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Vergessene Arbeitskämpfe – Ein Punk-Abend
Mit: Hans am Felsen & Nobelschrott
24.10.

Concert

Doors: 21:00, concerts: 22:00

Punk must return to the Volksbühne and the struggles of workers must return to a workers' theatre. In recent years, many places that punk bands could perform at in the middle of Berlin have disappeared. Thus, through this concert series, we're looking both to fight against something and to establish something new. We're a group of five Volksbühne stagehands, with the support of many other colleagues at the theatre. And beginning in February, we're presenting a punk concert (2 bands, 1 DJ) in the Roter Salon every two months.

There's more: Over the course of each concert, a labour conflict will be commemorated. These struggles come from both the past and the present. In general, there’s many labour disputes that have been forgotten. We want to remember the stories, the anger and the courage of our colleagues. Above all else, we want these stories to be told in the first place. For this we were able to acquire the talents of writer Anna Tüne. She's our advisor and prepares the texts on the labour disputes we have chosen.

Bands: Hans am Felsen & Nobelschrott


Past Activities

Vergessene Arbeitskämpfe – Ein Punk-Abend Mit: The Incredible Herrengedeck & Killer Jiller

Doors 21:00, concerts 22:00

Bands: The Incredible Herrengedeck & Killer Jiller
DJ: Greencastle (Punk Works)

The Incredible Herrengedeck
Three guys, three chords, confetti and the power of imagination. The Incredible Herrengedeck turn the smallest stage into a stadium concert. Thus they're a musical cabaret in a stadium. Or a stadium concert in a cabaret. Or as they say themselves: “Chanson punk – live in your corner stadium”

These boys have been roughing up Berlin stages since 2006, touring through Germany, Switzerland and all the way to Kazakhstan. The audience just fills in the missing details themselves, such as the light show, walls of loudspeakers, and pyrotechnics.

In return, the three Berliners use piano, bass and guitar to throw together the genres of the last 100 years of pop into a proper piece of music – the foundation for their political-satirical texts and for abundant high spirits.

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Killer Jiller
Created out of the Berlin punk bands Fetzen and Aule! in 2012, Killer Jiller have been providing opportunities for collective raging for just over seven years now. The self-described “misanthropic children's choir with a pop flair” is at home in hardcore punk and takes a clear political stand.

Their 2013 demo “Geld Macht Arm” (Money Makes You Poor) was described by Plastic Bomb in 2014 as “one of the best demos in recent years” and took the band all the way to London as the opener for G.B.H. After a two-year break, this is the first time they're officially taking the stage together again.

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Forgotten Workers' Struggles – A Punk Evening With Bensley: & Zerfall

Doors: 21:00, concerts: 22:00

Punk must return to the Volksbühne and the struggles of workers must return to a workers' theatre. In recent years, many places that punk bands could perform at in the middle of Berlin have disappeared. Thus, through this concert series, we're looking both to fight against something and to establish something new. We're a group of five Volksbühne stagehands, with the support of many other colleagues at the theatre. And beginning in February, we're presenting a punk concert (2 bands, 1 DJ) in the Roter Salon every two months.

There's more: Over the course of each concert, a labour conflict will be commemorated. These struggles come from both the past and the present. In general, there’s many labour disputes that have been forgotten. We want to remember the stories, the anger and the courage of our colleagues. Above all else, we want these stories to be told in the first place. For this we were able to acquire the talents of writer Anna Tüne. She's our advisor and prepares the texts on the labour disputes we have chosen.

Bands: Bensley: & Zerfall
DJ Chris Kotze & Sophy Wayne: Punk Deutschpunk 80s Classic

Bensley: are punk! - Punk with a melody, lots of heart and ears wide open for all that which would no one would classify as punk. They reflect on themselves, the world and the foreign within people, using the experienced, lived and damaged to create melodies for the heart and lyrics for the soul, or the raised fist. The grandmothers and fathers of their music are quickly found and then simultaneously thrown away again, because Bensley: take their influences and use them to blow up the borders of their genre. What remains is a feeling, a melody, a stance or nothing more than a smile across the soul. Founded out of friendship, thriving over the years and now cemented as a family.

The GDR punk band ZERFALL was founded spontaneously at a Christmas concert in East Berlin's Galiläakirche in 1983, and quickly catapulted to the top of the Stasi's hit list of punk banks to keep an eye on. But despite the constant monitoring and occasional imprisonment, some concerts were held in various churches until the band was practically dissolved when the drummer was conscripted into the East German National People's Army in 1985. In 2008 a surprise performance took place in Kreuzberg at the BLAUEN MÖWEN's anniversary concert, another East German punk bank that was celebrating its 25th year, and due to the overwhelming response, ZERFALL decided to continue making music with a new guitarist.

Forgotten Workers' Struggles – A punk evening

Punk must return to the Volksbühne and the struggles of workers must return to a workers' theatre. In recent years, many places that punk bands could perform at in the middle of Berlin have disappeared. Thus, through this concert series, we're looking both to fight against something and to establish something new. We're a group of five Volksbühne stagehands, with the support of many other colleagues at the theatre. And beginning in February, we're presenting a punk concert (2 bands, 1 DJ) in the Roter Salon every two months.

There's more: Over the course of each concert, a labour conflict will be commemorated. These struggles come from both the past and the present. In general, there’s many labour disputes that have been forgotten. We want to remember the stories, the anger and the courage of our colleagues. Above all else, we want these stories to be told in the first place. For this we were able to acquire the talents of writer Anna Tüne. She's our advisor and prepares the texts on the labour disputes we have chosen.

Bands: Hyäne (Punk, Berlin), Imbiß (Punk, Berlin)
DJ: Schnürmeister Kåks (76-84 Punkrock Vinyl)
Labour Dispute: GM&S workers strike, 1990 to the present day, La Souterraine, Frankreich

Hyäne
Hyäne? Named after hyenas, this Berliner trio was founded in 2016 and creates wonderfully sad post-punk. Screaming guitar sounds, pumping bass lines and impulsive drum beats cushion accusatory vocals in a shamelessly brutal sound. A comparison to the early concoctions of Killing Joke is appropriate, even though Hyäne have much more acerbity on display. After a very promising 7-inch record in 2016 and tours through Spain and the USA, these three Berliners upped the ante in August 2018 with the highly compelling 12-inch Demontage und Zerfall (Disassembly and Decay). It's been a long time since Berlin nights have shown themselves to be this brutally honest and melancholically grim at the same time. More information: https://hyaene.bandcamp.com/

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Imbiß
Triple-concentrated power-pop-punk from Neukölln: Imbiß is just waiting to smash your ears with a wild potpourri of their musical auditory pleasures. From tender to hard, sweet to sour and light to heavy – that's just one description of their first record eszet, flying off the shelves since the end of 2017. And rumour has it that they're already working away on their next disc. In this spirit, dance on you pigs, and never forget: „Pop is Pop. Funk is Funk. Imbiß is the Best. May God be Punk.“ More information: http://tanztihrschweine.de/

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