Venue Preview: STARS Live in Jakarta at Soehanna Hall

Ahead of STARS’ debut performance in Jakarta, let’s check out the venue that will host their live show.

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The hall boasts an excellent audio system to prove the best indoor audio experience Featuring floor to ceiling wooden panels made in such high quality to create that unperturbed condition when enjoying performances.

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Soehanna Hall is located in The Energy building which is strategically positioned at the southwest corner of SCBD Jakarta. The location is one of the best commercial sites in Jakarta and is free from “3 in 1” zone and highly accessible with immediate links to
a network of many routes through the SCBD, Jalan Senopati, Jalan Tulodong, and
Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto.

For more information, visit their website

Three New Indonesian Music Videos You Should Watch Right Now

Music video serves as a visual representation for a song, telling a story beyond music and lyrics. In addition to last week’s video release from Vague, you should also check these clips:

1. Kaveh Kanes – “Tiger in Your Tank” 

Another jewel in Kolibri Rekords’ roster, Kaveh Kanes is back with their second single “Tiger in Your Tank”.  The song encapsulates the moment when you find yourself in a crossroad faced with a decision that will form your future self. This pastel-hued and picturesque video was directed by Asad Gibran & Smita Kirana and edited by Ratta Bill.

2. Marsh Kids – “Mawar Tujuh Rupa”

The superband known as Marsh Kids revealed this stop motion video of their B-side track “Mawar Tujuh Rupa”, that was released under Helat Tubruk x Nanaba Records last Cassette Store Day, last Sunday, 8 November 2015 at an intimate gathering at Jakarta’s Paviliun 28. Directed by Jodi Setiawan & Prisillia Melissa, it is a great interpretation of this beautiful pop tune.

3. Raincoat – “Housed”

Picking up the pace with Jakarta’s hardcore outfit Raincoat is their MV for “Housed”. Set at Beatspace Studios with Vague & Jirapah’s drummer, Januar Kristianto taking vocal duties this time. Shot by AMPM Studio & Ferdian R and edited at F Studio, this one is sure to give you an adrenaline rush

Watch the ad for VEGA INTL. Night School Hotline

Do you ever wish that there was a hotline you could call up to chat with Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo? According to this infomercial now you can call 512-643-VEGA to talk about the new album. As promised in the clip, callers will be greeted by one of two “perfect boyfriends” — either Alan Palomo or some guy called Allan DeBarge.

 

Watch Vague’s new music video, “A Giant Blur”

Local punk heroes, Vague recently released a video for their track “A Giant Blur”, accompanied by the following essay written by Dwiputri Pertiwi:

A Giant Blur

Life is often demanding, but sometimes we demand even more from it. When it does not turn out the way we would like it to, it is difficult to avoid disappointment—it is as if we had just been diagnosed with a serious illness, that illness being life itself. It is a truth that becomes all the more difficult to accept when we realize that the disease is also the cure: the faster we run away, the faster we will return. So here we are, running back and forth, escaping, creating and re-creating the giant blur. At this point, the only way to get even the slightest sign of clarity is to go for a long drive when almost everyone else is asleep.

The world rushes its way in a circle.

Exploring themes of uncertainty, fading idealism and the fear of death is what the Jakarta-based trio, Vague, sought out to do through their first music video. “The Giant Blur”, which is the fourth track from ‘Footsteps’ (2014), became the band’s first attempt to combine their music with visual components. Vague collaborated with Kulturo, a collective initiated by filmmakers Riar Rizaldi and Adythia Utama.

Nothing is clear.

It’s all a giant blur.

The video focuses on a middle-aged man who, upon receiving a letter from a hospital, spends the night driving aimlessly around Jakarta. As a whole, the narrative appears to be easy to follow, but the process of creating the video proved to be a challenge. “For me, Vague’s ‘A Giant Blur’ is a song that’s very hard to visualize as a story,” said Riar. In the end, he and his team decided that it was best to treat the character as the video’s unifying element—a bridge between the story and the song.
While a song is indeed capable of speaking for itself, “The Giant Blur” there is no harm in approaching it from a different perspective.

 

Watch The Story of The Artist Behind The Album Art of Tame Impala on Pitchfork.tv’s “Unsung”

For the romantics among us, the artwork that accompanies the music holds a special place. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of holding your favourite record sleeve in your hands and savouring the album art while listening to the songs. It becomes a part of the record’s identity.

Robert Beatty is the designer/illustrator behind Tame Impala’s Currents, Neon Indian’s VEGA INTL. Night School, Real Estate’s Days, and the subject of Pitchfork.tv‘s latest documentary series called “Unsung”.

Watch the first installment of the series here:

 

 

 

Watch Neon Indian’s Performance of “The Glitzy Hive” at New York’s Webster Hall

Coinciding with the release of his third studio album, VEGA INTL. Night School, Neon Indian debuted a brand new live performance experience at  New York’s Webster Hall as part of the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon.

Powered by Microsoft  technology, the show came to life through immersive visuals created in real time, taking full advantage of the latest interactive technology. Each of the five Kinect sensors used captured a different band member, reacting to the music and movements happening live on stage.

This unique collaboration between Microsoft and Neon Indian, produced by Listen, will allow Neon Indian to continue bringing his unique vision to life at select performances as he continues to tour throughout the United States.

For more info visit: www.cmj.com/ITMxNeonIndian

Don’t miss the exhilarating performance, as Neon Indian brings his music to life for the first time in Jakarta, Indonesia. Click here for details on the show and how to get your tickets.