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Erlend Oye: Grazie Amico!!

His music tastes like those breakfasts in Summer when one is in vacations and the only worries are “Which beach are we going today?”. His band is made up of three really relaxed fellas from Sicily, where he has been living for the last six years in Syracuse with his mother. And He is a character. Erlend has his Italian on point and it was in this beautiful language that he used for more than half of the show. As they entered the stage we knew we were in for a great one and that the only problem would be

Festival Impulso

O primeiro Festival deste ansiado verão de 2018 arranca já na próxima semana nos dias 23, 24 e 25 de maio! Vai se realizar nas Caldas da Rainha e será então um primeiro Impulso musical que vem já bem recheado de nomes bem catitas do panorama nacional! Ao afirmar como principal objectivo a promoção da descentralização e oferta cultural, o Festival Impulso pretende deixar a sua marca na cidade. Três dias com mais de 30 bandas nacionais, exposições de fotografia, videomapping e cinema!! Os espetáculos tomarão lugar no Centro de Juventude das Caldas da Rainha e foi mesmo essa camada jovem que veio promover tal

Our Favorite Jazz Festival in Europe – Our Top 3 for 2018 Edition

Half of Portugal is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and that is without a doubt its better half. However among all those tiny fisherman villages spread out along coastline, it is in Cascais that in July you will find our Favourite Jazz Festival in Europe. Older than 750 years old, this town has been connected to this festival since its early beginnings although in the last years it has been way less involved to the detriment of Oeiras. However, it is in Cascais that EDP Cool Jazz Fest belongs between the Hipódromo Manuel Possolo and Parque Marechal Carmona. The first

MGMT – Little Dark Age – Album Review

As a band concept they are one of those that starts as high as possible and tends to go down as the surprise factor and innovation tend to die. After four heavy focused Indie albums, from an “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007 totally breaking the pre-established concepts of Indie to a ridiculously repetitive homonymous album as their fourth and last work before “LDA”. After understanding the downslope they changed. This age is now darker than ever in all possible literal sense and they have gone darker as well by filling their sonority with serious and imposing synths clashing the Indie towards

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food – Album Review

THEY WENT FOR THE ESSENTIAL. Sex & Food. Two of the greatest, most glorious and obviously more satisfying of life. The Unknown Mortal Orchestra referenced by many as the prodigal sons of New Zealand, bringing their totally “soundbreaking” RnB Rock with all the right dusts of Psych, Lo-Fi and Indie. They started with tunes like “Ffunny Ffrends”, still one remarkable anthem of the Indie that has been heard for the last decade and managing to be their most successful in the charts, at least in Mexico.  The band started and released their homonymous first album in 2011 with the above

GUM – The Underdog – Album Review

When one thinks of the origins of the Psych Rock wave that has totally paved this current decade one has to bring about two of its Australian creators that even have some artists exchange. Pond, lead by Nick Allbrook, had as its initial drummer the future leader of Tame Impala, where Allbrook was playing the bass until fully assuming his leading role in Pond. At the same time, another name was common to both bands which evolved into GUM that released today “The Underdog” another piece of this infinite puzzle of spacial music brought to us by this austrALIENS. After Nick

Rua Direita lançam novo Single “Para Sempre”

Resulta de um convite feito a Pedro de Tróia para escrever uma letra que casasse na perfeição com o universo pop, fresco e familiar da banda, uma letra que tivesse tanto de bela e como de singela. E de um inesperado encontro acontece a canção que reúne todos os elementos característicos do power-duo da cidade do Lis.” “O videoclipe esteve novamente a cargo de Gonçalo Portugal Guerra que, desta vez, mergulhou no filme de 1924 “Sherlock Jr.” para arriscar uma montagem peculiar. Buster Keaton, Donato Rosa e Paulo Ladeiras aparecem assim juntos na mesma película, separados por intertítulos adaptados a

Tremor – Ou Quando a Ilha é o Recinto

Um Festival nem sempre tem um tema. Raramente toma em conta a sua localização na curadoria e muitos menos puxa pela comunidade para fazer parte do mesmo. E mesmo assim a presença do artista, com amigos para partilhar a experiência e uns quantos copos de plástico a acompanhar fazem a noite. Agora imaginem se o festival se quisesse incorporar na sua geolocalização, enquanto motiva a sua população e tem todo uma mensagem a transmitir? Com o Tremor já tivemos quatro forte exposições do que esta última aproximação ao que pode ser um festival pode não só ser sustentável como obviamente

Our Grammy-Winner of Best Alternative Album

It is that time of the year again when one starts making an overview of the year and wrapping it up by Best and Worst contributions to music through albums released during the last 330 days. I do say only those days and not a full year since the artists that have the unfortunate idea of releasing an album in December have a really hard job to make it to next years nominees and this years’ was released in late November. As we can see by Award attribution in one of the categories that relates the most to our musical

The Wheels – From Mallorca to the World

Coming from Palma de Mallorca, where the Sun and the Sea are kings, it is with that almost Australian breeze that they bring us this beautiful rendering of Psych Rock with noticeable influences ranging from the 60 to 70’s transition of The Beatles idolization to The Doors; to most recent music from Mac Demarco, Tame Impala and King Gizzard. Andres, vocalist-bassist and founder of “The Wheels” spent some time talking to us to explain where will they go from here. They have been around for a long time since the name arises from the primordial jams when the drummer and