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[GIG NEWS] Justice (DJ Set) – Live in Hong Kong

Date 日期: 15th May 2015
Time 時間: 8:00PM
Venue 地點:KITEC Star Hall
Ticket 票價: $690 (advance) from: www.hkticketing.com

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[GIG REMINDER] Toh Kay (Streetlight Manifesto) – Live in Hong Kong

TONIGHT! Don’t miss the chance to see the ska punk rocker’s solo show in town! Tickets available at Hidden Agenda and ticketflap.com.

不要錯過今天 ska punk 樂團 Streetlight Manifesto 主將 Toh Kay 在港的個人音樂會啊!門票於 Hidden Agendaticketflap.com 有售。

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Date 日期: 01 March 2015
Time 時間: 8:30PM
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $160(Advance) $200(Door) at ticketflap.com

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[NEWS] Disability Benefits For Metal Addition

A metal fan in Sweden is approved to claim disability benefits after 10 years of application with his “addiction” in heavy metal prevents him from staying in a permanent job. The fan said “I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against.”

一個瑞典金屬狂迷申請十年,終於因「對重金屬音樂過分沉溺而防礙正常工作」成功獲批殘疾福利津貼。那名樂迷補充:「我與三個心理學家討論過,他們終於同意,我需要這個來避免受到歧視。」

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[NEWS] Drummer = Smart?

A series of reports from world-class universities such as Oxford and Harvard, show that drummers are smarter than many people. Although the kit mens are always buried behind the drum so they (kind of) get the least attention, their problem solving skills, threshold of pain and happiness are higher than normal people.

一連串由世界一流學府如牛津大學和哈佛大學發表的報告顯示,鼓手比很多人都較聰明。儘管他們往往躲在樂隊後方而(通常)被忽略,但鼓手解決問題的能力、忍耐力和快樂感覺均高於普通人。

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[NEW BLOOD 新生樂團介紹] Steady / Steady – USA – Indie Pop / Rock

Steady / Steady is a new indie rock band from Chicago. They have just dropped their upbeat debut single “PSEUDO” this week – 24 February. It’s worth to note two of the members are from the critically-acclaimed deathcore/metalcore act Serianna. Wanna see how these rockers turn their heavy inspiration into light-hearted tunes? Give them a listen!

Steady / Steady 是芝加哥一個新的獨立搖滾樂隊。他們剛剛於這星期 (2月24日) 發布了輕快的首支單曲 PSEUDO。值得大家注意其中兩個成員是來自廣受好評的 deathcore / metalcore 團隊 Serianna。想知道這個搖滾樂隊如何把沉重的靈感變成輕鬆的曲調?快在上面試聽或在連結下載吧!

Click here to download Steady / Steady’s PSEUDO

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/steadysteadyband

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[NEWS] Black Veil Brides Confront With Audience Aggressively Below Stage

Black Veil Brides’ frontman Andy Biersack jumped into the crowd aggressively while security rushed behind him to stop the fight because an audience in the crowd screamed that he wanted the opening band Memphis May Fire to come back onstage and play again. Biersack tried to explain,  “I’m not trying to be all fucking aggressive, but when somebody wants to ruin our show, I want them to show how much better they are than us.”

Black Veil Brides 主唱 Andy Biersack 在演唱會中憤怒地跳入人群中與一名觀眾理論,因該觀眾在演出中尖叫,希望暖埸樂隊 Memphis May Fire 再次回到舞台上再次獻技,工作人員馬上上前制止 Andy並把他帶離觀眾席。 Andy 解釋:「他媽的我並不想作出這樣激進的行為,但當有人想毀掉我們的演唱會,我希望他們能證明自己比我們好。」

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[NEWS] Fan Grabs (Enter Shikari) Rou Reynolds’ Pants, He Throws Punches Back

On the other hand, Enter Shikari’s frontman Rou Reynolds even threw punches at a fan because that audience kept grabbing his pants. After the viral went viral on the Internet, Rou posted a message to explain the incidence “…some people behind me began trying to pull my trousers down… I began to have my buttocks and my… er, ‘undercarriage’ groped…” He also addressed some online comments of “they paid to see you, so it doesn’t matter what they did…” with “…I’m not a prostitute.”

另一方面,Enter Shikari 的主唱Rou Reynolds 真的向觀眾揮拳,事關該樂迷不斷揪著他的褲子!現場片段在互聯網上迅速傳播,Rou 立即刊登帖子解釋事發經過:「……我身後有人試圖拉下我的褲子…… 我感到臀部和重要部位被觸摸……」他就網上的「樂迷支付你的演唱會門票,所以他們做什麼也無所謂吧?」留言作出回應並謂:「我不是妓女!」

Rou Reynolds Original message回應原文:

“Just seen this video and in order to stop speculation just thought I’d clear up what happened.

“After performing the end of ‘Radiate’ in the crowd some people behind me began trying to pull my trousers down. I tried to push them away a few times but due to the density of the crowd this didn’t work. It then progressed (perhaps fuelled by some sort of stubborn oneupmanship) and I began to have my buttocks and my… er, ‘undercarriage’ groped. At this point I spun round pretty shocked and intimidated and asked angrily if they “wanted a punch” – lighter approaches having not worked! – hoping his would stop it.

“That seemed to do the opposite and gave them more vigour. I defy anyone to have their scrotum grabbed and not lash out instinctively…

“Obviously violence is never the answer and I’m very unhappy personally with how I acted. I should have left the crowd and headed back to stage immediately when this started happening but due to the density of the crowd and the intensity of the situation things played out differently, I’m only human.

“The rest of the show was thoroughly enjoyable and the audience overall were great. Everyone else we met before and after the show was absolutely lovely too. It’s a shame but obviously because of this incident I won’t be heading into densely packed crowds in the near future.

“P.S. To address the ‘they paid to see you, so it doesn’t matter what they did…’argument; the ticket price for an Enter Shikari show doesn’t include free access to my gonads I’m afraid. You’re not a doctor. And I’m not a prostitute.

“We appreciate and respect every single person that supports us and all we ask in return is respect back. The way this person/people acted was not respectful whatsoever.”

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[NEWS] Southern Front – Face Down

Texas metal band Southern Front release an horror-themed music video for new song Face Down off their new album Death Throes. Guitarist Jason Bingham said “… The songs (in Death Throes) each have their own identity and sound different musically but the common theme lyrically is consequence. Even when you’re in the throes of death, you still have to live with what you’ve done and everything you’ll leave behind. ” The band have toured with Havok and Revocation who performed in Hong Kong in 2013 and 2014.

德州金屬樂隊 Southern Front 發佈新專輯 Death Throes 以恐怖為主題的 Face Down 音樂錄影。結他手 Jason Bingham 說:「…… 每首在Death Throes 內的歌曲都有自己的特色和聲音,但歌詞主題是一致的。即使你在死亡邊緣掙扎,你還是要與自己過去所作的後果活下去。」樂團與曾來港演出的 HAVOKRevocation 一同巡演。

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