Exclusive NL show for the Sonics in Haarlem around premiere of documentary "Boom!"28-09-2018
Since the beginning of garage rock, the northwest sound, grunge, or whatever anyone calls it, the Sonics set the precedence and the pace, and the sound that gave to every musician and band that followed the inalienable right to take rock to the edge of the universe, to explore the possibilities, to get out of the rut, experiment, and to scream your guts out, that you have arrived, and to continue that thought. The Sonics have remained the most recognized sounds ever listened to by aspiring musicians and multitudes of fans around the world. They are a massively influential garage rock band from Tacoma Washington: aggressive, speedy take on rock n roll and R&B established their legacy as the most “punk band” of the ‘60s and inspired everyone from Bruce Springsteen to the Fall.
Just before the kick-off of their European tour the documentary Boom! have it's world premiere in London at this years Raindance Film Festival on September 30th. 'Boom!' tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. For the first time ever, all five original members of the band tell the true story of how it all went down, beginning to end. 'Boom' takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come (whether it was apparent at the time or not). Featuring interviews with homegrown heroes and breakthrough artists alike, Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney, and many, many more.
The tour of the Sonics starts on October 3rd at Patronaat in Haarlem, which will be their only show within the Netherlands