Ezra Koenig and the Incredible Buffness of Being

If there is something like a leitmotif to the last two Vampire Weekend albums it would be “I don’t want to live like this… but I don’t wanna die”. It first appeared in the middle of their relatively dark third album, Modern Vampires of the City, on the multi-layered, feverish “Finger Back” and then reappeared on the deceptively sunny, deeply political “Harmony Hall” the, lead … Continue reading Ezra Koenig and the Incredible Buffness of Being

Pokretači #34 Nataša Rašić – mecosopran, Beograd

Nataša Rašić je mecosopran u Narodnom Pozorištu u Beogradu, ali i diplomirana pravnica. Pričali smo, između ostalog, o tome kako izgleda bavljenje operom u 21. veku u Beogradu, kako je odlučila da se bavi umetnošću a ne pravom, i kako svako može da zavoli ovu prelepu umetnost. Beleške Operosa festival u Herceg Novom  Gianni Schicchi u Narodnom Pozorištu u Beogradu Continue reading Pokretači #34 Nataša Rašić – mecosopran, Beograd

Pokretači 2.10 Miki Ninić – VIS Limunada, Kulturforum ODKR / Beograd

Gost je Miodrag Miki Ninić. Miki je jedan od pokretača VIS Limunada (bandcamp), meni izuzetno dragog i prilično jednistvenog sastava na regionalnoj muzicoj sceni koji ozivaljava zvuk 50ih i 60ih i dodvodi ga u novo vreme. Miki je takođe i jedan od pokretača Kulturforum ODKR, organizacije koja se kroz izložbe i druge sadržaje trudi da osnaži kulturnu scenu Beograda i Srbije. Pričali smo o tome zašto … Continue reading Pokretači 2.10 Miki Ninić – VIS Limunada, Kulturforum ODKR / Beograd

Top 7 songs of 2017 (so far)

Whenever September is knocking on the door, it is the beginning of the end of the year, which means the beginning of end of year listicles. I mean, I am sure there is Christmas decoration being sold in some supermarket somewhere in the US or England. The summer for me was marked by going to Primavera Sound in Barcelona for the first time and the … Continue reading Top 7 songs of 2017 (so far)

Guča: Serbia’s Dionysian spectacle of trumpets, cabbage and beer

Originally conceived as a festival to promote the fledgling institution of a brass band 1961, Guča Trumpet Festival (aka Dragačevo Fair) evolved in the past two decades into one of the most popular festivals in Serbia and a somewhat divisive cultural institution. For all but the musical purists, Guča is much much more than an ethno-music festival. Although the festival is devoted to preserving this … Continue reading Guča: Serbia’s Dionysian spectacle of trumpets, cabbage and beer

Belgrade in 7 songs

7 songs that capture the capital’s undoubtable, but even changing swag in the past 50 years 1963: Beograde – Đorđe Marjanović Đorđe Marjanović was the first post-war pop sensation. A trained pharmacist, he was the first Yugoslav star to gyrate around the stage and have a cult following by Đokisti, as his fans were called. Đokisti even started a minor riot in Belgrade after a … Continue reading Belgrade in 7 songs

Perfect Illusion: Gaga’s take on Obama Legacy

With hours to go until Obama gives his leaving address in Chicago, it would be prudent to pay attention to Lady Gaga’s most recent hit, “Perfect Illusion”,as it deals with the questions of Obama’s legacy in a very veiled way. I decided to lift the veil and observe Gaga’s well placed criticism. It should be noted that Gaga’s career followed a similar trajectory to Obama’s. … Continue reading Perfect Illusion: Gaga’s take on Obama Legacy

The Mountain Goats: Soundtrack for Shit Times

If there is a definition of a crap time of year it would be November, more precisely late November, cold and grey, when you start with looking over what you’ve done (and not done) last year and existential despair starts sinking in. And if there was a definition of the crap time of the week, it would be Sunday afternoon, when you’ve already celebrated the … Continue reading The Mountain Goats: Soundtrack for Shit Times

TNT Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

If “Vampire Weekend” and “Contra” sounded like the best final year party you’ve been to, then “Modern Vampires of the City” is a lot like the day after: slow, meditative and a bit melancholy. After all, what is there to look forward to after uni parties with Cape Cod prepsters, campus romances, and disputes with overly serious drama students,  but an inevitable down of a … Continue reading TNT Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City