Friday, March 16, 2012
I Love You, It's Cool will be released on April 3rd via Dead Oceans / Hometapes. Bear In Heaven will be playing at Le Guess Who? May Day on Saturday, May 26th.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Cloud Nothings will be playing at Le Guess Who? May Day on Saturday, May 26th.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
At Le Guess Who? London based duo suprised the audience with a smashing acoustic entry. While walking through the audience to the stage, they managed to atract everyone's attention right from the start. More importantly: the seductive movements and voice of singer Elizabeth Sankey kept everyone's attention throughout the performance. Together with guitarist Jeremy Warmsley and a drummer a warm lo-fi surf sound was created, supported by visuals, taking you away to foreign beaches.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Pterodactyl are a noise-rock act from New York. Now most of you know enough. One of the things NYC does best is give birth to amazing noise-rock. Think of Sonic Youth and Liars for instance. Aand with their new sound, enthousiasts of Ganglians and Shimmering Stars will also like Pterodactyl.
Norwegian Shining dubbed their last album Blackjazz, which is probably the best way to describe their jazz-infused extreme metal with psychedelic overtones. Never too jazzy for the metalheads and with enough energy to get the indiekids in the moshpit, this is a Incubated-band all the way.
We are giving away 2x2 tickets for Incubated. Let us know why you'd like to win at email@example.com. Winners will be notified Friday, February 24th.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Chairlift are now a duo, with founding member and co-songwriter Aaron Pfenning having departed in 2010. The two remaining members, singer Caroline Polachek and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wimberly, just returned with their superior album Something, a killer 80’s synth-pop genre piece with a refreshingly modern spin.
We are giving away 2x2 tickets for the Chairlift show in Tivoli de Helling. Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to go. Winners will be announced on Thursday.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Let us know how you're staying warm these cold winter days via email@example.com, along with your name/address and win! Winners will be announced this Friday (February 10th).
Thursday, January 26, 2012
For more information and the entire program schedule visit www.sonicacts.com/2012.
Since its inception in 1994, the bi-annual Sonic Acts festival has questioned, examined, assembled and exhibited contemporary and historical devolopments at the cutting edge of art, technology, music and science.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The line-up of this third edition focusses again on special and urgent acts in a small setting with a supplementary arts program where artists interact with music and audience. And the first names for the 2012 edition are damn tasty as well!
Check all announced artists below. For more information on fabrIQ go here or here.
Damien Jurado + band (aka Jacket Summer)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
On Thursday and Friday, Nordic Gold is dedicated to (dance) performances, animation and visual arts. The highlight of Nordic Gold takes place on Saturday evening with a complete program for only € 14. At 19.00 several short animated films by the Finnish entertainer Kate Riina Lillqvist are being screened, at 21.00 the dance On Ice by Maija Hirvanen can be seen in Galaxy Theatre followed by an comprehensive music program with performances by LCMDF , Frenchtown Movies and Jaakko & Jay.
LCMDF (Le Corps Mince de Francoise) is a unique fresh electropop duo. French Films is a very promising rock band, creating indie pop songs that are strong and have a certain affinity with British bands like Editors. Duo Jaako & Jay make raw and rousing folk songs, or in their own words 'acoustic folk punk', Hannulelauri are the Finnish ambassadors to the International Disco scene. Their danceable disco and house tunes will close of evening.
Next to the musical programm, visual artist Essi Utriainen presents an exhibition, performances and video work. Animated films are shown continuous and there is a late night screening of the film "Rare Exports, A Christmas Tale 'by Jalmari Helander.
On our blog, you can win 1 x2 tickets for the saturdaynight! To win, answer the following question:
"What organisation is co-presenting this evening full of Finish music?"
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday December 12th. 'Onnea'!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
With Le Mini Who?, we brought many people together by letting national and international bands play instores at these particularly spots. We presented around ten bands, five who were also playing at Le Guess Who? and five who were not, to a lovely audience which was walking down the Voorstraat to check up on Le Mini Who?.
To give you an insight on Le Mini Who?, check out the photos below! Also, read more about Le Mini Who? at 3voor12/Utrecht here and here. See you next year?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
To capture that special atmosphere, we have asked photographer Nick Helderman to take polaroid photo's of Le Guess Who? during four days , which resulted in more than 100 stunning images. This wouldn't have been possible without The Impossible Project, who helped us getting the right films. In October 2008, The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant for integral instant film in Enschede (NL) and started to invent and produce totally new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras. In 2010 Impossible saved analog instant photography from extinction by releasing various, brand new and unique instant films.
You can watch the best photo's, including Low, Suuns, Zola Jesus, Akron/Family, Group Inerane, Braids and Nisennenmondai, at the website of Nick Helderman or the blog of The Impossible Project.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Le Guess Who? tips by: Artur Rojek of OFF Festival, Katowice and Jo Bartlett of Green Man Festival, UK
Le Guess Who? tips by: Artur Rojek of OFF Festival, Katowice
Since 'Red Apple Falls' I can't stop listening to him....
Amazing live-shows. Top 10 at OFF Festival 2011
2011 most interesting new artists
Le Guess Who? 2011 tips by: Jo Bartlett of Green Man Festival, UK
Any band on the Secretly Canadian label catches my ears and eyes from the off. The first music I I heard from Suuns was their ghostly, strange, techno, hypno beat 'Up Past The Nursery' video on Youtube and I wanted to book them for the 2011 Green Man straight away.They played second from top in the Far Out Tent on the Sunday night. Even though it had been a long weekend of late nights and partying for many people watching them, they had the crowd under their spell instantly with the whole tent bouncing up and down to their hypnotic grooves.
Other Lives also played the Green Man this Summer. They were on the Main Stage on the Friday afternoon. The sun was shining and their gorgeous blend of acoustic instruments and lush harmonies were a superb start to the weekend. Beards a plenty and folk to feed your soul.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Exclusively for Le Guess Who? he did sent us the original Pavement-tour 2010-Walk-In Playlist. These are all the songs they played before those legendary Pavement reunion shows they did last year. Get back into the Pavement vibe or get ready for more Stephen Malkmus with an exciting mix of jams by bands like Amanaz, Grauzone, Marble Valley, Neu!, Endless Boogie, International Harvester, Toncho Pilatos, Royal Trux and many more. 38 songs and more then 2.7 hours of music. The playlist was created by Stephen Malkmus and Mark Ibold.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will play Tivoli Oudegracht together with Nisennenmondai & Endless Boogie. More info on Le Guess Who? you can find here: http:/www.leguesswho.com
Listen to walk-in playlist part 1 and part 2 here:
ORIGINAL PAVEMENT TOUR 2010 - WALK-IN PLAYLIST - PART 1 by leguesswho11
ORIGINAL PAVEMENT TOUR 2010 - WALK-IN PLAYLIST - PART 2 by leguesswho11-2
1. Amanaz - Amanaz
2. Hollywood - 999
3. Tema De Batman - Celio Balona
4. Unknown Title - Unknown Artist
5. Eisbar - Grauzone
6. Process of Elimination - The Endtables
7. Agitated - Electric Eels
8. Hitchin - Mogollar
9. See You Tonight - Vetiver
10. Dino - Harmonia
11. Wildlife Freezone - Marble Valley
12. Trouble Maker - Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family
13. Hallogallo - Neu!
14. Negativland - Neu!
15. Not Fragile - Turner Overdrive
16. Darbouka - Ophiucus
17. Stand Out - Love
18. Hello - Pretty Things
19. The Inside Game - Royal Trux
20. Animal Space/Spacier - The Slits
1. My Siberian Bride - Marble Valley
2. The Oyster And The Flying Fish - Kevin Ayers
3. F-Oldin' Money - Tommy Blake
4. I Don't Need That Kind of Lovin' - Adam Faith
5. I'm Waiting for the Day - The Beach Boys
6. Get the Message - Cyrus Erie
7. Here Without You - Gene Clark
8. I Don't Believe - The Guilloteens
9. Skördetider (Harvest Times) - International Harvester
10. Superlungs My Super Girl - Terry Reid
11. Dejenla en paz (Let her be) - Toncho Pilatos
12. Trapdoor - SALEM
13. Rounder - Moby Grape
14. Jack D'Or 3:15 Word Episode Six
15. American Woman - The Guess Who
16. Dark Time Deep Matter - Endless Boogie
17. Dusic (Long Version) - Brick
18. Rapper's Deutsch - G.L.S.-United
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
JOHAN (click for Spotify) (click to download)
BOB (click for Spotify) (click for download)
Don't forget to check out EHPO too (Dutch only)!