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Rock 'n' Roll Death in Athens

Inspired by yesterday’s disappointing announcement of Roskilde’s lineup and this morning’s personal news in Facebook (BLR is attending PJ Harvey) I decided to check out the upcoming concerts in Athens for the next months (before they have a chance to cancel half of them!). There are a couple of interesting ones I must say; although the theme is once again “Memories”

Saturday 3 May JOSE GONZALEZ @ Gagarin 205
Swede best known for his cover song on Knife’s Heartbeats used for the bouncing balls commercial of Sony BRAVIA

Friday 16 May COCOROSIE + Berlin Brides @ Gagarin 205
Cocorosie are a real treat on stage, but it’s those Berlin Brides we want to see (missed them on Bios)

Sunday 18 May KISS @ Terra Vibe
They are still alive?

Friday 23 May SPIRITUALIZED @ Gagarin 205
Back with a new album (Songs in A&E) and a new tour

Saturday, Sunday 24, 25 May MADRUGADA @ Gagarin 205
If I receive another friend request on Facebook from the event organizers I’ll go berzerk. May pay them a visit though (never seen them live actually..strange)

The germans are back after 2 years.

Friday 30 May HOOVERPHONIC @ Fuzz
Not bad for a chillout concert on a Friday night. Saw the Belgians back in Ejekt festival at 2006 but don’t remember much…

Friday 30 May PAVLOV'S DOG @ Gagarin 205
More aged rockers…not my style…

Saturday 7 June DINOSAUR JR. + Absent Mindead @ Fuzz Club
The original indie rockers are back with a new album after 10 years.

Saturday 7 June NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, Ed Kuepper & Jeffrey Wegener @ Lykavitos Theater
Another Nick cave concert in his favorite place

I’ll only go for Stereolab…and the atmosphere of the event…

Thursday 19 June JAMES BLUNT @ Lykavitos Theater
Can I throw up now?

Wednesday 25 June LINKIN PARK @ Terra Vibe
At least they are young and famous…but I’ll pass…

Saturday 28 June EJEKT FESTIVAL (JAMES, UNKLE) @ Olympic Fencing Centre
After last year’s fiasco, Ejekt is back with James and Unkle (both have been here in Athens numerous times). A destined to fail festival (which means I may be able to finally see James…)

Monday 30 June PJ HARVEY @ Badminton Theater
I am so there…missed her so many times that I just have to see her live (even after all these years)

Tuesday 1 July DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE @ Karaiskaki Stadium
Hope none of them die on stage…

Tuesday-Thursday 8-10 July ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL (Offspring, Siouxsie, dues, Gossip, Judas Priest, Manu Chao, Patti Smith) @ Terra Vibe
All the bands and artists you listened to 10 and 20 years ago…now live…a real joke..

Tuesday 29 June LEONARD COHEN @ Lykavitos Theater
The legend live…

Friday 1 August LENNY KRAVITZ @ Lykavitos Theater
He’s still playing? Damn..

Saturday 2 August IRON MAIDEN @ Terra Vibe
More rocking grandfathers…

Now that the list is over, I see that there is actually not a single new (by any sense) artist worth seeing live for the next 5 months in Athens. We are once again the official pension heaven of Rock.

There have been rumors that Rockwave organizers are trying to book Morrison and Cobain as headliners for next year

1 Comment »

  • Καλημέρα φίλε,
    σαν συνέχεια στο σχόλιο που άφησες σε εμένα περι Roskilde να πώ απλά ότι δίχως να έχω τρελαθεί από το λάιν απ, θα ήθελα να πάω (δυστυχώς δεν μπορώ)και μόνο για τον Νηλ Γιανγκ.

    (btw ωραίο blog)

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