Monday, February 22, 2010

The Peoples' ARTy #2

The second in our series of limited edition TPP poster art comes courtesy of illustrator and designer extrodinaire Tania Willis. She's worked with everyone from Channel [V] to the Guardian; from the Mandarin Oriental to Conde Naste, and now has the (highly dubious) honour of adding our musical string to her already brimming bow.

Her artwork for this coming wednesday's show is quite simply stunning. What's more, if free awesome art isn't enough, we're also going green using soy ink and recycled paper for printing. So for all you gig goers, don't forget to pick up your free, environmentally responsible, Tania Willis Ok Go poster at the end of the night!


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ólafur Arnalds: Magic

At TPP, we like to hold firm the belief that everyone from Iceland is a pixie, capable of the most sublime magic. Seems reasonable - we’ve certainly come across no evidence of the contrary. Take Ólafur Arnalds for example. The twenty three year old multi-instrumentalist who crafts achingly beautiful orchestral compositions, conjuring almost weightless pieces unparalleled in both delicacy and scope. It’s simply implausible that he is not magic…

So we're bringing him and his band over to share their musical alchemy and start his upcoming world tour in our hometown. Respect.

Ólafur's show on the 26th is SOLD OUT!
We've added an extra date on the 25th for all you who missed out! Details below in 'more'

The Peoples’ Party Presents:
Ólafur Arnalds EXTRA SHOW due to popular demand!
March 25th
Gappas Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
Tickets: $300 adv $330 door (both incl. 1 drink)
From Grappas Cellar and White Noise Records

Ólafur Arnalds
March 26th
Backstage Live, 1/F 52-54 Wellington Street, Central
Tickets: $300 adv $330 door (both incl. 1 drink)
Available from the 24th Feb.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TSM = "Pure sex"

The last time TPP saw Michael Stipe, he was dressed in a blanket at some hipster party in a Chinese restaurant in NYC (true story). We're all for blankets as fashion. We also think Stipey knows a thing or two about music. So it's high praise indeed bestowed upon Texans The Secret Machines whom he describes as "Pure sex." Spiritualized's Jason Pearce is also a big fan. As is U2, who invited them to tour stadiums in the Americas with them, likewise those mighty Kings of Leon and Interpol who did the same.

What's all the fuss all about? Well we'll tell you shall we...

They're awesome. Simple as that. Their sound a mixture of krautrock precision and stadium sized melodies. They're a prog band without the wanky solos and ego. Which, like blankets, sounds like a great idea to us.

Whilst our skyline might not have the vast openness of a Texas horizon, we believe that there probably isn't a better backdrop in the world for The Secret Machines’ tripped out space rock than the neon wonder of our fair city. So we thought we’d put our theory to the test and have them plough their epic, motorik groove under our lazer-lit sky, in their first ever show in HK on march 17th.

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't lose.

[The Peoples’ Party Presents:
The Secret Machines
+ Support
March 17th
Grappas Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Rd, Central
Tickets*: Adv $280 from Grappas & White Noise Records, or on the Door $320 (both include 1 drink)

* Tix available from the 24th February]

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