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  • Una reseña del Corona Capital 2012

    17. Okt. 2012, 1:18

    Sab 13 Oct – Festival Corona Capital 2012

    Y llegó de nuevo el Festival Corona Capital! Este año fue el primero que el evento se realizó en dos días con alrededor de 70 bandas y solistas.

    Con grandes expectativas, los organizadores soltaron el horario de los shows, haciendo que varios de nosotros pegaramos gritos en el cielo al darnos cuenta de que se encimaban algunas bandas (a saber, Suede vs. Franz Ferdinand, New Order vs. Florence + The Machine, entre otros). Así que no quedó otra más que elegir entre las bandas.

    Sábado

    Llegando un poco después de lo planeado, la primera banda que vi fue
    MUTEMATH, banda de la que sólo conocía Blood Pressure pero que me impresionaron por la manera en la que tocan, de las bandas menores fueron sin duda de los mejores (sobre todo el baterista).

    Pasamos al Escenario Corona para ver a Dum Dum Girls y no puedo dejar de mencionar el sombrero de la bajista porque planeo comprarme uno ahora. Con más de 10 canciones (me parece que fueron más de 10), este grupo nos entretuvo con su estilo que recuerda a la psicodelia de finales de los ochenta y principio de los noventa. Mi favorita fue Lord Knows.

    Tan solo escuchamos dos canciones de Hello Seahorse!, Oso Polar y Me Has Olvidado pero fue una gran decepción porque (como es usual) el sonido estaba pésimo y es una lástima porque son una gran banda.

    Luego pasamos al Bizco Club para Die Antwoord y no creo exagerar al decir que fueron una de las grandes sorpresas de todo el festival. A pesar de que no me gusta la banda, tengo que admitir que son muy buenos en vivo y prendieron a la audiencia de manera impresionante. Baby's on Fire y por supuesto I Fink U Freeky de las más bailadas.

    Recargando pilas y después a regañadientes de parte mía me arrastron hacia León Larregui entre una audiencia muy diferente a la de las otras bandas. León, como siempre, bastante drogado pero una presentación decente. Y pues sí, perderse a The Wallflowers no tiene perdón u.u

    Esperando un rato para ver a la grandiosa Cat Power, cuyo nuevo look me recordó bastante a Björk. Cat cantó en su mayoría canciones de su nuevo disco pero es de alabar su voz que suena casi sacada del LP.

    Finalmente vi a una de las bandas que más tenía ganas de ver, por supuesto The Kills! No dejaron duda de que hoy en día son de las mejores bandas de rock que hay. Alisson y Jamie hacen simplemente un dueto perfecto, no sé si exagero al decir que Alisson es nuestra moderna Siouxsie Sioux pero que pedazo de carisma tiene esa mujer 8D. Last Day of Magic, Tape Song y Satellite fueron mis favoritas pero realmente amé verlos tocar :D

    Pero la principal razón por la que tenía tanta emoción de asistir el Sábado es esa legendaria banda noventera: Suede. Casi temblando de emoción, logramos escurrirnos a un lugar decente para verlos. Comenzaron y saltamos como locos escuchando She y Trash. Había esperado tanto escuchar Animal Nitrate, la primera canción que escuché de ellos hace ya un par de años *sniff*, y se añadieron a esta canción otras más del primer disco (ese grandioso homónimo): So Young, Metal Mickey y la que yo pedía a gritos The Drowners. Más momentos sublimes con New Generation (para mí la mejor del Dog Man Star), We Are The Pigs! y The Wild Ones. Terminaron con la canción que todos se saben, Beautiful Ones mientras yo suplicaba que tocaran más. Salieron de nuevo para tocar Saturday Night pero para mí no fue suficiente sólo una hora de la que fue la mejor banda del día.

    Y terminamos el día con la presentación más divertida y loca. Uno no sabe lo que es un show de The Hives hasta que los ve 8D. Con casi dos horas de show que se pasaron de volada, estos suecos lograrían poner a bailar hasta mi abuelita si se dejara llevar a los festivales. El momento más memorable fue cuando nos mandó a sentar a mitad de Tick Tick Boom mientras presentaba a la banda.
  • Now we can remember the first time...

    25. Apr. 2012, 4:21

    Lun 23 Abr – Pulp

    Took them maybe 30 years to cross the Atlantic and step on Mexico. Surely, they didn't expect the audience they had last night, they surely had no idea how much and for how long we had wanted them here. But they finally did it.

    With no opening band, which is quite strange but quite good (from the audience pov at least), they smashed our ears with the fantastic Do You Remember The First Time? The only time a band has played my favorite song by them as opening, what a better way to start the mood?

    They followed with Joyriders, a song that I didn't think they would play but that I enjoyed greatly. And afterwards Razzmatazz, introduced by Jarvis throwing candies (were they chocolates instead?) to the crowd; delicious candies for a delicious song :) So, 3 songs from His N' Hers in a row.

    Pencil Skirt, or should I say "Falda Recta", came as fourth and with it the first Different Class song. With a dedication to someone who couldn't attend the show, Jarvis introduced the sweet Something Changed, which for me is their best "ballad".

    And the crowd went nuts at the pick of the sixth song, none other than Disco 2000, after asking us if we wanted to dance. And lord knows we did, a lot :D. Sorted For E's & Wizz followed with its happy keyboard tune. But it was F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E. the song that showed us that they are not only a charismatic britpop band, but they're amazing performers.

    I Spy sang Jarvis and literally took what seemed like a magnifying glass to spy on the audience. Dishes served to calm down the mood a bit for the song that succeded: their Hollywood song Like A Friend and we all remember that Cuarón directed precisely that film.

    Song no. 12 and 13 could had been enough to make my night, Babies, the very first song I heard by Pulp, and Underwear. Funny watching Jarvis swinging around the stage with a bra in his hand.

    The mood exploded again when they played (imo) one of their most complex songs, musically speaking, This Is Hardcore, while Jarvis showed us his abilities for erotic dancing (veredict: yes, I'd take him home). Then came Sunrise, followed by Bar Italia, another dear song from a different class.

    The original set closed of course with their most-well known song, Common People. But there was no doubt, we all wanted more, they wanted more. I was sure they were coming back, because well, they were missing Mis-shapes!

    And so they gave us more, O.U. and the unexpected Help The Aged, which was well-received by all of us. They closed this time with the song I was shouting for them to play, Mis-Shapes, obviously :D

    But they had left such an impression on us, that we couldn't get enough. After 20 songs, we still wanted more. Alas, they came back once again with Party Hard and a surprise: Little Girl, a very old song that Jarvis told us had been written about his mother.

    Not wanting to finish yet, Jarvis asked us for a minute to discuss with the band the songs they would play at last. So, they completed the record by playing Live Bed Show and Monday Morning.

    I have to say that I didn't expect the concert to be such an awesome experience. I knew it was going to be memorable, but they exceeded my expectations (played the whole Different Class!). It was great to see them enjoy the night as much as we did. Nothing left to say but that we hope they'll come back soon.
  • Another game (sort of)

    8. Nov. 2010, 5:45

    This quizz is kind of famous around here, it's about charts.

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Interpol - Back in 2005, 2006 I started to listen alternative rock (tagged as indie sometimes) from ny and britain so I don't quite remember how I met them.

    2. What was the first song you heard by 22?
    Rufus Wainwright - Oh Rufus... It was probably Hallelujah on Shrek xD but when I actually knew it was him was on Moulin Rouge's Complainte De La Butte.

    3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    LUNA SEA. *cries* None! Their albums don't get to my country, sadly *sniff*

    4. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Depeche Mode. Hard question... Maybe between Waiting for the Night, Behind the Wheel and Never Let Me Down Again but I like almost all of their songs.

    5. What is your favorite song by 15?
    L'Arc~en~Ciel. Probably Blurry Eyes and flower.

    6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    The Cure. Yeah! A lot, like Why Can't I Be You?, The Lovecats and Friday, I'm in Love. Grinding Halt makes me happy too but I'm not sure why D:

    7. What is your favorite song by 10?
    Pink Floyd. Even harder than with Depeche... (it's Pink Floyd!). Oh god, I have a thing for Time, seriously there were times where I could listen to it all day but then again I can do that with the whole album.

    8. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
    Rammstein. Lol! It was funny to see my mates singing Te quiero puta! on math class xDD

    9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    Mecano. Hehe you bet: Maquillaje, No es serio este cementerio, Las cosas pares, Los amantes and I could go on like that for a while.

    10. How many times have you seen 26 live?
    Within Temptation. Haven't seen them, I actually don't recall hearing of them coming to Mexico ever D: They should.

    11. What is the first song you heard by 23?
    Bon Jovi. Oh dear Merlin, it was such a long long long time ago, I honestly don't remember. They were my first rock band :) And yes I know they're not exactly rock anymore but they're still amazing live 8D

    12. What is your favorite album by 11?
    Coldplay. Parachutes all the way! But I like A Rush of Blood to the Head a lot too.

    13. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Silvio Rodríguez. Lol, I can't answer that, too hard to choose :P

    14. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    Keane. As a matter of fact I have and it was great :)

    15. What is a good memory involving 27?
    Hyde. Watching Blood+ and listening to Season's Call, my favorite anime with a favorite j-singer.

    16. What is your favorite song by 16?
    Yann Tiersen. I love Amélie score, it's one of my favorites of all time but I have a particular inclination for Le moulin, La valse des monstres and Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi which was also featured on Goodbye Lenin! another great movie.

    17. What is your favorite album by 17?
    Franz Ferdinand. The one that carries the name of the band. Damn, that album is so good! :D

    18. What is your favorite song by 21?
    Radiohead. Ok, I've come to a conclusion: every question concerning favorite songs are meant to make me break my brains for thinking too much. Um, radiohead... there are a lot of songs that I like, they're bloody brilliant but I always have to listen to No Surprises when I feel down. You should also hear Regina Spektor's version, it's beautiful (yep, I always recommend her cover).

    19. What is the first song you heard by 25?
    Dead Can Dance. Black Sun and it was more than enough to make me crazy about them.

    20. What is your favorite album by 2?
    Muse. All! If not, they wouldn't be my favorite band.

    21. What is your favorite song by 3?
    Howard Shore. Another score composer! Nah, I couldn't choose, LotR score is my life at its best and from beginning to end it is amazingly perfect.

    22. What is your favorite song by 8?
    The Killers. Um, um, wait! I'm trying to think here... um... ok let's do this:
    from Hot Fuss it's between Change Your Mind and Mr. Brightside and from Sam's Town between For Reasons Unknown, Sam's Town and Bones. Bonus and rarities: Under the Gun, The Ballad of Michael Valentine and the cover they did of Romeo and Juliet. Sorry if it was too long but it was hard u.u

    23. How many times have you seen 18 live?
    Soda Stereo. Um, now I'm really sad, sorry but this question is about to make me cry, seriously. I hope I do get the chance someday, I would even pray for him to get better. Fuerza Natural!

    24. What is the worst song by 12?
    Bauhaus. Haha they have some really weird songs but I wouldn't call them bad so... none. What about if I mention my current favorite? Third Uncle, even beats Brian Eno's original version.

    25. What was the first song you heard of 28?
    The Zombies. Time of the Season, an absolute all-time classic song, my grandma loves it :)

    26. What is your favorite album by 7?
    The Beatles. That is as hard as putting a 6 year old kid on an advanced calculus test. There's no choosing here, it's The Beatles!

    27. What is your favorite song by 24?
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Rofl! There is no such thing as a favorite song of him (starting from the point in which he made no songs), everything he did was a genius work. And yes, I like classical music, do you really think we can compare our time's music to it? I don't, there is no chance in that.

    28. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    Pixies. Everything about them makes me happy and crazy. Lately it would be Crackity Jones, Broken Face, No. 13 Baby and Dig for Fire.

    29. What is your favorite album by 4?
    David Bowie. Finally Bowie on this quizz! I like all of his albums for different reasons. Still, my favorite album of all time has to be The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and I also have above all else Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, Low and Scary Monsters. As you can see, I love him very much, in fact I wouldn't know what do without his music.

    30. What is your favorite song by 20?
    And last but not least (certainly not least by any means)... Regina Spektor! I love this girl and I love all of her songs. If I had to choose I would spin around Better, Us and The Flowers.

    So, that was it... took longer than I expected but it was fun :)
  • Be negative about your top 10

    8. Nov. 2010, 4:15

    Saw this entry somewhere and decided to give it a go

    1. Silvio Rodríguez
    He's old! :'( and after all he used to sing about, he goes and performs in the USA (not that it's a bad thing) but it's against what he claims to be.
    2. Muse
    Apparently everybody likes them now and I just hope fame won't hit them in a bad way.
    3. Howard Shore
    Maybe that he composed the score of Eclipse but that's just a personal thing I have against those movies (and books).
    4. David Bowie
    Nothing... he's perfect...
    5. Depeche Mode
    They came, they performed... and they went home too early! *sniff*
    6. The Cure
    That I haven't been able to see them live! I hope they come soon :)
    7. The Beatles
    George and John are no longer here, that's the bad thing about them.
    8. The Killers
    I think Brandon likes fame too much and I don't like some things he had said, also their last record was really really bad, I didn't like it at all.
    9. Pixies
    Wow, my current obsession with them has given them spot 9! Well, what can I say? I just want to see them live again... really really bad.
    10. Pink Floyd
    There is nothing wrong about this band, it's probably the greatest band of all time but they should perform together again, that would be the most awesome thing in the world. And of course, Syd and Richard are truly missed.
  • They Weren't Born to Follow

    25. Sep. 2010, 17:58

    Vie 24 Sep – Bon Jovi, Moderatto

    Yesterday was a day that we will remember forever. The expectation was much, although many refused to assist when they heard who was opening the night. I confess that I felt uneasy about it but in the end, Bon Jovi mattered more.

    Almost ten years ago, when they reemerge with "Crush", the band came with a very different sound than people were used to in the 80s, and it worked perfectly. Now a decade after, they have proved that while you enjoy doing music and you remain honest, you can continue for many years.

    Back with last night's concert, it happened to be the first date for "The Circle" Tour in Latinamerica. I believe that they will all agree that is was the right choice. Just like the rest of the week, with the unfortunate climatic events we'd had, it seemed like it was going to rain cats & dogs. And it did, but only for a while. Nature respects high people, I think :)

    Then the night went through and they finally came out, we could listen to the helicopters in the air filming. They started with a classic, "Blood on Blood" which may not sound like an opening song but represents how they have been friends for a long time; in that matter, I think it was understandable.

    The next one was "We Weren't Born to Follow", a song that while I watched on Mtv, I didn't like. That happens when you critize without bases. As I heard it on stage, I realized that it's a great song for its lyrics and of course, in the heat of the moment, everything was great xD

    The show kept getting better with "You Give Love a Bad Name" (who doesn't like it?), "Whole Lot of Leavin' " and one of my favs "Born to be my Baby". I suppose the band was surprised at our enthusiasm because Jon kept smiling and thanking us. Well, we were shouting a lot but maybe he gets like that on every concert; I like to think we're special :)

    Then came "Lost Highway" and a surprise for me: "When We Were Beautiful", I hadn't listen to that song and I loved it, Jon's voice sounded indeed beautiful and the lyrics too. Next was "Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars", a song dear for me because it has references to my favorite singer: David Bowie.

    The heat went up with "We Got It Goin' On", that bass was awesome 8D!! But the show reached its peak with "Bad Medicine" and we just went crazy, it sounded as great as old times; they also added a twist, Jon introduced the second guitar (forgive me for my bad memory but I don't remember the name) and suddenly they started playing "Pretty Woman"! Then Bad Medicine again and another twist, Shout. We were all jumping, main reason why my feet hurt as I write this.

    "It's My Life" gave me memories of when I was a kid and I discovered them. Richie pulled out his vocal abilities on "Lay Your Hands On me", which was just as good as when performed by Jon. Later, "I'll Be There For You" and I poured my lungs out.

    Jon spoke to us about how exciting it was for them to come again to Mexico (a blissful moment I dare say) and they performed their new song "What Do You Got". Old school rock came with "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" (I love that tune). And the night ended with "Work for the Working Man" and its social references, "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "Keep the Faith" with its great bass and piano.

    Of course they came back for the encore which included two of their most well-known songs: "Wanted Dead or Alive" (that guitar tune drives me mad) and the hymn "Livin' on a Prayer". It could have ended there but we were begging for "Always". They were already going when Jon told us (perhaps not textually): "You're great, we should come back here like... every week! And yeah, I heard you so I'm going to try to sing this for you" and they did. It was a very emotive moment.

    So in conclusion, it was a fantastic concert. They gave us their heart and we gave them ours. I have to thank them for everything and congratulate them for remaining together, not many bands can do that and it's worth saying it aloud. I hope they come again soon :)Bon Jovi!
  • Lyrics game!

    4. Aug. 2009, 21:52

    Ok here it goes, try guessing them and you'll win a cookie if it's right hehe...

    1. Baby Jane's in Acapulco, we're flying down to Rio
    2. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun Time - Pink Floyd
    3. Why is it that you beat me? It isn't any fun
    4. Shiny boots of leather Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground
    5. Why don't you all fade away? My Generation - The Who
    6. Jaws was never my scene and i don't like Star Wars Bycicle Race - Queen
    7. He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'd blow our minds Starman - David Bowie
    8. The boy looked at Johnny, Johnny wanted to run but the movie kept moving as planned Horses - Patti Smith
    9. Now the workers have strucked for fame, cause Lennon's on sale again Life on Mars? - David Bowie
    10. No, please leave the "ventana" open, Frederico Lorca is dead and gone Spanish Bombs - The Clash
    11. I am the jester in the ancient court
    12. It's like a cigarrette in the mouth or a handshake in the doorway On Top - The Killers
    13. All of the king's horses and all of the king's men couldn't pull my heart back together again The Humpty Dumpty Love Song - Travis
    14. I dare you to be real, to touch a flickering flame Double Dare - Bauhaus
    15. When the kids had killed the man, i had to break down the band Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie; could also be Bauhaus
    16. And who knows which is which and who is who Us and Them - Pink Floyd
    17. She asked me to stay and i stole her room Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - David Bowie
    18. I heard a rumour, what have you done to her? Arabian Knights - Siouxsie & The Banshees
    19. Please don't put your life in the hands of a rock n roll band who'll throw it all away Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
    20. The creature in the sky got sucked in a hole, now there's a hole in the sky Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies
    21. Am I talking too fast? Or are you just playing dumb? If you want i can write it down
    22. The firefrighters are so nice, i remember you so cold as ice
    23. I'm the stranger
    24. And as your fantasies are broken in two, did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you?
    25. Sometimes i fantasise when the streets are cold and lonely Made of Stone - The Stone Roses
    26. But when she is calling here in my head, can you hear her calling and what she has said?
    27. No i don't care if you screw him, just as long as you save a piece for me Do You Remember The First Time? - Pulp
    28. Well he said he'll show you his bed and the delights of his chemical smile
    29. The lunatic is on the grass Brain Damage - Pink Floyd
    30. Why can't you just love her? Why be such a monster? Escape - Muse

    Too easy, don't u think? XD

    Bands/Singers:

    The Stone Roses
    Sonic Youth
    Siouxsie & The Banshees
    David Bowie x4
    The Cure
    The Velvet Underground
    Roxy Music
    Pink Floyd x3
    Suede x2 or The London Suede as known in the USA
    The Clash
    Queen
    Lou Reed
    Pixies
    Pulp x2
    Jeff Buckley
    Bauhaus
    Oasis
    Muse
    Belle and Sebastian
    Patti Smith
    The Killers
    The Who
    Travis
  • Keane en concierto

    3. Mär. 2009, 0:42

    Vie 27 Feb – Keane

    Debo decir que estos chicos sí que son talentosos. Me encantó haber tenido la posibilidad de asistir a verlos, tom es sencillamente fantástico (aún cuando intenta hablar español jeje). Cantaron 6 canciones de cada álbum y a mi parecer las que más prendieron fueron: Somewhere Only We Know (que prácticamente sólo canto el público), Spiralling y Under Pressure. Pocas son las bandas que logran hacer un cóver de una canción de Bowie que llegan a gustarme pero este cóver estuvo genial!!

    Lo único que lamento es que no hayan tocado Can't Stop Now, una de mis favoritas y tampoco me gustó el chavo que abrió (un tal Mike Sierra que parece tiene muchos admiradores)... Espero que los que hayan asistido opinen igual o similar a mí porque este fue un concierto genial!!! <3