What’s on this week

First up hailing from the port city of Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia we have Motorama. When I first heard their track ‘Dispersed Energy’ it took me back to my weekends in Manchester listening to Joy Division. They have certainly channelled the Manchester post punk sound and should be a good one to shuffle those dirty converse across the Rockhal dance floor this Wednesday.

On Friday night Exit07 will welcome composer / producer / singer Lydia Ainsworth who has been secretly been writing and recording songs over the past three years from bedrooms and basements between Toronto and Brooklyn. What began as pass-time sketches between composing music for film and multimedia projects has over time revealed an enchanting collection of experimental pop songs with a life of their own. Blurring the boundaries between indie music, filmic orchestration, and electronic music, Lydia’s debut ‘Right From Real’ thrives on haunting melodies and draws inspiration from a wide range of musical sources – Verdi’s Requiem, Ace of Base, Bulgarian Choirs, Bernard Herrmann, Tones on Tail, Art of Noise… just to name a few.

Also this Friday three local metal bands will invade Luxembourg’s high temple of classical music. Be it the flawless grooves of Scarred(death metal), the technical virtuosity of Retrace My Fragments (progressive death metal) or the furious live show of Cosmogon (death/doom/stoner), everyone will get their share of devilish tunes! This event takes place in the framework of the «Fräiraim» series of the Philharmonie, which aims at providing a free space for developing the variety and diversity of musical life in Luxembourg. For this edition, the Philharmonie approached Music & Resources Rockhal to create an evening dedicated to modern amplified music. M&R Rockhal asked the Nöize Collective to join the adventure and thus “Philharmonöize“, the first ever metal evening at the Philharmonie, was born.

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This Saturday Toundra from Madrid come to Café Rocas bringing with them their post rock sound, that wouldn’t sit out of place on the bill with the likes of Mogwai. In the intimate setting such as Café Rocas this one will surely leave your ears ringing the next day.

So Saturday nights gig might not have been quite the valentines day show you were looking for, well this Sunday Milky Chance play Rockhal and will surely be full of couples singing and dancing along to one of last years smash hits ‘Stolen Dance’. Fusing electro-pop tunes with folk, rock, and even reggae, Milky Chance are creating one of the most fun and irresistible sounds in the current music landscape.

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