although the absence of Reality Check (Warszawa) at the second day of Food Not Bombs Fest (placed in KN on 15.12) made the entry cheaper, it did weaken the lineup.
Emma Goldman (Kraków), who opened that gig, made it to build a new wall in the club. dense noise from the guitars was opposed to well done, harsh vocals and pounding drums.
following Kuroi Ame (Tarnów) started with sounds really similar to Amenra, but what came later was way faster.
with friends, we decided to skip the band Oreiro (Ciechanowiec/Zambrów/Łapy/Przasnysz/Warszawa) and that seemed to be a good move.
after that rest, Regres (Częstochowa) got on the stage. they played most of their biggest tunes, so the crowd could sing along. as the singer noticed, the frequency was suprisingly high - something not to be seen in Kraków often.
maybe someday the shows will also start on time.
photo by Bernard Śmiałek.
teenage metalcore at its best.
hateful portrait of a fat model | oil on panel made with a palette knife | by j.moskala
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that gig seemed to be similar to others: more than an hour-long delay (+ sunday evening emptiness in the city center, dreadful), appearance of less than a half of the signed in on the event page and powerviolence in the set. deja vu was crawling in the head.
finally, before the last shot of boredom hit and killed enthusiasm, Marksman (Słupsk) started to play. their pretty much extraordinary (in polish conditions) mix of hardcore with melody made a great impression. without losing anything from agression, without any melodic ‘blah blah’, they gave a really energetic, filled with good riffs, performance.
next to come was Holy (Milano). the band presented a very loose approach to their powerviolence stylistics. while their set was going on, the public could enjoy the thousand faces of the italian vocalist, with the accompaniment of sonic carnage.
the last crew to play that night was Light Up! (also Milano). their set was a good closing of the show, but didn’t cause a reaction stronger than bands before them.
after all, it was one of the best evenings in Kawiarnia Naukowa (Szeroka 10) in the year 2012. sadly, for the next one we’ll have to wait more than 2 weeks.
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this new work has been exposed yesterday on the Main Square in front of Empik. it will stay there for a week.
if it won’t be ripped/covered in dicks.
on november 4th, we went on an unique performance. the show, organised by Blindman Melodies was placed in a tram. while we, together with a few maniacs and drunks, were moving around the city centre, bands The Long Haul (Southampton) and I Am The Curse (Le Mans) gave their best by playing in such atypical circumstances. when we tried to stand on seats (only way to see the bands, above the gathering and hear anything properly) the tram was moving along the next stations, where ordinary citizens wondered what is going on. such events don’t happen often. this was probably the only to occur in Kraków.
photo by Bernard Śmiałek.
unfortunately, together with Akne, we didn’t win the contest we’ve been writing about earlier. another animations were found better, but we don’t worry. we take this failure, remembering that what doesn’t kill us, will make us stronger, as a reminder that we have to keep doing what we started and do it even harder. by working with such new forms of expression, we received a lot of space in which ideas will be able to take shapes we wouldn’t imagine about before.