There are few singers as talented and enigmatic as Leonard Cohen and whose work keeps eliciting so much interest after a career that spans more tha 40 years.
Mr Cohen was already an accomplished poet when his first record, The Songs of Leonard Cohen, saw the light in 1967 and indeed his attitudes towards art and fame are more those of a writer or a mystic poet that those of a rockstar. A New Yorker’s recent review of one of his performances portrayed him as an elder sage, not singing but uttering words with a voice that told itself stories through timbre and emphasys only.
mr Cohen will be performing at the Centrale Live Foro Italico July 7, 2013 at 21:00 PM. To get there from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes, take the Bus 910 from the station Termini and get off at the stop ” LGT THAON DI REVEL/FORO ITALICO”; then follow this map.
DireStraitsin concert atThe PlaceJuly 24, 2012 at 22.00 “PickWhiters,PhilPalmerMelCollinsandDire Straitswill meeton July 24on the stage,after almost 20years since thebreakup of the band.Themusicianswill offeraresounding“conceptshow” betweenoriginal soundsandacoustic atmospheres, playingtheir songsthat maderock historywith the sameenergy and the sameintensitywhenthey were conceived.
The formationof“DireStraitsLegends“- the nameof the project-willthenpickthe batteryWhiters, founderof Dire Straitswith his brothersKnopflerand bassistJohnIllsleyin 1977,PhilPalmeron guitarwill beinDire Straitsbetween 1991and 1995,among themost popularguitaristsof all timeon the international scene(FrankZappa,EricClapton andBobDylan),thewindwill bethe famousMelCollins,flutist andsaxophonist whohasaccompaniedthe bandto thesuccess of “Brothersin Arms“, formerly ofKingCrimsonand musicianof Caravan,the AlanParsonsProject, The RollingStonesand severalotherworld-famousnames.Thetraining will besupplemented by threeItalian musicians:MarcoCaviglia, guitarand vocals,PrimianoDiBiase, pianoand MaurizioMeo, bass.
TICKETS 25€ concert at 22.00
DINNER + CONCERT 100€ RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION CALL I Dire Straits in concerto al The Place il 24 luglio 2012
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The Magic of a living legend lighting the spark for a romantic fire that will put the old Rome in flames next July.
Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and many others sending his blessings from the musical heaven for Tony Bennett, this 86 years old gentleman that keeps his soul here on Earth just for our ears and hearts delight.
With a life that has known its ups and downs: periods of glory and years when success was only a shadow ghost, Tony has walked both ways and has much to tell about human emotions.
Rome is wonderful anytime of the year and in July the City has the charming of unforgettable evenings under the splendor of its Moon and the spirits of an ever present mythical past.
So be ready for this appointment with Tony Bennett because this does not happen everyday. The right place, the right time for a performance that will put you in a world made of sound, beauty and love. A world that we all deserve. So see you there my friends!
During this season in rome there will be concerts held in front of the beautiful Castel Sant’Angelo. The event is hosted by the Methodist church of Ponte Sant’Angelo.
It runs until the 16th of October every Friday and Saturday at 7 and every Sunday at 9. It includes concerts for solo piano, for duo, trio or quartet with violin, cello, flute, clarinet, harp and of course singers.You will truly be impressed and entranced by the masterful melodies in this intimate environment. Go here to check the full program. To get there from Yes Hotel just take the bus 40 from Termini for 6 stops and get off at “Ponte Vittorio Emanuele”.
They even offer a glass of tuscan white wine after every performance, so everything is set for a perfect romantic evening. Hope you enjoy!
-The hugely popular rock band Negramaro is ready to hit the Italian sadiums with the themes from their new album “Casa 69″.
A few weeks before the release of “Casa 69″, the new album debuted atop the sales charts, legendary Italian rock band Negramaro announce that they are ready to go live on stage and play their new songs in front of their many fans.
Since their debut in 2003 Negramaro have emerged to public attention thanks to their incendiary live shows, not surprisingly they have been the first Italian band to perform at the San Siro stadium, the legendary temple of football (and rock). We are confident that sooner or later will want to replicate the experience.
The Negramaro casa 69 tour has yet to start and promises to be already a great success, the band is gearing up to perform in major stadiums in Italy, the return of the band live is awaited, so that you add a third date in the capital , the three Negramaro Roman dates will take place at the Palalottomatica arena on March 10, 11 and 12. “Casa 69″, the fifth studio album of the group debuted a top the sales charts and remains stable in the top five best sellers of the week.
The Cranberries are to be again on the main stage of international live tours : Rome will welcome them at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle as part of the event Rock in Roma for a huge concert on 5th July 2010 singing their greatest hits and some new songs too !
The band is an Irish pop-rock group born in 1990s.
Noel and Mike Hogan, two brothers from Limerick , formed the band with drummer Fergal Patrick Lawler in 1990. Dolores O’Riordan won the audition to become the vocalist singing the song “Linger”.
The band was originally called The Cranberry Saw Us, a pun that makes the verse to “Cranberry Sauce”.
Their demo sold well locally, so they recorded new songs and signed to major label Island Records. Their first piece was a flop. But then, with the advent of Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can not We? the group’s success grew unabated. The second single, Linger, immediately became a big hit in Britain and the United States . The single Dreams then followed the success of the first songs and shortly after the group became one of the most famous and later used by television (advertising, television, etc.).
In 1994, O’Riordan married Don Burton, the band’s manager. O’Riordan status caused tensions within the group during the recording of No Need to Argue, a new success that includes the famous Zombie (violence in Northern Ireland ) and Ode to My Family. The success of this album is a contributory factor which subsequently grew many British bands like Oasis, Radiohead, Blur and Placebo.
After a period of separation that lasted seven years in which team members have dedicated themselves to their individual projects, Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler Mike Hogan have decided to return to perform together and plan the future of the group planning a tour and announcing going back into the studio soon to record new songs.
-After a long internal struggle Ilaria brings you the nuts and bolts of the upcoming visit of the new British pop sensation, Florence and the Machine.
Our Blogger: Ilaria
One of the events more expected this summer in Rome is the concert of a talented and sensual English singer: her name is Florence Welch, playing with her band, “the machine”, she’s already been defined as heiress of Kate Bush, Siouxsie e Pj Harvey and very soon she has became the pop diva more appreciated and cuddled on the English stage , climbing the charts of half the world and conquering the Italian radios too with the single You’ve got the love.
After staying at the very first position on the English charts and winning the Brit Awards with the album Lungs, there are rumors about a collaboration of her with Thom York , the singer of Radiohead.
HThe band’s debut album is a very original work that doesn’t betray the best English tradition, being able anyway to go beyond the definition of independent rock . This album was made inside a debunked synagogue with the help of two among the most sought-after producers : James Ford (already working for Klaxons and Arctic Monkeys) and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party).
When Florence was very young at school she was a “peculiar character” who used to read Poe and Jack The Ripper, to listen to the Velvet Underground and make gothic drawings ( so that her mates used to define her as “macabre” ) : a teenager’s past a little bit dark transformed into an absolutely bright present; Florence says “ I love singing, I love dancing, I love playing the drums. The fact that someone pays me for doing it, well is just incredible”.
Florence has also been chosen by the Blur to open their concert in London and Manchester in June 2009. The band’s Roman concert will take place at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica, located only a short bus trip away from Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes.
When: July 22nd, 2010
Where: Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Viale Pierre De Coubertin, Rome
How to get there: From Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes,go to the Termini station and take the bus 910 or M (available only the days on which concerts take place)
More Info: http://www.auditorium.com/eventi/4967572
The first of may concert is already a tradition in Rome. Every year on this day some of the most famous singers and rock bands in Italy are summoned to the square of Saint John in the Lateran to play to an enthusiastic crowd.
The event, originally planned as a celebration of the workers’ day, is so popular that many people come from towns all over Italy to enjoy a day of music and sight-seeing in the Eternal City. If you want to get a taste of good Italian music and some of the fun that comes with an open-air event like this one, this is your best bet.
This year the featured artist will be Vinicio Capossela, a cult singer well-known in Italy for his strange looks and his re-imagination of Italian folklore. Another interesting names in the cast are Paolo Nutini and Irene Grandi and Carmen Consoli, two great musicians and songwriters. By the way, this year the host of the concert will be a woman for the first time, almosT a hommage to the growing urgence of Italian women to create and participate in all aspects of life.
To get to Saint John’s sqare from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes: all you have to do is take the red subway line from the Termini station and then get off at San Giovanni. Since some hours before the concert the station is closed, due to the great affluence of attendants you might need to get off one station before, at Manzoni, and then get walking to Saint John’s.