A38 Rocks

On A38 Ship, amps can sound so loud they shake the ship – and during its nearly one and a half decade long history, it has happened a number of times, and history will repeat itself in February. The upcoming concerts of bands like Touché Amoré, The Dillinger Escape Plan or Firewind promise some of the most memorable moshpits, crowdsurfings and fistpumpings that ever took place here. Rock out with your boat!

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Devin Townsend | We need to talk about Devin

Hevy Devy returns to Hungary

Canadian singer / songwriter / guitar hero Devin Townsend is an exceptional artist on the contemporary metal scene. Not because he has no hair (think of Rob Halford, for example), but for the simple fact that he’s not simply a metal musician – he blends the genre with new age and ambient elements, among others. If you’ve been to a Devin Townshend show, you know that he’s an exceptional and very entertaining performer who’s worth checking out again. If you haven’t, you definitely should go.

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OG Maco | Child Of The Rage

Get Lit!

Bringing the slurry, slanted sound of Mystikal into the age of cloud-rap, Atlanta rapper OG Maco burst on the scene in 2014 with the single U Guessed It – which teleported him to XXL Magazine’s 2015 Freshman Class list. Since then, Atlanta’s latest icon has collaborated with Skrillex, 2 Chainz, Migos and Diplo, and released more than a dozen projects of varying lengths, not to mention that he signed to Quality Control Music. Before we get lit in January, we rolled one and dived into his career.

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Arnaldo Freire | Refined Brazilianness

Arnaldo Freire is a Brazilian guitarist, teacher, cultural producer and composer. He is the author of several methods for the guitar, the teacher for drums and bass, and the creator of video curriculum “Ritmos”. During his long career, he has received several awards including the National Guitar Competition at the Mozarteum Faculty and the National Guitar Competition Souza Lima and was the first musician to perform unprecedented concert premieres for Guitar and Orchestra in Goiás, conducted by Joaquim Jaime by the Symphony Orchestra of Goiânia.

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Dillon | The older I get, the more I trust myself

Deeply personal, acoustic songs melted together with intelligent electronica: Dillon
Deeply personal, acoustic songs melted together with intelligent electronica: Dillon

Young, attractive, active in the bustling Berlin electro scene, signed to the always interesting Bpitch Control: Dillon, born Dominique Dillon de Byington sounds like Lykke Li lost in the shadows of Fever Ray’s haunted house or Hanne Hukkelberg pained by a heart crumbling to dust. Before her first Hungarian performance on November 2, we sat down for a chat with her.

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Moddi | Forbidden songs

Interview with the Norwegian singer-songwriter
Intimate and emotional, acoustic and minimal songs: Moddi
Intimate and emotional, acoustic and minimal songs: Moddi

Pål Moddi Knutsen, or simply Moddi as an artist, hail from the island of Senja in the north of Norway. Moddi plays several instruments such as guitar, accordion, piano and trumpet, and he started composing his own songs in the mid 00’s. On September 16, he will release Unsongs, a collection of songs that have, at one stage, been banned, censored or silenced. Which he will present to the Hungarian audience on September 26 at Gozsdu Manó Klub, organised by the A38 Ship. But before his concert, we sat down for a chat with him about globalisation, entertainment, cultures and much more.

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Marinah & Chicuelo | Biodiversity in music

Interview with singer Marina Abad
When creativity breaks loose: Marinah & Chicuelo
When creativity breaks loose: Marinah & Chicuelo

Almost the complete line up of the Latin Grammy-award winner Ojos de Brujo band, the “urban flamenco” duo from Barcelona featuring a fantastic guitar virtuoso: this is Marinah & Chicuelo who released their fantastic album only a few weeks ago which they will present at the A38 for the Hungarian audience. Interview with singer Marina Abad!

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Blue Foundation | Feelings and dreams

Interview with founder-singer-producer-multiinstrumentalist Tobias Wilner
They don't sound like anyone else: Blue Foundation
They don’t sound like anyone else: Blue Foundation

Blue Foundation have always felt that forward is the only way. A Brooklyn-Copenhagen collective, the project hinges on the imaginations of Tobias Wilner and Bo Rande, who recruit guests as and when they’re needed. Their latest dream-like electronic pop offering, titled Blood Moon is due to be released in September, but before it, they’ll present it to the Hungarian audience on August 22. But what can expect from the show and from the record? Founder Tobias Wilner told us about it.

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The Static Age | Open spaces, sharp edges and bright colors

Interview with guitarist-vocalist-founder Andrew Paley
Quietly political: The Static Age
Quietly political: The Static Age

Emerging from the idealistic side of punk rock and inspired by the last thirty years of alternative music, The Static Age have evolved their own sound — one that infuses melody, atmosphere, and a pulsating back beat to bring forth an unmistakable urgency and honesty in their songs. The unique weave of beautifully weathered vocals, textured guitars, and elegant keyboard melodies all sitting atop the backdrop of punchy, chorus-drenched bass and a layer of tempered drums is resulting in an emotionally resonant and danceable collection of songs that sounds like nothing else before it. You can make sure about it on July 8, when they’ll be playing with Grand Mexican Warlock at the A38 Ship. Which is why we sat down with guitarist-vocalist-founder Andrew Paley for a chat.

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Allah-Las | Melancholy and grittiness

Interview with lead guitarist-vocalist Pedrum Siadatian
Sands, the seas, the streets and cities of the golden state: Allah-Las
Sands, the seas, the streets and cities of the golden state: Allah-Las

Allah-Las is a Californian rock group formed in 2008 by former employees of the renowned music shop Amoeba Music. They are deserving successors to the Beach Boys, Byrds and Seeds. This quintet led by Miles Michaud exudes cool. They have a talent for taking inspiration from the sounds of the past and using them to produce hot new music, somewhere between rapid psychedelia and charming melody. And they all have great taste. After their eponymous first album released in 2012, the product of their escapades in the clubs of Los Angeles, they released the superb Worship The Sun in 2014, a selection of more experimental compositions. Allah-Las’s luminous, thoughtful surf-rock will take us on a musical journey to the ‘60s, bathed in sun with a sound that will have us dreaming of West Coast adventures. On June 29, they’ll be performing in Hungary for the first time at the A38 Ship, so we sat down for a chat with lead guitarist-vocalist Pedrum Siadatian.

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