SWANS

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SWANS + NORMAN WESTBERG
10-05-2020, DOMINGO – DATA ÚNICA EM PORTUGAL
HARD CLUB (SALA 1), PORTO
PORTAS 20:00
INÍCIO 21:00
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Bilhetes (25€) já à venda online na Amplistore e nas lojas:
Porto: Hard Club, Louie Louie, Bunker Store e Piranha
Lisboa: Glamorama e Flur

Photo by Jennifer Gira

Photo by Jennifer Gira

Swans are not dead!
À boa nova da segunda ressurreição dos Swans, e à iminente edição de leaving meaning, o disco que marca um regresso rejuvenescido e reinventado, soma-se agora também a data para o reencontro do colectivo capitaneado por Michael Gira com as salas portuguesas. Além de Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo e Christopher Pravdica, que integravam a anterior encarnação dos Swans, Gira far-se-á também acompanhar em palco por Dana Schecter (Insect Ark e ex-Angels of Light) e pelo incontornável mago da electrónica experimental Ben Frost.
Numa data única em Portugal, os Swans subirão ao palco do Hard Club a 10 de Maio, estando a primeira parte a cargo do ex-Swans Norman Westberg.

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Swans are not dead!
To the good news of Swans’ second resurrection, and the impending release of leaving meaning, the album that marks this rejuvenated and reinvented return, we now also have a date for the reunion of the band led by Michael Gira with Portugal. In addition to Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo and Christopher Pravdica, who were part of the previous Swans incarnation, Gira will also be accompanied on stage by Dana Schecter (Insect Ark and former Angels of Light) and the experimental electronics wizard Ben Frost.
On a single show in Portugal, Swans will take the Hard Club stage on May 10, with the former Swans member Norman Westberg opening the night.

Press (acreditações até 1 de Maio): press@amplificasom.com
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Russian Circles + Torche

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RUSSIAN CIRCLES + TORCHE
18-03-2020, QUARTA
HARD CLUB (SALA 1), PORTO
PORTAS 20:00
INÍCIO 21:00
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RUSSIAN CIRCLES + TORCHE
19-03-2020, QUINTA
LISBOA AO VIVO, LISBOA
PORTAS 20:00
INÍCIO 21:00
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Bilhetes (22€) já à venda online na Amplistore e nas lojas:
Porto: Hard Club, Louie Louie, Bunker Store e Piranha
Lisboa: Glamorama e Flur

Photo by Teddie Taylor

Photo by Teddie Taylor

Como um organismo preciso, infalível e sem sinal de desgaste, os Russian Circles percorrem desde há uma década e meia um percurso que os tem firmado como uma presença inapagável em qualquer compêndio da música pesada instrumental. Donos de uma identidade sonora inconfundível e avassaladora, fruto do casamento entre o balanço sísmico do baixo de Brian Cook, a estonteante mestria de Dave Turncrantz na bateria e o labiríntico galopar da guitarra de Mike Sullivan, a banda de Chicago regressa a Portugal em 2020 para apresentar Blood Year, o novo capítulo de uma colecção já repleta de clássicos como Station, Geneva ou Memorial.
O quarteto floridiano de sludge/stoner Torche estará encarregue da primeira parte de ambas as datas a marcar desde já na agenda: 18 de Março no Porto (Hard Club) e 19 de Março em Lisboa (LAV – Lisboa ao Vivo).

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A precise and infallible organism with absolutely no signs of wear and tear, Russian Circles have been trodding a path for a decade and a half that has made them an essential presence in any compendium of heavy instrumental music. Owners of an unmistakable sonic identity, a result of the marriage between Brian Cook’s seismic bass groove, Dave Turncrantz’s dazzling drum mastery, and the labyrinthine gallop of Mike Sullivan’s guitar, the Chicago band returns to Portugal in 2020 to present Blood Year, the new chapter in a collection already packed with classics such as Station, Geneva or Memorial.
The Floridian sludge / stoner Torche quartet will be in charge of opening both nights. Write it down in your schedule: March 18 in Porto (Hard Club) and March 19 in Lisbon (LAV – Lisboa ao Vivo).

Press (acreditações até 4 de Março): press@amplificasom.com
+ info: amp@amplificasom.com

AMPLIFEST 2019: FAQ

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

Este ano seremos uma família de mais de 29 países! Para facilitar, a info segue em inglês. Obrigado por compreenderem.

Concerts, films, Amplitalks, exhibition, craft beer bar and moments of sharing between artists and audience. We’ll do in a sole weekend what we’ve been doing all our lives: work for the sake of art with ambitious proposals.

We think that our Amplifest page has everything you need to know: line-up, performance times, directions, tickets, suggestions to visit in Porto, press contact, etc… Take a look (portuguese and english): AMPLIFEST 2019

We decided to help you to get ready anyway:

HARD CLUB

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

Our city is beautiful, isn’t it? Thank you for the picture, Jorge Silva.

View from the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Thank you, Jorge!

Hard Club, with its blood-red painted iron structure, is the very heart of Amplifest. An historic building that dates back to the 18th century, it stands in one of the most beautiful parts of Porto, with a view to the Douro river and only minutes away from the city center. Originally intended to function as a market, it has been renovated as a music venue. Hard Club holds two rooms, Sala 1 (Bürostage) and Sala 2 (Oitava Colina Stage), with a capacity for 1000 and 400 people respectively. Between these two rooms, a large corridor – the mainfloor (600 people) – will welcome the Dehn Sora exhibition, Craft Beer Bar by Oitava Colina, merchandise stands, record stalls and also serve as a communal area to hang out between shows.

PROMOTER’S ADVICES
– We’ve been doing some miracles since 2006, but here’s something we can’t do anything about: if you really want to see something at Oitava Colina Stage, make sure you’ll be there a little bit early;
– If you’re not interested in the show, PLEASE don’t ruin it by talking to your friends inside the room. Use the Mainfloor to hang out;
– Smoking inside the rooms is forbidden. Please also avoid doing it in the mainfloor – go outside the venue and enjoy the Douro river sights. We really appreciate your respect on this;

Food/ Drinks

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

At the upper floor you’ll find a restaurant that will serve you some sandwiches if you don’t want to miss a riff or a warm meal if you want a more relaxed dinner. There are some bars (see map above) where you can get your drink. Please note that neither the restaurant or bars are our responsibility although we do suggest you to enjoy some Oitava Colina beers.
ATM
There’s two cash machines nearby Hard Club (2 minutes walking): Rua Mouzinho da Silveira and Praça do Infante.
Lost & Found
If you lose something during Amplifest, please warn the staff at the box office of Sala 1.
If you find something please deliver it at the box office as well.
WI-FI
There’s wi-fi at Hard Club BUT please don’t live Amplifest through your smartphone.

TICKETS
WEEKEND PASS/ DAY TICKETS
BOX OFFICES WILL OPEN AT 13:00 ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Where do I exchange my ticket/ Amplivoucher for the wristband?
If you bought your ticket online at Amplistore: Sala 1 box office.
If you bought your ticket via bank transfer: Sala 1 box office.
If you bought your ticket at any record store or Hard Club: Sala 2 box office.
Press should pick-up their accreditations at Sala 2 box office.
Guests should pick-up their wristbands at Sala 1 box office.

I bought my ticket via Amplistore, what should I do?
Save some trees and bring your Amplivoucher in your smartphone and, once at the Sala 1 Box Office, we will give you the wristband and the beautiful ticket. Bring your ID, it’s mandatory!

I only bought a day ticket, do I have to change it for the wristband? Where?
Yes. Sala 1 box office. Bring your ID, it’s mandatory!

I still didn’t buy my ticket, where should I buy it?
It’s SOLD OUT, no more tickets will be available. Be aware that some motherfuckers will try to rip you off so DO NOT transfer any money without confirming with us if it’s legit or not.

I bought my ticket via Amplistore, but now I can’t go. What should I do?
Forward your Amplivoucher to amp@amplificasom.com with the name and ID number of the person that will come on your place. Please note that the new owner NEEDS to bring your Amplivoucher anyway.

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Amp19_horarios_12e13The world doesn’t need more paper so we won’t give you the timetable, but you can check it or download it here. Please have in mind that the running order was chosen with the utmost attention and production logistics also play a major role.

CAMERAS/ VIDEO/ SOUND RECORDING AT AMPLIFEST
Professional cameras are not allowed unless you have the Amplifest photo pass.
Video and Sound recordings are not permitted.

PORTO
We have some suggestions of places you should visit, check Amplifest 2019 website.

OH, WHAT ABOUT THE AMPLIWEATHER?
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Do you still have any questions? Write us. Even if you don’t, write us after Amplifest with suggestions, ideas, love/ hate letters. This is the 7th edition, we want to get better and better and Amplifest exists because of you. Our e-mail address: amp@amplificasom.com

Thank you for joining us*