After an impressive show at Eurosonic Festival last January The Pussywarmers and Réka will be back in The Netherlands for a couple of shows. Their record label Voodoo Rhythmn compares them with trio that played the Titantic on his one and only voyage. A voyage that we think has been a pleasure until a certain point. That pleasure you hear back in this “Exotica Obscura Freak Show Varietease Sea Cruise Orchestra” but they also have a dark side that could sound like funeral songs or speaking of the Titanic: the demise of the beautiful ship
After the shows this weekend the Pussywarmers and Réka will come back in July for some more gigs and the band announced their 3th album in the Fall.
After a succesfull first European tour in the fall of 2012, Jeff Hershey & The Heartbeats will be back in Europe for a new run that will lead them through Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. You can expect a good dose of soul music and an incredible live performance from Jeff Hershey and his gang. Soul music with a punk rock attittude! Hershey’s latest EP “Underground Classics” prove this solid mix. This new EP is one with punk rock covers by Fear, The Misfits, Agent Orange and Ill Repute.
“Soul music is the people’s music”, explains Hershey. “All we’re trying to do is bring it back to the people, one song, one show, one record, one tour at a time. We made our bones on our live show and it was important to us to capture that raw intensity and also the sonic integrity of those classic soul records. No gimmicks, no tricks. We’re happy that the response has been so positive. This is the music I was born to play and the band I’ve always wanted to front.” With the record already receiving glowing reviews, it seems that the world will soon know what Ventura County has been lucky enough to know already, that if Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats have any say in the matter, soul music isn’t going out without a fight.
A. Tom Collins and his band are an act hard to pigeon-hole, navigating the murky swamps of New Orleans R&B and ’60s Soul, and following the cues of diverse influences from Tom Waits and Cab Calloway, to the Stooges and Sam Cooke. A. Tom Collins drops anchor with an impressive crash at each and every port, transfixing bewildered audiences with its stranger brand of old time futurism that is as familiar as it is refreshing. Expect wild horns, suprising rhythms, catchy gang chants, and one hell of a live show led by piano-man Aaron Collins, who the Denver Westword called “one of the city’s best front-men.”.
Their debut full-length ‘Stick & Poke’, produced by the legendary Bob Ferbache(Slim Cessna’s Auto Club/16 Horsepower), is the record they take to promote their upcoming European shows. Check all dates here: http://www.sedate-bookings.com/site/tourdates/.
2013’s self-titled Bass Drum of Death album is everything about 2011’s debut GB City amplified, in every sense of the word. With nothing but his inspiration and his instruments, Barrett spent the fall of 2012 in his studio, smashing out punk rock. This time it was just him, lots of coffee, the same trusty copy of GarageBand that gave the world GB City, a Realistic reverb unit to give everything just a little of that stoned-in-outer-space and for the first time in Bass Drum of Death history, a bass that he used on every new track. Why? Because why not, says Barrett: “I don’t ever wanna feel stuck, like, ‘I can’t put bass on this because I didn’t do that before.’”
09-05-2013: Hellendoorn (NL) @ Dauwpop
10-05-2013: Gent (BE) @ Charlatan
11-05-2013: Brussels (BE) @ Nuits de Botanique
18-05-2013: Utrecht (NL) @ Le Guess Who? Mayday
19-05-2013: Amsterdam (NL) @ Tolhuistuin London Calling invites
We are very pleased to tell you that the Riverboat Gamblers return to the Netherlands after some years. They will start at the Queensday Festival in Venlo, do Vera, Groningen the day after and will be back in June to rock out at dB’s in Utrecht. Check all dates and ticketlinks at the bottom of this message.
“The Wolf You Feed” is their latest effort out of late 2012, and after classic albums such as “Something To Crow About” and “Confussion Of Our Enemies” this is once again a muscular album of these guys from Denton, Texas. Frontman Mike Wiebe is known as much for his howling vocals as he is for leaping off things on stage, until he lands himself in the hospital. The rest of the band made a name for themselves for playing fast paced skate rock ‘n’ roll. In fact, when having just released “Something To Crow About” in 2004 we can look back at these wild shows where the band literaly kicked in eachothers teeth for instance.
Now, in 2013 this action is where the band finds themselves with their latest album attempting to age gracefully while maintaining the energy that made them who they are today.
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