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L-R: Joey Santiago, Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis

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No band has captured such unknowable glimpses of imagined worlds, all in three minute splinters of Lynchian Surrealism, Old Testament brutalism and glassy-eyed ruminations on extraterrestrial life. No one else has forced a mass of voices to howl along to lyrics about slicing up eyeballs, or the environmentalist dread of millions of pounds of sludge enveloping the oceans. No one has even come close. “There was a guy…”
NaviculaLifetime-GedeBagus-rszd
Musik Menguatkan Kita. Slogan yang digaungkan oleh para tulang punggung Anugerah Musik Bali 2021 tanpa disadari, secara psikologis, telah meneguhkan itikad mereka untuk tetap melanjutkan acara bersejarah tersebut. Seberapapun beratnya. Apapun risikonya. Dan memang, walau dalam situasi pagebluk yang serba sulit, kendala moral pula material nan kolosal, pagelaran di tahun ketiga ini nyatanya bisa terselenggara baik, relatif sukses besar.
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“Would you agree in the ordinary course of events you would expect a young woman to be embarrassed if she had nothing on but a rug in the presence of eight men two of whom were hangers-on and the third a Moroccan servant?” asked the prosecutor, Malcolm Morris, to Keith Richards at the court in Chichester, West Sussex, England, this week, in 1967. Richards was facing charges that stemmed from the infamous raid of his Redland estate five months earlier.
Moz
These days, you've been a cranky, cruel, uncharming, so hard to love middle-aged asexual human. I'm no longer a religious devotee of you. But, still, I have to admit, you've had a significant impact in my pop culture adventure. So, yeah, happy birthday and sing your life, Moz!
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A topnotch new music by sludge sonic architects named Gergasi Api. Majestic, magnificent, and atmospherically gothgeous post-rock. An abrasive wall of sound juggernaut conducted by a petite, beautiful black-dressed lady from Batcave’s early days. Or picture this: Siouxsie Sioux sharing a bottle of Islay whisky with a doomgaze scientist named E.
Rivaba-Balkan
Fenomena campur sari indie x Top 40 sedang riuh terjadi di Bali belakangan ini. Walau sejatinya sudah ada sejak cukup lama, jajaran pegiat indie mulai dari Zat Kimia, Aray Daulay (alM.), hingga bahkan Navicula, pernah cukup aktif “ngamen” di bar-bar di Bali selatan. Namun “serbuan” para aktivis indie di masa pagebluk ini mengalami peningkatan signifikan. Musisi seperti Manja, Modjorido, Soulfood, Truedy, dsb. silih berganti meramaikan panggung-panggung pertunjukan bar dan restoran di Canggu, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, sampai Uluwatu. Bergantian dengan paguyuban dendang Top 40 veteran seperti, sebut saja misalnya, Ika & the Soul Brothers serta Djampiro. Apakah merupakan aksi terlarang ketika sebuah band indie menyanyikan lagu orang lain? Bisakah dikategorikan dalam perbuatan tidak menyenangkan kala sekelompok grup musik yang mengaku indie namun faktanya kerap tampil menyanyikan tembang-tembang populer/Top 40?
SHADEN
Barangkali mengejutkan, tembang power pop “Dunia Belum Berakhir” oleh Shaden yang dirilis di tahun 2000 ini oh-ternyata punya peran lumayan signifikan di skena punk rock Bali Selatan, utamanya Twice Tape Shop (jalan raya Legian). Anak skena macam Superman Is Dead, Jihad (sebelum berubah nama ke The Dji Hard), Emocore Revolver, Commercial Suicide, dsb, mereka adalah saksi kunci.
KC
Forty years ago today, Kim Carnes’ version of “Bette Davis Eyes” won the Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. It also spent nine non-consecutive weeks on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and became Billboard’s biggest hit of 1981.

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L-R: Joey Santiago, Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis
No band has captured such unknowable glimpses of imagined worlds, all in three minute splinters of Lynchian Surrealism, Old Testament brutalism and glassy-eyed ruminations on extraterrestrial life. No one else has forced a mass of voices to howl along to lyrics about slicing up eyeballs, or the environmentalist dread of millions of pounds of sludge enveloping the oceans. No one has even come close. “There was a guy…”
NaviculaLifetime-GedeBagus-rszd
Musik Menguatkan Kita. Slogan yang digaungkan oleh para tulang punggung Anugerah Musik Bali 2021 tanpa disadari, secara psikologis, telah meneguhkan itikad mereka untuk tetap melanjutkan acara bersejarah tersebut. Seberapapun beratnya. Apapun risikonya. Dan memang, walau dalam situasi pagebluk yang serba sulit, kendala moral pula material nan kolosal, pagelaran di tahun ketiga ini nyatanya bisa terselenggara baik, relatif sukses besar.
KRMF-pinterest
“Would you agree in the ordinary course of events you would expect a young woman to be embarrassed if she had nothing on but a rug in the presence of eight men two of whom were hangers-on and the third a Moroccan servant?” asked the prosecutor, Malcolm Morris, to Keith Richards at the court in Chichester, West Sussex, England, this week, in 1967. Richards was facing charges that stemmed from the infamous raid of his Redland estate five months earlier.
Moz
These days, you've been a cranky, cruel, uncharming, so hard to love middle-aged asexual human. I'm no longer a religious devotee of you. But, still, I have to admit, you've had a significant impact in my pop culture adventure. So, yeah, happy birthday and sing your life, Moz!
165670080_271861871187817_927233681033995251_n
A topnotch new music by sludge sonic architects named Gergasi Api. Majestic, magnificent, and atmospherically gothgeous post-rock. An abrasive wall of sound juggernaut conducted by a petite, beautiful black-dressed lady from Batcave’s early days. Or picture this: Siouxsie Sioux sharing a bottle of Islay whisky with a doomgaze scientist named E.
Rivaba-Balkan
Fenomena campur sari indie x Top 40 sedang riuh terjadi di Bali belakangan ini. Walau sejatinya sudah ada sejak cukup lama, jajaran pegiat indie mulai dari Zat Kimia, Aray Daulay (alM.), hingga bahkan Navicula, pernah cukup aktif “ngamen” di bar-bar di Bali selatan. Namun “serbuan” para aktivis indie di masa pagebluk ini mengalami peningkatan signifikan. Musisi seperti Manja, Modjorido, Soulfood, Truedy, dsb. silih berganti meramaikan panggung-panggung pertunjukan bar dan restoran di Canggu, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, sampai Uluwatu. Bergantian dengan paguyuban dendang Top 40 veteran seperti, sebut saja misalnya, Ika & the Soul Brothers serta Djampiro. Apakah merupakan aksi terlarang ketika sebuah band indie menyanyikan lagu orang lain? Bisakah dikategorikan dalam perbuatan tidak menyenangkan kala sekelompok grup musik yang mengaku indie namun faktanya kerap tampil menyanyikan tembang-tembang populer/Top 40?
SHADEN
Barangkali mengejutkan, tembang power pop “Dunia Belum Berakhir” oleh Shaden yang dirilis di tahun 2000 ini oh-ternyata punya peran lumayan signifikan di skena punk rock Bali Selatan, utamanya Twice Tape Shop (jalan raya Legian). Anak skena macam Superman Is Dead, Jihad (sebelum berubah nama ke The Dji Hard), Emocore Revolver, Commercial Suicide, dsb, mereka adalah saksi kunci.
KC
Forty years ago today, Kim Carnes’ version of “Bette Davis Eyes” won the Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. It also spent nine non-consecutive weeks on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and became Billboard’s biggest hit of 1981.

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