21
SAB
Soen
RCA Club - Lisboa
Dollar Llama
Bafo de Baco - Loulé
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Hard Club - Porto
The Parkinsons + Killimanjaro + Ermo
Carmo 81 - Viseu
Cows Caos + The Brooms
Centro Cultural - Cartaxo
Earth Drive + Vircator
SIRB Os Penicheiros - Barreiro
22
DOM
23
SEG
24
TER
Mallu Magalhães
Teatro Tivoli BBVA - Lisboa
Jameson Urban Routes (Dia 1)
Musicbox - Lisboa
25
QUA
Drew McDowall
Galeria Zé dos Bois - Lisboa
Steve Hauschildt + Jari Marjamaki
Igreja de St. George - Lisboa
Jameson Urban Routes (Dia 2)
Musicbox - Lisboa
26
QUI
Jameson Urban Routes (Dia 3)
Musicbox - Lisboa
Nouvelle Vague
Aula Magna - Lisboa
Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann
Passos Manuel - Porto
27
SEX
Os Courettes
Cave 45 - Porto
Semibreve 2017 (Dia 1)
Theatro Circo / gnration - Braga
Jameson Urban Routes (Dia 4)
Musicbox - Lisboa
Nouvelle Vague
Convento de São Francisco - Coimbra
For The Glory + Destroyers Of All
DRAC - Figueira da Foz
Noiserv
Teatro José Lúcio da Silva - Leiria
28
SAB
Semibreve 2017 (Dia 2)
Theatro Circo / gnration - Braga
The National
Coliseu dos Recreios - Lisboa
Royal Blood
Campo Pequeno - Lisboa
Jameson Urban Routes (Dia 5)
Musicbox - Lisboa
Black Lips
Maus Hábitos - Porto
Mark Eitzel
Auditório - Espinho
The Parkinsons + Killimanjaro + Ermo
SHE - Évora
29
DOM
And So I Watch You From Afar
Hard Club - Porto
Semibreve 2017 (Dia 3)
Theatro Circo - Braga
Mark Eitzel
Galeria Zé dos Bois - Lisboa
Nouvelle Vague
Casa da Música - Porto
Alter Bridge
Coliseu dos Recreios - Lisboa
30
SEG
And So I Watch You From Afar
Musicbox - Lisboa
Shields
Stairway Club - Cascais
Metronomy
Coliseu dos Recreios - Lisboa
Moonspell
Lisboa ao Vivo - Lisboa
31
TER
John Maus
Maus Hábitos - Porto
Moonspell
Lisboa ao Vivo - Lisboa
Shabazz Palaces
Lux Frágil - Lisboa
1
QUA
2
QUI
Shabazz Palaces + Ângela Polícia
gnration - Braga
Omnium Gatherum + Skálmöld + Stam1na
Hard Club - Porto
3
SEX
TOPS
Maus Hábitos - Porto
Omnium Gatherum + Skálmöld + Stam1na
RCA Club - Lisboa
4
SAB
The Band of Holy Joy
Cave 45 - Porto
5
DOM
6
SEG
The Goddamn Gallows
Stairway Club - Cascais
7
TER
8
QUA
The Bug Vs Dylan Carlson of Earth
gnration - Braga
9
QUI
10
SEX
11
SAB
12
DOM
Dying Fetus + Psycroptic + Beyond Creation + Disentomb
Lisboa ao Vivo - Lisboa
13
SEG
Lamb
Coliseu do Porto
14
TER
Lamb
Coliseu dos Recreios - Lisboa
15
QUA
16
QUI
Black Bass - Évora Fest (Dia 1)
Sociedade Harmonia Eborense - Évora
The Picturebooks
Sabotage Club - Lisboa
Spoon
Coliseu do Porto
17
SEX
Fai Baba
Maus Hábitos - Porto
Sinistro
Hard Club - Porto
Hercules & Love Affair
Lux Frágil - Lisboa
Spoon
Coliseu dos Recreios - Lisboa
18
SAB
The Fall + 10 000 Russos
Hard Club - Porto
Sinistro
Le Baron Rouge - Amadora
19
DOM
20
SEG
Father John Misty + Weyes Blood
Coliseu dos Recreios - Lisboa
21
TER
Epica + Vuur + Myrath
Sala Tejo (MEO Arena) - Lisboa

Amplifest 2016 – Vo. 1 – Stronger than any faith that inflicts pain and fear

27 de Agosto, 2016 • João "Mislow" Almeida
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Many of the things that make this festival so special just become more and more surprising with each year passing. Everything everyone expected, the exhibitions, the listening sessions, the amplitalks, the records, the cold beers against the humid breeze of a summer day Porto, everything compiling sort of a collection of sensations, all in the name of the experience. A weekend that envisioned an almost medicinal therapy infusing an intrinsic distribution of colour, texture, sound and build, very much similar to that of the city’s architectural pattern. A lot of rough edges, an obvious plunge into the old and vintage with tremendous notice of the new and modern. The same can be said about the musical acts, some louder than others but the bigger picture doesn’t show variations or oscillation, which comes to show how well built and designed all of this was.

A festival that shows much more potential than just “a festival”, is bound to give us endless options into our daily plan, ranging from heavy music to post-rock, to noise/electronic and even some easy listening. With all this said, so many good things can be mentioned about what happened inside the Hard Club. We expected great performances from numerous artists, and fact is: we received much more than just that.

A disposition that embraces power from an entity that is so far beyond what we can grasp.

Amplificasom is very much used to dealing with stressful situations and loud attendance, which is a prevailing talent very much useful for an event this size and involvement with the attending ticket-buyers. A brief waiting period right before Minsk gave everyone a bleeding sensation for expectancy, right before the Sala 1 door opened and everyone rushed right in, and inside the Relapse prog. Veterans were holding preparations to immediately start playing. A fluidity that bled organic distinction from other groups, a natural way of being, explosive landscapes and polarizing melodies, with a lot of glimpses off of their latest release from 2015, The Crash & The Draw. Altarage up next in Sala 2 delivering what must’ve been the most chaotically beautiful set in the event. Blistering blast beats with pummelling bass lines, unmerciful guitars and screeching vocals, embracing a dark perspective into the primitive spiritual genetics of Death Metal. 45 minutes of abrasive urgency.

 





 

Sinistro were expected to be one of the most awaited sets on the day’s plan, and besides having played crowd favourites from their latest release Semente, they gave everyone a first run on their classic never-played-live “Cidade Part. 1” track from their Cidade EP. Needless to say the cheering towards the Portuguese never ceased. Pronouncing close to an hour performance plunging everyone to an emotional purge, words that unfortunately only the Portuguese could understand and feel deep within, along with our Spanish brothers and sisters (who were very notorious in the attendance), but the sound was clear about what was being said and felt. Even though Sinistro’s aesthetic is very much recognizable by its literature presence, the sound is still very vivid and heartfelt. Melodies and harmonies transitioned from Fado and Psychedelic Rock reclining over a heavy background with distorted guitars digging deep into a grave of memories and saudade.

 



 

Anna Von Hausswolff along with the rest of the band was for most the peak of the weekend. If there was a set to be tagged as “an experience” this would be it. A collective that transformed sound to wind and propelled it along the venue’s facades, practically only missing the curtains and gothic arcades to complement the almost ritualistic presence of Anna’s voice and Organ.

Romanticizing the relationship between the crowd and the music, the songs were felt deeply by most, being noticed by a lot of listeners tears of a heartfelt experience only left to be remembered with time. Applauded graciously and endlessly, giving the crowd humble “thank yous” and praise, the Swedish artist was undeniably the orchestrator of the ceremony. Famous tracks like “Evocation”, “Deathbed”, “Stranger” and Discovery were definitely the most applauded but needless to say, the entire performance was of a dimension hard to measure.

With Third Law recently released, considered by most a progressively growing cult-album in the electronic genre, Roly Porter felt best to transmit as much of Third Law at the end of the night as possible. Power discharges flanking the middle of the venue’s smallest room, transitioning cosmic explosions, colour and decimating noise thrusting visions of outer space and ear-shattering echoes of compulsive decibels. Confound frequencies taking into everyone’s mind what must’ve been like to be Ellen Ripley in the Nostromos. Claustrophobia was felt deep within the guts of those who dared go through an experience like Roly Porter’s closing set on the first day of Amplifest.

 



por João "Mislow" Almeida
27 de Agosto, 2016
festival, 2016, porto, reportagem, portugal, review, hard club, amplificasom, amplifest, images, live, report, photos
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