MaidaVale (SWE) / Black Wanda (D)
“It sounds a bit like if Ace Frehley and Siouxsie Sioux jammed with The Doors at a late- night after party in a small and damp bedsit in London, if you know what I mean.”
– Roppongi Rocks Swedish four piece MaidaVale create a reckless, psychedelic rock that consistently breaks new ground and diverges from what’s expected.
After first emerging on the live rock scene in 2014, their 2016 debut album Tales of the Wicked West was received with open arms and launched them as one of the most promising new bands and gave them a busy schedule touring Europe the next year.
On their second album, released in early 2018, the band followed up with an even more experimental and dynamic sound that confirmed their place on the psych rock scene. Madness Is Too Pure was well received amongst both critics and fans for it’s bold and innovative take on the genre, and the bands’ live shows are constantly praised for its musicality and electric connection between musicians and audience.
Black Wanda passen mit ihrem heruntergekommenen Sludge Blues gut ins Roadhouse aus David Lynchs Kultserie Twin Peaks. Mark Lanegan, Nick Cave und Chris Isaak sitzen an der Bang Bang Bar und feiern dabei ihre Birthday Party.
Der Blues ist es, der alle verbindet und das musikalische Fundament für Black Wanda legt. Schräg und leicht morbid kommen die Songs daher, mal sanft, mal treibend, rau und auch mal hart. Harmonien die man sonst nur aus Metal-Szenarien kennt, mischen sich mit Surf-Guitar-Klängen und ergeben den typischen Black Wanda-Sound. Die Songs handeln von allen Unarten des täglichen, urbanen Lebens – Midlife Crisis, Depression, Tinder, Liebe, Psychoaktiva, Amphetamine und Regenbögen.
Black Wanda sind in ihrem eigenen Film. Geleckte Blues-Schemata und Stoner-Rock à la Blues Pills oder Kadavar überlassen sie anderen.
Supergroups gibt es vielleicht nur in L.A., aber Black Wanda bringen mehr als 100 Jahre Bühnenerfahrung und Intensität auf den Punkt. Der Gesang kommt von der Kölner Garage-Rock Band Burracho. Die twangy Gitarre und der knochige Bass kommen von den Kölner Noise-Rockern minusmen, Drums von den Dortmunder Stoner und Hardcore-Ikonen Twinearth und Get Rich or Die.
Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 12€
Electric Eel Shock (JAP)
"EES left their native Japan in 1999 to see what they could make of America and they have been on a near constant world tour ever since. Headlining a stage in 2003 at the prestigious Roskilde Festival in Denmark was a key early event for the band. They played SXSW in 2002, 2003, 2005 and again in 2012. By 2004 EES had toured 27 countries around the world and they decided it was about time to release an album: „GO EUROPE!“ became the first commercially available EES release and the band performed at 30 European Summer Festivals.
Follow up albums „BEAT ME“ (2005) & „TRANSWORLD ULTRA ROCK“ (2007) were both recorded in Holland with legendary producer Attie Bauw (Judas Priest, Scorpions, Bootsy Collins etc). These 2 albums achieved much critical acclaim from press and fans alike and EES continued to conquer the international musical scene step by step throughout 2005 and 2008 adding Australia and parts of Asia to their widening travels.
In 2008 Electric Eel Shock joined Sellaband to raise the funds to record their next album “Sugoi Indeed” raising $50,000 in record time. “Sugoi Indeed” is an album full of classic rock hand-crafted in Japan. Attie Bauw, was on hand to assist again, this time he engineered the basic tracks as Electric Eel Shock took over the production reins on the album themselves.The album was licensed to several labels around the world and was released in October 2009: Japan – Universal / Germany – Rodeostar / Netherlands – Rough Trade / UK – Cargo
After their last EU tour in 2010-2011, The band has been concentrating on Japan and Asia for a period. They also released their live album „Live Around The World vol.1“ in Japan only.
In 2012 and 2013 the band again toured the US extensively playing SXSW 2012 and Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin.
2013, bassist Kazuto launched Crowdfunding site called Fan-Bo and They successed their first best of and cover album project.
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Electric Eel Shock
Senor Karoshi (D) / Die Manfreds (D)
Die Manfreds sind Bonns erste „Uschis Haarmoden“-Coverband. Mit an Bord sind Mitglieder von „Fucking Angry“, „Sombrero Skulls“ und auch ein Mitglied der Originalband hat sich reingezeckt. Die vier Boys bringen den unvergleichlichen Dilettantismus der Bonner Deutschpunkhelden zurück auf die meist ranzigen Bühnen. Lasst Euch verzaubern! Zickezacke, zickezacke, Oi, Oi, Oi!
Einlass: 20h; Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 8€Links:
Gossenboss mit Zett (D) / Hartmann (D)
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Gossenboss mit Zett
Bonsai Kitten (D)
BONSAI KITTEN have been a source of energy and inspiration for some years now. Founder and riot grrrl Tiger Lilly Marleen is a mind-blowing whirlwind on stage with a distinctive strikingly sultry voice.
2019 will yet be another milestone year in the bands history, when they compose themselves anew with a fresh sound!
BONSAI KITTEN hit the music scene with the release of their self titled debut EP in 2007 which was released for the Japanese market only on the Japanese record label On The Hill, which may still be available online. After excessive touring throughout Europe BONSAI KITTEN released their first full length album Done With Hell in 2011, featuring Koefte DeVille, singer of legendary Punk´A´Billy band MAD SIN on the title track. The album was released on the German record label Wolverine Records. In 2012 already, BONSAI KITTEN released a collection of songs in a limited edition with Welcome To My World which sold out quickly. With a change in line up BONSAI KITTEN released Occupy Yourself! in 2014, which earned them the reputation as one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Germany. Taking a stand for a multi-cultural mind set, against racial prejudice, discrimination and for equal rights, to make the world a better place, BONSAI KITTEN is the first band to address these topics so clearly within their scene ever. On September 8th, 2017 BONSAI KITTEN released their new album MINDCRAFT on Rough Trade. It has an urgency and force that also captures the band's sweat-drenched and ecstatic live shows. The band ditched the upright bass in their line-up and puts riot rock on the global map!
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