Viper Mad

Viper Mad @ De Nieuwe Anita

Admission € 6

Jazz fans might know it as the title of a 30s swing song by saxophonist Sidney Bechet with Noble Sissle’s Swingsters:
“Just viper mad, must have my fun
I’m never sad it can’t be done ”

Or from Viper Mad Blues, a compilation of old jazz and blues songs about drugs; the subtitle is “25 Songs of Dope and Depravity”. If you are a viper mad, you yearn for a joint. (In the dictionary it is said that viper is a snake; that makes the sizzling sound of someone lighting a fun cigarette think of it.)

Viper Mad is also the name of the new project by Bjorn Uyens, who previously caused a furore with Dress (intense guitar rock with a big blast of adrenaline) and Dassuad (atmospheric indie pop that evoked comparisons with dEUS and Sparklehorse). Together with his cousin Peter Sprengers, Bob Kuijl and Sjoerd van Helmond, he is taking a new direction. Irresistibly swinging, with a leading role for the smooth groove of the rhythm section instead of the guitars. Strong songs with catchy melodies still form the basis, but they sound completely different than before. The music has a different pace – no longer running fast or calmly in a car, but walking loosely through the city on a sultry summer evening.

Event Data

25 Oktober 2019 21:00 - 23:00

Type of Event

Free Event

Viper Mad

Program @ De Nieuwe Anita

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