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Strike Anywhere live @1210

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Here are some pictures I took on the Strike Anywhere show on August, 23rd, supported by the Swedish Misconduct. I have not edited the pictures yet, as I am not able to do it now without equipment, so basically these pics are all out-of-the-box. But then again I saw the photoshopped and über-designed high fashion Misconduct tour poster pictures and guess that is not the direction I intend editing them. I might as well leave them as they are right now.

As far as I remember correctly, Misconduct used to play in a NYHC-vein, nowadays they seem to be able to play every style of punk/hc very well expect their own. They are good musicians, very polite and according to female judgement also handsome but they really played the worst Minor Threat cover (filler) I ever heard. Despite that their fans surely had their fair share of fun and that is all that matters.
What to say about Strike Anywhere? I cant find the big college words now to describe their set. Lets just say they played to peoples expectations: it was a very good show, I was glad to see them play again and it surely was not the worst idea to watch those fine Richmond guys rock on a Monday night!

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Vegan cake, an idiot & Blue Note (Swing Kids) Live @Orange House München Blue Note/Swing Kids live @ Orange House Munich 22/07/2011

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Here are some hard-to-swallow-facts about a memorable evening with our teenage-years heroes:

  • The Swing Kids played a blasting, terrific set in front of a lame audience of max. 80 people ( almost-legitimate excuse on my behalf: my toe is broken and I recently was extracted a molar tooth 🙂 ). I dont particularly like shows where people stand in the very first row, effortlessly being able to drink a beer and chat with their pals. By the way, I was the one in the first row.
  • I am either really getting old and nostalgic or some bands reunion shows are completely opposed to the usual „we need some money and never had a proper job so we play a lame rip-off of our glory days“-performances. Like with the Unbroken show in London last year, Swing Kids‘ music sounded like they had been trapped inside a hermetically sealed time-capsule for the last 15 years or so and had been released just the day before the show in order to deliver their timeless sound. Guys, you have been so much ahead of your time that you still sound fresh and vibrant today! Congrats!

 

  • Vegan cake can be, contrary to commonly accepted opinion, extremely delicious, especially if it is for free!
  • A metalcore-type, lets quite descriptively label him idiot (no offense intended), was collectively kicked out of the show after starting a more than disconcerting verbal fight with Swing Kids‘ vocalist Justin Pearson.
  • French-two-men-support band WarsawWasRaw drove fourteen hours in order to play a what felt like 40 songs in 14 minutes set, not sure but definately not 14 songs in 40 minutes. Those dudes are extremely appreciative and enthusiastic. They uncontestedly receive my „we-like-every-person-on-this-planet“-award.
  • Talking about we like the world: Oslo-based band Wolves Like Us played the evening a fundamentalist idiot I am not going to mention his name tried to set fire to our principles of tolerance and democracy. Thanks a lot for your excellent set, we would surely have respected your decision not to play on this tragic evening.

Blue Note/Swing Kids live (Wiesbaden)

 

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Unbroken.London.Us. Unbroken Reunion Show ULU London, 16/10/2010

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Reunions are not meant to be. Reunion are a waste of time, energy and high hopes usually condemned to vanish. Reunions are not real. Reunions are…well… I was about to write about how stupid they are and that you need to be a nostalgic idiot to find anything important to some 30something trying to face up with their glorious juvenile past.
I guess I was really going to write that because of what I had anticipated the Unbroken show to be like. Besides, what do you expect from a band, a genre of music that disappeared somewhat like almost 15 years ago? Did you really think they could change your life?
We tend to glorify the past, to make things appear bigger & larger than they really were. We sometimes use a thousand colours to cover the grey.
That said, Unbroken still used to be a great band. I liked them a lot. I know people that loved them so much they got ink in their arms to prove it. I know that even though Unbroken are no longer there, they will not cease once again to exist after this show as the powerful physical representation of a band they were.

This past Saturday they had the power to reunite 4 people the least appropriate moment imaginable. They had this power before even playing a single tune. That alone is a big accomplishment. That they played a tremendously tight though short set, with only killers and no fillers as people like to say, is like a dream come true. That alone is so much more a band has ever done for me.

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