Period : September 14-23, 1999
In this issue : Roland van Campenhout & Wannes Van De Velde, Eddy
Wally, Novastar, dEUS, Sttellla, De Puta Madre, Les Nuits Botanique, Lio.
September 23, 1999
ROLAND & WANNES VAN DE VELDE JOIN FORCES
Under the name "Wannes & Roland", the monuments in Belgian rock
and folk Roland van Campenhout and Wannes Van de Velde Wannes will join their
forced in a theater tour across the country. "Wannes will sing the work
of Roland and others, Van Campenhout will sing Van de Velde and others. In English,
in Dutch, in Antwerps, in French ... And both will show their favourites across
all musical frontiers : black and white folk, country, chanson, rhythm and rock,
a capella - and even then the end of the emotions is no way near. Certainly no
copycats, but new flavours with the backing of a small but rich company of musical
centipedes. Two monuments, permanently on the move, in a series of surprising
concerts", as the press-release of the tour says.
The avant-première of this show - later on all across Flanders - will be
held this Saturyday in "het Candelaershuys".
EDDY WALLY IN THE MUSEUM
flemish Pop Star Eddy Wally has found his ultimate recognition : a collection
of his costumes has been put on display in a museum. Under the title "Eddy
Wally's geweldige garderobe", a lot of his most outrageous clothing's will
be shown at the "Stedelijk Modemuseum" in Hasselt until October 24.
(info : +32.(0)11/22.17.73)
The singer himself will be present at the museum to chat with his fans on September
26 and October 10. On October 13, he will even give a "spetterend optreden"
and will auction some of the clothes on display - proceeds will go to a child
Picture from Eddy DoubleYou's site.
September 21, 1999
NOVASTAR POSTPONES DEBUT-ALBUM
Although - and because - their incredible single "Wrong"
is currently doing so well, Novastar is postponing
the release of their debut album to the spring of 2000.
The winners of the 1996 version of the rock-rally (with the money frontman Joost
Zweegers bought a studio where groups such as Zita
Swoon, Noordkaap, Nemo
& Soul Sucker have recorded), have
been signed by Warner, and they have decided to remix the album entirely. This
will be done by no other than John Luongo (Aerosmith, Fine Young Cannibals, Midnight
dEUS ANNOUNCE EXTRA BELGIAN CONCERT Although the ticket-craze of the beginning of the year seems to have
died down a bit (the AB set records selling out three concerts of dEUS in no time),
the "Halles De Schaarbeek" will host not two, but three nights wit dEUS
in the middle of next month.
The programme for these gigs has more than dEUS :
- on 14 october, there will be Guided by Voices, Color Humano and Les Rhythmes
- on October 15 - sold out already - Color Humano, Up, Bustle & Out and Les
Rhythmes will assist
- on October 16, thee will be Les Rhyhtmes Digitales, Add N to X and a bunch of
Tickets (950 Bef) for this extra gig can be bought via 0900/00750 (payphone!),
but luckily also through the shops from the chain FNAC.
September 20, 1999
STTELLLA WAS IN AMERICA
The enfant-terrible of the South of the Country - Jean-Luc Fonck and his ever-changing
group Sttellla, has been to the America's
(in Québec to be more precise), and was followed on that trip by a tv-crew.
The film that was shot there will be broadcasted by the RTBf this Friday in the
programma "Intérieur Nuit".
The film will portray the man who toured with his programme "Il Faut Tourner
L'Apache", his band, and the "life on the road".
More info : http://www.rtbf.be/interieurnuit
DE PUTA MADRE - NEW CD De
Puta Madre - one of the best Belgian french-rapping hip-hop crews with Pee
Gonzalez and DJ Grazzhoppa - will finally release their second album early October.
It'll be called "TECHNIQUE STONIC", and will be released - on Cd and LP of course
- on 9MM Recordz (distribution Bang!). The production of the album was done by
No Sleep Nigel, known for his work with The Herbaliser, KLF, London Posse, Blade
At this moment however, De Puta Madre has already a single out in the shops :
More info about the band (and soon about the new album) at www.atrecordings.com.
September 19, 1999
LE NOTTE BOTANICHE
This week, most musical ears in Belgium will be pointed towards Brussels, because
there will be a new edition of the fine festival "Les Nuits Botanique"
over there. The packed programma this year contains :
- On Tuesday September 21 : Maurane, Philippe
Lafontaine (with a chamber orchestra), Supergrass, Paradise Lost, Vanilla Coke
(winners of the talent contest Concours Circuit), Scott 4, Radar Bros, Jacno (see
Lio), Etienne Charry, Cryst@l Palace, Paco Ibanez and Gianmaria Testa.
- On Wednesday September 22 : Compay Segundo, Iva Bittova, Hubert-Felix Thiéfaine
(qui ?), Vincent Venet, Marc Morgan, Venus (see
news september 9), Beth Orton, Sodascene, Dionysos, Balthazar, Austin Lace, David
Shae, Dhruba Gosh.
- On Thursday September 23 : Jacques Higelin (Beverly
Jo Scott covered his "Mona Lisa Claxon" on her last CD), Daniel
Hélin (very good singer-songwriter), Keziah Jones, PPz30, The Walkabouts,
Willard Grant Conspiracy, Sweet Jane, Salaryman, The Grand Piano (ex-Juniper Boots),
Pierre Bondu, John Cunningham, Calc, Mister Hank Harry.
- On Friday September 24 : Tindersticks, Whistler, Moby, Ozark
Henry, Jerôme Minière, Dominique A, Moxie,
Reef, Priba 2000, Copier-Coller (project with Scanner, David Shea, Kreidler, To
Rococo Rot ...
- On Saturday September 25 : "Nuit Jeanne Moreau", with the actress
herself and tributes by Alexandre Varlet, Melon Galia, Amina, Ignatus, Polar,
Pascal Comelade, Jérôme Minière, Julien Baer. Also : Daan,
Mitsoobishy Jacson, Sharko, Lula Pena.
- On Sunday September 26 : The Pretenders, Mud Flow, Placebo, Flexa
Lyndo, Joi, State of Bengal, Rinôçérôse, Les Clones,
The "Telex"-special that was announced
earlier is nowhere to be seen.
More info about the festival : http://www.ais.be/botanique
September 14, 1999
LIO GETS A BEATING Het
Nieuwsblad & AFP report that Lio - the Belgo-Portuguese
singer who had a number of hits in th eighties with cheery pop songs such as "Banana
Split", "Amoureux Solitaires" etc.. - has had a not quite "amicalement
vôtre" encounter with her own husband. Reza Azadane apparently has
already been convicted to six months jail, of which four on probation.
The news was made public after Lio had to cancel the première of a new
musical in the Folies Bergères in Paris (Sept filles et sept garçons
- an adaptation of the story in Seven brides for seven brothers). Instead, she
went to the police station to report a plaint against her partner for fysical
violence she had sustained. Lio was supposed to play the main part in the musical,
and will probably be unable to work for about ten days.
NEW VIRGIN-MEGASTORE IN LIÈGE
Tomorrow, a new Virgin-megastore will be festively opened in Liège. Richard
Branson will of course fly in - he usually performs some sort of a stunt when
he opens up a new store - and will open it at 11 o'clock. He will present a number
of in-store gigs : Gay Dad, Zita Swoon,
and the local band Starflam. After that some
sort of a party is promised.
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