Yay! Dr. Dog one of my favorite bands at the moment will be coming to Amsterdam and playing at Paradiso on Tuesday May 25. I highly recommend this show, they are really great live! Show only costs 10 euros, doors open at 21.00. Get your tickets here.
Danish psychedelic, electroclash band Oh No Ono will be performing tomorrow night at Paradiso. I like their music but I think I like their crazy costumes and psychedelic videos even more. Show starts at 20.00. Get your tickets here.
Swedish indie band Shout Out Louds are coming to Paradiso on April 20. I have seen them a couple of times and they sound really beautiful live. Tickets are 13 euros and seem to be selling out fast. Get your tickets here.
Beach house and Tune-Yards are performing tomorrow night at Paradiso. Saw Tune-Yards here back in September opening for Dirty Projectors. She was amazing. Doors open at 22.00 and it costs 10 euros. More info here.
Tune-Yards in Amsterdam at the Melkweg back in the fall.
Beach House- Heart of Chambers
A symposium about quality in an age of visual overload. Bruce Sterling, Andrew Keen, Rick Poynor, and others will discuss the issue of growing online cultural production and this transition away from the traditional art galleries and museums.
“While museums are developing strategies to digitalise their collections, online cultural production is growing steadily, with hundreds of thousands of new images posted each day. A lot of potentially interesting work is being produced online, which never reaches the physical world. The distribution of this high quality work is increasingly decentralised, leaving museums, foundations and professional magazines at a loss on how to redefine their role as gatekeepers. On the other hand, the time spent daily behind the computer on internet networking is pushing the demand for a physical experience of our fleeting culture. Designers, artists, mediators and policy makers need to redefine their position, because new technologies define to a large extent today’s possibilities and means of presentation and archiving. The search is for new quality criteria, new frames of references, and alternative methods for enabling connections between the virtual and the physical space of today’s culture.”
Love this music video by Magic Arm.
Saw Camera Obscura at SXSW this year and loved the show.