Welcome and recap from Mera Luna 2009 and a look at forthcoming festivals…

Welcome to MissJade’s Alternative Music & Culture Blog (or MJAMC Blog – don’t both just roll off the tongue!)

The aim of this blog is to bring the best of Alternative and Gothic, Music and Culture to the world as told by little old me – MissJade. Expect predominantly gig and festival reviews, new music release reviews, a few reviews of clubs (both old and new) and the possibility of alternative friendly movie and book reviews…

As I am based in London, this blog will probably be relatively London centric but as I am all booked up for Wave Gotik Treffen (Wave Gothic Meeting) in Leipzig, Germany at the end of May 2010 (along with a stop in Berlin) and Mera Luna in Hildesheim, Germany in August 2010, there should be some news from Germany too! Also expect the possibility of some coverage of non-London UK festivals!

If there is anything anyone out there would particularly like me to review, please get in touch via commenting here or tweeting me (@missjademusic) for where to send your wares. Be warned though, I am not easily bought and will review totally honestly.

But to kick this all off, I bring you a few of my videos from last years performances at Mera Luna 2009 (unfortunately there are none of the Prodigy as my camera ran out of batteries!) and this years confirmed lineup to date for Mera Luna 2010 and bands that I am personally interested to see from the extensive Wave Gotik Treffen lineup confirmed so far for 2010:

Mera Luna 2009 performances:

The Birthday Massacre performing Looking Glass on the Main Stage

Grendel performing Soilbleed on the Hanger Stage

Death Stars on the Hanger Stage

The confirmed lineup so far for Mera Luna 2010 (with the bands I’m most excited to see at the top):

Placebo, The Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, Angelspit, Faith and the Muse, Combichrist, Rotersand, Hanzel und Gretyl, In Extremo, The 69 Eyes, Eluveitie, Crematory, Laibach, Das Ich, Unheilig, Nitzer Ebb, Qntal, Lacrimas Profundere, Feindflug, Colony 5, Saltatio Mortis, Samsas Traum, Illuminate, Zeraphine, Amduscia, Agonoize, Rabenschrey, The Other, Leandra and Punish Yourself

Visit the Official Mera Luna Website for more information and updated lineups

Highlights from the confirmed lineup so far for Wave Gotik Treffen 2010:

Zeromancer, Lacrimosa, Lola Angst, Faith & The Muse, Suicide Commando, Assemblage 23, Alien Sex Fiend

Visit the Official Wave Gotik Treffen Website for more information and a full, updated lineup.