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    • March 20, 2014 11:19 AM CDT
    • They all sound great! We're coming the Denmark!

    • March 20, 2014 11:15 AM CDT
    • Good one, keep em coming!

    • March 20, 2014 6:20 AM CDT
    • Hi fellow garage punkers

      I've recently started my own blog with the single purpose of spreading the word about Danish underground artists: http://www.vortexas.wordpress.com
      (I've also recently purchased a tape duplicator, so I intend to start releasing cassettes this summer and, if I can muster the cash, perhaps a couple of 7"'s here and there. So if any of you have any material, you'd like released, let me have a listen. Send it to me on vortexasdenmark@gmail.com)

      In that connection, since I am a huge fan of all things garage, I've put together a list of recommendable Danish garage punk, that I hope you'll enjoy. Check my blog from time to time for any updates on new garage/punk/lo-fi/experimenetal music from Denmark, if you're into that sort.

      History of Danish garage:
      Denmark does, sadly, not have a huge tradition for garage rock like for instance our Scandinavian brothers Finland and Sweden. The 60's didn't have a lot of Nuggets-worthy bands (though I intend to make a mixtape/playlist on the blog of my favorites at some point, might post it in this thread as well.) Despite record labels like Bad Afro Records that release almost exclusively garage and psych (they've released mostly international artists due to the lack of Danish bands in that field), and a festival dedicated to genre like Gutter Island, we, in fact, have barely had any garage bands at all.

      It wasn't until the band Baby Woodrose got critical acclaim and received the prestigious P3 Guld Award that the genre got any notable press. Luckily, we've had a minor revolution in Danish alternative music, and bands have an increasingly international outlook, looking elsewhere than the Danish canon of music for inspiration. This has produced a ton of good bands, and I'm sure a lot of you have heard of the Mayhem scene that has produced excellent post-punk and punk-related bands such as Iceage, Lower, Vår, Hand Of Dust & more. A few garage bands have also popped up along side the Mayhem scene, though no regional scenes have arisen, so you have to be in the know to... well, know... where to look for Danish garage punk.

      Not included on this list:
      Since it's a recommendation thread, it's very, very subjective. I'm personally way into more primitive, lo-fi and noisy garage punk. That would be stuff like Oblivians, Gories, The Mummies, Reatards... you know, that sort. That and compilations of raw obscurities such as Teenage Shutdown and Back From The Grave. I simply I find them the most entertaining and interesting to listen to. I'm of the opinion that garage punk/garage rock bands that are too well-polished production-wise sort of miss the point, unless it's done tastefully like Jack White and his knack for adding just the right amount of dirt to his otherwise well-produced analog(!) recordings. 
      Therefore I've made the choice to omit a few, otherwise internationally more well-known bands that are widely considered "garage". I've here listed them here for you to explore, if you'd like them for the same reason I dislike them:

      Thee Attacks - Run of the mill The Hives copycats. The lead singer sounds like he's in a cover band... you know, the sort that could play at your uncle's 50th birthday. He sings with the forced swagger of the typical cock rock frontman, the type who thinks drinking Jack Daniels on stage "is totally rock'n'roll." (I don't know these guys personally, though, they're probably cool)

      The Blue Van - About the same reasons as Thee Attacks. Sounds terribly forced, conjuring rock'n'roll klichés by the dozen.

      Baby Woodrose - Although they are considered seminal in a Danish garage context, there's something about them I'm not really feeling. They have some good, almost Dirtbombs-esque moments (Lorenzo Woodrose, the lead singer, does sound a bit like Mick Collins), especially on their first couple of albums. But their later mixture of garage and psych falls kinda flat to me, at least I think it misses some of the energy.

      The Defectors - Again, feels kinda flat. The fuzz doesn't want to bite me like friggin' piranhas like I like it. Production is way too clean and boring, no punch whatsoever.

      The List:

      Fright Eye - Fright Eye is a straight-forward, no-nonsense, high-energy and noisy-as-fuck garage punk band. The melodies are catchy - heck, almost anthemic - the production is trashy, but exciting. Highly recommendable.
      https://soundcloud.com/fright-eye
      https://www.facebook.com/FrightEye?fref=ts

      Yung - Not a full-blown garage punk band. Some songs on their recent 16-track for instance are purely acoustic. Overall extremely good though. Almost a 90's grungy vibe to it, but with lo-fi production, bringing Ty Segall anno Melted (his best album imo) to mind.
      https://soundcloud.com/mastermindrec/yung-miss-that-tree-mrsp16
      http://shordwoodrecords.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-cassette

      The Felines - The Felines have a more retro-garage kinda sound, often using the 12 bar blues as a template. They also throw in flourishes of girl group, especially in their harmonies, and of course the almost obligatory single surf rock/psychobilly inspired instrumental!
      https://www.facebook.com/thefelines/app_178091127385

      Mongrels - Well, I play garage punk myself (that's why I entered this site in the first place) and I would be pretty dumb to not consider my own music recommendable, right? I don't have an agenda here, pinky promise. We have a bandcamp with crude, sucky (and not in the good way, sadly) recordings recorded with a single, cheap condenser microphone in the middle of the room. The recordings are going to be released them as a tape on my Vortexas label, and I'm going to run them through my tape recorder to give them some much-needed tape distortion and compression for some more punch. 
      http://mongrels.bandcamp.com/

      ....more to come!

    • March 15, 2014 4:41 AM CDT
    • 07.04 - Dynamo - w/Happy Ol`Mcweasel + The Fags
      04.05 - Guterschuppen - w/SNFU
      08.05 - European Harm Reduction Conference - Basel
      20.06 - International Roma Festival- with lots of great bands
      03.07 - Du Commerce Terrace - Biel

      http://goodbyejohnnys.bandcamp.com/

       

    • March 14, 2014 3:47 PM CDT
    • Voix de Garage #I’m 18 – Special Girls! Girls! Girls!

      Cherry Bomb / Runaways / Cherry Bomb (Single) / 1976 / US (LA)

      Bad Little Woman / The Shadows of Knight / Back Door Men/ 1966 / US (Chicago suburbs)

      Gimmie My Radio / The Donnas / American Teenage Rock’n Roll Machine / 1998 / US (Palo Alto)

      No Good Woman / The Tree / single / 1967 / US (Wilmington, Delaware)

      Don’t wanna hold your hand / Thee Headcoatees / Punk Girls / 1997 / UK (Kent)

      Get Out Of My Life / Little Willie and the Adolescents / single / 1966 / US (Winter Park, Florida)

      My Boyfriend’s Back / The Spazzys (orginally performed by The Angels)/ Aloha! Go Bananas / 2004 / Australie (Melbourne)

      Action Woman / The Litter / single / 1967 / US (Minneapolis, Harley Davidson City)

      I Never Loved Her / Starfires / single / 1965 / US (California)

      Shove / L7 / Smell The Magic / 1990 / US (LA)

      Plump / Hole / Live Through This / 1994 / US (LA)

      He’s My Thing / Babes In Toyland / Painkillers (EP) / 1993 / US (Minneapolis)

      We Must Bleed / That Dog. / A Small Circle Of Friends : A Germs Tribute / 1996 / US (LA)

      Head To Toe / The Breeders / Head To Toe (EP) / 1994 / US (Dayton)

      New Love / The Muffs / New Love (single) / 1991 / US (California)

      Ain’t Got No Soul / The Pandoras / Stop Pretending / 1986 / US (LA)

      *Listen to that Glitter!* I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) / Girl School & Gary Glitter / Nightmare At Maple Cross / 1986 / UK (London)

      *The quiet moment* Give Him A Great Big Kiss / Shangri La’s / Give Him A Great Big Kiss (single) / 1964 / US (NYC)

      *The Norway lesson* I Got Erection / TurbonegrA / L’ass Cobra / 2008 / Germany

      *Must be played at maximum volume sorry girls* I Need Lunch / Dead Boys / Young Loud And Snotty / 1977 / US (Cleveland)

      - See more at: http://www.trensmissions.ens.fr/voix-de-garage-18/#sthash.ywG5BUMr.yecJQfIU.dpuf

    • March 7, 2014 12:37 PM CST
    • NEXT SHOW "VOIX DE GARAGE #18" = SPECIAL "WOMEN'S DAY" ON WEDNESDAY 12th MARCH!!!!!

    • February 27, 2014 2:27 PM CST
    • Voix de Garage #17 – My-My Kinda Tracks  (26/02/2014) 

      (Jingle)  Know Your Product / The Saints / Eternally Yours / 1978 / Australie (Brisbane) 

      This is Rock ‘n Roll / The Kids / The Kids (éponyme) / 1978 / Belgium 

      Gods are Bored / The Datsuns / Death Rattle Boogie / 05/10/2012 / New Zealand (Cambridge) 

      I want you to come over / The Fells / The Fells / 1997 / US (Tucson, Arizona) !!!!! 

      *5' French talk*

      7 & 7 Is / Love / Da Capo / 1966 / US (LA)

      Pay To Cum / Bad Brains / Pay To Cum (single) / 1980 / US (Washington DC)

      I Like Your Style / The Bots / Sincerely Sorry / 2013 / US (LA)

      Taking the City By Storm / The Haskels / S/T E.P. 7″ / 1980 / USA (Milwaukee Hits) 

      Pretty Pretty Pretty / The Fleshtones / Beachhead / 2005 / US (NYC)

      Troubled Times / Thee Headcoats / Headcoatitude / 1991 / UK (Chatham)

      *The 60's Chapel* : Jump & Dance / The Carnaby / single / 1965 / UK (London) 

      *The Return of the Chapel* : Quick Joey Small / Kasenatz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus / single / 10/1968 / US 

      *The lesson from Norway* : Sell your Body (TO THE NIGHT) / Turbonegro / Scandinavian Leather / 28/04/2003 / Norway

      Meilla Voisi Tunaau Olla Hauskaa / Se / Killed By Death #6 (Great Punk sHits) / 1993 / Finland

      Let’s go (where the action is) / The Twistaroos / Twisted! / 2010 / Norway

      *Must be played at MAXIMUM VOLUME* : I’m Sick of You / The Stooges / single / 1977 (recorded 1972, Raw Power outtakes) / Us (DETROIT STOOGES CITY)

      - See more at: http://www.trensmissions.ens.fr/voix-de-garage-17/#sthash.5NSEhPA6.dpuf

    • February 25, 2014 1:52 PM CST
    • Voix de Garage #16 – Special Booze & Dope Part 2 (19/02/2014) 

      (Jingle) Know Your Product / The Saints / Eternally Yours / 1978 / Australie (Brisbane) 

      Shake the Dope Out / The Warlocks / Phoenix / 05/11/2002 / US (LA, California) 

      Snowblind / Black Sabbath / Vol. 4 / 25/09/1972 / UK (Birmingham) 

      Speedfreak / Motörhead / Iron Fist / 17/04/1982 / UK (Stoke-on-Trent) 

      *5' French talk* 

      Alone & Stoned / King Tuff / King Tuff / 29/05/2012 / US (Vermont) 

      *Quiet moment* : The Needle & the Damage Done / Neil Young / Harvest / 14/02/1972 / Canada (Toronto) 

      Cocaine / Fidlar / Fidlar / 22/01/2013 / US (LA, California) 

      Alcoholiday / KAOS / Product of a Sick Mind / 1980 / US (LA, California) 

      *The 60’s Chapel* : What a Way to Die / The Pleasure Seekers / single / 1965 / US (Detroit Rock City) 

      Green Fuz / The Cramps / Psychedelic Jungle / 05/1981 / US (NYC) 

      *The Norway lesson* : Suburban Prince Death’s Song / Turbonegro / Never is Forever / 1994 / Norway (Oslo suburbs) 

      *Gimme gimme glitter!* : Waiting for the Man / David Bowie / Bowie at the Beeb / 23/05/1972) / UK 

      Ain’t it Fun / The Lords of Altamont (cover The Dead Boys) / Midnight to 666 / 2011 / US (LA, California) 

      *Play it at maximum volume* : She’s like Heroin to me / The Gun Club / Fire of Love / 31/08/1981 / US (LA, California)

      - See more at: http://www.trensmissions.ens.fr/voix-de-garage-16/#sthash.OSzjSs9p.dpuf

    • February 8, 2014 3:59 AM CST
    • Voix de garage #15 Special Drugs! Booze! Part I (05/02/2014)

      *Intro* Know Your Product / The Saints / Eternally Yours / 1978 / Australie (Brisbane)

      Dames, Booze, Chains and Boots / The Cramps / Look Mom, No Head! / 11/1991 / US (Akron, Ohio)
      High On The Hog / TAD / Salt Lick / 1990 / US (Seattle)
      Cheap Beer / FIDLAR / FIDLAR / 2013 / US (LA)
      *60s Chapel* : Booze Party / 3 Aces & a Joker / Single / 1960 / US (Salt Lake City, Utah)
      Cold Gin / Kiss / Kiss / 18/02/1974 / US (NYC)
      Chardonnay / Mudhoney / Vanishing Point / 02/04/2013 / US (Seattle)
      Born to die in Berlin / The Ramones / Adios Amigos / 18/07/1995 / US (NYC)
      *5' French talk*
      Too Drunk To Fuck / Dead Kennedys / Single / 05/1981 / US (LA)
      Junkie Queen / The Richmond Sluts / The Richmond Sluts / 2001 / US
      *Quiet moment* : Sweet Jane / The Velvet underground / Loaded / 11/1970 / US (NYC)
      Sweet Leaf / Black Sabbath / Master Of Reality / 21/07/1971 / UK (Birmingham)
      Moist Vagina / Nirvana / Rape Me/All Apologies (Single) / 1993 / US (Seattle)
      *The lesson from Norway*: Librium Love / Turbonegro / Hot Cars And Spent Contraceptives / 03/1992 / Norway (Oslo)
      *Must be played at maximum volume*: Stay Clean / Motorhead / Overkill / 24/03/1979 / UK (Stoke-on-Trent)

       - Listen the show here: http://www.trensmissions.ens.fr/voix-de-garage-15/#sthash.lge54ESM.dpuf

    • March 12, 2014 10:27 AM CDT
    • Snookys, bergamaschi ricchioni

       

      http://www.facebook.com/thesnookys

    • March 11, 2014 8:07 PM CDT
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      Pink Street Boys - Iceland

    • February 6, 2014 8:20 AM CST
    • (sorry about the bold)

      Отстой : Found this on some blogspot yesterday. Some guy from Russia very cool.

      http://otstoy.bandcamp.com/album/ep

       

      Bazooka is my favorite band. Theyre from Greece and they kick it!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpzpcabwgZA

       

    • February 6, 2014 2:55 AM CST
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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgEI6rIF-6E

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc1nu6loqYk

    • March 11, 2014 12:55 PM CDT
    • DEVIATION STREET
      Friday March 21st

      Deviation Street is London’s hot hang-out for desperate rock’n’rollers. You’ll see & hear the best new garage and trashy rock’n’roll bands we can find.

      In addition resident DJ Phil Istine & guest DJ John The Revelator will be on hand with the vintage vinyl, spinning 45s of garage, beat, rock’n’roll, & other assorted trash.

      LIVE:
      BRAIN WASHINGTON
      10,000 man hours - 10,000 lbs of psychedelic rock'n'soul, greasy garage grind and fuzzzzzzzzzed-out bubblegum noise pleasure! Debut single ‘L.S.D’ was described as sounding "like some raw ‘n’ atonal freaked ‘n’ f**ked -up heads-down wig-flipped brew, cooked up by a shit-faced coming together of Hawkwind, MC5 and the Buttholes with the eternally-admired Mummies".
      https://www.facebook.com/brainwashington666

      THE ROMLEYS
      Merseyside trio growing stronger and more popular by the day. Shindig! said "The Romleys are probably not known to you, but they should be. Singer-guitarist Garry Eager has a warm yet strong voice that brings to mind Roger Daltrey, and the dry humour and storytelling nous we associate with Ray Davies. The ramshackle skiffling spirit of the songs even made me think that Edgar Jones’ The Stairs might have been on stereo, alongside the Fab Four and The La’s. Labelling these men as ’60s revivalists would be foolish, as it’s the pre-war spirit of ale houses and loose women that inform the songs as much as rich harmonies and mop tops".
      https://www.facebook.com/theromleys

      OF ARROWE HILL
      "The Most Haunted Group in England". of Arrowe Hill are an English rock group, formed in London in 1999. The group has had an eclectic musical output over six albums, spanning psychedelia, acid folk, country blues and lo-fi. “Shaping up as Punk Floyd” said Gadfly Adolescence. We tried booking them in 2006(!) but was scuppered at the last minute. Now we can right that wrong...
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/of-Arrowe-Hill/237350516280497

      JETTYSON
      Brand new garage punk rock London trio, fronted by Lucie, the sassiest girl in this hemisphere. Expect an unquiet beginning to proceedings...
      https://www.facebook.com/JettysonUK


      @ The Alley Cat
      4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP
      Tube: Tottenham Court Road
      8pm-3am, £4 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/262231, or £7 on the door

    • February 12, 2014 3:55 AM CST
    • Nice to know!

    • February 11, 2014 11:19 AM CST
    • DEVIATION STREET
      Friday February 21st

      Deviation Street is London’s hot hang-out for desperate rock’n’rollers. You’ll see & hear the best new garage and trashy rock’n’roll bands we can find.

      In addition resident DJ Phil Istine & guest DJ Neil ‘Sick’ Smith (Stay Sick) will be on hand with the vintage vinyl, spinning 45s of garage, beat, rock’n’roll, & other assorted trash.

      LIVE:
      THE BEATPACK
      Originally formed from the ashes of two small-town garage bands, The Beatpack initially peddled their primal wares from 1987 to 1991, terrorising audiences with their distinctive brand of violent rhythm & blues, intense hessian-sack-clad live shows and acres of hair. Recording an EP, a 45 and an LP for Germany's Screaming Apple Records, aided and abetted by Billy Childish on production duties, the group burned out in a blaze of glory and its members scattered to the four winds.

      Fast forward 20 years and the 'Pack are back. Reunited in order to complete their mission to bring hip-shakin', feedback-screeching, blues-wailing garage-punk R&B to the masses, and featuring original members Simon Harvey (lead guitar), William Bourton Esq. (bass guitar) and Hugh Dellar (screaming and harmonica) alongside new boy Adrian Smith on rhythm and the inimitable Ian O'Sullivan on drums. Their first recordings since 1991 unleash the dynamism and tremolo-laden suspense of ‘I'm Walkin’’ (with its echoes of Oz ’60s punkers The Masters Apprentices and Dutch tongue-tied long haired R&B merchants Q65) along with the crunchy garage of ‘Hey Senorita’ (‘Farmer John’ meets ‘125’ with lashes of timeless testosterone fuelled teen abandon).
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/beatpack

      THE MYND SET
      Filling a space that has long been empty in the British music scene, The Mynd Set are the era-bending, genre-defying purveyors of psychedelic freakbeat not seen since the heady days of Swinging London. Rising from the ashes of The Petty Hoodlums, a band that had earned infamy for their enthusiastic covers of beat classics, inadvertently inventing their own unique 'Heavy Mod' genre.
      https://www.facebook.com/themyndset

      SHE USES
      A mighty Garage Rock’n’Roll three-piece from London, with influences ranging from Robert Johnson to Pond and beyond.
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/SHE-USES/165800123613328

      THE DYING SHAMES
      Brand new London six-piece playing their debut show. Too early to draw too many conclusions, but spiky garage, glam licks and some classic Stones groove come out from the first demos. In other words, a right hoot!
      https://www.facebook.com/dyingshames

      @ The Alley Cat
      4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP
      Tube: Tottenham Court Road
      8.30pm-3am, £4 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/257612, or £7 on the door

    • March 5, 2014 4:04 AM CST
    • We'll play at Azimut in Sibenik
      Gustaf Hall, Pekarna in Maribor..

      You can also try gala hala (Ljubljana)

    • March 1, 2014 4:46 PM CST
    • Anybody got contacts in Slowenia and Croatia?

      We plan to play gigs in the area in october/november.

      -WolfWolf

    • February 25, 2014 2:31 PM CST
    • King Khan and the Shrines are at the Scala in King's Cross on the 24th of April

       

      http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=2266

    • February 12, 2014 6:31 PM CST
    • go go go

    • February 12, 2014 12:10 PM CST
    • For those who like thier overdriven fuzz guitars matched with melodic pop vocals this could be for you...!

       

      Sweet but Deadly proudly presents...

      THE LEN PRICE 3

      SATURDAY MARCH 1ST

      The Len Price 3 are an adrenaline-pumped pop band from England, forged in the traditions of their Medway Delta roots. They are a revelation to those who encounter them, encompassing all of what you would want from a band in one invigorating sonic experience. Their dazzling live performances feature a thunderous set of well-honed melodic nuggets played at breakneck speed, complete with shiny pop hooks and chrome glazed harmonies. But dig a bit deeper and you will find a rich lyrical content that is full of acid tongued lyrics and wry social observations.

      Third LP ‘Pictures’ gained slavish reviews across the world back in 2010 (Shindig readers voted it their ‘Album of the Year’!!). Fourth LP ‘Nobody Knows’ is out worldwide on February 4th, and this will be the first post-album show. So here’s a great chance to hear live and loud the songs that are currently buzzing around your head!

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Len-Price-3/100847641702

      http://www.thelenprice3.co.uk

       

      And!

      THE GALILEO 7

      As a member of such semi-legends as the Prisoners, The Solarflares, JTQ, Thee Headcoats and more recently The Stabilisers (amongst a much longer list), Allan Crockford has played an important if low-key part in establishing the Medway area's reputation as a hotbed for spirited, uncompromising garage rock with a strong DIY ethic. Playing with such Medway notables as Billy Childish, James Taylor and Graham Day his reputation was as the reliable sideman for more flamboyant figures. Now he has found a late flowering talent for writing his own material.

      The Galileo 7 were formed to play the songs he had been storing up for the last 3 or 4 years. While the band still has the trademark punk ('66 and '76 versions) fire and energy that marks out the Medway sound, there are extra elements in the music that shifts it away from the trademark crashbangwhallop... call it pop-psych, punkadelic, powerpop or whatever you like. If it's energy you're after you won't be disappointed, but there are also tunes and harmonies by the bucketload to guarantee that these songs hang around in your head long after the initial sonic impact has faded.

       

      The debut album 'Are we having fun yet?' was released in 2010, and second album 'Staring at the Sound' was released on in 2012. This show is a comeback of sorts for them, prevfiewing tracks from album number 3, so anticipation is already high!

      https://www.facebook.com/thegalileoseven

      http://www.thegalileo7.fourfour.com

       

      THE SONIC JEWELS

      The Sonic Jewels make explosive garage rock, that’s an unholy amalgam of White Stripes, Black Keys (Thickfreakness era), Cream, Hendrix, Who with hypnotic psychedelic heavy riffing. Mojo journalist Lois Wilson calls them "a tremendous live act who manage to conjure excitement and energy from start to finish".

      They appeared on the Acid Jazz compilation 'Hipsters 2' and was dubbed one of the album’s “highlights” by Modculture.com, who said it “puts me in mind of The Prisoners”.

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sonic-Jewels/155524781175479

      http://www.thesonicjewels.com

       

      + DJ Phil Istine (Deviation St/Shindig!/The Kumari) spins all the right records in the right order - garage, beat, mod, psych etc.

       

      @ The Pipeline

      94 Middlesex St, London, E1 7DA

      Tube/train: Liverpool Street (4 mins)

      7.30pm-midnight. Advance tickets are £7 from here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/250862. It will be £11 on the door.


      FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/186220831583381

       

    • February 5, 2014 6:07 PM CST
    • Where in Spain are some cool things going on? Rock n roll and cool towns? I've been to Gran Canary it was just bunch of middle age germans in karoki.

      hook me up some good spot pals

       

      !gracias!

    • February 3, 2014 8:48 AM CST
    • It is a hardcore scene here whitch has been the most active scene for last decade. all the punk kids would probably come.