viernes, 5 de febrero de 2010

Costa de Valencia, escuela de español and the MTV Winter Festival

Arctic Monkeys' in the MTV Winter
The British band will perform on Saturday 13th February 2010 at this free concert
On Saturday 13th February the British band “Arctic Monkeys” will be heading the bill at the third edition of MTV Winter at the City of Arts and Sciences. 'Mystery Jets', 'Lightspeed Champion' and the valencia’s band 'Fuzzy White Casters' will be making up the line-up for the free concert. After the success of the first two editions of MTV Winter as far as both the organisation and the reception from the public were concerned, the City of the Arts and Sciences once again stages this musical event, thus providing the opportunity of enjoying big stars from the international music scene live and free of charge. With their latest record “Humbug”, the Arctic Monkeys have topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and Spain as a follow-up to the huge success of their first two albums. They have been the star attraction at the festivals of Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, and the Summersonic of Japan, as well as at numerous European festivals. As for ‘Mystery Jets’, they were formed in the late nineties when their lead singer Blaine Harrison was only twelve years old and he called the group Misery Jets, in honour of the planes that flew over his city. Some time after, they changed to the current Mystery Jets and became the present Indie group that admires Syd Barret. In the City of Arts and Sciences they will be playing songs from their two albums to date, Making Dens and Twenty One, and even some from their promising third album that will be released in May. Dev Hynes, the man behind ‘Lightspeed Champion’, is 23 years old and plays the piano, the cello and the guitar. After the break-up of his previous group, ‘Test Icicles’, he got this team going. He is coming to Valencia when he is about to release his second work, a collection of twelve songs that blend musical ambition with emotional honesty. Moreover, this means a change of style compared to his previous album; from intimate songs conceived as duets for a man and a woman, to the tunes and expansive arrangements that soak up classic 70’s rock and French standards. Finally, the Valencians ‘Fuzzy White Casters’ bring together 90’s dance with slight hints of American Hip-Hop and Indie-rock. This is a promising band with frenetic, colourful live performances which are the result of a whole year packed with concerts in most of Valencia’s venues as well as London, and now in MTV Winter in the City of Arts and Sciences.

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