Montag , 30. Juli

Clowns (AUS) / SickBoyz (D)


HC / Punkrock

ZUSATZKONZERT der CLOWNS!

 

Im Vorprogramm:

SickBoyz!? Das ist eine Schweinerock-geschwängerte Punkrock-Dampflock aus dem sonnigen Süden der Republik. Karlsruhe um genau zu sein.

Sehen und mitschreien! Fans von The Bronx, John Coffey, Clowns usw werden auf ihre Kosten kommen.

 

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 10€



Links:
Clowns
SickBoyz



Clowns

SickBoyz
Dienstag , 31. Juli

MDC (USA) / Dr Know (USA)


Hardcore Punk / Nardcore

Formed in late 1970s as The Stains and playing their first gig under this name in August 1980, MDC were one of three pioneering hardcore punk bands in Austin, Texas, in the early '80s, alongside The Dicks and Big Boys. These bands frequently played together and established the Austin hardcore scene. They released one single as the Stains in 1981, featuring a slower version of the future MDC song "John Wayne Was a Nazi" backed with "Born to Die".[1][2] Both songs were later released on the debut MDC album.

By 1982 the band had relocated to San Francisco, California, and renamed themselves MDC. By this point the band were active participants in the growing hardcore scene and released their debut LP Millions of Dead Cops on their own label, R Radical; Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles helped with distribution. The album is now widely considered a punk classic, and features songs such as "John Wayne Was a Nazi", "Dick for Brains", and the harsh criticism of the police, "I Remember". Other targets of criticism devoid of irony included capitalism ("Corporate Death Burger"), homophobia ("America's So Straight"),[3] and American culture ("Violent Rednecks").

During the summer of 1982 they became involved in the Rock Against Reagan Tour, during which time they fell out with the band Bad Brains when Rastafarian singer H.R. learned that Big Boys' singer, Randy Turner, was gay. H.R. and MDC's Dave Dictor had an intense confrontation. Upon Bad Brains' departure from the bill, they refused to return a loan owed to Big Boys and instead left a note that reportedly read, "burn in hell bloodclot faggot." The incident resulted in the MDC song Pay to Come Along.[4] For MDC, 1982 ended with a tour of Europe with the Dead Kennedys which brought the band greater exposure in the punk scene outside of the U.S., especially in the UK.

MDC's singer, Dave Dictor, returned with an entirely new backing line-up in 2000, which included Long Island musicians Matt Van Cura,(bass) Erik Mischo,(guitar) and John Soldo,(Drums). MDC released a new album, Magnus Dominus Corpus, in 2004. They took part in a 25th anniversary world tour in 2005, with an all-original lineup. Following the death of Mikey Donaldson in September 2007, MDC has been touring the U.S. and Europe extensively with the Dictor/Posner/Smith/Schvitz lineup.

Recently, the band has been based in Portland, Oregon.


Dr. Know is a punk band which began as a Nardcore band from Oxnard, California. They are regarded as founding fathers of the so-called "Nardcore" punk movement. The band was started by Kyle Toucher, Ismael Hernandez, and Robin Cartwright in early 1981, and after auditioning a few singers, local Silverstrand Beach surfer/skater and punker Brandon Cruz was chosen. Silverstrand Beach in Oxnard, California was the birthplace of Nardcore. The band recorded studio versions of several early songs with Cruz, which led to television appearances and gigs on the Los Angeles circuit.

 

Dr. Know disbanded to pursue other projects in 1991. Since that time Slayer covered "Mr. Freeze" on their Undisputed Attitude album.  The Dr. Know song "Piece of Meat," written by Toucher and Cruz, is used on the 1998 (season two) South Park episode entitled "Clubhouse."

In November 2016 the band began rehearsing with Cruz, Hernandez, Larz White, ex drummer from the metal era, and Fred Mattaquin, the 2nd guitarist on the Burn ep. They went to Europe with Stalag 13 to begin the Nardcore Summer Tour on July 22nd, 2017, starting off with a festival in Copenhagen with Discharge.

 

Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 10€



Links:
MDC
Dr Know



MDC

Dr Know
Donnerstag , 2. August

The Schizophonics (USA) / Spaten (D)


Fuzz rock / psychedelic / Heavy soul

The Schizophonics are, in one word, EXPLOSIVE. Their frenzied live performances tap into the same unstoppable combination of rock ‘n’ roll energy and showmanship that fueled the MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom. When they hit the stage, they grab your attention and don’t let go. They’ve built up a formidable reputation in their home base of San Diego and a fervent following among locals. “One of my favorite live bands ever!” proclaims Tim Mays, who has run the Casbah for over 25 years and seen literally thousands of live bands come through his doors in that time. “The Schizophonics bring the goods every time they play,” he enthuses. “Pat Beers is like a cross between Jimi Hendrix and James Brown – yelping, wailing, shralping the guitar with his left hand while gyrating all over the place; Kyle joins in the mayhem on bass and Lety keeps it real behind the kit.” 
  
But the Schizophonics are more than just an outstanding live act, they’re also committed to writing great, memorable songs, a skill singer/guitarist Pat Beers has continued to hone, channeling such influences as Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Sonics, the Stooges, the MC5, James Brown, and Little Richard. 
  
Pat and drummer Lety Beers first met in Casa Grande, Arizona, before pulling up stakes and moving to San Diego in 2008. They formed the Schizophonics the following year, and have worked tirelessly since then, playing literally hundreds of live shows up and down the West Coast, and further afield. A 2013 tour of Spain with El Vez – who had recruited them as his backing group – resulted in the group’s first record release, a three-song 7” EP on the Munster label. In December 2014 they took their act to an arena-sized venue for 91X’s Wrex the Halls concert, on a bill that also included Billy Idol, Spoon, Cage the Elephant, and Interpol. Afterwards 91X program director Mike Halloran declared them, “The most exciting band I have seen in many, many years. They must be seen to be believed.” 
  
In July 2015 the Schizophonics’ second single, “Put Your Weight On It” b/w “Red Planet,” was released on the Ugly Things label. This summer they started work on their debut album at Earthling Studios with producer Mike Kamoo. Their future plans also include a European tour in September and October, this time taking in Spain, Italy, France and England. 

 

„Durchtriebenen Schreilautkrachkram“ nennt die Band Spaten aus Köln ihren eigenwilligen Stil, der sich durch clever-angründige Texte, rumpelnde Drums und krachende Garagen-Gitarren auszeichnet. Selbsternanntes Motto: „Das Einzige was da noch bleibt, ist grundlos seine Freude kundzutun.“ 

 

Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 8€



Links:
The Schizophonics
Spaten



The Schizophonics

Spaten
Freitag , 3. August

Krawallbotz (D) / Mad Woosch (D)


Abschiedskonzert Kölns schönster Punkband

Sie kamen, tranken und nun gehen sie wieder! So in etwa könnte man den Werdegang der Krawallbotz beschreiben. In den 16 Jahren des Bestehens hat man unter anderem den Leuten in Köln, London, Nottingham und Lippstadt ein erstauntes oder ungläubiges Lächeln in die Hackfresse gezimmert, aber damit ist jetzt Schluss! Im ehrwürdigen Sonic Ballroom zu Ehrenfeld werden die Jungs ihren Abschied feiern und zusammen mit ihren Brüdern von Madwoosch ein letztes mal die Gläser kreuzen. Asi-Bier-Punk-Core vom feinsten mit Tanzschuhpflicht!



Gegründet wurde die Combo Mad Woosch im Jahr 2011 und sammelte schnell erste Live Erfahrungen im Großraum Köln. 2012 wurde die gemeinsame Split CD "Stammtischpoeten" mit den legendären Krawallbotz veröffentlicht. Diverse Konzerte folgten.2015 erschien das erste eigene Album: " Mehr Geschlecht als recht".  Dies wurde ebenfalls fleißig live vorgestellt, von Essen bis Troisdorf. 2017 erblickte dann die EP "Asipositas" das Licht der Welt. Gespielt wird Schwaadcore  (Punk/Hardcore).

 

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21.30h, Eintritt: 8€



Links:
Krawallbotz
Mad Woosch



Krawallbotz

Mad Woosch
Samstag , 4. August

BallroomBlitz! Festival #8


Open Air gegenüber vom Ballroom

Zum 8.Mal wird die Oskar-Jäger-Str. zum Open Air Gelände, auf der Rampe gegenüber
vom Ballroom spielen ab 16h für Euch :

Toxoplasma
Scheisse Minelli
The Moriartees
Black Sheriff
Come On, Wolfgang

wie immer gibts Bierwagen, Klowagen und Imbisswagen! Eintritt wie immer frei, deswegen bitte wie immer kein Fremdbier!

 

Beginn: 16h, Eintritt: frei!



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