Over the last couple of years Scott Bradlee’s youtube page has produced one viral video after another, with his clever reworked arrangements of hit songs from an array of genres. Whilst on tour you can expect to hear Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox turn Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” into an amazing Doo-Wop song, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Sho” becomes a fresh jazztune and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” now is a 40s big band standard. As he says: “Coming to a Postmodern Jukebox show is like time-traveling back to Old Hollywood – it’s an experience.” So if you’re looking to jive away in the style of old hollywood then get yourself off to the Rockhal tomorrow.
Ok so I’ve only heard two songs from French outfit Last Train but they resonate with me. They’re both quite different whilst remaining in the same rock genre. Their song ‘Fire’ is straight out the stoner rock scene reminding me of ‘Dead Meadow’, some good groove laden heavy riffs. Then you’ve got ‘Cold Fever’, this is straight up Rock n Roll, it’s got the attitude, pace and strained vocals (in a good way) a good rock tune should, kind of reminiscent of early Hives records. They’ll be playing de Gudde Wëllen this Wednesday
Then onto the weekend where we have local band Seed To Tree launching their debut album at the Rockhal. As one of the bigger emerging bands coming out of Luxembourg at the moment this will no doubt be a real event. They’ll be performing complete with a brass and strings section for several songs and will be supported by one of Luxembourg’s best known songwriters, Daniel Balthasar and his band, as well as the highly entertaining German acoustic singer-songwriter duo Bender & Schillinger, and special a acoustic appearances by IRINA.
With a sound that has been compared to an array of artists, from Damien Rice to Of Monsters and Men and even Mumford and Sons, Seed To Tree will no doubt be making waves this summer as the recognition of their debut album only grows.
Also if you get down early you will be able to enjoy some FREE beer. This will be limited of course so don’t be late, get down early, enjoy a beer and great music.
If you’re still full of energy by Sunday night then time to expend it all for The Subways. I can barley remember a year when the Subways weren’t touring, which is why they’re one of the most exciting live bands around, thrilling crowds with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances. Firm summer festival favourites, they have graced the main stages of over 100 international festivals. If you want to get down and jump about mad to the Subways and hear one of the indie rock anthems of last decade then Rockhal is your place.