Sunday, 17 May 2009

Duchess Says,The Nine Streets,The London Police,Artists Anonymous, Lftfld, Andrea Pritschow, Cotton Club,John Engels,Guus Crommelin,Mailbox

Smashing concert from from the Duchess Says last thursday in the Patronaat , Haarlem.
Probably one of the best concerts so far this year , electro punk at his best , Annie-Claude is a rampage of energy and very interactive with the audience .
At same point the wrapped her microphone wire around my head and drag me threw the bar , the music stopped and she asked , what are we gonna do with this victim , finally i had to fashion catwalk threw the bar , hilarious.

the are touring Europe , go see them before there back in Canada.

May 18 2009 9:00P Kasbah Coventry
May 20 2009 8:00P Norwich Arts Centre w/ Crystal Antlers & MEN Norwich
May 21 2009 8:00P Stag & Dagger Festival @ The Macbeth London
May 22 2009 8:00P King Tuts Glasgow
May 23 2009 7:00P Thekla (Dot to Dot Festival) Bristol
May 24 2009 8:00P Dot to Dot Festival Nottingham
May 26 2009 9:00P White Heat @ Madame Jojo’s London
May 27 2009 8:00P O2 Academy Oxford
May 29 2009 8:00P Café Pompier Bordeaux
May 30 2009 3:30P La Villette Sonique w/ Lightning Bolt, Tussle Paris
May 31 2009 9:00P Primavera Sound Festival @ Apolo

Saturday , with some courage left the house still struggling with all that vodka from the night before , Kayyi my friend from Canada that came for a few days to Amsterdam , we went for a stroll in The Nine Streets and found a lot of interesting things.

The London Police, 10 years later @ Go Gallery
The London Police will showcase their latest works at the GO Gallery on the 16th of May, 2009.
TLP began in 1998, when 2 Britsh geezers came to Amsterdam to cheer up the capital city, with their aerosol antics. Very soon "LADs" began to appear all over the Amsterdam, on Fuse boxes, scaffoldings and such.
Not only in Amsterdam did the "LADs" come to life. For the last 10 years, TLP has participated in exhibitions in 35 countries and been part of shows all over the globe with murals, pieces and various charitable activities. Their largest mural can still be seen in Kreuzberg, Berlin, on a 6 storey building. In Tiblisi, Georgia, they painted an orphanage along with the Hope Box. ( A similar project has been planned in Kosovo. A couple of years ago, the TLP had a show in China for dogs. The paintings were exhibited at knee level complete with a collection of doggie clothing and toys.

Two of the founding members of the TLP, Chaz and Bob did a solo stint for a number of years, and since 2008 have made a re-combined effort with their individual talents and hence the show,which will travel the world over: The London Police, 10 years later.
After the first solo show at a very popular London Gallery, the GO Gallery is next in line to showcase the duos latest collection of artworks. Circa 10spectacular works combining the efforts of both artists will be on display at the Gallery on the Prinsengracht.
The Project "Every 20 minutes- a week long" , a photographic project which will also be on view during this show.

Preview:Friday evening until 8.00 pm.
Opening: Saturday, May 16th 2009,5.00 and 8.00 pm.
The show will be on diplay until the 21st of June.

Bioshock - Artists Anonymous @ Ron Mandos Gallery

Encroaching into every inch of the 350 square meter Galerie Ron Mandos, this latest installation will consist of an array of different surreal scenes: a wild wood, an overgrown garden, a down ‘n out cabaret, a surreal beach dinner setting. Each ‘room’ will be constructed from different technologies and media, combining personal details, art-historical references, internet and computer game imagery to create an other-worldy and unsettling environment where all is not quite what it seems. The collective’s newly created paintings, photographs and light-boxes will be seamlessly incorporated into these locations, forming points of visual interest within this sinister spectacle.

The ‘Bio-Shock’ installation directly references and comments on the artificial realities we increasingly inhabit today. Staged as a microcosm of chat rooms, social networking sites, computer games and even fantasy novels, the installation directly reflects and comments on these artificial locations that increasingly provide the context for our fulfillment and triumphs as human beings and to whose rules, conventions and boundaries we are more than willing to subjugate ourselves to.

Lftfld , As a collective we aim to promote Amsterdam cultural (night)life by publishing a montly magazine (LFTFLD Magazine), organizing events and parties on a regular base and broadcasting a local television programme called LFTFLD TV. With these means we focus on the more 'leftfieldish' artists, organisations or initiatives of Amsterdam. For this we were rewarded with (translated) the Amsterdam Night Culture Award, an award initiated by Amsterdam Dance Event and the 'Nachtwacht' (which is the official collective of Amsterdam Night Mayors).

Lftfld # 22 included

Picture Atelier Punkt

" Private Parts " is the work of German based artist Andrea Pritschow

Watch | About a Boy
Schauraum Installation

As usually , a stop in the Cotton Club is a must on a saturday afternoon.
Awesome jazz was in progression when we arrived , the whole trio was excellent but the drummer , simply fantastic.

A gentleman that goes by the name of John Engels , later i found out that he is one of the best jazz drummers in Europe.

Watch | Harry Emmery & John Engels

After the concert had the opportunity to talk with the also excellent Guus Crommelin (Sax). Guus told me about about his other project " Los Hollanditos ".
Instrumental popular Dutch music with Jazz , Rock& Roll , Latin , Surf .

Mail box week 20

Mp3 | Empire of the Sun - We Are The People [ The Golden Filter mix ]
Mp3 | Plushgun - How We Roll [ The Framework mix ]
Mp3 | Siriusmo and Robot Koch - Uninvited Guests Nippet
Mp3 | The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
Mp3 | The Golden Filter - Solid Gold [ Russ Chimes mix ]
Mp3 | The New Cities - Dead end Countdown [ Mansion mix ]
Mp3 | Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster

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