Preview of concerts in Luxembourg this February

Having cancelled their show last year at Rockhal, Glasgow’s favourite twee indie outfit Belle & Sebastian are finally making a return to Rockhal on 11 February. In 2014, the band cut their 9th studio album ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’, which blends electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks. They deserve several accolades, each of which are rare for any band in 2017 – Belle & Sebastian are unique, unpredictable, and fiercely loved.

Taking krautrock’s motorik beats and Post-Punk deconstructions and honing them into a hushed percussive incantation, The Soft Moon’s self-titled debut album took shape.

The album was released in late 2010 by Captured Tracks and was praised by critics and emulated by contemporaries. While previous albums were primarily instrumental records, where Vasquez’s voice was diffused amidst the music as another instrument, ‘Deeper’ marked the beginning of a new musical direction where vocals and lyrics became something more than a mere presence.

Think dark, brooding and post industrial sounds for this one. These epic sounds will surely totally immerse you in the very intimate surroundings of de Gudde Wëllen on 18 February.

As an artist Sam Lee traverses many worlds, challenging and pioneering folk music in as diverse places and ways. Not just an award-winning singer with two highly decorated albums to his name and a sound incomparable to his contemporaries’; his work fostering live music in the UK has been instrumental in the explosion of folk in the last decade. Sam reinvents not just the way these ancient songs should sound but how they can be sourced, exist and thrive, from conscientiously gathering them in Gypsy Traveler camps to singing them for the Hollywood big screen and for your ears on 22 February at the Philharmonie.

The jazz musicians of the Lincoln Center Orchestra (JALCO) and the trumpet player Wynton Marsalis are living legends of jazz. They are this season Artists in Residence at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. The month of February is under the sign of their unique and exciting game. With three projects – one of which is especially aimed at children – the masters of swing and blues offer to dive into the history of a genre that defines itself beyond names such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk or Benny Goodman, and that JALCO musicians see as a musical metaphor for democracy. A unique opportunity to meet legends at the Philharmonie over 23 & 24 February.

The Choppy Bumpy Peaches are a young Space Rock / Neo-Psychedelic band from Luxembourg. The band formed in 2014 and since then released EP in 2016 called ‘Melocoton’ which got them support gigs for Blues Pills at Atelier Den, Gringo Star and (SANDY) Alex G. Combining influences from the great era of Psychedelic and Space Rock like Pink Floyd with modern eastern Krautrock bands like Kikagaku Moyo, the Peaches created their own vision of Space Rock with their new LP. A live performance by the band will take you on a cosmic ride of heavy psychedelic guitar riffs to Indian summer vibes, all while floating in a lush atmosphere this 24 February at Rotondes for their album launch night.

Founded in the late 80s The Charlatans were able to establish themselves as Brit-Pop took over the charts in the 90s. Best known for their single, ‘The Only One I Know’ The Charlatans reached the top of the British album charts with three of their LPs in the 90s. Now back with their best album in 20 years The Charlatans will perform the first time ever in Luxembourg at den Atelier on 25 February .

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