Best of 2011
My personal concert favorites of the year 2011 & some more...
To say farewell to another year, I'm recapitulating the last 365 days - 2011 has been quite successful year for me, with few of the highlights being...
Pekarna, Dvorana Gustaf, Maribor (Slovenia), 23/12/2011
Probably the last shooting gig in the year 2011, was my first proper concert of Slovenian trio Nina Bulatovix (saw them before briefly on one small festival), which was quite nice & loud experience.
MuziKafe, Ptuj (Slovenia), 02/12/2011
In a packed ambient of a great small club MuziKafe in the town of Ptuj, well known Slovenian accordionist, vocalist and composer Bratko Bibič took us on an extraordinary musical trip with his fellow musicians.
Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 01/12/2011
After few years of solo projects, Lamb finally got back together, released a great album and came for the first time in Slovenia!
Orpheum, Graz (Austria), 24/11 > 26/11/2011
Great and cosy small festival which gave some great artists, with mine highlights being the performances of L/O/N/G, Der Nino aus Wien, Tunng and Maria Doyle Kennedy.
MIKK, Murska Sobota (Slovenia), 19/11/2011
Great gig from Scott McCloud's (ex-Girls Against Boys) latest band, plus debut concert of a new small Slovenian supergroup, plus interview with Scott after, plus meeting a lot of friends in one night - what can be better that this? :)
SNG Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 18/11/2011
MARIBOrient is a "musical-visual-dance ritual" by a group called Saltana whose members are oriental dancer Edita Čerče, three musicians (Tadej Furlan, Dani Marinič and Andrej Hrvatin) and a VJ Katja Hrvatin Jazbec.
Jazz klub Satchmo, Maribor (Slovenia), 16/11/2011
Sex Mob: play Duke Ellington, Nino Rota and James Bond!
Magnet club, Berlin (Germany), 01/11/2011
Antje Öklesund, Berlin (Germany), 29/10/2011
Adriano Celentano Gebäckorchester is a group of musicians performing old Italian pop songs using a name of a famous Italian singer, songwriter, comedian, actor and film director as a hommage. Their gig was mixed with a birthday party, so the level of dance, singing and fun among the crowd in the crowded underground club Antje Öklesund was quite, quite high!
Narodni dom Maribor, Velika dvorana, Maribor (Slovenia), 25/10/2011
Orpheum, Graz (Austria), 15/10/2011
Apparatjik are Magne Furuholmen (a-ha), Guy Berryman (Coldplay), Jonas Bjerre (Mew) and producer Martin Terefe. They are four guys in shiny uniforms playing in a cube. They are 50% art and 50% pop!
Narodni dom Maribor, Velika dvorana, Maribor (Slovenia), 10/10/2011
Four outstanding musicians, gathered under the name of Ginger Baker & Jonas Hellborg Group, gave us two hours of very energetic (and in some moments, very loud), inspiring and moving music.
Kulturzentrum Leibnitz, Hugo Wolf Saal, Leibnitz (Austria), 08/10/2011
Opening concert for the "Leibnitzer Jazztage 2011" jazz festival was a very interesting and very cool project between young classical and jazz musicians from Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and a jazz legend, trumpeter and Grammy award winner Randy Brecker.