Monthly Archives: November 2009

Winter News from AthenStyle

The winter is on its way, and we are more prepered then ever to make sure you will have a great stay with us. For example, our famous roof top bar is still going to be open; we have put up covers to shield from the wind (of course see through) so you can still enjoy our beutyful view with a drink. Perhaps a beer? During happy hour you get two drinks for one. So one beer is one euro, what better deal then that can you get?!

 We are also getting two new computers today for the once that wants to hide from the cold (and it’s not really cold, Im Scandinavian so I know). This is thanks to all you that have left reviews on hostelworld.com! We do read the reviews and we are doing our best to be better. These two computers is a sign of that. So thank you all for giving us the reviews, good as bad.

 For you that have followed us knows that we arrange exhibitions here at the hostel. And right now we have three exhibitions knocking on our door. We are an art-hostel and we are going to live up to that. So the art is not only in our exhibition area, the art is spreding though the hostel step by step in our rooms with the help of artist who comes here to stay with us and decorate a room. If you would like to do this, please send an e-mail to info.aaca@gmail.com. We have allready done some of our dormatories, but more is coming.

 And of course, the day when we all get disepointed on the nitted socks from grandmother is racing twoards us. And we are getting ready to give the hostel that specieal Christmas feeling and without the soft packages under the Christmas tree. So for all of you that wants to get away from the nitted socks can come here and celibrate it with us!

 These are just a few of the news, so come here and you will find out more!

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Nouvelle Vauge in Athens on the 27 november!

From hand to hand spread of the album Nouvelle Vague in Greece, since no original record company did not consider that there was good reason for him released. So everyone began to wonder “but what he adapted the” Guns of Brixton “huh?” And “what is that saying the divine” love will tear us apart “;». Gradually, their name began to “play” with fury in small places the center and alternative radio frequencies. The sayings repeated by machine-gun pace: “They say Nouvelle Vague and French.

They started from Paris, but by far surpassed the borders of France. The Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux are two of the most polypragmones musicians – producers of the French scene over the past 12 years (with albums on valid labels, such as F Communications, Output, Naïve, etc.). When their paths reached a common point they decided to build a creative and eclectic format, designed to honor the teens listen to.

Having grown up with the famous new wave bands of the period 1977-1984, The two musicians have chosen to adapt timeless compositions punk, post punk to new wave bands such as Joy Division, Clash, Dead Kennedys, XTC, Cure, Tuxedomoon, Depeche Mode, Public Image Limited, Undertones, Josef K, etc.

But because these songs would make no sense to diaskefastoun with similar orchestrations, the Nouvelle Vague decided to keep the melodic core of each composition and re-run everything from scratch, using simple, acoustic orchestrations referring to the style of bossa nova , the jazz of the ’50s and the pop of the 60s.

Then searched and found eight vocalists (six French, one Brazilian and one New Yorker) but which, in addition to having beautiful voices, had to meet a key requirement. Do not have never heard the songs will be interpreted, just not to be affected by the original, not in the least.

The album created a huge sensation around the world, after the tracks is like rewritten from scratch. It looks really amazing how transformed the punk paean of the Clash, «Guns Of Brixton», with gentle acoustic guitars and that the absolute erotic anthem of Joy Division “Love Will tear Us Apart” forces each time the radio producers to answer hundreds of phone calls requiring listeners to learn “what diaskefazoun so beautiful this song. On the other hand, the “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode is served again highlighting the potential of casual, and even the Martin L. Gore would admit that his performance in “In a Manner of Speaking” of Tuxedomoon are not as subversive and yet so enjoyable!

In recent years they have toured around the world (from Scandinavia to Tel Aviv to Turkey and Mexico) and have come together with Dead Can Dance in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. They managed to win the public and major festivals (Big Chill, Primavera, Glastonbury, Overground) and small clubs (Jazz Café, Blue Note) and of course those who have seen them live in one of their performances in Greece, we have every reason appointments to restore the band inspired by France, whose most recent record release after the album with the symbolic title of “Vande A ‘part” (a tribute to the homonymous film by Jean-Luc Godard), is the NV3. With this new work to the NV go a step further, after this time, not just cover versions recorded favorite songs, but invited them to the studio and into the microphone the original singers! Thus, the NV3, among others, the lead singer of the group, Melanie Pain, interprets Master and Servant with the Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), and the All my colours together with Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen) – the Marina Celeste sings the Our lips are sealed, with Terry Hall (Specials) and Funboy Three – the Nadeah Miranda do a duet together with Barry Adamson of the Parade Magazine.

“It was a fantastic experience,” says Olivier, “but also very daunting at the same time, working with someone like Mc Culloch: When I listen to the studio to sing, you want to record 15 songs with him, not just one! All these guys are so cool – are fine, they have style is funny, love music and are very passionate. ”

H extraordinary success of Nouvelle Vague, which started as a joke almost, is such that many people who do not know the original songs, considers this to their own compositions.

The concert in November, however, by Marc Collin and will present the new singer of the group!

Info
Gagarin 205 Live Music Space: Liosia 205, THYMARAKIA Athens
Start time: 21.30
Ticket price: 30 €
Presale: Metropolis, Ticket House, http://www.i-ticket.gr

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Athens Art & Culture Association issue 41. The guide of the best events in Athens

EVENTS IN THE CITY

Friday20 November Pet Shop Boys* the princes of dance-pop in concert Place: Metropolitan Expo Airport stop L3 h 19.00 € 50 (1)Balkan Express The Greek Estoudiantina Orchesta with acclaimed Balkan musicians Place: Badminton Theatre Alsos Stratou Metro L3: Katechaki Station) h 21.00 €30 (1)Horse House –Czech Pub- Birthday Party Rock Live Music and bodypaiting (21-30-23.30) Drinking, eating and dancing until 5.00 am Place: Horse House 110 Ermou St Psirri.

Kilimanjaro Reggae band Place: Aesop Myth 11 Aesop. Psirri

Saturday21 October W.A.S.P The American heavy metal band in concert. Place: Gagarin 205 Live Music Space 205 Liosion St. (Attiki Metro stop) h 19.30 €30 http://www.ticketpro.grA Capela Five friends from Thessaloniki with greek and foreign pop-rock hits. Place: Cafe Alavastron 78 Damareos St. Pangrati h 23.00 €10Yes it does!! Sure it does!!  Girls just wanna have fun*

Dj sets- Place: Skull Bar Ippokratous & L Katsoni. Exarchia

h. 23:30  Girls: free Boys: € 8 drink included

Sunday22 November Neo Yoruba Multicultural ambient with friends jamming afro, jazz and soul. Place: Bacaro 1 Sophocleous St. h 22.00 FreeLathos Pathos, Dimitris Arnaoutis Seven musicians, songs from blues to reggae and latin. Place: Crossbar of Basil 3 Didotou St. Kolonaki. h 22.30 € 15
Monday23 November Messin’ with the blues Duo performance original blues songs and covers. Place: Bios 84 Pireos h 22.00 FreeMatisse, Johnette Napolitano The English popular band participates in the Indie Rock Band’s Festival with J. Napolitano. Place: Southern Cross – Main Stage & Frantzis Tharypas 35-37, Neos Kosmos h 20.00 € 15 with drink
Tuesday24 November Fide Koksal Turkish singer accompanying by a five-band, combines the music of his homeland with the greek. Place: Thousand and two nights 10 Karaiskaki St. PsirriBurgundy Grapes Beautiful organic soundscapes from the Athenian duo. Place:Vinyl Microstore 34 Didotou St h2100 Free
Wednesday25 November Athens Voice Birthday Party* The popular magazine celebrates 6 years of free cultural information. Concerts, dj’s, happenings Place: Venue Pireos 130 h 22.00. Free admissionThe Blues Hats A six-member group of friends, artistic rhythms and jazz. Place: Cafe Alavastron 78 Damareos St. Pangrati h 23.00 h 22.30 Free
Thursday 26 November Theodosia TsatsouKiller 45 Retro Electro Special Jazz, funk, rock rhythms by a greek singer Place:  Kitarro 48 Ipirou & Aharnon. Viktoria Station.€ 15 with drink 

Public, Syntagma Sq. and www.ticketservices.gr (1) and www.ticketnet.gr (2)

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS IN ART GALLERIES

  • “Art History, is not “written”; it is rather “roasted” slowly. Personal Exhibition and installation by Angie Karatza Until 24/11 (Cheapart, Themistokleous & A. Metaxa 25, Exarchia) 
  •  “Ancient Athenian Women” – Temporary Exhibition. Until 30/11. Entrance 5€. (National Archaeological Museum, 44 Patission Ave.) 
  • The Sleepers by Daniel Barroca. Drawings. Until 05/12.  Free entrance. (Qbox Gallery 10 Armodiou St. Monastiraki) 
  • Mark America Exhibition Retrospective exhibition of the American artist and pioneer in the media arts fields. Until 03/01. (National Museum of Comtemporany Art Vas. Georgiou Β’ 17-19 and Rigillis St. Metro Evangelismos) 
  • “Beyond the silence” Retrospective of the Iranian artist Y.Z Kami  – paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs and collages- Until 10/01 Entrance  3€ / 1,5€ students. (National Museum of Contemporany Art. Vas. Georgiou Β’ 17-19 and Rigillis St. Metro Evangelismos) 
  •  “The Creation of Image” Warhol/Icon: Until 06/01 (Byzantine and Christian Museum, 15 Vassilis Sofias Av.) Tue-Sun 8.30-15.00 
  • Warhol Screen test Until 06/01. (Potnia Thiron Gallery, 7 Zaimi St, Exarchia) Mon-Fri 10-21 
  • European Squares Exhibition dedicated to the squares of Europe. Until 6/12. Entrance 3€ (New Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Ave. Metro Keramikos) 
  • James Ensor. Art Exhibition of the Belgian expressionist. Until 1/12 (New Benaki Museum Pireos, 138 Pireos Av. Kerameikos L3) Wen,Thu-Sun 10:00-18:00 Fri-Sat 10:00-22:00 €3 

6 NOV -06 DEC @ APhF 09 ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL

Photographic work will cover a surface of 5000 square meters, full of exhibitions and video installations. Place: Esplanade Building (next to Tae Kwon Do Court), Water Plaza, Faliron Olympic Complex (Tram stop Delta Falirou)

From Saturday 7/11 to Sunday 6/12 3 €, unlimited visits 7 € Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 17.00-22.00, Sunday 12:00-22:00

20-26 NOV – PEE WEE ELLIS ASSEMBLY @ AT HALF NOTE*

They say he is Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis is the man who “invented funk”. The American saxophonist, composer and arranger was an important member of James Brown‘s band in the 1960s and appeared on many of Brown’s most notable recordings. He also worked closely with Van Morrison. Have a hot funky night in  Halfnote 17 Trivonianou St. Mets District. (Lines 1-2 Leoforous Vouilagmenis) h 22:30. Tickets from €30 (€20 students) with drink.

*Strongly recommended!

Movies of the week

The Twilight Saga: The moon (Thriller-USA)

The 18th birthday of Bela an unexpected event requires Edward to take a painful decision. To secure that, he will go for everything from Phorcys and her life.

Empassy Nova Odeon 5 Joachim & Herodotus, Kolonaki (Metro Evangelismos) 17.00/19.4522.30 (Fri to Wed) 17.00/22.30 (Tues)

Whatever Works (Romantic-USA)

Absolutely loyal to Woody Allen style, an eccentric New Yorker abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence

Attikon Cinemax Class 19 Stadiou St. Metro Panepistimio

18.30/20.30/22.40 (Fri to Wed)   €9 €7 (student)

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About the road construction, our street is done! Have a look!

We have told you before that they are doing the streets of Psirri to pedestrian streets. Well, finally they are done with Agias Theklas, and thats the street where the hostel is. Well, we are still waiting to get plants and flowers, but it will come later on. Everything here has to be done in greek time. That meens that the thing you could have done today you can also do tomorrow. But here is the picture, doesnt it look nice?

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November 17th.

Each year, November 17th is be filled with commemorations of November 17th, 1973, when a student uprising at Athens’ Polytechnic University was brutally suppressed by the military government which had seized power.

The government of the “Colonels” was backed by the United States as part of a Cold War strategy to reduce the influence of communism in the region. Because of the U.S. support of this suppressive regime, many Greeks still harbor resentment toward the United States and distrust its interventions.

What’s the Effect on Your Travel in Greece?

November 17th parades and protests always disrupt travel to some degree, especially in Athens, where are the most vigorous displays.

To avoid encountering this activity, ask to AthenStyle’s staff what streets are likely to be involved and plan accordingly. The areas almost certain to be affected will probably include the Polytechnic University, the American Embassy, the French Embassy, and the related streets surrounding those areas, and also near Syntagma Square, traditionally a popular protest location due to the presence of the Greek Parliament building.

Another drawback is that some subway stations close at 3 pm (Panepistimio close at 1 pm), but anyway, today is a wonderful sunny day that invites walking, or to visit one of the closest island.

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ARCH ENEMY IN ATHENS THE 27 OF NOVEMBER

Melodic thrash / death with some data from hard n ‘heavy and “Diva Satanica” Angela Gossow on vocals … The Arch Enemy back in Greek stages, within the European tour “Tyrants of Evil”, thus presenting the most explosive form .
The reason the new ‘symbolic’ album, “The Root Of All Evil”, which released just 2 months before their appearance.
This is a collection of the first three album, “Black Earth” (1996), “Stigmata” (1998) and “Burning Bridges” (1999) ie by the time the vocals been providing the Johan Liiva. But the songs will be rewritten with more energy than the best composition of the band.
We will hear classic songs like “Beast Of Man”, “The Immortal”, “Transmigration Macabre”, “Bridge Of Destiny” to the insanely beautiful vocals of Angela Gossow.

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Athens Art & Culture Association issue 40. The guide of the best events in Athens

EVENTS IN THE CITY

Friday13 November Yves Larock* The Swiss producer, creator of the mega hit «Rise Up» back to Athens for a DJ set. Place: Kalua 6 Amerikis St. Kolonaki h 23.30 € 15 (with drink) Koloko Funky Orchesta Afrobeats/Salsa. Gazarte 32-34 Voutadon St. Gazi. h. 22.00 Another show on 14/11. Tickets from €25 http://www.ticketquest.gr

Apurimac* Indian Music/Afrocuban/ Place: Cafe Alavastron 78 Damareos St. Pangrati h 23.00 €10 Students €8

Eduardo Santhana Live Brazilian singer-songwriter. Place: Small Music Theatre 33 Veikou St., Koukaki, h 21.30 €12

Saturday14 November Yann Tiersen in Concert* Composer with a full band Place: Fuzz Club 1 Patriarchou Ioakim St. h 21.30 Ticket €35www.i-ticket.gr / Public Music Store (1)

Ulver in Concert The Norwegian trio. Black metal/Trip hop.
Place:  Gagarin 205 Live Music Space 205 Liosion St. (Attica Metro stop) h 21.30 €25 http://www.ticketpro.gr

Sunday15 November Bobby Shew, Big Band* American trumpeter, leader of the Athenian Big Band, in original compositions and improvisations vigil. Place:  Concert Hall -Banquet Hall-Vas Sofias Kokkalis h 23.00 € 25 (square), € 15 (balcony)Hellas vs Ukranie Play-off match for the world championship. Place: OAKA Basketball Arena 37 Kifissias St. Maorussi. h 20:00. Metro Stop: Irini & Neratziotissa (L1) Tickets €10 – €40 
Monday16 November Kurt Elling in Concert Jazz vocalist Place: Pallas Theater 5 Voukourestiou St. Syntagma h 21.00 Tickets from €35 http://www.ellthea.gr / Public Music Store (1)Born to Groove RareGrooves/Afrobeat/Funk/Pop/Sou/Reggae selections from Paranormale. Place: Tiki Athens 15 Pavilion St. Koukaki. Metro Acropolis h 22.00 Admission free
Tuesday17 November Is no good hits with the 45s Dj selection of Funk/Soul/Jazz Place: Loop 3 Asomatos Sq. Monastiraki. h 23.00. FreeNUKeLEUS Trio piano-bass-drums Place: Parafono 130 Asklepios & Cyrene St. 23.00 h €10
Wednesday18 November Cubana Bop Cuban and jazzy music from the seven-member band Place: Bacaro 1 Sophocleous St. h 22.00 FreeNikos Veropoulos Greek music. Place: Thousand and two nights 10 Karaiskaki St. Psirri. H 10.30 €10
Thursday 19 November Faithless* British electronica band Place: 50 Days Konstantinoupoleos & Damokleous 8. Gazi h 23.00. Entrance €20 with drinkRock n’ Rolla (Aleka Apergi) Glam&Dirty dj set Place: Tiki Athens 15 Pavilion St. Koukaki. Acropolis h 22.00 Free 

(1) Public Music Store, Syntagma Square, on the left coming from Ermou St.    Mon to Fri 09.00-21.00  Sat 09.00-20.00

Ongoing Exhibitions in Art Galleries 

  • “Art History, is not “written”; it is rather “roasted” slowly. Personal Exhibition and installation by Angie Karatza Until 24/11 (Cheapart, Themistokleous & A. Metaxa 25, Exarchia) 
  •  “Ancient Athenian Women” – Temporary Exhibition. Until 30/11. Entrance 5€. (National Archaeological Museum, 44 Patission Ave.) 
  • The Sleepers by Daniel Barroca. Drawings. Until 05/12.  Free entrance. (Qbox Gallery 10 Armodiou St. Monastiraki) 
  • Mark America Exhibition Retrospective exhibition of the American artist and pioneer in the media arts fields. Until 03/01. (National Museum of Comtemporany Art Vas. Georgiou Β’ 17-19 and Rigillis St. Metro Evangelismos) 
  • “Beyond the silence” Retrospective of the Iranian artist Y.Z Kami  – paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs and collages- Until 10/01 Entrance  3€ / 1,5€ students. (National Museum of Contemporany Art. Vas. Georgiou Β’ 17-19 and Rigillis St. Metro Evangelismos) 
  •  “The Creation of Image” Warhol/Icon: Until 06/01 (Byzantine and Christian Museum, 15 Vassilis Sofias Av.) Tue-Sun 8.30-15.00 
  • Warhol Screen test Until 06/01. (Potnia Thiron Gallery, 7 Zaimi St, Exarchia) Mon-Fri 10-21 
  • European Squares Exhibition dedicated to the squares of Europe. Until 6/12. Entrance 3€ (New Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Ave. Metro Keramikos) 
  • James Ensor. Art Exhibition of the Belgian expressionist. Until 1/12 (New Benaki Museum Pireos, 138 Pireos Av. Kerameikos L3) Wen,Thu-Sun 10:00-18:00 Fri-Sat 10:00-22:00 €3 

6 NOV -06 DEC @ APhF 09 ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL

Photographic work will cover a surface of 5000 square meters, full of exhibitions and video installations. Place: Esplanade Building (next to Tae Kwon Do Court), Water Plaza, Faliron Olympic Complex (Tram stop Delta Falirou)

From Saturday 7/11 to Sunday 6/12 3 €, unlimited visits 7 € Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 17.00-22.00, Sunday 12:00-22:00

 13 NOV – 19 NOV  @  JOE LOUIS WALKER  AT HALF NOTE*

The winner of the prize Multiple Grammy & WC Handy Award, Joe Louis Walker is one of the most talked about blues artists of our time. JLW is a true virtuoso of the guitar, a unique singer and a prolific composer Place: Halfnote 17 Trivonianou St. Mets District. (Lines 1-2 Leoforous Vouilagmenis) h 22:30. Tickets from €30 (€20 students) with drink. Mondays half price.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK 

2012 (Adventure-USA) In 2009 an American geologist confirmed by evidence that a maximum of three years a huge imminent destruction of the planet. Village 15 Cinemas (The Mall) Metro Neratziotissa.  Andreas Papandreou exit. 17.00/00/21.45 € 8,00 (Mon-Thu) € 9,00 (Fri-Sun)

 New York I love you (Romantic-USA) Ten short stories tell how the residents of the city looking for enjoy and remember love and affection. Attikon Cinemax Class 19 Stadiou St. Metro Panepistimio. 18.00/20.15/22.30   €9 €7 (student)

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