16/01/19

Van Dammes (Fin) – on tour with a brand new EP!

Van Dammes are a Finnish four-piece garage punk band from Helsinki formed in 2013. Their sound has been described as true-to-the-core punk rock, good spirited and very contagious garage punk assault, CBGB-style throwback punk, and fun as fuck. “Risky Business”, their fourth EP, just got released on Rockstar Rec. And they are gonna be on tour across the countries in January. Dont miss them!

TOURDATES
25/01/2019 D-Hamburg, Menschenzoo
26/01/2019 B-Brussels, Chaff
27/01/2019 D-Tübingen, Münzgasse
28/01/2019 CH-Zürich, Dynamo
29/01/2019 D-Saarbrücken, Tante Anna
30/01/2019 D-Cologne, Sonic Ballroom
31/01/2019 CZ-Kladno, Auto da Fe
01/02/2019 SK-Nitra, Mariatchi
02/02/2019 D-Berlin, Schokoladen

02/01/19

KURT BAKER COMBO on tour in January!

After many years playing up and down, coast to coast, over the pond and beyond with his group The Leftovers, and solo group The Kurt Baker Band, rock n’ roller power pop musician Kurt Baker decided he needed a new change of scenery and packed his bags in 2013 for the city of Madrid, Spain.
Hence, the Kurt Baker Combo was formed, a new group consisting of Juancho Lopez on bass guitar (Paul Collins Beat, Peralta, The Crepitos), Jorge Colldan (Holy Sheep, The Flash, Señor No) on guitar and backing vocals, and Sam Malakiam on drums (Alrighters, Los Platillos Volantes). While continuing in the tradition of the power pop sound Baker has been known for, the Combo also brings in elements of Pub Rock, Garage and no holds bar wild rock n’ roll a la The MC5, The Remains, Eddie and the Hotrods and Redd Kross.
Their first studio full length album, titled “In Orbit”, features 10 songs of catchy and irresistible rock n’ roll and was released on Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records in the fall of 2016.
In May 2018 the band released their second album “Lets go wild” on Wicked Cool. And now they are back on the road touring in January!

TOURDATES
04/01/2019 Bilbao , Nave 9
05/01/2019 Vitoria Gasteiz, Helldorado
06/01/2019 Vic, Jazzcava
08/01/2019 F-Paris, Supersonic
09/01/2019 D-Saarbrücken, Garage (w/ Wizo)
10/01/2019 D-Heidelberg, Halle 2 (w/ Wizo)
11/01/2019 D-Stuttgart, LKA (w/ Wizo)
12/01/2019 D-Berlin, Wild at heart
13/01/2019 SWE-Malmö, Folk a Rock
15/01/2019 D-Hamburg, Hafenklang
16/01/2019 D-Köln, Sonic Ballroom
17/01/2019 D-München, Schwarzer Hahn
18/01/2019 D-Oberhausen, Emscherdamm
19/01/2019 NL-Groningen, Jagersonic
20/01/2019 F-Lille, L’Imposture

02/01/19

HEAVYBALL (UK) – new tone on the road

Heavyball are a self titled “new tone” 4 piece band originally from Nottingham; formed in 2011. They describe their sound as ‘new tone’, a modern interpretation of two tone and ska.
Influences include Viz, Shane Meadows and the story writing traditions of country and western.
Their second album „When Can You Start?“ was released November 1st 2017. It recounts a week in the life of an ordinary office worker. The diary of a nobody who represents everybody. He doesn’t know it, but this week is different. Because this week is his last on earth. Storytelling, humour and everyday observations wrapped up in sharp melodies.
„When Can You Start?“ is a story of the very ordinary told differently. Upbeat, uplifting, a hint of melancholy– this is Heavyball!
Heavyball’s recordings have been championed by BBC6 Music DJs Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson, BBC London’s Gary Crowley, BBC Ulster’s late Gerry Anderson, Absolute Radio’s Frank Skinner, BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson and a personal endorsement from Jimmy Somerville for their unique interpretation of the classic 80s hit Smalltown Boy.

Tourdates:
03/01/2019 D-Frankfurt, DKK
04/01/2019 D-Nürnberg, Z-Bau
05/01/2019 CZ-Mlada Boleslav, U-Turn
06/01/2019 SK-Kosice, Collosseum
07/01/2019 RO-Cluj Napoca, Flying Circus
08/01/2019 HU-Budapest, Dürer Kert
09/01/2019 A-Vienna, Chelsea
10/01/2019 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
11/01/2019 D-Braunschweig, Nexus
12/01/2019 D-Göttingen, JUZI

01/01/19

The Movement – on the road again!

The MovementOur favourite Mod Band THE MOVEMENT is back on the road! This power- trio from Copenhagen/ Denmark is influenced by The Jam, The Who and The Clash and they really kick off on stage. It’s pretty simple and very basic: They are a great live band and they got a unique power pointed directly at the audience. Don’t miss them at a town near you! In spring the band is going to record a new album which will be released on Concrete Jungle Rec.

TOURDATES:
04/01/2019 D-Jena, Rosenkeller
05/01/2019 D-Mainz, Ultras Mainz Club
01/03/2019 F-Paris, United we stand-divided we fall-Fest
02/03/2019 D-Düsseldorf, Punk in den Karneval
28/03/2019 A-Wien, Arena
29/03/2019 D-Augsburg, Ballonfabrik
30/03/2019 D-Schweinfurt, Stattbahnhof
25/04/2019 D-Dresden, Ostpol
26/04/2019 D-Berlin, Cassiopeia
27/04/2019 D-Frankfurt, tba
28/04/2019 D-Rostock, MAU Club
30/04/2019 D-Bamberg, SoundnArts
01/05/2019 D-Siegen, Heraus zum 1.Mai
02/05/2019 D-Stuttgart, Goldmarks
03/05/2019 D-Freiburg, Straight ahead Festival
04/05/2019 GB-Manchester, 0161 Festival
23/05/2019 D-Hamburg, Molotow
24/05/2019 D-Obernzenn, Wasted Open Air
25/05/2019 D-Backnang, Beats for Freaks Festival
08/06/2019 D-Köln, Festival der Jugend
21/06/2019 D-Düsseldorf, Pitcher
22/06/2019 D-Roßlau, This is Ska!

22/12/18

Happy holidays!

Dear promoters, fans, bands, supporters and music lovers… the time has come to start reflecting on what has been happening in the past year and we wanna thank all of you for supporting, playing, organising, promoting and just enjoying RocknRoll and live music!

You are all fantastic and we wish you a wonderful christmas and a happy new year 2019. May it be a good one for all of you!!