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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 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.

Show Tonight!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on Oktober 20, 2009 by mischalke04

Last minute announcement: APE ATTACK from Berlin and MIND TRAP from Vienna  are playing at Koma F tonight, Tuesday October 20.

Show starts at 10 pm.

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DE HOJE HAELE, PRESSGANG at Koma F April 5, 2009

Posted in DE HOJE HAELE, PRESSGANG with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by mischalke04

05-04-09-koma-entranceI`ve been hibernating like a chipmunk over the past winter so I haven`t been  going to shows and haven`t produced any new material  besides adding upcoming shows when Mario sent me some info. Now it`s springtime, tons of shows are happening and now I`m busy working. I guess I´ll be kicked out of the scene any time now. Somebody should take over this blog who is more active in the scene. Seriously, if your`re interested let me know.05-04-09-koma-f-posters2

I did however make it to this DE HOJE HAELE/PRESSGANG show. It was DE HOJE HAELES second time at Koma F this year. They played a great set of their Danish brand of Power Pop. Their 7″ on Repo Man Records is tops!

Muenster has some great Punk/Hardcore bands right now, considering that it`s a rather small town. PRESSGANG got the punks moving on this weekday. Great band! I bought their new 7″ on Hardware Records and it smokes!.

I will try to catch more shows in the future. Don`t forget to check the upcoming shows if you scroll further down…

A bunch of  photos of  DE HOJE HAELE (double-click on the images and they will get much bigger):de-hoje-haele-05-04-09-koma-f-1de-hoje-haele-05-04-09-koma-f-2

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Und weiter unten noch ein paar Fotos von PRESSGANG ( wie immer doppelklicken und die Bilder werden sehr viel größer):pressgang-05-04-09-koma-f-2pressgang-05-04-09-koma-f05-04-09-koma-f

LEECH, APE ATTACK, COMMON ENEMY at Subversiv, 09/18/2008

Posted in APE ATTACK!, COMMON ENEMY, LEECH with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2008 by mischalke04

Great hardcore show at Subversiv with a great turn out. Lots of action, circle-pits and sing-a-longs. Finally a new young hardcore scene seems to have developed in Berlin.

Locals APE ATTACK were awsome as usual and seem to get tighter everytime I see them. They have a great demo that you should get too. Fast early 80s hardcore that is over before you can blink an eye.

As usual more and much better photos by Wolli will hopefully appear soon at:

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At least I saw Wolli take a lot of photos…

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 15, 2008 by mischalke04

Coming Friday September 19th local favorites APE ATTACK, insane skate-thrash kings COMMON ENEMY from the US and instead of THE OMNIPRESENT DISEASE, a new band called LEECH are playing at Subversiv.

THRASH TIL`DEATH!

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And then there is the big Berlin HC-Fest at Cassiopeia on Sunday September 28th. Doors open at 3pm, the first band is playing at 3:30pm and everything is scheduled to end at 10pm. So make sure to come early to not miss any of the action!

It all sounds very promising and I`m exited to see both these shows.

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

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APE ATTACK, MINUS APES, SHORT FUSE at Koma F, 02/09/2008

Posted in APE ATTACK!, MINUS APES, SHORT FUSE with tags , , , on September 4, 2008 by mischalke04

Great hardcore night at Koma F last Tuesday with three German bands: Berlin locals Ape Attack, quasi-locals Minus Apes from Strausberg and Short Fuse from Münster. All of them play great early 80s hardcore in some form or other. Go see them if they play near you or buy their records.

My camera broke down after seeing Ape Attack so here`s what I got…

Wolli took more photos with a much better camera. Go see them at the wonderful hardcore photography blog  hthcphotography :