[News + Random] This Week The Trend (28 Feb – 05 Mar)



[現場相集 LIVE GALLERY] Death Cab For Cutie – Live in Hong Kong

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相信大家仍在回味 Death Cab for Cutie 令人感動的演出!獨家專訪和回顧文章會在稍後上載。他們表示已愛上我們的城市,而且答應必定會再次回來!(再次感謝 DCFC 接受我們的訪問及 Your Mum 團隊的協助。Photo by @mohawkmajorie)

What an amazing night Death Cab For Cutie had brought to Hong Kong! Exclusive interview and concert review will be up soon. They are in love with our city already and said will definitely come back again! (Special thanks to DCFC and Your Mum team for having us. Photo by @mohawkmajorie)

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[GIG NEWS] Damien Rice – Live in Hong Kong

很多觀眾投訴 Damien Rice 在去年 Clockenflap 音樂節中的壓軸演出太短,想不到 Damien 會在半年之內於五月再度來港! 另類搖滾樂迷,你知道錯過了這個演唱會會比 9 Crimes 更嚴重吧!

Many audience were complaining Damien Rice’s Clockenflap headline set was way to short, so here’s your chance to catch his full length performance! Alternative rock fans you know it’d be a crime for missing this show!

Damien Rice – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 31 May 2016
Venue 地點: The Vine Centre, Wan Chai
Time 時間: 20:00
Ticket 票價: $560 at Ticketflap.com

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[GIG REMINDER] Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Kalmah, Epica

(English below) 新年過後,又到點算利事的時候。我們極力提議你一次過他們花掉!以下是二、三月舉行的幾個高質演唱會 —— 由後搖到獨立搖滾以至極端金屬,總有一個適合你!( 當然最好不論流派,全部都出席吧!) 你仍可在 ticketflap.com 購買預售門票。

Shut up and let them take your red pocket money! Still not sure how to spend your extra income? Here’re the four upcoming shows we highly recommend to you – from post-rock, alternative rock to extreme metal – Geeeeet your tickets now from Ticketflap.com

Mar 11 // Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor 將會帶同令人會心微笑的後搖作品重臨香港! Godspeed You! Black Emperor will bring their heart-wrenching post rock sensation back to Hong Kong again!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor! – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 11 Mar 2016
Time 時間: 8:00 pm
Venue 地點: MacPherson Stadium
Ticket 票價: $470 (Advance)


Mar 16 // Kalmah – Live In Hong Kong

芬蘭旋死金屬樂團 Kalmah 將於三月首次來港宣傳最新專輯 Seventh Swamphony。熟悉北歐金屬圈的朋友們相信不會對他們陌生吧!到時更會有當暖場嘉賓的 Path The Path! Finnish melodic death metal group Kalmah will have their debut performance in Hong Kong in March to promote their new album, “Seventh Swamphony.” You can also catch our local metal outfits Pave The Path during the opening set.

Kalmah – Live In Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Pave The Path
Date 日期: 16 Mar 2016
Time 時間: 8:30 pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $240 (Advance), $300(Door), $220(Student)


Epica – Live In Hong Kong


Come and worship your goddess! Our local gothic sweetheart 古幽靈 ANCIENT SPIRIT will be there earlier to open for Epica too!

Epica – Live In Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: 古幽靈
Date 日期: 23 March 2016
Time 時間: 8:30 pm
Venue 地點: E-Max Music Zone
Ticket 票價: $480 (Advance), $580 (Door)

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[NEWS ] The Used – The Bird and The Worm (Official Acoustic Video)

記得早前我們曾分享 The Used 為慶祝成軍15年週年而推出現場DVD—— Live and Acoustic at The Palace?樂團終於在昨天首播其中重新演繹 The Bird and the Worm 作官方視頻。片段在洛杉磯 Palace Theater 的近距離不插電演出拍攝。

Bert McCracken 介紹:「我認為我們成功捕捉了當晚的點滴。重聽這個專輯帶我們回到年青的心境,再次勾起那種情緒,一發不可收拾,就像是一種病毒,充滿傳染性。」他繼續說:「幫我們與管弦樂團演奏時,現場幾乎每雙眼盡是淚光,因為這些歌曲充滿感情和回憶。這個是一個很特別的專輯,希望大家能盡快欣賞到吧。這仍然給我起雞皮疙瘩。」

Remember the teaser we shared earlier on taking from The Used’s heart-wrenching acoustic DVD “Live and Acoustic at The Palace”? The band finally released one of the session as official video “The Bird and the Worm”.

This album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles last month. Bert McCracken shared, “I think we really captured the night perfectly and listening back to the mixes it reminded me how music can allow us to be children once again and once you open yourself up to that emotion it’s like a virus, it’s contagious.” He continued, “Nearly every eye in the venue was weepy the night we played with the orchestra because these songs are so emotional and this recording is a truly special thing that I can’t wait for everyone to hear. It still gives me goose bumps.”

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[NEWS] Foo Fighters Breaking Up?

Foo Fighters 給全世界搖滾樂迷開個大玩笑!相信大家必定有留意,昨晚不斷有傳言指樂團會因 Dave Grohl 要作個人發展而解散。樂團於今早立即上載名為「官方樂團公告」的視頻解釋,結果⋯⋯ (劇透警告) 什麼也沒有發生!視頻講述 Dave 決定離開樂團作個人發展,音樂將以電子和歌唱作中心。其餘的成員立即決定尋找新主唱,最後找來90年代組合 98 Degrees 的 Nick Lachey 作試音!Foo Fighters 在片段最後表示一切只是傳言,亦不會解散。

As many of you might have noticed – rumours had been flying around that Foo Fighters would break up or go on infinite hiatus because Dave Grohl’s solo career. The band uploaded an “Official Band Announcement” today and let you know what they are up to. And…. (spoiler alert) Nothing’s gonna happen! The video was filmed with Grohl leaving the band for a solo career for electronica / singing career with the rest of the band looking for a new vocalist, which turns out inviting 98 Degrees’ Nick Lachey doing a trial session! The clip ended with a message from Foo Fighters promising all is rumours and they are NOT disbanded. Nice work Foo!

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[NEWS] Dave Grohl Cover Beatles At Oscars

金像獎頒獎典禮和搖滾又有關係?全因 Foo Fighters 的 Dave Grohl 今早在典禮中致敬環節中重新演繹 The Beatles The White Album 中的 Blackbird,非常感人。

Why does the Academy Awards relate to you rock followers? Because Dave Grohl just did a sensational cover of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” from “The White Album” during the memoriam session.

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[NEWS] Architects – A Match Made In Heaven (Teaser)

深受香港樂迷歡迎的 Architects 上載新作 A Match Made In Heaven 的預告,歌曲很大機會成為新專輯的單曲。樂團2014年推出的 Lost Forever // Lost Together 專輯得到不少樂評人及聽眾給予正評。

Architects release a teaser of their new song “A Match Made In Heaven”, which will possibly be the single of their new album, following the band’s critically-acclaimed album “Lost Forever // Lost Together” released in 2014.

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[NEWS] BEHEMOTH! “Bafomet” Beer

曾來港演出的 Behemoth 將推出第三款啤酒 Bafomet,酒精含量 11.6% ,成分為俄羅斯皇家黑啤。樂團去年已出名為 Sacrum 和 Heretyk 的啤酒,很想集齊所有啤酒瓶作收藏喔!

Behemoth will have a new beer out soon! “Bafomet”, a Russian Imperial Stout with 11.6% ABV, will be the third beer under their brand. The black metallers had released “Sacrum” and “Heretyk” last year. Who can resist to their exquisite gothic label graphics!?

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[NEWS] Vicious Love! Hayley Williams Gets Married!

Paramore 的 27歲女主將 Hayley Williams 與 New Found Glory 34歲結他手 Chad Gilbert 結婚了!早前兩夫妻在上面 NGF 的視頻 Vicious Love 中一起以幽默風趣討論把愛人名字紋在自己身體的「刺青愛情觀」。

Paramore’s 27-year old frontwoman Hayley Williams ties the knot with the 34-year-old New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert! Here’s the couple collaboration in New Found Glory’s video “Vicious Love” to discussing the “tattooed love”.

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[NEWS] Sub Pop Records Scholarship For “Losers”

每次提及 Sub Pop 音樂廠牌,你必會談到它當年發掘NirvanaSoundgarden 等樂團而對 Grunge 文化的貢獻。今天 Sub Pop 呼籲「失敗者」、「對藝術充滿熱情的局外人」、「喜愛或有興趣參與音樂或藝術活動」的人申請他們的獎學金計劃,獲獎的三個學生將分別獲得美元7000、5,000 和 3000元,即港幣約56000、40000和24000元。

When talking about Sub Pop Records, you will remember their contribution to the grunge movement by signing the genre’s superstars Nirvana and Soundgarden. Today the label is calling on “losers” and “art-enthused misfits” and those “involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way,” to apply their scholarship. There will be three selected winning students – one for USD$7,000, one for USD$5,000 and one for USD$3,000.

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[FLASHBACK] Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue

Yellowcard 於2004年的本週首播現已成為流行朋克經典的視頻 Ocean Avenue,作為與歌曲同名的專輯第二首單曲。你又是否知道歌名和歌詞中的「Ocean Avenue」和「Cherry Street」是真正存在的?它們正正位於樂團位於佛羅里達州的家鄉。Yellowcard 於2014年首次來港演出,你可在以下網址回顧當晚令人難忘的點滴。

Yellowcard premiered the now pop-punk classic video of “Ocean Avenue” in 2004 this week. The song is the second single from the album of the same name. Do you know the song title “Ocean Avenue” and lyrics “Cherry Street” are referencing the actual streets in the band’s hometown Jacksonville, Florida? Yellowcard visited Hong Kong for the first time in 2014. You can revisit the unforgettable moments in our Live Gallery here.

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[FLASHBACK] Happy 30th Master of Puppets

對於金屬樂迷,你可能已經聽過 Master of Puppets 數百次。MOP本週慶祝發行30週年,為 Metallica 的第三張錄音室專輯,當中包括多首Thrash Metal經典,如點題作Master of Puppets和Welcome Home (Sanitarium)等。

For any metal fans, you have probably listened to Master of Puppets for hundreds of times. MOP is celebrating 30th anniversary this week! It is the 3rd studio album by Metallica and has produced a number of thrash metal classic including title track of the same name and Welcome Home (Sanitarium).

1. Battery
2. Master of Puppets
3. The Thing That Should Not Be
4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
5. Disposable Heroes
6. Leper Messiah
7. Orion
8. Damage, Inc.

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[FLASHBACK ‪‎Leap Year‬ Special] Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife

人們經常說閏年會給你帶來妖怪、不幸,甚至死亡。如果真是這樣,這可說是與你渡過2月29日的完美主題曲!Afterlife 為 Avenged Sevenfold 同名專輯的第三首單曲。歌曲前奏由樂團前鼓手 The Rev 創作,可惜他英年早逝,2009年去世時只有28歲。

People used to say leap year brings you demon and means a plague of death. If so, here’s a perfect song leading you to the leap year! “Afterlife” was released as the third single from Avenged Sevenfold self-titled album. The song features a string orchestra and was written by the band’s drummer, The Rev, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 28.

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[FLASHBACK] “It’s More Than Music To Us”


Throwback to your most memorable live gig in your life – You know it’s more than music to you. It’s happiness, friendship, brotherhood and irreplaceable memory of your life, regardless if what genre it belongs to.