Projecting the sorrow of blues, the urgency of rock ‘ roll and the poetic charm of folk, Brandy Row is a solo artist from London who has been performing world wide for over a decade. Emerging as a collaborator, blending different styles of international roots music into one solid genre; self proclaimed ”inner city folk”. Rough around the edges, Driven by wild desire. Brandy Row is a singer, guitarist, lyricist, poet, artist, composer and above all, entertainer. Whether it’s with Brandy Row & The Nightshades or taking the center stage on his own, the passion and intensity behind his unique spectrum of soulful stories and feelings paints pictures of honesty and angst that will leave you compelled to only want to hear more.
Melentini is a Greek singer-songwriter , musician/performer and music
pedagogical instructor established in Berlin. She is the principal songwriter and lead singer of the electronic independent collective Sequence Theory Project and founder of the nu jazz, avant garde band the Running Blue Orchestra. She has also composed music scores for short films and dance videos, for the feature film Afterlov/Αφτερλωβ (awarded in international film festivals of Locarno, Thessaloniki and Mons), for theatrical plays and has also appeared in theatrical roles as an actress and stage musician.
On 27th April, she will launch her new album called ZRSHA; Fundus Uterus live at the Prachtwerk in Berlin.
In the beginning Bon Ton and Handsome Hank decided they wanted to make people dance. They said to one another “Let there be music. Let there be beat. Let there be the wildest show since light. In came Vanja Lo, and what a nifty little number she was! The two genlemen first laid eyes on her as she was singing her heart out in some small bar. They instantly knew she was the one, a true star! Something you all shall learn, whenever you see the show. Finally Mr Magnatone showed up, dressed sharply as a gut-ripper. There was bass, drums, voice, guitar. And there was The Vanjas. Since then The Vanjas have been giving out, all through fire and water, Germany and Spain, love and cheating, England and Maine. These undefeatables shall (once) again please your ears, sooth your pain and give it all to those who hunger for more. The Vanjas are standing strong, ready to conquer your souls and your hearts. What´s left to do for you now, is only to surrender and get excited.
Support: Black Pope
Mother Mink is a music duo based in Stockholm created the autumn of 2016. The band plays experimental indie pop with both electronic and acoustic elements. A big part of the music has been created by distorted saxophones, clarinets and dirty beats. Mother Mink’s music can be described as a cross between punk, pop and indie. The music is theatrical, humoristic and has many interesting melodies. The musical referenses of the band comes from everything from jazz to punk. Their estetics is described by themselves as a ”kitchy, dirty and glamorous plastic world”. The original source of inspiration of the band comes from the plastic in all the seas of the world and several songs treat themes around the artificial and exaggerated world we live in.
Legendary Ramones Drummer blistering stages worldwide. As Joey Ramones said, “Richie saved the band as far as I’m concerned. He was the greatest thing to happen to The Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band.” And now fans can enjoy that experience firsthand. Fresh off a super successful Summer Tour 2017 (South America, UK, Scandinavia), Richie was in the studio recording a new album, and is ready to take it to the streets in 2018. He will also bring some Ramones classics, for sure!
Support: Poncho Rockerz
With equal parts Orange County punk, honky tonk country, and a tip-jar full of rockabilly swagger, Reno Divorce strikes a unique chord of their own with their brand of punk rock and roll. Their well-crafted and skillfully executed songs call to mind Smithereens and Social Distortion, but a more aggressive tone lurks in-between the lines. A good hook is the bread and butter for these guys, and one listen is all it takes to realize you’ve got a band that truly stands out amongst the herd. Ten years strong and having graced some of the most legendary bars and stages around the world, they’ve played with almost all their punk heroes (ALL, Social Distortion, TSOL, Adolescents, Agent Orange, The Queers, X, The Blasters, Motorhead), and shared a tour bus with more contemporary heavy hitters like U.S. Bombs, The Bones, and Street Dogs.
The music of composer and songwriter Falk Louis is not meant to make people happy. It unveils what lies behind the facade of our society: Certain feelings we all experience yet rarely talk about. The young multi-instrumentalist from Berlin constructs fragile compositions that explore the subconscious mind through haunting guitar lines, sad piano patterns and a gentle voice narrating kafkaesque lyrics. To pin him down to a genre is pointless – incorporating influences from classical and electronic music to noise rock, he is an always changing, never settling artist creating his own style.
Weird combinations has started to define the Swedish americana band The Bland. It’s members who just finished studying medical school and teacher educations have now moved out in the countryside to put everything beside music on the shelf. Swedish media speak of the band as creators of a new Swedish dimension in music, but that their style geographically sound more from a southern America. Among others Germany’s biggest country magazine ”country.de” praised The Bland – who are now booked for another, even bigger tour in Europe with gigs in over 10 countries this autumn.
Nie klang die Neue Deutsche Kelle famoser!!! Vokal-Akrobatin Lana Van da Vla surft auf holprigen Phrasen und der freche Knabe Habbiper an der Schießbude zerfährt mit Albernheiten, die unter der Motorhaube doch ein paar Kritikventile versteckt halten. Pappa Paprika und MC Gewitter haben sich wieder die elektrischen Pflüge umgeschnallt und zerfurchen tief- und trieftönend die Umwelt und das Verderben. Der Rest ist pure Aphasie der Endzeit mit Ausblick ins Paradies und es wird gerast und getanzt, dass es eine nihilistische Freude ist! 4 Tracks mit dem Charm einer Panzergarage und der Vergnüglichkeit eines Jonglageaktes im Morgentau erreichen das Ohr ohne Umwege ins Herz.