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Hong Kong Dong release debut album @ DOK Gent
May 7, 2012, 9:07 pm
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Last weekend Hong Kong Dong celebrated the release of their debut album with an excellent gig at the DOK arena in Ghent.

Their eclectic indie pop thrives the most in a live setting and most songs get a more rock oriented layer. The guitar injections of Geoffrey Burton give the songs a nice edge and his guitar solo in ‘Romance’ makes me which I could go and see them play on a daily basis. The band played a large selections of songs from the album but also threw in some golden oldies like ‘Lesbians Are A Boys Best Friends’ and ‘On a Sunny Day’. They finished the set with a steaming rendition of ZZ Top’s  ‘Give me al your Loving’  that left the crowd ecstatic.
Go see them when you have the chance. They’re one of the most entertaining live bands I’ve seen in quite a while.
Video and photos right about here:

Photos by Dominique Dierick

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2011 is the new 2010

LOOKING FORWARD TO:

ART

Luc Tuymans @ Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (27 jan 2011)
Luc Tuymans Retrospective @ Bozar, Brussels (18 feb 2011)
Erwin Wurm @ Middelheimmusem, Antwerp (29 may 2011)
Young Belgian Painters Award 2011 @ Bozar, Brussels (8 jun 2011)
Rinus Van de Velde @ Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (8 sep 2011)
Michiel Ceulers @ Maes en Matthys Gallery, Antwerp (oct 2011)

(Michiel Ceulers – Who’s afraid of red white and blue, 2008)

MUSIC
Das Pop – untitled new album
dEUS – Keep You Close  (sep 2011)
Future Of The Left – third album
Glasvegas – second album
Hong Kong Dong – untitled debut album
Jane’s Addiction – new album
Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore (8 feb 2011)
School Is Cool – debut album
Sophia – Collections:Two
The Hickey Underworld – second album
The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps (18 feb 2011)
The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (21 mar 2011)

BOOKS
Chuck Palahniuk – Damned (6 sep 2011)
Daan – retrospective book @ Ludion Publishers