Period : June 29 - July 4, 1999
In this issue : Deviate, Q, Helmut Lotti, Walter de Buck, Eurosong, Boerenzonen
op Speed, Noordkaap, Move-X Dance Awards.
July 4th, 1999
From Friday to this morning, most of this site was unreachable, due to a hard-disk
crash at Simplenet (the company that hosts
this site). At this moment, part of the forum-area is still not completely up.
Even worse is that message and replies to messages that have been posted between
June 28th and July 1st have been lost forever.
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again some day or another, and would like to thank everybody who has stuck with
us during these difficult moments (that means you : since you're reading this).
DEVIATE RELEASES NEW ALBUM
(sometimes also known as DV8), the hardcore-crossover-metal band from Brussels
has just released it's fifth album (that's without counting a Japanese live-album
and a US-compilation).
"State of Grace" was recorded at the Hautregard Studio's with André
Gielen and Lionel KDR, and is out on "I Scream Records". They will present
the new album - "the hardest Deviate ever recorded" - at the
Dour-festival next weekend, a belgian and Dutch club tour in September a Japanese
tour later on in the year.
Tracklisting, some MP3's and more info at the Deviate-website.
July 2nd, 1999
Q "JELLY" This
fivesome from the region of Lichtaart in the Province of Antwerpen has just made
it's debut with the cracking single "Jelly".
You might know Q from their energetic performances at a number of talent contests
(finals of the European Rock Prize '98 in Athens, 3rd place at Marktrock Podium
'99, finals Emergenza-festival) or simply from their steaming gigs in the Belgian
and Dutch club-circuit. But now you can also get to know them from their first
release - a production of Reinert D'Haene from Ashbury
Faith - distributed by the German label CODE-music.
If you'd like to go and see Q live, you can do so with a very short notice in
- the 7the Heaven, Oudemansstraat in Antwerpen (July 3rd)
- de Gevangenis (the jail), Begijnenstraat in Antwerpen (on July 4th, I wonder
what those guys are up to on the night of the 3rd ??)
Later on they'll be at a number of summer festivals (Malmejock in Oostmalle -
30/07, Suikerrock in Tienen - 01/08, Marktrock in Leuven ..)
HELMUT LOTTI GOES AFRICAN
Today Helmut Lotti and his management team gathered the Belgian press to reveal
their plans for the next career move on the road to world domination in the career
of this Elvis-imitator, Flemish crooner, light-classic tenor, ideal son-in-law
and world celebrity Helmut Lotti zal worden : this time he'll point his arrows
to the African continent.
He already has finished a large part of what will be a CD called "Out of
Africa" - with a number of African guests. On it will be songs like "Nkosi
Sikelele" (The South-African Anthem), "Malaika" (Tanzanian traditional),
"Pata Pata" (Miriam Makeba) and "Asimbonanga" (Johnny Clegg
& Savuka). - A first single will be drawn from it at the end of august, the
release of the full CD has been planned for the end of October. Helmut also plans
to fill Vorst Nationaal - Forêt National three times (December 17, 18 and
19) for a live-show around the songs on the CD (tickets : 0900/00.991). Sunday
Juy 11th, he will stage a concert at the Casino of Knokke (tickets : 050/63.05.05)
No word from all this on his official site
WALTER DE BUCK WORDT 65
One of the "nestors" of Flemish folk music, Gentenaar Walter
De Buck will be celebrated extensively this Sunday for his sixty-fifth anniversary.
In "het Volkhuis" (Sleepstraat) there will be a public celebration of
th man, with also a number of folky gigs on the agenda from 15h30 onwards. If
- at this blessed age - Walter's own "Vlieger"(The
Kyte - his best known song) will still fly high, remains to be seen.
BELGIUM HAS A PLACE AT EUROSONG
Bonfires are being lit, the dioxine-crisis is almost forgotten, a hooray-mood
radiates from the faces of each and every Belgian citizen ... next ear there will
be a Belgian contestant at the Eurovision Song
Contest in Sweden.
After the rather dissapointing score of Vanessa Chinitor in Israel, it was feared
that Belgium lacked 10 points to make it to this year's group of 25 countries
to be admitted. In the meantime there have been enough cancellations to guarantee
Belgium it's place from the organising committee. This year the french-speaking
RTBF holds the honour of picking a contestant (as a successor to Melanie Cohl
met "Dis Oui").
July 1, 1999
BOERENZONEN OP SPEED ARE NO MORE The
witty punkers of The Boerenzonen op Speed
- best known from their suprising triphophit in 1996 called "Vliegtuig"
- have decided to call it a day.
In a press statement they blame it all on the dioxine-crisis that's still hitting
the Belgian farmers ("The ministery of Health fears European reactions and
has given an order to destroy"). They will say goodbye to the fans with three
free concerts : Thursday July 8th in Vilvoorde, Friday July 9th in Turnhout and
Saturday July 10th in Dendermonde. Tom Lumbeeck of Belgian
Asociality will also join the farewell- party. The band calls on all their
fans to really misbehave for the last time.
29 juni 1999
STIJN MEURIS IN THE HOSPITAL
Although he was showing off in his most ardent manner on a recorded program on
Canvas tonight, Noordkaap's Stijn Meuris
is feeling rather lowly at the moment : he has been hospitalized due to problems
with the pancreas and gall-stones.
Due to his illness, Noordkaap had to cancel
a gig at Parkpop at The Hague (in front of 250.000 toeschouwers) and now also
the long-awaited gig at T/W next Sunday is getting in dire straits. In an interview
with local newspaper Belang
van Limburg Stijn was quoted as saying that "if necessary he would go
on stage on a stretcher".
Better news is that the group has released the wonderful song "Geweldig
as a single (after "Rode LED's" has passed by almost unnoticed).
MOVE-X DANCE AWARDS
Magazine Move-X - specialised in commercial & club beats - has handed out
their annual "Move-X Dance Awards" last weekend in the Antwerp Club
Winners were Mackenzie feat. Jessy (best dance act), Milk
Inc (best dance single for "Promise me"), Push (best club single
for "Universal Nation"), Fiocco (best dance cd), Solid Sounds (best
compilation), I Love Techno (best event), M.I.K.E. (best producer), Yves Deruyter
(best DJ), Trance 'n Dance (best radio program), MegaDance (best TV-show).
A lifetime achievement award was handed out to Pat Krimson (2 Fabiola, Nunca,
Leopold 3 ...).
More info at the Move-X-site
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