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  • Creamfields Andalucía 09 .... ¡Confirmada la 6ª edición!

    16 apr 2009, 13:33 av Creamfields_Es



    !Confirmada la 6ª edición de Creamfields Andalucía!

    Tiësto, Trentemøller y Rex The Dog, primeros artistas anunciados del festival que se celebrará el sábado 15 de agosto en Guardias Viejas.

    5.000 primeras entradas a la venta 17 de Abril por sólo 35 €

    Creamfields Andalucía, festival electrónico de referencia en el sur de la península, regresa al municipio de El Ejido con su concepto festivo unido a la mejor música de baile. Entre los primeros artistas confirmados destaca el nombre de Tiësto como el dj más demandado por un público que también podrá disfrutar aproximadamente de una veintena de artistas que, como viene siendo habitual en el festival, serán los grandes referentes de la escena electrónica actual.

    El próximo 15 de agosto, la playa de Guardias Viejas acogerá una nueva edición que contará con dos epicentros electrónicos: el espectacular y exterior escenario principal, y una carpa que crece en dimensiones. De 18h a 9h, los asistentes podrán disfrutar de 15 horas de espectáculo en un evento con un mayor confort y una mejor disponibilidad a la hora de seleccionar su itinerario de actuaciones.

    Por segundo año consecutivo, la organización del festival agradece el apoyo del consistorio de El Ejido, municipio que cuenta con la experiencia de albergar grandes conciertos internacionales, además de un escenario natural incomparable que hace que la experiencia musical se disfrute desde el crepúsculo hasta el amanecer.

    Más noticias próximamente.

    http://www.creamfields-andalucia.com/
  • Creamfields Andalucía 08 .... Solo queda 1 día / One day to go...

    8 aug 2008, 10:39 av Creamfields_Es












    Normativa del festival / Festival guidelines: Descarga aquí / download here






    Normativa del camping / Camping site guidelines: Descarga aquí / download here


    Tickets
    70€ hasta el 07/08/08 (incluído)
    precio en taquilla será de 90€ /

    MULTIABONOS
    Creamfields Andalucía + Ola: 120€ hasta el 07/08/08 (incluído)
    Creamfields Andalucía + Weekend Dance: 100€ hasta el 07/08/08 (incluído)
  • Creamfields Andalucía 08 .... Más fiesta ( 10 al 13 de Agosto) ... Mapa del recinto

    29 jul 2008, 11:04 av Creamfields_Es



    Vacaciones en El Ejido ... Programación de Djs 10 al 13 de Agosto.

    Como muchos de vosotros sabréis, aquellos que tengáis entrada para ambos festivales – Creamfields Andalucía y Ola Festival- en todas las modalidades (Multiabono, festipack o comprando las dos entradas por separado) tendréis derecho a la zona de acampada de manera gratuita y desde el 7 al 17 de agosto.

    Y ya os podemos anunciar que durante los días intermedios entre Creamfields Andalucía y Ola, no os dejaremos solos.

    De domingo a miércoles habilitaremos uno de los escenarios con programación de djs desde las 23:00, excepto el domingo, que empezaremos a las 20:00. Y de lunes a miércoles, antes de la apertura del escenario, podrás participar en diversas actividades culturales o, simplemente, escuchar música y tomarte una cervecita mientras está anocheciendo

    La programación de este escenario incluye a djs bien conocidos por el público de Creamfields o la sala Razzmatazz (Buenavista, DARYL, Djd!, MRDJ, Omar León y Perotútehasvisto), acompañados por un plantel de pinchadiscos locales: Chuch (Madchester Pop Bar, Almería), Sr. Monio y Miguel García (Pink electronights, Málaga), entre otros.

    Así que, agarra la mochila y la tienda de campaña, ya que dudamos que puedas encontrar un plan mejor del 7 al 17 de agosto.

    El 1 de Agosto, sortearemos 5 Festipack Sur entre los usuarios de Last.fm.

    Para participar en el sorteo simplemente manda manda un e-mail a info@olafestival.com con el sujeto "Last.fm: vacaciones en El Ejido" incluyendo tu nombre usuario de Last.fm antes del 1 de Agosto ... más información aquí.

    Mapa del recinto y zona de acampada.



    Nos vemos en la playa :)


    Tickets: 70€
    Abono: Creamfields Andalucía + Ola: 120€

    festiPACK: una nueva forma de conseguir las entradas de nuestros
    - festivales al mejor precio 20% de descuento en los abonos y además:
    - tarjeta de descarga Sinnamon Records
    - vale descuento en merchandising en festivales
    - vale de descuento en música (Fnac)
    promoción We Love Music

    Si no tienes suerte, todavía estarás a tiempo de adquirir tu festiPACK aquí o tiendas Fnac por 114,95 €.
  • Sorteo de Festipacks Sur ... Vacaciones en el Ejido : Creamfields y Ola

    16 jul 2008, 13:25 av Creamfields_Es



    Vacaciones en El Ejido.


    ¿Te apetece pasar unas vacaciones en el sur de España y asistir a los festivales Creamfields Andalucía y Ola Festival?

    El 1 de Agosto, sortearemos 5 Festipack Sur entre los usuarios de Last.fm , que contiene las entradas para los dos grandes eventos musicales que se celebrarán en Almería este 2008: la quinta edición de Creamfields Andalucía y el Ola Festival, con camping gratuito por 10 días y 9
    noches en la Playa de Guardías Viejas en El Ejido , Almería, además de descargas de mp3s y vales de descuento.

    Podrás pasar tus vacaciones de Verano en compañía de Björk, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Golfrapp, Groove Armada, Editors, Etienne de Crécy, Starsailor, Midnight Juggernauts, MGMT, Carl Craig, Cut Copy, Uffie, Surkin, Hercules and
    Love Affair
    , Kevin Saunderson, Soulwax y Digitalism entre los 56 artistas presentes en ambos festivales y acampar en una zona habilitada exclusivamente para los asistentes a
    ambos festivales… más información aquí.

    Para participar en el sorteo simplemente manda manda un e-mail a info@olafestival.com con el sujeto "Last.fm: vacaciones en El Ejido" incluyendo tu nombre usuario de Last.fm.

    En caso de ser seleccionado como ganador, el nombre de usuario será corroborado con la dirección de correo electrónico desde donde se envió la correspondencia y deberá corresponder con la dirección de correo de
    registro de la cuenta de Last.fm.


    Mucha suerte.

    festiPACK: una nueva forma de conseguir las entradas de nuestros
    - festivales al mejor precio 20% de descuento en los abonos y además:
    - tarjeta de descarga Sinnamon Records
    - vale descuento en merchandising en festivales
    - vale de descuento en música (Fnac)
    promoción We Love Music

    Si no tienes suerte, todavía estarás a tiempo de adquirir tu festiPACK aquí o tiendas Fnac por 114,95 €.
  • RIP Indie : 1982 - 2008

    7 jun 2008, 19:14 av Babs_05

    A few months ago, I ranted blindly that I was fed up with as it stood and asked if pop was the new avant garde. It was tongue-in-cheek but I think I made a good point - that something so disposable that most people sneer at could have enough power to overthrow the current mainstream.

    As 2008 moves on, it turns out I wasn't too far from the truth, although I picked the wrong genre. I should have picked folk music traditions from around the world.

    Indie died sometime in the last 2-3 years and I didn't even notice. What was the last great indie album? Any ideas? Don't say Arctic Monkeys. I mean great album. Radiohead haven't been properly indie since The Bends, so I don't want to hear them mentioned. They've been without anyone knowing it. It was probably Coldplay's X&Y (2005), wasn't it? Maybe The WhiteStripes, although, to be honest, that's straightforward . Maybe the Arctic Monkey's offshoot project, The Last Shadow Puppets, although that's very orchestral, so maybe not.

    If you think it was The Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, you're wrong. That's .


    The Arcade Fire

    Folk is the new direction and the new mainstream we're looking at. It's been building for a while but now it's been made legitimate with Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Their foray into African music totally makes sense if you understand your musical family tree.

    Let me explain: indie comes from rock, which came about in the 60s as pop's big, bad brother. Rock's roots are in the blues, which came from folk. If we oversimplify folk, we could say it's 'music of the people', as opposed to grand master composers. Keeping the simplistic definition, we could say traditional music from around the world are all forms of folk. Your country music, your African tribal, your Indian bhangra. If the music comes from villages, farmers, 'of the people and of the land', in my book, it's a form of folk. If we bring this up-to-date, we could include the urban experience too, along with the socio-political.

    Blues defined by allmusic:

    Blues is about tradition and personal expression. At its core, the blues has remained the same since its inception. Most blues feature simple, usually three-chord, progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical. The blues grew out of African spirituals and worksongs. In the late 1800s, southern African-Americans passed the songs down orally, and they collided with American folk and country from the Appalachians. New hybrids appeared by each region, but all of the recorded blues from the early 1900s are distinguished by simple, rural acoustic guitars and pianos. After World War II, the blues began to fragment, with some musicians holding on to acoustic traditions and others taking it to jazzier territory. However, most bluesmen followed Muddy Waters' lead and played the blues on electric instruments. From that point on, the blues continued to develop in new directions -- particularly on electric instruments -- or it has been preserved as an acoustic tradition.


    Muddy Waters

    (I'll stand corrected if someone knows more. Please do share below in Comments.)

    We have all been slowly getting used to folk being incorporated with mainstream styles and reinvented in recent years. We've had the likes of Sufjan Stevens for a start, who caused quite a stir. We've had from artists such as Calexico and Iron & Wine. (alt country is basically true country, the alt bit comes from wanting to create distance from pop country such as Garth Brooks). There are an awful lot of 'one man and his geetar' acts around, notably Scott Matthews and a new one Yoav. We have the female equivalent in Emmy the Great, who wouldn't have her cult following without Lily Allen, who espoused the urban experience. , , , , and more are all established now.


    Sufjan Stevens (I had to add this, lol!)

    This year, we have bands who are inventing new genres using indie as their base, such as The Coal Porters, who have chosen the most unlikely folk form of all - - and made it alt. Superband Hayman, Watkins, Trout And Lee are doing exactly the same. (see here)

    Bluegrass as defined by allmusic:

    Bluegrass music grew out of traditional string band music that formed the roots of country music. In the '40s, country music began to splinter into different directions, as honky tonk and country-pop became genres of their own. A certain segment of country musicians continued playing traditional string music. Led by Bill Monroe, these musicians adhered to the songs, structures, and conventions of string bands, but they made the music faster, harder, and more technically demanding. The result was bluegrass; the genre was named after Bill Monroe's backing band, The Blue Grass Boys. After its inception in the mid-'40s, and its popularization in the '50s, the sound had become part of country music, and there were legions of bands that followed in their footsteps. In the late '60s, a number of bluegrass groups began expanding the possibilities of the genre, much to the chagrin of many of the music's most popular artists and dedicated fans. Consequently, the new breed of bluegrass groups were dubbed progressive bluegrass, while those that adhered to the music's heritage were tagged traditional bluegrass. Over the next three decades, progressive bluegrass changed frequently, while the sound of traditional bluegrass rarely varied.


    Bill Monroe

    Along with bluegrass, we have an underground cult following for right now, particularly in Germany, who have conflicting feelings of love and guilt towards it.

    Klezmer defined in allmusic:

    Klezmer is a Yiddish term for musician and refers primarily to a tradition of Jewish folk music with deep German and Eastern European roots. Two of the most important instruments in this tradition are the violin and the clarinet. Today klezmer music is not just practiced in Eastern Europe but is also practiced in the United States, where it has influenced American popular song. Klezmer music in the United States has influenced the early development of American popular song through Yiddish folk musicians who participated in vaudeville. More recently, Yiddish folk music has influenced Broadway musicals like Fiddler on the Roof.

    We're already used to our artists borrowing from overseas musical styles, to the point where straightforward simplistic styles sound dull and lifeless. (or they do to me). A number of bands have the right idea but are doing it badly, among them The Foals and Vampire Weekend.

    For this playing around with unpopular, cult musical forms to reach the likes of Coldplay is significant. Coldplay are the last great indie band. (Remember, Radiohead have been without you knowing it). Coldplay have any number of copycats who want a slice of their pie. Now they've raised the bar and embraced the world, they have effectively greenlighted traditional folk music as the new avant garde. Expect everyone else to follow suit.


    Coldplay


    related: my quick album review of Coldplay - Viva La Vida

    Babs My Gang

    EDIT: The journal was designed to be a little provocative to engender discussion and debate. It is an opinion piece - all observation and speculation. The comments make an excellent read - the discussion got quite philosophical. I learnt from everyone, including those I initially disagreed with. Thank you.

    After being criticised for not providing an adequate definition of indie, I made an attempt on page 2, 10 Jun 2008, 18:41.

    People aren't reading it through now and I'm getting spam, so I'm closing the journal for the time being. If you have a comment which you feel furthers the discussion, give me a shout and I'll open it up for you.

    Thanks again to all who participated.


    7 Sept 08 - Yess! I am vindicated!! The Sunday Times just published an article covering some of my points - Why are British bands embracing alt country?.


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  • Creamfields Andalucía 08 ... Últimas confirmaciones / Cartel cerrado

    5 jun 2008, 18:08 av Creamfields_Es



    Hola:

    Finalmente estos son los artistas que completan Creamfields Andalucía 08

    Los Hermanos
    Alan Braxe
    Luomo live!
    Surkin
    The RGBs
    The Requesters live!
    Mouseup
    Buenavista Dj
    Undo & Vicknoise
    Omar Leon
    djd!

    Microchunk VJs
    Lectrovision VJs

    Nos vemos en la playa !


    Tickets *:
    Creamfields Andalucía 60 € hasta el 15 de Julio de 2008.

    Multiabono Creamfields Andalucía + Ola Festival+ Summercase = 190€ hasta el 15 de Julio de 2008*
    Multiabono Creamfields Andalucía + Ola festival = 95€ hasta el 15 de mayo de 2008*
    * más gastos de distribución * plus booking fee
    Sólo para mayores de 18 años.
  • Creamfields Andalucía 08 ... Zona de acampada / Camping site

    4 jun 2008, 16:45 av Creamfields_Es



    Hola a tod@s,

    Dando respuesta a las múltiples peticiones recibidas y gracias al apoyo del Ayuntamiento de El Ejido, Creamfields Andalucía y Ola festival contarán este verano con una zona de acampada habilitada en las inmediaciones del recinto.

    Esta zona de acampada estará dividida en diferentes áreas a las cuales podrás acceder en función de si:

    1. Vas a asistir tanto a Creamfields Andalucía como a Ola Festival, todos aquellos que tengan entrada para ambos festivales –Creamfields Andalucía y Ola festival- en todas las modalidades (Multiabono, festipack o comprando las dos entradas por separado) tendrán derecho a la zona de acampada de manera gratuita y desde el 7 al 17 de agosto.

    Acceso: 7 de agosto Salida: 17 de agosto
    Total estancia: 10 días (9 noches)
    Precio: gratuito

    2. Vas a asistir sólo a Creamfields Andalucía , para los que sólo tengan el abono de Creamfields Andalucía la zona de acampada estará disponible del 7 al 11 de agosto con un precio de 15 € por persona ( no por tienda).

    Acceso: 7 de agosto Salida: 11 de agosto
    Total estancia: 5 días (4 noches)
    Precio: 15 € por persona (no por tienda)


    Hello,

    This are the camping options for Creamfields Andalucía 08 and Ola Festival at Playa de Guardías Viejas , El Ejido , Almería.

    1) Free camping for up to 9 nights from August the 7th to the 17th with tickets, multiabono or festipack to Creamfields Andalucía 08 and Ola Festival.

    2) 15 € per person for up to 4 nights from August the 7th to the 11th with a ticket just for Creamfields Andalucía 08.



    Es una zona de acampada de aforo limitado y no se pueden reservar plazas con anterioridad. Se accederá en orden de llegada y con preferencia para los asistentes a los dos festivales.

    Esta zona de acampada contará con los servicios básicos: duchas agua fría, baños químicos, lava enseres, contenedores, zona de picnic, restauración, supermercado, etc.

    En breve daremos información mas detallada a traves de las webs del funcionamiento exacto de la zona de acampada


    Tickets *:
    Creamfields Andalucía 60 € hasta el 15 de Julio de 2008.
    Ola Festival 65 € hasta el 15 de Julio de 2008.

    Multiabono Creamfields Andalucía + Ola Festival+ Summercase = 190€ hasta el 15 de Julio de 2008*
    Multiabono Creamfields Andalucía + Ola festival = 95€ hasta el 15 de mayo de 2008*
    * más gastos de distribución * plus booking fee
    Sólo para mayores de 18 años.
  • Creamfields Andalucía 08 ... Nuevas confirmaciones ....

    30 apr 2008, 14:15 av Creamfields_Es



    Hola a tod@s,

    Estas son las nuevas confirmaciones de Creamfields Andalucía 08

    Groove Armada
    Sven Väth
    Hernan Cattaneo
    Etienne de Crécy live
    Midnight Juggernauts
    Diplo
    DJ Mehdi
    Gui Boratto
    Angel Molina
    Marc Marzenit live
    Rene Amesz
    Bonde do Role


    Tickets: 50 € hasta el 15 de mayo de 2008
    Multiabono Creamfields Andalucía + Ola Festival + Summercase = 175€ hasta el 15 de mayo de 2008*
    Multiabono Creamfields Andalucía + Ola festival = 95€ hasta el 15 de mayo de 2008*
    * más gastos de distribución
    Sólo para mayores de 18 años.
  • All Linkin Park Songs LOOK The Same

    12 aug 2007, 16:57 av Babs_05

    As if we didn't already know, here's the proof:

    What I've Done



    Faint



    Somewhere I Belong



    Crawling



    Numb



    Lying from You




    It's too funny not to point and laugh at!!

    Each image above shows the audio level in (roughly) the first 90 seconds of a Linkin Park song. The tempo has been adjusted for a few tracks for better visual alignment.

    What this goes to prove is just how generic and formulaic Linkin Park are... or a lot of music from a lot of genres, come to think of it.

    Listen to enough mainstream music on a daily basis and it's hard not to start feeling bored with the fascinating intro, followed by the oh so surprising start (not), followed by a bit of filler till you get to the chorus, which is usually, what, about five words on repeat?

    Basically, you know the whole song within the first 30 seconds. The rest is more of the same. If you're unlucky, the first track on an album sets the scene, the rest is more of the same. And if you're really musically illiterate, the first song on the first album sets the scene, the entire discography from that point on is just more of the same. I give you Linkin Park as a prime example, but also throw in The Strokes because they illustrate the point even better.

    From a punter's point of view, if we're just after some sonic wallpaper, this is enough. A bit of a hook here, a catchy melody there, they make money, we have a laugh. Job done. In this sense, they're the commodity, we're the consumers. It's not music, it's merchandising. This is what the music industry is all about. They seduce us into buying the same song in various guises over and over again. Not only that, they make us think it's a good idea. Is there any other industry that gets us to buy the same thing again and again? On this scale?

    *gets off soap box, dusts it down, ready for the next person*



    Source for images: here