10/11/17

FUZZY VOX – rocking around Europe

fuzzy-voxFuzzy Vox are a hook-heavy trio who’d easily pass for The Hives’ s younger French cousins. While there’s no doubt about the influence of garage-rock greats, their songs are full of the swinging beat of boogie-woogie and the boom of rockabilly bass. There’s street-punk gang vocals too, and even a few moody, heavy-rock numbers. The band is pushing a kind of power pop that’s heartfelt, but endearingly immature.
-No Landing Plan-, the latest Fuzzy Vox record, now out on Kidnap Records, is the american cruising life revisited, a teen baby-boomer way on a friday night on a low rider trip. Kids travelling from flipper to milk shake with the only hope to get laid and have a cool tune poping up on the radio. Garage Rock and Roll ahead of the time before punk and power pop. Blue-Eyed Soul when the radios were still segregationists.
The Fuzzy Vox as nobody would expect from a french power trio get their roots from the deep magic noise exactly where the youth, the fashion, the manners seem timeless and never change with no ending.
And now its time to send the band out to your favourite venue to get YOU going! Don’t miss these lovely boys at a town near you!

TOURDATES:
presented by OX Fanzine & livegigs.de
08/12/2017 D-Frankfurt, Feinstaub
09/12/2017 D-Bamberg, SoundnArts
10/12/2017 D-Hamburg, MS Stubnitz
11/12/2017 D-Köln, Sonic Ballroom
12/12/2017 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
13/12/2017 A-Wien, Das Bach
14/12/2017 D-Jena, Rosenkeller (w/ Sham 69)
15/12/2017 D-Cottbus, Gladhouse (w/ The Movement)
16/12/2017 D-München, 5th Munich 60s Garage Rock’n’Roll Fest

21/10/17

MANITOBA NYC (formerly THE DICTATORS NYC) – on tour in Europe!

We have some wonderful news for you. THE DICTATORS NYC, now called MANITOBA NYC, just don’t get enough! They will be back touring in Europe in November 2017 again. THE DICTATORS from New York City were founded in 1973 in New York City, the band is THE prepunk band just right after New York Dolls and before the Ramones. Their debut record „Go Girl Crazy“ got released in 1975.
But after only three albums the band came to an end in the late 1970s. They reformed here and then and to everybody’s surprise released their masterpiece album “DFFD“ in 2011, which includes one of their most famous songs “Who will save RocknRoll“.
After a few important line up changes over the past few years, the band felt obliged, historically and as a courtesy to members who either couldn’t or didn’t want to play, to have a slight differentiation name wise between the first wave and the latest incarnation of THE DICTATORS. So was born: THE DICTATORS NYC!!
Since 2013 Handsome Dick Manitoba (vocals), Ross The Boss (guitar), JP “Thunderbolt” Patterson (drums), Daniel Rey (guitar) and Dean Rispler (bass guitar) keep going steady and have even been touring whole Europe, for the first time in decades.
In November 2015 their first new single „Supply and demand“ was released and sold out within weeks.

TOURDATES
presented by: Billig People Booking, Otis Tours, Ox-Fanzine & livegigs.de

07/11/2017 GB-London, Underworld
08/11/2017 GB-Cardiff, Fuel Club
09/11/2017 GB-Manchester, The Star and Garter
10/11/2017 GB-Sunderland, Think Tank
11/11/2017 IR-Dublin, DBD
12/11/2017 D-Frankfurt, Das Bett
14/11/2017 D-Freiburg, Cafe Atlantik
15/11/2017 F-St Etienne, Le Clapier
16/11/2017 CH-Luzern, Sedel
17/11/2017 I-Savona, Raindogs
18/11/2017 I-Torino, Blah Blah
19/11/2017 I-Cagliari, Fabrik
21/11/2017 I-Milano, Serraglio
22/11/2017 I-Bologna, Covo
23/11/2017 I-Treviso, Home Bar
24/11/2017 D-München, Rumours
25/11/2017 D-Berlin, Urban Spree

20/10/17

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!

TOURDATES:
09/11/2017 D-Düsseldorf, Pitcher
10/11/2017 F-Saint Dié des Vosges, Bar L’entracre Deux
11/11/2017 D-Untererthal, Stäbruch Festival
24/11/2017 A-Linz, Stadtwerkstatt
25/11/2017 A-Innsbruck, PMK
14/12/2017 D-Osnabrück, Bastard Club
15/12/2017 D-Cottbus, Gladhouse (w/ Fuzzy Vox)
16/12/2017 D-Bremen, Lila Eule
01/02/2018 F-Grenoble, L’engrenage
02/02/2018 D-Kempten, MySky Lounge
03/02/2018 D-Stuttgart, Goldmarks
04/02/2018 D-Krefeld, Kulturrampe

02/10/17

Guitar Gangsters (UK) – on tour with a brand new album!

Guitar Gangsters take their inspiration from the likes of The Clash, The Boys, Generation X, and The Jam from the first UK wave of punk. They combine it with the power and attitude found in stateside bands like My Chemical Romance and Social Distortion – the result? The band you always wanted to be in!

At a Gangsters show you will not get a working class political rant – what you will get are slices of urban life; short stories of bad attitude, bad sex, ambition, success and failure packed into two and half minute power punk gems. Guitar Gangsters are not going to change your world (let’s leave that to political bands) but get to see them live and you’ll leave feeling you can change it yourself!

Guitar Gangsters today; still the same power, melody and attitude that was born in 1987.
In October 2017 the band releases their new album called “Sex and money” on Wanda Records, which was produced by Ramones producer Daniel Rey.

TOURDATES:
19/10/2017 D-Wermelskirchen, AJZ Bahndamm
20/10/2017 D-Hameln, Mad Music Club
21/10/2017 S-Malmö, Folk a Rock
22/10/2017 D-Berlin, Cassiopeia (w/ The Supersuckers)
23/10/2017 PL-Torun, Pub Pamela
24/10/2017 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
25/10/2017 CZ-Prag, Cross Club
26/10/2017 CZ-Kladno, Auto Da Fe
27/10/2017 CZ-Brno, Mersey
28/10/2017 D-München, Rumours (w/ Duncan Reed)
29/10/2017 D-Ludwigsburg, RocknRoll Bar
30/10/2017 D-Frankfurt, Yachtklub (w/ Soraia)
31/10/2017 D-Auggen, Raumstation Sternen (w/ Soraia)
02/11/2017 D-Hamburg, MS Stubnitz (w/ Soraia)
03/11/2017 D-Cottbus, Gladhouse (w/ Soraia + Strg Z)
04/11/2017 D-Bückeburg, Schraubbar
07/11/2017 GB-London, Underworld

11/09/17

Chelsea (UK) – on tour with a new record!

Legendary punk band Chelsea was formed in 1976 by front man Gene October. Spearheading the punk movement, their debut single ‘Right To Work’ was released in 1977 which brought the attention of the music press. Gene October was responsible for starting The Roxy Club in Soho where many of the early punk bands started playing and Chelsea began playing alongside the likes of The Clash, The Damned, The Police, Sham 69. Featuring in Derrek Jarman’s punk film ‘Jubilee’ Chelsea also featured on 2 John Peel sessions and the Old Grey Whistle Test at the BBC promoting their self titled first album.

After a succession of singles and release of a 2nd album Chelsea toured the U.K & America releasing their 3rd album ‘Evacuate’ in 1980. The Evacuate album saw them touring again in the U.S and in the U.K with Anti Nowhere League on the infamous ‘So What’ tour.

Through various line-up changes over 4 decades, October continued to tour with Chelsea releasing 17 singles and 10 studio albums to date. Their most recent album ‘Saturday Night Sunday Morning’ released in 2015 was hailed in the music press as one of their finest.

Celebrating their 40th anniversary with dates throughout 2016 many of the Chelsea albums have been re-issued on collectors limited colored vinyl. The release of Chelsea’s complete recordings feature in the new anthology box sets 1 – 3 which include demos, previously unheard tracks, a historical biography through the albums, pictures and lyrics to all the songs.
And in 2017 they will be back with a brand new album „Mission Impossible“.

TOURDATES
presented by Rockin Dogs and Microsurco
15/09/2017 F-Paris, Batofar
16/09/2017 F-Rennes, Mondo Bizarro
21/09/2017 E-Barcelona, Wambabuluba Club
22/09/2017 E-Logrono, Carpa las peñas
23/09/2017 E-Zaragoza, Las Armas
24/09/2017 E-Madrid, Gruta 77
25/09/2017 E-Granada, Sala Planta Baja
26/09/2017 E-Valencia, 16 Toneladas
27/09/2017 E-Pamplona, Nebula
28/09/2017 E-Bilbao, Satelite T
29/09/2017 E-Donostia, Doka
30/09/2017 E-La Bisbal/ Girona, L’Alternativa Bar
01/10/2017 F-Montpellier, Secret Place