|DAILY PROGRAM :: 15/09/2012||Click here for full program|
||Saturday, 15/09/2012, 21 : 00|
|Dirty Beaches (Vancouver)|
Dirty Beaches (Vancouver)
Stray Dogg (Beograd)
Tough Guys of America (Beograd)
Dirty Beaches is the sound of waves against a picturesque and putrid shore, the silent rumble of a Chevy as it speeds by in slow motion. Sparse but condensed, relentlessly edging forward: this is music for locomotive travel, for racing your weary motorcycle through neon archways and into dusky tunnels. The man behind Dirty Beaches is Alex Zhang Hungtai; solo performer, sound-smith, and trans-Pacific nomad. Born in Taiwan, Hungtai has made Toronto, Honolulu, Montreal, and Vancouver his homes. Like Bo Didley or minimalist synth provocateurs Suicide, Dirty Beaches’ compositions are not so much stripped down as refined to their essence. Drum loops entrance, Hungtai’s croon enchants, and the yearning melodies draped overtop belie as much a sense of haunting mystery as they do romanticism and wry humour.
After couple of solo performances as a singer songwriter, Dukat Stray a.k.a. Stray Dogg decided to form a band in the winter of 2011 with Ana (violin), and Jelena (piano), girls who are Music Academy (Belgrade) graduates. The band performed as a backup to Chinawoman and Scout Niblett after only couple of months practice, with a 4 song Demo only availible. The band needed another guitar player, and that’s when Marko from the Belgrade electropop band Inje, joined Stray Dogg band to play solo guitar.
After years of screaming, slam-dancing and playing loud as fuck, these four punk kids from Belgrade gathered in late 2011 as Tough Guys of America to slow it down for a change and make nothing but contagious pop tunes. Drawing the line through 60’s classics, late 70’s attitude, 80’s Top of The Pops and 90’s teenage movies might be the way to describe their sound.
First set of 50 early bird tickets will go on sale on August 23 with the price of 500 dinars. After tickets will cost 650 in pre-sale and 800 dinars on the night of the concert. Tickets will be available at Cultural Center Grad and Pinball Wizard Record store.