rock bands – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 17:49:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linkwraylegend.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png rock bands – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ 32 32 Vartan Garabedian: “Let’s start helping Armenia from within! https://linkwraylegend.com/vartan-garabedian-lets-start-helping-armenia-from-within/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 11:33:07 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/vartan-garabedian-lets-start-helping-armenia-from-within/ What’s going on with your experimental music project of recording Armenian classical themes that you initiated with Petre Ionutescu? In Arad, we recorded three of the six songs we had chosen. And since Petrich, as we call Petre, and I became fathers this year, we’ve kept our records for now. We hope to meet again […]]]>

What’s going on with your experimental music project of recording Armenian classical themes that you initiated with Petre Ionutescu?

In Arad, we recorded three of the six songs we had chosen. And since Petrich, as we call Petre, and I became fathers this year, we’ve kept our records for now. We hope to meet again in Romania or Sweden and get back to work.

Last March you were involved in the Romanian The rock band B-Ton’s plan to record their version of system of a Downthe song, Protect your land raise awareness of the recent war in Armenia. It was unexpected and touching. Could you please talk about it?

I received a phone call from my friend, the founder of B-Ton, an activist. He knew the situation in Artsakh and Armenia and offered me to play with them a song from System of a Down, one of the most famous Armenian rock bands. We chose Protect your land without hesitation, because at that time we could do nothing but defend the country, which unfortunately we could not do. And we did the recording and the video in about two weeks. But since Romanians don’t pay much attention to the cover band, it only spread to certain regions of Romania. It was not our goal: this work gave satisfaction to me and to my friends, I wanted to do something for my country, my nation and to make hear my voice on Armenia in Romania.

In a recent interview, you said: “Armenians will never give up the idea of ​​returning home, to a small and beautiful country, the most beautiful on earth, but which could never have peace because of their enemies. So are you also thinking about coming back?

Yes of course. People think that Armenians living elsewhere are happy people. It is completely false. Wherever you are, you will speak the local language and you are a foreigner, whether you have German, Swedish or American nationality. It’s a dream for me to return to Armenia, it’s a great pleasure to live there, but for that, you have to make a decision. I haven’t made a decision yet; it depends on me. As we say in Armenian, let it be late, let it be sweet, but this one thing won’t be late. I see myself settling in Armenia before I turn 40. A big problem for us Armenians is that we like to help our country from afar. It would be very good for Armenians to start helping their homeland in Armenia. I will prove my words after a few years, when we drink coffee together in Yerevan. So let’s start helping Armenia from within!

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Indian rock band releases album with Frontiers Music and sparks nostalgia among metal fans https://linkwraylegend.com/indian-rock-band-releases-album-with-frontiers-music-and-sparks-nostalgia-among-metal-fans/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:19:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/indian-rock-band-releases-album-with-frontiers-music-and-sparks-nostalgia-among-metal-fans/ Remember rock on, the critically acclaimed star of Farhan Akhtar who captivated audiences with his intricate storyline set against the backdrop of Indian band culture and some scintillating songs? The film was released in 2008, a time when rock music was gaining prominence in India, and bands like Euphoria, Pentagram and Parikrama were a common […]]]>

Remember rock on, the critically acclaimed star of Farhan Akhtar who captivated audiences with his intricate storyline set against the backdrop of Indian band culture and some scintillating songs? The film was released in 2008, a time when rock music was gaining prominence in India, and bands like Euphoria, Pentagram and Parikrama were a common name on music playlists.

While “rock bands” are basically seen as an offshoot of American culture which gained worldwide recognition and fame in the 80s and 90s, India over the past two decades has made significant contributions to the world of rock music. Bands like Indian Ocean (founded in 1990), Parikrama (1991), Pentagram (1994), Skiny Ally (1999), Soulmate (2003), Gingerfeet (2012) and Girish and the Chronicles (GATC) (2009) have time and again time and again proven the universality of rock music by uniting the world.

Among them, the leader of the GATC, Girish Pradhan can boast of having lent his voice to a project led by drummer Chris Adler, founding member of the legendary metal band “Lamb of God” who also played drums for the Megadeth’s Grammy-winning album, dystopia.

(LR: James LoMenzo, Chris Adler, Girish Pradhan, Myrone; Image: @firstborneofficial/Facebook)

As GATC released their third album, Salute to the heroesearlier this month with Frontiers Music Srl, who have been associated with bands such as Mr. Big, Whitesnake and Toto, Republic contacted Girish Pradhan to discuss the past, present and future of rock music in India.

“The scene has changed a lot”

“The (rock) scene has changed a lot,” says Girish, recalling his and his friends’ days headbanging with bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but acknowledges there’s a whole community out there. who is still dedicated to hard-hitting riffs, fast guitar shreds, breakdowns, and insanely powerful vocals.

“A band like Iron Maiden is always doing well at the same time, you know. Their last album, Senjutsu (released in 2021), caused a stir all over the world. There are so many people who want (the) old school sound and a lot of people who grew up with that kind of sound…they miss that scene,” Girish said.

“Over the last 5-6 years there have been some really good old school sounding bands all over Europe, especially in Europe, you know, and labels like Frontier Records, which we’ve signed with, they have those kind of bands,” he added.

Rolling Stone India described Girish and the Chronicles’ second album, Rock the Highway, as “pure mayhem for any fan of 80s rock and metal”. The song Rock n’ roll is here to stay, taken from the album, immediately caught the attention of metal fans around the world. The music video garnered over 836,000 views and over 23,000 likes.

“The song ‘Rock n’ roll is here to stay‘ immediately took off. It kind of spread like wildfire around that time in the melodic rock and heavy metal community,” Girish recalled.

While Girish’s band GATC are known for their old-school sound, closer to classic rock legends like Def Leppard and Iron Maiden, the singer-songwriter says they try to incorporate other elements. , including progressive lines in their music.

“We introduce one or two songs in our albums that have a different feel. Some of them are more progressive. Like An endless road we wrote a few years ago, Identity crisis… we had that song, you know, but yeah… We love that music… We’ve always been in love with that old school sound.”

Firstborne: Girish joins Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler for new project

According to Girish, one of the reasons that saw Rock n’ roll is here to stay being celebrated, a heavy metal magazine picked it up at Myrone’s suggestion.

“It was also a big thank you to Myrone because I have a side project, Firstborne, with Chris Adler, and Myrone is the guitarist. He just passed on the song…I guess, and I immediately got a email from Frontiers. ‘We’re completely hooked on your new song and video, let’s start talking,'” Girish said.

(Girish and The Chronicles perform at the UrRock Festival in Switzerland; Image: @girishandthechronicles/Facebook)

After teaming up with former White Lion and Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo and guitarist Myrone, Adler said in a previous media interaction that he “hit gold” hearing Girish, and by 2020, Firstborne released their debut EP. Girish promises something exciting from the project this summer.

“The dawn of nostalgic music”

Asked that the hard rock and heavy metal genre is rapidly losing popularity, Girish thinks that’s not really the case. “There are shows like Cobra Kai and you know they use old school tunes. I can see the dawn of some kind of nostalgic music. Most bands think in those terms. I want to introduce something new to the world but I think for me it was just the love of music. The love I have for this kind of music. It’s my way of life,” he says.

popular show, Cobra Kaiindeed gives rock fans a reason to party with tracks like Leo Brenberg and Zack Robinson Hellscape Corridor and degenerate ace.

Girish still fondly remembers the days of college festivals when he performed live with his band, consisting of Suraz Karki (lead guitar), Yogesh Pradhan (bass), Nagen Mongranti (drums) and himself.

“Releasing the album was like a 10-year journey in the making. We already had a lot of music in us,” he said.

Recalling the IIT Guwahati festival, where the band was among the famous artists, Girish said, “The scene was pretty cool. Everyone was either into something more experimental or into the groove metal genre. We were the only ones band doing this classic metal.”

From their first single, angelsin 2009, at Salute to the heroeswhich also has a song featuring Adler and the band, Girish and the Chronicles has come a long way and promises to delight fans with rockier songs blending an 80s nostalgia with the modern world of YouTube.

Salute to the heroes was released worldwide under the giant label Frontiers Music Srl. The album has 12 tracks released worldwide and a 13th bonus track available for special release in Japan.

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Detroit’s Seminal Hard Rock Band MC5 Are Nominated Again for Rock HOF https://linkwraylegend.com/detroits-seminal-hard-rock-band-mc5-are-nominated-again-for-rock-hof/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 21:34:25 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/detroits-seminal-hard-rock-band-mc5-are-nominated-again-for-rock-hof/ MC5 co-founder and guitarist Wayne Kramer now jokes that the band is the “Susan Lucci” of rock and roll bands. Wednesday morning came the news that seminal Detroit hard rock band the MC5 were once again on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s not really a question of validation, as […]]]>

MC5 co-founder and guitarist Wayne Kramer now jokes that the band is the “Susan Lucci” of rock and roll bands. Wednesday morning came the news that seminal Detroit hard rock band the MC5 were once again on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s not really a question of validation, as VH-1 describes MC5 as one of the most influential hard rock bands of all time. But as Kramer told Billboard“I would be happy for that to happen…I think (the induction) would be a sweet token of appreciation.”

MC5 was formed almost 60 years ago, in 1963. Five guys from Detroit who rocked it. They only made three albums and broke up fifty years ago. But as influential Billboard writer Gary Graff points out, they were the forerunners and influence of Hall inductees The Stooges, the Ramones, Judas Priest, New York Dolls and fellow 2022 Rage Against the Machine nominees. Others call MC5 “proto-punk”.

From Detroit suburb Lincoln Park, the top five were Rob Tyner on vocals, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith, bassist Michael Davis and drummer Dennis Thompson. Tyner and Smith both died young at 46, Davis died ten years ago at 68. Kramer now tours with what is essentially an all-star team, billing himself as MC50.

(Wayne Kramer via YouTube)

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MC5’s Wayne Kramer (Getty Images)

Considering the acts the Rock Hall has hosted, especially in recent years, it seems like MC5 would be a slam-dunk. They were among the first to do what they did, and others followed.

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Do you remember the best album from the year you graduated from high school? Stacker to analyse Billboard data to determine just that, by looking at each year’s best-selling album since 1956. Sales data is not included until 1992, when Nielsen’s SoundScan began collecting computerized numbers.

In chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present to you the best-selling album from the year you graduated from high school.

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Powerful start A boost for Ardad https://linkwraylegend.com/powerful-start-a-boost-for-ardad/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/powerful-start-a-boost-for-ardad/ You could say there’s a stallion for every type of breeder at Overbury Stud, and the farm that has for so long been synonymous with Kayf Tara (GB), the perennial leading sire of National Hunt in Britain , now has a very different kind of budding star. Ardad (GB) ended 2021 as Britain’s top first […]]]>

You could say there’s a stallion for every type of breeder at Overbury Stud, and the farm that has for so long been synonymous with Kayf Tara (GB), the perennial leading sire of National Hunt in Britain , now has a very different kind of budding star.

Ardad (GB) ended 2021 as Britain’s top first season sire and finished second overall behind Cotai Glory (GB), which is held at Tally-Ho Stud, where Ardad himself was raised and where his father Kodiac (GB) was king of the hill for a long time.

Now eight years old, Ardad has so far done pretty much what could have been expected of him. On the track he was fast and precocious, with the highlight of his racing career being his victory in the G2 Flying Childers S. From what we’ve seen of his offspring so far, they seem to be following suit: so much so that when Ardad’s first group of first-generation riders turned into a number of early winners, his pound for last year suddenly jumped about 100 more mares.

If rock bands suffer from this “difficult second album” syndrome, it’s fair to say that the stallion equivalent is the difficult third book. Or fourth. In the case of Ardad, however, these winners arriving so early in the season meant that breeders could still take advantage of the last month of the breeding season instead of waiting until this year to renew their support or to use Ardad. for the first time. But a chart plotting his breeding numbers in his short stud career to date would clearly highlight the precarious nature of the stallion industry. From 132 mares in his debut season of 2018, Ardad then fell to 70 in 2019 before dropping to 26 and then rising to 156 last year. This year he will know about 175 mares.

Looking back on last spring, Simon Sweeting of Overbury Stud said: “We had about 60 mares booked before the racing season started and we had actually overcome a lot of those mares and then [his offspring] started winning. He had these four or five quick bursts of winners and the mares started coming. We booked another hundred and he overcame them, covered them well in the second half of the season. We are therefore confident that he will be able to cover a lot of mares, but also determined not to overwork him and to try to keep the quality of the mares as high as possible. And we are very lucky that he gets some really great mares.

He adds: “My number is 175. It may be a little more, but it won’t be 200. I am absolutely determined that we don’t do that.

It has been repeatedly noted by those who have been associated with Ardad’s stock that they are gifted with a pleasant temperament which allows them to come on when work is needed and quickly go out once the job is done. it is completed. His son Perfect Power (Ire), a two-time Group 1 winner, seems to be an almost classic example if we take the photos of him asleep in the racecourse stables before the big missions. Sweeting notes that this is a common trait of their father.

“He is one of those people who can be relaxed for a moment, cover a mare and be relaxed immediately afterwards,” he says. “So he hasn’t been a problem for a moment with us doing anything really. He has a high libido, but a horse can have a high libido and still be quite easy to handle.

He continues: “He was always the same. At first glance, he was exactly what we expected, apart from the fact that he has this fabulous stride and it also carries over to his foals.

A quartet of Kodiac sons had retired to stud the year before Ardad, with Prince Of Lir (Ire), Kodi Bear (Ire) and Coulsty (Ire) all standing in Ireland and Adaay (Ire) standing mainly in England before to be transferred to Italy. Six more of his sons have joined the ranks since 2019, with Ubettabelieveit (Ire) being England’s only new signing at Mickley Stud.

Sweeting says: “A few years ago you were looking at the list of stallions available in Britain and there just wasn’t a proven sire below £15,000. In this bracket, if you send a mare to give her a first try, to a horse that has a very good chance of throwing you a winner, you don’t want to spend £25,000.

“They just weren’t there, but now there’s Time Test, there’s Ardad, Havana Gold and Havana Gray could become those kind of horses. So there’s a lot more choice for a UK based breeder than having to travel to Ireland for that cheap but decent quality horse. They had either been untested here or were way out of most people’s price range.

Ardad himself started at £6,500, a fee which remained in place for three seasons until it dropped to £4,000 in 2021. For this season his price has increased, but to 12,500 £, that’s not a tantalizing increase.

“There has to be something left for the rancher,” Sweeting says when asked if he was tempted to give Ardad a heavier ride. “And also, I know from bitter experience that if people pay a lot of money for a horse that then has a few disappointing years, they will never forgive that stallion, no matter how things turn out. I don’t want to have to lower his price again. And I still want people to think it was a fair price. We want our customers to come back in four or five years and that’s really had a big effect on how we’ve defined it. Yes it could have been £15,000 – I don’t think it could reasonably have been much more than that – but I think with the balance between the quality of mares we have and the numbers we have pretty much almost right, hopefully with the possibility that breeders can still make money.

Admittedly, Ardad’s stock returns rose in line with his profile, and much of the initial buzz can be attributed to a number of pinhookers who took a chance on his first yearlings and were well rewarded by selling them l ‘Next year. His yearling averages have fallen from 15,327 gns in 2020 for 49 sold to 53,133 gns last year for 30 of 31 to have crossed the ring, while foal averages have risen from 9,696 gns to 14,400 gns to reach the 2021 peak of 32,636 gns.

Continuing to deliver horses of the quality of the classic Perfect Power perspective won’t hurt him either, and while there may rightly be a question mark over Ardad’s offspring’s ability to see the mile, Perfect Power is out of Sagely (Ire) (Frozen Power {Ire}), herself a winner over 1,400 meters, while the grandmother Saga Celebre (Fr) is not only the daughter of a winner of the Arc en Peintre Celebre but the half-sister of another, Sagamix (Fr), who also represented a time at Overbury. Another half-brother to Saga Celebre is Shastye (Ire) (Danehill), the dam of Japan (GB) and Mogul (GB).

The number of infantry for Ardad, who was also represented last year by Group 3 winning filly Eve Lodge, will of course drop in the coming seasons, with his current generation of yearlings only 18 years old.

“Most of the trainers who have Ardads who just turned three, they were saying at the end of last year, ‘actually, I think this horse is going to train’, and they wouldn’t say that s They didn’t have a good reason for it,” Sweeting says.

“So, yes, he has two smaller harvests to come, but luckily not a third. If he hadn’t had his first winners until mid-May, which he could have done while remaining a very good stallion, he would only have covered 65 mares last year.

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Belfast rock band The Deadlifts release Christmas track in support of NI Children’s Hospice https://linkwraylegend.com/belfast-rock-band-the-deadlifts-release-christmas-track-in-support-of-ni-childrens-hospice/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 11:58:53 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/belfast-rock-band-the-deadlifts-release-christmas-track-in-support-of-ni-childrens-hospice/ A rock band from Belfast released a heartwarming Christmas single to help raise funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The Deadlifts are best known for playing in loud alternative rock bands for 20 years, and so a party song was certainly not the obvious next step for the quartet. As kids of the ’80s […]]]>


A rock band from Belfast released a heartwarming Christmas single to help raise funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

The Deadlifts are best known for playing in loud alternative rock bands for 20 years, and so a party song was certainly not the obvious next step for the quartet.

As kids of the ’80s and’ 90s, the band was keen to pay tribute to the Christmas greats they grew up with like Slade, Wizard and The Pogues etc. while keeping an element of their alternative and punk influence in the mix.

Band member Mike Barr told Belfast Live the heartwarming story behind their track, Christmas Trees.

He said: “Every week I took my kids to swimming clubs like, and we used to play who could spot the most Christmas trees in the windows as Christmas approached.

“I was just a nerdy dad, I guess, messing around and just started singing this song out of the blue one night. The kids would then sing it every time we played the game and I came home. me one night and I was picking up a guitar and putting chords in it, just for fun.

“Friends of mine got together to help refine it to make it a bit more folk rather than our usual noisy tracks. We decided to record it for a real laugh.

“It was written quite ironic, but a lot of people liked it.”

Mike, who usually stays behind the drums, stepped out of his comfort zone to take on the vocals of the festive song for “a little fun”.

In the past he has done a lot of fundraising for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice so he said it was obvious that the trail proceeds should come back to them.

“I think when you are a parent you realize that there is nothing more precious in the world than your children,” Mike said.

“The people who work in the hospice have a difficult job helping children with terminal illnesses. I know because of covid there has been a lack of fundraising so I have just thought there was no better cause. Children are so precious – there is nothing in life that I hate to see more than a sick child.

“This lead is positive, and we are spreading it for a good cause and I hope we will collect some books for the children’s hospice.”

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Saahil Bhargava pays tribute to Australian rock band Karnivool https://linkwraylegend.com/saahil-bhargava-pays-tribute-to-australian-rock-band-karnivool/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 02:14:52 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/saahil-bhargava-pays-tribute-to-australian-rock-band-karnivool/ Reading time: 3 minutes Fresh off his August debut EP, LA-based singer-songwriter Saahil Bhargava released what he dubbed a “tribute” to one of America’s most beloved modern rock bands. Australia. His cover of “Umbra”, from Karnivool’s 2009 album Its awake, is an arrangement stripped of the sprawling progressive rocker. To cover “Umbra” in any way […]]]>


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Fresh off his August debut EP, LA-based singer-songwriter Saahil Bhargava released what he dubbed a “tribute” to one of America’s most beloved modern rock bands. Australia. His cover of “Umbra”, from Karnivool’s 2009 album Its awake, is an arrangement stripped of the sprawling progressive rocker.

To cover “Umbra” in any way is an ambitious endeavor, thanks to its shifting rhythms and complex chord progressions, as well as the distinctively breathtaking voice of frontman Ian Kenny. Bhargava certainly made the task more difficult by translating most of the song’s intricate guitar layers into a single piano part, backed up by a fairly straightforward string section.

“I very recently came up with the term ‘cinematic rock’ as the best way to describe my music,” Saahil said. Indian link. “All of my songs have that kind of epic, awe-inspiring feel. It’s supposed to give the listener a feeling of being transported to another world and seeing a lot of things around them, and my lyrics tend to be very descriptive as well.

Drawing inspiration from classical music, Indian classical music, Bollywood music and “just about everything,” the musician started singing at the age of four and took to the piano. shortly after. Since then, Saahil has taken over the guitar, bass and even alto saxophone.

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Listening to his cover of “Umbra”, this passionate musical ear is cleared by small details of the original song that he chooses and develops. A short, barely audible descending guitar line at the end of the chorus appears in Saahil’s version as a grand string melody. Another highlight of the cover is when she takes the heavy riff of the original – arguably its most “headbanging” moment – and transforms it into an elegant piano line, with the strings emphasizing the harmonies. underlying of the original.

He clarified: “This piano part that I wrote was ridiculous; it took a long time to get it and even longer to be able to save it. I worked with another guy who was also an exceptional keyboardist. Between the two of us, we made the piece work, and then we decided after hearing it that we needed to add some strings to it. It took a long time because it was basically just recalling what Karnivool had done, then figuring out how to make it work with one instrument, and then extrapolating it to four other instruments.

He cites Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and Freddie Mercury as some of his vocal influences, as well as bands like Muse, Radiohead and of course Karnivool.

Karnivool in India
Karnivool in India, 2014. Source: Facebook

“I think (my interest) started when I was in high school in India, and I actually missed their gig in Bombay. I had a final exam or something like that that day. My friend said it was one of the best concerts they’ve seen, ”Saahil said.

“Then it became a staple of my listening because there is so much to unwrap in the music of Karnivool. Each time I listened to each album, I learned something new from it. I’ve always been a huge fan of “Umbra” as a song in general, because its theme is so exciting and the lyrics really stood out on me.

For some fans, perhaps the only downside to Saahil’s version is Karnivool’s lack of punch, mostly due to its lack of drums. But he certainly makes up for that with a fiercely emotional vocal performance that strongly underscores the pain in singer Ian Kenny’s lyrics.

According to Saahil, “Every song has its own inspiration.”

No doubt its cover will now introduce the modern Australian rock band to a whole new audience, proving once again that music truly transcends all boundaries.

Find “Umbra” by Saahil Bhargava on YouTube, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Amazon Prime Music.

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where to start with his films – the Calvert Journal https://linkwraylegend.com/where-to-start-with-his-films-the-calvert-journal/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:14:34 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/where-to-start-with-his-films-the-calvert-journal/ Rarely does a director distill the essence of his time as perfectly as Aleksey Balabanov. In the minds of many, his name is almost synonymous with ’90s Russia, with its conflicts, bandits and businessmen, as well as its quest for a new identity, new heroes and a new one. movie theater. Balabanov was an inimitable […]]]>


Rarely does a director distill the essence of his time as perfectly as Aleksey Balabanov. In the minds of many, his name is almost synonymous with ’90s Russia, with its conflicts, bandits and businessmen, as well as its quest for a new identity, new heroes and a new one. movie theater. Balabanov was an inimitable master at capturing this spirit of the times and holding a mirror to his contemporaries. He also refrained from moralizing or condescending – but no subtle irony and not-so-subtle controversy.

Although best known for his quasi-gangster dilogy Kid (Where Brother in English), Balabanov left behind a much more diverse filmography than these two blockbusters. Often referred to as the last modernist director, Balabanov was deeply inspired by 20th century literature, but he was also interested in Yakut legends and history, as well as lyrics from his favorite local rock bands like Nautilus Pompilius.

Born in Yekaterinburg (then called Sverdlovsk) in 1959, Balabanov studied translation at university before serving in the Soviet air force. He finally moved to Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in 1990, at the very beginning of the decade that would prove to be defining for him and overwhelming for the country. Most of his feature films are set in St. Petersburg, with whom they share a certain cinematic sensibility: like the city, they are cold and harsh, intellectual and ruthless, and endlessly fascinated by decadence and decadence. Similar to another gloomy Petersburger, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Balabanov delves into the problems of evil and cruelty, without turning away from graphic scenes. Her films can be difficult to watch, but their violence is never pointless on the narrative level: it is often symbolic and always self-aware.

The director’s own life has been marked by multiple tragedies and deaths. In 2000, Tuyara Svinoboeva, the main actress of her film River, was killed in a car accident while filming. The film was never finished, but Balabanov was able to put together a shorter version of the film in post-production. His friend and collaborator, Sergei Bodrov Jr., who played the charming but fair killer Danila Bagrov in the Kid films, died two years later at the age of 30. With 41 members of the cast and crew of his film Messenger (many of whom were from Balabanov’s own team), Bodrov Jr. was killed in the Kolka-Karmadon rock ice slide.

Balabanov’s later films could still be brutal but had less bravado, and a deep sadness often crept into the stories. Many have speculated that it was the death of Svinoboeva and Bodrov that turned him away from a somewhat arrogant young man who noted that there was “nothing to do in Cannes,” in a retreated hermit figure in his signature sailor shirt. Humble as always, Balabanov argued: “I don’t consider cinema as an art. Art is when a person does something on their own […] but when you depend on 50 people, what kind of art is that?

Critics and contemporary academics would disagree. As too often, Balabanov was not widely celebrated during his lifetime, but his death in 2013 at the age of 54 seemed to seal his reputation as a central author of new Russian cinema. Two iterations of the Balabanov Conference were held in St. Petersburg, while his films travel around the world (most recently they were screened in a retrospective in Paris), and articles and entire books are written about his work.

Here is our own beginner’s guide to navigating Balabanov’s work.



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Tuesday Night Rock Band to host Coffee House on November 4th – The Lancer Feed https://linkwraylegend.com/tuesday-night-rock-band-to-host-coffee-house-on-november-4th-the-lancer-feed/ https://linkwraylegend.com/tuesday-night-rock-band-to-host-coffee-house-on-november-4th-the-lancer-feed/#respond Thu, 04 Nov 2021 01:03:40 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/tuesday-night-rock-band-to-host-coffee-house-on-november-4th-the-lancer-feed/ For the first time in over a year, Lafayette is hosting Coffee House, a variety show to present different performances by student artists. Guitar teacher Traci Bolton is sponsoring the event, which is hosted by Tuesday Night Rock Band. “The most special thing is that we actually have it. We didn’t get to last year. […]]]>


For the first time in over a year, Lafayette is hosting Coffee House, a variety show to present different performances by student artists. Guitar teacher Traci Bolton is sponsoring the event, which is hosted by Tuesday Night Rock Band.

“The most special thing is that we actually have it. We didn’t get to last year. We desperately missed being able to play live last year. Also we have some original songs [that will be performed], which we don’t always have, it’s a whole new level of creativity, ”Bolton said.

Coffee House will take place on Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in the Commons. Admission is $ 5 and will go to the guitar program.

“[The money] helps us buy stuff for our jam and rock bands. When we need amplifiers, cables, new heads for our drums, new microphones for singers or repairs to audio systems, this fund helps us keep jam and rock bands running. Bolton said

In addition to the students who auditioned for Coffee House, the Tuesday Night Rock Band, Monday Jam Band, and Wednesday Jam Band will also perform.

Tuesday Night Rock Band will open and close the event and introduce every artist who performs.

Rachel Vishion, one of three singers for Tuesday Night Rock, said: “[Rehearsals] are always just fun. Bolton throws us right up there and is like “okay, present this act now, go for it”. It’s not a chore, it’s fun. It’s nice to be a part of something. I’m very excited because it’s something I’ve been doing since first year, it’s almost a tradition at this point. Ms. Bolton always does a great job including everyone and making sure everyone feels welcome. It’s a way for the students here to express themselves in their own acoustic way.

In previous years, coffee and snacks have been served, but this year, out of caution and COVID-19 restrictions, these will not be available.

Freshman Blake Jaycox said: “It’s gonna be a great experience, there’s a bunch of different people performing. Sadly, there won’t be a cafe this year, but it will always be worth it.

For Jaycox, this will be his first experience and performance at the Coffee House. While his brother, Logan Jaycox junior, is a guitarist in Tuesday Night Rock Band, Coffee House didn’t take place last year, so Blake isn’t quite sure what to expect.

In addition to performing in the Monday and Wednesday jam groups, Blake will perform with junior Matthew Duncan with an original song they wrote.

“When Matthew and I did our audition the other day, I still didn’t feel 100% comfortable with the song we wrote, but we did it to make it feel good. . Matthew wrote the guitar parts and I wrote the vocal parts and then he will bring his guitar and we’ll practice after school sometimes, ”Jaycox said.

Bolton looks forward to this year’s Coffee House to present Lafayette’s many different voices in a relaxed setting.

“There are [about] 20 different numbers that will perform in an acoustic setting, as if you were sitting in a cafe listening to an open mic party. We’re going to have a singer with an acoustic guitar, a small group setup, rap, all kinds of different performances. One of the fun things about it is that every performance is a new person and a new sound so you can hear a bunch of little samples from the student body, ”she said.


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Singaporean indie rock band Blush release music video for debut single “Best Friend” https://linkwraylegend.com/singaporean-indie-rock-band-blush-release-music-video-for-debut-single-best-friend/ https://linkwraylegend.com/singaporean-indie-rock-band-blush-release-music-video-for-debut-single-best-friend/#respond Fri, 29 Oct 2021 06:29:07 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/singaporean-indie-rock-band-blush-release-music-video-for-debut-single-best-friend/ Singaporean indie rock band Blush released their debut single “Best Friend”, along with a music video. The single, which was released today (October 29), is the first look at the quartet’s upcoming debut EP. Its clip is a sweet, nostalgic montage of the band members engaging in activities around Singapore – throwing a picnic, fooling […]]]>


Singaporean indie rock band Blush released their debut single “Best Friend”, along with a music video.

The single, which was released today (October 29), is the first look at the quartet’s upcoming debut EP.

Its clip is a sweet, nostalgic montage of the band members engaging in activities around Singapore – throwing a picnic, fooling around in a supermarket, biking and aimlessly wandering the streets of Geylang.

Watch the music video for “Best Friend”, directed by Daniel Chan, below.

The song is taken from the untitled EP of Blush, which will feature three tracks in total. It will be released in November.

“Best Friend” was first written by singer and rhythm guitarist Soffi Peters. “’Best Friend’ is about missing the people you walk away from in life,” she says. NME, “And learn to cherish the time you spend with your loved ones, because the same could happen to them. “

Peters also performs in Sobs’ live band as a keyboardist, and she approached “Best Friend” by writing the song on guitar.

“I didn’t think much about it because of its simple structure, but the guys heard it and started doing their thing,” she says. “It’s a pleasant surprise that this is more than a demo. “

Blush is made up of Peters and members of other Singaporean indie rock bands: Daniel Lim of Hauste and Zhang Bo and Daniel Pei of Cosmic Child.

Lim added that the song “helped shape the trajectory of Blush’s sound,” which was reinforced by the production of Zhang, who took inspiration from Slowdive’s albums as a sound benchmark.

Bassist Daniel Pei shared with NME that the concept of his music video revolved around “first times”. So the clip captured the moments when Peters first tried things new to her.

“We have found [out] that Soffi didn’t know how to ride a bike or fly a kite, so we thought it would be fun for us to try them out together, ”he said.

Ahead of the EP’s release, the band will make their live debut at the upcoming 2021 Baybeats, which will be streamed live on the festival’s Facebook page.


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Creating the Perfect Indie Rock Band – The Daily Eastern News https://linkwraylegend.com/creating-the-perfect-indie-rock-band-the-daily-eastern-news/ https://linkwraylegend.com/creating-the-perfect-indie-rock-band-the-daily-eastern-news/#respond Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:33:43 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/creating-the-perfect-indie-rock-band-the-daily-eastern-news/ In honor of Halloween, I wanted to try and create the ultimate monster of Frankenstein’s indie rock bands, taking the best qualities of some of my favorite artists and emerging with a band that probably wouldn’t sound right and potentially could. wreak havoc in a visiting world. First of all, I should address what I […]]]>


In honor of Halloween, I wanted to try and create the ultimate monster of Frankenstein’s indie rock bands, taking the best qualities of some of my favorite artists and emerging with a band that probably wouldn’t sound right and potentially could. wreak havoc in a visiting world.

First of all, I should address what I want the atmosphere around the band to be. I want the grandeur and scale of artists like U2, but I also want the mystique that permeates Joy Division’s austere soundscapes. Also, the more music the better, so I need this band to release high quality records several times a year, in the GRMLN vein.

Guitars should have a variety of tones and styles to ensure that the group creates as many sound walls as possible. I would like to include the sound of Real Estate, the melodic and extended tracks of Television and the fuzz of “Deceiver” from DIIV. These styles must all cooperate within the space of a four-minute song to ensure broadcast on mainstream radio.

I envisioned a few singers to lead this group. On the one hand, you have Brandon Flowers of the Killers, whose passionate desert imagery can rise above the aforementioned guitars. But on the other, you have the biting sarcasm of Florence Shaw of Dry Cleaning, whose performance often does not go beyond rhythmic speech. After much thought, I decided to go with both.

Obviously, none of this would work. The beauty of all of these artists and their music is that they make themselves comfortable in their own niches, alongside the Killers, who will likely try everything before they go their separate ways or retire. Dry Cleaning is at the top of the modern post-punk scene, DIIV has reinvented itself with a cathartic record of shoegaze, and Television’s guitar playing will stand the test of time like the best of the CBGB era. U2’s inflated arena rock works specifically in this setting, and the Joy Division legend is partially influenced by the story of their frontman, Ian Curtis.

Trying to create a monster like the one I described would have a similar quality to playing all your favorite records at once. It’s much nicer to listen in sequence or choose a commercial record or CD that has a quality that no other artist or album can claim.

The beauty of music is in its quantity and in the fact that there really is something for every moment, every feeling or every season.

Ryan Meyer graduated in senior journalism. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 581-2812.


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