By José Oliveira, Rock At Night Columnist-Colmar, France
From 23 October to 12 November, in Basel , the capital of the Swiss pharmaceutical and chemical industry, BALOISE SESSION Festival had a successful 30th Anniversary edition!
Rock At Night was there covering this highly coveted and esteemed concert series. We consider the highlights of the elevent concerts to be James Arthur, Iggy Pop, Katzenjammer, Candy Dulfer, Trombone Shorty, and Toto.
Such great musical moments–and a special award went to Iggy Pop for Lifetime Achievement! “When I get a fucking award, it makes me bored”, said the Iguana! All night long running and jumping on stage he exclaimed profanities like “fucking this and fucking that”!!
With a talented new band, Iggy has a new challenge for the road. With a bunch of dollars and back to Miami, his wrinkled skin will be taking the perfect shape for new adventures!
Please note for next year BALOISE SESSION 2016 will be take place between 21 October to 8 November. Here, you have some shots from these beautiful concerts.
Iggy Pop handing back the award at Baloise Sessions
Katzenjammer – Baloise Sessions
Iggy Pop and Katzenjammer photos courtesy of Dominik Plüss
Links to more photos from Baloise Session
The Allen Toussaint Quartet
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I was born in Portugal and lived the Sixties exploring the great UK Rock magazines: "The New Musical Express" and "Melody Maker". Ray Charles and Pat Boone were my father’s fav. I became “The Great Pretender”. Cliff Richard was our Elvis Presley. As a beach boy, with my first guitar, I met a beautiful French girl on the beach! It was the Summer of 69!! We got married and rock music was our dowry. In France, I became a Wine Genetic Research Scientist. One of my works contributed to the decoding of the genome of the vine! As a rock journalist, I’ve worked twenty years for the Portuguese and Brazilian Rock Press. I ‘ve interviewed so many great artists. Then, one day I met FRANK ZAPPA! I got into trouble for introducing my wife to "Uncle Meat"!