One of the major and most innovative bands of the last two decades returns to Athens for an appearance on 2 December at Gagarin 205. With their original lineup, Red Snapper will present the highlights of their recorded work. The British band drew attention from the first moment it came on the scene in the mid-'90s.
One of the greatest indie / post rock / dark wave bands out of Great Britain in recent years, iLiKETRAiNS (iLT) will be in Athens, Greece on 26 November for a one-off show at Gagarin 205. Their stage presence is imposing and flawless, while at the same time honest and unpretentious. Don't miss them.
The Ozric Tentacles, playing psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz fusion, will be appearing on 11 November at Gagarin 205 in Athens, featuring a mix of bass lines, sound effects, keyboards and guitar on an Eastern scale. Funk rhythms and influences from jazz fusion are also a standard component of the Ozric Tentacles sound, which also includes electric and acoustic guitars, flutes and xylophones.
Fathers of the mathcore movement, composing geniuses, outrageous live performers: the Dillinger Escape Plan, one of the most significant groups in technical/progressive hard sound, are coming to Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece on 13 November for an explosive appearance. With a new dynamic lineup and the reputation of being the "most impressive band on the planet," they are coming to take Athens, Greece by storm.
The legendary German band Einsturzende Neubauten will be stopping at the Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece as part of its tour for a major concert on Saturday 30 October. There will be an additional show on Sunday 31 October which will be divided into three parts for a limited number of people. Don't miss these two special nights presenting 30 years of music at the Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece.
The legendary Fuzztones are celebrating their 30-year anniversary and return for yet another rock 'n' roll evening to play 12 November at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece. Since 1980, when they started out in New York's Lower East Side, until today, now based in Berlin, the Fuzztones have continued to be a symbolic band.
The heart of post-alternative rock will once again beat strongly on 4 November at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece. The Red Sparowes from Los Angeles will fly over the Atlantic for the third time to arrive in Athens for yet another live appearance in view of the release of their new album, The Fear is Excruciating, but Therein Lies the Answer.
The legendary Vibrators, the pioneers of punk, are coming to Athens, Greece to "vibrate" Gagarin 205 on 29 October. The Vibrators, born and bred in the London school of punk, are one of the historical punk bands, with more than 30 years on the scene. Opening for them will be the Greek band, the Velvoids.
Camera Obscura, the feel-good indie pop band from Glasgow with the sunny melodies, the ethereal vocals and the exemplary string instruments, is coming to Athens, Greece for the first time to appear at Gagarin 205 on 30 October. With the success of their latest album, My Maudlin Career, Camera Obscura proved to those who described them as "yet another group that sounds like Belle and Sebastian" that they are authentic, cool and know how to write beautiful pop melodies.
Talented, creative, sarcastic, authentic, but also lovable: the multi-talented Peter Nalitch, composer of the phenomenal song "Guitar" with more than 4 million views on YouTube and representative of Russia in the 2010 Eurovision song contest, will be in Athens, Greece 23 October at Gagarin 205. Accompanied by his nine-member band, he will present one and only show full of beautiful songs, plenty of humour, joyful dancing and the unique style we have come to love.
Peter Heppner, one of the leading figures on the electro/wave music scene in the last 20 years, will be appearing at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece on 15 October for a special evening. Heppner is known to most as the vocalist for Wolfsheim and as the charismatic voice heard on Schiller's greatest hits. Appearing with him at Gagarin 205 will be Diorama and Decode.
Signmark is coming to Athens, Greece for the first time on 11 September for a special concert at Gagarin 205 full of surprises, projections and art exhibitions in the foyer. He was told he would never be able to do what he loved. But he did. He qualified to enter the Eurovision contest last year for Finland. In fact, he was the first to sign a recording contract and became an inspiration and example in America and Europe, and now in Athens, Greece.
Brendan Perry, half of the creative nucleus of the famed Dead Can Dance, will be in Athens, Greece with his band on Monday 17 June 2010 for one appearance at Gagarin 205. The man with the deep voice and noble presence who was the perfect balance to the almost otherworldly performance and personality of Lisa Garrard is now coming to Athens, Greece for the first time as a solo artist.
The 60-year-old bluesman Gil Scott-Heron, also known as the "godfather of rap" and a true poet and music legend who has just released a new album after 13 years, is coming to Athens, Greece for the first time 23 May for a concert at Gagarin 205. His new album I'm New Here has drawn rave reviews from most of the music magazines in the world and been named album of the month in many of them, as well as by the Rough Trade record shop in London.
Celebrating 100 years from the birth of Django Reinhardt, musicians playing in the genre in Greece got together and decided to stage a celebration dedicated to Reinhardt and gypsy jazz. So, for the first time, the 1st Gypsy Jazz Fest is being held in Athens, Greece on Saturday 1 May under the title "Djangofest," in collaboration with Gagarin 205.
The most successful gothic rock band of Finland, the 69 Eyes, will play live at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece on 24 April 2010. The 69 Eyes' aesthetic presence recalls old horror films, the Marvel comics of the '50s, Elvis of Jailhouse Rock and LA's sleaze scene, altogether for an explosive live show. 69 Eyes enlivened the gothic rock decade of zeros, combining Sisters of Mercy with L.A.
The 3rd Screamin' Athens Horror Film Festival will be held Friday and Saturday 9 and 10 April at Gagarin 205. A total of 22 long and short films from various countries will be shown during the festival. Made on a minimal budget and with plenty of black humour as their backbone, the films are mostly independent and underground productions. Most of them have been shown at major horror film international festivals and have earned distinctions and awards.
The Triffids and their special friends will present a three-hour show titled "A Secret in ihe Shape of a Song" - The Triffids and friends play the songs of David McComb, a unique concert-celebration of the amazing music of McComb presented for the first time at the Sydney Festival in 2008. They will be accompanied by projections prepared by the group itself. Don't miss the Triffids and Friends playing the songs of David McComb on the 23of April at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece.
Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece will once again welcome the ever-popular Marc Almond on 19 March. The great artist, onetime vocalist and leader of the famous Soft Cell and Marc and the Mambas, is coming to Athens, Greece three years after his last appearance with a new album and brilliant career behind him, both as a member of the abovementioned lineups and as a solo singer, composer and performer.
The Gathering, one of the most important representatives of the alternative music scene, this year celebrate 20 years of music history and are visiting Athens, Greece more rejuvenated than ever. In the fall of 1989, the two brothers, Hans and Rene Rutten, along with their friend Bart Smits, decided to create the Gathering. At that time, they had no specific plan or strategy but only the desire and enthusiasm to compose and play music. Don't miss them live on 28 February at Gagarin 205.
IAMX (I AM X) is the solo project of Sneaker Pimps singer/instrumentalist Chris Corner. Consisting of highly dark, erotic, 1980s-influenced electro, IAMX's music is primarily concerned with subjects such as outlandish sex, death, narcotic intoxication, bisexuality, obsession, alienation and vague allusions to politics. He will be in Athens, Greece for one memorable line at Gagarin 205 on 27 February.
With a full stock of tracks marking a 40-year career - and almost as many lineup changes - and unlimited amounts of energy, the fathers of progressive rock, Uriah Heep, return to Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece on 6 February. Uriah Heep started composing their own music history at the end of the '60s. They have released 21 studio albums and had countless No.1 hits in Europe, while five of their albums made it to the US Top 40.
With yet another album added to their discography and a new line up, My Dying Bride are coming to Athens, Greece to present their own musical journey through poetic, dark and melancholy tales on 31 January at Gagarin 205. My Dying Bride have without a doubt been the leaders of doom metal since the 1992 release of their first album on Peaceville Records, As the Flower Withers.
Mando Diao, the five-member Swedish band, is coming to Athens, Greece in December as part of its world tour for a show you will remember for a long time to come. They will be appearing at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece on 11 December. For those who draw a blank at the name "Mando Diao," we have just three words: "Dance with Somebody." The widely known dance floor anthem has been on the Top 10 charts of most European countries over the last few months.
The Swedish titans of progressive metal return to Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece on 5 December for an unforgettable show. Opeth are a unique musical phenomenon that surely does not leave anyone indifferent. It is a band that always manages to evolve, experiment and mature over time. Having recorded nine albums, the most recent being the amazing Watershed, they are characterised by their artistry in harmoniously interweaving different kinds of music, but with death metal as a base.
The American heavy metal band W.A.S.P is appearing at Gagarin 205 in Athens on 21 November for a unique performance. The legendary Blackie and his noisy company return during their world tour "Beast of Babylon". Obviously rejuvenated and including new material in their own musical Babylon, W.A.S.P. - the personal group of the great rock ‘n' roll hero Blackie Lawless - will not leave their loving Athenian audience unsatisfied at Gagarin 205.
Peter Murphy, the ultimate rock prince of goth, will be appearing at Gagarin 205 on 8 November in Athens Greece. Murphy will remain known as the vocalist for Bauhaus, the band from Northampton, England, considered to be the mother of goth rock. Bauhaus did not last more than four years (1979-1983), but that did not stop them from influencing entire generations with their music and image or from leaving a legacy of a few classic songs (Bela Lugosi's Dead).
The Sonics from Tacoma, Washington, will play two live shows on 6 and 7 November at Gagarin 205 in Athens. The Sonics play garage rock and are a group that rocked the boat like no one else in the music industry in the mid-60s. Their unique sound forced music critics to invent the term "industrial punk." Their appearance is part of the 5th "Athenaeum Cave, the annual mod-60s happening staged by Belle Vue. The second show was added after tickets for the first night sold out.
The English band Paradise Lost will be appearing at Gagarin 205on 17 October. Paradise Lost, one of the most influential and creative bands in the history of hard sounds, will be visiting Athens for one concert. The inspiration behind and creators of Gothic Metal, Paradise Lost have included Athens in their touring schedule since 1993 and have developed a strong relationship with the Greek public that is reinforced with each appearance.
The impressive soprano Tarja - also known as the "voice" of Nightwish - is coming to Gagarin 205 in Athens just for one night full of dark melodies on 10 October. With nine successful years with the band Nightwish, collaborations with important metal artists and also with the National Opera of Finland, a successful first solo album and a second one almost ready, Tarja is definitely a music phenomenon.
Asian Dub Foundation will be in Athens on 12 September at Gagarin 205 for a uniquely stimulating musical experience. The Asian Dub Foundation collective made its entrance in London 16 years ago with a series of music technology seminars aimed at young Asian immigrants. Many years have passed, over which the band has been called various things, such as "active political group," "one of the best live bands of the last 30 years" and "the last angry band of Britain." Enjoy Asian Dub Foundation live at Gagarin 205.