Speedbuggy is one of the hardest playing bands in country music, putting their nitro-fueled brand on a genre that’s been the soundtrack to American life for nearly 100 years. Speedbuggy arrived at their unique sound through the prism of experience, history and a love for some of the greatest music from country’s past. Their inspiration comes from the hard twanging Bakersfield sound of Buck Owens and his Buckeroos, followed by Merle Haggard. A style of country music loud and proud enough to cut through the noise of roadhouses packed with blue-collar crowds out for a good time.
“It was working man’s music, and that’s exactly the kind of songs we write,” says Speedbuggy’s lyricist and front man, Timbo. “They’re songs about hard jobs, drinking and loving; real stories about real people; there’s not enough of that in country music these days. I’ve worked hard jobs all my life, and I know these stories, because I’ve lived them”.
Speedbuggy’s historic foundation is the romance of the Wild West. Especially as it was portrayed in the movies and music of the great singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
“We’re on a mission to put the ‘western’ back in country & western music,” Timbo insists. “Some of the most beautiful portraits of the American landscape and way of life are in those songs about riding the trails across the mountains, plains and rivers, and about making a new life in a land full of promise. That used to be part of the great American dream – the working man’s dream — and we don’t see any good reason to let it die.”
Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 8€Links:
Farflung (USA) / Grant National (D)
Like a cosmic capsule sent from deep space .....Farflung have been altering peoples minds with their dive bombing moogs and hypnotic riffs for the last twenty years.
Torchbearers of the psychedelic underground they have been championed by the likes of Helios Creed (Chrome). Henry Rollins, and Voivod. They have collaborated with numerous musicians including Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Damo (Can) and Dave Catching (EODM, QOTSA) to name just a few...
Grant National rock hard & play in time.
Live their songs, driven by a fierce rhythm section, topped with piercing guitar & vocals, bleed into dense sonic renditions leaving audiences ecstatic & asking for more. They have shared the stage with Clutch, Wolves in the Throne Room, Electric Wizard and many more.
So far two fine albums were released on blunoise recs., and the band is currently in the studio to finish album #3 which will see the light of day in summer 2017.
Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 10€Links:
Frenzy (UK) / Psychofarmaka (D)
30 Jahre treiben die Mannen um Steve Whitehouse jetzt schon ihr Unwesen in der Psychobillyszene.
I SEE RED ist einer der erfolgreichsten und bekanntesten Songs dieser Subkultur, der schon lange ein baldiges Ableben prognostiziert wurde. Totgesagte leben länger. FRENZY ist der beste Beweis hierfür.
Ihre letzte beiden Alben „Dirty Little Devils“ und „In the Blood“ sind beides Hammeralben, die jeder Psychobilly sein eigen nennen sollte. Ihre Liveshows sind eine Augenweide und Steve Whitehouse ist einer der besten Kontrabassisten weltweit. Zusammen mit Steve Eaton an der Gitarre und Adam Seviour an den Drums bleibt kein Auge trocken und ein beinharter Wrecking Pit ist garantiert wenn die Band ihre Hits wie „Misdemeanor“, „Robot Riot“, „Hero“ oder eben „I see red“ anstimmen.
Oldschool Psychobilly vom Feinsten!
Psychofarmaka ist Old School Psychobilly ausm Ruhrpott!
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OC 45 (USA) / The Jukebox Romantics (USA) / Galgenfrist (D)
Boston (OC45) and New York (The Jukebox Romantics) are teaming up together to bring you some of the finest upcoming Punkrock packages in a while. Both bands have been friends for years and we thought it was a good idea so send them on the road together in Europe.
OC45 are one of the most promising Punkrockbands coming out of Boston in a while. With the the spirit and heart of Bands like the Street Dogs, Far From Finshed, Darkbuster or the Have Nots, Oc45 are working really hard, to fill the shows of those great bands.
The band already played well over 500 shows inlcduing tours and shows with Swingin' Utters, Youth Brigade, Street Dogs, Agent Orange, The Casualties, DOA, Koffin Kats, Hudson Falcons, Darkbuster, Big D and the Kids Table, Get Dead, Far From Finished, The Scandals, Sniper 66
to name a few. They are working on their brand new full length "Happy Accidents" that will be coming out before the Europeantour.
The Jukebox Romantics are bringing their heartfelt Punkrock from New York also to Europe for the first time. The band has been around since 2009 and made a name for themselves from the beginning by hitting the road hard, endless touring (including stops at THE FEST and Vans Warped Tour), and their ferocious energetic live show. By conveying heart, and leaving their sweat and souls out on stage at every show, hey remind you to have fun through music & friends and to never grow up!"
Their latest release ,the 7 inch "Plot Points" & "Transmissions Down" were produced by Pete from the Bouncing Souls.
The Jukebox Romantics are in your face, fun, soulful punk in the vein of bands like The Bouncing Souls, One Man Army, and Alkaline Trio.
Musikalisch bewaffnet mit dem Knüppel aus dem Sack, ziehen die drei Desperados von Galgenfrist los, um der Welt mit ihrem Revolver- Punk das Fürchten zu lehren. Mit geladenen Colts sind sie immer für eine Überraschung bereit.
Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21.30h, Eintritt: 8€
The Jukebox Romantics
The Masonics with Ludella Black (UK)
MICK 'THE MILK' HAMPSHIRE: singing & 6-string guitar
BRUCE 'BASH' BRAND: traps & backing vocals
JOHN 'LARDY' GIBBS: bottom guitar & backing vocals
(with thanks to former bass-jockeys: Johnny Barker, Johnny Johnson & Liam Watson)
Having attended the same secret lodge - the Omnipotent Order of Eccentric Rapscallions (OOER) - together for 25-odd years, our three heroes were united in their cause when they were elected to search the UK for a sacrificial virgin to be deflowered at the sacred Dodecacentenial Orgy (or 'DO' for short).
A 16-year search - during which Micky was mistakenly assumed to be missing, presumed unable to take the pace - yielded nothing. In short, they had no joy, neither on their home turf nor during a brief sojourn to western Europe. (Hence their anticipated presence in the Promised Land).
To lure their prey they hit on the ingenious plan of disguising themselves as a musical 'rock-group' (presently very popular among young folk we are led to believe).
Therefore, we urge all parents, siblings, friends, acquaintances and cohorts of any known (or not) unblemished no-tails, (irrespective of age, race, creed, cooking-ability etc.) to attend the soon to be announced Masonic gatherings, accompanied by same.
Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Ludella Black was an original member of legendary Medway garage band The Del-Monas, after that she became a Headcoatee along with her friends Holly Golightly, Kyra Rubella and ‘Bongo’ Debbie.
Since the demise of Thee Headcoatees in 1999 she has released three solo albums (two on Damaged Goods 2000’s ‘She’s Out There’) and plays live with The Masonics regularly and appeared on loads of singles and albums with them too.
Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 22h, Eintritt: 12€Links: