a 15 year old, Willingboro, New Jersey native, Kne-O'Chaw Hampton
(nee-o-sha) has been developing her gifts and talents in the
jazz arena. Her story begins in the early 1990's when the Libra,
like many others, was birthed into a challenged family dynamic.
Prayerfully her paternal grandparents Lenny and Roslyn White
stepped in to assist. "We wanted her to have a better
quality of life", recalls her part time bass player /
drummer, producer and grandfather, Lenny, a musician playing
for 40 years. The White's joyfully and officially began raising
Kne-O'Chaw at the age of 4. Kne-O'Chaw is influenced by the
music around her home. Whether it was Miles Davis, Theloneous
Monk, Nina Simone, The Temptations or gospel, the young pianist
absorbs all the sounds around her. Kne-O'Chaw's grandparents
purchased her first keyboard at the urging of Lenny's mother
when she was 8. Kne-O'Chaw began to bloom past her instructors
and she began to write songs at an advanced and accelerated
level. While her grandfather learned by ear, Kne-O'Chaw's gift
began to shine bright as she broke down, dissected and improvised
dramatic jazz chords and scales to interpret musical theory.
Simultaneously, Kne-O'Chaw is looking toward the future with
her music and with Kne-O'Chaw Sound Productions, her independent
label, and she is currently promoting her fifth album - "After
Dark". More info available here: www.myspace.com/kneochawhampton .
Ramones su nastali u Queensu, New York, 1974. godine. Neprekidno
su nastupali 22 godine, sve do raspustanja benda - nakon turneje
Lollapalooza 1996. Tri osnivaca - Joey, Johnny i Dee Dee Ramone
- umrli su u roku godinu dana. Uvijek su smatrani uticajnima,
ali slava koju bend sad uziva je neuporedivo veca nego u doba
kada su aktivno nastupali. U 2004. su uvedeni u Long Island
Music Hall of Fame. Kako nazvati Ramonese? Punk bendom!? Crtic
punkerima ili ... Ipak, The Ramones nisu cetvorica mentalno
retardiranih sinova gospode Dolly Ramone. The Ramones su prva
grupa punk rocka. Stvorili su zvuk koji vuce korijene iz rock ‘n’rolla
i popa ranih šezdesetih, a pri tome zvuci revolucionarno.
Buduci da je njihova pojava osim muzickog imala i ideološki
znacaj, postali su predvodnici bujajuce njujorške punk
rock scene. Ramones su naglavacke preokrenuli uobicajene rock
konvencije slaveci kic pop kulturu i stiliziranu jednostavnost.
Prva cetiri albuma benda The Ramones kameni su temeljci punka
i hardcorea za naredna dva desetljeca u kojima su i oni sami
bili kljucne figure, prakticno se ne mijenjajuci kroz sve to
Grand (country / southern rock / rock band) is four talented
musicians (from Odessa, Texas, United States of America) who
blend their rough earthy sound with the flavors of southern
rock favorites the likes of the Allman Brothers Band and Marshall
Tucker. It's new and familiar at the same time. Rio Grand is:
- Danny Rivera - Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar,
Banjo, Dobro, & Lap Steel; Lnace Leslie - Backing & Lead
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, & Harmonica; Tommy Rennick - Bass
Guitar, Backing Vocals; Fred Stallcup - Lead & Acoustic
Guitar, Backing Vocals. More info available here: www.myspace.com/riograndband .
native (now relocated to Louisiana), Mark Kerr never found
success beyond his grasp. From the age of twelve his course
was clear, and from his earliest days in music he has built
bridges that have connected him, not to his peers alone, but
to the world at large. Mark picked up the guitar at the age
of twelve and before long, he was receiving recognition for
his musical abilities. Whereas many kids at twelve years of
age may be content to watch television or to hang out with
others of their own age, Mark had one singularly focused ambition.
He wanted to become a musician. And so devoted was he to this
pursuit, he would often fall to sleep at night with his guitar "strapped
on". Later he became involved in a rock and roll band
and started seeing the world. "I really had no interest
to keep going to school, I had had enough of that for a while.
I was so hungry inside to graduate and get into a road band
and start seeing the world and making a living doing it that
school was the last thing on my mind. I was ready to start
chasing the dream." Mark was nominated for Musician of
the Year by the Academy of Texas Music in 2006, for his guitar
work on "One Drink Away From The Blues". Mark Kerr
was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on March 13th 2007.
As the Ambassador to the Blues for the state of Louisiana.
More info available here: www.markkerrltd.com .
Autor: Dragutin Matosevic, Tuzla, BiH.
Sofa, France - Presentation
Sofa is rock / pop / indie band from Metz, Lorraine, France.
London Sofa is young band with a rich experience: its five
members were part of the foremost pop-rock bands of the Lorraine
(North-East of France) region (more than 500 concerts, gigs
with Divine Comedy, Doves, Big Soul, Wedding Present, Nada
Surf, etc.). At the beginning of 2006, they decided to meet
and to share their musical ideas. Quickly, the group creates
new original stuff, drawing their inspiration from rock and
typical brit pop. Guillaume, Christophe, Mickey, Matthieu and
Phil add their experiences to embellish their melodies: three
guitars, two or three vocals, samples. Take a listen to four
of their six new songs taken from their forthcoming EP "Everybody
Wants To have A Good Life", posted on their myspace.com
presentation. More info about London Sofa are available here: www.myspace.com/sofapopmusic / firstname.lastname@example.org" .
than 100 days before the start of the 15th VOLT festival the
organizer announced another list of international stars. According
to this list - beside the already known names like Korn, the
Prodigy, Laibach etc. - The Roots, Coldcut, Anthony Rother
and the star of Massive Attack, Daddy G will also perform on
the festival at Sopron, held on July 4-5-6-7. The list of confirmed
shows is published on the brand new website of VOLT festival, www.volt.hu.
From the Jazz festival of Montreaux to the American Lollapalooza
or at any point of the world, The Roots is considered to be
one of the biggest names. The band with its six members is
a perfect example, that hip hop and live acts, experimental
and pop sound, tight rhythm and cream like soul, the sound
of our fathers and the new era can all walk hand in hand. The
Roots will perform on the first, opening day of VOLT festival.
Rock grew up in small town in Warmland, Sweden. At the age
of six he heard the song "I wanna be somebody" by
the band W.A.S.P. Since then he has been a true hard rock and
heavy metal fan. Dave says: "I remember when I was a little
boy, I used to stand before the mirror, do rock poses and sing
along with bands like Europe, Kiss and Thin Lizzy among others.
I had a dream; one day I would be there on the stage in front
of thousands screaming fans"... At the age of fourteen
he bought his first electric guitar from an older friend for
US $ 30. "It was a very bad guitar and it went out of
tune all the time but it was a start. I practiced every day
for hours and I started to write my own songs. A couple of
months later I joined my first band, Remorse. We played a mix
between punk and thrash metal. I felt like a rockstar and I
thought we would be famous, but the truth was that we were
not good at all... " Dave Rock was the singer, guitarist
and frontman of the Swedish band Beda. Since the band broke
up in 2003, Dave decided to go solo. He is now avalaible with
his debut CD "Life
In Freedom". More info available here: www.myspace.com/blackandblueclermont .
dopisnik Barikade, Darko Budna, najavljuje nekoliko velikih
muzickih dogadjaja koji ce se desiti u Hrvatskoj. 16.04.2007.
godine - KSET - Zagreb - Hrvatska - Predizbor demo grupa za
Rock Otocec 2007 koji ce se odrzati od 05. do 08.07.2007. godine.
25.04. 2007. godine - Boogaloo klub - Zagreb - Hrvatska - je
domacin jednom od najboljih heavy metal bendova svijeta - Saxon.
Support - Masterplan i Hard Time. 22.06.2007. godine - Drava
Rock Fest - Gradski stadion Koprivnica - Hrvatska - Najavljuje
se prvi veliki rock dogadjaj koji bi se odrzao u Koprivnici.
Koprivnica ce ugostiti ZZ Top, The Cult i Majke (za najavljenu
grupu Vatra iz Virovitice, Darko kaze - "...nije mi drago
jer to nije band koji bi spadao medju prave rockere, a ako
u ovu kombinaciju upadne grupa Overflow - to ce vec biti OK!").
Boa pravi odlicne pop-rock / elektronski oblikovane kompozicije
koje se paralelno mogu komparirati u najvecim svjetskim razmjerima.
I dalje imaju "snaznu" glazbenu potku i veoma uvjerljive
tekstove. Nikad pretenciozni, nakon 10 godina pauze objavljuju
sjajan povratnicki album koji se pojavio u zimu prosle (2006.)
godine. Povod ove (zakasnjele) recenzije je njihov odlican
i uvjerljivo profesionalan nastup na ovogodisnjoj muzickoj
manifestaciji "Zlatna koogla", te interview kojeg
nam je tom prilikom dao Mladen Puljiz, nekad klavijaturist,
a danas samo vokal i frontman sastava Boa. (uskoro ce taj interview
biti publikovan na nasoj web stranici). Deset kompozicija sa
albuma "Dnevnik putovanja, skice ostanka" su kao
deset dugih godina cekanja... Mladen mi je u interviewu izjavio: "Ovo
je album kojeg ce ljudi s vremenom otkrivati". Slazem
se potpuno. Ovo je neka nova verzija Haustorovog "Treceg
svijeta". S ovim albumom ce svatko tko ga preslusa misliti
da je nesto propustio, ovo je album na kojeg se neprestano
treba vracati i tumaciti sofistikaciju. Boa je hrvatski glazbeni
label No. 1! Ocijena: 10! (...JG
and Blue is a blues band from Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne,
France, formed in July 2002. Its repertoire focuses mainly
on Blues classics from the 60s and 70s (Albert King, Freddy
King, Otis Rush, Howlin Wolf...) performed in their own personal
way, and influenced by the sounds of funk, rock 'n' roll and
rhythm and blues. They recorded their first album, with a keyboard
player and a horn section in December 2003. Having had very
favourable reviews in specialist magazines, this album has
progressively opened the doors of well known Blues clubs to
the band, and meant they have been invited to open for Byther
Smith, open the Chicago Blues Festival and open for Jean-Jacques
Milteau. Having played more than 80 concerts including famous
places like Coopérative de mai, Utopia, One Way Café,
James Café.. The band has just released its latest album
called "at home..." and is looking forward to letting
it be heard in Blues clubs and festivals. On stage the group
has masses of energy, give themselves a really good time playing
together, and the audience can't help but catch their enthusiasm.
Who are Black and Blue? Renaud Villet, is lead singer and guitarist,
Stéphane Mikaélian on drums (drummer for Bone
Bop, and has also played with Too Bad, Patrick Verbeke, Jean-Louis
Murat...) and Pascal Fauny on bass. More info available here: www.myspace.com/blackandblueclermont .
Autor: Dragutin Matosevic, Tuzla, BiH.
Urban Music Fest Rastok 2007 - Najava
ovogodisnjem, petom po redu Rastok festivalu, koji ce se odrzati
u Jelahu (BiH), 03. i 04. augusta (kolovoza) 2007. godine,
nastupit ce 12 neafirmisanih bendova. Bendovi ce biti odabrani
na osnovu raspisanog konkursa. Konkurs za prijavu bendova koji
zele nastupiti na 5. Urban Music Fest Rastok 2007 bice otvoren
od 15. aprila (travnja) 2007. godine do 30. juna (lipnja) 2007.
godine. Aplikacija za prijavu bendova uskoro ce se nalaci na
sluzbenoj web stranici festivala - www.rastok.com .
Rezultati izbora zirija festivala biti ce objavljeni na istoj
web stranici do 5. jula (srpnja) 2007. godine. Vise informacija
o prijavi za festival moze se dobiti na e-mail adresi: email@example.com .
Autor: Ana Jozic, Jelah, BiH.
UK - Presentation
band 66 is from Great Britain and appreciates the fact that
there is a long tradition of quality British music and recognises
that they have to walk to that beat. With quality music and
great songs, there are no pretensions with 66. The lads dress
like they're going down the pub on a Friday night and they
play like legends. There's no need for eyeliner or pinstripe
blazers - just the music doing the talking. 66 is: James Cornthwaite
(Vocals, Guitar); James Bradshaw (Bass, Vocals); Mark Ryder
(Guitar, Vocals); Paul Wilson (Guitar) and David Crose (Drums).
66 follow the true rock n roll masterplan. Rock n roll guitars,
rock n roll vocals, and bang up drums and bass. They are currently
promoting their debut - "Get It While You can" (see
photo). More information related to this rock band are available
here: 66live.co.uk or www.myspace.com/66rockandrollband .
Autor: Dragutin Matosevic, Tuzla, BiH.
za 11. Art & Music Festival 2007.
za 11. Art & Music Festival 2007. otvoren je za solo izvodjace
i sastave iz cijelog svijeta, bez obzira na stil glazbe koju
izvode, a koji nemaju objavljeni nosac zvuka za sluzbeno registriranu
diskografsku kucu. Svaki izvodjac ili sastav na natjecaj mora
poslati najmanje 3 snimljene pjesme i to iskljucivo na CD-u,
te popratni PRESS materijal koji mora sadrzavati: a) Kontakt
osobu (ime i prezime, ulica i kucni broj, grad, drzava, telefon,
mobitel, e-mail), b) Imena clanova grupe, c) Kratku biografiju,
d) Fotografiju grupe (izvodjaca) i e) Web adresu (ukoliko je
posjeduju). Sav poslani materijal ne vraca se posiljateljima!
Prijave za Festival salju se na adresu: Art & Music Festival
P.P. 201, 52100 Pula, Hrvatska. Natjecaj je otvoren od trenutka
objavljivanja do 20. svibnja 2007. godine nakon cega ce peteroclani
ziri Festivala na osnovu preslusanih snimaka odabrati 8 polufinalista
koji ce ovog ljeta nastupati u Puli. Ziri Festivala, nakon
nastupa svih osam izvodjaca uzivo, odabrat ce dva finalista
11. Art & Music Festivala 2007., dok ce jednog finalistu
izabrati publika, te ce sva tri izvodjaca ponovo nastupiti
u finalu kada ce biti i proglasen pobjednik Festivala koji
za nagradu dobiva mogucnost potpisivanja ugovora za prvi album
u izdanju Dallas / Ciklama Records, kao i mogucnost snimanja
albuma u Studiju PARTYZAN u Puli (60 sati koristenja studija).
Sve ostale informacije o 11. Art & Music Festivalu 2007.
mogu se saznati na sluzbenim web stranicama www.artandmusicfest.org ili
na br. telefona ++385 91 214 33 44 .
Autor: Branimir Slijepcevic, Pula, Hrvatska.
Rolling Stones - Nikada blizi
ROLLING STONES - BUDVA - 09. jul 2007. godine - Plaza
Jaz - Broj karata - 75.000 - Karta za stajanje - 50 eura
- Karta bliza bini - 100 eura - Karta V.I.P. gold - 500 eura
. THE ROLLING STONES - BEOGRAD - 14.
jul 2007. godine - Hipodrom - Broj karata
- 82.000 - Karta za stajanje - 2.850 din
- Karta bliza bini - 4.350 din - Karta V.I.P.
gold - 25.350 din .
Let's spent the night together sa zivim legendama.
Vise informacija ima na: www.musicstar.co.yu .