Period : April 14 - 20, 1999
In this issue : Mitsoobishy Jacson, Fence, Poësie Noire, Sint-Andries
MC's, Lokerse Feesten, Studio Brussel Werft, Irisfeesten in Brussel, Ivan Heylen,
Get Out CD-Magazine.
April 20 1999
MITSOOBISHY JACSON "BOYS TOGETHER OUTRAGEOUSLY" Mauro Pawlowski (of former Evil
Superstars-fame) & Pascal Houben (of Nemo)
will release a new album of the Mitsoobishy
Jacson project later on this week. Three years after "Nougat in Koblenz",
"Boys Together Outrageously", as the newborn will be called, now also
features drummer Herman Houbrechts (of Nemo & Dead
Man Ray); Guy van Nueten (ex-Sands) and
a few Metal Molly's (on bass & behind
the mixing table). It's a small world (Antwerp city, that is), isn't it ?
There are already a few tracks from the album out in the open, such as "Mitsoobishy
("take a little bit of weed ..." - britpop), the funny "Soul Survivor"(daft
disco) and "Insatiable"
(title could also be "Cash is beautiful" or "lesbian sixteen, in
a Jacuzzi" - chaosrock à la Evil Superstars).
FENCE IS GROWING Fence,
2nd in the Rock Rally 1998 and another group that performed on the Viva Velinx-festival
last Friday, is quietly developing something very good : with only a mini-cd and
the small radiohit "Singapore Airlines"
under their arm they are already getting loads of gigs (among which : support-act
for Elliott Smith at the Vooruit, tonight, Sebadoh at the AB, May 25th, probably
also supporting the same band in Amsterdam, Eindhoven & Utrecht the days after).
However, this poses some problems to the band : since the members are still in
school, the band has to cancel the concert that was scheduled for this Tuesday,
at Cartoons in Antwerp.
19 april 1999
POËSIE NOIRE-FANS ORGANISE PETITION
Fans of the group Poésie Noire
that gather around the official site, launch an appeal to record company Antler
to re-release old material of the band, as it seems that about everywhere in the
world the cd's of PM are out of stock.
This appeal takes the form of an online-petition that will be handed - hopefully
with a lot of signatures - to the record firm. Located at http://www.poesienoire.com/rerelease/petition/
April 16 1999
SINT-ANDRIES MC'S ARE "WERELDUNIEK"
The Sint-Andries MC's have just released
a maxi called "Werelduniek".
Although the band already had a radiohit with "Represent
this is in fact their first own release, since that song hadn't been released
on single (it only appeared on the compilation "Frithop is Dood").
The band is now touring Flanders : together with ABN, Philly Bustaz, Krewcial
& Vaginaal they will appear on April 17 (Paddestoel, Groot-Bijgaarden), April
24 (Badhuis, Menen), April 28 (Kaaiman, Antwerpen), April 30 (CC Neeroeteren),
May 1st (I love techno, St-Denijs-Westrem), May 14 (Rex, Essen) & May 22 (Club
Too Tuff of the S-AMC's (in real life working as an aid to a socialist Europarlementarian
Freddy Willockx!) is also developing a career as a columnist : once every three
weeks he writes the opening column in Metro, the cultural agenda of newspaper
De Morgen. In his latest column, he wrote about the Pakistani-owned nightshops
in his city quarter.
LOKERSE FEESTEN PUBLISH 4 NEW NAMES
The Lokerse Feesten, the free festival in Lokeren that will be celebrating it's
25th edition this year, have made public 4 new names : Dutch singers Frank Boeijen
& Bram Vermeulen, and Belgian singers Will Tura and Arno.
Earlier the names of De Mens, Loudon Wainwright
III, The Seatsniffers, Dr. John, The
Blind Boys of Alabama & Richard Thompson were already given.
The organization now also has a website at http://www.lokersefeesten.be/
that features a good deal of info on the artist that will be performing &
further details about the festival.
STUDIO BRUSSEL "WERFT" IN SINT-NIKLAAS
Studio Brussel has decided to take to the streets, to meet up with there rejuvenated
"target audience". To attain this goal, they organize a day filled with
activities in the centre of Sint-Niklaas (there a bus-services from 15 cities
to get there).
On the menu April 24th : a music quiz, a dj-workshop, a websitebuilding-contest,
a grafiti-course, a free stage (the best participants will be aired live in Club
Brussel), sports (dunk, skating, challenges ...), spoken word & stand-up comedy,
Nintendo-games, a live-broadcast of Kamagurka's
"Studio Kafka" & concerts by Clement
Peerens Explosition (world-première of their new show !) & Noordkaap
(introducing the wonderful cd "Massis"
+ a big party to close the day. All these activities are free.
WHILE BRUSSELS ITSELF CELEBRATES THE IRIS
On that very same day, April 24th, there'll be a big free concert in Brussels
: Iris-day is the celebration of the 10-years existance of the "Brussels
Hoofdstedelijk Gewest". There will be a number of circus-related activities,
a giant marching band ... but also a number of nice and free concerts by Belgian
artists at "het Jubelpark" (aka Cinquantenaire) : Will Tura, Daniël
Hélin, Jo Lemaire, Marka, Perry Rose
& Mr. John. Top of the bill is the formation Hooverphonic.
The programming was done by an organization called "Jubel" that was
founded for that very occasion and consists of Ancienne Belgique & Les Halles
14 april 1999
IVAN HEYLEN BANKRUPT BUT NOT OUT OF BUSINESS Ivan
Heylen was the guest in the weekly Canvas-talkshow "Wijlen de Week"
yesterday. The former singer came talking about the bankrupcy of his one-man firm
"BVBA Ivan Heylen" due to troubles with the IRS. In this way, we found
out the singer has some plans for the future :
- after the song and the film (in May there will be a final verdict in the case
with Wendy Van Wanten), there will shortly also be a book about "de wilde
boerendochter" (the wild farmers' daughter), after the characters in his
biggest hit of some 25 years ago. In his own words, it will be "the first
peasant-novel to come out in the last 30 years, with the exception perhaps of
Hugo Claus, but by a writer who can do other things". If the book becomes
a succes, a painting or a sculpture with the same title are possible.
- He currently lives in Monaca, and hopes to direct a film to a scenario of his
own called "Monaco Blue", an observation of the beautiful people in
the little country on the Côte d'Azur. He apparently even had a budget for
the film, but one of his financers recently backed out because of troubles in
GET OUT - NEW YOUTH-MAGAZINE ON CD-ROM Starting
next week, from April 19, there will be a brand new youth magazine for sale at
various belgian shops (cd-stores, videoshops, newspaper stands ...). The magazine
in question will be called "Get Out" and will come in the shape of a
cd-extra : the articles & interview can be read & seen on the PC, while
a number of soundclips can also be played on a stereo.
There will be 50,000 copies of the magazine printed, for a price of 99 franks.
There is also a website out in the open for Get out, but we hope this is not a
bad omen for the project (haven't seen this much "under construction"
signs since the beginning of the high-speed railway line between Brussels &
Leuven). One of the few informations there shows the project will probably reside
in club-, dance- & techno-spheres.
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