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The Piano Man from Taksim Square

A song written by the “piano man” (aka Davide Martello) from Taksim Square.

This track is dedicated to the Soldiers of Light, the victims of this insane violence by the turkish government. Composed during the protests in Istanbul two weeks ago… live in the crowds on Taksim Square.

Please download the track and spread the word, my message to the world to stop violence and injustice.”

You can download the track for FREE from HERE 

The following photo is taken from Amanda Rivkin‘s blog.

piano man

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Music, Politics

 

Stiv Bators

I found this interesting story on http://www.stivbators.com/ and thought it would be nice sharing it…

I copy the following from “biography” section:

“…Lords line-up varied during the last years. Treganna left the band in 1987 and Grant Flemming took his place and in 1988 Turner was replaced by Danny Fury.

The Lords Of The New Church broke up in 1988. Stiv had hurt his back very badly in Spain by jumping off the stage and was resting at his home in France. The other members of The Lords were in London and they were offered a gig where they could get a lot of money and they asked Stiv if he could do the gig, but he didn’t say yes or no because of his back. So, the rest of the Lords guys put an ad in the newspaper as an anonymous band looking for a lead singer – of course they hadn’t told Stiv. Somehow they thought that they could be The Lords Of The New Church without The Lord!

But Stiv had a way of knowing everything and he found out about that devious little plan by his so called friends. He called the band and told them he would do the gig in England but played dumb about the ad. The band couldn’t refuse so they did the whole gig. Meanwhile, Stiv had reproduced the ad from Melody Maker and had it blown up in big letters on T-shirts. They played the set and before the encore Stiv showed the shirts to the other guys and asked them to put them on. They were totally shocked by Stiv’s discovery of their plan. Anyway, they went back to stage to do the encore and Stiv said to microphone “Hey Brian, who’s the new lead singer for The Lords Of The New Church?” ” You are Stiv, right?” answered James and all the other Lords in front of the audience. ” No. Sorry. I’m not. You’re fired. And so are you. And you. You’re all fired! Bye!” So Stiv left the stage and the band was left there standing like idiots with their T-shirts on. Stiv had prepared everything ahead of time and had a cab waiting just outside the club. That was the end of The Lords Of The New Church…”

Although it looks like 7th of August 2000 was the last time that someone updated the site, this doesn’t mean the site stopped being interesting…

The following comes from the section “Open your eyes

“IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT STIV BATORS WAS DEEPLY INTO CONSPIRACY THEORIES. FROM THE PAPAL ASSASINATION IN “HOLY WAR“, TO THE MANY POLITICAL REFERENCES ON THE WANDERERS ALBUM “ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE“, STIV WAS TRYING TO TEACH US TO LOOK BEYOND THE LIES IN THE MEDIA AND TO STOP BEING MINDLESS SHEEP BELIEVING IN OUR GOVERNMENTS PROPAGANDA MACHINES. THIS SECTION WILL DEAL WITH THE MANY CONSPIRACY THEORIES, POLITICAL MOVEMENTS, AND RELIGIONS THAT STIV WAS INTERESTED IN.

Miles Copelandirs records
miles copeland III was the founder of irs records, who the lords of the new church were signed to. copeland’s father worked for the cia (central intelligence agency).
The story goes that stiv was called into the irs offices to speak with the younger copeland, but when he was buzzed into the office, instead two “men in black” were waiting to speak to him. were stiv’s subversive lyrics upsetting someone?”

For those who find it interesting, follow the link on the top of the post…

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Music, Politics

 

KERATEA RES1STANCE FESTIVAL

As mentioned in a previous post [HERE], the three-day Keratea Res1stance Festival begins this Friday, 08 April 2011.

Keratea Res1stance Festival

The Festival has shaped up to be something of a wonderous artistic movement.  Spread out over the three days, there will be a total of 63 bands/musicians, as well as paintings & artwork, art sculptures, photos & photography, theater, video art, exhibitions, documentaries, discussions, workshops, and even jugglers . 

Taking on the aura of Woodstock or Glastonbury, it was announced today that festival-goers will be allowed to pitch tents and camp out.

From kerateaartres1stance. blogspot.com

For those of you who have had a difficult time following along due to the Hellenic (Greek) language being used for almost all the internet news on Keratea, here’s a VERY brief history and rundown of what has led up to this gathering of inhabitants from the entire country. 

Keratea, founded in 700-500 BC, is located in the eastern region of Attica, Greece, and is part of the Lavreotiki municipality.  During the 1960’s/70’s, Keratea was mainly an agricultural region, however, during the following decade, it was deemed a region of Athens

Being included within the municipality of Athens brought many Athenians into the area, with new housing developments continuously cropping up through today.  Eventually, a four-lane highway was constructed which bridged Keratea to about an hour’s drive from Athens.  This led to many more homes being constructed and secondary “exoteriko” homes dotting the seaside community.

Kouros of Keratea

Kouros of Keratea

In 1893, in a vineyard located in Keratea, they found a Kouros statue, which is one of the twelve that have been found within the Mediterranean Sea area.  Most of the 12 Kouros statues were found in the greater areas of Keratea, Sounio, and Lavrio.  

During World War II, a second Kouros statue, “Aristodikos“, was found by farmers.

Fast-forward to the present day: 

The residents of Keratea have been at odds with the Greek government regarding their decision to place a landfill, aka “a garbage dump” in the archaeological vicinity of Keratea.

This is now the fourth month in which the residents of Keratea are battling governmental forces over the construction of a landfill.  In accordance with Hellenic law, ANY site in which archaeological artifacts are found CANNOT be used for any construction purposes.  Any and all digging MUST stop.  The countryside is covered with areas that have become “entombed” for all to see.   Although the law is strictly enforced when a resident discovers an ancient artifact, for some unknown reason, a blind eye is cast when the government itself decides it wants to build something.

But this time, things are different.  People are not sitting silently on the sidelines.  Road barricades have been set and the townspeople are screaming for the protection of not only their homes, but also for whatever other historical remnants will be discovered as we journey through time.  They want no part in a 125-acre town dump for the 4 million people of Athens.  It should also be noted that in two-year’s time, this, and other dumps, will be declared illegal by the European Union, and fines will be imposed upon the nation of Greece.

Clashes between the police and the residents have escalated to illogical levels.  The powers that be march onward only to be met by gatherings of townspeople crying out for the injustice and absurdity of it all.  Homes have been searched, citizens have been beaten, detained, tear-gassed… Gender and age make no difference…

Recently, amid the screams of women begging for the police to let a child go, an elderly gentleman tried to make his way home.  This is what unfolded and was captured on film…

And you will barely hear a word of any of this whispered on Greek TV.

So we hope, you, the citizens of Greece, will make it a point to stand in solidarity with your brothers and sisters of the Keratea region.  This weekend’s festival promises to be … “exciting” … and only here can you … “Live your myth in Greece” …

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The announced program is as follows:

FRIDAY, 8 APRIL:

°Beginning at 11 in the morning:  DISPLAY OF ARTWORK AND MUSIC WITH DJ’S 

°Beginning at 3 in the afternoon:  Live Performances by the following bands/musicians:  INNER VOICE, THE WIGS BAND, THE CROOKS, ARMADA IV, MAGIC DE SPELL, ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΣΚΙΩΝ ΝΤΑΓΙΑΚΟΥ, ΒΟΜΒΟΙ, ΝΙΚΟΣ ΞΥΔΗΣ, ΠΑΥΛΟΣ ΠΑΥΛΙΔΗΣ, ΑΔΕΣΠΟΤΕΣ ΣΚΥΛΕΣ, ILLEGAL OPERATION, ΑΛΕΞΗΣ ΚΑΛΟΦΩΛΗΑΣ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΑΓΓΕΛΑΚΑΣ, ΣΠΥΡΙΔΟΥΛΑ, ΕΛΕΛΕΥ, ΕΝΕΔΡΑ, NEW ZERO GOD, ΛΕΩΝ. ΜΑΡΙΔΑΚΗΣ, CHUCHO SHS, ΚΡΟΤΩΝΕΣ, D.J. BURNING SUN

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES PROGRAM:  Τσίρκο κουκουμπάγιαν: 20’ θέατρο δρόμου 15.30 (Ντίνα Καφτεράνη) (μικρή σκηνή) | Περίακοι: Θέατρο Μαρκόπουλου 10’ 18.00’ (Μάχη Δημοπούλου) (μικρή σκηνή) | Αδέσποτες σκύλες: 15’ παράσταση καμπαρέ 20.45 (νυχτερινή ώρα) (Ντίνα Καφτεράνη) (κεντρική σκηνή) | ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΣΚΙΩΝ ΝΤΑΓΙΑΚΟΥ – ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΣΚΙΩΝ: 20.00 (Γιάννης Νταγιάκος) (μικρή σκηνή) 

SATURDAY, 9 APRIL:

°Beginning at 11 in the morning:  Traditional music and dances from the ΛΥΚΕΙΟ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΔΩΝ ΠΑΡΑΡΤΗΜΑ ΚΕΡΑΤΕΑΣ, ΛΑΟΓΡΑΦ.ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ, ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΚΡΗΤΩΝ ΛΑΥΡΙΟΥ, ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ ΛΑΥΡΙΟΥ, ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ ΛΑΥΡΙΟΥ, ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΠΕΛΟΠΟΝΝΗΣΙΩΝ ΛΑΥΡΙΟΥ, ΚΡΗΤΙΚΟ ΓΛΕΝΤΙ, ΛΑΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΜΕΓΑΡΩΝ “ΑΛΚΑΘΟΣ ΚΑΡΙΑ”, και ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΟ ΣΥΓΚΡΟΤΗΜΑ ΓΙΑΛΑ

THERE WILL ALSO BE WORKSHOPS, THEATRICAL ACTS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS, CONSTRUCTIONS IN SITU, VARIOUS INSTALLATIONS AND HAPPENINGS, AND DJ’s

°Beginning at 2:30 in the afternoon:  Live performances by the following bands/musicians:  ΖΑΚ ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΥ, ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΙΔΗΣ, ΝΙΚΟΛΕΤΤΑ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΟΥ, ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΤΖΙΤΖΙΜΙΚΑΣ, ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΑΤΟΣ-ΙΣΤΟΡΙΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΚΡΟΥΣΤΑ, ΝΙΚΗΤΑΣ ΚΛΙΝΤ, ΚΑΙΤΗ ΚΟΥΛΛΙΑ, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛΙΔΗΣ, ΜΑΡΙΑ ΠΑΠΑΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΥ, ΔΑΝΑΗ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ, ΣΠΥΡΟΣ ΓΡΑΜΜΕΝΟΣ, ΛΑΜΙΑ ΜΠΕΝΤΙΟΥΙ, ΕΥΑ ΨΥΛΛΑΚΗ, ΜΙΛΤΟΣ ΠΑΣΧΑΛΙΔΗΣ, ΤΖΙΡΙΤΖΑΝΤΖΟΥΛΕΣ, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΟΥΛΙΚΑΚΟΣ, ΘΑΝΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, DEUS X MACHINA, NO MIND, COMMON I (TEXNH EN ΚΙΝΗΣΕΙ), ELECTRIC LITANY, POEM, NON LETHAL, LOST BODIES, INSP-I-RATION PROJECT, SISTA JAMMAROOTS & THE OSCILATORS, ANNA MYSTIC, BAD MATHEMATICS, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΑΚΗΣ

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES PROGRAM:  Θέατρο του παπουτσιού: Παιδική παράσταση + εργαστήρι 30’ + 30’ (μικρή σκηνή) | Αστροναύτες: Η Φάρμα των ζώων παιδικό θέατρο 30’ 12.00 (μικρή σκηνή) | Ομάδα ditto – ΟΜΑΔΑ ΧΟΡΟΥ 15’ Μεσημέρι (Ιωάννα Βασιλακοπούλου) (μικρή σκηνή) | Γιάννης Κουρκουμέλης: 20’ μονόπρακτο 15.30 (μικρή σκηνή) |
Τσιριτσάντσουλες: Γεώργιος Β’ 15’ 19.00 – 19.30 (μικρή σκηνή) | Eekuipoiz: περφόρμανς – δειλινό (παράλληλη δράση με τα υπόλοιπα) (δρόμος) (Σάββατο απόγευμα, δείλι)

 SUNDAY, 10 APRIL:

°Beginning at 11 in the morning:  WORKSHOPS, THEATRICAL ACTS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS, CONSTRUCTIONS IN SITU, VARIOUS INSTALLATIONS AND HAPPENINGS, AND DJ’s

There will also be a bicycle race in support from Athens to Keratea, as well as a Welcome Speech from Representatives of the International Fleet of Freedom, “ΣΠΑΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΟΛΙΟΡΚΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΓΑΖΑΣ”-ΕΝΑ ΚΑΡΑΒΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΓΑΖΑ.

°Beginning at 3:00 in the afternoon:  Live performances by the following bands/musicians:  ΘΕΣΠΙΣ, ΤΖΙΚΟ, ΚΑΡΟΥΖΟΣ (ΤΕΧΝΗ ΕΝ ΚΙΝΗΣΕΙ), STRAW HATS, TO RAP TOY ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΤΟΥ, ΠΟΙΗΣΗ ΤΗΝ ΕΠΟΧΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΠΟΙΗΣΗΣ, ΑΛΚΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, ΠΑΝΟΣ ΜΟΥΖΟΥΡΑΚΗΣ, ΛΕΩΝΙΔΑΣ ΜΠΑΛΑΦΑΣ, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΑΚΗΣ (ΧΑΪΝΗΔΕΣ), ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ ΒΕΤΤΑ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ, ΣΤΕΛΙΟΣ ΔΑΒΑΡΗΣ, ΝΙΚΟΣ ΖΙΩΓΑΛΑΣ, ΑΝΤΙΠΟΙΝΑ, ΤΡΙΤΗ ΕΠΟΧΗ, DAGOBAH SYSTEM &SOULN e.k., MC YINKA, ACTIVE MEMBER, ΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΤΟΥΜΠΑΝΑΚΗ – MARE YIEM, ELEKTROBALKANA, LOCOMONDO, ΑΕΡΑ ΠΑΤΕΡΑ, ΖΗΤΗΜΑ ΖΩΗΣ, D.J. SOUNDHOLIC.
 
THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES PROGRAM:  Motus Terrae: Θεατρικό Δρώμενο 30’ 16.00 (παράλληλη δράση αμάξι) (μπλόκο) | “Ο Τρελλός του Βασιλιά” κουκλοθέατρο – παράσταση “Ο Κάποιος κι ο Τίποτα” διάρκεια παράστασης 30΄ ηλικίες 4-104!!! Μεσημέρι (Αλέκος Μονοκάνδυλος) (μικρή σκηνή) | Θέσπις Κερατέας – ΘΕΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΟΜΑΔΑ 30’ – 15.00 (Αναστασία) (μικρή σκηνή) | Ποίηση στην εποχή της εκποίησης: μουσική παράσταση 20’ 17.30’ (κεντρική σκηνή) | Θάνος Μιχαλάς: «Το ραπ του Ηράκλειτου» 20’ 17.00 (κεντρική σκηνή) | Κανελλόπουλος Βασίλης: 15’ αυτοσχεδιασμός από εργαστήρι
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 FULL PROGRAM can be viewed HERE 
Keratea Art Resistance Festival
Keratea Art Res1stance Festival – April 8, 9, and 10, 2011
WHEN: 
Friday through Sunday
April 8, 9, and 10, 2011
 
WHERE:   
ΜΠΛΟΚΟ ΒΙΟΠΑ ΣΤΗ ΚΕΡΑΤΕΑ
(THE BLOCKADES OF KERATEA)

We hope to see YOU there, and we remain … 

“with the rioting residents of Keratea …

because this issue with Keratea is everybody’s issue”

 

More info at:  FACEBOOK EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2011 in Concerts / Performances, Music, Politics

 

Getting Your Goth On with New Zero God, Dominion, Nightbreed…

There are days when I’m truly happy that this internet invention exists.  Although I long for the days of yore when a trip to the record store brought me complete happiness, I must admit, the immediacy that the internet provides quickly overshadows those long-lost days.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love going to the few record shops that exist, and I still feel a thrill as I finger through albums of the past.  But … I also relish that I can sit in my sleeping attire, coffee by my side, and browse through whatever strikes my fancy.

And such was the case today …

Mike Pougounas of New Zero God

Mike Pougounas of New Zero God

Our hometown boys, New Zero God, have been busy … indeed, quite busy … and it appears that they have caught the attention of several countries outside the borders.  First it was Brazil, then GermanyItaly, AustraliaUnited States, Canada, and now they’ve made their way all the way to England.

Dominion Magazine, a U.K. based publication, has released a preview of their printed magazine’s highlights.  The leading story is brought to you by Cassandra, who not only writes for Dominion and Terrorizer Magazine, but also hosts her own show, Cassandra’s Castle, on Nightbreed Radio

Dominion Magazine [UK]And naturally, you know where this is bringing us… Dominion’s leading story features an in-depth article on Cassandra’s recent conversation with Mike Pougounas of New Zero God, who has been no stranger in this blog. 

As most of you who follow tribe4mian already know, Mike has led quite an active life in the world of music.  He’s not only the frontman and vocalist of New Zero God, but he also formed The Flowers Of Romance back in the 80s, Greece’s great (if not THE greatest) gothic rock band, and whose tunes still stand their ground all these years later. 

Pougounas is also a founding member of Nexus, Greece’s first industrial rock band, and the founder of Cyberdelia Records.  Rather than give you a double-dose of repetitive reading, I suggest you click on the following link to bring you right to Dominion’s article on the band, the man, the industry, and lots of other goodies.

“From the publishers of Terrorizer, Dominion delves into the depths of gothic, darkwave, industrial, EBM and all things dark and delicious. Exclusively available in Terrorizer, it has all the reviews, news and views you’ve come to expect from the world’s most extreme music magazine.”
 
Dominion has also chosen the New Zero God video, “Kiss the Witch“, from their “Fun Is A Four Letter Word” release, as their featured Video of the Week.  (Filmed live at After Dark by JohannesAngel of The Venus Shrine.)

Speaking of live shows, you can catch New Zero God live at An Club in Athens next Thursday (7 April) where they’ll be sharing the stage with Background Noise Suppression of Thessaloniki and Penny Dreadful with Yiannis Kalifatidis from Into the Abyss on vocals and guitar.  As I mentioned in a previous post, after having caught New Zero God and Background Noise Suppression at their recent show at EightBall Club in Thessaloniki, I’m truly looking forward to next week’s show with Penny Dreadful joining them on stage. 

New Zero God with Background Noise Suppression and Penny Dreadful, Live at AN CLUB, April 7, 2011

Here at tribe4mian, we try to keep you up-to-date with the latest news, and sometimes we’re the first to publically announce “new news”.  Here’s something that hasn’t been officially announced up till now… 

New Zero God will be performing live at next weekend’s three-day festival to support the residents of Keratea

Keratea Art Resistance Festival

We’ll bring you much more news on this festival in a later posting devoted exclusively to the event.  It promises to be one of the most important and well-attended causes of the year and we hope you’ll include at least one of the days in your own schedule of things to do.

Going back to an earlier mention of Nightbreed Radio, Trevor Bamford, aka “The Darklord“, announced last night that they uploaded some New Zero God tracks to their “Fourth Wave” playlist.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out Nightbreed Radio yet, I suggest you do so. 

Nightbreed Radio

I’ve kept their radio up and running for hours on end since discovering them a couple of days ago and I have yet to be disappointed.  From “Cassandra’s Castle” to “Fourth Wave”, and to all the shows on their roster, it’s truly been pleasurable to sit and work with this playing in the background.

Click HERE to grab your own dose of Nightbreed Radio…

So until next time, we bid you ado and send you many wishes for a peaceful and relaxing read.

 
 

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Posted by on February 10, 2011 in Comedy, Music, Politics

 

KRAUTROCK: THE REBIRTH OF GERMANY (BBC DOC)

An amazing BBC 4 documentary.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2010 in Documentaries, Music, Politics

 

Story of Stuff

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2010 in Medical/Health, Politics