Concert of alternative music

Vinyl Magician Wax Tailor in Prague

An idea for the evening tonight? What about Wax Tailor and energetical Watcha Clan, whose today concert takes place within another party Euroconnections. The visitors can look forward to an evening full of contrasts – Wax Tailor professes moody trip hop, meanwhile the electronic nomads Watcha Clan satisfy fans of frenetic rhythms, which won’t let anyone calm. Both projects, which introduce themselves in Palace Acropolis, are connected by love to music, which get inspiration from many sources and celebrates cultural colourless and freedom.

A little of lazy hip-hop beats, a little of trip-hop melancholy and also some informal jazz style; those are ingredients, from which the French Dj Wax Tailor cooks his music mix. His main music instrument is sampler. Palac Akropolis, Prague 3, Kubelikova 27, admission: 340 czk.

Nigerian Songster ASA in Prague

The ‘Nigerian Tracy Champan’ Asa, who should have performed at this year open air festival Respect already, finally arrives to Prague. She is going to sing this Saturday. Asa, by own name Bukola Elemide, belongs to the most interesting discoveries of the contemporary Western-African scene and thanks to hits like Jailer or Fire On the Mountain from the last year eponymous debut album she got into sub-consciousness of European listeners.

Beside her African temperament we can look forward to typical songster urgency. She likes to float on the vibez of reggae and jazz, the easiest way to define her would be as a folk-soul musician. Records of the ‘falcon wife’ are at her myspace. Asa at Palace Acropolis in Prague on 9th November 2008, the concert starts at 19:30. Something warm into this weather will definitely be a relief.

The Young Gods in Prague

The Young Gods come to Prague! The industrial rockers promised to make two concerts in two days, this Friday and Saturday. With their beginnings back in 1985, The Young Gods created five studio albums and a number of notable hits; you surely recall the track Skinflowers.

The group stands out musically by their live vocals, live drumming and real-time played electronic music, making a fusion of DJs and Rock performance. In that manner they are similar to the Primal Scream, but The Young Gods like to thing about themselves more like innovators searching for new approaches in music – e.g. their last album Knock on Wood is entirely acoustic.

With this tour, like their album, it’s all about the acoustics. This makes the tour special, as you can rely on the next one will be more typical. If you like TYG, don’t miss it. Tickets: 455 czk, via Ticketportal online or at the place Palac Akropolis, Kubelikova 27, Prague 3. 3rd and 4th Otober 2008

Conor Oberst - Songster in Prague

Tomorrow, the American songster Conor Oberst introduces himself in Prague allstar club Roxy. He leaves his project Bright Eyes at home; plays songs from his new solo record.

28yo musician and poet Conor Obers doesn’t waste his time, as he wanders the music world since he was eleven. He tried it with numerous projects (like Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer, Park Ave. a Commander Venus) in his home Nebraska, published over ten LPs and a few more singles and EPs. He gained the most fame with his collective Bright Eyes, which 7th record ‘Cassadaga’ appeared last year.

What is his performance in Prague, accompanied by his live group Mystic Valley Band going to look like? If you check his myspace profile and like it, you can go to hear for yourself. Into Roxy, the club close to Staromestske namesti, on 10th September 2008.

Sigur Rós in Prague

Sigur Rós, with Björk the most renown island musicians, are going to perform in Prague HC Sparta stadium on 19th August. It is their second concert in the country, and at definitely larger venue than the last one.

Melancholic music of this very specific group avoid traditional rock arranges and find inspiration in traditional sorrowful ballads of Island, and also by seductive magic of sorrowful north moods.

Music of Sigur Rós speaks about passing nature of the life on Island, of its countryside. They are able to get mighty as a storm, to sound uncannily but also to heal, like fresh snow put on wounds.

During their 15 years of existence, they haven’t considered playing other than ‘weird’ music, so ungraspable, far from commerce.

Tickets 690 – 990 czk, Ticketpro, Ticketportal. Venue: HC Sparta Prague

The Young Gods on Sazavafest

The Young Gods is a Swiss Industrial music band. The band’s lineup has generally consisted of a vocalist, a sampler operator and a drummer. Their instrumentation often includes sampled electric guitars, drums, keyboards, and other samples. The lyrics are a mix of English, French and a bit of German. Their most notable hits are: “Did You Miss Me?”, “Envoyé!”, “Skinflowers”, and “Kissing the Sun”.

Their newest album Knock On Wood was born from a moment the trio was invited to play some special concerts and to perform their own repertoire in an acoustic set-up for the very first time, the band was so delighted with the outcome, that they decided to record these acoustic versions in studio

They like it here in the Czech Republic, and so it is no wonder they are going to appear on Sazavafest festival. If you want to go, they play there on Saturday.

Primal Scream come to Prague

Primal Scream’s career could in many ways be read as a microcosm of British indie rock in the ’80s and ’90s. Bobby Gillespie formed the band in the mid-‘80s

Primal Scream specialized in infectious, jangly pop on its early records. After a brief detour to punky hard rock, the group reinvented itself as a dance band in the early ’90s, following through on the pop and acid house fusions of the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays.

Primal Scream created the ultimate indie pop and dance fusion album, Screamadelica, in 1991. Screamadelica broke down boundaries and changed the face of British pop music in the ’90s, helping to make dance and techno acceptable to the rock mainstream.

Their was the title track to the hit 1996 film Trainspotting. Primal Scream’s contribution to the soundtrack was a return to the dance stylings of Screamadelica, only darker. The last album was in 2008 Beautiful Future with the hit Kill it Back.

You can hear them in Prague Club Roxy close to Namesti Republiky, on 3rd October 2008. Tickets at Ticketpro.

Tom Waits heading to Prague

Incredible becoming reality – on 21st and 22nd July, the American songster Tom Waits comes to stop at the Prague Congress Centre. Tom Waits is by many appreciated more than Bob Dylan, Cohen and Simon combined.

He brings thirty member team and five member group for his tour called Glitter and Doom. Skeptics are going to believe he is really coming, only after they will see him with their own eyes – that he is coming could have been only another gag of Waits, the well-known joker. For example he informed about him going on tour by a press conference on his web page – but at the end we see the hall is empty and that he was just playing the reporters from a tape.

Waits is a remarkable figure on the music sky, something like a apparition. If your music feeling is ‘anything but ordinary’ you like Waits.

THE CRÜXSHADOWS (USA) in Prague

The Crüxshadows is an independent music group from Florida. Their sound is made up of a combination of moody male vocals, electric violin, guitar, and synth. They have enjoyed a great deal of success within the New Wave, goth, and Dark Wave music scenes. Centered around vocalist & songwriter Rogue, the Crüxshadows blends 1980s inspired synth-pop and modern rock with poetic and introspective lyrics.

The band has enjoyed global popularity, releasing CDs worldwide and touring extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Often referred to with the acronym CXS, their motto is Live Love Be Believe.

They return to stages again with their new single Immoral within their „Immortal World Tour 2008“. During the tour, they are visiting Rock Café, where they are going to play on Wednesday 30th July 2008. There is going to be the group core and also the new members.

Mars Volta Concert moves to Roxy from Mala Sportovni Hala

The concert will go as planned on 26th July, only the venue changes. The appearance in Roxy will offer almost intimate meeting with this, for many people, legendary formation. Mars Volta is going to introduce their latest, and quite mystic, album „The Bedlam In Goliath“. The core of the group plays music that resembles pure madness, but concerts prove that behind that crazy composing is hidden excellent musicianship. Crushing energetic power of the sound with professional jazz solos, hardcore, punk or salsa and especially no will for compromise.

26th of July 2008, 20:00. The duration of the concert is usually 2,5 – 3 hours. The original tickets stay valid, new are possible to buy for 750 czk at Ticketpro. The Venue change to Roxy in Dlouha street.