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its going nuts

June 29th, 2008

the town is going nuts

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sundays in ibiza

June 28th, 2008

Tonight we’re off to some new sushi place that I can’t remember the name of but tomorrow we’ve got a full on day ahead. It starts with the new Pikes Hotel breakfast thing – we’ll be packing the swimming cossi and towel and then later in the day its the las dalias mini festival that we blogged about before here

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and then later:
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Kevin Sharkey exhibition in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza

June 27th, 2008

Kevin Sharkey, the legendary Irish artist, has another exhibition again in Ibiza, this time with two complete collections, consisting of two dozen new and vibrant paintings, full of energy that characterizes all his work.

“The Namibia Collection” and “White lines” can be seen at the elegant Nambia cafe in Santa Eulalia, from Thursday, July 10 until late August.

Following the success of his 2007 exhibition at the Chamber Ebusus of Ibiza, Sharkey, who has been described as-“the first superstar of art in Ireland” (Hot Press Magazine) shows two impressive collections that have been painted entirely in his study San Mateo and who are inspired by the light and energy of Ibiza.

The acclaimed and internationally recognized painter is one of the most quoted Irish artists and who has succeeded in selling one hundred percent of the works in his exhibitions in London, Dublin, New York and Mexico.

This is the first art exhibition that takes place in the cafe lounge Namibia, the new and elegant art cafe-restaurant in Santa Eulalia, located on the promenade, opposite the sea and by the fountain.
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Los Fabulosos

June 25th, 2008

This week Los Fabulosos is proud to present special guest Lewis “Smokey” Robinson of Nascente Recordings, who will be serving up a red hot selection of Brazilian bangers straight from the favelas of Rio, next to Los Fabulosos resident K.C. Baxter.

And after last week’s venue change we are pleased to announce we are back in our proper home – Somni in Figueretes – under the Hotel Ibiza Playa, on the Passeig de ses Pituses.

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Photos and review on tonights Ibiza Rocks gig

June 25th, 2008

Tonight saw the second in this year’s summer Tuesday night sequence of Ibiza Rocks and, as a total contrast, we were treated to a gig at the Electric Bar’ deep inside the new Ibiza Rocks hotel.

I never went to Liverpool’s Cavern’, but I imagine it would have been something like this. A few more bobs and kipper ties no doubt, but low ceilings, strip lighting and a sweaty, expectant crowd. In fact nothing like last week’s outdoor gig at the horse trotting stadium, nor probably next week’s too…

It’s part of the beauty of the mystery tour’ concept. Like the hill parties of yore, the whereabouts of which were spirited to subversive music lovers by word of mouth. Early morning liaisons in the car parks of remote country pubs led to wild processions of headlights high up into the hills on rough caminos, to find themselves blocked in for days till everyone sobered up and went home.

Nowadays the laws are a bit tighter, and there are far more Guardia protecting the vested interests’ interests, so keeping the gig in-house’ could be construed as a favour to society – except that Ibiza Rocks lay on coaches to their parties… On the other hand, the mystery tour also lends itself nicely to the option of selecting venues according to ticket sales. We digress, with the ceiling only a matter of inches above the heads of the headline band, ‘One Night Only’, the atmosphere was sweaty and the young audience were heaving. Up front the occasional air borne beer increased the humidity, but didn’t dampen the atmosphere.

Suitably inspired, as they hammered out Started a Fire’, their 2008 hit single, the lead singer leapt onto the drum kit and smacked his head against the ceiling. Nobody laughed, they were all too busy singing along – after all it was only midnight and the party was set to finish at 5 in the morning…

Click on images for larger versions – another great night for live music…

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Iain from Hungover Stuntmen in the afternoon The chillout pool
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The main pool
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pre-gig One Night Only crew soundcheck
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The Lobby
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Underground Heroes Underground Heroes
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Metronomy Metronomy
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Metronomy
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One Night Only One Night Only
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One Night Only Another great night…

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The Enemy return to Ibiza Rocks

June 25th, 2008

We had a great time down at the ibiza rocks hotel with the Underground Heroes, Hungover Stuntment, Metronomy and One Night Only – currently doing the pics as we type but we got a hint that the Enemy would be playing but were told that we couldn’t say anything – we’ll leave it for the official version then ;)

the enemy to come back

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underground heroes

June 24th, 2008

nuff said – great band

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set changes

June 24th, 2008

it may seem easy but having 4 bands on the same stage in the same night is not as easy as it sounds

kudos to the crew –

hungovers played a great set and metronomy are on next

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underground heroes at ibiza rocks

June 24th, 2008

great enegetic band – hungover stuntmen on next

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sunset strip empty

June 24th, 2008

6pm today and the entire sunset strip is virtually empty…

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