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Posts Tagged ‘Music Festivals’

Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Warpaint, PJ Harvey, Animal Collective and more! (Day 3)

With today's review we come to an end of our mammoth Primavera Sound 2011 review. What amazing stories will our reporter Laura Lotti tell us today? Something involving PJ Harvey, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes... and a lot of rock 'n roll!

Written by Laura Lotti

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Warpaint by Rebecca Elves

The first band I aim to see today is Warpaint. Breathing salty seabreeze and sipping the first flat beer of the day I make my way to the stage where they’re playing, that is already packed. I’ve been into this band since the times of Billie Holiday, and today they confirm the first impression I had of them. They play and sing perfectly, build up intricate layers of harmonies, and they look so cool on stage - having fun between themselves and engaging with the audience - that’s a pleasure to watch their show. With this performance I’m officially sold to their magic. They’re my new favourite girls band. Better, they’re my new favourite band, and the fact that they’re girls makes me empathise with them even more. “Love is the only way out”, Theresa Wayman sings with grave voice during their stunning performance of 'Beetles' (from their first EP Exquisite Corpse). And for a moment I believe her. What I learn from seeing this gig is that the future of music seem to be pink. Or better, it wears laddered stockings and smeared make up. And slides the guitar like a proper… read more

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Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Tennis, Pere Ubu, Deerhunter, Pulp and more! (Day 2)

Welcome to the second part of our Primavera Sound 2011 review. Yesterday our field reporter Laura Lotti took us into her world made of sun, melodies and... beer and told us about Moon Duo, PiL and Suicide among the many bands she fulfilled her senses with. Let's see where she's going to bring us today.

Written by Laura Lotti

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp by Sam Parr.
After una copa de tinto de verano, I’m ready for another night of music overdose. First on my list is Julian Lynch, the …

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Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Moon Duo, PiL, The Glenn Branca Ensemble, Suicide and more… (Day 1)

Like every end of May, Primavera Sound officially opens the music festivals season. For its 11th edition it promised to be beyond any expectations, with acts such as PiL, Animal Collective, Pulp etc. And it proved it definitely was! This is how the first day of this music marathon went. Stay tuned, the rest will follow soon!

Written by Laura Lotti

Photo by Chus Sanchez (Courtesy of Primavera Sound)
Primavera Sound 2011 opened in a delicate climate this year, full of antithetical feelings and tensions. On the one hand, bitterness, for the …

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…..And All That Jazz!

Riot Jazz, Red Bull Cola Branch and Root Cafe

Written by Cari Steel

Damn, these kids put me in the shade.
But so they should, because while I am quietly proud of writing for Amelia’s Magazine, my newest discovery Riot Jazz are quite …

Coming up: Stag and Dagger Music Festival

Preview

Written by Barbara Mattivy

Sort of initiating the summer festivals around the area, Stag & Dagger takes place next month bringing zillions of awesome groups to the city. Oh come on, like you haven`t …