Sunday, December 21, 2014

Morrissey, live @ Tae Kwon Do (Athens, December 15, 2014)


The grand finale of 2014's live music season in Athens belonged to Morrissey who delivered a great 90-minute set to a packed Tae Kwon Do arena on Monday night. 


The show which opened and closed with two of The Smiths classics, "The Queen Is Dead" and "How Soon Is Now", featured several songs from his latest album "World Peace Is None Of Your Business", including some of its lesser known bonus material, but also revisited his past work for a few older crowd favorites like "Suedehead", "Everyday Is Like Sunday", "Certain People I Know" or the more recent single "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" which you can watch below:

Morrissey - I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris, live @ Tae Kwon Do (Athens, Dec. 15, 2014)

Although the show's set list was certainly not "the best of Morrissey", the majority of his fans seemed to enjoy every minute of it and when he threw his shirt to the crowd for his traditional farewell, the loud cheering confirmed the success of the show.




Morrissey and his band played:

The Queen Is Dead, Suedehead, Speedway, Kiss Me a Lot, Staircase at the University, I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris, World Peace Is None of Your Business, Neal Cassady Drops Dead, One of Our Own, The Bullfighter Dies, Scandinavia, Yes, I Am Blind, Everyday Is Like Sunday, Smiler with Knife, Asleep, I'm Not a Man, Certain People I Know, Trouble Loves Me, Meat Is Murder. Encore: How Soon Is Now?

Morrissey, live @ Tae Kwon Do, Athens, Dec. 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Releases: November - December 2014

We are just a week away from the start of the countdown of our favorite Albums and Tracks of the Year. Meanwhile, let's have a look at some of the latest and most interesting new releases of 2014:

Albums

Seeds
TV ON THE RADIO - Seeds
PARKAY QUARTS - Content Nausea
HOOKWORMS - The Hum
2:54 - The Other I
ARIEL PINK - Pom Pom
DEERHOOF - La Isla Bonita
BO NINGEN AND SAVAGES - Words to the Blind
GIRLPOOL - Girlpool
THE WHARVES - At Bay
VIRGINIA WING - Measures of Joy
CULT OF YOUTH - Final Days
DIRTY BEACHES - Stateless
I LOVE YOU BUT I'VE CHOSEN DARKNESS - Dust
MARIACHI EL BRONX - Mariachi El Bronx 3
FOO FIGHTERS - Sonic Highways
SMASHING PUMPKINS - Monuments to an Elegy
THE SAINTS - King of the Sun / King of the Midnight Sun
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD - I'm in Your Mind Fuzz
MAGIC CASTLES - Sky Sounds
SWEARING AT MOTORISTS - While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth
THE VOYEURS - Rhubarb Rhubarb
SUPERFOOD - Don't Say That
SMOKE FAIRIES - Wild Winter
THE POPGUNS - Pop Fiction
MY DRUNKEN HAZE - My Drunken Haze
DEAN BLUNT - Black Metal
CLARK - Clark
ARCA - Xen
ROYKSOPP - The Inevitable End
WU-TANG CLAN - A Better Tomorrow

Singles & EPs

Oxygen EP
SWANS - Oxygen EP
50 FOOT WAVE - Night Blooming EP
JACK WHITE - Would You Fight For My Love? / Parallel
SLEATER-KINNEY - Surface Envy
LONELADY - Groove it Out
ST VINCENT - Pieta / Sparrow
THE BLACK ANGELS / SONIC JESUS - Molly Moves My Generation / Lost Reprise
ROYAL BLOOD - Ten Tonne Skeleton
MOGWAI - Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP
SEPTEMBER GIRLS - Veneer EP 
SLEAFORD MODS - Tiswas EP
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE - +- EP
THE DECEMBERISTS - Make You Better
SUN KIL MOON - The Possum
BONNIE PRINCE BILLY - Quails and Dumplings
KIM DEAL - Biker Gone
BODY / HEAD - The Show is Over
JOANNA GRUESOME / PERFECT PUSSY - Astonishing Adventures EP
THE COATHANGERS / THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES - Sex Beat / Energy Drink and the Long Walk Home
FUCKED UP - Paper the House
FUCKED UP - Sun Glass
BUZZCOCKS - It's Not You
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD - Cellophane
KASABIAN - Stevie
THE CHARLATANS - So Oh
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - In the Heat of the Moment
THE VOYEURS - Stunners
GET WELL SOON - The Lufthansa Heist EP
GET WELL SOON - Henry - The Infinite Desire of Henrich Zeppelin Alfred Von Nullmeyer EP
GET WELL SOON - The Greatest Hits EP
DRACULA LEGS - Sand to the Beach / Death of Age
WOLF GIRL - Mama's Boy
LAWRENCE LINDELL - Baobab

Jack White - Would You Fight For My Love?

Monday, December 08, 2014

Plisskën Festival 2014 - Winter Edition (Athens, December 4, 2014)

The winter edition of Plisskën Festival at Iera Odos celebrated the fourth anniversary of the event with performances by Swans, Simian Mobile Disco, The Bug, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Son Lux.


The protagonists of the night were Swans with a magnificent two-hour set featuring for the most part new material. It's well known to their fans that the band is using its live shows to gradually shape its new songs, and its headlining appearance at Plisskën was no exception.


Next to their latest impressive noise constructions, we also got to hear two compositions taken from Swans latest album "To Be Kind", the majestic "A Little God in My Hands" (which you can watch by scrawling at the end of this post) and "Just a Little Boy (for Chester Burnett)". Another awe-inspiring performance by the legendary New York band that shows no signs of slowing down ever since making its comeback four years ago, about the same time that this festival took its first steps.


Swans, live @ Winter Plisskën Festival 2014
Before Swans, The Bug with Flowdan mixed electronic noise with hip hop beats, Jamaican dub and reggae legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry played his first ever show in Athens, while Son Lux opened the evening with upbeat electropop. Something for everybody in the winter edition of the festival which hopefully will be back at the start of the summer of 2015 with a full line up.


The Bug featuring Flowdan, live @ Winter Plisskën Festival 2014

Lee "Scratch" Perry, live @ Winter Plisskën Festival 2014

Son Lux, live @ Winter Plisskën Festival 2014
Swans - A Little God In My Hands (live @ Winter Plissken Festival 2014

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