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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 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 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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