• Hokaben review

    Nov 11 2008, 18h21 por zxzw

    This weekend we went to the excellent Hokaben festival in London. It was a small scale ZXZW with artists like Sun Ra Arkestra, Chops, Dethscalator and Zun Zun Egui playing. The festival was held in 93 Feet East, a nice venue with 3 halls close to the Rough Trade record shop, in a cool part of town full of record shops, clothing shops, Indian restaurants and girls looking like The Ting Tings members.
    The smalles hall was curated by Illegal Seagul which is like the Vatican Analog of Bristol. A lot of weird acts with nice costumes performed there. On Friday Don Caballero did the usual stuff, playing some pastiche post rock music and proving that their best band member started Battles.
    Fucked Up really ruled. They played a very dynamic show with some anthems, some chaotic parts and some underpants. Also the very loud krautrock trip of Mugstar ruled.
    The Saturday was the best day of the festival. So much good music. Zun Zun Egui did a superb show, adding some noisy layers to the sound of nu-white-afropop bands like Vampire Weekend.