Archiv für Juli, 2008

Hello Punkers,

Posted in Uncategorized on Juli 22, 2008 by mischalke04

my name is Andreas. Only one month ago I make this blog. Now 1000 peoples have looked it. Great! I`m happy.  Sorry last post was only in German. Was only because Olsen write it in German but he promise to write next time Englisch. Is much better because our scene is international and Englisch is international language. Is better if everybody can read it in the whole world. Okay, not whole world, only rich world! But still big world, not small world like only German peoples.

Also sorry no photos last time. I was at home and not have time to go to Konzert. Next time you see  somebody take photos at Konzert, say them I want photos! Also photos from little handys is okay. Why not? Better some photos then no photos.

Okay, you understand now. Englisch writing is easy! So, please help me writing this blog.

Also there is many interesting things happen in Berlin. A lot of punkers come to Berlin because they want to see the Berliner punk scene. They need a lot of information. But not only write: I like this, I hate this. Is too boring.  But where can I buy punky records? Where can I eat cheap vegan?  Who is the interesting peoples making diy scene?  What are the punky hardcore bands in Berlin? What political actions are happen? Many, many things about to write …

Okay, see you at the next Konzert

bye, bye

Andreas

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ATKA und AMEN 81 im Lokal, 19.07.2008

Posted in AMEN 81, ATKA with tags , , , on Juli 20, 2008 by mischalke04

vermutlich um die besucherzahlen nicht zu groß werden zu lassen
wurde das für den gestrigen abend angekündigte konzert von AMEN81
kurzfristig in das ‚lokal‘ am rosenthaler platz verlegt. den an-
gekündigten support durften ATKA bestreiten.
auf diese weise wurde ich zwar um meinen ersten besuch im ‚turm‘
gebracht was mich allerdings nicht zu stark ärgerte, denn im
‚lokal‘ war ich vorher auch noch nie.

das ‚lokal‘ in der rosenthaler strasse ist eine konzertkneipe die
mit einem breitgefächerten monatsprogramm aufwartet. von electro
über ska und hc bis zu screamo soll für jede etwas dabei sein.
rechts neben dem eingang gibt es eine seperate tischkickerlounge,
dem stellenwert dieser kneipensportart angemessen.
der standort im hochparterre eines geschäftshauses vermeidet es,
stress mit lärmgeplagten nachbarn zu bekommen (da wohnt niemand
im haus), und die verblüffend wirksame schallisolierung nach
aussen hin komplettiert die schutzmassnahmen.
die preise für getränke sind angenehm niedrig (z.b. bier 2 eus)
und die kunstledersessel von erlesenem sitzkomfort, wie sich rasch
zeigen sollte.

trotz der verlegung um mehrere kilometer waren vielleicht zweihun-
dert leute anwesend, was seinen grund vermutlich darin findet dass
das konzert bestandteil einer soliparty gegen repression und bullen-
terror war und somit für alle darunter leidenden anwesenheits-
pflicht galt; einzig die gezielt angesprochenen crusties hatten
sich mehrheitlich verlaufen. entsprechend anders als von mir
gewohnt zeigte sich die zusammensetzung des publikums. der selbst
bestimmbare eintritt lag zwischen angenehmen vier und sieben eus,
also im rahmen dessen was sonst auch genommen wird.

nachdem die erste band, ATKA, ihre ersten takte erklingen liessen
beschloss ich impulsiv, mir ein bier zu kaufen. dann dachte ich
nach: bin ich fan dieser art von metall? bin ich überhaupt fan von
metall? wie kann ich das geschehen angemessen beschreiben?
im dritten oder vierten song wuchs aus dem vertrackten gefrickel
eine dicke weiche ein-akkord-wand und schleppte sich hypnotisch
durch die nächsten 60 sekunden. da sackte mein blut vom hirn in
den nacken und ich begann mitzunicken. kurz. dann war’s aber auch
schon wieder vorbei, und die alten fragen bohrten wieder in mir.
vom vielen denken wurden mir die beine schwer und ich begab mich
in den hinteren teil des raums, wo ich die eingangs erwähnte be-
stuhlung schätzen lernte.
den leuten hat’s aber anscheinend gefallen, neben vielen grinsen-
den gesichtern gab es auch reichlich freundlichen beifall.
ergebnis meiner grübelei: bin kein metalhead.
berufenere als ich es bin mögen die ‚comment‘-funktion nutzen und
etwas substantielleres beisteuern.

antizyklisch handeln heisst, hingehen wenn alle weggehen. ich also
in der umbaupause vor an die bühne und brav gewartet, bis die zweite
band des abends, AMEN81, soweit ist. und es hat sich ja sowas von
gelohnt! die drei nürnberger gehören für mich zu den besten inlän-
dischen hc-bands überhaupt, wobei ich sie bisher immer nur von vinyl
herab hören durfte. die musikalischen wendungen der letzten jahre
waren immer gelungen, und die texte stechen aus dem sonst darge-
brachten themenkreis heraus. günde genug für ein bisschen vorfreude.
und dann ging’s los:
20 sekunden soundcheck, dann die ersten songs ohne pause aneinander-
gereiht, fand sich bald eine kleine meute ausgelassen tanzender
gäste. der sound wurde immer besser und schnell war der laden ein
feuchtes heisses hardcoreidyll. der drummer/sänger hatte auch
zwischen den songs einen hohen unterhaltungswert und lieferte sich
mit dem gitaristen immer wieder nette kurze dialoge. und dann
wieder ein hc-brett zum mitzappeln. und noch eins. und dann noch
eins. mal ältere, dann neuere, dann mittelalte songs. drei zugaben.
ich bin gar nicht zum nachdenken gekommen. deswegen kann ich auch
nicht so viel schreiben. AMEN81 waren super.
die folgende tanzveranstaltung mit dj’anes etc. habe ich dann aus-
gelassen, ins ’subversiv‘, wo der zweite teil der verlegten soli-
party stattfand, bin ich auch nicht hin. welche dazu was berichten
wollen bitte ‚comment‘ nutzen.
bei den veranstalterinnen möchte ich mich bedanken und gleichzei-
tig meiner hoffnung ausdruck geben, dass ordentlich was in die soli-
kasse gespült wurde.
der abend hat sich sehr gelohnt. das ‚lokal‘ ist eine schöne neu-
entdeckung für mich, da kann gerne öfter was interessantes statfin-
den.

olsen 20.08.08

THE FIGHT, UNQUIET, APE ATTACK! at Turm, 15/7/2008

Posted in APE ATTACK!, THE FIGHT, UNQUIET with tags , , , , , on Juli 16, 2008 by Henry Crudos

Finally I get to write something for this blog. I have meant to do it for ages, but then the opportunity never arose cos Andi is so darn quick or perhaps I just don’t go to enough gigs. But here it is, anyway. But before I start: all photos were taken by Wolli and stolen by me from hthcphotography.blogsport.de. I’ll tell them about it in a minute though, promise!

So, this gig yesterday was the 3rd DIY hardcore gig at our neat little venue Der Turm, and it’s sharing the top fave spot with Valhalla Pacifists, Fuck With Fire and A Bit Of Braindead in April. As I was one of the folk organizing the gig this might be a slightly different stance from something written by anyone „just“ there to see the gig.

I was really thrilled for this opportunity to put on THE FIGHT, a) because Wolfi is in them and he and the Dresden Mosh Crew have done an awful lot for us in the past and b) (I guess this should be a) really) THE FIGHT are one of my absolutely most favourite hardcore bands and have been for quite a while. I met them first when we played our first gig with them at the KOMA F back in the day and I’ve been in love with them ever since. So yea, the day came and I was still pretty shattered from driving down from London and arriving the night before, but I managed to hang some more Molton with Mikki Sikk and Machine over the windows on the top floor and welcome the band before kicking off to cook an African chili and Muffins for the bands, realising that next time I really will need bigger pots. Back at the venue most was all set up nicely and the backline had been brought up with our DIY freight elevator. After setting up the P.A. and a quick soundcheck with UNQUIET people started arriving and so did the pigs. Some neighbour had called them which was no big news since that’s happened with every single thing we’ve done in the place so far, but this time it was only 10 p.m. and they were asking for a council permit. Which we didn’t have, obviously. I managed to send them back off (a lot of people won’t like this, but they were cool enough pigs and didn’t want to hassle us really, and in fact they never have before, so here’s for A.C.A.B.) and extract the information that the bastard/ess calling them in wasn’t the one we had expected but apparently lived on the other side of the building. Meaning, we had hung up all the molton on the wrong side of the room.

Anyway, when UNQUIET from Berlin hit the stage (i.e. the floor), some 60 people were there and although we had to get up the band’s arse several times to turn down the amps still a bit more, the crowd, themselves and we enjoyed their set. Although the only people „dancing“ were the very friendly hobo-type man off the street and UNQUIET’s singer. UNQUIET play intricate hardcore, which probably would have been termed „screamo“ in past decades if it wasn’t for the growling voice. The set was one heavy fucker and really groovy. So DIY gig collectives, get in touch with them, they’re well worth it: http://www.myspace.com/weareunquiet. Unfortunately I grew more anxious by the minute should the pigs be back and shut the gig down as they had promised if we wouldn’t produce the council permit.

UNQUIET

UNQUIET

Up next were APE ATTACK!, also from our beloved metropolis. They are closely connected (i.e. share members) with A BIT OF BRAINDEAD and CIRCLE KIT, all of which are really good bands, and represent something like the new generation of Berlin hardcore. Meaning, they are just not as old and boring as the rest of us are. They play youth (sic!) crew-ish hardcore with crew shouts and they always bring in a lot of the hardcore young team which get circle pits and a bit of the old two step dancing going, but in a very relaxed and totally un-tough way, with both biological sexes involved. A very nice momentum at gigs, when no one is threatened to get their head kicked in, everybody is having fun and even the drunkest and most run-down of attendees is treated with respect and care. Notwithstanding they’re (admittedly male) youthful energy, joking song comments and general thrashiness, they seem to have real good lyrics (from what I could grasp) and are definitely much wiser than I was some ten years ago. To me they have slipped right into the heart of the DIY scene and give it a lot just by shaking the old farts by their shoulders and kick up some thrashy madness. Cool set, great people, lots of energy. See them soon and again and again, they play Berlin fairly often.
APE ATTACK!
APE ATTACK!
APE ATTACK!

So it was finally time for THE FIGHT to hit the stage, and I grew more relaxed, as the pigs still hadn’t shown up. Setup didn’t take long and all of a sudden we all were into a set that was extremely rocking and it went down best with the crowd, including a cover of the BUZZCOCKS‘ „Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn’t Have Fallen In Love With“, during which the band’s faces were just gleaming with pure joy. The energy sprang over and a good amount of dancing could be seen here and there. THE FIGHT are a special band in some respects, with four members living in and around Warszawa and one in Dresden, and Asia’s lyrics and announcements deliver messages which are too often neglected in our cozy little scene (and I know that Andi tends to think so, too), often concerning the relationship between grrrls and boys, so to say. The band really has a lot to say about (dis)gender issues, and political problems, especially in Poland, which seems to be growing more and more reactionary about issues such as abortion laws or being labelled (and prosecuted) as whathaveyou-sexual. Well, you might say, isn’t that quite a natural thing with a female singer and a female bassist, also singing, both emancipation activists on top? But that’s exactly the point: this isn’t about XX vs. XY or XX + XY or „the women question“. These are issues that (should) concern all of us. And not only do THE FIGHT get that across without pointing a finger, they also add a great brand of brutal yet melodic hardcore on top. Imagine a random 90s posi band with Ringworm mosh appeal and Tragedy catchiness and perhaps you’re coming close. Or will write angry comments.THE FIGHT
THE FIGHT
THE FIGHT
THE FIGHT

The rest of the night went down easy and all of us were glad that we were spared more cop trouble and had such a good night. I think it has been a really diverse mix of bands and there was something in it for everyone. The way it should be more often, like. Thanks to the bands for making this a good one!

RED HERRING, WORLD BURNS TO DEATH, PISSCHRIST at Köpi, 07/11/2008

Posted in PISSCHRIST, RED HERRING, WORLD BURNS TO DEATH with tags , , , , , on Juli 12, 2008 by mischalke04

What a great night at Köpi! Without the help of any of the bi-weekly guides to „everything“ that is going on in this city, without fancy, glossy posters or any other major media, a couple of hundred people showed up tonight to see real underground bands. Only through diy networking and word of mouth. That`s what I call success!

RED HERRING from Portland were a real good change of pace from the usual hardcore punk that is going on at Köpi. Instead of a bass they use a tuba and the guitarist plays a banjo. Plus the singer can really sing. I wish more bands would vary from the tired old routine and make this scene a progressive scene again. One that is not afraid to venture into new territory. I have a lot of hope for this scene but right now there is actually no reason to be in that respect. RED HERRING were quite well received, people danced and I enjoyed their set so much that I bought both their 7″es. And I got a t-shirt for free! Thanks RED HERRING!

WORLD BURNS TO DEATH played another brutal set. Not quite as mean and aggressive as last weekend in Packebusch but still very fuckin`hard. I have to admit, that I was a little disappointed with the crowd because apart from a lot of fists in the air there was not much going on in the „pit“. But that was soon going to change dramatically…

Only seconds into PISSCHRIST`S set the audience exploded.

The singer continually stage-dived into the crowd, kept singing and was always thrown back on stage.

I had missed them when they played at Köpi two years ago, but most people certainly had not forgotten that first impression. A well deserved pay-off for always giving all they`ve got. They played a ragin`set and the crowd got really wild.This was the first show for PISSCHRIST`S European tour so you still have some weeks to catch them somewhere near you. Don`t miss `em…

Only two songs into the set on my way to the side of the stage I stepped into a real sharp piece of glass that pierced through my shoes and into my foot. While I made all these shots I felt the blood soaking my shoes and my socks. I didn`t want to look and just kept shooting to not miss any of the action. After the show A.C told me, that he had seen me accidentally kick some beer bottles of the speakers near the stage while taking photos. I had stepped into the bottles that I had crashed myself! Fuck. But hey, I really  bleed for this shit…

More fotos of the bands (klick on any of the images and they will get much bigger )

RED HERRING

WORLD BURNS TO DEATH

PISSCHRIST

INSTINCT, BLANK STARE, DISCARGA, 07/07/2008 at Koma F

Posted in BLANK STARE, DISCARGA, INSTINCT with tags , , , , on Juli 9, 2008 by mischalke04

Back at our cozy old moldy basement Koma F. Three bands from as far away as Israel, the US and Brazil for 4 euros! Now, who can beat that for entertainment value?

I know most people will disagree with me and I know there is a reason for it being that way, but I always think the shows are too cheap. Right now there probably is no solution to this problem. These three international touring bands can`t really make enough money from 70 (I´m guessing, maybe there were even less) people paying 4 euros. But a lot of people would not have come if it were not cheap, because they don`t know the bands. They take a chance on the bands being good. So far there always is a audience for this type of music. If a more dedicated and steady group of „fans“ would develop maybe they would be willing to pay more for their fanatical love of the music. But that may also make the scene boring and predictable…

First up were the unannounced INSTINCT from Tel Aviv. If you look at the pictures you`ll see what they were about. From what I heard they were travelling by train and stayed at a youth hostel for the night.

Next were BLANK STARE from Boston. Once more they were awesome to watch and got me to move instantly. In fact it was hard taking the time to do these shots because I was so occupied with rockin`out to them.

DISCARGA from Sao Paulo had been a big surprise in Packebusch. I bought one of their 7″es 4 years ago and liked it a lot but they sure have learned a few tricks since then. They are a riot on stage!

Another fantastic night at Köpi and please don`t take my critical  thoughts from the beginning the wrong way. I love this scene and I`m really passionate about the music and the ideas behind it. I just don`t think the way it is now is the end to it all…

More photos of INSTINCT ( click on any of the images and they will get much bigger)

BLANK STARE

DISCARGA

Packebusch Festival, July 4-5, 2008

Posted in ANTI MOB, APOCALIPSTIX, AUTISTIC YOUTH, BCM, BLANK STARE, DISCARGA, FLEAS & LICE, LETHARGIE, LIES FEED THE MACHINE, LOS DOLARES, LOSER LIFE, MASSHYSTERI, MORDARE, NEVER BUILT RUINS, RIPPING HEADACHE, WORLD BURNS TO DEATH with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Juli 8, 2008 by mischalke04

It´s been more than 24 hours til the end of the festival and though I did take a long bath afterwards I still can`t get that smell out of my nose. But that`s why I went to Packebusch. To get smelly with the Punks. As every year, it`s been a great festival!

Just to get this out of the way first: I will try to report as much as I remember and be as fair as possible, but of course it will be a little one-sided. I couldn`t see every band and I do have my own taste. A lot of people will have seen it completely different…

I arrived late on Friday and then set up my tent as fast as possible because I didn`t want to miss any of the bands. It had rained in Berlin and I had expected to find the festival site all muddy and wet but luckily the weather was great the whole weekend. I hadn`t missed any bands so there was still plenty of time to say hello to some of the Berlin gang and to get a very tasty vegan burger at the „Vegan Wonderland“ booth.

The first band was FLEAS & LICE. I was never a big fan of their music, but they got a lot tighter since I saw them last time some 15 years ago. The punks liked them and it got the whole fest in swing…

Next up were AUTISTIC YOUTH. I had seen them the week before and was  curious how their anthemic punk rock would go over with this crowd. It took a while, but then most people seemed to have liked them.

The Packebusch festival is basically a crust festival and most of the people come there to listen to some really hard and brutal noise. MASSHYSTERI are pretty close to being a pop band. If you stripped down their punk rock and played the songs slower, it would reveal some really good song-writing and melodies. So I was even more curious how they would be received. But contrary to their appearance the punks were pretty open minded and they went down real well.

When LOS DOLARES from Barcelona came on the crowd finally got what they had been coming for. Their heavy crust sound got the people moving and I liked their set a lot.

LOSER LIFE had played in Berlin as well and I like their  sound and their records a lot. Laurance, a girl I had met on the train from Berlin, had travelled more than 10 hours to meet them in Packebusch. They do not sound like them, but LOSER LIFE remind me of early Hüsker Dü. They have something else in their music besides hardcore and it seems to want to escape cliches and break out into new territory. I`m looking forward to their „Warehouse: Songs And Stories“ in 4 years. If they get that far.  This time their set didn`t quite grab me as much as the first time. I don`t know why exactely. They played real well. Their last song was cut short due to a power failure, a problem I remembered had also happened the previous year. Luckily that was the only time and the generator didn`t cause any more trouble.

After that I sat down with a couple of older guys and we all talked about how it felt being over 40 at this punk festival. I was into my fourth cider and had kind of not paid attention what was going on on the stage. When we all finally got up to see what the noise was all about, we were in for a big surprise.

RIPPING HEADACHE from Copenhagen were playing some blazing-fast hardcore and really seemed to explode on stage! Their singer is my favorite type of hardcore singer: a maniac, skinny and aggressive! Bully-types always make me think, they could vent their aggression any time they want, but for the skinny, nerdy types it`s still a real release. RIPPING HEADACHE really ripped and I bought their 7″ and a t-shirt. The only stuff that I bought at the fest. Too bad many people missed them because by that time the disco was already in full swing. I went to my tent and heard the  crusties boogie to „Sex Machine“ til I fell asleep.

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Early on Saturday morning I was awoken by a bunch of punks who had set up their tent next to mine and now they were arguing loudly about all kinds of bullshit. I was still very hung over but it all seemed to center around the girl in their company who had pissed in front of the tent. One guy couldn`t stop pointing out in detail that a lot of people had seen her ass and how that made her look and the girl always tried to shut him up. After they got out of the tent to argue some more I looked outside, said hello and discovered that they were some really ragged street kids from Magdeburg. After that I tried to sleep some more, but it kind of escalated outside until their „boss“ , these types always seem to have a leader, had enough and hit the big-mouthed guy and then came back and boasted about it. After that they made up again and finally they left. I slept til 2 in the afternoon.

When I got up there was still time to say hello to the new arriving people, check out the distros, eat some more vegan burgers, vegan icecream and talk shit.

The first band was BCM. They put on an entertaining show and got the punks into the mood for all things to come. The spandex-pants wearing singer was one of the only front-persons trying to communicate with the audience and their german lyrics also helped that.

I missed ANTIMOB who  I had seen at the Turm in Berlin a couple of days earlier.

Next were APOCALIPSTIX who I hadn`t seen before and I enjoyed their set although the singer had lost her voice singing at the disco all night long. Her voice sounded really harsh but still fitted their hardcore punk sound. She was the only person making longer speeches in between songs and while many people think of that as preaching there really is an art to filling the time between songs. She seemed quite confident in that respect and I liked her short personal explanations of what her songs were about. Great band!

I had always missed local Berlin scenesters LIES FEED THE MACHINE. They were quite popular with the festival crowd and did everything right. If you like Tragedy you will like them.

The next band LETHARGIE I missed again. I heard a lot of good things from punks about their brand of crust punk, but by that time it was just getting to be a little much for me. A lot of people seemed to feel the same way. One of the reasons to come to Packebusch, and for that matter to any fest, is to hang out and to enjoy the atmosphere. So that we did..

I caught half of NEVER BUILT RUINS from Switzerland and thought they were quite ragin`. Got the pogo-mob going too.

BLANK STARE were supposed to play next but were still on the road, so MORDARE were on next. I missed them too. Okay it was getting dark and I was getting tired…

It was about 12 when DICARGA from Brazil took the stage and suddenly I was wide awake! I don`t think anybody was prepared for the hardcore assault that was going to happen. Thrashmasters DISCARGA opened with „Ace Of Spades“ for sound-check and then blazed through a set of pure energy ! Their sheer physical fitness made all the other tough bands that had gone on before them look tame and static in comparison. The bassist had broken his arm before tour. The doctor in Brazil had told him to call off the tour. He came to Berlin with a cast around his arm but then just took it off. He couldn`t even really stretch his arm but now he was up on stage going crazy and showing the punks how explosive Brazilian hardcore can be. It looked so easy and fun and was unbelievably ragin`!!!

I had thought: that was it! Nobody can top that ! But WORLD BURNS TO DEATH came out with full force at 1 in the morning. I had seen the singer sit in the shadow all day at his booth looking grim. Nobody had really cared for his stuff. Now he came out with all the rage that he seemed to have built up all day and delivered a angry as fuck set. Now everybody paid attention. Awesome and brutal !

Originally that would have been the end but BLANK STARE had arrived in the meantime. After these two, very hard acts to follow, BLANK STARE with their Boston straightedge hardcore seemed to be a little bit out of place. Especially at two in the morning in front of a drunken crowd of crusties. First song into the set and all double thoughts were gone. BLANK STARE were on fire ! Jumpin`, kickin`, screamin`, the singer showed all of his straightedge vitality, had the crowd moving once more and led the festival to a fantastic finale that left nothing to be said.

After that everybody went to the karaoke van to sing and drink some more. I just went to bed and had a wonderful sleep without any night-time disturbances.

It was a great festival and I`m looking forward to going once more next year. Thanks to everyone in Packebusch for setting up the fest and letting us come again to detroy your place. Thanks to all the bands who played and thanks to Andi Thrashbastard for bringing the bands that I enjoyed the most.

More photos of  the Festival ( Click on any of the images and thew will get much bigger ).

AUTISTIC YOUTH

MASSHYSTERI

LOSDOLARES

RIPPING HEAD ACHE

BCM

APOCALIPSTIX

LIES FEED THE MACHINE

NEVER BUILT RUINS

DISCARGA

WORLD BURNS TO DEATH

BLANK STARE

ANTI MOB, MASSHYSTERI and AUTISTIC YOUTH at the TURM 06/30/2008

Posted in ANTI MOB, AUTISTIC YOUTH, MASSHYSTERI with tags , , , , , on Juli 1, 2008 by mischalke04

Last night everybody went to a new space for shows called the Turm (tower). And a tower it is. The shows take place on the fifth floor of a high tower in a industrial area in Neukölln. Not the usual area for punk shows so everybody came for the first time and it felt like a school trip with only the nice people from the scene showing up. And quite a lot of people did show. It was a interesting change from the usual crappy, wet basements that we love so much. It was as if we would all start from scratch with no random drunks coming in, not knowing what is going on in the first place…

First band was ANTI MOB from Athens, Greece and they were quite good, sorta like TRAGEDY or MÖNSTER, our local crust rockers. Ragin`stuff!anti-mob

Second were MASSHYSTERI, a great poppish punk band with real well written songs as can be expected from such Swedish veterans.

Soaking wet and thirsty from dancing I went to get something to drink. I was at the bar when MASSHYSTERI started playing their anthem „Masshysteri“, actually a song from their former band THE VICIOUS. As you can see on the video, I tried to get back to the front as fast as possible. The woman from the merch-table is singing…

The last band to play was AUTISTIC YOUTH from Portland. They sound a lot like THE OBSERVERS but younger and more energetic. They have great melodies and play fast!

I had hoped for a little more action on the dance floor but you can not have everything. As A.C. pointed out, the difference to all the other little underground scenes, is that the d.i.y. scene is mainly made up of people who are doing something themselves. So maybe some felt like they had done their part already. Although I still think that you should at least rock as hard as the band that is playing. And that goes double for bands that come from countries as far away as Greece. Do you think people stand with their backs to a wall when a German band makes it to Athens?

But those are just minor bickerings. It was a great night with great bands and great people. Let`s hope this place stays open a while and the people let a little more loose next time…

Thanks to Stefan, the FAMILY MAN gang and everybody else for managing the place and to Andi Thrashbastard for bringing the bands!