Rencontres Trans Musicales de Rennes Festival
Photo: Dengue Fever at Wat Botum, ©Dave Perkes SEACollectiv 2010
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|Country and Region||France — Bretagne|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Rennes, Bretagne, France|
|Festival Contact Information|
Association Trans Musicales
Trans Musicales is one of France’s oldest and most famous music festivals, noted for giving up-and-coming bands a platform alongside dance music heavyweights such as The Prodigy and Laurent Garnier. Notable performers at past Trans Musicales Festivals include Ben Harper, Sonic Youth, Portishead, Bjork, and The Fugees.
This genre-spanning music festival attracts performers from as far away as Nigeria and as close by as France itself; its varied roster features techno, jazz, psychedelic rock, pop, dance, and hip-hop, as well as traditional music.
|Festival Dates||December 5 - 9, 2012|
Artist feature 2010:
- Dengue Fever (USA)
Performance — December 10, 2010
- Cambodian and American rock band Dengue Fever will be sharing the stage with France’s La Corda and fellow Americans Outasight. Other US notables in this year’s lineup are M.I.A., Roky Erickson, Matthew Dear and The Gaslamp Killer. Dengue Fever is currently recording a new album that will be released in Spring 2011 on Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Music Group. The forthcoming release will feature all new material, and will include tracks in both Khmer and English. Dengue Fever’s ascent from local eastside Los Angeles indie band to international pop attraction has been a steady climb. Known for their high- energy live shows at clubs, theaters and festivals, the band has captured attention from some unconventional corners. Metallica’s Kirk Hammett chose their song “One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula” as his second favorite song of the decade in Rolling Stone; in 2010, Dengue Fever was the answer of a question on Jeopardy!; and, True Blood, HBO’s smash television series not only featured band’s music but also named an entire episode after their composition, “Escape from Dragon House.” The band has garnered critical praise from all over the world. Amazon.com named Dengue Fever’s second album “Escape From Dragon House” the #1 International Release of the Year, Spin magazine featured the band in their ‘Breaking Out’ section, and high profile features have appeared in the New York Times, Magnet, Wired, and N.P.R.’s “Fresh Air” and Radio Australia, just to name a few.
- About Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (keyboards), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (horns). They have released three albums, Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House Venus On Earth and the DVD/CD soundtrack to the band’s documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong, in addition to a collection of lost Cambodian classics, Dengue Fever Presents: Electric Cambodia. Their debut release on Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Music Group is set for release in the first half of 2011.They are based in Los Angeles.