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Railing against the new world order: a boisterous final night with The Ex and Tropical Fuck Storm

The final night of the festival tends to be a more mellow experience as the largest flood of bands has come and gone. However this year they’ve saved some of the best for last with two heavily punk inspired bands in The Ex and Tropical Fuck Storm, though they’ve moved far beyond the confines of this genre. Both bands have ironically attained a lot of clout precisely through their rejection

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LGW2019: The 5 highlights of Le Guess Who?

With an eclectic offering of bands from all over the world, it seems that Le Guess Who? has once again succeeded in maintaining their renowned reputation. The thirteenth edition had around 200 artists scattered over four exhaustive days, creating a unique experience. Whether you like world music, jazz or electronic music. Either way, the visitor was bound to find a whole heap of surprises, being able to form the festival

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LGW2019: The greatness of independence – A noisy night in dB’s with The Glücks, Italia 90 and Empath

Most of Le Guess Who?’s venues are right in the city centre, but two main ones stand out on either side. To the southeast De Helling provides an alternate location for more abrasive bands less suitable for their main Vredenburg complex. On the northwestern side of the centre a large industrial warehouse is situated, called the CAB-building, containing amongst others a brewery, a film studio and dB’s, one of a

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LGW2019: A celebration of psych with Moon Duo, Acid Mothers Temple and Acid Rooster

Whether you like jazz, world music or electronic: with over 200 bands Le Guess Who? has something for everyone. But the way Le Guess Who? realizes its full potential is also via an unrequited love for psychedelic music in all its facets. Throughout the years there has been a good dosage of psychrock acts and this year is no different. From Earth on Thursday, two Mythic Sunship sets to up-and-coming

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LGW2019: How Mythic Sunship became one of this editions highlights

It is strange to think that Mythic Sunship, with seven albums under their belt, only just now in 2019 visited the Netherlands for the first time, back in April at Roadburn. Naturally, the anaconda rockers from Copenhagen, seem a great fit for Le Guess Who? too, because the band has been steadily rising in the psychscene. And for good reason, because their discography encompasses a whole heap of influences, from

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LGW2019: A headfirst dive into a sea of noise and deprivation with Moon Relay and Girl Band

As usual Le Guess Who? has a lot to offer for enthusiasts of noise and experimental rock. From the wildly innovative, deeply unsettling or just immensely loud, bands all across this genre have made their way to Utrecht to wreak havoc this weekend. Primary among them on this Friday are the freewheeling spacerock of Moon Relay from Norway and the Irish menace Girl Band with the honours of properly ending

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LGW2019: Who needs eardrums anyway? Lightning Bolts addictively destructive party at the end of the world 

The name Le Guess Who? has for many people become synonymous for breaking boundaries, experimentation and, even in louder genres, for good taste. However, what happened at the tail end of an already particularly noise-laden Friday night when Lightning Bolt took to the stage has nothing to do with all of the above. For anyone who’s already witnessed a live show by this duo before, or who’s heard of their

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LGW2019: The Sweet Release of Death & blissful noise

The Sweet Release Of Death has been brooding – both underground and at times above ground – for at least five years now. The Rotterdam noise group managed to kick up some dust and gather quite a following with the release of two albums in 2015 and 2016. Live shows were sometimes scarce, but met with merely raving reports. They came out of self-chosen isolation to drop their third record

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LGW2019: Industrial grooves and psychedelic sounds – Exploring The Bug’s Thursday curation at Le Guess Who 2019?

Dub, industrial hip hop, dancehall, dubstep…these are only a few of the music genres British musician Kevin Martin has dabbled in. Therefore fittingly, he has been chosen to curate Le Guess Who? festival with an eclectic array of musicians under his banner. From the dub stylings of Jah Shaka Sound System to the peculiar electronic free jazz of LOTTO: there seems to be something for everyone. But The Bug’s choices

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De Le Guess Who?-tips van Geheimtip The Sweet Release Of Death

Nu ja Geheimtip, zo obscuur is The Sweet Release Of Death nu ook alweer niet. Wel behoren de Rotterdamse noisers tot een schaars goed: Nederlandse acts op Le Guess Who? Op showcasefestival Le Mini Who? staat zondag weer een heel vaderlands contingent, maar op het hoofdfestival? Slechts zeven tellen we er tussen de ruim tweehonderd acts: The Ex, Yin Yin, Arp Frique, Ensemble Klang, Blazing Suns, Maarten Vos en dit

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