The Arena Wien saw an influx of mohawked moshers to see the show at the „Teenage Riot Festival“, Austria’s largest Punk Rock party. Local and International heroes a like turned on the rage to get bodies moving in the moshpit. Oi Oi Oi! Nowise Nice were up first with some technically adept punk rock fare.
Legendary German Punkers Wizo may not have been there in person, but were well represented by Austrian cover outfit „Zowi„. Classics like „Raum der Zeit“ and „Die Letzte Sau“ were warmly received by the audience and got an additional spin with female vocals from their cute singer. They did a decent job getting the crowd going and had fun on stage.
Inspired by the best moments of punk rock history, Budapest based three-piece Bankrupt deliver a unique blend of oldschool and newschool melodic punk rock, tinged with some punkabilly, rockandroll punk, and garage rock. Regardless of what hype is going on right now on what was earlier called the punk rock scene, Bankrupt stick to the music they like, and continue writing songs that sound the way punk rock was meant to be.
The Sex Pistols Experience are The Worlds No1 professional tribute to the most outrageous & controversial band of all time. From their early beginnings performing pubs & clubs around England, they went on to make Worldwide reputation built from over 1,000+ performances.
The Granddaddy of Punk, & infamous leader ‚Johnny (Rotten) Lydon‘ himself gave the seal of approval in 2008 at the Sex Pistols Hammersmith after show party in London when front men ‚Johnny Rotter‘ & ‚Johnny Rotten‘ finally came face to face, with mutual respect shown all around… „Well good luck with it“ – Lydon said as they parted.
Austrian Heroes „Kitty in a Casket“ play a horror show infused blend of melodic punk’n’roll that hits you straight in the face with attitude and style. Recently coming off the release of their latest album „Bittersweet“ they hit the arena with full steam and put on an explosive show. Recent international success and touring abroad has brough them full circle back to Vienna to take over to Psychobilly punk rock scene in convincing fashion.
These guised are poised for a big international career, displaying consummate musicianship, stage presence and rock’n’roll prowess, one would be wise to not discount them as just another one trick pony. With the full moon, Werewolves and a horde of Zombies at their backs, these Kitties will sweep you off your feet and remind you of true Rock’n’Roll
Canadian Psychobilly Rockers „The Creepshow“ proceeded to tear the venue apart on the first show of their european tour with a powerful performances fronted by their singer Kenda „Twisted Legaspi“. Somewhere between 1950s rockabilly, vampire movies and skate punk these guys know how to have a good time and majorly rock out. The performance is visceral as it is tangible, crowd interaction and stage acrobatics go hand in hand with the refined setlist that never missed a beat and makes for an excellent moshpit experience.
Like a bombshell in a whirlwind, the force of nature known as The Creepshow will be descending on a town near you soon and you don’t want to miss them when they do. Just don’t get too close…
Mixing dirty folk music with highland bagpipes and punk rock, „Pipes & Pints“ from Prague came saw and conquered in a raucous show led by the energy of their heavily tattooed frontman „Syco Mike“. Punk is alive and well in the Czech Republic, and these rebels remind us that the proverbial „middle finger to the man“ remains alive and kicking as long as people are willing to mosh.
Bodies a showin, Beer a spraying and Bones a rattlin there was not a moment to catch your breath in a show that was charged to breaking point in intensity from start to finish. Their current album „Found & Lost“ reflects the journey and evolution these guys have been on since their inception seven years ago and it is a technically strong and emotionally powerful album indeed.
For 25 Years german Punk veterans „Dritte Wahl“ have sounded the horn of rebellion to the common folk. Rising out of the ashes of a recently dissolved Eastern Germany they sing their social and political messages loud and true, they experienced the real shit and it shows.
Playing live, the band developed into a real „competitor“. An honestly communicated attitude to life, full of lyrical and musical dynamism, mixes with the wild pogo-dancing in front of the stage. Extended tours through all parts of Germany and also abroad (so far concerts have taken them to Holland, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland, as well as to the Czech Rep., Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia and Hungary) have made DRITTE WAHL known, even beyond the borders of their own country.
– written by Nikki