Roxy hits drinking age
Club celebrates birthday with week of events
Posted: October 18, 2013
Morcheeba plays Roxy Oct. 24 as part of the birthday celebration.
If the popular Prague nightspot Roxy were living in the US, it would soon be allowed to go out and drink legally. From Oct. 21 to 27 the club and the associated bar and gallery NoD will have bands, dance, exhibitions, DJs and special events.
The festivities, not counting an Oct. 18 warm-up party, begin with a videomapping of the Roxy building on Dlouha Street on Oct. 21. Video artist František Pecháček will wrap the building in a light show tailored to the building's design. After that, the artistic side of the program will open in NoD.
The club will kick the week off with UK bass/dubstep group Engine Earz Experiment with singer Jenna G, followed the next day by Dope D.O.D from the Netherlands.
A free event on the schedule, Soundz Czech will have 14 domestic bands on three stages and an art opening in the chill out zone Oct. 23. Not all of the band names are well-known, but that is part of the strategy of the festival. "We have prepared a balanced and unconventional festival program that will appeal not only to lovers of known and time-tested foreign bands, DJs and projects, but also to visitors who are looking for new and fresh names on the music and art scene. … The program of festival at Roxy and NoD is a gift for them," Lenka Senová, the festival's dramaturge, said in a press release.
Be Twenty One
Warm-up party - Oct. 18 at 10
Engine Earz Experiment - Oct. 21 at 8
Videomapping of Roxy - Oct. 21 at 7
Dope D.O.D - Oct. 22 at 8
Soundz Czech - Oct. 23 at 6
Morcheeba - Oct. 24 at 7
Andy C, Culture Shock - Oct. 25 at 10
Sebastien Leger, Funk D'Void - Oct. 26 at 10
Everlast - Oct. 27 at 7
The biggest of the well-established acts is Morcheeba, which plays Oct. 24. The trip-hop band formed in 1995, and two of its albums charted in the UK top 10. An eighth studio album, Head Up High, came out this month.
Other acts appearing during the week include Andy C, Culture Shock, Sebastien Leger, Funk D'Void and Everlast.
NoD on Oct. 21 will launch three exhibitions, the main one being a group show called Horror, Black Humor. That day will also see the premiere of Echt Street Puppets' Man Machine. DJs and other theatrical and musical events will run there throughout the week.
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