Czech tour diary part 1 – Prague

Our Czech mini-tour with Z Ničeho Nic started off in Prague at the Matrix club. The Matrix is a huge venue that could hold over a thousand people, and it has a great sound and atmosphere. We got there in time thanks to William’s cool new smartphone navigation system, and were greeted by Honza (Z Ničeho Nic singer) and Jirka, a friend of the band who volunteered to be our guide during these 3 days. (As it later turned out, he had just been out of hospital after being hit by a train, hence the nickname Train Buster.) Continue reading

The Zatopeks are cool – we’re off to Prague

Last Saturday after band practice we went down to a venue called Mania to check out a gig with thekillingscreens, The Hepcats and The Silver Shine and meet Will Zatopek from the Zatopeks. We’ve missed thekillingscreens (sorry guys), but had a fun chat with Will and his girlfriend while a few streets away three girls were crushed to death in a stampede. The Zatopeks are finally ready with the material of their next album, which is great news as the last album they released was Damn Fool Music in 2007.
And now we’re off to Prague. The weather sucks but we’ll have a fun time anyway.

YouTube zenekari oldalak + Songkick

Tegnap vettük észre, hogy van a YouTube-on egy zenekari oldalunk, ami szerint olyan előadókhoz lehet minket leginkább hasonlítani, mint a Generation X, a Killers, Dusty Springfield vagy Madonna. Szerintünk nem, úgyhogy jó lenne, ha valahogy szerkeszteni tudnánk ezt a profilt, meg valami képet sem ártana feltölteni.
Van most már egy YouTube Music oldal is, ami koncertajánlatokat húz be a Songkickről, úgyhogy gyorsan regisztráltunk itt is, és felvittük a közelgő cseh dátumokat. A Songkick elég menő, a last.fm-es kedvencek alapján is tud koncert-tippeket adni.

YouTube Artist Pages + Songkick

Today’s weird discovery is that we have a dedicated artist page on YouTube, which claims that we sound like a mixture of Generation X, The Killers, Dusty Springfield and Madonna. Well, we don’t, so hopefully we can edit this thing soon and upload a photo as well.
There’s also a main YouTube Music site with event recommendations pulled in from Songkick, so we have registered there and added the upcoming Czech gigs. Songkick is a quite slick web 2.0 service that can pull in your favorites from last.fm, Pandora or your iTunes library to recommend you relevant gigs. It works pretty well.