maandag 31 augustus 2009

PAST SHOWS

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Wednesday 20 june 2012
:: DE KREUN PRESENTS ICW THE PIT'S ::

THEE OH SEES (usa, In the Red / Narnack)
+ SUPPORT

Na lang proberen eindelijk ... THE OH SEES in Kortrijk !!
Ze stonden al 's gepland hier, maar dan werd de show gecancelled door een dubbelbooking, nu is 't eindelijk gelukt !!

Op 20 juni staan Thee Oh Sees op het podium van De Kreun. John Dwyer, gitarist en songschrijver van de band, gaat al sinds de jaren ’90 mee in de underground van San Fransisco. Thee Oh Sees (de schrijfwijze durft al eens te variëren) klinken opgewekt, punk, lo-fi, garage, surf, twang en hebben een opvallend noise, psychedelisch kantje. En bovenal een massa knappe songs.

info & tickets
www.dekreun.be


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WEDNESDAY 4 JULY 2012

COKE BUST
Coke Bust is a straight edge hardcore band from Washington, DC. They started in 2006 and have since gone on a bunch of tours, put out a demo 7”, an 7” EP called ‘Fuck Bar Culture’ on thirdxparty records, an LP on Six Weeks Records called, “Lines in the Sand” and most recently, another 7” EP called “Degradation” on Refuse Records.

BITE DOWN
Raging powerviolence from Antwerp!


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Friday 6 JULY 2012

HAMMERS
Hammers are a UK hardcore band who play d-beat/crust punk in the essence of His Hero Is Gone and Tragedy. I recall them having a quote written somewhere that went something like "too punk to be metal, to metal to be punk" and I think that sums them up pretty well.

SEVERE
Raging black metal featuring members of Daggers! Formerly known as Aetla!


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Tuesday 17 july 2012

CRAZY SPIRIT
Crazy Spirit is a band whose influences are incredibly difficult to pin down, as they've been described as sounding like GISM, Brain Handle, Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers, The Germs, and many more seemingly random acts. Shades of the aforementioned bands with hints of Rudementary Peni and some rhythms that reminded me of the old Texas band, the Motards

New UK hardcore band, featuring former members of BRAIN DEAD and CLOSURE, doing a cool, atypical take on hardcore punk. Takes cues from outsider HC bands like No Trend, Tar Babies, and Pollution. Mid-paced hardcore punk with a potent mixture of aggression and depression.  


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Saturday 21 july 2012

BEYOND PINK
The band started in 2002. This is definitely something for all those into fast hardcore, as well as riot grrrls sounds and tradition of the 80’s swedish hc/punk. Their music reflects how wide influences they have and it makes their music powerful and kicking. Their lyrics are alongside with the music, they reflect anger and critical views on issues like macho/sexistculture, violent dancing, cops, pro-life fundemantalists or corporate capitalism and their financial institutions like WTO and G8.


KRIGSKADE
Raging hardcore punk from Paris!! Somewhere between current Spanish and Danish/Swedish hardcore punk!!

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Friday 16 march 2012
ATOMIC SUPLEX
Formed in 2008, Atomic Suplex are a four piece UK garage noise rock and roll punk band. Volume, speed, action, and exhibition in equal measures. Featuring members of Thee Spivs!

WHITE FANGS
Raw Garagerock from Brussels! They blew us away once, they'll do it again!


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Saturday 17 march 2012
:: De Kreun and Rise And Fall proudly present icw The Pit's ::

OFFICIAL RISE AND FALL 'FAITH' RELEASE SHOW + WITH IRON AGE, DEAD SWANS, HESSIAN & SEX DRIVE.

SATURDAY MARCH 17TH - DE KREUN - KORTRIJK (BELGIUM)
Conservatoriumplein 1 - just next to the train station !

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DOORS : 17H30 - First band at 18H45 sharp !
DAMAGE : 9 euro (members only) / presale : 12 euro / 15 euro ATD

**PRESALE > banktransfer/visa + MEMBER presale :
http://dekreun.be/live/event/rise_and_fall/
> Click on 'tickets'
Members will be asked to show their member card at the entrance.

**only for NON members > paypal
http://soulslayer.bigcartel.com/product/rise-and-fall-record-release-ticket

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RISE AND FALL (b) // 22H15-23H00
This will be the official release show for the 4th Rise And Fall full length entitled "Faith" on Deathwish.

IRON AGE (usa) // 21H10-21H55
Masters of the riff. Reforming to play this show. This is an exclusive show and your only and mostly likely last chance to see one of the greatest bands of the last decade. Tee Pee/Cyclopean

DEAD SWANS (uk) // 20H15-20H50
English Bridge9 recording artists coming over for a one off show!

HESSIAN (b) // 19H25-19H55
Local heroes with an outstanding live reputation, prepare to get your face ripped off.

SEX DRIVE (nl) 18H45-19H05
New dutch band with an interesting pedigree, raging hardcore punk.

+ tunes before, in between and after the shows by DJ Georg Bulth

DOORS :: 17H30

Show ends at 23H00, on time to catch trains to Ghent, A'pen etc ...
For train info check http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/

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For the people traveling who are not driving back straight after the show and are looking to spend the night...

Hotel Info:
http://www.ibishotel.com/nl/hotel-6330-ibis-kortrijk-centrum/index.shtml (2 min walk)
http://www.hotelmesseyne.be/nl/square-hotel/ (5 min walk)


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Saturday 24 march 2012
BRAT FARRAR
Taking his DIY approach to the ultimate level BRAT FARRAR comes rumbling out of a Melbourne bedroom with tunes that sound like they were recorded in 1979 over a cassette version of the first Wipers record. Leaving behind his previous life as frontman of Digger and The Pussycats, BRAT FARRAR has been reborn a one-man all singing all dancing, new wave machine.


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Monday 26 march 2012

THE ANOMALYS
The Anomalys from Amsterdam, Holland released their self-titled debut album on Slovenly Recordings in the USA in 2010. With this release they prove to be able to put their reputation as 'wildest live band in Europe' to wax. Their special brand of psychotic, unpredictable and primitive rock 'n roll has turned many audiences, from Istanbul to Las Vegas, into insane mobs. This rings true to the one and only mission of these three giant, hyperactive monsters: making rock 'n roll dangerous again! 2012 will see them releasing 2 new singles, one on Slovenly and a special collector's edition flexi disc on MV50 Records.


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Friday 30 march 2012

ROOSTER NIGHT I

First night filled with stomping country , heavy blues & swingin' rock n roll . (Under the counter goodies)
Doors round 20h (starts round 21h)

21h - 23h: McLovin ( footstompin' hillbilly woohoo )
23h - ... h: Nifco (hipswingin' blues and sleazy rock n roll )


***Sunday 8 april 2012

LA URSS
La Urss is a ironic, provocative and politically incorrect punk band. The members are 20-21 years old. They live in Granada but they come from Malaga and Triana cities. Their influences are 80's iberic punk like TNT or KGB and have been inspired of 77's punk bands like The Kids, Heartbrakers, Sex Pistols, Pack, Blitz, Dead boys ...


SUDOR
DISCHARGE-influenced straight-up punk with no bullshit


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Saturday 21 april 2012

Dead kill skate & Awesome vision records presenteren Olav & Griever's zieke birthday show:
Tarmak // Hardcore
Blindside // Hardcore, think SSD, Negative FX
Shredder // Dirty shemales en geslachtziektes


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Friday 27 april 2012
ZUCCHINI DRIVE
Zucchini Drive’s Marcus Graap and Tom De Geeter have a knack for cooking up surprising music from unlikely ingredients. From the onset of their collaboration in 2002, the pair tackled the challenge of melding the lo-fi acoustic sounds of De Geeter’s primary project, Cavemen Speak and the buoyant electronic landscapes of Graap’s Stacs of Stamina. Perhaps the group’s energy was evoked by this sonic dichotomy, or perhaps by the sheer distance between the two, (Swedish Graap and Belgian De Geeter did much of their work remotely, meeting sporadically in London, Paris, Brussels and in between). No matter the cause, Zucchini Drive emerged as an project of which change seemed be the only constant.

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Sunday 6 may 2012

SPEEDÖZER
The so called “ Rockscene” has been taken over by moneymakers, wankers and wannabe’s.
Speedözer will get the rock back where it belongs: dark, loud and crazy undergrounds clubs where the beer flows all night and the women are wild!
Speedözer stands for heavy, hatefueled Rock’n’Roll with a fuck you attitude. No fake, no compromises, what you see is what you get.
Loud, mean, fast high octane Rock’n’ Roll!

THE UNHOLY PREACHERS


HOLY
Raging hardcore punk from Italy!


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Wednesday 9 may 2012
MOTHER'S CHILDREN
Even though Ottawa-based Mother’s Children have the name (and cover art!) of some sorta psych-folk band from 1970, they are in fact are a(n) insert macho-sounding compound-adjective preferably missing its final ‘g’ here rock n’ roll band who clearly love the same sort of half-punk/half-power-pop bands, like The Boys, The Flys, The Beat et al, that set the Exploding Hearts racing.
MONDO RAY
Pop-Garage as it has to be when it comes from southern germany by two indo-portugues Punkers.


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Wednesday 16 may 2012
NO PROBLEM
Once a man from Edmonton did six giant hits of acid and sat on the toilet to do a little light reading. He often skimmed through the newspaper’s headlines with a morbid curiosity for the obituaries. But today was different, the acid was quite strong, and when he looked at the recent entries he saw…his own name!!!!
STRANGE ATTRACTOR
Strange Attractor is bass, drums, guitar and vocals. Strange Attractor is garage-punk rock and roll.


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Friday 18 may 2012
VIOLENT ARREST
Violent Arrest is a hardcore punk band from England, formed in 2005.ex members of ripcord, spite, heresy, cant decide, excrement of war, screamer, bombblastmen and varukers

GENITAL HOSPITAL
We all work with each other training trampoline artists at Cirque du Soleil in Montreal. This is what we do in our spare time.


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Sunday 3 june 2012
FOREIGN OBJECTS
Boston band featuring former / current members of Libyans, Conversions and Ampere. The music is simple, catchy and to the point punk in the Dangerhouse tradition, but the vocals are what really sell this... incredibly unique and powerful, like Kathleen Hannah if she were really into Chavo-era Black Flag.


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Thursday 7 june 2012
NEON PISS
Every song reminds me of something that I can't quite put my finger on, and still all of them sound entirely original. At different moments during my first listen, I clearly heard elements of COMPLICATIONS, NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, JAY REATARD, WIPERS and others, but I stopped listening for references (in fact I stopped everything I was doing) and just listened.


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Friday 8 june 2012
EARLY MAN
When it comes the music of EARLY MAN, the formula is simple: riffs that detonate on impact, a rhythm section on fire and vocals that soar to Mt. Olympus.
It’s all about the delivery! Since releasing a jolting self-titled EP, their debut full -length, "Closing In," in 2005, and the much-awaited "Beware the Circling Fin" in 2008, the Brooklyn-based group has made a name for itself in the music scene, winning music critics and fans over with their straight-to-the-jugular rock attitude that champions the sounds of everything from Black Sabbath and NWOBHM to early Metallica and even punk rock.

TOXIC SHOCK
Toxic Shock plays 80’s thrash/crossover similar to styles of Suicidal Tendencies, Uncle Slam and Anthrax and consists of former members of Damaged Goods, Between the Lines, Richie Don’t Die and Bite Down.


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Friday 15 june 2012
REVEREND DEADEYE
The Reverend Deadeye is the Reverend’s son of a Reverend’s son. He spent his youth handlin’ snakes and performin’ at tent revivals alongside his Pentecostal family on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. This sacred musical heritage finds its way prominently into his performances. But don’t expect a Sunday mornin’ church service; instead, expect a Saturday night baptism with fire holy rollin’ revival. With his modified wok-lid resonator guitar, homemade beer can microphone, kick drum, and washtub snare, he delivers a punk-rock version of gritty pre-war delta blues which he blends with fiery gospel interpretations capable of turnin’ the whole room into a spirit filled bar room revival.


Saturday 14 januari 2012

NOMAD
We wanna celebrate the release of Nomads 3rd solorecord "No Magic" by throwing a show at The Pit's, Kortrijk on the saturday 14th of january 2012. We start at 8u30 sharp. Entrance is 5€ for members/7€ not-members.

Download "No Magic" for free here: http://marathonofdope.com/?p=2231

'No Magic‘ is Nomad’s latest album. A perfect mixture between the earlier energetic “Lemontea” and gracefull “Cats & Babies” and his best release up-to-date. Discover the beauty of lo-fi songs with breathtaking melodies and witty but intelligent lyrics. Nomad’s unique voice took us to another world.

Nomad has an established presence in the independent hip-hop scene with wonderful releases of Belgian collective Cavemen Speak and Gunporn as well as the collaboration with Canadian MC Epic. His solo work is less hiphop but at least as fascinating.

Nomad is a one man project but on stage he is assisted by his talented ‘Cavemen Speak’ buddy Tom De Geeter, better known as Speeddial 7.

Check out the video/single "Son, If you don't know": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14A54yeoFsQ

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Wednesday 18 januari 2012

De Kreun presents icw The Pit's BZN :

- supported by Subbacultcha -

THE MEN
Zijn vier punkrockers uit Brooklyn, New York die hun liefde voor 80-ties indie bands als Wipers net dat ietsje verder tillen en meteen ook weer fris laten klinken. Na een democassette uit 2008, een EP en LP kwam in 2011 het voorlopig hoogtepunt Leaving Home uit. Een knoert van een plaat die je alle hoeken tussen post punk, shoegaze en zelfs psychedelica en krautrock laat zien. Verpakt in vette songs vol weerhaken bovendien! Op 18/01/12 in De Kreun, in alweer een fijne samenwerking met Kortrijk's finest : The Pits.

Blackup
(B, ex The Feather, 50 ft combo, Cower)
Ghent rockin' foursome à la Wipers, Hot Snakes ...

+ Helter Skelter dj's (Urgent, Ghent)


This takes place at:
De Kreun
Conservatoriumplein 1
8500 Kortrijk


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Sunday 29 january 2012

UP YOURS! TRIBUTE-CD RELEASESHOW!!!
MATINEESHOW!!! DOORS @ 16.00!!!

We will be releasing the Up Yours! tribute CD on this show! Featuring 37 bands covering the wildest punk'n roll you can imagine. If you don't like it, you can just fuck off!!

Featuring short & snappy sets by the following brilliant & elevated bands and combos:

VVOVNDS
Too late for the comp?

Capital Scum
Too old for any trend?

Abracadavre
Too soon for the bassdude?

Goodhead
Too cool for lemmy?

Speedozer
Too fast for the furious?


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Friday 10 february 2012

HERÄTYS
Herätys are a Swedish hardcore band who have listened to their fair share of Totalitär and 80s Finnish punk, combining the two into an energetic and classic sounding hardcore style. For some reason all of their songs are in Finnish too, but I guess that just makes it better because Finnish was meant to be yelled.


HARDA TIDER
Hårda Tider is a hardcore band from Malmö, southern sweden. They’re one of the best bands in the swedish hardcore scene today, mostly because their shows fucking rule



YOUTH AVOIDERS
Blending Hardcore and Punk into a very seamless sound that holds the passionate fury of early hardcore while having enough jangly guitars and attitude to make No Hope For the Kids & Autistic Youth feel a bit envious; Youth Avoiders come straight at you, hit you, and keep on rolling throughout


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Tuesday 28 february 2012

THE BLOODY HOLLIES
The Bloody Hollies are an American punk blues band from Buffalo, NY who formed in 2000. Ever since they made their fiery presence felt in their native rust belt hometown, they have excelled as one of the premier rock ‘n’ roll bands in the country. With their second album “Fire At Will” album receiving praise as one of the most viscous rock albums to come out in a long time, the band’s sound continues to evolve into an even greater sonic explosion. Sometimes referred to as garage rock, punk, or the blues, The Bloody Hollies embody what great rock ‘n’ roll should sound like: loud, brash, energetic, hypnotic, and to-the-point!


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Thursday 1 march 2012

NOEM
German Noise-Punk band, featuring members of PRESS GANG, HERPES and DISCO VIETNAM. In a similar vein as bands like PISSED JEANS, late-period BLACK FLAG, HELMET, and with nods to the MELVINS as well as JESUS LIZARD.


DRAMAMINE
People from IDLE HANDS and PRESS GANG with kinda different stuff. Reminds us of old heroes like SHOTMAKER, various Dischord or Gravity records band and also the mighty JESUS LIZARD. Complex groovy and noisy guitar sounds with nice melodies and an energetic drummer.


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Sunday 4 march 2012

FAG COP
Noisy lo-fi punk rock’n’roll


CATHOLIC SPRAY
french garage pop trashy band from paris, formed in 2010
some members are also plaiying in zyklon beach and strange odd mysteries

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23 YEARS THE PITS:

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Friday 9 december 2011


LENG TCH'E
Leng Tch’e the band formed in early 2001, basing their own hybrid of grindcore on bands such as Regurgitate, Hemdale, Nasum and Blood Duster and mixing it all up with some stoner / rock / hardcore influences, the band baptized their own unique style, now known as ‘razorgrind’.



MURDER INTENTIONS
Pissed off fucking deathgrind



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Saturday 10 december 2011

Pits will be open from 14.00, doors for show @ 19.30


CRASH NORMAL
Between garage-punk and electro trash. Crash Normal is a duo. These guys drop their sound of rusty nails that hit the audience like rain... Echos and reverbs fight, the drum machine gets killed by the fuzz pedal. Low frequencies slither around you like a snake. No bassplayer. Only two guitars to fill the space left in the room. Real drums win the battle over drum machines at the end. Head band from the new norvegien records label Compost Modern Art recordings, they shared the bill with Sic alps, The Intelligence, Alan Vega, Ty Segall, The Mayyors, The Spits, Kid congo, Davila 66, BBQ, Wounded Lion, Human Eyes, the Cave, Crystal Stilts...



MARIA GORETTI QUARTET
Postpunk/No Wave like The Ex, Dog Faced Hermans, ...
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Sunday 11 december 2011

Pits will be open from 13.00, doors for show @ 19.30


Starting from 13.00: RECORD FAIR + FOOD
Distro's are welcome to sell their records, cd's & whatever! Send us a message if you are coming with you distro! @ jenci.thepits(@)hotmail.com

Also welcome: people who want to sell their records or shirts or whatever.

In the meantime you can also enjoy a nice vegetarian or not-vegetarian meal by the lovely Bert & Gwen.



Starting from 19.30

BLACKUP
Think Wipers/Baseball Furies/Hex Dispensers. Featuring ex-members from FIFTY FOOT COMBO, THE FEATHER, and WOLFEN. Just coming back from their tour with Hot Snakes!!!

THE PUPILS
From Paris. The Pupils' first LP delivers ten slices of Punk Rock'n'Roll that would've been at home at Le Gibus back in 1977.
Yet it doesn't sound retro, it just kicks ass at 45 rpm! Think missing link between '76 Saints and Asphalt Jungle if you really need to. Half the songs would've made a great single A-side, the other half sounds like good B-sides: that's what we call a sweet deal! They prove that real teenagers can rock as good as guys in their 30's (or is it 40's these days') in 2011!

Wednesday 26 october 2011


J.C. SATÀN

Similarities to THEE OH SEES can be pinpointed, but in concept alone. This is by no means a band who’s latching on to a current sound in any way. There are more Black Lips imitators out there now than there ever was for the Oblivians/ Gories, but J.C. Satàn has avoided trends and triteness to develop into a completely mature unit, defining their own style, and have wound up in a league of their own. Musically the melod
ies have more in common with the darker psych melodies of Can (“She Brings The Rain” especially), Os Mutantes (“Ave Lucifer,” specifically), The Beatles (“Sun King,” one of “Abbey Road’s” most beautifully haunting moments) and perhaps even Pink Floyd at their moodiest. “Sick of Love” transports you, grinning, through a maze of sunshine, nitrous oxide and mushrooms, then crescendos and climaxes into a wall of gorgeous-yet-hateful mid-tempo feedback driven fist shakers a la the Jesus and Mary Chain, reminding you that this is more about just being pretty. It’s also about being ugly and unloved, yet strong enough to to fight against the darkness like a superhero.
DEAD CONVICTS
New punkkids on the block, getting better and better with each show




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Monday 31 october 2011



Bang Zoom Noise Productions icw Vlas Vegas presents live @ De Kreun:
SAVIOURS
Inspired by all kinds of metal, from ’70s doom, NWOBHM, Bay Area Thrash to early black metal, as well as that which informed West Coast hardcore punk and skate culture (think Black Flag and BL’AST!), SAVIOURS effortlessly mix punishing riffs and venomous lyrics to lead the charge of today’s young, hungry metal elite.
BLACK HAVEN
Drawing influences from bands such as Tragedy, Integrity and Entombed into one tight oiled machine making these guys a serious jawdropping band.

THIS SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE AT DE KREUN:

De Kreun
Conservatoriumplein 1
Kortrijk
Belgium

Info & tickets - www.dekreun.be




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Friday 4 november 2011


DESTRUCTION UNIT
In the punk-rock prime of his youth, Ryan Rousseau (aka Elvis Wong) saw himself cutting his teeth as the drummer for the Wongs, eventually hooking up with Jay Reatard to play in the Reatards, and dividing his time between the former band in Arizona and the latter in Memphis. Ryan soon recorded the first Destruction Unit 7”, a blistering slab of synth-punk, which eventually led Ryan to Tuscon’s drony, synth-heavy
Digital Leather. Ryan in turn filled in from time to time on drums for Jay and Alix’s Angry Angles, and eventually found himself recording two more LPs under the Destruction Unit moniker with help from Jay and Alicja starting up the southwestern punk act Tokyo Electron, and exploring his more melodic, post-punk roots with Earthmen and Strangers. After the death of Jay Reatard in early 2010, Ryan resurrected Destruction Unit, this time emphasizing more psych/kraut/desert rock influences on their first LP, Eclipse, in FDH Records. For their second LP, Sonoran, due out in April from Volar Records, the group has almost completely stripped away whatever synth-punk leanings they were holding on to, creating a purely “desert-at-night” psych/kraut/space-rock album best enjoyed on the long nightly drives through the barren wastelands of the Southwest.
RÄPE BLOSSOMS
Noisepunk for fans of Liars, These Arms Are Snakes and more!!! First record out now on Vlas Vegas records!!!


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Tuesday 8 november 2011


JACK OBLIVIAN
Jack Oblivian (b. Jack Yarber), is an singer-songwriter & guitarist, based in Memphis, TN, USA. He was a founding member of the garage-bands: The Compulsive Gamblers & The Oblivans - He, currently, fronts Jack O & Tennessee Tearjerkers.
HARLAN T. BOBO
The new Americana. Dylan meets Waits meets lost love by the railroad tracks. Backed by members of the Reigning Sound, F*ck and Viva l’American Deathray Music, and recorded at Easley McCain Studio, Harlan’s record has already been hailed as the best Memphis record of the last five years by the Memphis Flyer. And rightfully so- it’s a purely, perfectly American album, wide open and alone with touches of melancholy, paranoia, loneliness, despair and simple hope coloring every little moment. Love will do that to you.

LIMESLimes are a Memphis, TN (USA) garage rock band with country inflections and a loose, cool vibe.


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Tuesday 15 november 2011


BARE WIRES
An onslaught of infectious garage-pop





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Wednesday 16 november 2011


CIVIL CIVIC
Mixing jaggedly progressive post-punk guitar, jamming melodic fuzz bass and pummelling drum machine beats, delivered in a no-frills lo-fi-pop package, these Europe-based Australian instrumentalists have tapped their own original sound, emailing tracks back and forward, reconstructing and tweaking the others contributions, and minimising the possibility of rehearsal room punch-ups.

Shunning vocals to make more room for their soaring distortions, Civil Civic rejected the idea of a front man and instead created ‘The Box’. Part evil drum machine, part hobo light-show, all road-case, The Box completes the Man-Machine tryptic.

It seems that with their grisly arsenal of melody, noise, tricky bits, thuggy bits and that big horse-syringe full of type-O FUN, they’re determined to cement their reputation as “the thinking persons party band”, whatever the cost to themselves, music or humanity at large.



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Saturday 19 november 2011


CLOSURE
Closure is a hardcore band from Leeds, U.K. who come from the Crossed Out-school of powerviolence-influenced hardcore, much in the same vein as Boston's Scapegoat.



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Tuesday 22 november 2011


TV BUDDHAS

A three-way powerhouse from Tel Aviv, Israel, comprising of the brothers Uri and Mickey Triest and Juval Haring. Their raw, intense, completely involving live show in addition to their somewhat geeky and shy demeanor, brings together the simplicity of The Ramones, the explosiveness of The MC5 and the anti-rock’n'roll subject matter of The Modern Lovers.



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Sunday 27 november 2011


THEE SPIVS!
This is one of the most talked about bands you’ve never heard of, Thee Spivs have been playing raw and primal garage punk music all over London for the last three years in any venue, party or street that will take them.





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Tuesday 29 november 2011


DEFECT DEFECT

New band from members and ex-members of The Observers and Autistic Youth so you know exactly what to expect from these guys and that is melody driven hardcore punk impregnated with grime and dark vibe.

AUTISTIC YOUTH

Driving, melodic punk/hardcore with dark, swirling undercurrents. Catchy but not at all vapid. Sounding like a cross between Portland, Southern California, and Copenhagen, you could compare this to bands like Observers/Red Dons, No Hope For The Kids, Articles Of Faith, Reagan Youth, The Wipers, Adolecscents, etc.



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Wednesday 30 november 2011


M.OT.O.
MOTO stands for Masters Of The Obvious. Pretty much it’s Paul and whoever is playing with him at the time. Some people think Paul’s lyrics are too dirty but most people think they are funny. MOTO write songs that are catchy. That’s all that really matters. It all got started in the early 80’s in New Orleans. But then Paul moved somewhere else. MOTO have released dozens of albums, some cassette only, some CDs, some are little vinyl discs like this one. You’ve probably never heard of MOTO. It’s a good thing that now you know. They got tons of other releases. Go find some!


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Friday 2 december 2011


THE IRRITONES
70s influenced punk rock from France with ex members of Hatepinks and The Aggravation.



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Tuesday 11 october 2011


LOS VIGILANTES
Dirty Garage Rock From Puerto Rico!!! Accept no imitations!
THE SKEPTICS
This is complete "Cryptic Teen Trash Fuzz-Punk" with primitive drumming, lots of dirty fuzz and creepy vocals, think about bands like The Outta Place, The (early) Morlocks, The Gruesomes etc... Got to dig it!




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Friday 14 october 2011

WEEKEND NACHOSWeekend Nachos is a hardcore/powerviolence band from Illinois.
CANCER CLAN
Melodic crusty grindcore with a metal feel to it. Featuring Cyness members.



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Monday 17 october 2011


INSERVIBLES
Furious, reverb-drenched punk-hardcore-garage from Mexico, influenced -in their own words- by Void, Septic Death, Indigesti & GG Allin. They have records out on Shogun, Captcha, and I believe their LP is coming out on La Vida Es un Mus & Shogun.



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Wednesday 19 october 2011


WOMAN
The lower east side rears its ugly head in a way not heard in almost two decades. Beat down junkie punk that has the Blacksnakes at heart and that Scientists styled filth caking up its yellowed fingernails. The charred remains of R.S. Howard lie in the trunk of this steel beast… Tuck n’ roll interior stuffed with shit, mud and even more drugs. Evil. Death. Dirge.



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Sunday 23 october 2011

Matineeshow!!! Doors @ 15.00
CRUCIAL SECTION
80s Japanese hardcore-thrash survivors
REPROACH
skate thrash hardcore punk from overpelt!
VOGUE
Pompshit!



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Friday 2 september 2011


CAREER SUICIDE
Career Suicide have made a name for themselves playing purist hardcore punk influenced by the genre’s pioneers as well as drawing heavily on influences spanning first wave punk and savage 60’s garage from North America and the UK.

IDIOT TALK

These youths sing about typical teenage topics and play 80's style hardcore punk. Think Circle Jerks, Wasted Youth, Minor Threat etc.



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Sunday 11 september 2011


MY DISCO

Founded in 2003, Melbourne, Australia's My Disco have spent nearly a decade defining and refining their sound in a way that defies rock music's most enduring tropes. Each new album finds them subtracting a little more, applying minimalist instincts to relentless, stripped-bare post-punk grooves. The result is a hypnotic, almost subconscious body music that lives and breathes with the persistent repetition of a heartbeat
and the menacing precision of a sniper.
PTTRNS
PTTRNS play angular and rhythmic punk rock songs, which are sung by all. Their first releases were a quickly sold out self titled cassette on their own Ursa Minor Musik label, as well as their vinyl debut; seven inches of plastic, possibly partly about people they adore, called ‘People I Adore’, on UMM and Altin Village & Mine. PTTRNS are equal parts colors, shapes and instants. PTTRNS have the desire to make music a communal and fun experience. PTTRNS are bass and grooves and polyrhythms and repetitions.






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Wednesday 14 september 2011

De Kreun icw The Pit's:


TWEAK BIRD
Tweak Bird is a brother duo consisting of Caleb and Ashton Bird. Produced under the helm of Deaf Nephews (Melvins’ Dale Crover and Altamont’s Toshi Kasai), the duo’s debut is a sweeping seven-song intro to a band exploring the depths of heavy experimental, progressive, and psych-infused rock. A sort of musical Armageddon that’s constantly on the horizon, looming.
Their third gig in Kortrijk so far .... Those who saw the at the Strip (rip) or at Vlas Vegas Sinxen fest know that this band is a total winner !!


BARN BURNER
From the metal loving city of Montreal comes one of the most killer riff machines this side of the 3 headed love child of Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Fu Manchu. Barn Burner have been cruising around Canada over the past few years spreading their love of the riff, good times and are ready to spread their beard encrusted rock to the rest of the world.

This show will take place at:
De Kreun
Conservatoriumplein 1
Kortrijk, Belgium
doors 20h00 - first band at 20h30 !!
Tickets : www.dekreun.be
7 (Pit's + Kreun/4x4 members) / 10 euro / 13 euro




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NEW DATE!!!!!

Friday 16 september 2011


WHEELS ON FIRE
Wheels on Fire, a four-piece band from Ohio (USA), has been described as Elvis Costello meets the Stooges. With no bass player, the band’s rhythm section relies instead on Matt Chaney’s primal drumbeats and Susan Musser’s wailing keys to build a frenzied, rhythmic scream. Mike Chaney and John Garris add to the howling with their blistering guitars and dual lead vocals as they sing songs about sex, UFOs and the teenage blues. Honing their live shows in support of acts such as King Kahn and the Shrines, Jack-O and The Tennessee Tearjerkers, Rivercity Tanlines and the Reigning Sound, Wheels on Fire has emerged as a razor sharp, blood letting rock’n’roll machine.
THEE MARVIN GAYS
garage punk influenced by the 60’s music and 70’s punk. Bands like the 13th Floor elevators, Can, Love, Greatful Dead, the Standells, the kinks, the Seeds, the Gories, television personalities, Thee Headcoats, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground but also bob dylan, neil young, nick drake, woody guthrie, robert johnson and brazilian alternative porn soundtracks.




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Friday 23 september 2011


GLAM
A spanish DIY hardcore punk band born from the ashes of Über.

ANXIETY ATTACK

Boston-styled 80s Hardcore/Punk from Lille, France. Just released an amazing 7" and played an awesome set with Nihil Baxter & The Crackups some months ago in your favorite shithole!



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Friday 30 september 2011


DIRECT CONTROL
Taking queues from the meaner side of that era (bands like The Fix, CIA,Koro and Poison Idea), Direct Control captures the attitude and essence of those classic bands almost perfectly with a combination of biting, sarcastic wit, and spiteful lyrics overtop a non-stop barrage of fast hardcore insanity. Direct Control could probably take a lot of the credit (or blame) for the recent resurgence of no-bs, no-frills fast 80s influenced hardcore.

NIGHT BIRDS
Night Birds is a surf-influenced punk band from Jersey Shore, NJ / Brooklyn, NY.



CITIZENS PATROL

This young Netherlands band comes roaring out of the gates with raw and fast thrashy hardcore and not bad thrash either. Comparison wise? Hard to say, it reminds me of a faster Direct Control but with an almost Urban Waste vibe due to the recording but it goes by so fast like Koro (not that good though) its unreal.




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Tuesday 4 october 2011


URBAN JUNIORWith a unique approach to the one-man band concept, Urban Junior creates his signature sound with a guitar, drum kit, synth, and megaphone. And that signature sound has been referred to by Urban Junior's label Voodoo Rhythm as "Swiss-spankin'-electro-trash-garage-boogie-disco-blues-punk!" Couldn't have put it any better myself.
THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH
Firstly inspired by country gold such as Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and David Allan Coe, TBAY develops a mixture of grooves passing through 70's rock of Lynyrd and Zeppelin era, coming back to primitiveness of delta blues fathers and moving towards something muddier and overwhelming.



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Wednesday 5 october 2011

The Pit's icw Sabotage bookings presents:ACEPHALIX
Brutal Punk/Metal band on Southern Lord from San Francisco, CA formed in 2007. They unleash a punishing combination of low end metallic distortion, pummeling riffs and gnarled vocals. Influence comes from all over the map of extreme music-from CELTIC FROST to CRO-MAGS to Discharge to Bolt Thrower. Prepare for total audial annihilation!
CRIATURAS
It’s punk, it’s hardcore, and it sounds like nothing else out there. CRIATURAS hails from Austin, TX, and some of them have been in other bands you know and probably like, but it doesn’t matter ’cause this shit is head and shoulders above almost every other release that will come out in 2011, and that’s a promise. A flawless example of everything I love about music. Period.






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Saturday 7 october 2011


Doors @ 18.30 - FREE SHOW!!!!

BLHC & Awesome Vision records present:

TIENES BIRTHDAY SHOW
(a free show)

THE GOHARDS!
Local partymachine, when they're playing the pits it's everytime legen, wait for it, dary!
When you describe the gohards! you just think 80's hardcore 77's punk!
They're awesome!

BITE DOWN
Antwerp, TRASH OR DIE. Pits go WILD!!!!


DR. SCHNABEL
Snotty and trashy oldschool hardcore with a crazy asian kid on vocals. Expect some crazy things going on during the show!


NERVEWRECK

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Tuesday 2 august 2011


ABSURDO
Relatively new band from Barcelona, with members of other bands like OTAN, No Caos, Crosta, Peste and more. The play traditional raw spanish hardcore in the vein of GRB... yeah, they remind me GRB a lot.


CROSTA
Punk from Barcelona, think Eskorbuto & others!




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Friday 19 august 2011


MOUTH
Raw hardcore/powerviolence from the UK!
VALHALLA PACIFISTS
Raw fucking thrashcore from the UK!




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Saturday 27 august 2011


CRIMEN
Raging punk from Mexico!!! First LP "Es Una Vil Mentira Que Todo Va A Estar Mejor" out now! With artwork by Guillem from Destino Final!
EDITH & TWO MAN'S
Raw & thrashy hardcore punk from Tournai.




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Sunday 28 august 2011


LECHEROUS GAZE
"If you took your record collection and your dad's record collection, combined them, weeded out the shitty ones you and he bought to impress some chick, then played all the sweet ones at the same time on some epic ass stereo, it might sound half as bad ass and balls deep as the Lecherous Gaze." Featuring members of Annihilation Time!!!
DANAVA
An American hard rock band from Portland, Oregon. Their music fits into the categories of heavy metal, progressive, and psychedelic rock. They take influence from early hard rock, progressive rock and heavy metal.

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Thursday 28 july 2011

SHIT AND SHINE
Who are Shit and Shine? A bizarre London/Texas hybrid of weird shit currently causing a stir down London way that’s who.

Having been lauded as the band of Sonar 2006, and following two sold out releases on Riot Season & Latitudes, Shit and Shine return with their debut album proper ‘Jealous Of Shit And Shine’. Taking a slightly more mature musical stance, ‘Jealous Of Shit And Shine’ is equal parts Strangulated Beatoffs, Butthole Surfers, Merzbow, Melvins and Boredoms - fusing sonic blasts and monster riffs into a hearty brew. Having already gained a cult following due to their legendary one riff / multi-drummer live shows - and from sharing stages with Acid Mothers Temple, Lightning Bolt, Sunn O))) and Earth and more.
VANDAL X
Known since 1994 as a 2-man-noisegenerating-army. Born in Belgium. Worked with Steve Albini. Played with Fugazi, Tomahawk, Girls Against Boys, Todd, Sonic Youth, Trans Am, Unsane, Barkmarket and Alec Empire (that last one, by the way, sucked). Only two guys? Really! Pissed off? Fuck yeah! 'All Lined Up Against The Wall' is the album that sets the record straight. This is what Vandal X is about: extremely hard, dirty and aggressive. Expect raw, unpolished, minimalist noisecore and 100% pure hate driven live shows! First liveshow in almost two years!




Sunday 17 july 2011

FLYING OVER
Falling somewhere in between straight-up retro '77 and Killed By Death Euro-punk, Flying Over throws it back to the days when the likes of TV Killers and Gasolheads ruled the French punk scene. Boasting fantastic names (Jet Boy, Jet Girl, Gun Boy, Hero Boy) and unassailable influences (Saints, Sex Pistols, Kids, Vibrators), these Frenchie punk n' rollers could very well induce a worldwide revival of pogo dancing. So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen: Flying Over does old style punk right.
DUSTY DANDY
Matt the Crusher, Kicking the drums for the Lipstick Vibrators (Paris) becomes Dusty Dandy, a one man band lost in the crossroads of electric blues ans sixties garage, striped with a touch of feverish grunge. Mostly inspired by Leadbelly, Hasil Adkins and the MC5, Brian Jones as well as the Gun Club and Mudhoney, Dusty Dandy offers an eclectic one man show.




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Monday 18 july 2011


LA URSS
La Urss is a ironic, provocative and politically incorrect punk band. The members are 20-21 years old. They live in Granada but they come from Malaga and Triana cities. Their influences are 80's iberic punk like TNT or KGB and have been inspired of 77's punk bands like The Kids, Heartbreakers, Sex Pistols, Pack, Blitz, Dead boys ...

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Friday 24 june 2011

THE SKEPTICSThis is complete "Cryptic Teen Trash Fuzz-Punk" with primitive drumming, lots of dirty fuzz and creepy vocals, think about bands like The Outta Place, The (early) Morlocks, The Gruesomes etc... Got to dig it!



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Tuesday 28 june 2011

Bang Zoom Noise Productions (The Pit's) and GELUIDSOVERLAST!!! present:
THOU
Thou's brand of completely fucked, crawling punk bayou sludge, drenched in raw crude oil and growing from the destruction of a world slammed by the most brutal storms on earth multiple times every year is definitely one of the most interesting, heavy, relentless flavors of doom around. In a genre plagued by repetition (not just of the same chord over and
over again) and me-too bands, Thou is a glowing fucking beacon of rad. They're one of the few that manages to not just incorporate, but expand upon their many and varied influences (Can you say Minor Threat, Mayhem, and Sabbath) as opposed to so many other bands that just re-hash, the result being something that's never boring and always heavy.


MOLOCH
Unholy, agitated hate-sludge from the UKs rich breeding grounds! Four tracks of feedback, depression, minor groove fluctuations and Strep throat screaming following in the trendsetting paths blazed by DYSTOPIA, CAVITY, SEVEN FOOT SPLEEN and GOATSBLOOD. Your skin will need a guaranteed sandblasting after one listen! So fortunately for you, a sandblaster is not included, thus leaving MOLOCHs fetid stink to follow you everywhere that you decide to show your ugly face from here to eternity! Only true sludge extremists dare apply.


THE MISANTHROPIC DANCE BAND WILL PLAY THEIR GREATEST HITS WHEN ALL THE LONERS OF THE WORLD UNITE
Local drunks & doom!!!!

THIS SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE @ CINÉPALACE:
CinéPalace
Zwevegemsestraat 13
Kortrijk, Belgium


DOORS: 19h00 - FIRST BAND: 19h15

PRICE: 5€ (Pit's & Cinépalace members) / 6€ (non-members)



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Thursday 30 june 2011


THE HARD-ONS
The Hard-Ons are a punk rock band from Sydney, Australia that originally formed in 1981. They have been called Australia's most commercially successful independent band, with over 250,000 total record sales.



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Friday 8 july 2011
STRANGE HANDS
Their brand of maverick lunacy produces a real fresh breath of garage-fumes, as a sharp contrast to the heaps of rubbish and cheap music out there. A touch of psyche here, a little freak-out there.... hmmm oui oui, cette garcons certainly know how to rocque!

Lucas, Melvyn & Victor created the garage sound of Strange Hands back in 2008. Interested in psychedelic experiences & 60s music in general, they decided to keep the band as caveman-esque as possible. So no bass, so yes twelve string guitare, guitare, drums, organ. And always from the depths of the soul of Mr Reverb himself. Yes, this could well be the sound of this summer, the kind of stuff that'll blow you straight out of your Birkenstocks!


REGAL
New & exciting garagerock from France



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Thursday 9 june 2011

DEEP SLEEP

Deep Sleep are a hardcore/punk band from Baltimore, MD. They pride themselves on playing some raw, spiteful, in your face hardcore punk rock. Drawing some heavy influences from classic 80’s SoCal punk bands such as the Descendents and Adolescents, their critics note how they’re able to still maintain a healthy dose of originality. They have released 3 seven inchers & a CD called “Three Things at Once” (homage to Descendents “Two Things at Once” CD) which compiles all three of their 7” releases.
DON'T NEED YOU
New hardcore punk band from Lille!! Featuring members of Teenage Wasteland, Anxiety Attack, ...



Monday 6 june 2011

SOCIAL CIRCKLE

Social Circkle is an American hardcore punk band from Mass who formed in 2006 and put out a demo, which is available for download here. Since then they’ve released two 7” and a 12”, the first 7” was titled “Static Eyes”, and the second “I’ve Got Afflictions.” The 12” was titled “City Shock”.
+ CUT HERE!
A killer band from Belgium, Cut Here! plays fast and straight forward punk/hardcore in the vein of Negative Approach. Just released an excellent 7" on Who Cares Records!

Monday 30 may 2011

THE DIRT DAUBERS
"These musicians understand traditional music isn't about virtuosity; at no point did I feel like I was listening to the Joe Satriani of the fiddle, for example. Instead I felt a perfectly captured vibe of what I like best about Americana: short songs that tell stories about simple life, with rousing sing-a-longs, played on instruments that can be easily toted to the front porch on a particularly humid summer night. All that's missing are the cicadas, the kudzu and the aroma of tobacky."



Friday 20 may 2011


DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE
Dan Melchior has been publicly carving his own idiosyncratic path through so-called “garage rock” and various forms of American roots music for five years now - making appearances on over ten albums and a number of singles released on various independent labels. He has collaborated with Billy Childish and Bruce Brand of the recently extinct Headcoats and recorded and toured extensively with Holly Golightly of Thee Headcoatees. His solo releases have drawn from the work of maverick American folk musicians like Skip James, Fred McDowell, Dock Boggs and Robert Wilkins while retaining a sense of adventure and passion that is very often lost in the over reverent re-interpretations of a lot of mainstream modern musicians.


Friday 13 may 2011



Tribute sessions:

Doors: 18.00


One night full awesome bands playing the tunes of other awesome bands !!!

18h30 : Dead Convicts play Ramones
19h10 : Fundamental play Minor Threat
19h50 : Abracadavre play Misfits
20h30 : Priceduifkes play Reagan Youth
21h10 : The Gohards! play Circle Jerks

followed by a crazy skankin' and stompin afterparty wift DJ Jantie Flyer!!!

Entranceprice: 3 euro


Sunday 8 may 2011



Bang Zoom Noise presents live @ De Kreun:


MARK SULTAN (BBQ)

One half of the King Khan & BBQ Show and the infamous BBQ one man band. Singer/guitarist of Mind Controls. Drummer/singer of Les Sexareenos. Singer of The Spaceshits. Proving his reputation as one of the finest rock’n’roll singers and songwriters, but also expanding his repertoire by throwing experimental, psychedelic and punk rock into his trademark mix of RnB, garage, soul and real rock’n’roll.
OBITS (ex-Hot Snakes/Drive Like Jehu/Edsel)
Delivering taut, straightforward rock & roll with sharply interwoven guitar lines, muscular rhythms, and a melodic sense that splits the difference between indie rock and garage-influenced punk, Brooklyn, NY's the Obits are a band with an impressive pedigree -- guitarist and vocalist Rick Froberg was previously a member of Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes, while fellow guitarist and singer Sohrab Habibion is a veteran of Washington, D.C., indie rockers Edsel.
DAN SARTAIN
Dan Sartain is an American rock and roll musician from Birmingham, Alabama. His music encompasses a variety of genres including rockabilly and blues. After releasing two self-produced albums through independent record labels, his first commercially-available studio album Dan Sartain vs. the Serpientes was released in 2005 through San Diego, California-based Swami Records. This was followed by Join Dan Sartain in 2006, also on the Swami label. In 2007 Sartain toured as an opening act for The White Stripes and The Hives. Dan release a new single on Jack White's Third Man Records also produced by White entitled, "Bohemian Grove"


TWO TEARS
Two Tears is Kerry Davis’ “one lady band” that’s been kicking around the world for years (debut album Enjoy Yourself released 2004), sometimes with a rotating cast of supporting musicians, playing a kind of modern garage/punk-influenced rock n’ roll that she has described as “Bananarama meets Kim Deal meets ’60s garage rock.” Davis has been strumming for 16 years, and played previously with the all-female punk outfit Red Aunts, had a stint as a drummer in The Screws, and was most recently in Beehive and the Barracudas.

Thursday 5 may 2011
NEON MANIACS

Wonderful Buzzcocks-style punk band. Like the Buzzcocks, they combine heavy, buzzsaw guitar with sweet (and deceptively complex) vocal melodies... seriously, most of these releases are dead ringers for Love Bites-era Buzzcocks. For fans of The Briefs, The Aversions, ...



Saturday 30 april 2011

THE LAST KILLERS

And here comes another great example that wild 60's inspired garage-beat isn't dead. Can you imagine what happens if three young rock'n'roll fanatics from Italy plug their Gretsch geetar into a Vox AC30, scream as loud as they can, do the twist on their Farfisa organ and kick the big beat as hard as possible? You probably listen to the killer debut album '3 Bombs over Berlin' by the LAST KILLERS then. This little fuzz drenched masterpiece delivers a steamin' mix of raw r'n'b, primitive garage-punk and hot soul action you need to hear to believe and it's a true must have for all you DOWNLINERS SECT, HYPSTERZ, OBLIVIANS & UNTOLD FABLES devotees out there. Let's start the party and shake, shake, shake with the incredible LAST KILLERS


Thursday 28 april 2011

Doors @ 19.00

KING LOUIE'S MISSING MONUMENTSIt's long been apparent that Louie's lyrical aspirations climb higher than the average garage rock plateaus. King Louie and the Loose Diamonds, the final platter released by the late, lamented Empty Records, displayed a startlingly mature, developed and nuanced sensibility. His compositions transcend genre to nest comfortably in the grand tradition of plain spoken American songwriting. Louie would -- and probably should -- laugh at such high-falutin’ praise. But dammit, there's veracity in them thar words. The dude can write a song with lyrics that pack a punch and tell the truth.


COMBOMATIX
Young duo from Rennes, France who play messed-up trashy Garage Punk. Think early-Magnetix, Gories, Oblivians, Oh-Sees... as played by Supercharger (after firing Greg Lowery)!

TEENAGE MOONLIGHT BORDERLINERS
Raw & dirty garagepunk! Nothing more, nothing less!




Saturday 23 april 2011

CHUCK DAMAGE

Drunken, out of control, anti-social Hardcore Punk from Münster/Germany.
GREEDY MISTRESS

The one and the only Sex-ploitation Rock Band. For fans of Antiseen, Jack Saints, ...



Saturday 16 april 2011

The Pits ICW RocknRolla vzw (Aarsfest) presents:

THE SURF RATS

The Surf Rats have been touring and recording their own unique style of psychobilly since the dawn of the UK scene in the early 1980’s. The band’s original line-up recorded two classic “must-have” psychobilly albums for Lost Moment Records.
During the decline of the psychobilly scene in the 1990’s, the original line-up continued to perform and record under different names, moving more towards a rockabilly sound. Driven by frontman Gaz Marson (songwriter, guitar, and vocals), the band toured extensively in America in 2001 and 2002 as the Love Cowboys. With the new rockabilly/psychobilly sound, The Love Cowboys were on tour promoting their release of two albums. The last album, Sex Kill A GoGo, was released exclusively for the US market on Big Bender Records.
In 2008, Gaz Marson put together a new line-up with the well known talents of both Fantomas on bass (Kings of Nuthin’/ex-F.Flintstones and Astro Zombies) and Gaybeul on drums (Sex Toys, ex-Astro Zombies and Rhumba Kings). The Surf Rats have always been a progressive band with an original sound but now are bigger, better and faster than ever. Although the band has maintained their psychobilly roots, they didn’t comeback copying their old material from the 80’s. The new sound fits in with today’s psychobilly genre and is also attracting audiences through out the rock n’ roll scenes.


Friday 15 april 2011

COUGHRichmond’s COUGH delivers thoroughly massive, psychedelic doom on their aptly titled Relapse debut ‘Ritual Abuse’. The albums five epic tracks are impenetrable walls of sludge; at points suffocating and claustrophobic, at others warped and hallucinogenic. ‘Ritual Abuse’ is an impressive monolith of sound and volume, and one of the finest moments yet of 21st century doom.


+ LIGHTBEARER

New and exciting band from Essen, Germany. Sounds like a mix of Down and Crowbar!



Wednesday 13 april 2011

THEE SPIVSThis is one of the most talked about bands you’ve never heard of, Thee Spivs have been playing raw and primal garage punk music all over London for the last three years in any venue, party or street that will take them.



3rd time they will play in The Pits, last time were gonna do them for some time! Come check them out in your favorite shithole now you still can!


WHITE FANGS
New & wild garagerockband from Brussels! Featuring members from The Wild Zeros, Warm Toy Machine, ...



Thursday 31 march 2011

STEVE ADAMYK BAND
Steve Adamyk Band is 3/4 members of Sedatives. They have three 7”s out on Ptrash, Red Lounge and one coming out on Taken By Surprise! This is some pretty rad powerpop similar to Pointed Sticks, The Boys and The Exploding Hearts.


+ SONIC AVENUES
This is slick punk-rock, with a great reverence for pop music songwriting. Think of the UNDERTONES and STEVE ADAMYK BAND plus MARKED MEN in one bed and you come very close to how great this record really is. Why can't music always be this great? A totally satisfying sound! A great Friday night solution for any tin-banger, house-spouse or desk jockey.


Sunday 27 march 2011

MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
Most Precious Blood are a band formed in New York City out of the ashes of an older hardcore punk band named Indecision. They blend the song structures of hardcore with the assault of heavy metal.


Friday 25 march 2011

SNIFFING GLUESniffing Glue started in spring 2006 to waste you and your friends with furious early-eighties influenced hardcore… They got a bunch of releases, including one with our friends in Press Gang!


+ GET WISE

Old school hardcore!!



Friday 18 march 2011

De Kreun presents icw The Pit's :
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ERIC DAVIDSON (usa, New Bomb Turks !! ) PRESENTS "We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001":
ERIC DAVIDSON -- rock writer and former lead singer of Columbus, Ohio, punk band, New Bomb Turks -- will be hitting the stage to tell tales about his new book, We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001, the first history of 1990s garage punk. But leave your pipe and corduroy jacket at home, and bring a thirsty liver and your stomping boots, because this ain't your usual haughty Q&A. Eric will read a bit from the book, talk shit, and take questions and insults from the crowd.
BOOK PRESENTATION

JOHNNY TROTTLE (uk)
Johnny Throttle formed in 2008 and have been playing drunken, beer-soaked gigs regularly since then. They are fronted by ex-Parkinsons singer Afonso, and have former members of Menace, Shakin' Nasties, Jackoffs and Urban Shocks in the band. They play snotty, moronic and straight-to-the-point punk. Live, they bang out a furious 20-minute set of short and catchy Slaughter and the Dogs meet the Electric Eels type Punk Rock! This is probably London's best punk band, and definitely London's snottiest!
CONCERT

SWINGNIGHT WITH CRYPT DJ'S
Featuring DJ's: Dirk Crypt and Tim Warren from Crypt Records!!!!
Bringing you the best of swing/R&B/... that you can imagine!




THIS SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE AT DE KREUN:

De Kreun
Conservatoriumplein
8500 Kortrijk



Monday 14 march 2011


The Pit's icw Heartbreak Tunes presents:
COLISEUMNo frills, down to earth hardcore rock band that has already proved their immeasurable relevance to the scene with their lonely and continuous search for sincere ripped-down hardcore, enriched with dirty desert/southern rock-like riffs.

HESSIAN
Raging punkmetal for fans of Rise & Fall, Entombed, Nails, ... Featuring (ex-)members from Losing Streak, Kingdom, Black Haven, Black Heart Rebellion, ...


Sunday 13 march 2011
The Pits ICW Vlas Vegas presents a Red Tape double bill:


THE CITY KILL
are a young post-punk/noise-rock/drone band from Copenhagen, Denmark, made up of three Danes and an Australian. These three young Danes and one Australian mix their own brand of sinister, reverb-driven post-punk with the more classic influence of The Birthday Party, The Gun Club, Crime & the City Solution, Ennio Morricone, Nico and This Heat – droning walls of guitar noise and twang, whipped up around eerie vocals and subtle tribal drums.
The band formed in Copenhagen in late-2007, when school friends Bjarke, Tobias and Signe wound up making music together. The band received increasingly positive responses from their early shows, and a self-recorded demo from December 2007 got them positive reviews on the well respected transmission.nu and lowcut.dk music sites, and caused much talk in the Copenhagen underground rock community. They continued to operate and perform as a three-piece until October 2008, when they were joined by Matthew, an Australian musician new to Copenhagen. The City Kill released their self-titled debut LP in September 2009 on the Copenhagen-based Red Tape imprint, to positive reviews and strong sales. The album was recorded by Per Buhl Acs and mastered by Sods/Sort Sol/Bleeder Group legend Peter Peter. The band ended 2009 with several shows around Copenhagen, culminating in a show with Australian ATP recording artists The Drones at Vega, and a set at the inaugural Scream In the Dark festival, a two-day event held at Huset i Magstræde. The City Kill are ready to begin 2010, after emerging fresh from a two month hiatus, used to work on material for their follow-up album. After their recent show at Loppen with hyped US noise rockers Times New Viking, The City Kill are preparing to book shows throughout the spring and summer of 2010, in anticipation of the recording of their second album later in the year.

+ CHAINSAW EATERS
is a post-punk/new wave band from Copenhagen, formed in 2008 and consists of Kim Wolf (synthesizers/vocals) and Lars Buch (drums/sound effects). The music is a mixture of minimalistic new wave/electropunk and gloomy synth passages together with tight and steady drums. The lyrics deal with depression, nightmares, alienation and the condition of life and death. Chainsaw Eaters is influenced by the 80's post-punk/new wave scene and bands like Sods, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, New Order and Ballet Mécanique/Martin Hall.
The first release was a 12” split LP with the Danish post-punk band Melting Walkmen on the Danish label Red Tape in 2008. Since then the band has played several shows around Denmark. Chainsaw Eaters are releasing the 7” EP, ”Fragments Of Tomorrow” on Red Tape in October 2010.



Tuesday 8 march 2011

CRUSADERS OF LOVE

Crusaders Of Love released their near-flawless debut record Never Grow Up on Douchemaster records in March 2010. Eleven short and sweet tracks of bratty, garage influenced power-pop with heaps of hooks. Honestly, the songwriting craft on this record is second to none. The band has dispensed with anything that’s not 100% super catchy and not one melody goes to waste. At an economic 28 minutes it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome and leaves you eager to flip the record over and start the party all over again. It’s a true classic of the genre and must have for any fan of pure, unabashed power-pop.

CRANK

Dirty 60's style garage rock with members of Sonic Chicken 4!!!


Saturday 5 march 2011

The Pits icw Mindset Shows presents:

REPROACH

Raw and dirty hardcore punk!RAW POWER
Raw Power is part of Italy’s early 80s hotbed of hardcore punk. Their thick, raw, and raging sound became a trademark of Italian hardcore. Raw Power’s hardcore style is reminiscent of the classic southern California style with tasty metal leads, thrash beats and hardcore screams and little wasted space in the tight 90 to 120-second hyperspeed arrangements. If you l
...ike your hardcore pretty mean, you can’t go wrong with them.
TOGETHER
fast melodic hardcore from one of Germany's upcoming talents! Playing one show for you before going on tour in the UK. Check the complete stream of their latest EP on the I For Us Records myspace!
LAST STAND
first show ever of these h8000 new bloods! Prepare for mayhem, broken noses, bloody knuckles and bruised ribs! Last Stand is pure violence in the vain of Ceremony, Bracewar, Infest,... suit for yourself, it's hard and fast!




Monday 28 february 2011
Tyvek (US)

This scuzzy fuzzy detroit garage punk is so good it’ll make you shit your pants and bleed from your ears.

+ BLACKUP (be)

New & very exciting band from Ghent. Think Wipers/Baseball Furies/Hex Dispensers. Featuring ex-members from FIFTY FOOT COMBO, THE FEATHER, and WOLFEN.



Thursday 24 february 2011

THE CRACKUPS

Raw and dirty punk from a bunch of young kids. For fans of The Dwarves, New Bomb Turks, The Bronx, ...

+ NIHIL BAXTER

Nihil Baxter is a four piece thrash hardcore band from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Angry and fast songs about the Dalai Lama, drunk driving right wing politicians, internet rumours, unfunny asshole comedians, skateboarding, machoism, nationalism and making fun of scenestars!+ ANXIETY ATTACK
Let me introduce Anxiety Attack from Lille, France. This guys play Boston-styled 80s Hardcore/Punk and they do it a lot better than most bands. You definately have to check them out.




Friday 18 februari 2011

MURDERHORNOld skool based backspined hardcore for fans of Madball, Sick Of It All or Terror. Kings of the hill!


IDIOT TALK

New band from Lille bringing your raw hardcore punk with garage influences. Think Brutal Knights, Career Suicide, ...
EDITH & TWO MAN'S
Raw & thrashy hardcore punk from Tournai.


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Sunday 13 februari 2011

BLOODSHOT BILL (can)


Greasy Canadian has travelled on his own, playin' all over USA, Canada, Europe, Mexico...all sortsa places too, from big festivals to tiny bars to trailer parks & truck stops...Tours mostly as a one man band, but has bands too...He is currently banned from entering the USA...Has put out a buncha "music", and has alot more comin'...Has his own brand of hair grease, "Nice'n'Greasy", custom made for him by AGS, and it is without a doubt the best there is...Has a lotta side-bands you'll never hear ("thank god" sez you)....If he comes to your town and you want to make him happy, he likes spaghetti and meat alot, but not too much before the gig, please.



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Saturday 5 februari 2011

BLOOD CURSE (BE)

A BUNCH OF OLD SCHOOL PUNKROCKERS COME TOGETHER TO DO A HORRORPUNK PROJECT.THIS IS THE BIRTH OF BLOOD CURSE. ONCE THE CURSE GETS IN YOUR BLOOD IT WILL BURN YOUR GUTS OUT !!! THIS IS THE REAL RAW HORRORSTUFF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO WHEN HAVING SOME GOOD OLD GRAVEYARDSEX, HIHAAAAAAAA !!!! (members of Capital Scum)


+ RED LIGHT RUMORS (BE)
Euppa euppa eek, these 4 amigos sure are digging deep into the stinking crypts of rock n’roll dirtiness. With their own raunchy brand of rockacowpunkabillyhoot they deliver stomper after stomper that make you wanna shake your feet and grab that juicy butt cheek. Gadzooks! This definitely ain’t no collegerockcrap you turds! This is rock n ‘roll! For fans of Nine Pound Hammer, The Cramps, Hasil Adkins, ...


+ ABRACADAVRE (Be)
Putting the fun back in funeral

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Saturday 22 january 2011
JEFF The Brotherhood

Jeff The Brotherhood is Jake Orrall and Jamin Orrall , two brothers that play drums and guitar. They grew up in Tennessee making music and trying to have a good time. Since their inception they have been playing anywhere from house parties to rooftops, backyards, bars and art galleries and releasing their own records, tapes, comic books and home made videos.

The Brotherhood has been called “kraut punk”, “psychedelic grunge” and “
...noise pop” drawing comparisons to bands like Hawkwind, Wipers, and early Sonic Youth.

They have been carrying their heavy damage all over the country since 2006 and have shared bills with Oneida, Battles, Sonic Youth, Ex-Models, Jay Reatard, Black Pus and Dave Cloud. Their “we’ll play anywhere” attitude and frenetic live shows have earned them near legendary status in the clubs and basements of Nashville and beyond. With three guitar strings and a minimal drum kit, they manage to distill rock to its primal essence.

They just released two split seven inches, one with Sisters from Brooklyn and the other with Screaming Females from New Jersey. Their new full length “Heavy Days” will drop in October on their family run record label Infinity Cat Recordings.



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Saturday 15 januari 2011
DEAD ELVIS & HIS ONE MAN BAND


Back from the grave, takin’ care of business! Dead but still kickin’ ass!! Now this grave only fits one, one dead man’s feral howl, Guitar and a backbeat!… Dug up by ‘the undertaker’ in a desperate attempt to save what’s left of real rock ‘n roll!
It’s Dead Elvis and his one man grave!


+ WARM TOY MACHINE

wild garage 'n roll - tropical garage - blues trash.




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Thursday 6 januari 2011
LOVER! (us)


"More Psych Pop Weirdness from Rich Crook of Lost Sounds, Knaughty Knights, Reatards etc. fame. Space pop with great Guitar effects."




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zaterdag 18 december 2010

Outcast

zaterdag 12 december 2010

Sex Beet

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Destination Lonely

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Jerry Tropicana

zaterdag 11 december 2010

Thee Vicars

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Thee Spivs


vrijdag 10 december 2010


Gewapend Beton

+

Tarmak



woensdag 8 december 2010


Burning Love

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Your Highness

vrijdag 12 november 2010


The Pits ICW Geluidsoverlast presents /// Doors: 19.00 /// First band: 19.30


THE RITA (can) + OSCILLATING INNARDS (be) + UNEXAMINE (..)

THE RITA
The Rita is a Canadian harsh noise project that started in 1996. The Rita’s influences include Italian Giallo films, Great White and Bull sharks, the gillman, lake/sea monsters, and the female posterior; always striving for crunched out rumbling walls of noise.

OSCILLATING INNARDS
Jagged waves of noise punctuated by eerie samples.

UNEXAMINE
the solo harsh noise project of Charlie Mumma who plays drums in Knelt Rote, Sissy Spacek and V.H.A.B.
woensdag 10 november 2010
DAVILA 666 (puerto rico)

They have the talent and style to stand with scuzzy garage punk’s greatest heroes, melting hearts and faces from their home base in San Juan to Sarroch in Sardinia, Italy. The secret to their power lies in combining summery ’60s pop hooks with the loping garage riffs that keep their sound nice and gritty. Th...eir classically rock ‘n’ roll lyrics deal with important issues like sex, drugs and wolves, all of which sound especially compelling when sung in Sir Charles’ nasty nasal drawl.
zaterdag 6 november 2010
LOT LIZARDS (uk) + DEMON'S CLAWS (can)

Demon’s Claws were formed in 2004 with members of various Montreal garage bands: Skip Jensen of The Scat Rag Boosters on drums, Edmonton native Jeff Clark (vocals and guitar) from The Cut-Offs, Ysaël Pepin (bass) and Pat Météor (Les Météors) on guitar. They recorded their first demo with Edouard Laroque (Del-Gators, Scat Rag Boosters, member and recording engineer of many projects). Skip Jensen left the band to con...tinue on as one-man-band Skip Jensen & His Shakin’ Feet and Brian Hildebrand took over on drums. Brian was fresh outta The Confusers and a one-off, five show stint with Mark Sultan as Mind Controls (also with Ysaël). Demon’s Claws toured Europe in 2008 (April 25th to June 2nd) in support of their 2nd full-length LP Satan’s Little Pet Pig, an album that was a huge step forward in the development of the band. This LP was mastered by Jay Reatard and released on In The Red Records. New record “The Defrosting of Walt Disney” is due to be out in June 2010, again on In The Red.
dinsdag 2 november 2010
THE BLACK NEEDLES (bra)

THE BLACK NEEDLES
Amazing garagerock from Brazil! If you were there for the legendary show Los Explosivos did last year, these guys could probably do the same this year!
zondag 31 oktober 2010
TARN (..)
+ DIGITAL LEATHER (us)

vrijdag 22 oktober 2010
LOUD SQUIRT (nl)
+ COLA FREAKS (den)
dinsdag 19 oktober 2010
COKE BUST (can)
+ BRUTAL KNIGHTS (can)

COKE BUST
Coke Bust is a straight edge hardcore band from Washington, DC. They started in 2006 and have since gone on a bunch of tours, put out a demo 7”, an EP on thirdxparty records, and an LP on Six Weeks Records called, “Lines in the Sand.”

BRUTAL KNIGHTS
Brutal Knights are a punk band from Toronto, Canada. The band has been described as having a “raw” punk rock-and-roll sound reminiscent of early-1980s hardcore...
vrijdag 15 oktober 2010
DESTINO FINAL (sp)
+ VOGUE (be)

DESTINO FINAL
"Destino Final is the best hardcore band currently going. As cheesy as it sounds, seeing them live was transcendent. Their music is not of the foot-tapping sort and they make that obvious and their point was taken. While I realize that most people have not yet heard or seen Destino Final, if you have and you've been less than impressed with them, then I have to say that I don't believe, and therefore I cannot trust y...ou. Such is life." (Maximum Rock'n Roll)

VOGUE
Harsher, harder, rawer, unexpected tempo juggling, psychedelic shit ... Discontent in its purest form. It’s hard to make comparisons with other bands as there are so many sides to the record. If you are into PISSED JEANS, SSD, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, ANNIHILATION TIME or DEAD STOP, have a grip on this one. New record out soon on Hardware Records!
zondag 10 oktober 2010
J.C. SATAN (be)
+ CHEAP TIME (us)

J.C. SATAN
fuzzy and danceable, - boy/girl vocals, guitar, bass plus drums, a delightful garage punk river

CHEAP TIME
A combustive mix of glam rock riffs, power pop melodies, and lots of punk energy, Cheap Time are the brainchild of Jeffrey Novak, a Tennessee native who began playing in punk bands in his teens
vrijdag 8 oktober 2010
MODERN PETS (us)
+ DERBY DOLLS (ger)

MODERN PETS
Punk for fans of The Briefs, ... featuring members from Lights Out!

DERBY DOLLS
Female-fronted punk rock band from Germany!!! For fans of The Distillers, …
donderdag 7 oktober 2010
HJERTESTOP (den)
+ NIGHT FEVER (den)


NIGHT FEVER
Muscular, pissed off, confident, defiant and macho-esque hardcore to the nines. Think early 80s Boston HC fornicating with Zero Boys, Poison Idea and Void. In fact first time I've heard this I was thinking of a more cockrock-ish and slickly produced Void
zaterdag 2 oktober 2010

HESSIAN FIRST SHOW!!! /// Doors: 19.00


OATHBREAKER (be) + FUNDAMENTAL (be) + HESSIAN (be)

OATHBREAKER
One of Belgiums finest metallic hardcorebands around.
Think High on fire, Rise and fall… with the most evil, ear splitting female vocals you have ever heard

FUNDAMENTAL
...Local kids teamed up to play dark fast hardcore not unlike cursed. Released a demo last year and are currently in the process of writing and recording new songs.

HESSIAN
Members of The black heart rebellion, Black haven and ex Losing streak playing their first show here. Think Trap them, Converge
vrijdag 1 oktober 2010

SALVADOR CD RELEASE


SALVADOR (be)
+ ADOLINA (be)

SALVADOR is a post-rockish instrumental band with a hard rocking twist. They’re from Kortrijk, Belgium, same town as Hitch, Hawai, Galatasaray, Nomad, … They’ve existed since the end of 2005. Salvador released their first EP in November 2007

ADOLINA = Isis fucked by Fugazi
donderdag 30 september 2010

THE REAL NUMBERS (us)
+ WHEELS ON FIRE (us)

zondag 26 september 2010
THE BULEMICS (us)

THE BULEMICS are a four piece punk rock outfit hailing from Austin, Texas that formed in a drunken haze in early 1996. Although many line-up changes have occurred, their attitude has remained the same; have fun while you can at any cost, because you never know when it'll all be over. Over the years, they have released many singles and six albums. With their ability to play circles around the average punk band and filthy subject m...atter, they're not for the faint of heart, and definitely not what you want influencing young impressionable minds. When they bring it all to the stage, a good time is guaranteed, and they always more than live up to their reputation as a live band not to be missed. With no signs of slowing down, and a total disregard for human decency, the Bulemics will not rest until their photos are plastered on the bedroom wall of every teenage girl in the free world.
zaterdag 25 september 2010

ANGELA’S B-DAY BASH // Doors: 18.30


LAST LEGION ALIVE
+ KING TERROR
+ ... A DEN OF ROBBERS
+ ALCOHOLIC NIGHTMARE

LAST LEGION ALIVE = Stenchcore/crust
KING TERROR = making hardcore punk again
...A DEN OF ROBBERS = sludgegrind
ALCOHOLIC NIGHTMARE = Trash, sex and beer
donderdag 23 september 2010
DOUBLE NEGATIVE (us) + CITIZENS PATROL (hol)

Raleigh NC's, DOUBLE NEGATIVE represents violent, Raging Hardcore Punk destroying everything in their path

CITIZENS PATROL: this young Dutch band comes roaring out of the gates with raw and fast thrashy hardcore and not bad thrash either. Comparison wise? Hard to say, it reminds me of a faster Direct Control but with an almost Urban Waste vibe due to the recording but it goes by so fast like Koro. its unreal
donderdag 16 september 2010
THE NIGHT TERRORS (aus)

Spawned from the festering miasma of the Melbourne, Australia underground scene, The Night Terrors’ theremin-fueled electro-noise has been petrifying punters since the year 2000.
The Terrors’ formula of soaring theremin, thunderous metal-bass, breakneck drumming and vintage horror synth has earnt them a reputation as one of Australia’s most unusual and original bands.
In 2009 The Night Terrors released their debu...t full-length album ‘Back to Zero’ on EXO Records.
zaterdag 11 september 2010
DRUNK IN HELL (uk) + MÖSE

Crushing Brainbombs/Kilslug worship from the best band in the UK right now. Featuring (ex-)members from Voorhees, Haters and Marked for Death.
Download their demo here: http://www.mediafire.com/?nylyywzytqt
woensdag 8 september 2010

Doors: 19.00 /// First band: 19.30


URBAN BLIGHT (can) + MEAN JEANS (can) + WHITE WIRES (can)

Formed in Toronto, Canada, URBAN BLIGHT is influenced by bands like Agnostic Front, Negative Approach, Straight Ahead and others

MEAN JEANS: gleefully snotty new three-piece that looks like a cross between the Surf Punks and the Angry Samoans and sounds like a smoky, speed-fuelled night at a basement party

WHITE WIRES is a poppy garagepunkrockband from Ontario, Canada
zondag 5 september 2010
NOBUNNY(us) "Nobunny is certainly hitting a chord that's turning ears all over into fuzzy, pink, and protruding embarrassments.... Like a pop machine spewing out a small rivulet of hits... Nobunny's ability to deliver blithesome songs with a maddened and frothy smile is simply brilliant. His bouncy and rollicking style conjures images of dirty bubbles rising over a landscape of unkempt, and insanely catchy hooks that will have the stuffiest of the arm folding camp dancing and acting like idiots within the first couple of chords."


zondag 29 augustus 2010
GRAVEYARD TRAIN (aus)

Graveyard Train ripped chains and hammers from hell to forge Horror Country. They are the pioneers of a new genre that will make you cry and curse and scream. Ghost stories, murder ballads and tales of redemption are crooned through melodies plucked directly from the afterlife. Haunted love, haunted souls, even haunted clothes are typical subjects covered by the songs of the Graveyard Train. These aren’t the kind of ghost stories kids tell around the campfire – they are the tales of horror whispered by inmates in the dark, the tales of bloodlust muttered by the insane, the tales of woe and regret whimpered through dying last words. Five men play men’s instruments just as men were born to do. Chain, washboard, steel guitar, banjo and harmonica – instruments with a long history of storytelling underlay five voices tempered by whiskey, blood and poverty. Graveyard train offer penance to this town of sinners. Beware the plague of locusts, beware the hail of frogs, beware the localized apocalypse that is the Graveyard Train.
zondag 22 augustus 2010
THE RATS (us) + TRUBBEL (no)


THE RATS: True to its New York punk heritage, the Rats play tight, attitude-laden songs that will shake your hips like a jukebox full of the Ramones. Vocalist Jake Rat snarls rock 'n' roll wisdom about sly women while Shingo's rough-hewn drums and Kitty G. Litter's bass rattle at lightning speed. But just when it seems like the music is spinning out of control, the unpredictable East Coast band can slow down to crank up brilliant beer-soaked ballads

TRUBBEL: all the way from Göteborg, bringing you that brilliantly kbd-styled punk!
vrijdag 23 juli 2010 new!
SNOB VALUE (ger)
zaterdag 17 juli 2010
TODD (us)

TODD is a sludgey, brutal noise rock from London via Texas. Will please fans of Part Chimp, Butthole Surfers, Sonic Youth, Boris.

MORE INFO ABOUT TODD HERE
woensdag 14 juli 2010
IRON LUNG (us) + MIND TRAP (austria) + JUGGERNAUT (austria)

IRON LUNG are a two piece hardcore punk act from Seattle, Washington heavily influenced by power violence and grindcore. The band formed in 1999 in Reno and is currently in Seattle after spending some time in Oakland. They have released music on several labels including Prank Records, 625 Thrashcore, and their own label, Iron Lung Records.

MIND TRAP = Furious hardcore, played fast and hard!

JUGGERNAUT is a new band from Austria and plays a style we hear a lot these days: NYHC/No Warning - inspired hardcore. I really like what these guys do, although I'm not really into the vocals: they sound a bit too hoarse for me. When Christoph from Mind Trap joins in on "No Shelter", you can really notice the difference in technique. But I definitely think this is something that just has to grow over time, so I'm looking forward to what this band will do next! But one of the better demo's I have heard this year for sure!
zaterdag 3 juli 2010
COMADRE (us) +
PUNCH (us) +
TRAINWRECK (ger) +
MILLIONS OF THEM (b)

COMADRE

Comadre is a band from Redwood City (a suburb of San Francisco), California, comprising of former members of Heartcrosslove, One’s Own Ruin, and Light This City. Their sound is an off-shoot of hardcore and punk played fast and chaotic with an abundance of energy, but also a large focus on melody and tunefulness. Their influences can perhaps best be shown by the covers the band has performed live, by groups such as Rites of Spring, Refused, Kid Dynamite, and Suicide File.

+ PUNCH

PUNCH is a thrashcore band based in San Francisco, California, recognizable by fast, heavy sound with pulverizing breakdowns, intelligent song structures and absolutely plastering vocals and Vegan. Their debut EP, Eyeless (2008) & their self titled LP (2009) were both joint releases on record labels 625 Thrashcore and Discos Huelga.

+ TRAINWRECK

TRAINWRECK is a downtuned hardcore/screamo band from Germany. They consist of members of ex- Engrave and Eaves. They started rehearsing in octobre 2005 and in january 2006 they recorded their first 12” which was released by Yskalnari Records. Their first shows were also played in january/february 2006. They toured Europe and America after that, releasing a split LP with Comadre on React With Protest in 2007 and making another US tour. In 2008 they toured Europe again and released a 4way Split record together with Ghostlimb, Zann and Perth Express. In 2009 they will release another LP and they will tour the US and Europe again.

+ MILLIONS OF THEM

Antwerp, Belgium based hardcore band akin to Deadguy, Modern Life is War, Trap Them, Converge, Botch, Engineer, Achilles, etc.


DOORS AT 18.30

vrijdag 4 juni 2010
TV BUDDHAS (is) + BELIEVO! (b)


TV BUDDHAS are a threeway powerhouse from Tel Aviv, Israel, comprising of brothers Uri and Mickey Triest and Juval Haring. Their raw, intense, completely involving live show in addition to their somewhat geeky and shy demeanor, brings together the simplicity of The Ramones, the explosivness of The MC5 and the anti-rock’n’roll subject matter of The Modern Lovers.

While still living in their parent’s house and working at a shitty record store, The BUDDHAS realised there was nothing for them in their own country. If they were to make art the way they saw fit, they would have to leave. They started touring around winter 2007 and have been on the road ever since, completing more than 300 shows to date, releasing 4 CDRS, 2 cassettes and an LP compilation entitled “The Golden Period” (TROST Records).

Their brand of frustration music has developed from fast and loud noise to carefuly structured peices of proto punk and psychedelic garage. Their songs deal with being an outsider even in the underground scene, preferring to stay at home rather than going out, being nobody special, the pressure shy people feel around fashionable hip types, having no willpower to participate in sub cultures or try and be original, and the fear of loud obnoxious fun-girls and polaroid pictures.

+ BELIEVO!

A highly enjoyable slab of screaming (well, high pitched) trash pop, this record. Very much in love with the whole No Age post-rock thang, Believo's splendid opener 'Teenage Stuff' hangs around just long enough to justify the songs title. Truly the sound of squeezing spots. Blind is simularly high-octane with high pitched shouting and a wall of angry guitars fighting for your attention. Be warned, the template is pretty much set from hereon in with impassioned, soundfilled songs like 'Title Ran Away' and competing for whatever air is left in the room. 'Swordfight' and 'Intuïtion' do offer a smidgeon of relief with their doomy bass lines, crystalline guitars runs and (overall) more considered approach to what constitutes an alternative guitar based pop song using elektronically amplified equipment. As such they are very effective tracks, the band does boast some good songs, let it be said. 'Little Kisses' is a great track too, with a melodic, breathless rush of guitars announcing its arrival. 'Keep On Laughing' and 'One Moment' remind us of the opening rush whilst 'Yourself' has maudlin, passive/agressive teenage feelings to spare. Overall, it's big, heart-on-sleeve stuff, and definitely one to jump around to (words: Richard Foster)
donderdag 3 juni 2010
GURA (b) + TOTAL ABUSE (us) = CANCELLED

"Last, but certainly not least, we’ve got TOTAL ABUSE’s Sex Pig EP on Deranged Records of Canada. This crew have been making waves as of late with their fucking crushing self-titled LP, but Sex Pig pre-dates it by a year or so, and while they’ve evolved into an absolute destroyer of a band, the seeds of their havoc were definitely planted here: Seven tracks in (just over) seven minutes and utter sonic obliteration a la Violent Apathy or D.R.I. or something equally as muddy and demented. These are still available from the label and from a few scant distributors, but not sure for how long, so if you are into it, better grab one."
zondag 30 mei 2010
JACK OBLIVIAN, HARLAN T. BOBO & JOHN PAUL KEITH (us)

ROCK-N-ROLLER, BALLADEER, AND STORYTELLER, JACK OBLIVIAN HAS MADE A PERMANENT MARK ON MEMPHIS MUSIC. FROM THE FIRST COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS’ SINGLES TO THE NEW JACK O’ ALBUM “THE FLIP-SIDE KID”, JACK HAS CREATED A UNIQUELY SOPHISTICATED BUT SEEMINGLY SIMPLE SOUND. WILD GUITARS AND TIGHT HORNS. MUSCULAR RIFFS AND DEADLY WALTZ. ORGANS AND VIOLIN. THESE ARE JACKS TOOLS. IN THIS DAY AND AGE OF HOMOGENIZED CULTURE AND BANDWAGON SCENES THE SINGULAR TALENT OF JACK OBLIVIAN SHINES BRIGHTER THAN EVER. QUIET AND RESERVED OFF STAGE AND WILD AND SWAGGERING ON, JACK OBLIVIAN IS THE FLIP-SIDE KID.
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The new Americana. Dylan meets Waits meets lost love by the railroad tracks. Backed by members of the Reigning Sound, F*ck and Viva l’American Deathray Music, and recorded at Easley McCain Studio, Harlan’s record has already been hailed as the best Memphis record of the last five years by the Memphis Flyer. And rightfully so- it’s a purely, perfectly American album, wide open and alone with touches of melancholy, paranoia, loneliness, despair and simple hope coloring every little moment. Love will do that to you.
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When singer, songwriter and guitarist John Paul Keith arrived in Memphis in 2005, he was ready to quit music. At the ripe old age of 29, Keith had decided he’d had enough. You could hardly blame him. Less than a decade in the music business and he’d already left one group just as they were on the cusp of national success, signed a major label deal only to see the resulting album shelved, and watched another band he’d built run off with a different singer. Fortunately, Keith didn’t give up. In fact, he found sustenance in the Memphis music scene and decided to stick it out. Tonight, his fast-rising roots-rock band, The One Four Fives, celebrates the release of its debut album, Spills and Thrills, with a show at the Hi-Tone Café. The 33-year old Keith first emerged in the mid-’90s out of Knoxville’s tiny music scene, which was flourishing with major labels courting bands like the Judybats, Superdrag and the Viceroys — the latter group formed by Keith with fellow singer-songwriter Scott Miller. The Viceroys (who later changed their name to the V-Roys) were a loose, fearless country pop outfit whose wild sets often took long detours into a succession of Roger Miller rarities. They were heralded among the new wave of alt-country bands. The group was soon courted by Nashville maverick Steve Earle to sign to his label, E-Squared.
zondag 23 mei 2010
THE HEX DISPENSERS (us)

As expectations are set high for most second albums, Hex Dispensers definitely don't disappoint as they bust out vigorous, infectiously-driven high-speed pop jams that stick to your soul and drive you wild with wanton exuberance. The earthshaking drums, slashing guitars, and those irresistible vocal hooks may even evoke the finest moments of contemporaries the Marked Men, and man o' man is that ever a slice of heaven, but Hex Dispensers easy one-up their contemporaries with nary a broken sweat. They even cover one of my all-time favorite DEVO songs, "Gates of Steel" and crush it's particles into a death ray of uninhibited power, as they don't just cover it like they did with Tubeway Army on their debut, they make it their own. Everything from the immaculate sleeve design to the beautiful splattered platter exudes eye-catching brilliance, so do the pop-side of your mind a real favor and grab this LP before your chest caves in from the inevitable lack of blood pumping that results from not having this incredible Hex Dispensers LP at hand.
zaterdag 15 mei 2010
STEVEN H (b) + DIET PILLS (uk) + STRIKE YOU DOWN (b)
STEVEN H brengt hiphop (avanthop? / posthop? / hopperdehop?) voor mensen die spuwen op het cliché van de rapper voorzien van pet en wijde broek. Met een schertsfiguur als 50 Cent heeft hij dan ook evenveel gemeen als de paus met een tafelkleed.
De teksten van Steven H –uiteraard in de streektaal– handelen over het leven van alledag en de tegenslagen die daar onlosmakelijk mee verbonden zijn. In zijn muziek zijn elementen te horen van pop, rock, noise, industrial, jazz, avantgarde, metal en het Vlaamse levenslied. Tijdens de nooit minder dan legendarische optredens sneuvelt er al eens iets op het podium en blijft het publiek steevast compleet verbouwereerd achter.
In 2007 haalde Steven H tot eenieders verbazing de finale van Westtalent, waar hij de uitermate prestigieuze "sportiviteitsprijs" in de wacht sleepte.
Met het nummer "Te late" won Steven H in 2009 Het Groot Geweld, de muziekwedstrijd
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DIET PILLS are a strange breed, in a scene whose veins are clogged with forgettable, convention following tripe this band carve a different path. The two tracks found here perfectly meld the sounds of Flipper, Jesus Lizard and Nuerosis into a monstrously spastic cacophony, wrestling the listener to the floor with the weight of their untamed, bass heavy fuzz. The unhinged David Yow styled vocals set off the mix perfectly, wailing and shrieking through percussive riffing without ever becoming a parody of the Jesus Lizard’s howler.
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New Belgian hardcore-outfit
vrijdag 14 mei 2010
NO SLOGAN (us) + CANADIAN RIFLE (us)
NO SLOGAN is a Chicago punk band. Begun in 2002 by, among others, members of Los Jodidos, they’ve been playing catchy, mid-tempo punk similar to Bhopal Stiffs, Articles of Faith, (fill in other past Chicago punk bands here) ever since. After two 7”s-the first, “National Threat,” on Southkore Records, the second, “No Pasaran,” on Wrench in the Gears-their first lp came out last year on Residue Records.
CANADIAN RIFLE is a three membered punk/rock outfit based out of Chicago, Il.
dinsdag 11 mei 2010
VEGAS KINGS (austr)
An ear-splitting, guitar drenched, grimy swamp, bleeding fingers, stomach wrenching, writhing, kicking, moaning, foot stomping all blues, all booze, short fuse three piece band from Brisbane, Australia.

zaterdag 8 mei 2010
STATUES (can) + VICIOUS CYCLE (can)
STATUES are a power pop outfit from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. They are comprised of Rob Seaton (vocals, guitar), Jeff Houle (drums, vocals) and Mitch Houle (bass, vocals).
VICIOUS CYCLE bring an unrelenting, innovative and unique sound that represents the dire state of our planet. For fans of Fucked Up, Fugazi, Refused, and forward thinking hardcore. Recorded with Jonah Falco (Fucked Up, Career Suicide) and mixed by Jon Drew. Features vocal appearances by George Pettit (Alexisonfire) and Damian Abraham (Fucked Up).
woensdag 5 mei 2010
FUNDAMENTAL (b) + RUSH'N ATTACK (hol)


FUNDAMENTAL: You can tell these guys have not just been worshipping their influences imagining how cool they would look like on stage playing this kind of music, but they have obviously been listening carefully and that is giving them a headstart towards competition. En plus, they are the prototype of a real hardcoreband: not pretending to be groundbreaking, but taking what they know and doing what they can to give that anger and frustration inside a voice and a let-out. And most importantly, despite some minor flaws, pulling it off. One can only hope they won't be the next band in line to call it quits before ever having the chance to come into its own, because if this recording figures as a herald for things to come, chances are they still have a lot more in store.
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RUSH'N ATTACK: This Dutch outfit offers a stylistic blender mix that for the most part surprises, but only gradually wins you over. Tense, twangy lead guitar plays over screamed vocals with a Henry Rollins intensity. The arrangements have a tight, MINUTEMEN flavor, though RUSH'N ATTACK cleary err on the side of hardcore. The end result is fairly original, and i'd be willing to bid that they'd be a thrilling live band.
zondag 2 mei 2010
THE SPIDER BABIES (us)
FORMED FROM THE REMAINS OF THE UNDERTAKERS IN 1992 BY DEMENTED MASTER MIND KEVIN "THE STALKER" SHAPEN, THE SPIDER BABIES DRANK,FUCKED, AND FOUGHT THEIR WAY INTO THE "GARAGE HALL OF FAME" BY DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST, DRINKIN',FUCKIN', AND FIGHTIN'. OH YEAH, AND A WHOLE LOTTA ROCKIN'! BUT WHAT REALLY SETS THE SPIDER BABIES APART FROM OTHER "GARAGE" BANDS IS THEIR "TRUE TILL DEATH", NO NON-SENSE APPROACH TO ROCK AND ROLL, MIXING 50'S TRASH, 60'S PUNK GRINDERS, 77' SLEAZE, AND A SHIT LOAD OF SEX AND VIOLENCE
zaterdag 1 mei 2010 new!
LOST BOYS + ANTI YOU (it)Absolutely ripping early '80 style hardcore from Italy. Easily up there in caliber with the top current bands playing this style, like GOVERNMENT WARNING, CAREER SUICIDE and DIRECT CONTROL. The speed and power of SS DECONTROL, with the hooks of ARTICLES OF FAITH, this shit really is worth tracking down. The production is so authentic I had to check if it was from now!!! To top off an already ripping record they do one of the best DISCHARGE covers I've heard in years... I kid you not!!! Fuck this is great.
zaterdag 24 april 2010
THE JIMI BEN BAND (fr) +
THE SPIVS (uk)
THE JIMI BEN BAND is a French Garageband (are there any other?) that takes enough clues from bands like The Cramps and Velvet Underground but also brings in some surf-appeal which results in well-crafted, fresh, catchy garagesongs. Bet you wanna shake-a-leg?"
THE SPIVS have been playing raw and primal rock and roll music all over London for the last three years in any venue, party or street that will take them. They steal the best bits of 1950s rock and roll, 1960s garage and 1970s punk, but this is far from a revival band, it is a band of here and now. THE SPIVS are an antidote to the glut of eyeliner in today's music scene. White Stripes producer Liam Watson heard a rough demo recording after they had been playing for couple of years and recognised something exciting in the raw tunes that he heard, so he called the boys in for a session at his famous Toerag Studios. This turned into the debut single "it s true"...
woensdag 21 april 2010
DEAD CONVICTS (b) +
EVERYTHING MUST GO (us)
New punkkids on the block, getting better and better with each show
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Oakland's best band in years, EVERYTHING MUST GO combines a healthy love for the Dead Boys and Turbonegro's Apocalypse Dudes with their own twisted, catchy take on life from around the bend. Yes, it's got the requisite number of Oakland punk veterans to boast the songwriting talent and punk rock riffs that other bands would kill for-think Christ on Parade's "Pressure to Succeed" crossed with Fang's "The Money Will Roll Right In." All of this makes Everything Must Go much more than just another band whose lead singer blows himself up every show with a jacket of fireworks in a series of pills-and-alcohol-fueled explosions! Yes, you read that right-he blows himself up onstage. There's no way this record couldn't be frickin' great.
woensdag 14 april 2010 new!
Sir Bald Diddley Presents:
Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers (uk)
+ Sir Bald and his Crown-Toppers (uk)
+ The Kneejerk Reactions (uk)

HIPBONE SLIM AND THE KNEETREMBLERS = Wild Jungle Rock n Roll - Voodoo Rhythm Records
SIR BALD AND HIS CROWN-TOPPERS = Drunken Surf and Frat Rock - Alopecia Records
THE KNEEJERK REACTIONS = Raw Beat and RnB - Screaming Apple Records

TRIPLE BILL STARTS AT 19U30!!!

zaterdag 3 april 2010
YOKOZUNA (uk)Indierock for fans of Hitch, …

+ AFTERPARTY ("Get Up For The Get Down" - rattle your cages, twist and shout, superawesome shimmy afterparty!)
woensdag 24 maart 2010
RAPE BLOSSOMS (b) + LITTLE CLAW (us)

New postpunk/indie band from Ghent that will blow you away!
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The rise of Little Claw seems to have been staggering as Human Taste, latest album, already seems a classic indispensable crushes the notion of psyche-noise rock a little garage and a little lo-fi. Full control of noise the place now halfway between the Magik Markers and Liars, nothing less. The title song, badly irresistible and declined in two forms as jubilant one than the other (beginning and end of album), sets the tone for an astonishing album. Sometimes driven by a devastating force through multiple layers of drums and percussion (Modern Vampire Colors You Drown Breathing Tape), sometimes the pressure is released like the Magik Markers (Lay to Waste Slow Sticky Tornado or the remarkable drone - folk Golden Boy).

Full wad, Little Claw also succeeded in carrying out the No Wave nerve (Frankie) and even manages to overcome quite well the influence of Sonic Youth (Frozen in the Future sounds more like Bikini Kill, The Raincoats or Sleater-Kinney to their heyday).

Still relatively unknown, Little Claw imposes its claw so amazing. Allowing them to differentiate extraction cumbersome and competition fierce. A feat in itself.
zaterdag 20 maart 2010
HIVE DESTRUCTION (b) +

APPOLLONIA (fr)
Spawned in 2008 from the collective brain of ex AMENRA's bassist KJM and current LIAR guitarist M. Halsberghe. HIVE DESTRUCTION is set to batter upon your eardrums with superheavy CROWBAR, NEUROSIS, ISIS and OLD MAN GLOOM a like riffing. Combined with atmospheric, acoustic and original hooks, deafening electronics and gloomy grooves, HIVE DESTRUCTION is not for the weak of heart.

"...it's not the crushing that really sells it (although, they do that extremely well), rather the beautiful melodies that sometimes seep, and sometimes burst, unexpectedly from these incredibly crafted songs. Your jaw will drop when you hear it."
maandag 15 maart 2010
HALLUX VALGUS() +
ULRICHE MEINHOF ()
zaterdag 6 maart 2010
BLIND TO FAITH (N) +
TRENCHFOOT (b)
"Expect absolutely ripping hardcore/punk that's actually a little faster and more furiously intense (in a straightforward, blasting hardcore manner) than many listeners might expect, while an almost Celtic Frost-like vibe provides a counter
to the speed by injecting a forceful midpaced churn to several of the compositions."
(Aversion Online). With members of Amen Ra, Reproach, Rise and Fall and Insult.

"Trenchfoot is het gelukt om het beste van oude Suicidal Tendencies en Anthrax-achtige muziek te mixen met eveneens oude Exodus en Tankard-achtige riffs, waardoor we gerust kunnen spreken van een lekkere pot old school crossover thrash."
woensdag 3 maart 2010 (ICW Vlas Vegas)
ALTAR OF FLIES + THE SKULL DEFEKTS (sw)
”The Skull Defekts conjure up an unlikely and unkind meltdown din somewhere between the arid No Wave of CHARIS MISSING-preriod Wire, the contemporary ramalama of Sweden’s excellent Krautrock-wannabees Audionon and the artless pummeling early-70s proto-Kiss proto-Cleveland blues-free white blues of Germany’s Tiger B. Smith amped up to a heartless degree.”
zaterdag 20 februari 2010

DRUNKEN SAILORS (b) + THE HOLY KINGS (ger)
+ THE LIPSTICK VIBRATORS (fr)

We're DRUNKEN SAILORS from Brussels. The band first got together in November 2008, when Chris, who was then playing with Sale hope (a French band) and Martin moved to Belgium and met Ben (also a member of the Unsubs) and Sammy (the band's former bass player.) After spending long nights drinking in the pubs around Brussels, we've eventually decided that it was time to try it out, write music and jam together... A few months later Sammy left the band and Crock (who was then playing with Billie Bolley and the Degenerates) joined as guitar player, followed by Tom as bass player shortly after. We're all passionate about this one same thing: the punk scene. We all come from different punk backgrounds, what makes Drunken Sailors so open and diverse a band. Thanks to many friends and people we've met along the way, Drunken Sailors has now grown up and has already had the opportunity to hit some of the stages and venues across Belgium like the pits, the street live festival and ojc kompas among others,… we hope to see you all at one of our shows. cheers'n'beers

THE HOLY KINGS are a Street Punk band from Regensburg, Bavaria. They first saw the light of day in the summer of 2006, when four adolescent punkrockers decided to be the new ass-kicking street punk/rock'n'roll act of their hometown. It took some months and especially getting a proper rehearsal room until they found their own unique style, with every band member bringing his own stylistic favourites into the process of creating new songs. There's raw and beer-drenched singalong numbers as well as fast-paced, in-your-face street punk songs, that may remind one of US punk rock at its best, but The Holy Kings keep having their own character.


Born in 2006 by Mickey Dildo and Tom Idle, LIPSTICK VIBRATORS start their actual line up in september 2007 with Dandy Pumpkin (ex Spermicide), Mickey Dildo (ex Defenestrors),Coxs Tornado (ex Defenestrors, ex Maximum Kouette, La Fraction), Tom Idle (ex Sens Interdit) and Matt the Crusher.
Lipstick Vibrators is a high energy rock'n'roll, with a savage mix between Punk-rock and Garage influenced by bands like News bomb turks, Dead Boys, Cramps, Stooges, Devil Dogs and more ... they use a large panel of rock'n'roll to compose their music. They already played with bands like Jello Biafra,The Vibrators, Agent Orange, Lords of Altamont, The Mochines, Flying over ... and are ready to rock the world !
This new Rock'n'roll combo will be your favourite one soon, stay tuned motherfuckers!
vrijdag 19 februari 2010
THE NIGHT OF THE BLEEDING RECTUM !!!
(icw Geluidsoverlast!)

ALL SHADOWS AND DELIVERANCE (b)
+ TRUE DEEP (b)
+ STÖRUNG (b)
zaterdag 13 februari 2010
THE BIG TAKEOVER PARTY !!!The young guys are taking over, so let's get this fuckin' party started! Here are the young men ...


THE FUCKERS

REUNION SHOW!!! Cult punk from Bavik, featuring members of The Go-Hards. They couldn't play shit when The Fuckers existed, find out if they can play their instruments now!

+ FIXIE McHIPSTER

Get out of the way Antwerp, get out of the way Vice Magazine! There's a new band in town! Fixie McHipster is the coolest thing since Napoleon Dynamite, it's the première k-town garageband for the new decade. It's dirty shine and splendid filth combined. Their brand of garagerock has an even frencher touch than all of Bordeaux's bands combined and their nihilism is already trademark. Kicking the bums out of the garagescene, it's Fixie McHipster, so put on your moustache and glasses, jump on your fixed-gear bike and see them live for one night only at The Big Takeover Party!

+ Punk/New Wave afterparty with DR. GREEN!!!!!!!!!!



zondag 31 januari 2010
RENE SG (nl)+ SPEEDÖZER (nl)


zondag 24 januari 2010
BRAT PACK (nl)+ THIS ROUTINE IS HELL (nl)
BRAT PACK is a punkrockband from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Influenced by RKL, early NOFX, Adolescents and DI, they teamed up early 2006, for pure Westcoast hardcore punk worship. After gaining a steady line-up and a few months of practice, they recorded their first demo with Nico van Montfort. Angry Youth Records released it on tape, cd-version was done by themselves. Think lots of speed and melody.

Kicking it since fall '06, THIS ROUTINE IS HELL is a hardcore punk band inspired by the likes of Minor Threat, Paint it Black and Panic: Fast, Energetic and Sincere.
Frustrated by the drag and the fakeness of the world around them they scream from the heart and mean every god damned word that they say. The words tell the story of a few pissed off teenagers with a bunch of critical minds and a love for loudness beyond measure.

zaterdag 16 januari 2010
THE GOTHIEFS (ger) +
COCOCOMA (us)

"CoCoComa started in the summer of 2005 as the husband & wife duo of Bill & Lisa Roe, with keyboardist/bassist Mike Fitzpatrick joining a short time after. A buncha shows, 2 singles, 3 split 7" and an LP/CD on Goner Records later we still don't practice much and should probably start wearing ear plugs. Seriously. Our new album entitled 'Things Are Not All Right' has just been released by Goner Records!"
zondag 3 januari 2010
LIBYANS (us)


Over the past couple of years, LIBYANS have evolved into one of the best hardcore punk bands in Boston, if not the USA. Their sound mixes up faster break neck hardcore with slower melodic catchy punk, all held together by the up front vocals of Liz Panella. They've released two quality 7"s and an excellent LP and have another LP on the way.


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vrijdag 4 december 2009
THE REMENBERS (fr) + FLEURS (fr)

Plastic Idol is pleased as punch to announce the debut vinyl release from the REMENBERS, a three-song 7" EP entitled "It's."
This fantastic trio from Marseille, France, offers up a spirited take on garagey punk, drawing equally from more traditional-sounding fare and the genre's fringe dwellers. The Remenbers like it LOUD, make no mistake about it, but fortunately they remembered (no pun intended) to bring great songs with them to the rumble and the proof is in the grooves. Hear it for yourself and check it out!!!

rock & roll yer asses into a goddamned FRENZY!PRIMITIVE,WILD AND FUCKED!!If you like bands like los ass-draggers,the fatals,oblibvians,the horrors...you gonna be drunk and shitfaced after this one!!!!

zaterdag 5 december 2009
LOT LIZARDS (uk) + JULLIETTE ELEKTRA AND THE BLACK MASK REVUE (ger)

Like most bands it all started with a drunken conversation in a rubbish club in London watching a succession of terrible bands in early 2005. Lemmy of Black Time and GG of Kill Kill Kill got together as ‘Subway Slims’ by debating the old (Germs and Crime) verses the new (Oblivians and Cheater Slicks). They recruited Meg Slim to pound the skins like her more well known name-sake but then lost Lemmy to a busy Black Time calendar. With a more stripped back sound, the newly christened Lot Lizards moved forward at a sprint, making the rounds of the usual London clubs like Corn Rocket and Dirty Water sharing the stage with the Masonics, Los Raw Gospels, D-66 and Black Time, Thee Vicars,...

a new & unique formation with members of The Elektras, The Woggles and The Garagekid!!!!

zondag 6 december 2009
THE GOHARDS (b) +

THE LEWD
(us)!!! TOUR CANCELLED !!!

snotty retarded 77 punk!!!the germs,the fuckers,the circle jerks,the gohards!!!

Lewd was an US West coast punk band active throughout 1978-1982, the Lewd originated in Seattle in the late 1970’s, then migrated south to San Francisco where they gained critical acclaim. Other than singer J. Sats Baret, who remained a constant, the group underwent numerous personnel changes both in Seattle and in San Francisco, too many to outline here in any great detail. During the band’s strongest incarnation - J. Sats Baret on vocals, Bob Clic on guitar, Olga Devolga on bass and Chris Reece (ex-Social Distortion) on drums, they released their only LP, America Wino, on ICI Records in 1982. REUNION OF THE YEAR !!!



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dinsdag 1 december
BOX ELDERS (us)
"Best live band I saw all year. Expect BIG things."
(Mitch Cardwell - Terminal Boredom/MRR-shitworker)


vrijdag 20 november
CELLOPHANE SUCKERS (ger)


dinsdag 17 november
SONIC CHICKEN 4 (fr) + DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS (aus)

fuzzy, ultra primitive brand of garage stomp from Perpignan, France that owes equally to 60’s pop, VU, Back From The Grave comps, girl groups and Jaques DuTronc + killer Ozzie punk & roll duo,
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !!!



dinsdag 10 november
REPROACH (b) + CRUCIAL SECTION (jap)

Belgian hardcore vs slight slappers,spazz,fast-core/jap-core shortfast and loud!!!

zaterdag 7 november
THE SENTIMENTS (ger) + NAZI DOGS (jap)


zondag 1 november
SOCIAL CIRCKLE (us)

The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived, yep - A SOCIAL CIRCKLE LP! Finally, more than just a few songs for our enjoyment. If you've heard their previous 7"es and comp tracks, then you know they are an all around solid hardcore punk band. I think it's safe to say they've outdone themselves here. You'll have to be the judge of that. As for the tunes present here, they've combined melody with speed on all the right levels. You can hear late 70's punk rock from all around the globe as well as intense early 80's HC in their sound. It's another winner from SOCIAL CIRCKLE, and you won't be let down.

vrijdag 30 oktober
DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS (aus)

Melbourne's Digger & The Pussycats are one of the city’s most exciting exports in years, having built a reputation both locally and internationally as a unique live performance that has to be seen to be believed. Combining a myriad of musical styles ranging from 60’s garage-punk right through to blues and party rock and roll, the band has won over audiences in both hemispheres through relentless touring and their prolific catalogue of releases.

After the success of their 2004 debut "Young, Tight & Alright" the boys returned with “Watch Yr Back” a follow-up that was packed with surprises that has been lauded in the press of such far-reaching places as USA, Europe, Japan and even Israel!!!. The common thread between each of the band’s recordings is that boundaries are pushed at both ends, with a good mix of melodic-yet-trashy pop songs and hard-hitting punk screamers.

This music has seen the band hit the road in a big way, having toured Europe in each of the past 5 years, amassing close to 200 shows on the continent since their first trip in 2004. With Europe well and truly conquered, the boys were also invited to play at the world’s premier garage festival, Gonerfest in Memphis 2007. The festival coincided with a successful 6 week tour of the USA and South Korea.

The first half of 2008 was also busy for the Pussycats, releasing both a new studio album “let’s Go To Hospital” and a Europe-only live LP “Bad Reception. Following yet another smash and grab 7 week tour of Europe, the boys kissed each other goodbye for eight months as Andy unsuccessfully tried to join a post-rock band in Glasgow.

Alas, Digger & The Pussycats are now back, and have begun work on their fourth studio album and are eagerly awaiting a forthcoming 7” release on Slovenly Recordings, their first in the US market. You better watch out because Digger & The Pussycats are coming for your back, your ears and your heart. Check them out while you still can.


zondag 18 oktober

HEIRS (aus) + THE NIGHT TERRORS
(aus)


"Post rock in Melbourne died so synthetic, ‘cosmic' rock might live, and at the gallows' helm were The Night Terrors, who, after almost ten years of perfecting their dark arts release their debut album on Exo Records this week. Fronted by towering theremin maestro Miles Brown, this trio does nightmarish, speculative Prog better than anyone and is impossible not to be rocked by."Three Thousand"If you want to play in a rock band without a singer you need musical ideas with the strength to carry the music. The night terrors have got it in spades....tracks from the new album "Back to Zero" are crammed with epic melodies, cinematic textures and and the even odd moment of sunshine. A truly original sound. I bought the album."AIR Charts"Exo Records is good records. Night Terrors music is good music. TNT has a serious Goblin-vibe happening here. They could easily score a horror film set in American Apparel. I could picture tram-loads of Gentlewomen with the same body shape, clothes, opinions and haircuts walking around the racks in a zombie like state, just tripping on all the offensive colours and price tags. 10/10"

zaterdag 17 oktober
CHUCKAMUCK (ger) + CHARLIE MEGIRA & THE MODERN DANCE CLUB (israel)
+ dj luke batarang


Charlie Megira is a comet. He'll dazzle your brain with his splendor and tear your soul apart with his poisonous trail.Hailing from Israel's own Pleiadian realm of Beit-She'an, Megira and his axis of scandalmongers Mimi Shanel (drums and ex-member of Israel's first garage band Wetbones), Javier Scheiner (guitar) and the Dead Girl (bass), create tunes that interfuse Belial Rock n' Roll and coffin-shaped New-Wave and Post Punk.Their Proto-Dialectric uproar resonates back to years and years of savage Rock und Roll. In their music you'll find Link Wray, Johnny Thunders and Ian Curtis, all resurrected back from Megira's subconscious Gehenna.The band is stark mad and the MC is psychotic. Hey Vesuvian rocker, The Modern Dance Club will make you burst!cramps,rockabilly 5O's wild shake that ass party beer drinking and have nice time!!!!

zondag 11 oktober
GLASSES (ger) + NOVEMBER 13TH (ger)

What do you expect from a band consisting of people who bring in their experience from bands like 244 GL, Trainwreck, Perth Express and The F.A.? Damn right - a monster of dark and brutal rocking hardcore punk, razorsharp breaks, hyperprecise drumming and an angry female singer that you would not want to get an argument with. GLASSES is going to be the new supergroup of German hardcore - don't miss your chance to be there in the beginning! *** Musically NOVEMBER 13TH play dark crust that falls somewhere between later WOLFBRIGADE and FROM ASHES RISE. However, these references only begin to describe their sound, which is also much more melodic and varied than those comparisons suggest

zaterdag 3 oktober
CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED!
THE GOHARDS! (b) + LIGHTS OUT (ger)
CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED!
AFTERWARDS WE'RE GONNA SEE SOME R&R MOVIES AT BUDA! Check here!

vrijdag 2 oktober
KING SALAMI AND THE CUMBERLAND 3 (uk) + PERIPHERIQUE EST (b)


they bring forth up-tempo party Stompin' Rhythm’n’Blues played according to the basic principles of the old London school of Trash *** sharp and well-played punque rock, with a whole lotta fast-paced Kids-isms and some Killed By Epitaph Dutch-punk points of reference - very’ 77-’79-ish

zondag 27 september
TEST PATTERNS (us)

with members from RADIO BEATS, ROT SHIT, MAIN EVENTS,ICON GALLERY and GITO GITO HUSTLER


donderdag 24 september
BLACKUP (b) + SCUL HAZZARDS (uk/aus)

new & new & very exciting band from Ghent-think Wipers/Baseball Furies/Hex Dispensers *** Dirty loud jezus lizard noise/By far one of Australia’s most impressive bands at the moment!!!!

zondag 20 september
CANDY SNATCHERS (us)

punk rock was all about blood and guts, rock 'em and knock 'em down, beer drinking hoodlums kicking ass and having fun. This band is full of energy and mayhem. The set will be a hommage to the great Candy Snatchers and some cool KBD songs. Be there or be square!!!This is Larry May backed up by G, Carlos and Roxa from 69 Chargerand Idle of the Candy Snatchers/Strap-ons

dinsdag 15 september
IDIOT CONVENTION (b) + ASSHOLEPARADE (us)

Second time at our shitty stage,powerfuckingfastskateviolence!!!!!

zondag 13 september
ABRUPT (us)
San Francisco Bay area Hard Core Punk,with members of Scurvy Dogs, The Phantom Limbs, Born Dead….

donderdag 10 september
IDLE HANDS (ger) + THE SEDATIVES (can)
Wipers-influenced frantic new wave punkrock - LP out on PTRASH Records *** PEGBOY meets the MARKED MEN,with members of Pressgang,missing shadows

donderdag 3 september
LES HULKS (fr) + MOTORED (fr)
raw-fucking-dog French insanity VS French noise *** 2 piece lo-fi scum trash rock’roll!!!!!!

******

R.I.P. JAY REATARD (1980-2010)



20/12/2003: THE LOST SOUNDS
19/04/2005: THE LOST SOUNDS
19/11/2005: ANGRY ANGLES + TOKYO ELECTRON + REATARDS
18/05/2007: JAY REATARD & THE BOSTON CHINKS

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