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EVENTS 47 music in Slovenia in the last years. Now they are attempting to do the same at the Stožice stadium. Some have said that Siddharta is nowhere nearly as popular as back then, but this will certainly be a spectacular show, no matter if they manage what they have set out to do, or not.

Experimental

Arbe Garbe & Eugene Chadbourne Mon 20 Jun, 10pm, Gromka, Ljubljana, EUR 8 Eugene Chadbourne is an American improvisor, guitarist and banjoist. Highly eclectic and unconventional, Chadbourne’s most formative influence is free jazz. Chadbourne started out playing rock and roll guitar, but quickly grew bored with the form’s conventions. He then studied other genres, including blues, country, bluegrass, free jazz, and noise, eventually synthesizing all those heterogeneous influences into a unique style of his own. For this performance he will be joined on stage by the Udine band Arbe Garbe, a unique phenomenon in its own right, using ancient languages to get their musical point across. Get ready for an intense and oneof-a-kind show.

Pop rock

Zucchero Wed 22 Jun, 9pm, Križanke Summer Theatre, Ljubljana, EUR 45

The world famous Italian singer Zucchero started his career in the 1970s as a singer in various bands. Zucchero is not only renowned for his numerous hits, but also for his collaboration with famous international musicians. The turning point in his career was his appearance at the San Remo Festival in 1985, when his debut hit Donna won him second place. He is perhaps best remembered for his duet with Paul Young and the song Senza una dona.

Metal

Suicide Silence Wed 22 Jun, 8.30pm, Gala hala, Ljubljana, EUR 20–22

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The Walkmen The pre-summer music euphoria concludes by the appearance of American self-made indie-rock band The Walkmen in Kino Šiška and their forerunners, domestic attraction Arhibald Arhibaldovich. The Walkmen are not just another trendy indie rock one-hit wonder. Despite standing out in the crowd of typical “hipster” bends, their exceptional album “Lisbon” that was released last year climbed to the amazing 21 position of the album chart as selected by the indie Bible, Pitchfork. Lisbon is the sixth album of the band that launched its career at the Washington D.C. scene as a merger of the bands Jonathan FireEater (Paul Maroon / guitar, piano, Walter Martin / keyboards, bass, Matt Barrick / drums) and The Recoys (Peter Bauer / bass, keyboards and Hamilton Leithauser / vocals, guitar). The Walkmen is a bend that marches on slowly, yet persistently and impetuously. As their status of one of the most interesting contemporary rock bands

and their reputation as excellent live performers are being reconfirmed again and again, it is only a matter of time for them to join the celebrity arena of their indie rock contemporaries. This might be one of the last occasions to see them in the atmosphere of a club gig!

Tue 28 Jun, 9pm, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, EUR 15–22 madrigal story for choir, 10 ballet soloists and 9 instrumentalists. Gian Carlo Menotti set the story to music in 1956, and the piece was first staged on 15 January 1957 by the New York City Ballet.

Reggae

Gentleman & The Evolution, Mon 27 Jun, 8pm, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, EUR 25–29

Suicide Silence is an American extreme metal band from Riverside, California. The group consists of vocalist Mitch Lucker, guitarists Chris Garza and Mark Heylmun, drummer Alex Lopez and bassist Dan Kenny. Formed in 2002, the band has released two full-length studio albums and three EPs. Suicide Silence are champions of deathcore, with growling vocals, devastating guitars and drums that make you feel like you were hit by an asteroid. They will be joined by two other US bands, All Shall Perish and After the Burial.

Classical

The Unicorn Wed 22 Jun–Thu 23 Jun, 8pm, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, EUR 12–20 Gian Carlo Menotti was an ItalianAmerican composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors among about two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste. The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore, or Three Sundays of a Poet is a June 2011

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