Top acts/singles from the past…
6 April 2021
This summer – last days of August – Belgium’s renowned W-FESTIVAL ,
celebrates the golden decades (70s/80s) of new W-ave music for the fifth
time. The major event will take place on the beach in Ostend, the queen
of our native country’s seaside town, on 26-27-28-29 August 2021.
Over 4 days a series of new wave icons will boost the adrenalin-production
of thousands of die-hard fans with massive hits from their glorious past.
All info, tickets and COVID-19 measures right here.
To warm up Turn Up The Volume picked one
act per day with one of their classic crackers.
THE BOOMTOWN RATS (Bob Geldof’s band)
with ‘Looking After Number One‘ (26 August)
THE HUMAN LEAGUE with (of course) ‘Don’t You Want Me (27 Aug)
OMD with ‘Enola Gay’ (28 August)
THE HOUSE OF LOVE with ‘Shine On‘ (29 August)
6 April 2021
ST. VINCENT will reveal another side of herself with
her sixth album DADDY’S HOME, landing on 14 May.
Via a press statement, some weeks ago, we got this info about the new record:
“St. Vincent is back with a record of all-new songs. Warm Wurlitzers and wit, glistening
guitars and grit, with sleaze and style for days. Taking you from uptown to downtown
with the artist who makes you expect the unexpected. So sit back, light up, and by all
means have that bourbon waiting, because … DADDY’S HOME.”
Last weekend she appeared on American’s big Saturday Night Live show performing
the two singles she shared so far. The sensual mid-tempo groove of THE MELTING
OF THE SUN and Bowie‘s Fame-echoing disco turn-on PAY YOUR WAY IN PAIN.
Listen, watch, and get excited…
– PAY YOUR WAY IN PAIN –
– THE MELTING OF THE SUN –
ST. VINCENT: Facebook
THE BLACK CROWES
European Tour 2021
(cross my fingers)
Playing debut longplayer…
SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER
Artwork LP – Released 1990
THE BLACK CROWES: Facebook
In the UK, hope for live music (outdoors) from August on is huge.
Several festival organisers already confirmed the good news. And
not small festivals only, also huge ones like Reading/Leeds and the
legendary Isle Of Wight festival. Also, great one-day events (such as
a big The Specials show) are announced.
– READING/LEEDS –
– ISLE OF WIGHT –
-THE SPECIALS –
18 March 2021
Living legend NEIL YOUNG released another live album and concert film, titled
WAY DOWN IN THE RUST BUCKET a few weeks ago. From a 1990 concert with
Crazy Horse in Santa Cruz, California after his 18th LP Ragged Glory appeared.
Who needs another Neil Young live longplayer? Well nobody, but as he is one of
my all-time favorite singer/songwriters/rockers in the free world, it’s fun to hear
a set of great songs played live – at a high-quality level – for the first time.
Pitchfork says: “This joyous live document flips the energy of 1991’s Weld on its head, swapping out incendiary arena rockers for oddball picks and warm, woolly vibes… For a
dirty, grungy rock’n’roll band, there’s no better place to hold communion than the local
pub, where the separation between artist and audience can be so thin, it may as well be nonexistent. Maybe that’s why Way Down in the Rust Bucket feels so transcendent:
It captures the world’s greatest bar band in their spiritual home.”
Full review here. Score: 8/10.
The special issue contains a 4xLP box set, a 2xCD set and a deluxe edition
box set, with the latter format including a DVD, four LPs, and two CDS.
A digital release is also coming via the official Neil Young Archives site.
Trailer for the accompanying film of the show…
NEIL YOUNG: Website
These are hard times for gig addicts like me…
2 March 2021
(Father and son in Belgium 2018 – pic by Turn Up The Volume!)
In the UK – 2022
In Australia & New Zealand – 2022
In Brussels – Sept 2021
Hope to see you there… Hooky
The Light Live…
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT: Facebook
Anarchy In The UK Tour – 1976
A destructive white riot tour!
24 February 2021
The organizers of the big three-day rock festival in Leeds and Reading
in the UK announced today that the festival is going ahead this year!
Dates: 27/29 August.
You can read the great news on the festival’s Facebook page:
“Following the government’s recent announcement, we can’t wait to get
back to the fields this summer. LET’S GO. Reading Festival is going to be
BIGGER and BETTER than ever.”
Let’s hope the rest of the world can follow this!
Here the highlights of 2019…
New York City
‘Walk On The Wild Side’ tour