Saturday 23 9 2006
22:00:00 - 23:00:00(Paris (FR)) - dj
Jean Biche is a performance artist, graphic artist and musician who creates a unique theatrical universe of baroque and often disturbing images which challenge the viewer with unresolved questions of personal boundary and the significance of ritual.
His work specifically unseats rote notions of sacrifice, heartbreak and gender by combining pop references, legend and nostalgia in subversive an unexpected combinations, a process which has been said to resemble a medieval exorcism in its erasure of comfortable presumption and unforgettable enigmatic tableaux.
Jean Biche earned his Masters degree in Illustration at La Cambre in 2001, and takes inspiration in his work from such outsider artists as Leigh Bowery or Felix Gonzales-Torres.
Jean Biche has collaborated with Yves-Noël Genod, An Pierlé, Damien Jalet, Pierre Droulers, Laetitia Bica, Mademoiselle Jean, Dominique Thirion, and many more.
23:00:00 - 00:00:00(London (UK)) - concert
Named after The King's bride and looking like they've stepped out of a Russ Meyer film, The Priscillas combine 50s pin-up stylings with the excess of 60s garage pop, 70s glam, and a sound that screams NOW!
They fuse The Ramones with the Shangri-Las and belt out songs with the hook laden pop-rock immediacy of Joan Jett. All coated with lyrics that bounce with references to zombies, brain surgeons, outer space, super heroes, city boys, and food.
Formed two years ago, the 4 girls have released two singles and one mini album on CD (the gloriously titled Aloha From Holloway) on the mighty Damaged Goods label. The two sell-out singles were played on Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Xfm, and WFMU. The girls have also played sessions for Marc Riley on BBC 6Music, Resonance FM, and WFMU in New York.
The bands Technicolor mayhem videos were on heavy rotation at every Topshop in Europe, and Photograph won the accolade of being voted in the shops top 40 videos of the year. Not only do The Priscillas distinguish themselves by their look and glam-punk-pop-rock sound, but also by their sheer instrumental competence and commitment to putting on a SHOW.
The band has toured extensively, wowing crowds with their legendary live revue all glitter, smiles, and sweat - and have gained plaudits across the UK, in the USA, Spain, France, Holland, Norway, Ireland, and Switzerland. They've played festivals from Benidorms Wild Weekend to Glastonbury and Irelands Electric Picnic. They have played with bands including Damned, Art Brut, The Subways, The Rezillos, The Monks, The 5,6,7,8s, and were once, unmemorably, supported by James Blunt.
What makes Priscillas' performances click is the rarest of things - they're a band that fires on four fronts, a band of strong characters with no weak links in the line-up. Think The Who, The Clash, The Spice Girls.
New Jersey bred Irish New York City cop's daughter vocalist Jenny Drag struts, crawls, prowls, and leaps about the stage in tight black leather when not delivering sardonic between song berations and gyrations. Pirate-infatuated bassist Kate Kannibal kicks like Suzi Quatro, but still manages to keep her evil eye focused on the audience. With glossy locks of golden hair and a smile beyond compare, your world will be charmed if voluptuous blonde Norwegian guitar ace Guri Go-Go happens to twinkle her eyes at you. And if ex-heavy metal drummer, Hege Hotpants twirls her sticks at you and winks, don't be too scared. She's only trying to freak you out before launching her full on pounding assault.
In a scene dominated by sullen introspectives and phoney post-punk chancers, The Priscillas are a breath of honey-flavoured air. They refresh and intoxicate in equal parts. While other bands mutter about their hackneyed influences, and consider themselves too hip to even glance at their audiences, The Priscillas are out there, grinning, and beating their glittering path to your heart.
00:00:00 - 02:00:00(Amsterdam (NL)) - dj
Disc (o) Twins
(formerly known as DiscoTwins) Rave&Rock, a wild and fun party, mayhem on the dance floor, that's what the DiscTwins is about! Currently the DiscTwins bring you a mash-up of electro, disco, house, pop, punkfunk and rock. They started out being a duo playing all sorts of cheesy pop dance classics at the renowned monthly "fan club" night in the RoXY all the while never losing interest in new music developments. Gaining recognition and respect in recognized clubs such as Stalker, Now & Wow, ToNight, Waakzaamheid, Paradiso & the RoXY, the DiscTwins set foot in modern day nightlife! December â€˜97, Speedfreax started and the DiscTwins gained a residency. First playing speedgarage but as dance music changes quickly, it evolved into a blend of garage and 2-step. The DiscTwins always kept their ear to the floor, keeping up with current and upcoming trends in dance music as long as itâ€™s positive! Nowadays they are keeping the bassbins happy everywhere showing their stuff in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Prague, Berlin, Ibiza,.. with residencies at superb Dutch parties and discos. DJ Sanyi is also involved in de music scores for many fashionshows of Italian and Dutch brands and also for upcoming new fashiontalent. The Disctwins work all equipment and are getting addicted to Ableton Live, that fabulous program which makes their dj-ing a real 21st century treat. Be ready for the future of dancemusic, the Disctwins are delivering now.
02:00:00 - 04:00:00(Amsterdam (NL)) - dj
Ever since his childhood Rotterdam/Antwerp based Josz LeBon has been wandering around record shops hunting specific tunes. At the age of seventeen he played his first professional gig. Only a few years later dance floors all over Holland were shaking to his dynamic DJ sets. This way he builds bridges between Electro, NuWave, New Wave, Italo, pop, 'Retro most people forgot about' and music that is less easy to name. Combine the latest releases of DFA, Gomma and PPQ with Whitey, Les Ritas Mitsoukos, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Trans X and Chk! Chk! Chk! Because of this non-conventional approach and choice of music you will find him on alternative stages as well as in the club circuit. He comes to play in Brussels for the first time and is looking so much forward to it !! Me too !
04:00:00 - 06:00:00(Berlin (DE)) - dj
"Hey DJ, get the fuck out of my way, it's the return of the performers!" Or so the party slogan of Berlin's hottest, most demanded DJ couple, The Scandals, goes. With them, there's no one hiding behind the turntables (or behind the laptop). They rock like true performers: from electro into punk, no-wave over rock'n'roll - this connection appears already long with a lot of bands, but on the turntables it is still an innovation, which does not succeed as well as them. The Scandals allow nothing on their turntables that can't make even the most dedicated techno fetishist take out his air guitar and start freaking out. Even still, for Emma Eclectic and Steve Morell to dj was actually only a second solution. As born performers they see themselves naturally "live on stage". These soundfetishists aren't just moonlighting. Thats why after intensified orders for remixes, The Scandals have been injecting artists like Miss Yetti, Pink Grease, Beroshima, Boy George, Atomizer, Bruder und KronstÃ¤dta Feat. Nina Hagen, Lola Angst and S'Express to get infused with punkrock by The Scandals original remixes. All those are released along with remixes for Neonman, Peaches, Punx Soundcheck feat. Marc Almond and S-Express on a full album.
22:00:00 - 06:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - visuals
The visuals for the night.