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02.06. (sri) - Gute Nacht John-Boy – Wien, Austria
Gute Nacht John-Boy is a band that plays music that doesn’t want to be the wildest, the fastest, the slowest, the sexiest, the most spectacular, the popiest, the most alternative, the best of the best. It just tries to melt your hearts. Good night, my love, sleep tight.
- i da, u band-u svira\pjeva Danijel, naš novi DJ srijedom
ex Sin Albert, Studeni Studeni, Space Invaders …
03.06. (cet) - The Cute Lepers – Seattle, Washington
Once formed by Steve E. Nix, The Cute Lepers made a beeline for the punk and power pop classics in the used record bin. The Cute Lepers create the crisp, catchy punk numbers that you would normally expect from ex-members of The Briefs and include more narrative lyrics, heavy use of female back up vocals, and pop embellishes that unabashedly display their harmonic vibe.
“… the Lepers are cooking with crack. The spiky, power-pop bounce recalls a polished Fastbacks or Modern Lovers huffing the Vapors off Descendents. There’s hardly a missed stop from the opening blast…”
-Chris Parker, Alternative Press
“The Cute Lepers remind listeners how much variety there used to be in punk’s early days by rolling that era's range of influences into one record.”
-Emily Becker, Venus Zine
“It’s always a good sign when you find yourself reaching to turn up the stereo song after song, and by the end of this I think people three cities down could hear this blasting from my car’s stereo speakers.”
–Jimmy Alvarado, Razorcake
“The debut album from this Seattle band led by ex-Briefs guitarist Steve E. Nix is an energetic set of punkish power-pop rooted in the more melodic bands of Britain’s ‘70s punk movement (the Buzzcocks, Undertones, Vibrators, Generation X). In other words, they’re similar to the music of Nix’s former band, but with a bit less punk attitude and more unabashedly pop in approach, putting them closer to the sound of Portland’s late great Exploding Hearts (though not as deliberately lo-fi).”
-Don Yates, KEXP 6/2008
“This album is a collection of cheery, choral anthems that for me, recapture that anti-hero spirit of the late ‘70s punk scene. If The Cute Lepers lead singer, Steve E. Nix, had an English accent, I could very well be listening to Stiff Little Fingers or Sham 69. The consistent melodic guitar leads in the song “Terminal Boredom” conjures up an image of Doc Martens and the working class…totally contrary to the striped shirt wearing peglegged kids that cross my mind when I hear the phrase ‘power pop.'”
-Astra, Easy Street Records “Locals Only” blog
06.06. (ned) – Apache – San Francisco, California
Just when it seems that no one can really effectively duplicate the early 70s glam sound, along comes Apache from San Francisco with a ramrodding, yet slovenly swing that booms and crushes those notions into a fine powder. Both songs reek of mid 70s delinquency, torn jeans and the thrill of skipping class, and they lace their classic hooks as deep as anything churned out by Iron Virgin, The Plod, or Bearded Lady in their time.
- victim of time
10.06. (cet) - The Experimental Tropic Blues Band – Liege, Belgium
This is a band that has set out to continue the legacy of the big names of rock’n’roll - Johnny Cash, the Cramps, Elvis, Bo Diddley, Hasil Adkins - setting to music stories of damned souls. Though not known for being an exciting country, they are indeed from Belgium, and they do indeed manage to whip up an atmosphere of wild debauchery at all their gigs. Their performances are hot and spicy, frequently involving nudity, alongside their stomping bluesy rock’n’roll tunes. You’ll drink up their sound and the atmosphere to the last drop. And then ask for more!
02.07. (pet) - Terror Bird – Vancouver, Canada
The songs are manic, taking you from the darkness of your heart to a sunny memory from long ago. Stage shows are minimalist, shy, and can capture you forever. Dance or cry. Once you're a fan, you can't forget. Synthesiser and drums united. Songwriting rivaling Daniel Johnston. Strange chords for your bad twin. Always recording and writing new songs, but we will take you out to lunch any day