[News + Random] This Week The Trend (12 Oct – 18 Oct)

[Overseas Features] Part 1: The Homecoming
Rise Against – Live at Aragon Ballroom Chicago

<海外報導特集> 第一章: Rise Against 的凱旋而歸

… On the 2-meter high stage, frontman Tim McIlrath stands up like a leader screaming the truth about the society to his believers… As the traumatic lyrics come off, a lady next to me has her hands covering her face with tears slowly dripping through her fingers. I gave her a hug later saw she screaming every single words of Survive and Savior during the following encore set, the sadness gently pass by…

…… 當主唱 Tim Mcllrath 唱出描述戰爭痛苦的歌詞時,小編身旁一位女觀眾以雙手掩面,淚水慢慢地從指間滴下,那時我只好輕輕搭著她的肩膀。隨著 encore 時她把所有情緒都放在歌曲一字一句的叫喊中,悲傷亦輕輕溜走了…… 在2米高的舞台上,Tim 站起來像一個領導者向他的音樂信徒叫喊著社會的真理。麥克風變成了擴音器,音樂則成為喚醒你對社會警戒的工具。

Photo Recap 現場相片 – Rise Against – Live at Aragon Ballroom Chicago

P.S. 這文章寫於九月,但因雨傘運動關係,我們認為那不是一個合適發布娛樂新聞的時候。雖然今天城裡也籠罩着不愉快氣氛,我們希望你還是會喜歡這文。(沒空閱讀也不要緊,但切記看看社會新聞啊)

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[Overseas Features] Part 2.1: Emo Comeback
<海外報導特集> 第2.1章: Emo 回歸

Senses Fail + Silverstein + Saosin + Taking Back Sunday + The Used

Emo explodes in the early 2000 and nobody would have thought this I-cut-myself-and-don’t-feel-the-pain music will last for more than 15 years. The generally high-pitch vocal with the contrasting heart-arching scream have made lots of teenagers feel related to. Though emo’s popularity is overshadowed by other genres, many of the vets are going on tour again to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their triumphant albums.

2000年初 Emo 成為熱潮,沒有人想過這「憂鬱少年」的音樂竟持續了15年以上。它們通常包含較高音調的主聲,加以像把心肝都掏出來的叫喊作對比,很多年青樂迷對此產生同感。雖然近年 Emo 的人氣比其他流派所掩蓋,但許多過去活躍於 Emo 圈子的樂團決定重新出發及舉辦巡演,慶祝他們的代表作唱片踏入10週年。

Photo Recap 現場相片 – Emo Comeback
Senses Fail + Silverstein + Saosin + Taking Back Sunday + The Used

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[GIG UPDATES] Wild Beasts + Jon Hopkins Cancel HK Concert

Your Mum released the statement below regarding the cancellation an hour ago. For ticket refund, please check out www.ticketflap.com

Your Mum 舉辦的 Wild Beasts + Jon Hopkins 香港演唱會將會取消。

原定於十一月六日舉辦的 Wild Beasts + Jon Hopkins 香港音樂會決定取消。這場音樂會實以兩者於東京的大型演出為契機而策劃,可惜由於壓軸樂隊在日本的簽證出了問題而無法參演,連帶整個巡演計劃被逼全面取消。我們希望能盡快再次邀約這兩個如此優秀的音樂單位來港,然而在此期間,已購票的朋友可以到Ticketflap進行退款手續,同時Ticketflap團隊也將會直接聯絡各位持票人。我們對此深感抱歉,望見諒。

With the greatest regret, our Nov 6 show with Wild Beasts and Jon Hopkins has to be cancelled. The HK show is just one part of the full Asia tour, which is being cancelled due to headline artist issues in Japan (who ultimately anchor the major portion of the tour fees). We will work with the artists to bring them back at another time, and in the meantime, refunds for ticket holders will be available from Ticketflap (they will be in touch directly with all the current ticket holders directly). Sincerest apologies to all.

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[GIG UPDATE] Clockenflap

The Flaming Lips is added to this year’s Clockenflap lineup! (Just caught their live last month. They are more than awesome.) Also, your beloved post-rock kings Mogwai will be performing on Friday night!

Clockenflap team announce lineup for Electriq Stage. Time to party!

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[GIG NEWS] Anthelion 幻日 – Live in Hong Kong

After posting this gig news for almost a month, the tour poster is finally out! Come and share a wonderful Halloween night with the Taiwanese metallers.

張貼這個演出消息將近一個月後,巡演海報終於發布了!10月31日來 Hidden Agenda 與這台灣金屬樂隊一同分享精彩的萬聖節之夜。

Date: 31 Oct
Time: 20:00
Venue: Hidden Agenda
Price: Advance $180 / Walk-in $220 / Student $90
Buy: 弘力樂器 (香港九龍新蒲崗大有街1號勤達中心G樓A / 22422256)

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[NEW VIDEO] Mastodon – The Motherload

(Our writers’ loveeee) Mastodon’s new video “The Motherload” strikes controversy of sexism because of its unexpected twerk-filled dance scene. In the interview with Pitchfork, their drummer Brann Dailor defended “”I just don’t see the sexism in it. I know there’s half-naked women that are shaking their butts. For some people it’s titillating, but for me it just looked amazing.”

(小編很欣賞的) Mastodon 的新視頻 The Motherload 因當中充滿扭屁股舞蹈場面而引起性別歧視爭議。在與 Pitchfork 的訪談中,鼓手 Brann Dailor 辯護 ”我在裡面看不到性別歧視。我只知道視頻中有那些晃動屁股的半裸女性。對於某些人來說,那可能有挑逗的意思,但對我來說那純粹看起來很捧。“

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[NEW VIDEO] ISSUES – Mad At Myself

ISSUES, who performed in Hong Kong in August, uploaded the official video for the track “Mad At Myself” off their Billboard no.9 self-titled album.

八月曾到港演出的 ISSUES 上傳了 Mad At Myself 的官方視頻。歌曲收錄於與樂團同名、曾進佔美國大碟榜第九位的專輯。

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Here’s a short preview of Bring Me The Horizon’s upcoming single, “Drown”, which will be released on December 7.

Bring Me The Horizon 將在12月7日推出新單曲 Drown. 你可以在上面試聽一小段內容。

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[NEW VIDEO] We Came As Romans – I Knew You Were Trouble

We Came As Roman release new video for the Taylor-Swift-cover song “I Knew You Were Trouble”. The single will be included in the Punk Goes Pop Vol.6 compilation. (P.S. We’ll upload our WCAR concert review next week exclusively in Hong Kong)

We Came As Roman 發布翻唱 Taylor Swift 歌曲 I Knew You Were Trouble 新視頻,並會收錄在 Punk Goes Pop Vol.6 雜錦專輯。 (附註:下星期我們會上載 WCAR 的獨家演唱會報導)

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Vulvatron with blood spewing breasts with Gwar

[NEWS] Gwar Introducing New Frontwoman Vulvatron

Last month when we were working on our Annual Overseas Features, we were lucky enough to catch the moment when GWAR introduce their new frontman Vulvatron, who shoots blood from her nipples! (We are thrilled that she loves our Featured Photo!)

After the death of their legendary frontman David Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, passed away early this year, the band has carried in a whole new way with former bassist Blothar stepping up as the leader and the addition of Vulvatron.

上月當我們為 <年度海外特集> 作採訪時,有幸遇到傳奇 punk / metal 樂團 GWAR 首次介紹會從乳頭射出”鮮血”的新女主將 Vulvatron 的一刻!(很興奮她喜愛我們的 featured photo!)

樂團主唱David Brockie,又名Oderus Urungus 年初離開了人世後,隊員決定由前低音結他手 Blothar 接替成新主音,並加入 Vulvatron 以新陣容重新出發。

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[NEW MUSIC] Empire – WVM

We’d like to introduce you this talented artist WVM. He is an American analog electro artist located in Los Angeles, California. His debut album “The End is Only the Beginning – EP,” released on March 5, 2013 features Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) on drums. The album was mixed by Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt). WVM has released two tracks, ‘Empire’ and ‘Pale Horse’ off of his upcoming album “Waves Of Nothing”. Enjoy.

我們想向您介紹這個音樂人 WVM。來自洛杉磯的 WVM 是位曾與多個搖滾單位合作的虛擬電子音樂人。他的首張EP The End is Only the Beginning 邀請了 Chris Vrenna ( Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) 和 Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) 完成鼓擊部分。混音方面有曾為 Nine Inch Nails、 Slayer band、 Marilyn Manson 和 No Doubt 操刀的 Sean Beavan。 你可以在上面連結試聽新曲 Empire 和 Pale Horse。

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[NEWS] Bono Suffers From Glaucoma

Everyone recognizes Bono’s signature glasses. Yesterday, he reveals it’s due to his illness of glaucoma. “This is a good place to explain to people that I’ve had glaucoma for the last 20 years,” Bono explained. “I have good treatments and I am going to be fine.”

每個人都記得 Bono 經常以眼鏡作打扮。昨日,他透露這是因為他患上青光眼。 Bono 解釋 “這是一個好的機會讓我公開病情,其實我患有青光眼已有二十年。 醫生給我很好的治療,相信我會好起來的。”

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[NEWS] Punk Rock Political Compilation “This Concerns Everyone”

A-F Records, founded by Anti-Flag’s members, will release a new compilation of protest songs featuring members from Rise Against, Strike Anywhere, Anti-Flag, etc. They said on Instagram “One person. One Instrument. One voice. One take.”

A portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.

Anti Flag 成員創立的 A-F Records 將發行以抗議為題的集錦歌集,當中包括來 Rise AgainstStrike Anywhere – Official ! 和 Anti-Flag 的歌手。部分銷售收益將捐獻給慈善機構。他們在 Instagram 上表示 “一個人。一種樂器。一把聲音。一次錄音。“


01. Chris Farren (Fake Problems) – Establishment Blues (Rodriguez)
02. Erica Freas (RVIVR) – Tiny Murders
03. Chris Conley (Saves The Day) – A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
04. Chris #2 (Anti-Flag) – What Did You Learn In School Today (Pete Seeger)
05. PJ Bond – Dirty Hands
06. Anika Pyle (Chumped) – Ugly
07. Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman) – House Gone Up In Flames
08. The Homeless Gospel Choir – Some People
09. Chris Stowe – Other Peoples Guns
10. Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music) – Selected Scenes
11. Roger Harvey – What Are You Fighting For (Phil Ochs)
12. Shawna Potter and Brooks Harlan (War On Women) – Servilia
13. Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against) – Civil War (Guns N’ Roses)
14. Justin ane (Anti-Flag) – I Ain’t Got No Home (Woody Guthrie)
15. Thomas From The Burning Land (Strike Anywhere) – The Deep State (Field Recording)

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Instagram feed — Umbrella Movement Hong Kong


A little birdy joins the force as our neighbor taking a nap on the street in Admiralty.


Punk rock is always about the D.I.Y. spirit. And this is more PUNK than your mohawk hair.
D.I.Y. 一向代表朋克搖滾精神。這些雨傘大概比你的 mohawk髮型更朋克。


We have a Lennon Wall too. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality” John Lennon.


Mong Kok under the crimson light // 12:00 a.m. // Safety is the first priority. Watch out young people.

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Selection News — Umbrella Movement Hong Kong

Photo by Ales Ogle @AFP



“Hong Kong police officers involved in the beating and kicking of a detained pro-democracy protester on Wednesday must face justice,” Amnesty International said.

國際特赦組織 “襲擊和平示威者的香港警察 必須繩之於法”