Mo 29.10.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   The Nightingales (UKPostPunkAlternativeRock) + Kettenkasten (StructuredNoiseRockBrutality/Bln)

AfterShowParty w/ Alex Plush Anders spinning Glam/Punk/Wave/Vinyl with love!
The Nightingales

Birmingham’s original punk group The Prefects had been part of The Clash’s ‘White Riot Tour’, recorded a couple of Peel sessions, released a 45 on Rough Trade and, years after splitting up, had a retrospective CD released by NY label Acute Records to all round glowing reviews – from Rolling Stone to webzines.
The Nightingales was formed by a few members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979.
Described in John Robb’s definitive book on post punk (“Death To Trad Rock”) as “The misfits’ misfits” and comprising an ever fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – “Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980’s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans”.
The group recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles – pretty much always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press – and three albums, plus many radio sessions for their great supporter Peel. They also regularly toured the UK and Northern Europe, as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico.
In the late Eighties the Nightingales stopped working but, following the occasional gig between times, they re-grouped in 2004.

After fucking about with various part timers, starry eyed wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries the group arrived at it’s current line up, which features Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson and on guitar James Smith, who Lloyd had spotted playing with Damo Suzuki.
Since restarting the group have been more productive than ever – releasing six 7″ vinyl singles, two 10″ EPs and six studio albums, touring England, mainland Europe and USA numerous times, playing various festivals and recording many radio sessions along the way.
Until recently the Nightingales made one record for a label and then moved on. They continue to operate with no manager, booking agent, publisher, et al. They work equally well with pop musicians, rock n rollers and the avant garde. Independent, maverick, diligent, daft, blah blah.
The band’s latest releases for their new mates at Tiny Global Productions, are a six track 10” mini album “Become Not Becoming” (2017) and a 7” 45 collaboration with the great Vic Godard in May 2018 – “Commercial Suicide Man”.
Later in the year a new album, titled “Perish The Thought”, will be released with an extensive UK/Euro tour to coincide.
By hook or by crook, more adventures will follow.

Kettenkasten (StructuredNoiseRockBrutality/Bln)

Spätestens seit Bands wie Lightning Bolt, Zeus!, Zoft etc. ist klar, dass zwei Instrumente vollkommen ausreichen um ein blast-noisebombast-ensemble zu bilden, das die Wände wackeln und Ohren bluten lässt. In dieser Linie gründeten sich Kettenkasten 2015 in Berlin und arbeiten seit dem an ihren ausgetüftelten, verschwurbelten Songs. Beide haben schon früher in Bass-/Drums-lastigen Projekten gespielt (Wels, Schürhaken Körner) und so ist der Klang von diesem Kettenkasten eine krude Mischung aus melodiösen Bassrifs, BassSynth-Chaos-sounds, einer vertrackten Rhythmik und fetten Drumsounds. die seit kurzem von Ottó Horváth am Mikrofon um eine weitere Dimension bereichert werden.


Mi 31.10.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   thirsty & miserable: Bonn (Drums n Bass/Punk n Roll, Würzburg) + Hobby (Punk aus Berlin)

Bonndoors 19:00 - show 20:00
Bonn sind Andreas Wehner (Ex-Shokei) und Philipp Oberhagemann (Ex-Harke). Bonn sind Schlagzeug und Bass. Bonn sind ein Duo, was ja durchaus angesagt ist heutzutage. Bonn spielen Rock'n'Roll - und zwar so wie Motörhead Rock'n'Roll spielen (laut und dreckig), ohne dabei wie Motörhead zu klingen. Stattdessen bewegt sich das Ganze irgendwo zwischen Noise-Rock und Post-Punk, um mal ein paar Schubladen aufzumachen. Vor allem: Für ein Duo klingt das alles ganz schön wuchtig.

bringen im September ihr Debütalbum heraus. Und Obacht: Es wird ein Konzeptalbum über Sport. Sackzement! Das muss man erstmal sacken lassen! Es geht um Ruhm und Rausch, um Wahnsinn und Wahnvorstellungen, um menschliche Ängste und unmenschliche Anstrengungen. Neun Songs, 25 Minuten, Gesang zwischen kehligem Gebelle und Rockoper-Pathos à la Queen, Riffs ohne Ende, dabei durchaus tanzbar. Musik, die durch den Nebel ballert wie seinerzeit Walter Röhrl auf Fiat in der legendären Nacht von Arganil. Darauf einen Ahlenfelder!


HOBBY (Punk aus Berlin - 2/5 Trip Fontaine / Zeitstrafe)
Basti, Nicolò und Flo lernten sich beim gemeinsamen Konzerte spielen in Italien kennen. Nicolò und Flo haben sich in der Toskana Socken um die Füße gebunden. Nicolò schlief einige Wochen auf der alten Ledercouch in Flos Wohnzimmer. Basti und Flo gingen zur Uni, Nicolò hat gekellnert und ist gereist. Als Nicolò nach Berlin zurückkam, wollte er wieder eine Punkband machen - questa volta in tedesco. Basti hat ihm seine Gitarre geliehen. Das erste Lied war Gastroboy. Hobby proben bei Hans im Keller, wenn keine Nachtschicht ist, telefonieren für die Betriebssteuerung und machen Busübergaben.

Do 01.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Red Five Point Star (Ska, Swing, Punk)

RED FIVE POINT STAR (Ska, Swing, Punk | SI)

Straight out of Slovenia, Red Five Point Star released their 3rd record on Megalith Records (USA) and on Kapa Records (Slovenia).
The band has been getting to know Robert Hingley of The Toasters really well in 2011 by becoming the 9 piece powerhouse "Toasters" backing band! "Buck" has been playing many festival shows and short European tours with Red Five Point Star as The Toasters band. So you know if Buck likes them enough to represent The Toasters, then they've got to be good!

The band combines some of the best modern ska techniques, traditional rock 'n' roll, upbeat high octane punk rock and that full big band sound that can only be accomplished through 14 years of gigging constantly and combining all the musical tastes of each band member. After forming in 1998, the band quickly progressed from a simple punk-rock trio, to a very diverse and energetic touring machine. The band finished their first U.S. tour in October of 2011 opening up for The Toasters!, toured South Africa three times and has toured Europe constantly.

In their latest release on Megalith Records, the band tackles politics from many fronts. From the artwork, to the album title and the choice of songs! The band even covers The Toasters long time fan favorite "Social Security". In Slovenia, the "Red Star" is respected as a symbol of resistance against fascism and nazism. Red Five Point Star were also the first rock band that performed in Kosovo after the collapse of Yugoslavia.

So if you like your ska, red hot, full of life and with some political charge behind it, this band is for you!


DOORS: 19:00
SHOW: 20:00

Fr 02.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   thirsty & miserable: Group Of Man (heavy Post-HC, UK) + Malm (Noiserock, Würzburg)

group of mandoors 19:00 - show 20:00

Group Of Man came together in the space of a few weeks at the tail end of 2015 after the slow agonising death of MINE. Suckers for punishment and a combined love of punk and classic rock, Chris Barling (ex Hang The Bastard) and Mark Scurr (ex Centurions Ghost) took advantage of Pariso calling it a day and pounced on Stu Anderson AKA The Death Hammer to play bass. After a revolving door of different members and fill ins, the line up is complete with the additions of Joe 'The Real' Watson (Apologies, I Have None) and Dan Mills (ex Hammers).

Man mag es kaum glauben, aber MALM gibt es mittlerweile seit 20 Jahren!
Man kann sie nun also getrost als Urgestein der deutschen Noise-Rock Szene bezeichnen!
20 Jahre Noise und Energie, Liebe, Wut und Leidenschaft, brachial und zart, hemmungslos und wild, laut und verspielt, aggressiv und zärtlich.
Kompromisslos, gnadenlos gegenüber uns und gegenüber Euch
Mit neuem Bassisten und neuem Material zieht es die Würzburger auch in diesem Jahr wieder auf die Bühne!

„Ein abgedrehtes Noise-Gewitter mit wirren Bassläufen und einer schrägen Gitarre, die sich durch komplexe, dissonante Songs zirkeln.“

„malm aus Würzburg fahren eine ganz eigene Form von Minimalismus und Radikalrock.“


Sa 03.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Martin Bisi / Kristof Hahn / Jochen Arbeit

El Borracho Bookings & Süper.Nice.Shows prsnt:

Martin Bisi
supported by solo-sets of:
Kristof Hahn (Swans) + Jochen Arbeit (AUTOMAT)

Martin Bisi has been a producer at a crossroads of post-punk, avant garde, Industrial and electronic music since the early 80’s in New York City. His live band covers post-rock/punk and Industrial territory, intermixed with ambient soundscapes.

He is known for recording important records, at BC Studio – the recording studio he founded in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno, by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Material, Bill Laswell, Helmet, Unsane, The Dresden Dolls, Cop Shoot Cop, White Zombie, Boredoms, Angels of Light, J.G. Thirlwell, Fred Frith, Wrekmeister Harmonies, US Maple, Boredoms, Boss Hog, and countless others.

A new album will be out soon via Bronson Recordings, on April 20th, an album paying tribute to the 35th anniversary of BC Studio, and serving as a unique documento of NYC underground.

With Members of Sonic Youth, Swans, WHITE HILLS, Jg Thirlwell, Cop Shoot Cop, Live Skull reunion, Pop. 1280, The Dresden Dolls, Alice Donut, Lubricated Goat, Sxip Shirley, Parlor Walls, Cinema Cinema and many more!

Mo 05.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   thirsty & miserable: Sax Ruins (Jazz-Core/Improv Noise, Japan - Ipecac) + Gorilla Mask (Avant-Thrash-Jazz, Bln)

sax ruinsdoors 19:00 - show 20:00 - danach "Strange Tunes on Monday"
gorilla mask

Formed by Tatsuya Yoshida (drums) and Ono Ryoko (alto Sax) to perform RUINS's songs in 2006, the duo has only done a few live shows until now. As Sax Ruins, they have restructured the orchestration of Ruins with the involvement of the saxophone with the result sounding like a big band playing progressive Jazz Core.

Ryoko Ono is actively working as an improvisational musician in Nagoya, Japan. She also plays in jazz, rock, funk, rhythm & blues and hip hop bands, as well as working as a studio musician. In 2007, she formed her own band, "Ryorchestra." Ono has created her own musical language, "Language R," to compose and write lyrics. Some tracks have dramatic movements like progressive rock, and some have clear classical influences. Lately, she uses "non-breath" circulation technique and multi-phonics to explore and pursue endless, rich and complex sounds.

Tatsuya Yoshida is one of the most innovative drummer/composer/improviser in the Japanese avant-garde music scene. Yoshida is the founder and drummer of Ruins. Yoshida crafts a new, complex and concentrated style, incorporating the expressiveness of prog rock, the freedom of jazz and the energy of punk with Sax Ruins. This group's unique basic instrumentation of drums and bass was no less than a palace revolt against the established role of the rhythm section. As if setting the basement servant headquarters aflame and then tromping upstairs to take control of the house, the two musicians let their amazingly intricate rhythmic patterns become the music -- not that "rhythmic patterns" is much of a description of what most of it sounds like, kind of like calling the Thames River "water." He also plays in numerous groups; he needs to, to sustain sufficient space for his overflowing creativity. Yoshida has worked with many musicians such as John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Bill Laswell, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide etc. and has been released more than 100 CDs.
Peter Van Huffel – Alto Saxophone
Roland Fidezius – Electric Bass & Effects
Rudi Fischerlehner – Drums

Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms and wailing melodies, layered with explosive no-holds-barred improvisations: GORILLA MASK is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless, implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound in 4 or 5 dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain – the ebb and flow of an actuely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it. Canadian ex-pat Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler and Zorn, but he frames his improvisational forays in the context of a trio with hard rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius’ frenetic bass and Rudi Fischerlehner’s pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.

GORILLA MASK is the product of a constantly active, hyper-intelligent hive-mind of three virtuosos; their music a mishmash of punk, rock and metal influences rooted in jazz, free-improvisation and the modern avant-garde. A collision of styles which form the key to the band’s identity. This is bold, audacious 21st Century music writ huge, with innumerable influences and tendencies, gritty and urban, intellectual and ready to run a marathon.

Mi 07.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Lofi Lounge presents: Lakes of Light (Indie/Elektro/Berlin) + Raw By Peppers (Indie/Korea)

DJ Monique from California (Indie/Synth/Wave)
Lakes of Light (Indie-Elektro/Aus)

We're on top with the electro pop. Directly from the beach... Now residence
of Marzahn the new trend quarter. Recording on 20th floor of platen bau...
Only 2 exists in the group, Damian Press (keys guitar) and Ben King vocals
and samplers. They were already successful with another band called
Expatriate and toured for two years with Placebo.


Through their tender croons over emotionally rich, dreamy and atmospheric
sounds, the three-member indie rock band Raw By Peppers offer a hypnotic musical experience of the space and universe. The group's arresting new release,
Cosmos, captivated a large following in the underground indie music scene in Korea
and serves as a testament to their soon-to-come international fame.

The album [COSMOS], which carries space journey of boys, is the expanded
version of their vision of the universe that was shown in the previous work
[Spaceship out of bones]. To fully include the energy, it was recorded as One take without
dubbing. And was wraped up by Emily Lazar's mastering who has been nominated for Grammy
by working with David Bowe, Paul McCartney, Velvet Underground, Wu-Tang Clan, Coldplay and many others.

Do 08.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows prsnts: DANCEHALL (indie-punk/noise pop, uk) + BIKINI JESUS (indie surf pop, bln, Record Release!)

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

Little League Shows prsnts:

DANCEHALL /// indie-shoegaze-punk, ldn
Bikini Jesus /// surf-new wave-indie pop, bln, Record Release!

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts 8 pm! after 10 pm: aftershow djs (tba).
»DANCEHALL are a trio of believers in distortion, energy and melody from London who meld their droning shoegaze with serrated punk.« ///

»As soon as Bikini Jesus meets, the dreadful Berlin weather turns into bright sunshine. Little is known about how exactly this works, but it seems to require a certain ritual involving reverb-drenched guitars, hypnotic bass lines, twisted drum beats and bittersweet vocals. Despite a lack of scientific evidence, Bikini Jesus continue to celebrate their climate-change voodoo in front of selected audiences.«

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Fr 09.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   OFFBEATCLUB: Jam Connection (Funk/Soul - Bln)

Aftershow DJ`s by Everything Crash Berlin​ spinning Ska/Rocksteady/EarlyReggae/Soul
Wie keine andere Berliner Band bringt Jam Connection fette Grooves, brachiale Bläsersätze und improvisations-freudige Arrangements zusammen. Kombiniert mit souligen Vocals spielt die zehnköpfige Band alles, was dreckig ist und Euch zum schwitzen bringt: von Deep Funk über Soul bis hin zu Hypertonical-Monster-Jive-Grooves. So get yourself ready ’cause here comes the FUNK!!!

Sa 10.11.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows & dq agency prsnt: Knarf Rellöm, Umherschweifender Produzent

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

Knarf Rellöm, Umherschweifender Produzent
10.11.2018, Schokoladen
Einlass 19:00, Beginn 20:00, Live-Curfew 22:00, Aftershow DJs tba!
Präsentiert von Little League Shows & dq agency

Knarf Rellöm is in the House again. Und ruft gleich ein neues Genre aus. In Anlehnung an „No Wave“ bittet er die Plattenhändler, seine Platten in der Rubrik „No Deutschland“ einzuordnen. Denn Knarf Rellöm fühlt sich hierzulande nicht wohl und formuliert das auch offen. „Entspannter Patriotismus“ – nicht mit Knarf, denn der hält es lieber mit Sun Ra, diesem großen Visionär des Free Jazz: „Space is the Place“. Wenn auf diesem Planeten nur noch die Dummheit regiert, dann hilft bloß die Flucht ins All. 
Aber Knarf Rellöm ist natürlich kein Eskapist. Seine Musik ruft nach Veränderung. Im Hier und zwar jetzt, sofort! „Ist das noch zeitgemäß?“, mögen einige fragen. „Ist Knarf Rellöm etwa Kommunist?“ – Wenden Sie sich mit diesen Fragen bitte vertrauensvoll an den Künstler selbst. 
Knarf Rellöms Musik besitzt sehr viel Groove, Sex Appeal, Witz und Charme. Funk und Disco bilden das Gerüst, nicht Indie-Innerlichkeit. Mit seiner Verzahnung von Message und Dancefloor schlägt Knarf Rellöm einen Bogen zu den großen Ahnen des tanzbaren Agit-Prop, Sly Stone, The Last Poets und Curtis Mayfield. Und genau darum geht es: Die Linke (und damit ist, verdammt noch mal, nicht „Die Linke“ Lafontain’scher Prägung gemeint) wieder sexy zu machen. Populär, nicht populistisch. „Es gibt nur cool oder uncool“ muss wieder als politische Kategorie gedacht werden. Die Zeit der Style-Gefechte ist vorbei! Und die Zeit des Kuschelns sowieso.

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