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Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week


Thursday, March 30 - VON KRAHL
Featuring Def3, Like a Motorcycle, The Mariachi Ghost and The Stanfields

Friday, March 31
The Mariachi Ghost: 20:00-20:40 Hopneri maja (Concert Hall) 
Like a Motorcycle: 23:30-00:05 Woodstock/Rockstars 
The Stanfields: 00:20-00:55 Woodstock/Rockstars 
Bad Pop: 12:30 AM (March 1) Kuku Klubi 

Saturday, April 1
Bad Pop: 23:00-23:40 Kino Sõprus 
Def 3: 00:30-01:00 Sinilind

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BAD POP have grown up, and they’re kind of pissed off about it. So, this indie rock band turned to every teenager’s refuge: distortion pedals and sarcasm.

The targets are wide for Canadian band BAD POP’s furious but refreshing upcoming release, a deluge of raw punk rock energy, warm analog psychedelia, and cheeky nihilistic musings on music festivals, fast food and the loneliness of adulthood.

The live show is two-hundred percent fun and fury. Previous incarnation of the band, Hot Panda, drove five tour vans into the ground with over a dozen tours and festival runs of North America and Europe (SXSW, Primavera, CMJ and Reeperbahn).

Live, frontman Chris Connelly is alternatively heartwarming and menacing, like a pissed-off Weird Al. Superstar multi-instrumentalist Catherine Hiltz weaves melodic bass lines like a punk-rock bar-brawling PJ Harvey. Drummer Aaron Klassen was raised on a steady diet of Bonham and Grohl, and plays as if the snare just said something about his mother. In the band’s own words ‘we are serious about not taking ourselves too seriously.

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Danny Fernandez better known by his stage name ​Def3 ​is an award winning Canadian hip-hop artist from Regina, Saskatchewan.

In his career thus far, he has shared the same stage and toured with countless major hip hop acts including Nas, House Of Pain,  Flatbush Zombies, Masta Ace, Blackalicious, Ghostface Killah, Post Malone, Inspectah Deck, The Pharcyde, Salt N Pepa, Bliss N Eso, Michael Franti and Spearhead, BADBADNOTGOOD, Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Grieves, K-OS, The Beatnuts, Onyx, Maestro Fresh Wes, Classified, Shad, Swollen Members, Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz, Choclair, Zion I, Mystic, Cage, Fashawn and Exile and many more.

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From driving rhythms and soaring melodies, to brooding synths and dreamy vocal breaks, The Mariachi Ghost fuses traditional Mexican song, progressive rock, and a flair for the dramatic, to ignite the world of their namesake's tenuous existence.
The band was formed in 2009, based on a graphic novel that lead-singer Jorge Requena was writing at the time. In it the principal character struggles to find purpose in a life that has been torn apart by violence and hardship. He eventually turns his anguish outwards, believing to have been ordained by a higher power to punish those that prey on the weak.
Their writing explores the mythos of this justice-seeking Charro. Seven musicians interweave diverse genres and rhythms to create a soundscape that is dramatic, haunting, and explosive. They're joined on stage by dancer and band-mate Alexandra Garrido, who acts as a conduit of the music, expertly assuming its auras of sorrow, reflection, and rage. The result is a rich mixture somewhere between Pink Floyd and a traditional serenata, infused with contemporary dance; a ballet for the dead.
The band released their debut album in November 2013, which has reached radio stations in France, the Netherlands, Australia, and Mexico, while also making its way through the college charts in Canada. The Mariachi Ghost won the award for "Best World Music Album" at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards. In 2015, the group released its first music video: a recut short film by acclaimed director Guy Maddin. The band is currently working on their second album which takes inspiration from the seminal work of Mexican literature, Pedro Paramo.

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