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  • Concierto de la semana: “Pink Floyd”


     Este miércoles 21 de Junio a las 8pm  en nuestro

    Espacio ”Concierto”, Rockala2 te invita a escuchar a “Pink Floyd” . en concierto.

    Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.

    Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals. They gained popularity performing in London’s underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett’s leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health.

    Waters became the band’s primary lyricist and conceptual leader, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall became two of the best-selling albums of all time.

    Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums—A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994)—and toured through 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason reunited with Waters in 2005 to perform as Pink Floyd in London as part of the global awareness event Live 8; Gilmour and Waters later stated they have no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006, and Wright in 2008. The final Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River (2014), was recorded without Waters and based largely on unreleased material.

    Pink Floyd were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certified units in the United States.


    Pink Floyd en concierto , solo x rockala2 , la radio rock de Costa Rica.

    Si no puedes acompañarnos el miércoles, repetiremos el concierto el domingo25 de Junio a las 3 p.m.  Aquí en Rockala2, “Pink Floyd ” a la máxima potencia!

  • Concierto de la semana: “Radiohead”


    Este miércoles 14 de Junio a las 8pm  en nuestro

    Espacio ”Concierto”, Rockala2 te invita a escuchar a “Radiohead” . en concierto.

    At some point in the early 21st century, Radiohead became something more than a band: they became a touchstone for everything that is fearless and adventurous in rock, inheriting the throne from David BowiePink Floyd, and the Talking Heads. The latter group gave the band its name — it’s an album track on 1986’s True Stories — but Radiohead never sounded much like the Heads, nor did they take much from Bowie apart from their willingness to experiment. Instead, they spliced Floyd‘s spaciness with U2‘s messianic arena-rock heft, bridging the gap with guitar skronk borrowed from the ’80s American underground.

    Jonny Greenwood‘s jagged, brutal interjections on “Creep,” the band’s 1993 breakthrough hit, recalled the ugly noise of the Pixies and Nirvana, a sound that translated over the expanse of an ocean, but in the throes of the alternative rock explosion of the mid-’90s, Radiohead were the odd band out. America remained besotted with their homegrown sensations, so “Creep” was treated as a one-hit wonder, and at home in England, they were seen as dour art-rock students lacking the glamour of neo-glam sensations Suede, and deliberately dodging the beery singalongs of Oasis. During the peak of Brit-pop in 1995, Radiohead released The Bends, a significant leap forward from their 1993 debut, Pablo Honey, and while that gained them some traction, it was 1997’s OK Computer that broke down all the doors for the band and changed alternative rock in the process. Expanding their sound with electronica and unapologetic prog rock suites, Radiohead turned into a different band with OK Computer and the world followed suit. Soon, whenever rock bands dabbled in electronics, it was derived not from tightly sequenced rhythms, but rather, from glassy textures and introspection, a sensibility pioneered by the quintet.


    Every member of Radiohead were pupils at Oxfordshire’s Abingdon School. Ed O’Brien (guitar) and Phil Selway (drums) were the eldest, followed by a year by Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano) and Colin Greenwood (bass). These four musicians began playing in 1985, dubbing themselves On a Friday, and before long they added Colin‘s younger brother Jonny, who’d previously played in Illiterate Hands with Yorke‘s brother Andy and Nigel PowellJonny started on keyboards but moved to guitar, yet this incarnation proved short-lived. By 1987, everyone but Jonny left for university, where many members pursued music, but it wasn’t until 1991 that the quintet regrouped and started gigging regularly in Oxford.


    Radiohead en concierto , solo x rockala2 , la radio rock de Costa Rica.

    Si no puedes acompañarnos el miércoles, repetiremos el concierto el domingo18 de Junio a las 3 p.m.  Aquí en Rockala2, “Radiohead ” a la máxima potencia!