Mo 27.05.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Live! Second Still (us)

After: Strange Tunes on Monday

Second Still (us/weyrd son records)

Doors: 7pm
Concert: 8pm
no presale!


Second Still is a three piece post-punk/coldwave band from Los Angeles, CA. Combining the definitive sounds of French coldwave with the unconventional time signatures of No Wave, then layering that hybrid with hauntingly beautiful vocal melodies, Second Still crafts a sound soaked in nostalgia but also one that marches onwards towards the future. Infectious bass lines infiltrate your body and attack your senses. Guitar phrases glide in undulating melodic waves that peak into moments of formidable delay feedback. Heavyweight drum machine beats feel like punches to the gut. Combing the 80s underground for only the best of influences like Xmal Deutschland, Garlands-era Cocteau Twin, Asylum Party, and Opera De Nuit, Second Still invokes the classic wave of La Vague Froide as their sound washes over you.
Originally formed in 2016 in Brooklyn, NY, Second Still has been steadily gaining a devout following in the post-punk underground scene ever since. Ryan Walker (guitar) and Alex Hartman (bass) met in 2007 in Los Angeles, and by the time they moved to New York together in 2011, they had recorded a sizable collection of 100+ instrumental demos. After searching high and low for a vocalist that could match their intensity and creative output, they eventually met singer Suki San, and things clicked right away. Early Forms, the bands four song debut EP, was released in March 2016 as a limited edition cassette. Recorded in a barn in upstate New York over three days, the cassette has long since sold out and is now a sought-after gem. Before re-locating to Los Angeles in November 2016, Second Still hunkered down in the studio and recorded their entire self-titled debut album in just two days. The album came out April 4th, 2017 on Paris-based label Manic Depression Records. Second Still’s most recent release is a five song EP titled Equals, out on vinyl via Belgian imprint Weyrd Son Records, and on cassette through Belgian tape label sentimental.
After: STRANGE TUNES ON MONDAY: ausgewählte djs, freier eintritt!

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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Fr 31.05.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Kool Tur (Oriental Psychedelic Sounds-Bln) & Farafi (World Music/African Vibration-India/Bln)

Kool Tur- A fresh sounding fusion of east and west, with oriental melodies, ass shaking grooves and psychedelic sounds on top of a tight funky rhythm section.

Farafi - Farafi was born of a spirited meeting between Darlini and Joy and is made possible by all the lovely ones across the globe who believe in them.

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!

Mo 10.06.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Jenny Don't and the Spurs - Alternative Country/Americana

door 7 pm, show 8 pm ( from 10 pm STRANGE TUNES ON MONDAY)
Jenny Don't And The Spurs are Portland's hottest new roots-country four piece. Featuring Jenny Don't, Kelly Halliburton (P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Pierced Arrows), Christopher March and Sam Henry (Wipers), Jenny Don't and the Spurs bring a variety of musical styles and a formidable wealth of experience to the stage. Drawing from a long background of playing in some of Portlands best and most well known independent bands.

While the sound of the Spurs is original and draws from deep wells of personal experience, the band pays stylistic homage to the greats of the genre – Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams Sr., Loretta Lynne, and all the rest of the real players from the 1940s and 50s - an era where the lines between Rock’n’Roll and Country were blurred, where the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins could tour together and nobody would bat an eye.

Jenny Don't and the Spurs have released a limited-edition 7" vinyl 45 on Fred Cole's label Tombstone Records and their debut album on Doomtown Sounds before. After nearly 300 live appearances around their native northwest, up and down the west coast, and on two successful European tours, the band returned to the studio to record their sophomore album, the aptly titled “Call of the Road”.

Jenny Don’t was nominated for “Outlaw Female” for Dale Watson's Ameripolitan Awards based in Austin, Texas. The album "Call Of The Road" charted at #32 In the Americana Music Charts. The Spurs also just signed on with Leafy Green Booking for the US and with Fluff and Gravy Records for their next album.

Mi 12.06.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Fourtrack On Stage: Manu Louis (Pop, Berlin) + Anton Ripatti (Psych-Folk, Perm)

+ DJ!
Manu Louis is Belgian, lives in Berlin and escapes from winter in Spain. He travels with a village of electronic instruments and video projections from pop stars or animals to deliver passionate performances that eventually switches gears into an impromptu discotheque that gets the audience moving.His music mixes high and low culture to create provocative and decontextualized juxtapositions. His general blueprint remains the same throughout all of his efforts, but the ingredients he uses may vary: from dissident chanson française, genial dilettante, avant-garde composer, new beat, old hit, art-pop & hard bop. Cream Parade, his new album is a disoriented walk led by synthetiseurs. It will be released in May 2019 on Igloo Records.

"The braggart of Kitsch." (LIBERATION)
"More colourful than a unicorn vomiting a rainbow" (GONZAI)

& Anton Ripatti - a psychedelic singer-songwriter from Perm, Russia. 
"What about Anton Ripatti's songs? They are unusual. I can hear them perfectly used in some cool European indie film. They have a darkness to them and a sort of mystery with the mix of languages sung in this electric Tom Waits sorta style" Joseph Brodsky

So 16.06.2019
20.00 Uhr
Musik   Schokoladen OPEN STAGE

play your songs unplugged!
starts between 8:30 and 9 pm. artists should arrive around 8 pm!

cozy athmosphere, perfect sound and support by our engineer, delicate tunes afterwords and delicious drinks!

Just you, perhaps a friend, not more than two instruments and two to four songs! no drums or bass amplifier!
just come over!


Mo 17.06.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking: SHITHäTT (post punk from Ireland) + support

door 7 pm, show 8 pm ( from 10 pm STRANGE TUNES ON MONDAY)

SHITHäTTformed on Valentines Day 2017. They played their first gig 6 weeks later. They spent the rest of 2017 honing their live set at gigs all over Ireland. In February 2018 they self-released their first EP. A video for one of the songs from the EP, PUMA, was released a couple of months later. In March 2018 they embarked on their first tour of the UK, including a Paddy's Day special in London with a number of other independent Irish artists. They spent the summer of 2018 playing the Irish festival scene including Knockanstockan, Nowhere Else Fest and the last ever Warzone fest in Belfast. In September of the same year they played at the GGI festival in Groningen and supported Kraut-rock legends Embryo in Hamburg. They are currently working on their second EP which will be released in early 2019.

Do 20.06.2019
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking: The Run Up (melodic Punk/ UK) + Laureate (Punkrock/Canada)

door 7 pm, show 8 pm ( from 10 pm with DJ)

With their spirited and heartfelt live shows, UK punks The Run Up have carved out a strong reputation in their homeland scene in the three years they’ve been together.
"Laureate, a Montreal-based four-piece, have somehow managed to harness all the crucial elements of what was so essential about ‘90s punk rock – Marshall stacks, obligatory backing vocals, lyrics about girls, Samiam worship, an out-of-focus microphone as cover artwork, a cute bass player and synchronized jumps. God I miss the ‘90s."

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