Let there be music...
I try not to get stuck in the past yet have to aknowledge that Vintage Festival coming to Southbank Centre in London for its second edition from July 29 to July 31, 2011 offers some tasty morsels.
If I was in the neighborhood, i would definitely check Electronic Revue curated by Mark Jones and Martyn Ware ar Royal Festival Hall which kicks off the festivities on Friday, July 29.
Here's the program:
"Hosted by 6Music’s Back to The Phuture’s Mark Jones, the Vintage Electronic Revue brings together legendary ‘80s electronic icons alongside key innovators from today’s electronic scene and adds a touch of ingenuity and an unexpected guest or two.
Thomas Dolby revisits his classic hits, including ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ and ‘Hyperactive!’ as he fronts his four-piece band presenting a unique audio visual experience with a pin prick sharp sound.
Heaven 17 add mysterious special guest vocalists to their line up as they play the hits – ‘Temptation’ and ‘Penthouse And Pavement’ - alongside some unexpected tunes all treated to the Sheffield outfits multi-layered wash of sound.
Recoil (featuring Depeche Mode’s Alan Wilder and Paul Kendall) present a unique specially created sound piece set off with a startling visual show that dips into the Depeche back pages and travels way beyond into a musical soundscape of their own.
New York’s Motor take the hard-edged and darker moods of Recoil and takes it into a sharp new focus with incisive and brooding textures building to a complex and invocative sound, while the UK’s Mirrors, a sharp dressed four piece who’ve been hailed as “a modern twist on Kraftwerk”, take electronic music into a totally new space."
Vintage Festival celebrates everything vintage from 50's to 80's from fashion to campers via music.
(* Life begins on Friday illustration from Vintage Festival program pages)