Mi 24.04.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows prsnts: TICS (post-punk-funk, kln) + BEACH PARTY (indie/post-punk, frbrg)

doors 7 pm, show 8 pm. aftershow dj: tommy (post-punk/post-funk/indie/afrobeat)

Little League Shows prsnts:

Tics /// agnostic funk, kln, tomatenplatten
+ BEACH PARTY /// playa funk disco punk, frbrg, seafood records

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts around 8 pm! after 10 pm aftershowtunes will be provided by tommy (post-punk/post-funk/indie/afrobeat, Tear Pop to Shreds/BIG EATER/Tanning Bats)!
»The sky is empty. The sun has gone out. Stars gyrate aimlessly through the universe. No one here to save us. Not George Clinton, not James Brown, neither Bootsy Collins, nor Betty Davis, nor Erykah Badu. The Gods and Goddesses of Funk have secluded themselves to play on their own. Tics were left behind. Chained to Minutemen, benumbed by ESG, heavy, edgy and clumsy they have to remain on this Earth, in this country, in these times. Without a chance of salvation only the the twitching of the restless legs brings to mind the grace and favour that have been granted. „AGNOSTIC FUNK“ is an invitation: Shake your hips after all! Eight snapshots, taken in common mindfuck, can renew energies. But always forgoing transcendency: Funk played by TICS frees neither ass nor mind, it turns their social entanglements to the outside. Hanging on these threads the bodies fidget and crick their joints. The voice is no sovereign know-it-all, is reflected, doubled, annotated, counteracted by samples, echoes, vocoder scraps. Underneath, bass, drums and guitar get caught up in transformer-esque locomotions, keyboards and saxophones gum up to psychedelic streaks.«

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»Das Bikini-Atoll ist seit knapp 30 Jahren wieder offiziell bewohnbar. Da ist es bestimmt schön. BEACH PARTY klingen wie das was ihr Name in sich trägt; ganz banal: Strand, büschn Sonne/-nuntergang, Muscheln. Wie ein Traum, mit Effekten verstimmt.Kurzum: Entspanntes Geühl. Ohne die coolen Kids. Die sind nämlich tot, tot wie der Rest der Bagage, die sich hier tümmelt: Schrimpcocktails, Hummerteile, Algenteppiche gespickt mit Schirmchen, alles verstrahlt, kein nicht umgedrehter Stein weit und breit. Der Sound kommt aus dem Jenseits, wie ein Traum, mit Effekten verstimmt. Es hallt vor sich hin, irgendwie wirkt sich die Strahlung auf die Wahrnehmung aus. Ist es die Orgel, die die Ohren knebelt? Ist das der Gitarreneffekt, der Vokuhila heisst? Immerhin ist das Schlagzeug kein Bass und umgekehrt. Sie halten das ganze noch im Bereich der Musik. Es ist vorallem in ihrem eigenen Kopf und, vosicht, es kommt raus. „I’m ready“ heißt es im selbstbetitelten opener (ja. „beach party“) und mir ist egal, ob du dabei bist. Aber herzlich eingeladen bist du trotzdem; dir droht kein Unheil, denn die Kadaver von weißen Zähnen und Botox stehen nicht mehr auf. Und auf Hirn sind diese Zombies nun sicherlich nicht aus. Denn wie heißt es in Island: „Wer vorgibt Französisch zu können, kann kein schlechter Toter sein.« (Vally - Seafood shows)

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Sa 18.05.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   baby satan recs & little league shows: GELBART (analog exp electro, Rec Release!) + Neighbours Burning Neighbours (noise pop, nl)

doors 7 pm, show 8 pm. aftershow: TEAR POP TO SHREDS djs (post-funk/post-punk/mutant-disco/...)!
Baby Satan Records & Little League Shows invite you to:

GELBART- Release show for the new 12" compilation LP on Joyful Noise Recordings!
& Neighbours Burning Neighbours (noise pop, nl)

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts around 8 pm sharp! after 10 pm: Tear Pop to Shreds djs (post-funk/post-punk/mutant-disco/...).
»GELBART is a true musically-accomplished giant among hordes of laptop charlatans, blending all colours and shades of electronic pop into his test tubes (old analogue machines, hand-built gadgets, space orchestras, videotaped vegetables) to give birth to supernatural explosions of sound and vision. Gelbart just released his first novel Egglike and will play new music from its companion record Music for and against Egglike.«

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»Neighbours Burning Neighbours is a promising new band from the Rotterdam guitar underground, with several familiar faces and more than several smashing noise/pop songs. No recordings yet, but the blistering live-session of 'Lunar Hair Care' tells you all you need to know for now.« ///

Mi 29.05.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows & david watts foundation prsnt: THE SHIVAS (garage, us, burger recs) + tba.

doors 7 pm, show 8 pm! aftershow: Ballroom Vol. 14 DJs!


The David Watts Foundation & Little League Shows present

+ Support TBA

The Shivas are a rock and roll band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2006. With mountains of reverb and walls of feedback they have since rolled their swirling dance party throughout many countries around the world. The Shivas have released 5 LPs, a 7” EP and various short run cassettes. They have been featured at festivals such as SXSW, Austin Psych Fest and Levitation Vancouver (BC Canada), as well as having toured or appeared with the likes of The Dandy Warhols, Spiritualized and La Luz.

Their most recent release is February 2016’s long player “Better Off Dead” (K Records LP/CD, Burger Records CASS), recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia. Washington with engineer Calvin Johnson. Shortly thereafter comes the release, this May, of their new 7" (out on Casino Trash Records - Seattle, WA), a headbanging preview of the new material that is to come on their next LP.

Tickets at the door only!

7PM doors open
8PM support tba
9PM The Shivas
10PM after show party!

Ballroom Vol. 14 DJs:
Lisa (The Fringette)
Martin (The David Watts Foundation)

Do 30.05.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows & powerline agency prsnt: Deliluh (art rock/post-punk/exp, can) + tba.

doors 7 pm, show 8 pm. aftershow djs tba.

Little League Shows & Powerline Agency prsnt:

Deliluh /// art rock/post-punk/exp, toronto/can, Tin Angel Records
+ tba.

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts around 8 pm! after 10 pm: aftershow djs (tba).
»Deliluh is an emerging experimental art-rock group that has solidified a reputation in Toronto as a torchbearer for the DIY music community. Their sound fuses elements of punk, drone & experimental music into a organic, yet fiercely resonating sonic identity. The follow up to their self-produced debut LP ‘Day Catcher’ (reissued by Hand Drawn Dracula, 2018) comes hot off the heels of a year spent tracking fresh ideas to tape in local veterans hall Owls Club. ‘Oath of Intent’ is a summer sibling, one of two albums birthed in the community space last year, and documents the group in its most visceral and cut-throat realization to date. The record's five tracks tell tales that pick apart the conflict and unease within our human makeup, respectively inhabiting its characters and peering through anxious lenses at the past, present and future, with lyrical tenacity and razor sharp tact. Swift instrumental exchanges are opted in preference to layers or blending, delivering an experience front-to-back like a tight collection of hard-boiled short stories. Deliluh’s live propensity to ignore the traditional circuit of bars and clubs in favour of unconventional venues has built a reputation at home, and one they intend to maintain. Over the past few years, they’ve given audiences a variety of performances in bakeries, libraries, apartments, and a decommissioned subway platform. They embark on a tour of the UK and Europe this May, with festival appearances across Canada to follow through out the summer. The core members are also responsible for some of the city’s latest string of house shows, taking place in the living room of their Bloordale apartment; a space known by many as Somewhere Else. The group’s slow-burning force is becoming more potent by the month. Foregoing the clean polish of professional studios for living spaces of contextual importance, Deliluh's dedication to thoughtful writing and analog documentation has been a constant process that's kept loyal fans highly anticipating their culminate fruit in this year’s offerings from Tin Angel Records

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Mo 03.06.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows & puschen prsnt: Corridor (post-punk/indie/artrock, can) + tba.

doors 7 pm, show 8 pm. after 10 pm: STRANGE TUNES ON MONDAY djs.

Puschen, Little League Shows, ByteFM and MusikBlog prsnt:

Corridor /// post-punk/indie/art-rock, mntrl/can
+ tba.

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts around 8 pm! after 10 pm: Strange Tunes On Monday djs (tba).
»Montreal’s Corridor take familiar elements but assemble and scramble them in a way you may not have heard before. There’s a twin-guitar interplay that recalls the late-’70s mutant new wave of XTC, The dB’s and The Feelies, with a sense of melody that shows a love of ‘60s psychedelia and sunshine pop. Putting a hometown twist on things, Corridor sing entirely en français. Don’t let that put you off though: the creativity and abundance of killer tunes found on their acid-baked 2017 album Supermercado breaks through the language barrier. Corridor are even better live, with a real joie de rock that knows no borders — guitars slash, harmonies soar, bodies a constant blur.« (-Bill Pearis, BrooklynVegan) ///

second band to be announced soon!

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