Monday 8 March 2010

Amsterdam Soul Club,Convoi Exceptional, London Calling,Wonders of the Solar System,Memoryhouse,Jean-Michel Basquiat,The secret of keels,Concert Update

The Amsterdam Easter Soul Weekender promises to be a truly special event. Taking place in our usual venue The Bathtub on Saturday April 3rd and our Soulcruise at Boat 10 on Sunday 4th. With the resident Amsterdam Soul Club DJ's and added to the roster are "Struttin" DJ's Alviz (Lefties Soul Connection), Taco Fett (Waxwell Records) & Bart Fader. Amsterdam Soul Club

Strap a drum to your back and look for adventure! That's what Convoi Exceptional has been doing from Berlin to Copenhagen, Paris to Rome and back to their home base in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. Over the past few years the five guys that make up Convoi Exceptional have been conquering the streets of Europe. `Performing on the streets is fantastic. It's fun getting busy shoppers to stop and listen and see them be swept up in the amazing energy produced by the beat of the drums.

Convoi Exceptional are going to give a special performance and show the movie they did while playing in the streets on New York next Friday march 12 @ De Nieuwe Anita in Amsterdam.

Watch | Convoi Exceptional in New York

Paradiso Amsterdam
23 - 24 April

Amsterdam alternative music festival have anounced the complete line up for the 2010 edition. for more infor visit London Calling

LoneLady, We Have Band, Fools Gold, Darwin Deez, Stornoway, Holly Miranda, Sunny Day in Glasgow, Emanuel and the Fear, And So I Watch You From Afar en Joe Worricker, Doll & the Kicks, the Features, Esben and the Witch, Erland and the Carnival, Cosmo Jarvis, Chapel Club, Egyptian Hiphop, Everything Everything, Hudson Mohawke, the Hundred in the Hands. Detroit Social Club and Villagers

The spectacular Aurora Borealis appear over the Norwegian countryside.

Highly Recomended !!

Planet Earth is a stunning planet, with spell-binding natural wonders and the only life known in the Solar System. But it doesn't exist in magnificent isolation. The Space Age has brought new worlds of wonder into view. Dramatic images sent back by a fleet of probes, orbiters and landers have proved these worlds to be more spectacular than we ever imagined.

Solar Eclipse seen over the Ganges at Varanassi in India.

Physicist Professor Brian Cox ventures to some of the most extreme locations on Earth – including the tallest mountain, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and the world’s driest desert - to paint a dazzling picture of a Solar System we are only now beginning to understand. BBC

Watch | Wonders of the Solar System

very very cool song by Memoryhouse and a gorgeous video directed by Jamie Harley

"This one was originally a 15 secs extract from a late 70s movie that I have slowed down, color-graded, edited and manipulated with various visual effects "

Watch | Memoryhouse - Bonfire

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.

Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features never-before seen footage of the prolific artist painting, talking about his art, and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 August 12, 1988) was an American artist and is cited by Graham Thompson as the first painter of African descent to become an international art star. He started as a graffiti artist in New York City, and in the 1980s produced Neo-expressionist painting. Basquiat died of a heroin overdose on August 12, 1988.

Watch | Jean-Michel Basquiat - The Radiant Child

The Secret of Kells
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? imdb

Watch | The Secret of Kells

Amsterdam Concert Update

13/03 - Blood Red Shoes
20/03 - Yeasayer
21/03 - Husky Rescue
26/03 - Phoenix + Two Door Cinema Club [sold out]
30/03 - The Sonics
30/03 - Josh Rouse
31/03 - Magnetic Fields
02/04 - The Besnard Lakes
05/04 - Balmorhea
10/04 - 65Days of Static
14/04 - Foals
20/04 - Shout out Louds
21/04 - Caribou + Gold Panda
26/04 - Ultravox
26/04 - Lightspeed Champion
28/04 - These New Puritans
28/04 - Lou Rhodes (1/2 Lamb)
04/05 - Lcd Soundsystem [ Sould Out ]
04/05 - Juan Maclean
06/05 - Angus and Julia Stone
08/05 - Pavement
10/05 - Scout Niblett
10/05 - Seabear
12/05 - Tindersticks
13/05 - Black Rebel Motorcicle Club
14/05 - Booka Shade
26/05 - Beach House

14/03 - Los Campesinos
15/03 - Hadouken
18/03 - Tim Sweeney [ DFA / Beats in Space New York ]
26/03 - James Holden Border Community night [ Sold Out ]
28/03 - MGMT [ Sold Out ]
03/04 - Zita Zwoon
07/04 - Autechre (live)
15/04 - Morgan Geist aka Metro Area
17/04 - Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
20/04 - Tunng
26/04 - We Were Promised Jetpacks
29/04 - New Young Pony Club
06/05 - She & Him
09/05 - Get Well Soon
11/05 - Bonobo
20/05 - Felix de Housecat
23/05 - The New Pornographers
26/05 - Gui Boratto

27/03 - Isolée
03/04 - Ivan Smagghe [ Ex Black Strobe ]
15/04 - The Emperor Machine
23/04 - Crystal Castels
11/05 - Deerhunter
25/05 - Liars

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