Kantilena at the Oratorju San Ġużepp

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A couple of weeks ago, Kantilena gave a beautifully intimate concert as part of the run-up to their album launch (details here). The location was nothing short of magical, the Oratorju ta’ San Ġużepp in Birgu. Kantilena’s particular type of music is wonderfully well-suited to locations that are small, but replete with character, and experiencing […]

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Areola Treat’s Walk into Nothing review

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An edited version of this review was published on The Sunday Times of Malta. If Björk, PJ Harvey and Siouxie Sioux were to have a love child (don’t ask, just go along with it) Walk into Nothing, the latest album from indie punksters Areola Treat, might be the result. There might also be some DNA […]

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Clandestines are back

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With a bang. And some lipstick. And one hell of a video for the first pumping track off the new album, Saturday as Usual. The video is pure fun, in typical Clandestines spirit. It is a hilarious send up of the usual teenage angst videos, with all the usual clichés of the misunderstood teenager, and […]

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Coach & Horses gig: Dave Rock’s Slam Poetry

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Tomorrow – Thursday, November 21 – there will be what promises to be an intriguing and truly alternative gig at Coach & Horses, as Dave Rock treats us to his debut gig in Malta. The genre? Slam poetry. What’s that, I hear you say…read on. How do you describe your music and what is slam […]

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Review: Three Stops to China and The Violent Violets at Coach & Horses

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High-octane sounds and raucous riffs were the order of the night during a recent double-bill featuring these two bands, and I found myself yelling for more, more, more (sorry). With summer behind us and a new events season at ‘alternative’ performance venue Coach & Horses just launched, it was to be expected that the schedule […]

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New live video from Cable 35

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And to one of my favourite track of theirs none the less, Bobby Funk (though my topmost favourite remains Can I – sadly I couldn’t find a clearer vid than this, which really doesn’t do justice to it). The vid was shot during the band’s Bill Bite (ahem, love the name guys) sessions. The vid […]

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Żewġ biljetti b’xejn għall-iXtruppaw

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Issa xbajna naqraw fuqhom u rridu nisimgħuhom. Idħlu biċ-ċans tirbħu 2 biljetti tal-€10 għal-lonċ konsert ta’ nhar is-Sibt. Xi tridu tagħmlu? Ixxerjaw din il-post fuq Facebook (sorry, Fejsbuk) u itfaw kumment hawn taht. Ir-rebbieħ (jew rebbieħa, ma jmurx ikun hawn xi ċuċ mid-dipartiment tal-ugwaljanza jaqbeż fuqi) jintgħażel permezz tar-random number generator u jitħabbar il-Ġimgħa għall-ħabta […]

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L-iXtruppaw? Jieħdu ħsiebu l-biskuttin…

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Kulħadd b’xortih fid-dinja u l-aħħar vittma tagħna jidher li għaddej tajjeb ferm jiekol il-kirxa (u jixrob il-birra) mal-famuża Glorja Tonna.   Marvin – aka li jħobb ibill Li kieku kont superhero kont tkun… PostMan.   Liema diska tal-iXtruppaw tapplika l-aktar għalik? Il-Biskuttel, għax inħobb inbill.   L-awqa mumenti mill-preparamenti għall-album il-ġdid? L-kafe’ ta’ x’ħin lestejna […]

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Xtruppaw…int taf x’isarrfu

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  Mhux għax kellna xi dubju, iżda issa Dino qalilna ċar u tond…ħadd ma jaf jagħtik jaf jagħtik gost daqs l-iXtruppaw.   Dino – AKA l-Orgażmatron   Li kieku kont superhero kont tkun… Taħlita ta’ banana man, iron man u orgasmo.   Liema diska tal-iXtruppaw tapplika l-aktar għalik? Frutsalad (mill-album il-ġdid). Għax tfakkarni fil-bijċ.   […]

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Il-Pornstar tal-iXtruppaw

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    Wara l-ħasla li qala r-Rex mingħand Anġelik il-bieraħ, imiss issa ‘l membru ieħor tal-iXtruppaw sabiex jipprova jiżgiċċa s-sajjetti….   Jeff – AKA il-Pornstar   Li kieku kont superhero kont tkun… MaNafxMan.   Liema diska tal-iXtruppaw tapplika l-aktar għalik? Il-Puberta għax qiegħed fl-eta tal-iżvilupp.   Meta kont żgħir xi xtaqt issir? Pornstar.   Min […]

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