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Friday
12 September 2014

Vaba Lava avapeo peaesinejaks on TMW-il esinenud Ballet School Berliinist

 

Ballet School. Foto Sophie Allen.

Järgmisel reedel, 19. septembril avab oma uksed Telliskivi Loomelinnakus asuv Vaba Lava kompleks. Avapeo peaesinejaks on sel nädalal Londonis oma esimest albumit esitlenud Ballet School Berliinist. Pidu toimub neljas saalis, üle terve maja.

Vaid nädal enne Tallinna kontserti maineka Bella Unioni plaadifirma alt ilmunud esikalbumit “The Dew Lasts an Hour” Londonis esitlenud Ballet School on värskekõlalise popmuusika esirivistusse kuuluv trio Berliinist. The Cocteau Twinsi, The Cure’i ja Madonna varasest loomingust innustunud bändi trumpideks on klassikalised meloodiad, nutikad laulusõnad ja karismaatiline lauljatar Rosie Blair - tulemiks tõeline 21. sajandi popmuusika. Ballet School esines Tallinnas ka märtsikuus, olles üheks oodatuimaks artistiks Tallinn Music Weeki kirevas programmis. Rahvast pilgeni täis Von Krahli teatrisaalis, Raadio 2 laval esinenud Ballet Schooli kontserti nimetasid nii mõnedki hiljem festivali kõrghetkeks. Bänd on pälvinud ka rahvusvahelise pressi tähelepanu, muuhulgas esineti äsja live etteastega BBC Radio 2-s.

Lisaks Ballet Schoolile saab Vaba Lava avaõhtul pealaval kuulda Eesti oma eksperimentaalse elektroonika esileedit, muusikut ja produtsenti Vul Vulpest. Väikest saali kureerib Hea Uus Heli festival ning seal astuvad lavale Algorütmid, Hevonen, Mihkel Tomberg ja Aivar Tõnso. Programm toimub avamisööl paralleelselt neljas saalis – fuajees ja restoranis, suures saalis, väikses saalis ning proovisaalis.

Avanädalavahetuse mitmekülgsest programmist leiab muuhulgas ka laupäevaõhtuse Jazzkaare kontserdi, kus astuvad üles Ingrid Lukas koos trummar Patrick Zossoga ning Soome klahvpilli virtuoos Tuomo ühes beatboxija Felix Zengeriga. Etenduvad ka kaks Vaba Lava kuraatorprogrammi lavastust - Pulitzeri auhinnaga pärjatud näitekirjanik Annie Baker’i "Alustame algusest", lavastaja Adrian Giurgea (US), produtsent R.A.A.A.M.; ning pühapäeval, 21. septembril Ivar Põllu lavastus „Mikiveri tagi”, mis räägib Mikk Mikiverist, Lavakunstikoolist ja XI lennust. Külalisetenduse lavastusega „Õhtud külas Dikanka lähistel: tühistatud” annavad laupäeval, 20. septembril lavastuskunstnik Dmitri Krõmovi tudengid Moskvast.

Vaba Lava on kaasaegne ja avatud etenduskunstide keskus, mille eesmärgiks on pakkuda väiketeatritele ja vabatruppidele soodsaid arengutingimusi nii teatrihoone kui erinevate tugiteenuste näol.

Piletid 19.09 toimuvale avapeole on alates esmaspäeva hommikust müügil Piletilevis hinnaga 8€  ja ukselt hinnaga 10€.

Tuesday
02 September 2014

TMW hosts Meet Estonia party at Berlin Music Week

Tallinn Music Week  together with Estonian Tourist Board and Enterprise Estonia will host Meet Estonia party at Berlin Music Week on Friday, 5th September.

TMW Skype Award 2014 winner Odd Hugo and producer and DJ Sander Mölder will be taking stage at the legendary Berghain Kantine, Rüdersdorfer Strasse 70 at 8 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to stop by for a drink, snack, music and conversation.
Join the event HERE

Tuesday
02 September 2014

New Estonian releases: Blood Pavilion ‘Horriru’, Pastacas & Tenniscoats ‘Yaki-Läki Versions’


BLood Pavilion - Horriru

Blood Pavilion
, a techno moniker for Jarmo Nuutre (Skull Trading, ex-Talbot), released  a new digital EP ‘Horriru’ this week on Bandcamp, Deezer and Spotify. Expect hypnotic mixture of dark-hop and drum’n’bass, extra hard-hitting kicks’n’bleeps and a sort of flatpack noosewave that sounds like Satan trudging through the snow.

"Horriru" at Bandcamp http://bloodpavilion.bandcamp.com/album/horriru-ep-2014

Follow Blood Pavilion:

https://www.facebook.com/BloodPavilion

 

 

Pastacas & Tenniscoats - Yaki-Läki Versions

Estonian lo-fi geek punk Pastacas and Japanese twee-pop duo Tenniscoats have some fresh plate for you - LP ‘Yaki-Läki Versions’, a remix compilation of the original joint album ‘Yaki-Läki’ (Õunaviks 2013). ‘Yaki-Läki Versions’ is released on 15th of August in Estonia (Õunaviks, 12”) and October 2014 in Japan (Afterhours, CD).

‘Yaki-Läki Versions’ is a vinyl debut for Õunaviks label, featuring remixes by Daisuke Namiki, British-Japanese duo Fleckfumie and Estonian shoegaze band Imandra Lake.

Listen to Yaki Udon (Fleckfumie remix)

https://soundcloud.com/ounaviks/yaki-udon-fleckfumie-remix

 

Follow Pastacas:
https://www.facebook.com/pastacas/

Follow Tenniscoats:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tenniscoats/353741742177

Saturday
30 August 2014

Summing up Tartu Music Week 2014

Carnival Youth at Tartu Music Week. Photo: Berta Vosman


Tallinn Music Week’s sister festival Tartu Music Week took place at the Tartu New Theatre and in an anti-jamboree city oasis New Courtyard on August 22-23.

For the third year in a row, the festival visitors could enjoy cosy outside performances as well as eventful club nights packed with quality acts from Estonia and countries nearby. Valuable tips on tour management, pan-Baltic career opportunities and polishing the songwriting skills were shared between music industry insiders and go-getters during the music seminar and special mentoring sessions.  Additional festivities included Biit Me pop-up record shop, music quiz for wiseacres and ping-pong tournament. 

Festival’s guest acts were internationally acclaimed Kongolesian-Finnish hip-hop group Gracias, Lithuanian postrockers Without Letters and Latvia’s bright young upstarts Carnival Youth.

Estonian acts were represented by internationally acclaimed underground dance music kings Ajukaja & Andrevski, cinematic bass duo Faun Facket, daring artpoppers Badass Yuki, hiphop philosophers DVPH and Tartu’s very own ambassodor of new electronic music, Sander Reinus. DJ sets were divided by residents of popular club-series Tallinn Jäck City and eclectic house aficionados Parmani People.

Saturday
30 August 2014

Metsatöll to tour North America this autumn

Estonian folk metal band Metsatöll will return to North America this fall in support of their album „Karjajuht“. Metsatöll and Faroese metal band TYR will accompany German new wave folk metal heavyweights Eluveitie on the tour that is set to kick off on September 9th in Baltimore, MD and wrap up in New York, NY on October 22nd at the famed Irving Plaza. 

Having formed in 1999, Metsatöll have given more than 490 performances and have sold more than 100 000 records. Throughout their career the band have honed their uniquely Estonian “otherness” into an unmistakable mosaic of sounds, a tradition they are constantly expanding and improving.  

Metsatöll's album “Karjajuht” (“Pack Leader”, Spinefarm/Universal) which came out on March 7 2014 in Estonia, was welcomed beyond expectations – 5000 copies of the usual CD, limited CD and vinyl were sold within the first few months, making this the most successful Estonian album of Universal Music.



Keep up with the tour:

http://www.metsatoll.ee/en/mouramised/index.html 
https://www.facebook.com/Metsatoll/

Listen to ‘Külmking’ from ‘Karjajuht‘ album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJpukUfpayM

Friday
29 August 2014

Argo Vals back from successful Russian tour

An acclaimed Estonian guitarist and composer Argo Vals has just finished his first Russian tour which took him through seven cities and nine different venues, beginning from St. Petersburg and ending in Moscow.

Argo Vals, whose live-electronic sets include elements of progressive rock, minimalism, ambient, rock, jazz and even metal, finds it important for neighbouring countries to be aware of each others culture. ‘Instrumental music is an universal language’, he adds in an interview to St. Petersburg Times. 

Vals is is known for refined usage of guitar effects and looped riffs in style of Robert Fripp. He has participated in numerous projects, writing music for TV shows and documenaries. His debut album ‘Tsihcier’ was released in 2012 and was nominated as Alternative/Indie album of the year in Estonian Music Awards 2013. In recent times Argo’s main focus has shifted from atmospheric solo work to expressing complex and groovy musical ideas with his group Argo Vals Band. Two singles "24/Oxymoron", manifesting the new approach, were released in February 2014. This summer Argo Vals performed at Positivus festival, the largest music festival of Baltics region at the stage hosted by Tallinn Music Week.

Argo Vals Russain tour schedule:

15 aug Fish Fabrique - Peterburg

16 aug Powerhouse Gorky Park - Moskva

17 aug ArteFaq - Moskva

20 aug Gallery of Progress - Kirov

21 aug The Secret Bar - Perm

22 aug New Bar - Jekaterinburg

23 aug Tšeljabinsk

24 aug Kurgan

26 aug 16 Tons - Moskva

 

Read Argo’s interview to St. Petersburg Times

Read Argo’s interview to Moscow Times 

Watch Argo performing at the Gallery of Progress, Kirov

Photo gallery of the tour:
https://www.facebook.com/argovalsmusic/photos_stream

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