PHOTOGRAPHY – Boxing in Old Havana

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As the softening of Cuban-US relations are making the news again with the Panama Summit of the Americas, elements of daily life, social activities and symbolic aspirations of Cubans are at the center of sustained international attention. The boxing culture is one of these. Here is a series of pictures by Annie Billington at the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Old Havana.

« I was in Cuba last year on a two months stay in Old Havana. I had wanted to capture the boxing culture at the neighbourhood level – the would-be champions of Cuba’s ongoing golden legacy. —— It was 10am on a bright saturday morning and above the courtyard women were hanging their washing on lines outside their apartment windows and looking down at the scene gathering around the ring; boxers hitting the punch bag, trainers taping the torn canvas, kids eating candy on the benches, an English aristocrat and his entourage sitting themselves ringside, and my sick husband lying on a bench in the sun holding his stomach. I had my Yashica camera ready and with small clicks this scene was transposed onto film. »

Click on the link for more info and photographs::: http://www.anniebillington.com/boxe

(Brothers and Sisters, it’s also literature and photography!)

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NEW PACHYDERM ALBUM / 2WOS / PRE-ORDER VINYL

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New album ::: Nouvel album — 2WOS / Two Weeks of Spring
pachyderm have a new album coming out in June. The album will be released digitally, followed by a physical release on double vinyl later in the year.

http://www.gofundme.com/2WOS-Vinyl

Tom (pachyderm): This album was a labour of love for us which took nine months to complete; from demoing, rehearsals, recording, mixing, mastering, to the present, pressing this vinyl … and we still believe in this music more than ever. It has groove, it has feeling, and one day when this record spins on your turntable and the needle touches the vinyl and the music begins, this album will have been brought to life and physical reality by your contribution.

PRE-ORDER – You can help us out with the vinyl pressing by pre-ordering your copy ::: http://www.gofundme.com/2WOS-Vinyl

Tom (pachyderm): Cet album est l’aboutissement de neuf mois de travail et de labeur d’amour; depuis les premiers demos, les innombrables répétitions, l’enregistrement, le mixage, la mastérisation jusqu’à aujourd’hui, l’étape ultime de l’impression sur le vinyle… nous croyons toujours et plus que jamais en la musique que nous vous présentons; une musique qui a du groove, qui vous fera vibrer. Lorsque cet été le vinyle sera en rotation sur votre table-tournante, que l’aiguille touchera les premiers sillons et que la musique débutera, cet album sera la réalisation réelle et physique de votre contribution d’aujourd’hui.

PRE-COMMANDE – Contribuez à l’impression vinyle de l’album en pré-commandant votre copie! ::: http://www.gofundme.com/2WOS-Vinyl

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BAIN DE MINUIT – NUIT BLANCHE – 28 FEB 2015

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1. En Français 2. English

BROTHERS AND SISTERS RECORDS ET LA NUIT BLANCHE DE MONTRÈAL PRÉSENTENT:

BAIN DE MINUIT

PISCINE SCHUBERT - SAMEDI, 28 FEVRIER 2015

3950 Boul. St-Laurent, Montréal (MAP)

9 pm – premier set
10.15 pm – deuxième set
Apportez votre maillot!

Achetez vos billets à l’avance: http://www.brothersandsistersrecords.com/product/bain-de-minuit-nuit-blanche-28-feb-2015-ticketsbillets/

Le collectif Brothers and Sisters propose une soirée rock’n’roll à la piscine Schubert (3950, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal) le samedi 28 février 2015, à l’occasion de la Nuit blanche à Montréal.

L’événement « Bain de minuit » présentera des standards de la musique pop, de Chuck Berry à Beyoncé – interprétés par les musiciens du label Brothers and Sisters (pachyderm, Dust Bowl Era, vague mémoire, Gooseball Brown, Cobra). Le public pourra nager et danser dans la magnifique piscine du boulevard Saint-Laurent tout au long de la prestation.

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/nuit-blanche/

BROTHERS AND SISTERS RECORDS AND LA NUIT BLANCHE DE MONTRÈAL PRESENT:

BAIN DE MINUIT 

PISCINE SCHUBERT – SATURDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2015

3950 Blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal (MAP)

9 pm – First set
10.15 pm – Second set
Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel!

Buy advance tickets: http://www.brothersandsistersrecords.com/product/bain-de-minuit-nuit-blanche-28-feb-2015-ticketsbillets/

Brothers and Sisters are presenting a rock’n’roll revue at Piscine Schubert (3950, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal) on Saturday 28th of February as part of the Nuit blanche à Montréal program.

The evening “Bain de Minuit” (Midnight Swim) will give the audience the opportunity to swim and dance in the pool while bands from Brothers and Sisters roster (pachyderm, Dust Bowl Era, vague mémoire, Gooseball Brown, Cobra) will play modern standards of pop music from Chuck Berry to Beyoncé.

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/nuit-blanche-en

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HEY MAJESTY – NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

Shot in Montreal, November 2014

NEW HEY MAJESTY ALBUM - THE PEELING FACTORY – AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD (FREE) :

https://brothersandsistersrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-peeling-factory

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++ NEW ALBUM RELEASE ++ HEY MAJESTY – THE PEELING FACTORY

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS RECORDS PRESENTS : HEY MAJESTY - THE PEELING FACTORY

THE PEELING FACTORY is the second studio album by Hey Majesty following 2013’s REMODEL II. The album was written and produced by Tom Jarvis at CCTV Studios in Montreal, over four successive winters between 2010 and 2013.

The album’s propulsive electronic beats, spiraling guitars, warm synthesized strings and romantic vocals, grew from the sounds of early 80’s bands such as; Talk, Talk, Visage, New Order, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds and The Waterboys.

Tom:

“I started writing this album when I had just moved to Montreal from the UK and I was hiding from the cold outside during my first winter here! At the time I was listening to a lot of early 80’s British bands. It was a sound and a mood that came to me only at that time of year – so every winter I would write and record a couple of more songs until the mood would leave me again. I became locked into a cyclical pattern and I knew it was not possible to force it – I had to wait for these songs!

The Peeling Factory for me represents a soul that grows in stature throughout time as the body decays. In traveling in opposite directions they eventually cross paths, and although neither one is at an individual peak; nevertheless a state of equilibrium is reached between them. The first song on the album, Capsized, is about that first moment when someone understands this time and that the best way, and really only way to accept it, is to love and be loved. This will be the thing that ultimately sustains them.”

4 NOVEMBER 2014 – AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD (FREE)

https://brothersandsistersrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-peeling-factory

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JACK THOMAS – VIDEO – LIVE AT CAFÉ TOUSKI

Highlights of Jack Thomas performing songs from his debut album at Café Touski.

Also featuring Helena Deland (backing vocals) and Laurence Möller (violin).

Filmed by Raymundo Medina
Edited by Tom Jarvis

Sound recorded and mixed by Tom Jarvis

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PACHYDERM LIVE CONCERT VIDEO – NOMAD NATION GARAGE SESSIONS

pachyderm live at NOMAD NATION GARAGE SESSIONS. Montréal, August 19, 2014.

pachyderm will also be playing at La Vitrola (Friday, 12 September) on the opening night of Montreal Psychfest.

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GOOSEBALL BROWN FUNGAL PUNK REVIEW

GOOSEBALL BROWN – COYOTE, CROW, BUFFALO, BEAVER

“Gooseball Brown is raw man, totally and utterly raw. This Brothers and Sisters release backs up my statement . . .  it is a really tumbling affair with danger levels high throughout and with the principles to keep it real maintained. My thoughts are of a stalwart determined to fight his corner and to do it his own way – I can’t argue with that . . . . there is stuff here to contemplate, to see through and to swing to – we all need to cultivate these cracked crooners and make sure they never give in – go on, get Gooseballed” – Fungal Punk, www.fungalpunknature.co.uk

Go here so read full review:

http://www.fungalpunknature.co.uk/FUNGALPUNK/CDReviews/Page%201.html

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vague mémoire – LIVE TRACK FROM SYNTH-HENRI 2014-06-07

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Here’s a LIVE version of vague mémoire’s “breathe into the pocket” taken from the SYNTH-HENRI event 2014-06-07. It was recorded by DJ Milton Clark. Mastered by Byron.

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HEY MAJESTY MIX TAPE “BEAT CITY: DOWNTOWN 14″

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