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Well the band leader said they might return to our little town in 50 years...  ;)

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Went to a jazz concert last night in the local school aula. "Allotria" from Munich have been going for 50 years (one of the newer members wasn't even born then)!
They played a lot of "standards" from the golden jazz/swing era (1920's and 30's), I enjoyed that. Best tune for me was of course "Sing Sing Sing" by Louis Prima (which I knew from the Rat Scabies solo album!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XYUr2MjcU4
(bit different line-up than last night)

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Not Scientists were good last night. I'd never been to the "Hemperium" in Ulm before, I must've walked past it many times. Downstairs is a pub/restaurant (where they apparently serve burgers made out of hemp - hence the name). Upstairs is a small bar with a tiny stage.
First on were "Hingsen", support band from Ravensburg, playing some kind of hardcore/punk. Not too bad.
The "Not Scientists" from Lyon were as good as my mate had promised. They played their first song and "it just clicked". The energy they radiated really came across. A few slower songs were in the set, but mostly it was quite "punky".  8)

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World Chat / Stiv (movie)
« on: March 22, 2019, 04:12:54 PM »
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Stiv 
When: Sat., March 23

Punk pioneer Stiv Bators left behind a remarkable legacy before his untimely death in 1990. Bators, who sang with acts such as the Dead Boys and Lords of the New Church, is the subject of Stiv, a new documentary by Danny Garcia (The Rise and Fall of the Clash, Looking for Johnny, Sad Vacation). The movie receives its world premiere tonight at 8 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.
https://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/stiv/Event?oid=29548452

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On Saturday, “STIV” will make its world premiere at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. It will be followed by a Q and A with people that knew and played with him.

The film traces the life and times of Bators, from his formative days in Ohio to his death in 1990. He was 40 and while living in Paris when from injuries sustained from in an auto accident claimed his life.
https://expo.cleveland.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/03/65fd70d6c78478/the-stiv-bators-story-movie-about-cleveland-rock-legend-set-to-premiere-photos.html

German premiere is on April 18th (followed by a Q&A with Vom Ritchie):

https://filmkunstkinos.de/filme/stiv/

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/KQ4qh5Qap3U

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A band called "Not Scientists" tonight in Ulm (recommended by a mate):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKcPz5W1dmg

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Guess I'll have to wait until it's on Arte (or maybe yt)...  8)

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World Of TUTS / Re: Vom Ritchie thread
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:11:40 PM »
Soon in German cinemas, DTH "Weil du nur einmal lebst" - a documentary about their touring(s).
http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/news/kultur-und-medien/ueberregional/Die-Toten-Hosen-kommen-ins-Kino-article4072068.html

Apparently Vom didn't enjoy the relentless rehearsing:
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Es geht um die teils akribische „deutsche“ Vorbereitung, die den britischen Schlagzeuger Vom in den Wahnsinn treibt (Bassist Andi: „Weil wir eben nicht die totalen musikalischen Koryphäen sind, müssen wir das über erhöhtes Training ausgleichen“).

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I hope so too - review please if you make it.

Of course I will - thanks for sharing the review, I might buy the album.

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Are you going to the gig?

I hope so. I've not bought a ticket, will probably decide on the night.  8)

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Louise on social media:
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Not everything you read on the internet is true. But what is true, is the fact I'm a crack smoking satanist and a danger to society. So you definitely shouldn't play my records or attend my shows because you might die. Just sayin
:o
 ;D  ;)

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The Mekons will play in Reutlingen (franz k) next month. A legendary band I know not much about... the name I knew for ages, but only heard a few songs over the years.
Their new album is going to be released on the excellent Glitterbeat label.

https://frootsmag.com/deserted-mekons

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/mekons-new-song-lawrence-of-california-album-announcement-786013/

(Also, that lunatic Lu, from PiL etc., is still in the band...)

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Well I don't read all of her comments... last I know she asked her fans to donate (on her birthday!) a little bit so that she could afford the flight to the U.S. for some gigs... (well I didn't, I already "paid" up front for her next album, that should be enough for the moment).
In my humble opinion, she's just a little bored while she's not playing/touring/recording/writing, hence some comments on social media...  ;)

Other than that, latest "news" was:
http://ventsmagazine.com/2019/02/22/louise-distras-shares-solidarity-video-ahead-of-touring/

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World Chat / Re: The Cure
« on: March 20, 2019, 09:27:54 AM »
https://www.nme.com/news/music/robert-smith-says-the-cure-have-finished-their-new-album-2464102
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Speaking on The John Maytham Show on Cape Town radio station Cape Talk, Smith said of their recent shows: “We’ve enjoyed it and we’ve just recorded a new album for the first time in 10 years.”

He added that he was “still doing this for the right reasons” and that, while the group might cover different styles of music, but “because it’s us doing it, it sounds us.”

Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/robert-smith-says-the-cure-have-finished-their-new-album-2464102#wp8ZjwWW0T22ths7.99

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World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:53:20 AM »
Looking forward to a new album by Hugo Race Fatalists:
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Friends, my new digital single with Fatalists just dropped on Glitterhouse Records!
Phenomenon is the lead track from our new album Takenbythedream and we'll be touring the new vibe the new sound in Italy, Europe and Australia throughout this year.
Bass & racchettoni maestro Francesco Giampaoli did the heavy lifting, recording and playing with us in his Adriatic sea studio near Ravenna and we mixed it together at our esteemed friend and brother Cesare Basile's studio in Catania late last year.

I put my heart and soul into these songs and once again its with a strange sense of disbelief that I watch it go out into a world continually morphing for better and for worse before all our astonished eyes. Takenbythedream is about how hard it is to tell the difference between illusion and fact when we live hyper-aware of our pasts and yet are continually propelled into imagined futures, caught in the tension between the contradictions that serve as reality and how that feels on a visceral level of joy, pain, chaos, emptiness and wonder.
True friends and many great musicians helped me put this together and I'm deeply grateful to Diego Sapignoli, Giovanni Ferrario, miss Alannah Hill, Vicki Brown, Lisa Crawley, Bryan Colechin, Corrado Lorenzo Vasquez, Chris Brokaw, Elab Jhonatah Dol, Massimo Ferrarotto, Idge, Julitha Ryan and Michelangelo Russo for all for your time and energy and the fact that you care. Every time we make a new record I think of it as the last one I'll ever make. Such a privilege to work together one more time, taken by the dream.....
(Hugo Race on FB)

The new song has the hypnotic quality of his former stuff!  8)
https://soundcloud.com/glitterhouse/01-phenomenon

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World Chat / Re: Stray Cats at 40
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:50:43 AM »
They're gonna play Killesberg Stuttgart (open air - nice place, if the weather is good - guess I'll decide on short notice)!

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