Berlin DIY HC Punk Radio Show!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2010 by mischalke04

Tonight, Saturday September 25,  from 9 to 11 pm, another Berlin diy hc punk show will be airing on Berlin free Radio Einheit. Me and Andy Thrashbastard will be spinning old and new hardcore records and talk about Andy´s recent trip to the Balkans, Greece and Albania!

Go to the Pi-Radio website and click on the little Radio Einheit player for direct streaming or download the show here.

If you live in Berlin just turn on your radio and tune in to Radio Einheit 99,1 FM.

KRYSTAL METH, I SCREAM 7 SHOWERS, SISTA SEKUNDEN and URBAN BLIGHT at Koma F, Sept 13, 2010

Posted in I SCREAM 7 SHOWERS, KRYSTAL METH, SISTA SEKUNDEN, URBAN BLIGHT with tags on September 14, 2010 by mischalke04

Looking back on the past months, not much has happened on this blog and it has nothing to do with the Berlin diy hardcore scene. The scene is alive and happening, with lots of shows and a good amount of bands and releases.  It´s me. First I thought it was just a punk-pause over the very long winter, but then I seem to have gotten a bit jaded with hardcore lately. I´m really not happy with the state the diy hardcore punk scene is in right now. And has been over the past years. It really pisses me off, that I can´t find too many arguments to fight Erich´s accusations that the hardcore scene of today is purely a “hardcore re-enactment scene”. Most of it really  is retro. And as much as I like the people in the scene and of course 80´s style hardcore, it doesn´t really lead anywhere. A scene dies  when it looses its crucial progressive element. I got out of the garage punk scene in the late 90´s when it turned into a “Oldies”-scene. When the bands were content to play the old style really well. Then again: I got out of the hardcore-scene in the late 80´s, because the scene had branched out into so many styles that it lost its equally crucial, stupid rock´n´roll appeal . That was one of the reasons I got into hardcore in the first place: silly rock´n´roll played at maximum speed by pretty smart people.

Progression seems to be missing a bit  in hardcore lately. I don´t even care in what direction diy hardcore punk could develop, but it has to develop. Be it pop, noise, primitive or plain weird, as long as it still really rocks and is still being made by the same people and still happens at the same places, I will enjoy it. Everything is better than the current retro style. I don´t have anywhere else to go and I don´t want to leave either. But if anyone knows of a place where  really nice and intelligent people who are fuckin´angry with the way the world is, are playing angry fuckin´music that I can TOTALLY FUCKIN`ROOOOOOOOCK OUT TO, please tell me.

On the other hand  I might be completely wrong and just haven´t paid enough attention to what´s going on. For example, all the hardcore bands that played at Koma F last night were fantastic! (Four bands – Krystal Meth/Berlin, I Scream 7 Showers/Japan, Sista Sekunden/Sweden and Urban Blight/Canada -  for five Euros! That´s not to beaten by any other venue in Berlin.)

Local Berliners KRYSTAL METH have played a lot of shows in the past year and their crusty hardcore sound has gotten a lot tighter. Luckily their funny remarks in between songs were so not crusty…

Next up were I  SCREAM 7 SHOWERS from Japan and they completely surprised me. This is a new hardcore sound!  Chaotic and wild with lots of distortion and tempo changes, they played at break-neck speed, while still maintaining a melodic vibe. I danced through their whole set and never missed a beat. Amazing band!

I SCREAM 7 SHOWERS, Social Eyes, 2007 (still a little more conventional sounding, from their Split w/Sista Sekunden on Instigate Records)


The mighty SISTA SEKUNDEN at our beloved little moldy, old basement Koma F,  was almost too good to b e true. I love their new pop-ish hardcore sound and I love their old faster material but just because they dare to do something different, I think I like their new stuff better. Sista Sekunden are one of the handful of truly great European hardcore bands right now. Their new LP is a masterpiece! Name one other hard rockin´ HARDCORE PUNK band that can pull off writing a “pop” song like this:

SISTA SEKUNDEN, Sista punkaren i Sverige, 2010 (from their new album “Aldras med Stil” on Instigate Records)


The last band were URBAN BLIGHT from Canada. Some years ago I bought their 7″ on Deranged. They do  early 80´s hardcore. When they hit the stage, they got me going immediately.  I slam danced, I sweated, I smiled  just like I did some 25 years ago in the real 80´s.  Call it retro or whatever, as long as it gets my blood pumping and my body moving, I´m all for it. Rock´n´roll, punk and hardcore will always be foremost about dancing. If it doesn´t get the body moving, forget it. And if  you´re not dancing to it,  you will never feel it, never understand it.

URBAN BLIGHT, Social Order, 2010 (From their new 7″ on Static Shock Records)


After the show I bought their new 7″ out on Static Shock records and it´s even more brutal and primitive sounding than their old one, but in a good way. Kinda strange, but they didn´t sound that primitive live. Usually it´s the other way round. Get their new 7″, it´s great! Urban Blight got the punks moving one last time on this week night and then it was time to go home.

Thanks to Mario for putting on this wonderful show. Thanks to everyone that helped at the door and worked the bar and thanks to the generous people that live at Köpi, who let our noise destroy their bedtime.

Upcoming…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 by mischalke04

No Slogan and Canadian Rifle from Chicago and MOR from Denmark at Koma F on Friday April 23.

Upcoming Shows!

Posted in Uncategorized on März 26, 2010 by mischalke04

I´m a little busy right now so here are just some mails I got recently. Thanks for the info, the new distro-store and the shows sound really cool:

Hello,
Here’s Robert / Refuse Records.
I was checking your blog about Berlin shows. It’s really cool initiative.
I was wondering if you’d be into putting some informations about the shows I’m doing in Berlin. Here’s two upcoming shows:

Refuse Records & Köpi Collective präsentieren:

GERIATRIC UNIT (Nottingham, UK)
Raging hardcore powerhouse that sounds like it was made back in the late 80′s. It’s half Boston Hardcore half middle age men shouting at the world. It’s the sound of four people with almost the combined age of 120 still having it. Former members of HERESY, IRON MONKEY and HARD TO SWALLOW.
http://www.myspace.com/geriatricunit

NAILS (Berlin)
Voice of BOMBENALARM, the drums of MÖNSTER, the guitar wolf of MIGRA VIOLENTA and Mr Arndt on drums. Driving hardcorepunk in a very classic way with great conscious lyrics.

7.04.2010 BERLIN
Koepi, Koepenicker str. 137, start 22

http://koepi137.net/
www.refuserecords.prv.pl

Thanx and hope to see you at the shows,

take care

Robertxxx

Köpi Collective & Refuse Records presents:

EL BANDA (Warsaw, Poland)

Poland’s best female fronted punk w/ members of Post Regiment and Delicje.

Their brand new double LP “Efekt uboczny” is out now on Pasazer Records and two new songs appeared on “Warsaw is Burning” comp. 7″ (Refuse/Emancypunx).

www.myspace.com/elbanda23

FEJLFIX (Odense, Denmark)

Short fast and loud hardcore, ex- Under al Kritik

http://www.myspace.com/fejlfixod

POSING DIRT (Warsaw, Poland)

Female fronted punk/garage

http://www.myspace.com/posingdirt27.03.2010. (Samstag), BERLIN

KOPI, KOPENICKER 137, START 22

http://koepi137.net/

http://www.refuserecords.prv.pl

http://www.myspace.com/refuserecords

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out now on Refuse Records:

055 V/A “Warsaw is Burning” 7″ep

048 The Corpse “Fight against rules” CD

061 Anchor “Relations of violence” 7″ep

060 Right Idea s/t 7″ep

059 S.B.V. “Swallow the pill” 7″ep

058 Seasick “Ennui” 7″ep

057 Government Flu “Fuck poetics” 7″ep / MCD

056 Government Flu “Demo 2008″ 7″ep

054 Zlodzieje Rowerow “…Gdy wrzala krew 1995-1999″ CD

050 Birds Of A Feather “The Past The Present” LP+Book

upcoming show:

27.03. Berlin: El Banda (PL), Fejlfix (DK), Posing Dirt (PL)

www.refuserecords.prv.pl

http://www.myspace.com/refuserecords

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Hello Andreas ! I follow your blog from time to time, and want to send you a link about a project i start to run in my house Scharni 38 : we opened a DIY hardcorepunk local distro on the ground floor of the building, and you can check us on the blog http://rustinpiece.blogsport.de/ , with opening times, concept and stuff. Also it’s link by 1 door to the Tempest anarcho library http://tempestlibrary.wordpress.com/ , where you can find anarchist pamphlets, texts, and books to borrow… Just as personnal info : the distro is gonna be open tomorrow (saturday) cause there is a concert here, but maybe i won’t be able to open sunday cause i organise a show in KomaF ; i attached the flyer for the distro, and also the one for the concert of sunday, if you wanna make some propagandha over your blog ! Thanks for your attention, hope to meet you around!

cheers martiN


Free Radio Show Download!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on März 9, 2010 by mischalke04

Last October Andreas Thrashbastard and I did two BERLIN DIY HC PUNK radio shows on Berlin´s only free form radio Herbstradio 99.1.

I finally put both shows on my Divshare account. If  you missed them, now you can download them directly to your hard drive. They´re pretty big, each around 159 MB,  so I put them in two zip files. It takes about 10 minutes to download, at least on my own old computer, but it´s worth the wait: four hours of great hardcore!

Plus you can hear our sweet voices messing it all up…

BERLIN DIY HC PUNK radio show Pt.1  (10/06/2009)

BERLIN DIY HC PUNK radio show Pt.2 (10/13/2009)

In the first part of the BERLIN DIY HC PUNK radio show we played recent and not so recent Hardcore Punk releases from Berlin, some new US  stuff  and some of Andy Thrashbastard´s Brazilian favourites.

Playlist October 6th:

  • VORKRIEGSJUGEND- Ratten
  • MINUS APES- Nothing Is Nothing At All
  • A BIT OF BRAINDEAD- The Way Democracy Became Established
  • DISCO VIETNAM- Disco Vietnam
  • MINUS APES- Get In To Get Out
  • A BIT OF BRAINDEAD- Totally Wrecked
  • DISCO VIETNAM- L.I.D.L.
  • OUT ON A LIMB- Drinking Spree
  • SNIFFING GLUE- Suburban Suicide, Suburban Violence
  • PRESSGANG- Sex Satan
  • TATORT TOILET- Deine Firewire brennt
  • THE TANGLED LINES- With Make Up And A Push Up Bra
  • DEPRESSIVE STATE- Total Annihilation
  • MÖNSTER- Arbeit ist Scheiße (Keine aber auch)
  • CHAINBREAKER- Dauerlatte Lebenslauf
  • CHAINBREAKER- Neon
  • SOLID DECLINE- In die Fresse
  • CYNESS- Patriotenidioten
  • COLD WAR- Changes
  • COLD WAR- No Regrets
  • LOSER LIFE- I Want The World
  • FRESH MEAT- Bad Mask
  • MIDDLE AMERICA- Every Night
  • CIVIC PROGRESS- Straight Teeth
  • RETAINERS- Die Baby Die
  • RETAINERS- Blue Jean Attack
  • CLOAK/DAGGER- She Cracked
  • PRF- Unfulfilled
  • PLAN R- Not A Waste
  • DEFECT DEFECT- Words
  • DEFECT DEFECT- I Fucking Mean It
  • DEFECT DEFECT- Yeah, I’m A Terrorist
  • DEEP SLEEP- Manic Euphoria
  • TERMINAL STATE- Sick
  • BLANK STARE- Cowards
  • BRAIN HANDLE- Smiling
  • SOCIAL CIRCKLE- Static Eyes
  • SOCIAL CIRCKLE- I Don’t Want
  • ACID REFLUX- Not Another Day
  • HARPOON GUNS- Nanoon II
  • HARPOON GUNS- 15
  • TOTAL ABUSE- No Release
  • B.U.S.H.- Bush Klan
  • DISCARGA- E Agora?
  • DISCARGA- Vivendo
  • INFECT- Em Nossas Maos
  • ALARME- O Que Voce Aprendeu?
  • ARMA LARANJA- Desligar Meu Cerebro
  • O INIMIGO- Tarde Demais
  • BESTA FERA- Pulo De Coyote
  • COLERA- HC-Oi-Punk

In the second show we played some new Hardcore Punk from the great Barcelona scene, some of the highlights of the Umeå scene of the past years and then in the second half of the show we present our favourite Hardcore Punk 45´s of this decade.

Playlist October 13th:

  • OS BRASAS- Mulher Reindeira
  • TOREROS AFTER OLÉ- Chicos de la Calle
  • IV. REICH- Genocidio
  • ESKORBUTO- Mucha Policía, Poca Diversión
  • OTAN- Joventud Anarquista
  • INFIERNO DE COBARDES- Ansiedad
  • INSOMNIO- Still Remember
  • CINDER- Hi Top Or Low But Never Slow
  • FIX ME- Paradoja
  • FIX ME- Atrapado
  • ÜBER- Espana y Mierda
  • ÜBER- Mein Bezirk
  • ATENTADO- No Necesito tus Reglas
  • CRIMEN DE ESTADO- Bomba Atomica
  • CRIMEN DE ESTADO- Anar Parlant
  • MASSHYSTERI- Monoton Tid
  • INSTÄNGD- Instängd
  • THE VICIOUS- Suicidal Generation
  • KNUGEN FALLER- Adolf Hitler
  • REGULATIONS- Destroy
  • SKITKIDS- Ensamhet Bygger Denna Varld
  • SKITKIDS- Lyckans Sang
  • NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS- Secret Police
  • GORILLA ANGREB- De Kommer Du Om Natten
  • AMDI PEDERSENS ARMÉ- Skate Og Do
  • SNIPERS- The Howling
  • ASSASSINATORS- Natten Braender
  • RIPPING HEADACHE- Where Did It Go
  • HJERTESTOP- Vi Er Overalt
  • JELLYROLL ROCKHEADS- Road To Ruin
  • LIMPWRIST- This Ain’t No Cross On My Hand
  • LIFE’S HALT- We Will Take It!
  • LIMPWRIST- What’s Up With The Kids
  • LIMPWRIST- The Ode
  • TRAGEDY- The Ending Fight
  • FROM ASHES RISE- Life And Death
  • FROM ASHES RISE- At Peace
  • WORLD BURNS TO DEATH- World Burns To Death
  • SEVERED HEAD OF STATE- Cop On Fire
  • BORN/DEAD- No One Gets Out
  • HELLSHOCK- Lost Sunset
  • BOMBENALARM- Zielfunktion
  • YOUR KINGDOM IS DOOMED- Dezenfekte
  • FUCKED UP- Police
  • RNR- I’ve Had It
  • DEADFALL- What A Bogus
  • DEADFALL- One Man’s Dog
  • LOS TRAIDORES- Buenas Dias Presidente

Don´t forget to scroll down further for upcoming Berlin shows:

Upcoming Shows!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on März 6, 2010 by mischalke04

Two Hungarian Hardcore bands Think Again and New Dead Project will be playing at Koma F on Saturday March 13.

And just a few days later on Wednesday another three exellent hardcore bands at Koma F:

fastcore masters LET´S GROW and the more melodic thrashers JAIBO from Belgrade, Serbia are coming to present their brand new Split-LP  out on Thrashbastard records PLUS always awesome locals APE ATTACK.

Lots more shows are due at Koma F in the very near future.

THE RATS at Koma F, February 26, 2010

Posted in THE RATS with tags , on Februar 27, 2010 by mischalke04

This weekend Köpi is celebrating its 20th birthday with a huge festival. I was there for the Friday event and it was massive. The site was muddy and puddles everywhere because the snow was finally melting after two month, but it didn´t keep way more than thousand people from showing up. A great testament to the vitality of the squatters movement and the anarchist punk scene.

There were many groups playing last night but the only one I saw was  the Rats from Umeå. I got to meet Johan, one of their two guitarists, before the show and he told me they had taken a plane to Berlin and it felt like summer for them because in Umeå it was still minus 25° Celcius.

The Rats are not on tour and were invited to the Köpi Fest exclusively. Deservedly so because they absolutely destroy live. They have the best set-up for any rock´n´roll group: a solid backing band of smart but rather normal guys and a real animal for a front person.

They have played Koma F many times, one of their shows was my first post in June 2008. I I hope to catch them again because they rule.

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