Monday, August 1, 2011

Java Rockin Land 2011

Alhamdulillah, this year finally one of my dreams come true. When I was in the first year in the College, being a crew in Java Festival is one of my dreams. I was so gratefull because finally worked for Java Festival. 

My first experience was working in Java Jazz Festival in March 2011, it was such a great moment. A lot of experience and knowledge that I got, such as how to work with a lot of people, communicate and coordinate with the rest of the team. The best thing was I meet a lot new friends from media. On June 2011, I was requested to work again for Java Festival in another Java Festival event. This time I was to work for Java Rockin Land (JRL) 2011, and I got the same duty on Artist Interview set. Artist interview is one of divisions in Promotion Team to present an Interview from Local or International Artist. JRL was held on 22-24 July 2011 at Carnival Beach Festival, Ancol, West Jakarta. A lot of artist were performed there.We have 30 second to Mars, The Cranberries, Good Charlotte, Helloween, Frente, Neon Trees, Happy Mondays, We Are Scientist and many more. For information, not all of artist was performed in JRL had an interview. It depends on the Artist wheter they are wiling to be interviewied by media or not. The interviewers are from the local media, such as TV, Radio, Magazine, and Media Online. I am very happy being an Artist Interview part,  because i enjoy meeting the Artist, and make a new friends. Below are some of the pictures :

The Interview Room, Interview Tent 1

Here's come the photos from interview session with a view artist

"W.A.S. is a band with two original, famous members: Keith Austin Murray ('Keith') and Christopher Ian Cain ('Christopher I. Cain'). The two met at university in Southern California, where it's fair to say that they both majored in 'Babes.' Although that wasn't technically a focus available at their university, one could definitely assert that had it been possible to do so, both Keith and Chris would have graduated with honors in 'Babes.' Not that there was anything 'honorable' about the way the two went about their 'course work', as it were. No, they left a trail of scorched social earth everywhere they went, everywhere their 'studies' took them. Such was their tendency to end relationships on a sour note that by junior year they were reduced to poaching students from a high school ten minutes down the road - no one at their university would even consider a romantic entanglement with Keith, much less with Chris. Shortly after graduation, in the autumn of 1999, in a desperate shot at reinvention, Chris and Keith formed a band. The rest, as they say, happened after that. W.A.S.'s gold-selling debut, "With Love & Squalor," while continuing to hone the melodic knack that has made them popular with fans and men who work for months at sea. The band toured "Barbara" throughout 2010, taking the act to music-loving towns like Cleveland and Cincinnati, and will spend 2011 selectively poaching destinations that eluded them in 2010 (Bangkok, St. Petersburg, Leamington Spa), while writing and recording their 4th Long Player (tentatively titled "Lipsdick")." (source : Java Rockin Land)

Nanda from icreate magazine with We Are Scientist

"Blood Red Shoes is Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell. We started this band in late 2004 after our previous bands broke up (they were called Lady Muck and Cat On Form respectively). We didn't really know each other that well but we started writing songs we liked very quickly and then started playing them live only a few days after our first practice. We always felt like there was an energy there although it's a mysterious force and you don't always know where it's taking you. We started releasing a string of 7" records in 2005 on a few different independent labels like jonson family and try harder, we would record them ourselves in our practice space on our 16 track tape machine then Laura-Mary would screen or design the sleeves. To this day we're very hands-on about every aspect of how our music is made, recorded and presented to the world.  In 2008 we released our first album, called Box of Secrets, on V2 records. We co-produced it with Mike Crossey and it encapsulates most of the live songs we were playing up until we recorded, plus a couple more songs we wrote just before we went into the studio. Before and after its release we toured all over UK and the rest of Europe and did some shows in Japan and the USA too. In 2010 we released our second album, Fire Like This which we also made with Mike Crossey. To date we've done something like 450 shows ranging from playing in the kitchen of someone's flat to 3 people, to playing below Rage Against the Machine to 30,000 Parisians." (source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter

The Band is a musical group that mixes colors rock, hip hop, and punk. Band fronted by Yukie (vocals), Trisno (bass), Bengbeng (guitar), Sandy (drums). Pas is one of those who pioneered the movement of indie labels in Indonesia, a cassette distribution system which has now become part of the dynamics of the music industry. Their steadfastness in raising the idealism has been the inspiration for a large number of groups loyal to originality, but difficult to get a chance. They choose to be musicians underdog instead of having to change the taste of musical tastes just to follow the market.(source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

PAS Band on Interview Tent 2

Sheila on 7 is a group of Indonesian music that stands on May 6, 1996 at the beginning is a bunch of school children from several high schools in Yogyakarta. At the beginning of the united five young children, Ambassador (vocals) comes from high school 4, Adam (bass) from the SMA 6, Eross (guitar) from SMA Muhammadiyah I, Sakti (guitar) from De Britto High School, and Anton (drums) come from SMA Bopkri I. They agreed to form a band and brought the songs of the group Oasis, U2, Bon Jovi, Guns N 'Roses, etc.. At that time, they already have some songs of their own original work and they try to introduce and bring the songs with full confidence on various stage. Since the beginning of this group attempting to perform professionally. Beginning with their involvement in several musical performances, festivals and commercial performances in Yogyakarta and Central Java, both in the scope of the school, campus, as well as the public stage. One thing is quite convincing and is proud of their participation in the program `indie label` Musical Event (Event Musicians Local) in the 1997's Geronimo 105.8 FM Radio & G-Indie Production in Yogyakarta, where the program is syndicated radio program broadcast by almost 90 private radio stations in the country. Musical event is a radio program that broadcast the songs of his own works from local bands who never recorded commercially.” (source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

Ganindra Bimo from MNC Music Channel during the interview with Sheila on 7

"Loudness (ラウドネス Raudonesu) is a Japan-based heavy metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi.They were the first Japanese heavy metal act signed to a major label in the United States, releasing twenty-three studio albums (five in America) by the end of 2009 and reaching the Billboard Top 100 in their moment of maximum international popularity.Despite numerous changes in their roster, the band continued their activities during the 90s, finally reuniting the original line-up in 2000. On 30 November 2008 original drummer Munetaka Higuchi died from liver cancer at a hospital in Osaka at age 49. Loudness replaced him with Masayuki Suzuki and are still active to this day." (source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

Loudness on Mini Press Confrence Java Rockin Land 2011

"Neon Trees is an American alternative rock band from Provo, Utah, with origins in Murrieta, California. The band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for the rock band The Killers. Not long after, the band was signed by Mercury Records and released their first full length album, Habits, in 2010. Their first single "Animal" climbed to #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Alternative Rock Chart. Tyler Glenn: lead vocals/keyboards, Chris Allen: guitars, Branden Campbell: bass and Elaine Bradley: drums/vocals." (source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

Vj Eliza from MTV Indonesia during the interview with Neon Tress

“God Bless is a rock band that has become legend in Indonesia. Of the 1970s can be regarded as their glory years. One proof of their big names is when God Bless chosen as the opening concert of the world's legendary rock group Deep Purple in Jakarta. In the era of the 2000s, GOD BLESS personil undergone several reforms. Among them is the inclusion of sibling hosts (drums) and Iwang Noorsaid (Keyboard), the return of the Eternal Seosman to fill the void left by Yockie, and was punctuated by the presence of Yaya Moektio and Gilang Ramadan drummer position. Formation Yaya Moektio and Eternal Soesman longest surviving joint trio God Bless Achmad Albar, Donny Fattah, and Ian Antono, which eventually spawned a new album in mid 2009 with the title: `God Bless' 36th, which marks the 36-year journey in belantika God Bless music archipelago. Already 38 years old GOD BLESS produced six albums , including HUMA DI ATAS BUKIT- (1975), CERMIN (1980), SEMUT HITAM (1986), RAKSASA (1989), APA KABAR (1997), GOD BLESS 36th (2009), plus a compilation that is packed in THE STORY OF GOD BLESS (1990). God Bless the rock music group is still standing strong like a `rock`. Now he has become a legend for the way rock music in Indonesia.”(source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

Godbless, Indonesia Rock Band Legendary

“Power Metal was formed in Surabaya on September 1986. After two years as a champion of "Indonesian Rock Festival V (1989) They launched their first album "Power One" on 1991 continued on 1992 "Power Mission", Power Demons(1993), Serigala(1995), Pesta Dansa(1996), Peace Love and War (1999), Topeng-Topeng Murka(2003), Kebesaranmu(2005).”(source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

My friend Keke with Power Metal :)

From the whole performance, my favourites are 

Honestly, I only now a few songs , but I like their performance. Such a great concert, the sound was good-the lighthing was awesome-performance act COOL. Eventough Jared Leto being such a “Rockstar” attitude. I feel sorry for “I get the f**k out” word for one of his fans on stage. Come on, I know Jared can be a nicer person :)

“30 Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1998. Since 2007, the band has been composed of actor Jared Leto (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter), Shannon Leto (drums, percussion) and Tomo Miličević (lead guitar, keyboards). Following the departure of Matt Wachter (now of Angels & Airwaves) in 2007, Tim Kelleher became the bassist for the group, performing live only with both Jared and Miličević recording bass for studio recordings, while Braxton Olita (keyboards) was added to the touring lineup in 2009. Previously, the group also featured guitarists Solon Bixler (now of Great Northern) and Kevin Drake. To date, 30 Seconds to Mars have released three studio albums – 30 Seconds to Mars (2002); A Beautiful Lie (2005); This Is War (2009) and two extended plays – AOL Sessions Undercover (2007) and To the Edge of the Earth (2008).” (source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

The Cranberries

I know that day, Dolores does not  in a good shape. But she gives a good performance. Her voice is outrages, ubercool! I like her dance moves and they sing my favourite song “Promises and Zombie”!

"The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 under the name The Cranberry Saw Us, later changed by vocalist Dolores O'Riordan. The band currently consists of O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler. Although widely associated with alternative rock, the band's sound also incorporates indie pop, post-punk, Irish folk and pop rock elements."(source : Wikipedia and Java Rockin Land)

The only woman in that Band are such a powerfull drummer. I have to remind myself that the drummer is a girl and she is amazing especially with such a lot of drummer set around her.

They is my Indonesian favorite band of all time. I like their tunes. TTATW have a good combination with their acoustic guitars and the voice from the vocalist. I love acoustic music! And beyond of that, REMEDY WALONI.

Favorite song : "Berlin and "The Noble Savage"

JRL's People!

All pictures taken with Canon G11 and belongs to Cempaka Kaulika

If you want  being a part of Java Festival crew, you can go to or you go to java festival event or or and click Volunteer.

 Here some fashion wear tips to Java Rockin Land :
1. Wear your shorts and shirt. Kinda hot there
2. Bring your sunglasses
3. Wear Boots (Ankle Boots, Dr. Martens, etc.) or Converse!
4. For comfort Bag : Bag Pack  is suggested   
5. The most important is feeling comfort, so you can enjoy the show :)

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