August is usually the quietest month of summer in Kyiv – everyone goes on holidays. For those, who stay in the city, it is an amazing chance to rest from busy noisy life and enjoy few relaxing concerts that will suit long summer evenings in the capital.
The most scandalous shock rocker of the world is going to perform in Kyiv. The real name of grotesque Marilyn Manson is Brian Hugh Warner. He has named himself and his band in the honor of cinema legend Marilyn Monroe, and the second part of his pseudonym was taken from serial US killer Charles Manson. Marilyn Manson band is famous for its outrageous and provocative performances, which often arouse fear and flutter, especially in religious people. Industrial rock monsters will perform in Ukrainian capital in the context of supporting their new album with holding title “Say10”, which is going to be released in 2017. Manson gives the following comment to his upcoming album: “The people, who listened to my new songs, have noticed the influence of my old works such as “Antichrist Superstar” and “Mechanical Animals”. This record contains a lot of violence, but it is completely different from all my previous albums”.
When: 2 August
Where: 1, Sportyvna square, Sports Palace
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Panivalkova is a female multi-instrumental trio formed by Ira Luzina, Irina Kulshenko and Daria Pugachova. The band started to perform in 2013. Music of Panivalkova is a combination of tenderness and witty irony in the lyrics with passion and energy. They name their style «sensitive minimalism». Panivalkova sing in five languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, English and French.
When: 5 August
Where: 16A, Shota Rustavelli Street, Bel Etage
Tom Harrell Trip
Few people would fit the "jazz hero" mold less than Tom Harrell, whose modesty and lack of pretense are in direct inverse proportion to his talent. And yet, Harrell is revered, not for playing fast, high or loudly, but for his supremacy at fashioning astonishingly beautiful aural shapes with a tone of immense gentleness and depth. Many listeners may be familiar with his compositions, while many will have remembered his fine work in the 70's alongside Bob Berg in Horace Silver's band, and a decade later with Phil Woods. His essence, however, is most apparent in the small groups that he leads. Harrell is featured here with saxophonist Mark Turner in his "experimental" quartet, called simply Trip.
When: 17 August
Where: 4, Petlyura street, Caribbean Club
Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien′s Middle-earth. 2008's Twilight of the Thunder God became the band's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful outing to date, landing in the Top Ten of numerous year-end lists. In 2011, the group released their eighth studio album, Surtur Rising, followed in 2013 by Deceiver of the Gods, which featured a guest appearance by former Candlemass vocalist Messiah Marcolin. Jomsviking, the band's tenth studio long player, followed in early 2016.
When: 28 August
Where: 11, Shota Rustavelli street, Suntrum Concert Hall
Dance with the Dead
Dance with the Dead is an electro-pop duo based out of Orange County, California. Their sound is heavily rooted in 80's power ballads, mixed in with a little Alan Howarth. There's definitely a horror theme with these guys, but behind the zombies and creatures from below, there's a couple of pretty sweet dudes.
When: 30 August
Where: 37-41, Sichovyh Striltsiv street, Atlas Concert Hall
Choose among the best August concerts in Kyiv to enjoy great music and dive into relaxed festive summer mood in Ukrainian capital!
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