9 April – AO Arena, Manchester
11 April – London, O2 Arena
13 April – Glasgow OVO Hydro
15 April – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
17 April – Rotterdam
18 April – Paris
24 April – Prague
30 April – Oslo
3 May – Brussels
8 May – Madrid
11 May – Vienna (11)
18 May – Budapest
More dates TBA.
The psych gang from down under will fly around the globe in 2022
North/South America dates
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD: Facebook
16 November 2021
Band: THE HIVES
Who: Sweaty Swedish punk rockers led by the awesome Howlin’ Pelle
Active: Since 1993 / (only) 5 studio LPs / last year they recorded a heavily
charged live album for Jack White‘s Third Man Records.
Concert: Roma Venue, Antwerp, Belgium – 15 November 2021
My oh my, I’ve seen these Swedish adrenalin-fueled punk clowns several times
but every gig feels like it’s the first one. Their spectacular energy is off the charts,
their whirlwind SHOW is earthshaking and their punch-punk slam dunks are like
exploding Molotov cocktails. Screaming loudmouth and stand-up comedian Howlin’
Pelle still leads the storming troops. He declared himself King Of Belgium for the night.
His first act as our fresh nation-leader was destroying the venue’s policy of decibels restriction, euphorically received by an out-of-their-minds crowd.
Almost 30 years after hitting the wild rock ‘n’ knock scene and setting countless stages around the globe on fire these bad-ass North European motherrockers still bloody know how to unite a beer-throwing and fist-pumping audience in a hysterical moshpit with their red-hot-smoking greatest hits set. And every time Pelle and blitzkrieg guitarist Nicholaus Arson join the frenzied fans the roof goes off the building.
To close the amazeballs Tyrannosaurus Hives party Pelle splits (as usual) the crowd
right down the middle creating a path for himself. Once at the back of the hall, he
starts to inflame us all, until he sprints like a madman towards the podium while
the Tic Tic Boom bomb goes off.
Absolutely-fucking-insane! I don’t hate to tell you so that THE HIVES ARE FOREVER!
Ever seen them live? No? Here’s a loud and
clear idea of their roasting live craziness…
Go Right Ahead
Paint a Picture
Won’t Be Long
Walk Idiot Walk
Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones
My Time Is Coming
See Through Head
Hate to Say I Told You So
Try It Again
Tick Tick Boom
THE HIVES: Facebook
(All live photos by Turn Up The Volume!)
15 November 2021
Who: Swirling 5-piece from Brooklyn
led by Riot Grrrl Lydia Gammil
Brooklyn Vegan: “There are a lot of bands making arty post-punk, but
very few who have a front person as magnetic, funny, and occasionally,
scary as GUSTAF’S Lydia Gammil.”
I was looking forward to this gig for a long time, well actually since I heard this hot hit
team for the first time with their sassy single Book and when their stunning debut album
Audio Drag For Ego Slobs – released early October – tested my stereo’s resilience I was totally sold. Imagine head-spinning Strokes riffs, dance-adrenalized B-52‘s razzmatazz and early Parquet Courts jingle-jangle jaggedness. Sounds pretty awesome, right? You betcha.
Yesterday night the 4 pumped-up Amazons and one glitter jacket boy showed their gripping guts and their funktastic swagger with a non-stop edged post-punk-disco exhibition in Brussels.
And yes, glamorous front punkette Gammil is soemthing else. She jumped on stage
with that early John Rotten stare and started sneering about her former boyfriend’s
dog, her best behavior, and spitting gibberish like “I don’t wanna ruh ruh, I don’t come
to repeat, get ready cause I won’t ruh, ruh blearghhhh”.
Meanwhile, the bassist pumps up the jam, the glitter boy produces motorik Tom Verlaine riffs, the drummer beats relentlessly and in front of me, Tarra Thiessen moves in sensual ways while hitting a series of small rattling stuff, from a cowbell to metal shakers and lots of other pit-a-pat items in between.
Here’s an idea of the Gustaf vibe…
No excuses whatsoever to not purchase their debut LP via Bandcamp…
(Live pics by Turn Up The Volume)
Who: Ginger Baker (drums) – Jack Bruce (bass) – Eric Clapton (guitar)
Concert: At the Whisky A Go Go, Sunset Strip, Hollywood – 1967
Bands from the past, the present and the future.
FUTURAMA FESTIVAL – Liverpool – April 2022