“It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll”, sing AC-DC, and we can not but agree with him: is a long trek to the top if you're gonna rock. And that's just what happens to SMIAF: legs and shoulders on the streets of the historic center of San Marino City! Arrived on the top of the Titan, Finally, you will enjoy a nice healthy dose of rock'n'roll!
This year is the fact SMIAF the turn of the indie-electro-pop duo The Genius, formed by Alessandra Contini (vocals and bass) and Gianluca De Rubertis (voice, guitar and keyboards). Old friends, the two Lecce (Milanese by adoption), founded in 2007 This minimal band, a little 'style of Jack and Meg White Stripes, starting to perform at private parties. In 2008 involved in the compilation tribute to Aperture (famous punk-new wave Florence guided by Frederick Fiumani), The gift, The telephone recording the song. In the same year the song Pop Porn, launched and promoted by Radio Deejay TV program jingles Those that football, conducted by Simona Ventura, becomes a real smash. The piece, that refers to the musical atmosphere of the Sixties, allo shibuya kei (genre that mixes electronic and pop music developed in the district of Tokyo between 90s and 00s) and international pop music, quickly reaches, Thanks to the text and the viral spread of malicious iTunes, Youtube e Facebook, the eleventh position in the FIMI (Italian Music Industry Federation). Also in 2008 The duo released their first album, The Genius of the same name, published by the label Disaster Records and reissued by Universal after a few months with the addition of two new songs. The lyrics are mainly in Italian, but there are pieces in French, with clear references to the production of Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991), French singer and director who gave scandal to repeatedly movie theme songs and hauntingly erotic (the sua famigerata I love you ... me neither). Follow the individual: What is not possible and doubt, anticipates that the new album, Living in year X, released 18 June 2010, extracts from which will be Tahiti Tahiti and love songs called Earth. The 16 The Genie in July of that year working with the singer on the song precipitevolissimevolmente tooth taken from the split album The Beat Vol hand. 1. In December 2010 the new single out on radio Roberta, taken from the concept album Crime Novel, inspired by the famous television series. In March 2012 Gianluca De Rubertis publishes a solo album, Portraits with objects, to which cooperate with each other Gianluca Gambini, Roberto Dell'Era (bassist Afterhours), Lucy is missing, Matilde De Chiara and Rubertis Piliego.
The Youth Festival will also host another Knowledge rock duo from Milan, i Lombroso (which takes its name from the Italian anthropologist and positivist, considered the father of modern criminology), formed by Dario Ciffo (guitar and vocals) Augustine and Nascimbeni (drums and vocals). Dario, former violinist Afterhours, has experienced an intense live activity on stages all over Italy and has had the pleasure to collaborate with many Italian and foreign artists (David Byrne, Dona Cristina, Rolling Stones, Tiromancino, Schism, Mercury Rev, Twilight Singers). Augustine did dance for years the patrons of smoky clubs in Milan with "faithfully" Beatles cover bands and artists of early rock and roll. Will Young has also accompanied during the tour 2003-2004. La band, inspired by the melodic sounds of the '60s and '70s Italian, goes, especially in live concerts, to sound more raw and hard rock, with an eye to an insistent rhythm and engaging. They decide to play together after a live performance and improvisation, l'Esito exciting data, immediately dedicate themselves to the creation of original pieces without adding any members to the group. In the first two albums, Lombroso and think you know me, with the great passion for Baptists, which have reinterpreted With you I am well and Heaven. Noteworthy is also the link with Morgan, leader dei Bluvertigo, singer and X Factor judge, and co-author of some pieces of Lombroso and occasional third element of the group in its infancy. Nel 2008 collaborate with Martha on the tubes in the cover by Lucio Dalla and Francesco De Gregori How do the sailors, Naked and raw from the EP is. In July 2010 opened the concert Ligabue in Bari. Nel 2011Ins released by the independent Italian label Niegazowana their third album, A life is not good enough, Fixation followed by individual and time is not always great.
To make matters worse the San Marino International Arts Festival has scheduled a mega-show The Rock and Roll Circus Experience and produced by super group - a real "circle" of metamorphic Musicians - Rock and Roll Circle. Between visions and dreams eccentric atmosphere, Alessandra Contini and Gianluca De Rubertis (The Genius), Dario Ciffo and Augustine Nascimbeni (Lombroso), Alessandro Grazian, Danysol, Gitto and Roberto Lino Dellera (Afterhours) will form a performance at 360 °, an unmissable range somewhere between the big concert and rock the world of the circus! These great musicians present the same fact the Italian television event The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus, a concert held on December 11 1968 - But actually transmitted after years and years - from the Stones Mick Jagger Snare (the creator of all this poop stuff), attended by among others The Who, Jetro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jim Mitchell (dei Jimi Hendrix Experience) Eric Clapton's. Lennon, Clapton, Richards and Mitchell got together for the occasion in a band called Dirty Mac. Lo show, definito come “a live extravaganza of music with a circus theme”, was actually shelved after recording, with the intention of further work (The Stones were not satisfied with their performance), but with the death of Brian Jones, founder of the brilliant band of Jagger, The plan was locked in a drawer with dust, until the publication in the eponymous CD and home video 1996 (with re-release on DVD in 2004). Lo show musicale, Electrified by rockers and truccatissimi travestitissimi second best tradition glam of Ziggy Stardust, is catalyzed by drug juggling numbers, buffoonery, acrobatics and dance, mix for a varied and well frosted.
It, hoping to have done our duty to psuedo-music journalist (nonostante Frank Zappa dicesse “most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read), please run away from home to join the circus or to become a rock star. At least for one night. Why, As they sang Kiss, “We wanna rock and roll all night”!