101 YEARS AGO, DRINKING BECAME ILLEGAL
On this date in 1920, after it was ratified a year earlier on 16 January 1919, prohibition officially goes into effect, with the passage of the Volstead Act (also known as National Prohibition Act).
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WEAR A MASK OR GO TO JAIL
In an effort to curb the spread of Spanish Flu in 1918, some states in the US quarantined citizens; others made the wearing of face masks mandatory, at the same time as shutting down “all places of amusement”. According to a law passed in San Francisco in October of that year, on the day that state-wide infections passed 50,000, anyone seen not wearing a gauze face covering was subject to fines that ranged from $5 to $100 and the possibility of 10 days’ imprisonment.
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ANNA CALVI: ALPHA
Totally fell in love with the British goth-rock guitar virtuoso: Anna Calvi. She’s been noted also for her powerful, wide-ranging operatic contralto voice and sometimes androgynous stage appearance. Her accolades include three Mercury prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.
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POHON TUA CREATORIUM: REGENERASI MAKSIMUM
Keberadaan Dadang Pranoto menjadi kian penting di skena Bali khususnya serta Nusantara umumnya pada hari ini. Manuvernya membangun label rekaman Pohon Tua Creatorium terbukti telah sangat membantu mendongkrak harkat musik Bali di kancah nasional. Padahal labelnya belum lama berdiri. Dua entitas yang ia bina misalnya, Nosstress dan Made Mawut, melambung gila ketenarannya sejak dibidaninya.
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GEMPITA ROCKABILLY NUSANTARA: SEJARAH, EVOLUSI & GEMAH RIPAH
Napak tilas lahir dan tumbuh kembangnya rockabilly di Indonesia. Bagaimana The Hydrant merevolusi skena serta mengubah citra musik bapak-bapak menjadi keren kekinian.
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Anugerah Musik Bali: Puncak Digdaya Skena Pulau Dewata
Bali kembali berulah, membuktikan diri sebagai sosok yang walau kecil namun begitu kuat sekaligus berbahaya.
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PROPAGANDA, MUSIK & AKTIVISME
Rudolf Dethu adalah sosok di balik panggung dalam kesuksesan band-band asal Bali. Mulai dari Superman Is Dead sampai The Hydrant merasakan tangan dinginnya.
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SANUR HOUSIN’

A new weekly program, every Friday, at Rumah Sanur. Specially dedicated to Disco, House, and Acid devotees.

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK GETS BANNED

65 years ago today, Rock Around the Clock movie gets banned due to its “hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.”

DERU & HARUBIRU TANDA SERU

Jangan eksesif, kurangi foya-foya memakai tanda seru. Substansi ada pada pemilihan kata, seleksi diksi, dan kecermatan kolokasi. Bukan simbol eksklamasi.

EVOLUSI ROCKABALI: VEGAS DULU, UBUD KEMUDIAN

Rockabali—lakuran dari “Rockabilly” dan “Bali”—yang tadinya melulu mengkhusus pada sub kultur Rockabilly, pomade boogie, dan pompadour ‘n’ roll di Bali, kini maknanya telah berekspansi. Melebar menuju arus utama juga merangkul genre musik berbeda, berevolusi menjadi sebentuk budaya baru.

EBENZ HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

Ebenz, a dear friend, a metal messiah, a mad axeman, a monumental force for Indonesia’s rock and roll, a humble human, has just passed away.

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