Compact archive February 26, 2008

March ducks are nesting. It means spring is here.

When we went to our offices today, even when Prague should becovered in snow in February, the reality is different; girls in skirts, we just in sweatshirts. If we step out of our building now, there is pleasant 20 Celsius – we can go out in t-shirts. I can see the comments which will appear under this article: “We don’t give a damn what you are wearing” but the point is, for people who are heading to Prague as a city on the North, prepare for a winter like by the Mediterranean.

The nature is giving clear signs the spring has begun ; blooming snowdrops, mating rabbits; birds are coming back. March ducks, as the name tells, come back to nest in March – that they are coming back in February means only one thing – Klaus is wrong, global warming is real. I can see the comments again; “How can you state such a thing, there is no expertise, proving that … you damned left-winger” well, there is not, but come to the CR, you will see the proof. It’s February and here is spring already.


Legendary Hoxton Whores in Prague Roxy

The Hoxton Whores Hoxton Whores aka Gary Dedman (seen with the glasses) and Kevin Andrews have been on the dj circuit now for around 15 years gracing most top London Clubs and throwing many different parties. Successfully hosting there own night Flaunt-it, which has now been running once a month for the past 10 years – with an up for it glam crowd found in numerous luxury locations

They have been co-producing records as a team now for five years and are inspired by producing music aimed at immediately working the dance floor to give back to the crowd energy and inspiration that the crowd have given to them whilst djing over the last decade. They have created many monster club anthems worldwide (Friday saturday love, Fusion, Sunrise, Sunshine of my love, You’re in my hut now, Lost in Ibiza, Promised Land, Bomb the Terrace, Slave, Been a long time, Boys and girls, Smoothe, Shiny disco balls to list a few), alongside numerous major remixes – the likes of Faithless, Danny Howells, Infernal, Njoi, Moloko, Judy Cheeks & Todd Terry - and for labels such as Sony, Appollo, Positiva, Data, Manifesto, Nebula & Azuli!!!! Behind the decks expect a unique ‘Hoxton Whore’ performance with their signature blend of dirt-laced funky pumping electro and vocal uplifting house, combined with tones of tribal, dirty disco and large progressive beats mixed in.

29th March 2008, Prague Roxy, Dlouha 33, Prague 1


Pilsner Urquell is Cheaper in Germany than in the Czech Republic

Pilsner Urquell MF Dnes have drawn attention to the fact; Germany, which has symbolised the rich and expensive country for Czechs twenty years ago, is now becoming comparably cheaper.

If we go through a little counting, we find out: a bottle of Pilsner Urquell costs 19,90 CZK, meanwhile in Germany it is 15,93 CZK. The beer is four crowns cheaper, and also empties of Pilsner pay for more in the Czech Republic, than in Germany.

It would be very lucrative to build a business on it, however there is a problem; beer sold in the CR must have a Czech label.

Why the company Plzensky Prazdroj, the maker of Pilsner Urquell, puts its prices so high? They can afford it, as every second beer drunk in the Czech Republic is made by the company. They are setting the price. In 2006 it made 130 millions €, which makes it tenth most profitable company in the CR.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seed in Prague

Nick Cave Nick Cave is one of the most important and cult person of world music scene. He and his Bad Seed have a huge fan base even in the Czech Republic, and all his concerts are great events, which are hard to get to, as they usually sold out very quickly.

The last Cave’s visit was his solo appearance in Prague in 2006. The idea of going on tour comes with the new album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! which is coming out on 3rd March. Nick cave has a gift of making albums, about which you know they are good, even when you haven’t heard them yet.

As the name says, this album is about Lazar’s resurrection, seen from Lazar’s point, in contemporary New York. Nick Cave celebrated his fifty birthday last year.

Tickets 880-2000CZK, HC Sparta Praha Arena, Za elektrarnou 419, Prague Exhibition Ground, Sat 24. May 2008, start: 20:00