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LattexPlus Festival: three days of electro-bliss

This week Florence has a one-of-a-kind chance to beat the heat – literally. From Friday June 14 to June 16, local event planning agency LattexPlus will be invading the green ...

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Scouting the Tuscan soundscape

Imagine the rolling hills of Tuscany straightening into note-packed staves, melodies echoing through the medieval hamlets, the sky rippling with the twang of raw guitar strings and pure voices. Tuscany ...

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Sounds like Florence

The sound of trolleys rattling down the sanpietrini cobblestone roads, the chatter of tourists and vendors in the San Lorenzo market, the rolling purr of the Arno at dawn as ...

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Girls on decks

Every summer, my parents would throw a garden party. As children, me and my sisters floundered in and out of the crowd, making fun of our mother’s dance moves, sneakily ...

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An interview with Tim Rutili of Califone

On Wednesday, May 31 at 9.15 pm, a piece of rock history will be hitting the picturesque Oltrarno venue of Sala Vanni on occasion of the Glorytellers songwriter concert series. From Chicago’s ...

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Florence Record Store Day 2017

Stretch your legs, grab your wallet and polish your eardrums: today is the tenth edition of international Record Store Day! Like many of cities across the globe, Florentine music vendors will ...

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BowLand’s “Floating Trip”: a soaring debut

A backstage chat is a rare journalistic privilege nowadays, where skype calls and interviews via mail are the norm. Savouring that beautiful dressing room tension, on April 8 I sat ...

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⁄handlogic: an overnight sensation

A little over a year ago,  ⁄handlogic was but a dream in the minds of its founders – now these young Florentine musicians are marching their über-talented creation out into the world. Powerfully ...

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The importance of being Autentica

Once more, The Florentine digs deep into the budding scene of young event planners. Making a difference in a city that lives off its glorious past can be challenging but ...

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Colombia remastered: the music of Jhon Montoya

Jhon Montoya was born at the foothills of the Andes. His passion for music goes way back: driven by an undying love for great composers such as Bach and Vivaldi, ...

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Stir it up: foodie DJs in Florence

Crate diggers and food market aficionados unite: the gastrophonic resistance is here! Don Pasta. Ph. Lonrezo Cuppini Enter a dimension where tables become turntables and the meals that dictate the ...

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Hand Signed: lasting gestures on music

Leaving a contemporary mark on Florence can be quite challenging but invisible forces are at work as we speak. In the quaint Oltrarno square of Piazza del Carmine, where Florence is at ...

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A Valentine’s playlist

Here is a mix of recently released romantic Tuscan tunes to help indie-serenade your loved one.

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A chat with Giulia Sarno of unePassante

2017 is already bearing its claws, eager to carve its indelible mark into the pentagram of our city’s musical history. We interviewed Giulia Sarno, founder and frontwoman of Florence-based trio ...

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A Lovesong from Florence to Trondheim

Some love stories have their own soundtrack – songs that are able to crush borders, wrap many languages into one and usher a sense of newfound courage and unity. It’s not ...

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Behind Tomaga’s Tuscan Metalwork

For a little over a year now, TRK. Sound Club has been ushering Florence into a new musical era, showcasing some of the world’s most interesting and obscure experimental young ...

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Sequoyah Tiger’s Tuscan debut

On Wednesday December 21 at 9pm, Prato’s Centro Pecci for the Contemporary Arts will be launching the last concert of the season. This time, the museum’s spotlight will shine on Verona-born ...

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Sex Pizzul: live and kicking

Step aside Fiorentina: Florence has a new dream team and it’s sporting the colours of rock, dribble and roll. Sex Pizzul are a champion formation boasting the strength of three musicians among ...

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Fricat’s obscure carnival of sounds

The cat is out of the bag: when you’re looking for local excellence and one-of-a-kind beats, listen to your inner FELINE FUNK and the fun will follow. Feline Funk is a Florentine ...

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7 exclusive hidden gems in Florence

On Saturday December 3, from 9.30 am to 11 pm, some of the most beautiful hidden gems in Florene will echo with the serenades of an extraordinary festival: at its first ...

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Setting sail with indie band RIVA

A new name is setting Florence’s musical horizon ablaze, a pirate ship charged with groovalicious ammo just waiting to be unloaded on our unsuspecting shores (and hips!). RIVA is a ...

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Top events across Tuscany this winter 2016

#PISAPUM Factory FestivalDecember 7–10 Do Dostoyevsky proud: shake up the holiday season with a visit “underground.” Pisa Underground Movement Factory hosts four days of art exhibitions, workshops, performances, live music ...

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4 boys Beyond the Garden

Florentine band Beyond the Garden is ready to rumble! You might recognise these fresh under-20 faces from our September issue’s article “8 up-and-coming bands in Florence” and although just two ...

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Space, sound and audience: Ben Vida

Although newborn, Prato’s Centro Pecci is making its voice heard with a calendar of collateral events spanning from cinema, movies, performances and, last but not least, music.   On Sunday ...

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