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Freitag, 12. April

Skin Of Tears [D] / As We Go [D]

Melody-Core

SKIN OF TEARS aus Wermelskirchen(NRW) mischen seit 1991 mit im großen PunkRockCircus und gehören damit zu den Pionieren des MelodicCore aus deutschen Landen. Rasant und abwechslungsreich, dynamisch und auf den Punkt brettern sie durch viele Spielarten ihres Genres und halten immer wieder Hooklines zum Mitnehmen bereit. In kleinen Clubs und auch auf großen Bühnen kennen sich SKIN OF TEARS bestens aus und bieten überall eine energiegeladene Show fernab von der Lethargie somancher erfolgsverwöhnter Genregröße. FAKE MY DAY heißt das neue Album. Gewohnt in Eigenregie veröffentlicht und gepowert durch den Vertrieb von GUNNERRECORDS, überrascht es Kritiker und Fans mit einer ungeahnten Frische und Spielfreude. Mit Unterbrechung sozusagen "brutto" sind SKIN OF TEARS seit 25 Jahren unterwegs und haben sich mit hohem Sypathiefaktor einen bemerkenswerten Kultstatus unter den Eingeweihten erspielt.

 

AS WE GO are five friends from Cologne, Germany. Punkrock is what they love and  "sleep all day, party never“ their way to go. 
After the release of their DIY EP “Alright For Now“ (2014), the guys teamed up with producer Uwe Sabirowsky (BEATSTEAKS, BOYSETSFIRE, DONOTS) to record their first long-player “Stumble & Stand“ (2016). Two years later they released a Split-EP with their friends in Team Stereo (2018). 
In 2023 the five-piece Punkrock Outfit celebrated their 10th birthday with a brand-new DIY album called “Alan“. Ten songs about life and friendship will hit you with a mix of Punkrock, Emo and a lot of love for Popmusic.
FFO: Hot Water Music, The Flatliners and The Menzingers

 

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21.30h, Eintritt: 12€



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Skin Of Tears
As We Go



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As We Go

Samstag, 13. April

Tuppenny Bunters [UK]

Garage-BBQ-Pop

Dave and Fi Dulake became TUPPENNY BUNTERS in 2012, the same year they got married. Fi had been the Hammond player in Dave’s previous band, The Virgo Intacta, who were on The White Stripes “Satan” tour as 1st support. Parallel to running a notorious Southend music pub, The Railway Hotel, the duo, after naming themselves after Regency prostitutes, set about capturing the sound they perceived, a piano dripping garage/pop wall of melodies and chord shifts. Their first album was recorded live to a Studer in the cellar of the pub. They released it on their own label, Dansettual.  Called “A Tuppenny Upright”, the results, while sketchy, present them well. At times, the piano (a Bluthner upright) threatens to cuddle you to death, at others it appears to be absently flipping you off, and the drums are tuned high, dirty and loonar. If they were cleverer, or could be bothered, they’d be prog. Cooler, or if they both dressed like Fi, they’d be psyche, and if they didn’t constantly feel the need to burst into song, for their sheer sonic nerve they’d be garage. The Bunters songwriting is all the way down the cracks between Pete Ham, Syd Barrett and Lionel Bart, but their live performance sits precariously on a web spun by X Ray Spex, The White Stripes, Wings and, well, Sparks, I guess - in that, you’re never quite sure who to watch. She smashes shit out of the kit with her hair going everywhere, while he, 20 years older and desperate to keep up, pounds the Fender Rhodes and screams his fucking head off, trying always for a snarling Steve Marriott but coming off more like an enraged Dean Friedman. Then they swap, and now you’re totally on the back foot, cos now he’s laying into the kit, and she’s up…her intense brown eyes staring you down; melodies from an age way before her time and a piercing, shrieking voice that only ever seems at home above top C. Fingernails scraping down a Marmite smeared blackboard. You won’t go to the bar though, cos then there are the songs, which, possibly against your better judgement, will tick one of your boxes. They’ll take you on an uncomfortable switchback ride through pop music’s wheat and chaff, and just when you think you’ve dissed it or nailed it, when you think “I can hear a bit of 10CC and The Damned in there…” then Billy Childish pops in with Julie Andrews and you still won’t know whether they’re tossers or visionarys. A review for Dave’s “Butterfingers” album in The Face back in 2003 called it “annoying and refreshing in equal parts”. In 2021, no lessons have been learnt, and the Bunters continue to baffle, irritate and spellbind wherever they go.

 

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21.30h, Eintritt: 12€



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Tuppenny Bunters

Dienstag, 16. April

The Yum Yums [NOR]

Pop-Punk

Lust auf gute Laune und ein spritziges Feuerwerk an melodischen DooWops und Yeah Yeah Yeahs? Europas fröhlichste und immer bestens gelaunte Pop-Punk/RocknRoll Band The Yum Yums sind wieder da! 
1993 gründete sich die norwegische Band mit dem Ziel, der damals in Skandinavien vorherrschenden Grunge und Black Metal Musikszene ein bisschen Sonnenschein und Spaß unter die Nase zu reiben. Ihre zuckersüßen Songs, eine Mischung aus Ramones, The Beat, The Rubinoos, The Real Kids, einer Brise Devil Dogs, The Vacant Lot, Psychotic Youth, garniert mit einem Klecks 1960s Girlie Bands, Surf und 1970s Glam, machten aus den Yum Yums in kürzester Zeit die angesagteste  Powerpop Band überhaupt. Ihr Debut Album "Sweet as candy" wurde auf verschiedenen Labels rund um den Globus veröffentlicht und für den norwegischen Grammy als bestes Rockalbum nominiert. 
Die Band tourte quer durch Europa, Japan und den USA. Es folgten weitere Album Veröffentlichungen (Blame It On The Boogie,; Funzone; Whatever Rhymes With Baby!; The Yum Yums…Play Good Music) und weitere Bandprojekte, in denen die Yum Yums Mitglieder nebenher musizierten. 
2020 kam die neue Platte „For those about to pop“ auf Screaming Apple heraus, 2022 die „Shoog Shoog (Sugar Baby)“ 7’’ single auf Party Sprenger in Deutschland. 
Und ein neues Album «Poppin’ Up Again!» wird voraussichtlich zur Tour 2024 erscheinen! 

 

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 12€



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Mittwoch, 17. April

Electric Eel Shock [JAP]

30th Anniversary Tour

Formed in Tokyo in the 90's EES left their native Japan at the end of the millenium to see what they could make of America. They have since toured 40 countries around the world on 4 continents and performed on pretty much everymajor rock festival in Europe.
Some highlights include: Headlining a stage at the prestigious Roskilde Festival in Denmark and Bonnaroo, One of biggest US festival, following The Black Crowes and closing the main stage at Azkenna Rock Festival in Spain, playing every state in America except Alaska and Hawaii.
Performing at SXSW 4 times, playing with a full orchestra at Beached Festival in Scarborough...
Bands they have toured with along the way include: Sepultura, Bloodhound Gang, Presidents of USA, The Dwarves, Turbonegro, Peter Pan Speedrock, Danko Jones, Michael Monroe, Grinspoon, The Hard Ons, The Cum Shots, Nashville Pussy, The Datsuns, The D4, MC5, The Black Keys, Fu Manchu, UK Subs, The Subways, Robochrist, Enter Shikari, Living End, Anvil... (And believe it or not in a very strange booking they once supported Mark Owen, the shy one from Take That!)

From 2015, they were back in EU with their vinyl best of album “BEST OF LP” followed by their latest album “SWEET GENERATION” in 2016.
They got a chance to play in the new country “Singapore” on 2017, and in 2018 they came back to EU with the new EP “So Much 80’s” for European summer festivals, Amplified UK, Zwarte Cross NL, Gutter Island DK, Oyafestivalen NO (Cafe Mono), Nilvana Tuinfeest NL etc.
2019 was a particulatly fun year for EES, They played at the Library of Alexandria, Egypt and supported Michael Monroe in the UK .
When EES were in Egypt, they had received a message from Sami Yaffa who wanted to have a secret gig in Tokyo to film their new MV “Last Train To Tokyo”, EES organized it just two weeks later at a small club in Shimokitazawa and shooting in Shinjuku. That’s an Incredible memory.

All of that was in the 'before times'! Then the Covid19 disaster forced the cancellation of their 2020 EU tour and the band's activities have been limited to Japan for a while...
But EES will finally return to Europe in 2024. They are still alive!

 

 

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 15€



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Electric Eel Shock

Donnerstag, 18. April

Joshua Zero [UK]

art rock / hyper pop / punk

Joshua Zero is a solo non-binary art rock performer based in London. Their style takes inspiration from rock and indie as well as hyper pop and punk. Zero’s fast paced shows feature a blend of real and fake instruments to create a unique and joyful musical style. Joshua has recently just come back from their first EU Tour with debut performances in Paris and Berlin and is booking to promote the roll out of their debut album set for spring 2024.

 

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 12€



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Joshua Zero

Freitag, 19. April

Bier Baron's antifascist ninja star spinns at 45

mit Luvdump [UK] / Fakoma [D] / Gebretter [D]

Einlass: 20h, Beginn: 21h, Eintritt: 12€



Links:
Luvdump
Fakoma
Gebretter



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Gebretter