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The Musical Show of UCR

By Florence Mazzetti A hall, a stage, a microphone. Songs swinging through the air, telling the audience how to feel. An ever-changing atmosphere led by performances, where silent messages are spread across the room. Open Mics at De Spot give UCR students exclusive experiences, ranging from listening to local performers to going on stage for…

An Interview With 45ACIDBABIES

The Garage Electro Punk Group That Will Blow You Away By Natalia Burduli All the way from Utrecht, the garage-electro-punk pop group 45ACIDBABIES made their way to our lovely Middelburg. They were invited to perform last week Tuesday at the Stukafest Afterparty. Stukafest was an overall great success, bringing together amazing performances scattered across different…

Stukafest Middelburg 2018

By Noga Amiri Stukafest is an annual event, but that does not mean there’s no room for surprise. This year’s rendition saw a well-rounded mix of the musical and the theatrical, the acoustic and the electric. The after party that followed the acts was the cherry on top of the sundae, rounding off the smorgasbord…

What is it Like to be a Female DJ?

An interview with ZuzaOK and Tosia Gębarowska By Martyna Małysiak Andy Warhol once said, “in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes”. It seems Polish female DJ artists are finally getting their time in the limelight. Even though the music industry is still dominated by men, the girls are doing a commendable…

5:41

By Martyna Małysiak 1. It was somewhere above China that I heard the stewardess’ voice from the speaker saying to fasten our seatbelts because of possible turbulence. I did not want to wake up my friend who was sleeping comfortably under a blanket next to me, so I quietly followed the crew’s instructions and started…

Your New Austrian Playlist

By Sara Bartl Ever heard of Austria? It’s that chicken drumstick shaped country in the heart of Europe. No, it is not part of Germany, and yes, there is more to it than skiing and hiking. So let us get past some of those beautiful stereotypes and explore the musical landscape of the post-Mozart and…

Your New Italian Playlist

By Gloria Borroni  Contrary to popular belief, Italian music is not about the mandolin and accordion, at least, not all of it. Music is a crucial cultural aspect of Italy, after all, Italy was the home of some of the greatest classical music composers and opera authors of all times. Nonetheless, parallel to this so-called…

Your New Irish Playlist

  Ireland has a vibrant music scene, from satirical hip-hop to classic rock, you want it, we got it. This sneak peek into what Ireland has to offer is an offbeat cultural collaboration, perfect for your first injection into Irish sound. The One for Everyone: Hozier Andrew-Hozier Byrne, better known simply as Hozier, crashed onto…

Your New French Playlist

Always wanted to learn more about what trendy music French people listen to? Here’s your chance! From hip-hop to folkloric, there is music for everyone on this playlist. Julien Doré Young, handsome, and talented Julien Doré debuted his solo career on the French musical television show Nouvelle Star in 2007. He is known for his…

Your New Polish Playlist

The line “take me to the place where techno resonates” from the new Coals’ song “Rave03” perfectly reflects the contemporary music scene in Poland; but, before our night escapades, let’s start the day with a bit more joyous rhythms. Make yourself a cup of coffee, turn your speakers on, and drift away with The Dumplings….

Your new Dutch Playlist

Kensington This band of four is seen by many as the biggest Dutch rock band of the moment. Kensington’s lyrics are written in English, making them accessible for non-Dutch speakers, and as a result, the band is currently playing shows in other countries outside the Netherlands. Kensington’s lyrics are successful in representing life in an…

Your New Israeli Playlist

Music is in many respects the best way to internalize the feel of a new country. From political lyrics to local videos, consider music to be your most reliable guide. Starting off Tabula Rasa’s new series, titled “Your New XXX Playlist”, this first installment is an overview of some prime Israeli bands. Do you want…

UCR Musicians #4 – Thomas Hitchcock

My name is Thomas Hitchcock. I mainly play piano, the accordion, and I compose. What is your earliest music-related memory? When I was five, this kid, he was eight, showed me how to play Smoke on the Water. I thought he was really cool, being eight, and I was practicing those three or four notes…

UCR Musicians #2: Sam Max

My name is Sam Max. I play drums and percussion. What is your earliest music-related memory? I’ve played music for almost longer than I can remember, so it’s difficult to think back to when I started. I do remember playing drums in the attic when I was three, playing along to the Beatles. I was…

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