Urma Live Concert at Club Vivid

Radu Dumitrescu - Grey Wolf Studios

It’s the end of the week and what better way to spend it than shooting your favourite band’s concert. Yes, it’s Urma, and this time it was in a newly opened club that I knew nothing about. It’s been rumoured to have the smartest wall in Bucharest, but like all teasers, you never know what that means.

But I found out as soon as I got there. Got out of the car and saw this big screen on top of the building with my picture on it. The second picture in the linked post. It looked good. Went inside and saw this big wide space with nice lights and great design. I liked the place. Club Vivid had a pretty good design and feel compared to other clubs I’ve seen in town.

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Urma Live at Radio Guerrilla – Guerrilive

Radu Dumitrescu - Grey Wolf Studios

When people go to a concert, they usually go to a club or stand in front of a big stage waiting for their favourite band to show up and start playing. This time it was different. People stayed at home, stayed at work, or in their cars, with their browsers pointed at www.orange.ro/guerrilive or their radios tuned to Radio Guerrilla.

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Concert Urma – Laptaria lui Enache

Slowly but surely I’m getting up to date with my blog post. Funny though is that I’m trying to organize myself in the noisiest, loudest, disorganized place I’ve ever seen. Kathmandu is like giant, breathing organism, and the traffic is a sheer representation of that. Everything’s moving just like fish move in schools, like they have a unified brain. During the day the city is so crowded that basically you can’t see the city becase of the people and cars. But during the night you get to see the city, the cruel and harsh reality. But this is not about Kathmandu, I’ll get back later on that. [citește mai departe]

 

Concert Urma – Stufstock 2010

In sfarsit se apropie. De curand am fost la conferinta de presa Stufstock, iar noul festival mi-a trezit interesul. Workshopuri, expozitii, proiectii de film si sa nu uitam Rock.

Cel mai tare m-a amuzat cand, in timpul conferintei cineva a zis: “De salvat nu cred c-am reusit sa salvam nimic, dar macar am adus muzica buna”, referitor la Salvati Vama Veche. Si cam asa este. Probabil procesul de popularizare era deja in plina desfasurare, in schimb calitatea muzicii care aparea era cel putin indoielnica.

Dupa cum am spus si in articolul de la Stufstock 2009, cel mai mare si mai tare lucru pe care l-au facut a fost ca au adus scena pe plaja. Degeaba organizeaza un festival la mare, daca lipseste din peisaj fix elementul “mare”. Poate nu vrei sa stai in fata scenei, in picioare. Si-asa e aproape dimineata. Poate vrei sa stai in nisip, cu picioarele-n apa, uitandu-te la trupele de pe scena. I know I did.

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Concert Urma – Ciuc Summer Fest

Fotografie de concert - Urma, Ciuc Summer Fest, Bucuresti 2010

A trecut o luna de la concert. A trecut cam repede, dar s-au intamplat multe. Festivalul Ciuc Summer Fest a durat 3 zile. Pe 16 iulie, cap de afis a fost Faithless, care si-au facut incalzirea in Garage Hall impreuna cu Urma. A fost o seara memorabila, despre care am scris aici:
http://blog.greywolf.ro/index.php/2010/08/jam-session-urma-and-faithless-garage-hall-bucharest/

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Jam Session Urma and Faithless @ Garage Hall, Bucharest

Concertul Urma se apropie, iar Urma isi face incalzirea. Desi n-a avut o lansare cu surle si trambite, Garage Hall (in cazul in care nu stiti, Garage Hall este barul in care ar trebui sa fiti acum, nu acasa citindu-mi blogul) a avut parte de o lansare neoficiala mai mare decat orice surla si trambita imaginabila.

Inainte de concertul de la Ciuc Summer Fest, pe ultima suta de metri, Mani a anuntat o repetitie cu public la Garage Hall. Pentru mine a fost prima data cand am mers la o repetitie cu public, a oricui, nu neaparat a Urmei si sunt destul de convins ca nici ei nu sunt obisnuiti cu asta. Mesele au fost date la o parte, iar in mijloc s-a instalat trupa, inconjurata de Art Cars, de cele 2 kayace Coockoo Foundation si de fanii si prietenii care au umplut cel mai tare garaj din Bucuresti.

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Concert Urma – Paris 2010

29 mai  a fost ziua in care Urma a sustinut primul lor concert in Paris, chiar in Palatul de Behague, care este si Ambasada Romaniei in Paris.

Un loc boem, maiestuos, intr-un oras la fel de boem avea sa gazduiasca peste 1000 de oameni (inscrisi online) pentru a 3-a editie Garden Party Academic.

Dupa 3 ore de zbor am ajuns pe aerorportul Charles de Gaulle, unde un Concorde trona pe un stand, aparat care a fost in fruntea flotei Air France timp de aproximativ 40 de ani.

Am fost condusi pana in 7eme arrondissement, unde se afla si ambasada si hotelul in care am fost cazati. Foarte aproape de Turnul Eiffel, pe niste strazi pline de cafenele, florarii si tarabe cu

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Duke Ellington Orchestra – The Intermission

You know those days that you’ll always remember. You travel back in time and focus on the better things in life. You go to sleep in Bucharest, but wake up in Harlem, 60 years behind.

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Concert Urma – Sala Palatului

La foarte putin timp dupa concertul de la Ateneul Roman, Urma avea sa sustina concertul de la Sala Palatului. Se stia data, 24 martie, dar mai nimeni nu stia exact ce o sa se intample.  Multi au crezut ca Urma nu are cum sa cante intr-un loc atat de mare, pt ca este o trupa de “underground” (am pus ghilimele pentru ca eu nu consider Urma trupa de underground). Cel putin concertul de la Ateneu, daca nu si modul in care canta sper ca le-a demontat aceasta idee. Zic “sper” nu neaparat pentru ca sunt impreuna cu ei tot timpul, ci pentru ca[…]

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