Period : October 2-7, 1999
In this issue : An Pierlé, Rock Ternat, Arcade-webradio, Club Brussel,
Viva Musica, TMF-Awards, Praga Khan, Jean Blaute, Jan Leyers.
October 7, 1999
THE BIG "AN PIERLÉ OFFENSIVE" Reading
Flemish newspapers/magazines or listening to Flemish radio, it is difficult to
escape the fact tomorrow (Friday October 8) is the release-date for An
Pierlé's much anticipated debut album "Mud
Radio : On Studio Brussel, she will present the tracks of the album today, Monday
she'll do a studio-session and interview in the programma 'Puls', and on October
30 she'll perform in "Club Brussel".
Live : the two gigs she'll do at the Ancienne Belgique (November 29 & 30)
are already sold out. However, there are other dates in Belgium planned (Velinx
Nov. 11, CC Spinoy Mechelen Nov. 17, Monty Antwerp Nov 19, Vooruit Gent Nov 22,
Cactus Bruges Dec 4, Stuc Leuven Dec 12 ...), and it has also been announced that
she'll do a short tour in Holland opening up for Zita Swoon.
CD : the album is self-produced (attempts with Arto Lindsay & Tony Visconti
didn't substantiate), a few sessions were recerde with Jo
- Technotronic - Bogaert. The cover and cd-booklet are filled with drawings
by the artist herself. Apperently it is a rather sobre album. Fast buyers will
get a free poster with the cd.
Tv/Theater : Nice coincidence is also that this Saturday, at 23:30, the programme
"Plankenkoorts" on tv-station Canvas will air the theater play "Bernadetje",
the show that held her from finishing up the album for almost 2 years.
ROCK TERNAT : LAST NOORDKAAP-ROCK SHOW ?
This saturday, the small town of Ternat will host it's very own "Rock Ternat
1999". Sadly enough, the festival is dedicated to the memorey of one of the
organisers who died in a car crash returing from last year's edition.
The programme :
- Grandma's Kitchen (al slaat ge me dood ..)
- Neeka (folkie girl, probably the most quiet
moment of the day)
- Golden Green (another oyster-records
- Gorki (berichten uit Wippelgem)
- Janez Detd. (Beaver Fever)
- Liquido (germans with the hit "Narcotic")
- Noordkaap (this gig is announced at the
"last rock gig" of Noordkaap, because the gigs that remain until the
split in March will all be in theater-halls).
- La Muerte (back together !! - see below under September
- Dog Eat Dog (now without their belgian guitar-player Marc De Backer -> he's
resurfaced with 10000 Women Man, but
that won't spoil the fun)
Tickets are 400 fr, info at : www.come.to/rockternat
ARCADE STARTS IT'S OWN WEBRADIO
Today, Belgian record company Arcade will start with it's own web-radio station.
Surfers on the website can choose three real-audio streams : a "pop/rock/r&b"-channel,
a "stricktly dance"-channel and a "Vlaamse muziek"-channel.
Needless to say that the content of these "radio channels" will be filled
with new releases of artists from their stable (Arcade and sublabels). However,
it will be updated daily with the newest singles and albums. The company wants
to emphasize that this initiative is not aimed to compete with existing conventional
More-over, there are plans to start web-broadcasting video's sometime soon.
More info : www.arcade.be in
general, or directly on the radio-page.
October 5, 1999
"CLUB" BRUSSEL Club
Brussel, the programme aired on Saturdays from 18:00 to 20:00 with Chantal Pattyn
and short live gigs from a lot of local talent, has announced it's schedule for
this month :
- On October 9 they will be at at the Decascoop in and around the Ghent Film Festival.
With Arno and Hooverphonic.
DJ 4T4 (turntablewizzard with 't Hof van
Commerce) will sample some soundtracks. Local hero is Captain Moon. Other
guests are Patrice Toye and Barbara Sarafian.
- October 16 : Theater de Schaduw Ardooie. Wizards
of Ooze, Plastiks Soundsystem. Local talent performing live wil be Lt. Sprüdel
and hiphop-posse E9 (pronounce: 'Enough' !).
- October 23 in Mechelen (cc Spinoy) : Vandal
X and Kamino (who premiered their "donut"
on this site), Eavesdropper (presenting a new project called "Flash Didact",
drum & bass, made in Belgium). Local hero is hip-hopper 2Zwaard.
- On October 30 the programme will be aired from Essen (zaal Rex). Not all is
known for that show yet, but certainly An Pierlé will be there, and the dutch
Luc de Vos, singer of Gorki, will be reading
a column on each of these occasions.
From Thursday October 21 until Sunday 24, the mausoleum called Congrespaleis/Palais
des Congrès in the centre of Brussels, will be the stage for a new fair
: Viva Musica
It aims at the general public (10,000 visitors is the goal), and the companies
exposing will come from the Belgian music sector : organisations promoting and
educating music, concert & festival-organisers, record producers, instrument-builders,
government, websites (such as Poppunt, but fear not : the "Belgian Pop &
Rock Archives" will not be present) ... all kind of genres will be present.
Entrance will be 250 fr (students & children get deductions). Info on the
organisation and organisations that wil be present : vivamusica.infonie.be.
October 4, 1999
NOMINEES FOR THE 1ST TMF-AWARDS TMF
- the dutch clip-station broadcasting in Flanders - has just announced the nominees
for it's first "TMF Awards".
In the Belgian section, these are :
- for best female singer : Jessy (MacKenzie), Zohra (2 Fabiola, solo now) and
Sarah Bettens (K's Choice)
- for best male singer : Koen Wauters (Clouseau), Tom Barman (dEUS)
and Gene (X-Session)
- for best pop-band : K3, X-Session, Clouseau
- for best rock band : Eden, Soulwax,
- for best live act : Soulwax, dEUS,
- for best rap-act : Hof Van Commerce,
- for best dance-act : Nunca ft. Pat Krimson, MacKenzie ft. Jessy, Milk
- most promising new band : K3, Arid,
- Best single : Nunca "House of Doom", eden "Star" or Clouseau
"Heb ik Ooit gezegd"
- Best album : Eden "Seafood", MacKenzie
ft. Jessy "Angel", Zita Swoon "I paint pictures on a wedding dress"
- Best video-clip : Praga Khan "Lonely", Soulwax "Too Many Deejay's"
or dEUS "Sister Dew".
In the international section, artist such as Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Steps,
Guano Apes, Backstreet Boys, Robbie Williams, Will Smith, Scooter, Sasha, Westlife,
The Offspring ... are among the nominees.
The prizes will be handed out (broadcasted live) on October 22 from the Zillion
in Antwerp. Tickets are 1.050 Bef from On-Line
with Rock. During the ceremony, there will be "gigs" from Simply
Red, Westlife, Volumia, Vengaboys, Soulwax, Eden, Clouseau, Zita Swoon, Milk Inc,
Hof van Commerce, 2 Fabiola (première of the new version with Medusa as
the new singer) and an after-party with The Flying Dewaele Brothers.
More info : http://www.tmf.be
October 2, 1999
PRAGA KHAN TRY-OUTS Now
that he can finally stop whining about how "underestimated" he is in
Belgium, Praga Khan can safely go off to
America once again. He will start a tour there in November, both with the Praga
Khan and the Lords of Acid-projects. Next
stop : "Breakfast in Vegas".
To try-out the Lords of Acid show, he's organising two "secret" gigs,
Wednesday October 6 at "De Pomp" in "Hove", Thursday October 7 at "de Media"
in "Eeklo". Tickets can be got by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org,
mentioning in what gig you're interested in.
Other Praga-news is that he is about to release a remix-album "21 Century
Skinned", on which all the songs from the "21st century Skin" album
get a new version.
More info : http://www.pragakhan.com
JEAN BLAUTE & JAN LEYERS RIP OFF THE BEATLES
Although it is well known that the Beatles & their firm Apple never give authorisation
to use Beatles-tunes for commercial purposes - except for that Yellow Submarine
thing - there currently can be heard a radio-spot for telecom-company KPN-Orange
which clearly has "Hello Goodbye" in it.
The catch is that Jan Leyers and Jean
Blaute have recorded the songs anew, and changed the key in which the song
is sung. So technically speaking, only the words are the same as the original,
and for those, they have the authorisation of Sony & Michael Jackson (who
once bought the Beatle-catalogue in between the purchase of a new monkey and a
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