Maiorano (D) / New Rogues (D)
Berlin-based collective MAIORANO skillfully fuse elements from 60s R&B, Funk & Soul with the intensity and attitude of Garage & Punk rock to create a vibrant sound steeped in Rock ‘n’ Roll heritage. While the music may be difficult to pigeon-hole, its appeal is instant and infectious. Dynamic & charismatic Italian front-man Alex Maiorano leads a stylish sextet composed of saxophone, trumpet, organ, guitar, bass & drums through powerful, lively & emotional songs which connect with the heart and soul of the audience.
Alex and drummer Alessio D’Alessandro originally played together in what was to be the first of many bands at age 14, writing their own songs and covering punk hits in a garage belonging to Alessio’s father. Years later in 2010, the pair packed their bags for Berlin in 2010 in an effort to meet and perform with international musicians and to reach a broader audience. As new members were enlisted, what began as a small folk/blues outfit organically evolved into an original powerhouse soul act.
After a year of playing sweaty shows in every dirty bar in Berlin, the band released their first record “Everything Boom!” on Off Label Records which was followed by a 7″ single “Decontrol” six months later. Now they are ready to release their second album "Glorious Days", recorded and produced by Danilo Silvestri (Giuda) in Rome.
MAIORANO have since gained a reputation as a wild soul, rock and roll band that command the stage with an energetic live performance which promises to have audiences howlin', hollerin' and shakin' their hips every-time!
From the dusty cellars of the Cologne underground comes quite the different 60s group! The "New Rogues" take the groove and style of classic Rhythm & Blues and freshen it up with beat energy and soul sensibility.
Prepare yourself for subtle arrangements, dedicated to make your feet shake and your hips move! It’s all about getting you locked in to the vintage swagger for these two ladies and four gentlemen. And they succeed – with music that is as raw as it is sensual!
Don’t miss out on their moody and soulful cover versions (tracks like The Emeralds‘ “King Lonely The Blue” and Jack Hammer’s “Down The Subway”) as well as their incredibly tuneful own compositions!
Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21.30h, Eintritt: 8€
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (JAP)
Schnell versammelte sich 1995 um den erfahrene Gitarrist Makoto Kawabata eine bunte Mischung aus Aussteigern bestehend aus Musikern, Tänzern, Künstlern, Farmern, Ex-Yakuzas, Abenteurern, professionellen Stadtstreichern um an dem musikalischen wie spirituellen Wachstum des 'Acid Mothers Temple' teilzunehmen. Kawabata gründete die Gruppe ursprünglich mit der Absicht, „extreme Trip-Musik“ zu produzieren. Seine Einflüsse lagen dabei im Bereich des Progressive Rock, Krautrock und des deutschen Komponisten Karlheinz Stockhausen. Bald darauf war 'Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.' geboren und damit auch die charakteristischste Band und Kollektiv. Inzwischen und (nach 22 Jahren) zum Kult avanciert, haben sie mir ihren durchgeknallten Psych Rock-Orgien eine treue Anhängerschaft rund um den Globus hinter sich geschart. Ihr ausgefallenes Auftreten und ihre exzentrischen Bandfotos und Plattencover sind dabei von Anfang an ein Bestandteil im Kosmos des Acid Mothers Kollektives. Die Band ist bekannt für ihre phänomenalen Live-Shows und ihren enormen Output an Alben auf verschiedenen internationalen Labels. Kollaborationen mit Anderen, oft japanischen Bands und unter abenteuerlichen Namen (oder Namens Zusätzen), sind an der Tagesordnung. Laut Kawabata sind diese verschiedenen Bands die Manifestation der vielen Facetten eines einzigen und einzigartigen Wesens, des vereinten Acid Mothers Temple. Das Line-Up des AMT & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O setzt sich heute zusammen aus 4 Kernmitgliedern mit wechselnden Gastmusikern. 2016 erschien Ihr aktuelles Album "Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era”, erschienen auf Important Records (US)
Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 12€Links:
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Faintest Idea (UK) / K-Man & The 45s (CAN)
Faintest Idea started out as an angry punk band. Using their own blend of street punk with horns as a constructive release for their politics, they relentlessly toured up and down the country. Over time their 2 Tone Ska and Reggae influences started to come through to create their own blend of ‘Rude Boy Street Punk'. Summer 2012 saw the release of ‘The Voice of Treason’ on TNSrecords followed by more touring of the UK and Europe. Their well loved videos for album tracks 'Bull In A China Shop' and 'Youth' led to them being invited to do a Maida Vale session for The Mike Davies Punk Show.
In the following years they've toured and played relentlessly, playing shows and festivals all over the UK & Europe. In June 2014 the band embarked on a 10 date tour of Russia, from their energetic live performance its no surprise they have an ever growing army of loyal fans anywhere they play.
Their latest album 'Increasing the Minimum Rage' was recorded with Hieronymous Melchers (Capdown, Citizen Fish, King Prawn, Snuff) and Mastered by Massimiliano Giorgini (Anti Flag, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Common Rider) The 11 track album features guest performances from Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) and Sean Howe (Random Hand) and sounds heavier both musically and lyrically than their previous releases.
2018 will see the band do their first ever tour of Japan as well as multiple UK & European tours supporting Voodoo Glowskulls and The New Town Kings. With new material currently being written and recorded and a relentless touring schedule Faintest Idea never fail to get a crowd moving.
Call it what you want, we call it a rocking Ska party. Straight out of downtown Montreal, K-Man & the 45s have been bringing an edge to the Canadian ska scene for a few years now. In 2011 the boys brought you their first full length album entitled Got Me Movin' and released their first video and single The Red Guy Always Wins.Then they began playing non stop. They have now toured most of the country going from one ocean to another and word has been spreading quickly that when these guys hit the stage people tend to get wild. Is it the rockin vibe these people inject into their ska? Is it the volume and intensity for a ska show that gets them? Is it the sense of urgency they play with? Whatever it is, they tend to rock their ska so hard that people not yet familiar to ska are now getting into the wave. Often heard at a K-Man & the 45s show "man i didn't even know i liked ska, this rocks"-random rocker in you're city
The year is now 2013.The boys just released a new album called K-Man & the 45s present The Ska-mones Vol 1, a ska tribute to The Ramones! How did we get here you may ask? Well during all these shows over the last couple of years there we're times when the guys needed to play multiple sets and K-Man who was always a major fan of The Ramones song writing thought it would be a great fun way to pay tribute and make another set of music. Not knowing at the time that people would really get into the concept and began asking for recordings of The Ska-mones set....well, never one to dissapoint, here it is on cd and coming to you're town. K-Man & the 45s present The Ska-mones Vol 1.
K-Man & the 45s have shared the stage around Canada and at festivals with such groups as The Slackers, The Skatalites, Catch 22, The Brains and much much more. They headlined the first ever Montreal ska-fest evening as well as have played many others. They have headlined shows all across Canada and are prepared for much more.
Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 8€
K-Man & The 45s
Ivan Ivanovich & The Kreml Krauts (D)
Die acht Trierer Jungs versetzen nun schon seit vielen Jahren ihr Publikum regelmäßig in Ekstase. Egal, wo sie mit ihrer fröhlichen Mischung aus russischer Folklore, tanzbarem Uffza-uffza Sound und mitreißendem Punk auf die Bühne kommen, lassen sie nicht locker, bis jedes Bein in Bewegung ist und der Schweiß von der Decke tropft. Musikalische Klasse gepaart mit schier unbändiger Spielfreude sorgen für ein Liveerlebnis, das seinesgleichen sucht. Die treibenden Polkarhythmen, kreiert von Schlagzeug, Bass und Gitarre vermischen sich mit herzerweichenden Melodien von Akkordeon, Horn, Saxophon und Posaune zu einem einzigartigen Klangbild. Darauf zeichnet Sänger Ivan Ivanovich wunderschöne Kunstwerke voller Trauer und Schmerz, die jeden Konzertbesucher innerlich erwärmen - damit jeder am Ende genau versteht, was die russische Seele ausmacht.
Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21.30h, Eintritt: 10€Links:
Ivan Ivanovich & The Kreml Krauts
HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED (USA) / Puke´n´Grin (D)
He Who Cannot Be Named has been playing punk rock for over 25 years, most of that time with the legendary “Dwarves”. An original member of this San Francisco based combo, he wrote or cowrote many of your favorite tunes from the early Sub Pop albums “Blood Guts and Pussy”, and “Thank Heaven For Little Girls”. He was voted guitarist of the year by “Flipside Magazine” in 1991, but is mostly known for his unusual stage wear, or lack thereof. His trademark look can best be described as “naked and wearing a mask”. According to James Orme from Slug Magazine, He Who... is “maybe the most mysterious character in all of rock n’ roll.”
Perhaps his infamous “death hoax” has something to do with this air of mystery. “Sputnik Music” published an account of this macabre bit of rock history.
In 1993 the band (Dwarves) issued a press release stating their guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed had been stabbed to death in Philadelphia. Though this later turned out to be a hoax, the band even went as far as to attach a tribute to the "late" guitarist on their 1993 Sub Pop-released album “Sugarfix”.
Sub Pop did not respond well to the hoax and summarily dropped the band from its label.
Finally, in the summer of 2010, He Who Cannot Be Named released his first solo album titled “Sunday School Massacre” to rave reviews. AMP called it “one of the most important punk rock releases in recent memory”, and went on to say that it “is everything you would come to expect from the guy responsible for most of the nasty riffs that kicked your ass when you were back in high school”.
This year saw the release of “The Dwarves Are Born Again”, their latest and final(?) album. This record features several He Who... penned songs and presents his own signature dance craze, “Do the Hewhocannotbenamed”. He Who... recently teamed up with UK drummer Spike T Smith, known for his work with “Morrissey”, “Conflict”, “The Damned” and, most recently, Steve Ignorant (former front man of “Crass”). A second album “Humaniterrorist” is due out next year sometime as well.
PUKE N GRIN ,hailed as one of the most thought provoking acts of the decade, are a bunch of guys playing their dirty mixture of hardrock and punk, with just a tablespoon of british steel seasoned with little bits of some other rather secret ingredients. We just call it PIGROCK !
Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21.30h, Eintritt: 10€Links: