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[FEATURES] Clockenflap 2014 – Vibrant Diversity and Political Infusion 多元色彩與政治陰霾

…Clockenflap must have something for anyone. It seems their strategy is successful in attracting a more diverse attendees. From our observation, this year has drawn more local music fans and younger gig-goers like students… Since The Umbrella Revolution is the hot topic of the time, audience and even the performers decide to use this moment to express their support through music, or as simple as raising a yellow umbrella. Music is never about a note or melody, but a matter of social collision all along. Even the song itself might not be intended to be political, like Travis’ Why Does It Always Rain On Me?, the political message evokes in listener’s mind will add another layer of meaning to it…

……無論你喜歡甚麼音樂類型,Clockenflap 總會有一個演出單位合你心意。從我們的觀察,今年成功吸引更多本地樂迷和年輕觀眾 (不少學生朋友們),看來他們的戰略成功吸引更多樣化人士參與…… 由於正值雨傘革命,觀眾甚至一些表演團隊決定利用這機會通過音樂、甚至簡單至舉起黃傘,以示支持。音樂從不只是一個音符或旋律,而是社會文化的一部份。即使歌曲本身可能沒有任何政治意識,但當在聆聽者心中喚起了政治訊號後 (如 Travis 的 Why Does It Always Rain On Me?),樂章便增加了另一層意義……

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Photo Gallery 現場相片
DAY 1 – ChthoniC, The Vaccines, Mogwai, The Raveonettes
Day 2 – Travis, Kool & The Gang, We Were Evergreen
DAY 3 – Tenacious D, Flaming Lips, My Little Airport

文字回顧 Concert Review
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[GIG NEWS] Tycho – Live in Hong Kong

This year’s shows are coming to an end. It’s time to plan for 2015! Hidden Agenda is bringing Tycho from California to Hong Kong on 16 Jan. Let’s have a mellow start to the year!

今年的現場表演雖接近尾聲,但立即又要計劃2015年的演唱會時間表了! Hidden Agenda 於1月16日將把加州的Tycho帶來香港,一起以迷幻調子迎接新一年!

Tycho Awake Asia Tour – Hong Kong Stop
Supporting: 棋盤上的空格 Empty Space On a Chessboard
Date: 16 Jan 2015
Time: 8:00pm
Ticket: $450 (Advance) $550(Door)
Venue: Music Zone

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[GIG NEWS] Ed Sheeran – Live in Hong Kong

Ed Sheeran is not in a rock band or anything close to that, but he’s one of the best-selling singer-songwriter in recent years and we believe his music can definitely melt the hearts of pop rock fans too.

Ed Sheeran 絕不是搖滾樂手,但作為近年全球最暢銷的創作歌手之一,我們相信他的音樂絕對可以融化 pop rock 歌迷的心。(聽說 Ed 的現場表演氣氛很好,雖然我們不會出席,但有興趣的朋友們不要錯過啊!)

Ed Sheeran – Live in Hong Kong
Date: 10 Mar 2015
Time: 8:00pm
Ticket: $680 (www.hkticketing.com)
Venue: Hall 10, AsiaWorld-Expo

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[GIG UPDATE] Arch Enemy – Live in Hong Kong

New poster is out! Don’t miss one of the hottest metal band of the year.

Date: 12 March
Venue: Music Zone, KITEC
Price: $480 (Early Bird), $580 (General)

Ticket available via cityline.com. Early bird tickets available at Music Life now.

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[NEWS] King Ly Chee 荔枝王 featuring Lou Koller of Sick Of It All – Lost in a World

Local hardcore titans King Ly Chee released new video Lost in a World with their former members participated in the clip and guest vocal from Lou Koller (Sick Of It All).

本地 hardcore 巨頭 King Ly Chee 發布 Lost in a World 視頻,片段集合不少前隊友一同拍攝,更邀請 Sick Of It All 的 Lou Koller 參與合唱。

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[NEWS] Marilyn Manson – Deep Six

Marilyn Manson premieres new song Deep Six off upcoming album The PaleEmperor which will be released on 20 January.

Marilyn Manson 推出新曲 Deep Six 供樂迷免費試聴。新作將收錄在1月20日發售的 The Pale Emperor 專輯內(Tracklisting 在下)。

Tracklisting
1. Killing Strangers
2. Deep Six
3. Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge
4. The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles
5. Warship My Wreck
6. Slave Only Dreams To Be King
7. The Devil Beneath My Feet
8. Birds Of Hell Awaiting
9. Cupid Carries A Gun
10. Odds Of Even

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[NEWS] Periphery – 22 Faces

Periphery drops new song off upcoming album Juggernaught: Alpha. It will be out on 27 January together with another half of the album Juggernaught: Omega.

Periphery 上載新專輯 Juggernaught: Alpha 中另一首新歌 22 Faces 供試聴。專輯將連同 Juggernaught: Omega 於1月27日一同推出。

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[NEWS] Ludovico Technique – Deeper Into You

This track seems to be perfect for tonight’s cold weather. Florida based electronic metal band Ludovico Technique release new video Deeper Into You from their album Some Things Are Beyond Therapy. The band explains “It presents a visualization of the depths to which human emotion can deteriorate when stretched beyond its limit.”

這曲可說是今晚寒冷天氣的完美配搭。佛羅里達州電子金屬樂隊 Ludovico Technique 發布 Deeper Into You 新視頻,歌曲可在他們新專輯 Some Things Are Beyond Therapy 中找到。樂隊解釋:這視頻把當人類情感變質,甚至超越其極限的狀態展示出來。

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[NEWS] Blue Eyed Christ – Freakshow

We have just received this video Freakshow from industrial rock artist Blue Eyed Christ. It was filmed when police shut off the streets of Hollywood for the The Santa Monica Blvd Halloween Party, one of the largest public gatherings in the world. Though it’s Christmas time already, spookiness should be all year round!

我們剛剛收到工業搖滾歌手 Blue Eyed Christ 的Freakshow 新視頻,拍攝了警方在世界上最大的萬聖節派對之一、 The Santa Monica Blvd Halloween Party 進行時把荷理活街頭封鎖的景況,雖然現在已經是聖誕節,但相信妖異氣氛該是無分節日的!

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[NEWS] Green Day Inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

搖滾名人堂宣布對流行朋克界影響極大的 Green Day 將登上名人堂光榮榜,其他當選的音樂人包括去年去世的 Lou Reed、舉足輕重的 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts、The Beatles 的 Ringo Starr 等。您可以在這裡閱讀完整名單。

The Rock Hall announces pop punk kings Green Day will be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside Lou Reed who passed away last year, the inspirational Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Ringo Starr and many more. You can check out the full list here.

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[NEWS] The Devil Wears Prada – War

The Devil Wears Prada finally drops new video for War, taken from the album 8:18. Together with the release of the clip, the band announce they will be playing the “Zombie EP” in its entirety in 2015.

The Devil Wears Prada 終於發佈專輯 8:18 中新視頻 War。樂隊同時宣布他們在2015年巡演中將把 Zombie EP全碟作現場演出。

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