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  • Dave Hause in the House

    9 okt 2011, 21:55

    Do., 6. Okt. – The Revival Tour
    Ein Blick auf die Setlist der Tour durch England machte deutlich, dass es sich bei dem Konzept der Tour scheinbar um etwas Besonderes handeln musste. Also am selben verregneten Tag noch schnell auf den Weg zum Postbahnhof machend, hoffte ich auf eine Karte für das ausverkaufte Großereignis. Natürlich sind Tickethuren, welche die erhöhte Nachfrage auszunutzen versuchen, nicht weit, dennoch konnte ich eine Karte zum gewöhnlichen Preis ergattern, dank eines aufmerksamen Besuchers – riesen Dank nochmal Piercingmann!!!
    Angekommen waren die ersten 20 Reihen schon gut besetzt und dank der arbeitsverweigernden Haltung der noch minderjährig wirkenden Kellnerinnen wurden auch die Zehn dahinter in der Zeit, in der ich auf mein Bier wartete, besetzt. Also musste ich mich noch etwas nach vorne kämpfen, was bei Gelegenheitskonzertgängern mindestens mit versuchter Körperverletzung gleichgesetzt wird. Mein einstudierter demütiger Blick nach unten vermittelte ihnen jedoch das beruhigende Gefühl, dass ich mir meiner Schuld auf dem Weg nach vorne bewusst wäre.
    Los ging es mit der ganzen Riege etablierte Punkrocker, welche heute Strom & Bandkollegen in der Garage gelassen hatten: Chuck Ragen, der Cheffolker persönlich, begleitet vom lang erwarteten und geliebten (höhö!) Dave Hause, Alkaline Trio Basser Dan Adriano und dem vergleichsweise jungen Brian Fallon von The Gaslight Anthem, der es als Einziger gewohnt ist, in Europa in ausverkauften Mehrzweckhallen zu spielen. Die Vier spielen begleitet von Jon Gaunt am Bass und Joe Ginsberg an der Geige, erste Interpretationen ihrer eigenen Songs zusammen. Das klingt schon mal ganz gut.
    Danach beginnt Hause mit seinem eigenen Set und kündigt eine drei stündige (!), nicht voraussehbare Show an. Er spielt Stücke seines gerade in Europa veröffentlichten Soloalbums „Resolutions“, als auch die leichter in mein Ohr findenden Stücke der Loved Ones, z.B. das großartige Jane, was akustisch etwas an Energie verliert. Als er Bock auf ein HWM- Cover bekommt, erscheint Chuck auf der Bühne, um Ihn bei „Trusty Chords“ zu begleiten - erster ganz großer Moment für mich an diesem Abend.
    Fließend geht es über zu Chuck’s Set. Und klar ist er im Vorteil. Er hat eine riesige Auswahl an akustischen Songs seiner Soloplatten, auch die Violinen/Bass-Begleitungen sind nur bei seinen Stücken erprobt und sein Set ist routiniert. An sich gibt es nichts zu meckern, doch so wirkt sein Set beinahe zu perfekt, Ausnahme bildet der Gastauftritt von Muff Potters Nagel. Hier sticht wieder dieser Überraschungsmoment der Tour durch.
    Danach ist Dan Adriano am Zug, durch Eindrücke der Myspace-Transmission freute ich mich sehr auf seinen Aufritt. Scheinbar jedoch nicht der Rest des Publikums – drehte man sich um, glich der Lautstärkepegel eher einer Bar, als einem akustischen Konzert. Insbesondere Emma bot Gänsehaut, sofern man sich darauf einließ. Wovon der Kollege beim Tagesspiegel daher redet, keine Ahnung!
    Durch das letzte Gaslight Anthem Konzert, waren meine Erwartungen an Brian Fallon eigentlich nicht besonders hoch. Doch bereits seine erste Ansage, in der er eine Anekdote aus New Jersey bot - ein unerwarteter Anruf vom Boss: er will zum Feiern vorbeikommen, während Fallons Frau von ihm lieber die Gardinen aufgehängt sehen will – stimmte nicht nur mich auf einen grandiosen Auftritt ein. Los ging es mit Songs seinen aktuellen Projektes „The Horribel Crows“ mit Ian Perkins. Danach folgten Gaslight Songs, zunächst auf Zuruf (gute Wahl!!), anschließend ein Mix aus den neueren Stücken, bei denen sich der größte Chor an diesem Abend zu bilden schien und schließlich das großartige „Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts“. Ich fühlte mich zurückversetzt ins Jahr 2008, als Brian es vor ca. 15 zahlenden Gästen sang, letztendlich war es kein großer Unterschied: er spielte und das Publikum klebte an seinen Lippen, saugte jedes Wort dieses unglaublichen Liedes auf.
    Zum Abschluss kamen wieder alle gemeinsam auf die Bühne, jeder spielte noch einmal einen Song und dann wieder so ein Revival-Tour-Moment: vier gestandene Punkrocker covern Neil Youngs „Heart of Gold“ und „Rockin in the free world“. Und? Es passte an diesem Abend unglaublich gut, zog alle noch einmal aus den Latschen, nachdem sich die über 180min bemerkbar gemacht hatten.
    Ein großartiges Konzept, was dank großartiger Helden perfekt funktionierte. In jeder Stadt scheinbar einzigartig, wie das Review aus Hamburg zeigt. Bitte mehr davon, gerne jedes Jahr! In 10 Jahren würde ich mir dann allerdings einen Stuhl mitbringen.
  • Shows - what I remember

    16 feb 2009, 22:32

    2014
    Anchor / Jungbluth / Trainwreck
    Kapytaen / SØMERSET
    The Notwist
    Rivers Jumpers / Ducking Punches / The Social Club
    The Riverboat Gamblers
    Turbostaat / mykungfu
    Argos / Withers
    Contintents. / Reason to Care / Flyktpunkt
    Birmingham Pines / Sleep Kit
    Einar Stray / Dear Reader

    2013
    Berliner Philharmoniker & Lang Lang Prokofjew Klavierkonzert Nr. 3 C-Dur
    Into It. Over It. / Slingshot Dakota / Koji (last minute, best basement show ever!)
    Jungbluth / Planks
    Touché Amoré / Dad Punchers
    Adam Rubenstein
    Disco//Oslo / Holiday (UK)
    Warpaint
    Nervöus / Rainmaker
    Yachten / Captain Planet
    Jona Matranga
    Sugertown Cabaret / Nine Eleven
    Loma Prieta / Oathbreaker / Birds in Row
    Eric Paulson / Aslov Kinski
    Rolo Tomassi / Horse the Band
    Belvedere
    Leftöver Crack
    Fluff Fest'13 with: CODE ORANGE KIDS, PETRA FLURR, REASON TO CARE, JUNGBLUTH, NERVÖUS, NO WEATHER TALKS, RAINMAKER, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, BIRDS IN ROW, COLISEUM, HESSIAN, OATHBREAKER, STRIKE ANYWHERE
    Strike Anywhere
    Captain Planet
    Thees Uhlmann
    Bouncing Souls
    Anti-Flag
    Converge
    Lento / Sundowning
    Joey Cape & Jon Snodgrass
    Andreas Ottensamer / Yellow Lounge
    Iron Chic / Underparts
    Propagandhi
    Smoke or Fire / Astpai (Acoustic)
    Total Recall / Lighthouse Project
    Withers / Axes / MNMNTS
    Broadway Calls / Gnarwolves / Great Cynics
    Make Do and Mend / Apologies, I have none / Daylight
    Birds in Row / Jungbluth
    Orbit the Earth
    Alice Sara Ott - Mussorgsky "Bilder einer Ausstellung" / Yellow Lounge
    Such Gold / Major League
    Torpedo Holidays / Tigeryouth / Favourite Parker

    2012
    Truckfighters
    Converge / Touché Amoré
    Captain Planet
    Native / From this day on / Crowns&Thieves
    Afterlife Kids
    Mio
    Tracer
    Grizzly Bear / Villagers
    Contintents. / Remek / Gattaca
    Glasses / Afterlife Kids
    Apologies, I have none / Joyce Manor
    The Tidal Sleep / Xerxes
    Hell & Back / Divided Heaven / Gnarwolves / The Snips
    Latterman
    DIIV
    Polar Bear Club
    Touché Amoré / Birds in Row
    continents. / Kylesa
    Alpinist / Masakari
    Shakshuka #2: Lara Korona, Julith Krishun, The Tangled Lines, Les Trucs, Graf Orlock
    Fluff'12: End of a Year, Graf Orlock, Code Orange Kids, Loma Prieta, Defeater, Run with the Hunted, Masakari, Child Meadow, Suis la Lune, Planks, Boredom, Aussitot Mort, Light Bearer, Alpinist (best one!), The Tital Sleep, Pianos become the Teeth, Tangled Lines, Verse
    Throwers / Titan
    Adorno / Loma Prieta
    Trash Talk / Cerebal Ballzy
    Graf Orlock / Millions of Them
    Hot Water Music / La Dispute
    No Trigger / Heartsounds
    Above Them / Bridge & Tunnel
    Continents. / Johnny Futuro / Lara Korona
    Cloud Nothings
    Crazy Arm
    A Whisper in the Noise
    Monster Bash'12: Bouncing Souls / Menzingers / Make Do and Mend / Hot Water Music / Refused
    Spraynard / Caves
    Leagues Apart
    Russian Circles / Deafheaven
    A Wilhelm Scream / Nervöus
    Pianos become the Teeth / Goodtime Boys
    Touché Amoré (last show in London, UK)
    Turbowolf
    Touché Amoré / Petty Bone / Grabbler
    Kevin Devine / Jaymay
    Brand New / I am the Avalanche / Xcerts
    The Saddest Landscape / We were Skeletons / Kerouac / The Goodtime Boys
    Momentum / Baccus

    2011
    Title Fight / Balance & Composure / Transit
    Into it. Over it / Broadway Calls
    Bass Drum of Death (UK)
    Smile & Burn
    Birds in Row
    Static Radio NJ / Antillectual
    Chuck Ragan& Brian Fallon& Dan Andriano& Dave Hause& Jon Gaunt& Joe Ginsberg
    MNMTS / Trainwreck
    Atlas Losing Grip
    June Paik / Julith Krishun
    Thees Uhlmann / Dear Reader (acoustic @TVNoir)
    Light Bearer
    This is a standoff / Carpenter
    Radare / Earthship / Dead Flesh Fashion / Lara Corona
    Loma Prieta / Birds in Row / Throwers
    Gattaca / Remek
    Nothington / Off the Hook
    The Riot Before / Driftwood Fairytales / Cobretti
    The Menzingers
    Hot Water Music / Make Do and Mend
    Ceremony / All Teeth / Landscapes
    Ghostlimb / Black Kites
    Fluff Fest - Highlights: Touche Amore, Dangers, Battle of Wolf 359, Cheap Girls, Warsawwasraw, Swing Kids, Glasses, Wolves like us, Reain
    La Disput / Touche Amore / Dangers / Death is not Glamorous / Glasses / Goodtime Boys
    Dangers / Glasses
    Death by Stereo
    Ricardo Villalobos
    Fuck, Wolves! / Oak / Theme Of Laura / Sarg
    Russian Circles / Boris
    Battles
    Unsane / Earthship
    Future Islands
    Suckinim Baenaim
    The Gaslight Anthem
    In the Hearts Of Emperors / Reka / Nautika
    Julith Krishun / Audiocaeneat / The Fight
    Deathrite / Reason to Care
    Trophies / Continents
    Fanfare Ciocarlia / Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra
    Tragedy / Social Circkle
    Kaki King
    Jack DeJohnette
    The Sword
    Piano become the Teeth / Suis la Lune
    Glasses. / Julith Krishun / Man the Change
    Cara Beth Satalino
    Coup d'Etat / Libido Wins
    Defeater / Carpathian
    Interpol / Matthew Dear
    // Gustav Mahler:Lieder aus »Des Knaben Wunderhorn«
    Karl Amadeus Hartmann Sinfonie Nr. 3 für großes Orchester //
    Kenzari's Middle Kata / Solemn League
    Kylesa / Okkultokrati
    // Joseph Haydn: Sinfonie Nr. 93 D-Dur Hob.I:93
    Luciano Berio: Concerto für zwei Klaviere und Orchester
    Robert Schumann: Sinfonie Nr. 4 d-Moll op. 120
    Roberto Abbado | Dirigent; Andreas Grau, Götz Schumacher | Klavier //
    Pennywise / Scheisse Minelli
    Seamus Blake [sax] Oz Noy [guitar] Jay Anderson [bass] Adam Nussbaum [drums]
    Aussitôt Mort / Heaven in her Arms
    Travels / Birthmark

    2010
    Turbostaat (maybe one of the best ones ever!!)
    Herrenmagazin
    Burning Love / Obstacles
    Hundreds
    The Rural Alberta Advantage / The Cinematics
    Matula / Golddust
    The Riot Before
    Sugartown Cabaret / Sleeping In Gethsemane
    // Arvo Pärt : Fratres für Streichorchester und Schlagzeug
    Rodion Schtschedrin : Konzert für Oboe und Orchester (Deutsche Erstaufführung)
    Sergej Rachmaninow : Sinfonie Nr. 2 e-Moll op. 27 //
    Samiam / The Casting Out
    Trip Fontaine / Action Beat
    Paul Ritch
    Youth of Today / Spermbirds
    The Morning Benders
    Les Trucs
    Delta Spirit / Sad Day for Puppets (great!)
    Blacklisted / At Daggers Drawn
    Blueneck
    Sound of Bronkow Festival: the Dropout Patrol, Nils Koppruch, Talking to turtles,
    Black Atlantik, Gisbert zu Knyphausen
    rapid cities / Mock
    Queens of the stone age
    Strike anywhere
    Converge / Kylesa / Gaza / Kvelertak
    H2O
    Melt! - Highlights: Two door cinema club, health, the XX, Kode 9/Martyn, Matthias Tanzmann, Roman Flügel, Ricardo Villalobos, Dendemann, Jamie Lidell, Joris Voorn, tiefschwarz, Kings of convenience, fucked up, turbostaat
    Almost Home / Together
    Julith Krishun
    Motorpsycho
    Tackleberry / Hausvabot
    The Bronx / Mariachi El Bronx
    Hundreds / The Forest
    Johnossi
    Turbostaat / Alias Caylon
    Richie Hawtin / Magda
    Dendemann
    Olafur Arnalds
    // Leonard Bernstein: Divertimento
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 35
    Peter Tschaikowski: Sinfonie Nr. 4 f-Moll op. 36
    Dirigent: Daniel Carlberg; Solistin: Tanja Becker-Bender, Violine //
    The Chariot / iwrestledabearonce / The Eyes Of A Traitor
    Good Clean Fun
    Pennywise / Bouncing Souls / Strike Anywhere
    Hob
    Bouncing Souls
    // Gewandhausorchester ; Semyon Bychkov - Dirigent ;Renaud Capuçon - Violine
    Max Bruch - 1. Konzert für Violine und Orchester g-Moll op. 26 (25)
    Dmitri Schostakowitsch - 7. Sinfonie C-Dur op. 60 ("Leningrader") (70) //
    Auxes / Tiny Ghosts
    Nothington / Tiny Ghosts / Strongbow
    // Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 14 Es-Dur KV 449, Nr. 23 A-Dur KV 488, Nr. 20 d-Moll KV 466 Rudolf Buchbinder | Klavier und Leitung //
    Polar Bear Club / Shook Ones / Title Fight
    Onur Özer
    // Ludwig van Beethoven - Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 3 c-Moll op. 37
    Bedřich Smetana - Aus »Mein Vaterland« Vyšerad Die Moldau Šárka
    Krzysztof Urbański | Dirigent Martin Helmchen | Klavier //
    The Souldiers
    Everything Everything
    3ProKubik
    Scuba / Kode9 / Shackleton / Martyn

    2009
    Strike Anywhere / Dead to Me
    Strike Anywhere acoustic
    Strike Anywhere / Dead to Me / Anchors Aweigh
    Black Heart Procession / Talking to turtles
    Hot Water Music / Strike Anywhere / A Wilhelm Scream
    The Dodos / Megafaun
    William Fitzsimmons / Laura Jansen
    Captain Planet / Balboa Burnout
    Twilight Sad / Sad Day For Puppets
    September Malevolence / Tone
    Landmines / Blood Command
    Dear Reader / Ramona Falls
    Pierced Arrows
    We were promised Jetpacks
    Polar Bear Club
    Knucklebone Oscar
    The Get up Kids
    Domenico D'Agnelli, Tobi Neumann, Richie Hawtin
    Far From Finished
    Isis
    The Casting Out / The Red Tape Parade / Kid Nero
    EF / Benni Hemm Hemm
    austin lucas / mike hale / josh small (great!)
    ...and you will know us by the trail of dead
    m:40 / sandcreek massacre
    Brainworms / Antlers
    Challenger / Auxes
    Death is not glamorous / The Riot Before / Bridge and Tunnel (great!)
    Tiger Lou / Musika77
    Sven Väth
    God is an astronaut / Leech
    This is a Standoff / False Friend / Radio Havanna
    The Bronx / Middle Class Rut
    Strike Anywhere / Rentokill / Rise Against (2x)
    +/-

    2008
    Ricarco Villalobs / Magda
    Murder by Death / Unwed Sailor
    Blackmail
    Mogwai
    Far From Finished / The go faster nuns
    Pennywise / A Wilhelm Scream
    The Streets
    Leftöver Crack / F-Three
    Ricardo Villalobos / Sis
    Cat Power
    Flatliners (over 2 hours!)
    ...Who Calls so Loud
    Gaslight Anthem (First show after in DD)
    Rentokill / Flatliners / Astpai
    Tackleberry / Paint it Black
    Strike Anywhere --> London (First Band I travel for)
    Ignite / Strung Out / Terror
    Radiohead
    Raconteurs
    Editors
    Mars Volta

    2007
    MAD CADDIES & DELIKAT
    Ignite / Death by Stereo / Burnthe8track + Ignite Acoustic
    Beatsteaks / Dendemann
    Gods of Blitz / The Fashion
    The Fratellis
    Wolfmother / Wolf & Cub
    Against Me!
    Hives / 30 Secones to Mars / Sean Paul
    Ignite / Deadline

    2006
    Strike Anywhere + The Loved Ones
    whitest boy alive
    Dead Moon (impressive!)
    No Use for a Name + The Lawrence Arms
    Paint it Black / Rentokill
    himsa, death by stereo
    Pennywise / Bouncing Souls
    Gods of Blitz / Dr. Norton
    Arctic Monkeys
    Seeed
    Leftöver Crack / Splitside / F-Three
    Anti Flag / Good Clean Fun / Mike Park

    2005
    Satanic Surfers
    Turbo AC's
    Downset / Maroon (ugly)
    Rammstein
    The Real McKenzies, The Turbo Acs, Far from Finished
    Pennywise
    ZEKE
    Millencolin / Street Dogs / Lawrence Arms

    2004
    Voice of a Generation / Shark Soup
    Snuff / Schwarz auf Weiss (doll!)
    Lawrence Arms / Chixdiggit
    Lagwagon / Indigo (hammer!!!)
    Anti Flag / Darkest Hour / Pipedown
    Against Me! (ganz groß)
    Pennywise | Anti Flag | MxPx | Slackers | Pulley | Beatsteaks | Strike Anywhere | The Movement | 1208 | Red Tape
    Brainless Wankers / 5 Bugs / Ransom

    2003
    VOODOO GLOW SKULLS / Skindred (UK) / 4th Fingers
    MAD CADDIES, THRICE, BOYSETSFIRE, LAGWAGON, RANCID, ALKALINE TRIO
    Hot Water Music / Smoke Blow / Lonely Kings / Colon Riot
    Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Distillers
    Mad Caddies / Rise Against / Alkaline Trio / The Movement / The Flipsides
    Avail / Ensign
    Strike Anywhere / New Mexican Disaster Squad / Cueball (Wahnsinn!!!)
    Berlinova: Nofx / Boucing Souls / Boysetsfire / Beatsteaks / Gentleman
    Terrorgruppe / Guttermouth / Bambix / The Movement / 1208 (I discovered Punk 08.03.2003)

    2002
    Korn / Puddle of Mudd

    2001
    Papa Roach / (Hed) P.E. / Farmer Boys
    Thumb
    deftones / taproot / Linkin Park (btw. the price was 43,50 DM back then)
    Marilyn Manson / Disturbed

    2000
    Korn / P.O.D.
    First Show: Guano Apes / Uncle Ho
  • 2009 - Musical Overview & Impressions

    11 feb 2009, 13:20

    I tend to forget everthing very quick, that's why I will use this Blog to write down the impressions every month occur on music in the year 2009.

    January
    Already to late, but summarily:

    Concert: +/- in Dresdens Beatpol was really nice.
    Album: discovered on a deep elm sampler: I enjoyed
    Small Arms Dealer A Singe Unifying Theory very, very much.


    February
    Sad news: VERSE Split. Just discoverd and amazed, now this. Fuck it.
    Strike Anywhere: My big love since 2003 came to Germany and played some shows with Rise against. I visited Shows in Leipzig and Berlin. The latter one was definitly better because of less ignorance for the supporting acts. Rentokill was good. Strike Anywhere was awesome as usal. "Chalkine", "You're Fired" ... can't wait for the new LP in Autumn!
    Album: The raised tour news finally induced the buying of Shook Ones Facetious Folly Feat Album. So far I listen like six times to it, but I can say that this already is one of my favourite albums. So amazing, so much hardcore and melody together. They are in Germany in May, also Death Is Not Glamorous, Tackleberry and Static Radio (NJ).

    March
    Style: , a cuban music style entered my mind.When I have been to Cuba I just recognized it as music for tourists. But some artists combine it with jazz etc. That sounds much better. But I can't judge now or recommend any artist, it was just the first touch.
    Album: After my introduction into HipHop with "Wu-Tang Clan" and "A Tribe called Quest", I discovered 10 years after the release another great record:Like Water For Chocolate.
    But also enjoyed a new release: The Spirit of Apollo. It combines HipHop Artists with other Artists (i.e. Tom Waits) with very unique Beats. Great!
    Artist: Her appearance at a show on myspace grab my attention: anna rikje rosenthal. Her music is pretty simple and catchy and normally not my style, but her voice has a incredible sweetness. I can't abscond.

    April
    Artist, Album, Song: Dear Reader fills everything this month. I saw a few people who spoke very enthusiastic about them so I had a listen...Boom...one Song, only one song was enough to convince me, to make me listen to everything I found again and again.
    I immediately bought the Album. Right now I have to lern for exam and so every break I lie on the gras and listen to "Replace why with funny". It makes me dream of better days during the day.
    "Dearheart" is my favourite so far. The beat is fascinating. I heard it before, but here it is a perfect structure for the harmonies and her sweet voice.

    Style: You should listen to the Radio of Appleblim. Great Mix between Dubstep and Electro. But honestly, I have no clue. Just discovered it and these unregularly bass sounds make me insane. I badly need a CD.

    May
    Concert: The Month starts with one of the best concerts I've ever been to.
    First Bridge and Tunnel convinced and played one of my favourite new styles: Hot Water Music Sounds combined with Indie or something like that.
    Also the next Band used some of these influences: The Riot Before.
    The increased the level of enthusiasm and it was a big pleasure to watch them play.
    But than Death Is Not Glamorous swept everything away.
    Also it was easy for them, because some guys went crazy and knew every word.
    No surprise, cause they got great songs and they played a lot of them.
    So, 3 Bands played a bit diffent styles, but with a lot of energy and passion.
    Rare!
    Sad News II.: Fuck!!! After the Verse split in February the next great HC Band breaks up. Have Heart 2002 - 2009. Maybe you have to go for broke to create such great records as Verse and Have Heart did. Anywhere there is a big hole to fill and I can't see a band that is able to do that.
    others: I was at a concert of the Brainworms. It was amazing. Especially the guitar play: Josh Smalls. He just helps out and got his own project, which I like too.
    I enjoyed Polar Bear Club a lot. Although it is pretty late. I think I am always to late. Same with Get Up Kids. Exited, because both band will play in Berlin this summer.
    The music magazine "Visions" already found the way in my mailbox. Seems like there will be a lot of good releases in June.

    June
    Fuck: cause I ain't got the time to check out a lot of new music. Except for some really good stuff of Jonah Matranga (New End Original, Far) and Jeremy Enigk.
    Concert: Austin Lucas, Mike Hale and Josh Small at AZ Conni in Dresden was a great concert. Quite a lot of people attend and showed a lot of attention for those you were on stage. Josh Small seems to be one of world's nicest people. He had some Problems with the Sound, but I enjoyed his Show so much. The Highlight was Austin playing acoustic in the middle of the crowd. By the way: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead was as good as the Austin show. But it was terribly hot and there were far too many people (first time a saw a nearly sold out show in Dresdens Beatpol).
    Album: The Gaslight Anthem's - The 59' Sound becomes bigger and bigger. I can't say when this process will be finished. I listen to it and it puts me into good homour.
    Especially "Here's a looking at you, kid" has taken a shine on me.

    Juli
    I have to learn fot my exams. That sucks. There isn't a lot of time for music. I'll see.
    As I promised there hasn't been a lot of time for music.
    Concert: At least I attended to some shows. Far From Finished played in a small venue in Dresden. When you're sitting in the libary for the whole day, a concert feels like a small reincarnation. So, I enjoyed it a lot singing "Bastard's Way" and "Destination Nowhere".

    August
    Still learning half of the Month.
    Concert: At least I attended to some shows. Far From Finished played in a small venue in Dresden. When you're sitting in the libary for the whole day, a concert feels like a small reincarnation. So, I enjoyed it a lot singing "Bastard's Way" and "Destination Nowhere".
    After finishing my exams I immediately went to Berlin.
    The I saw Richie Hawtin at the "Sunday Getaway" Show at the Spree. Very nice atmosphere combined with great sounds of Richie Hawtin and Domenic D'Agnelli at Rechenwerk later this evening.
    Another big highlight was the Get Up Kids Show. The whole crowd knew every word and sang along, that was scary. I am to glad I could listen to great Songs like "10 Minutes" and "Action and Action" first hand.
    Album: Finally discovered "Alligator" by The National. People always swarm about them and I couldn't understand why. But after some listenings I really enjoyed them.

    September
    Concert: The month started with a concert of the band Polar Bear Club. There was nothing special about it I guess. Anyway I think I got a new facoured artist. Especially "the redder, the better" EP and the homonymous Song convinced me, cause lyrics and music with the coarse voice of the singer form a absolutly authetic unit about taking all this shit that happens a bit positive. I like.
    Concert: the month also ended with a concert: Dear Reader. Amazed in April, I could finally see them live: it was a big pleasure. The audience was quite polite and listen to them. They played quite inspired. Nice Show.
    Album: Brian Moss and his former Band The Ghost grabed my attention. Listen quite often to the song "Death by the way" which has a really great melody. I like their sound that sometimes remindes of Fugazi stuff.
    That's why I bought the LP of his new project, called Olehole, which is actually the sole new record I bought. I need more time & money.

    October
  • look how the ruts cling to my footsteps...

    8 feb 2009, 21:47

    Sa., 7. Feb. – Rise Against, Strike Anywhere, RENTOKILL

    Awesome Show, especially if you compare it to Leipzig, where I've been the day before.
    Rentokill played a great show. Highlights were "Step over the Wall" and "Discontent Industry". Missed a lot of songs, but what can you expect in 30 minutes?

    Strike Anywhere. Yes. What a fucking dream. Last time I saw the was in Oktober 2008, but it felt so long ago.
    The Choice of the Songs in Berlin were pretty nice. Refusal, you're fired, Chalkline...i was so stoked , Sedition, Laughter in a police state, Allies, Hollywood Fucking Cemetery ;) , Instinct, Speak to Our empty pockets ?, to the world and finally Blaze.

    I can't remember the rest, if anyone knows, please let me know. Also for Leipzig

    They also played a new song, don't know what I should think of it, I disliked the rythm change.
    To the audience and the mood, all I can say is that was cool, but nothing compared with past shows of rentokill in "Cassiopeia" or Strike Anywhere in "Kato". So I look foward to see them soon with their announced new album for may in a smaller venue.

    All in all these two bands were worth paying 25€ (or over 100€ if you add the Leipzig Trip). I gave a fuck about rise against.

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  • 2 great and intensive concerts in July 08: ""The Raconteurs" and "Radiohead"

    10 jul 2008, 21:09

    how lucky: Raconteurs and Radiohead visit Berlin as their single concerts in Germany. I had been part of it.

    First: 02.07 The Raconteurs - Huxleys

    With the beginning of the first note I can't keep calm. My body must follow the beat. The songs are live so much better, the difference is unbelievable. Also the whole sound is pretty amazing. The bass and drums bear perfectly the amazing interaction of the guitars of brendan benson and jack white. Not only the guitars interact, also their great voices. All together form a never seen unit. "Steady as she goes" wakes up everybody of the very mixed audience. The set ends with Jack White shouting without a mic: "Go and ask the milk man" Great,great,great!!!

    Next: 08.07. Radiohead - Wuhlheide

    Because of the fucked up german trains I came far to late. It was song number 8, when I arrived: Videotape. But the setlist was long and it fullfiled a lot. A never seen light show complemented with the music. A highlight was Thom playing cymbal rush (He made a mistake!). Paranoid Android...I could have cried. Thank God, I could experience that. Compared with the mood of the Raconteurs concert, it was so much different. I couldn't move, I just immerse into the music.
    I don't know how to describe it in english, cause it is far to bad for this.
  • die nächste vernachlässigte Band in Dresden: "The Gaslight Anthem"

    22 jun 2008, 21:41

    Soooo.
    Ich komme gerade vom Konzert und mache mich hiermit auch gleich ans Review.
    Nur zufällig erfuhr ich vom Konzert von "Gaslight Anthem" in Dresden, vermutlich weil ich 10 Meter neben dem AZ Conni wohne, wo sie spielten.

    Angekommen bot sich mir ein ähnliches Bild wie bei den Flatliners in der Chemiefabrik: leere Räume. Angesichts den guten Wetters, sowie Tegan and Sara, als auch The Weakerthans in der Stadt scheint es vielleicht nicht sooo ungewöhnlich. Naja egal. The Gaslight Anthem waren geil. Wirklich. Und was soll ich mehr schreiben, es war das erste mal das ich sie sah, auch kannte ich keins ihrer Alben. Sie schienen noch ziemlich ausgepowert vom Konzert im Magnet und hatten auch Soundprobleme, trotzdem überzeugten sie und sicherten sich so zumindest Applaus und Jubel. Der Sänger war großartig. Er schien seine Stimmbänder in Whiskey getränkt zu haben. Auch der Rest bot außergewöhnlich Gutes. Der Gitarrist konnte Mundharmonika auf seiner total beschissen ausgesteuerten Fender spielen. Auch die Rhythmusfraktion hatte alle Emopunkrocktricks auf Lager.
    Die CD Anschaffung war obligatorisch und ca. 10 Schritte später befinden wir uns im Jetzt!
    Gute Nacht Dresden, aber ihr pennt ja eh schon!
  • Surprise, surprise : "The Flatliners"

    22 maj 2008, 19:23

    Traurig sah es beim Betreten der Chemierfabrik aus. Ein paar einsame Gestalten warteten Bier trinkend auf die erste Band. Als Call Jamie aus Dresden anfingen änderte sich daran nicht viel. Gerade mal so 30 Leute schafften es an diesem Abend in den Saal.
    Eigentlich kein gutes Omen.
    Doch schon Call Jamie überraschten mit flüssigen und guten Punkrock Nummern, die ihren durchaus eigenen Stil aufwiesen. Besonders beeindruckte mich der Schlagzeuger, der weit mehr als nur Punkrockgeprügel auf hohen Niveau draufhatte.

    Danach eröffneten nach ca. 10 Brüllattacken, die immer wieder kommen sollten THE FLATLINERS aus Toronto den Abend.
    3-5 Leute bewegten sich, der Rest schaute zu, doch keiner konnte das stärker werdende Nicken mit den Füßen oder dem Kopf unterdrücken.
    Die Flatliners gaben mehr als ordenlich Gas, spielten viele alte Stücke und das mit einer scheinbar grenzenlosen Spielfreude. Die Band erfreute sich mit jedem weiteren Stück mehr Sympathie und es waren viele an diesem Abend.
    Zwischendurch erheiterte Chris das Publikum. Dieses wollte die Band dann auch nicht ziehen lassen und so wurden 4 Zugaben gespielt. Was für ein Abend!

    Es schien eine Katastrophe zu werden und endete in total er Euphorie. Noch eine CD kaufend, sicherte ich Chris zu, dass wir uns in Berlin wiedersehen werden.