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So 07.12.2014
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Open Stage Schokoladen
Play your songs unplugged
Mo 08.12.2014
19.00 Uhr
Musik   thirsty & miserable: GUERILLA TOSS (No Wave-Noise/Chaoscore, Boston) + BATALJ (Noise/Thrashcore, Berlin)
doors 19:00 - start 20:00 - danach "Schokokuss"
Birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts, deranged rock outfit Guerilla Toss is nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. The band has churned out numerous cassettes, records, and CDs in the past two years on on labels such as Feeding Tube Records, John Zorn’s Tzadik, Sophomore Lounge, and Digitalis Ltd. By touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, ‘Gtoss’ has quickly garnered a cult following of loyal servants. Their newest record, “Gay Disco”, is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor. However, in the midst of the chaos, it is clear that the compositions are well-crafted and spout from the minds of educated individuals while avoiding the common esoteric pitfalls that could be associated with their sound. Kassie Carlson’s ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a demented and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. Peter Negroponte’s full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, battling off fits of rage and panicking between four-on-the-floor dance beats and controlled, pounding trashcan thrash. Guitarists Simon Hanes and Arian Shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs ping-ponging between each other while keeping pace with dancey stabs of clanging string shrapnel. As messy as it sounds, Hanes’ fuzzed and scuzzed bass jamming still retains heaps of thick, gooey funk in the purest sense, which perfectly compliments Shafiee’s masterful axe work that manages to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock pepperings. That glue that binds is Ian Kovac’s synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the album’s overall doped-up disco flavor. Gtoss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor in a record that captures the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest recording to date.

BATALJ is an experimental noise/auditory mayhem outfit currently based in Berlin. With distorted analog synthesizers accompanied by frantic drum assaults, effect-drenched guitar arrangements and shrieking vocals the four-piece concocts a barely comprehensible soundscape of deformed rythms, riffs, blasts, bleeps and more or less controlled chaos. Taking their cues from diverse musical damaged goods hailing from hardcore punk all the way through to harsh experimental noise BATALJ creates a truly furious and highly inventive sonic assault.
The past three years the band has extensively toured Europe and the UK, played shows alongside bands such as Melt Banana, Child Abuse, Staer, Retox and Divorce and released two 7-inch splits, a self-titled 7-inch EP (Et Mon Cul C'est Du Tofu? and Twintoe Records) as well as appeared on various compilations. Their most recent creation, a limited cassette release is out now on London-based label SixSixSixties Records.
Di 09.12.2014
20.30 Uhr
Lesung   LSD - Liebe Statt Drogen
Anschliessend: LAUT UND BILLIG - Der Wilde Gitarren Tresen
Micha, Volker, Uli, Tube, Spider, Ivo und Sascha präsentieren Geschichten, Lieder und Gäste.

Mi 10.12.2014
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Fourtrack On Stage: Eric Shoves Them In His Pockets (Indierock, Polen) + I Have No Mouth But I Must Scream (Indie/Shoegaze, Berlin)
+ DJ Future Sailor (Antje Øklesund, What Difference Does It Make)


Für Fans von: Pavement, Modest Mouse...

"Light, ethereal, spacious - All of this is missing in Polish indie music. Thank goodness there are exceptions and one of them is Eric Shoves Them In His Pockets. The trio's concert at the Katowice festival convinced us that playing the guitar doesn't have to mean playing utterly worn out riffs and a laid back attitude is far more appealing. It was 45 minutes of unpretentious, unobtrusive hits, filled with songs that fully embody the word 'cool'." - Przemek Gulda for the daily Gazeta Wyborcza after Off Festival 2014

"This trio had a huge amount of fun playing their own music and interacting with the audience. A sincere, friendly atmosphere, the boys are in perfect control of their compositions and also allow for a bit of craziness - all of this made me feel like I was at the concert of a really well-known college band." - We Are From Poland! blog review after Off Festival 2014


I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is a shoegaze / post-punk band from Berlin. IHNMAIMS took their band name from a dystopian science fiction short story about survivors of a nuclear war. Musical influences include The Cure and My Bloody Valentine as well as fellow Berlin bands The History of Colour TV, BraBraBra, Skiing and Jolly Goods, with whom they share current or former band members.
Do 11.12.2014
19.00 Uhr
Musik   thirsty & miserable: Valina (IndiMathRock/Linz) + Tragic Vision (Melodic Punk/PostHC, Hanau)
Immerhin sechs Jahre ließen VALINA aus Linz auf ein neues Album warten. Jetzt ist es erschienen und es heißt CONTAINER. Wiedermal ive produziert von Steve Albini, ohne Overdubs und Technik-Overkill. Dafür Spielfreude, Experiment und spektakulär. Denkt an Hardcore, Pop, Jazz, Kraut. Unwound. At the Drive-In. Chicago...

Die Lieblinge von TRAGIC VISION verzücken seit über 15 Jahren alle, die mit Leatherface und Hot Water Music groß geworden sind. Wundervoll kratziger Gesang trifft auf virtuose Gitarrenarrangements und treibenden Bass.
Fr 12.12.2014
19.00 Uhr
Musik   OFFBEATCLUB: Wood In Di Fire (GroovyJazzyReggae-Berlin)
Ab 22:00 das DJ-Team von Everthing Crash mit Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae
Sa 13.12.2014
19.00 Uhr
Musik   thirsty & miserable: DON VITO (hyperkinetic instrumental noise tohubohu, ger) + JEALOUSY MOUNTAIN DUO (no-wave jazz and noisy math-rock, ger)
doors 19:00 - start 20:00
DON VITO sounds like getting a beating from a ball lightning, or, as someone said: "They play like children in a sandbox, with a sound like a Minuteman landing on an aircraft carrier platform, and the musical understatement of a Chicago jazz band." (Lutz Schramm, Paroptikum)
Don Vito are a Leipzig three-piece that bash out playful and naive yet shrill and abrasive noise-rock. It sounds like the soundtrack to a cartoon children's disco in a steel factory.
The band’s description of their music “hyper kinetic instrumental noise tohubohu” couldn’t be any more accurate. The moment Don Vito let a bit of chaos out of the sack all appendages within hearing distance begin to fidget hysterically. It is like being hit with the spray from a machine gun. Welcome the apocalypse of rock smiling at you from three lunatics who appear to thrash at their instruments more than to play them. But somehow they never loose continuity in this chaos of interwoven high speed-grooves. Don Vito does not need to follow the rules; the rules have learned to follow Don Vito.
Remarkably, they are free from genre and categorization. They have delightfully blended post-puberty carelessness with just a touch of self-irony. From now on, you will no longer have to think of that brainless wanker from Jackass when you hear the name Don Vito, but rather of that kick-ass band from the bowels of Germany.
(Barry Lennon, Dublin)

Jealousy Mountain Duo — Two-man German band Jealousy Mountain Duo’s self-titled longplayer was released by experimental German label Blunoise, a perfect portmanteau of Jealousy Mountain Duo’s disparate ’60s jazz and noisy, math-rock influences. Jealousy Mountain Duo takes a deconstructivist approach to its experimental blend of post-modern jazz and mathy indie rock, its guitars looping looping and conflicting melodies, its drums working in and out of rhythms, eschewing any semblance of straightforward timekeeping for an abstract counterbalance to the swirl of notes and tones. The result is tightly controlled chaos, a sonic maelstrom where form doesn’t necessarily follow function. This, truly, is radical stuff. In both senses of the word.
P. Wall
So 14.12.2014
20.30 Uhr
Party   Karaoke Nacht mit Kj DER KÄPT’N
KJ Der Käpt'n kommt mit einem fetten Angebot aus allen Bereichen. Diese Party hat inzwischen Kultcharakter und ist zum Kreischen lustig... Klickt den Link für seine Songliste…

Mo 15.12.2014
21.00 Uhr
Party   "SCHOKOKUSS" presents: PartyNight
Die queere Punk-Elektro-Nacht

Di 16.12.2014
20.30 Uhr
Lesung   LSD - Liebe Statt Drogen
Anschliessend: LAUT UND BILLIG - Der Wilde Gitarren Tresen
Micha, Volker, Uli, Tube, Spider, Ivo und Sascha präsentieren Geschichten, Lieder und Gäste.

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