KISMIF Conference

GIG | “Vaiapraia e as Rainhas do Baile” & “The Act-Ups” (22 July 2016)


Price: 7 euros [tickets on sale at the Check-in desk of KISMIF Conference, and before the gig at Plano B].


Act-Ups (Esgar Acelerado_ low res)Vaiapraia started as a solo project by Rodrigo Vaiapraia, back in 2013. The songs have a pop skeleton, under which lies a latent punk philosophy. From late Autumn 2014, he has performed live, being accompanied by Shelley Barradas, Rainhas do Baile, Helena Fagundes and others. He released his first EP through Experimentáculo Records in 2014. The next year, he released a spilt album with Colin Min Sai and a single through Gentle Records, sharing the stage with bands such as Trash Kit or Peach Kelli Pop, and touring such spaces as Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lounge or Damas Bar, and performing in the 2015 edition of Barreiro Rocks. In 2016 we can expect “1755”, the first LP of Vaiapraia and Rainhas do Baile, which bears the label of Spring Toast Records.


Act-Ups were born in 2001, in Barreiro. In 2003 they launched their debut album “I Bet You Love Us Too” – a perfect backdrop soundtrack to a soul, blues, punk and garage rock party. With the release, in 2006, of their album “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”, they manage to attract a wider audience and tour across the whole Iberian Peninsula over the next few years. In 2008, they record “The Act-Ups Play The Old Psychedelic Sounds of Today”, an album that reconciles the past and the present of rock’n’roll. It was regarded by Time Out Lisboa as one of the best eight albums of 2008, second only to artists such as Mariza, Buraka Som Sistema, Dead Combo and Mão Morta. After a 6 year hiatus, Act-Ups returned with a new album: “Homo Zugadita Quasar Monacant”. This record encapsulates the several aesthetical languages that translate the band’s musical canvas – a long landscape journey. The band is back on stage and the concerts will surely continue to be explosive – like huge pagan parties where songs and the audience lit up.


Mentors of Chaputa! Records, Esgar Acelerado and Themoteo Suspiro build their DJ Sets with a thin layer of punk, garage, psych, rawk and other sounds, finely picked from their collection of vynil. Obscure themes from the 50’s and 60’s as well as less than obvious contemporary hits are sure to guarantee a night of fun relaxation.


22 July 2016, 23h30 | Plano B, Porto | Curated by Esgar Acelerado and Tânia Moreira




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