into Sheexy phenomenon and wish to share it with all.


    Saturday 21st,

    FOOT VILLAGE (US, Upset the Rhythm) + EAR PWR (US, Carpark Records) @ 007
    Name: Klub 007
    Street Address: Chaloupeckého 7
    Additional: Koleje ČVUT, Blok 7
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 16900
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 00420-775260071
    Start: 11/21/2009 - 20:00
    End: 11/21/2009 - 23:00
    "How much can you take?"
    FOOT VILLAGE is foursome from Los Angeles, one girl and three boys, tightly connected with what's happening in club Smell. They operate all of the drums and the scream lungs, whether through the megaphones or just raw and "dry" to the people. For smaller gigs they play requests at the drop of the hat. Released three plates, the final "Anti-Magic" this year on Upset The Rhythm. Their songs are added a lot of wild and crazy, but do not be confused: everything is precisely rehearsed, in fact, no improvisation. It has in itself a stunning effort comparable perhaps only with the best momentama HEALTH and what they can show off on stage liars. That will stop the Sedmičce is one of velkejch events nabitýho this autumn.

    http://www.myspace.com/footvillage

    Before pagan pride Foot Village game of EAR PWR. The sound of those girls / boy pair is definovanej the source and jakýho based environment. Issued at Washington label Carpark Records, and between their good friends, with whom playing concerts and jezděj lines, are counted Future Islands and Dan Deacon. So playful dance-lo-fi electro-matter, which is guaranteed to improve your bad day if you currently have.

    http://www.myspace.com/earpwr


    Third Millenium fashion @ Ponec
    Name: Ponec theatre
    Street Address:
    Additional:
    City:
    Postal Code:
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 11/21/2009 - 00:00
    End: 11/21/2009 - 23:59
    Already for the sixth time in a row the theatre will host a fashion show of textile design created by students of textile schools in Prague, Brno, Ústí n. Labem, and Liberec. The show full of originality, humor and playfullness is choreographer by Lenka Vinická and Petr Cupera.
    Již po šesté představuje tvorbu studentů textilních škol z Prahy, Brna, Ústí n.L. a Liberce. Svěží a invenční způsob zpracování zadaného tématu nepostrádá hravost, vtip a nápaditost, který je navíc umocněn choreografií Lenky Vinické a Petra Cupera.

    Sunday 22nd,
    Alternativa Festival @ Kaštan
    Name: Kaštan
    Street Address: Kaštan Bělohorská 150
    Additional:
    City: Prague 6
    Postal Code: 16000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 11/22/2009 - 20:00
    End: 11/22/2009 - 23:59
    The pianist Frederic Blondy and percussionist Lê Quan Ninh have been playing together for ten years. They performed a duet on tour in Europe and the United States, where they met bassist George Cremaschi, with which they recorded the album Grosse Abfahrt: Everything that Disappears, appeared on the Emanem label.
    Freely improvised music of this trio is rooted in the material of the instruments through which pass all the listening and understanding all the musicians. Alternately concrete, allowing the sounds and silences of reality, focusing on the ever-changing rhythms of electrical activity gesture almost, the music here is as primitive, organic, as before look like a particular style. No way for the trio to meet the demands of tradition (both in its instrumental function), but to meet the requirements of its presence as vibration.
    Purchase tickets on site.
    http://www.unijazz.cz/cs/alternativa/7/
    Pianista Frédéric Blondy a perkusista Lê Quan Ninh spolu hrají už deset let. Podnikli spolu turné po Evropě a v USA, kde potkali kontrabasistu George Cremashiho, se kterým u Emanem natočili album Grosse Abfahrt : Everything that disappears. Hudba tohoto tria je volnou improvizací a hledá inspiraci v samotných materiálech, z nichž jsou vyrobeny hudební nástroje, přes které se line veškerá hudba a chápání hudebníků. Jejich hudba je střídavě konkrétní, plná zvuků a ticha skutečnosti, opírající se o neustále se měnící rytmy takřka elektrické hry na nástroje. Zároveň je jakoby primitivní, organická a nezařaditelná. Toto trio v žádném případě nehodlá odpovídat požadavkům tradiční hry (každý na svůj nástroj), ale vyhovět požadavkům zvuku jako vibrující přítomnosti.
    Prodej vstupenek na místě.

    Monday 23rd,
    Stones @ Café 35
    Name: Café 35
    Street Address: Štěpánská 35
    Additional:
    City: Prague 1
    Postal Code: 11000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 11/23/2009 - 18:30
    End: 11/23/2009 - 21:30
    Former member of the surrealist poets close to the big game, grammarian become academician, founder Georges Bataille's College of Sociology, Roger Caillois is one of the major figures of thought and unclassifiable twentieth century. Manifesting extreme independence in intellectual and artistic, Roger Caillois has developed an original thought at the crossroads of sociology and anthropology. Fascinated by the world mineral Caillois several books devoted to the stones which he questioned the sympathy with the figures of the human imagination. Following the publication in Czech stones and other texts, editions Malvern wanted to organize a lecture-performance that puts the resonance of Roger Caillois texts with contemporary creation.

    The coffee scene 35 then combine the arts by projecting the film in January Maroušek, enchanted stones (Očarované kameny), a film whose soundtrack will be played and played live: texts of the writer Vaclav Vokolek read by the author, Petr Pinos music (electro - guitar) and vocals by Zuzana Dumková.

    Roger Caillois, bývalý člen surrealistické skupiny, blízký skupině básníků Vysoká hra, gramatik, ze kterého se stal člen Francouzské akademie a spoluzakladatel (s Georgesem Bataillem) školy Collège de sociologie, je jednou z význačných a nezařaditelných osobností dvacátého století. Roger Caillois je velmi intelektuálně a umělecky nezávislým myslitelem a rozvinul originální ideje na rozhraní sociologie a antropologie. Fascinuje ho svět minerálů, a proto věnoval několik děl kamenům, u kterých zkoumá podobnosti s lidskou představivostí. Nakladatelství Malvern si po vydání českého překladu jeho knihy Kameny a další texty přálo uspořádat přednášku-performanci, která by ukázala paralelu mezi Cailloisovými texty a současnou tvorbu. Podium Kavárny 35 tedy spojí více druhů umění a promítne film Jana Marouška Očarované kameny. Zvukový záznam z tohoto filmu bude přehrán a přečten naživo: spisovatel Václav Vokolek sám přednese své texty, hudba je od Petra Pinose (elektrická kytara), zazpívá Zuzana Dumková.
    Vstup volný.

    Tuesday 24th,
    Portrait @ Divadlo Ponec
    Name: Divadlo Ponec
    Street Address: Husitská 899/24a
    Additional:
    City: Prague
    Postal Code: 13000
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone: 224 817 886
    Start: 11/24/2009 - 20:00
    End: 11/24/2009 - 23:59
    He is deaf. He got deaf from being yelled at over the years. Now he watches the others as he would watch a silent movie. The others lost their voice from endless yelling. They keep on yelling mutely. That day he would have explained them everything, but he fainted before he could say a word. Portrait - several stories about guilt, lack of forgivness and blameful relationships. A piece that was awarded the prestigious SAZKA Prize for “discovery in dance“ 2007 and Best interpretation Award 2007 (A. Caunerová).
    “...a study so powerful and rich in contrast as to turn one’s blood cold ... Portrait skimps on nothing, neither on depth nor on humour, which is so black here it takes some getting used to.” Hartmut Regitz / Ballet Tanz International, March 2007


    Wednsday 25th,
    DRAIN @ Alfred ve dvoře theathre
    Name: Alfred ve dvoře theathre
    Street Address: Františka Křížka 36
    Additional:
    City: Praha 7
    Postal Code: 170 00
    Country: Czech Republic
    Phone:
    Start: 11/25/2009 - 20:00
    End: 11/25/2009 - 23:59

    The lead character is saturated with information that he cannot process, analyse and evaluate anymore. He bursts with it. THE DRAIN tells of the moment when all of the ideas and news he is exposed become too much and he needs to let everything flow out, just like a drain.
    The performance is something between a creative performance and a theatre confession. The authors seek to express themselves on certain topics which surround us today. The focus lies on a man who is under pressure from the media every day. The information, however, is not presented as objective news to help us to form our own views, but as notions which already present someone else’s view. This ever-present pressure, after some time, makes us want to express ourselves on everything, and that we feel the need to categorise the information we have gathered at all costs.

    Náš hrdina v sobě nosí spousty nastřádaných informací, které nestačil zpracovat, ohodnotit, "přefiltrovat". Je jimi přímo přesycen. Představení SIFON je okamžik, kdy všechny tyto uložené myšlenky a zprávy přerostou přes hranici únosnosti a je třeba je ze sebe vypustit. Podobně jako odpad.
    Představení se pohybuje na hranici mezi výtvarnou performancí a divadelní zpovědí. Tvůrcům jde o to, vyjádřit se k určitým tématům, kterými jsme dnes obklopeni. V centru pozornosti stojí člověk, na kterého média denodenně vyvíjejí informační nátlak. Informace ale nejsou předkládány jako objektivní zprávy, ze kterých si můžeme vytvořit vlastní názor, ale jako pojmy, které už jsou názorově vyhraněné. Ten velký všudypřítomný tlak vede časem k tomu, že se máme chuť ke všemu vyjadřovat. A že cítíme potřebu všechny nastřádané informace za každou cenu nějak roztřídit.
    Repeat Offenders
    Every night
    Happy hour @ Banditos 16:30 to 18:30 (2 for 1 cocktails, mixed drinks and shots, 25Kc beer, range of snacks all under 50Kc)
    Mo/Po
    Karaoke @ Blind Eye
    Freestyle Open Mic @ Pantheon
    Havana Night (alt. performances by Andre Sah or Pragoson) @ Popo Cafe Petl
    Playzone @ Styx

    Tu/Út
    Ladies Night @ Bukowski's (6pm-9pm free sangria for ♀)
    2 for Tuesday (2 for 1 cocktails) @ Jama Restaurace v Jame 7
    Psyform @Styx
    Karaoke @ Friends
    We/St
    Write or Die: Graffiti /Street Art @ Pantheon
    Wed & Thu. Student Night @ Red Room
    Cinema Evening @ MeetFactory
    Film night @ Cross Club
    Fr/Pá
    Dance fever @ Popo Cafe Petl
    Nedĕlej Biograf! @ Styx Club

    Sa/So
    80's & 90's Vrrr Party @ Popo Cafe Petl
    Su/Ne
    Open mic @ Red Room
    Open mic @ Hush
    Nedĕlej Biograf! /styxmedia pictureshow/ @ Styx
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