Don’t be sad when the summer is over – because in fall the wonderful singer-songwriter Louise Distras will tour with a full band in Europe! Louise Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into anthems of love and fury for yet another let down generation. Ticking both the post-punk and pop boxes with explosive lyrics and riotous sonic disposition, Distras’ live shows are “high energy face rippers that stand out like a meteor”.
Exciting news! Cheetah Chrome, the original Dead Boys guitarist, will come to Europe for a few shows in August and then again in October 2016! Turbo Booking is happy to help. :-)
Cheetah Chrome’s explosive songwriting and raw tone influenced an entire generation of players and has been reflected in some most revered and popular bands including The Hellacopters, The Darkness, Powder Monkeys or Supersuckers.
From cutting his chops and being an architect for the US punk rock sound in Cleveland, Ohio with Rocket from The Tombs to relocating to New York City as a founding member of one of the most prolific punk rock bands of the genre, The Dead Boys.
In Fall 2016, Cheetah Chrome will be returning to Europe to embark on a tour across mainland Europe. With “The Knobs” Cheetah has recruited a quality cast of band mates who have aligned themselves with his style and have brought his influence to their country, Tony Leewenburgh aka “Tony Slug” (BGK, Nitwitz, The Hydromatics, Loveslug, The Spades), Theo Brouwer (Lords Of Altamont, The Nitwitz, The Hydromatics) and Ries Doms (The Kik, The Hydromatics, Powervice, The Spades).
Portland’s hottest new roots-country four piece “Jenny Don’t and the Spurs” will come back to Europe after only six months, because we all had too much fun with the country experience! Featuring Jenny Don’t (Don’t, Ladies Of The Night), Kelly Halliburton (P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Pierced Arrows), JT Halmfilst (Thee Headliners, Audios Amigos) and Sam Henry (Wipers, Rats, Napalm Beach, Don’t)! While the sound of the Spurs is original and draws from deep wells of personal experience, the band pays stylistic homage to the greats of the genre – Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams Sr., Loretta Lynne, and all the rest of the real players from the 1940s and 50s…
THANK YOU, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Don’t, Jenny Don’t And The Spurs, Feral Kizzy, THE Veggers and Reddot! You are wonderful people and fantastic musicians and I love working with all of you! Come back soon, please!
In May I will be on tour in Germany, Switzerland and France with the Dead Buttons from Seoul!
Thank you all for organizing and watching the alltogether 63 shows of Don’t and the P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. from January till March! Luckily Jenny (Don’t), Kelly (P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Dead Moon etc.) and Sam (Don’t, Ex-Wipers) are staying for 19 more shows with their fantastic roots country band Jenny Don’t and the Spurs!
Unfortunately The Veggers and Reddot had to cancel their Switzerland and Italy shows in April. Two members of the Veggers didn’t perform their military service yet and the Korean government only allows them to travel to one country.
Apr/15/16 CH – Basel, Off Bar
Apr/17/16 CH – Biel, Schrottbar
Apr/18/16 CH – Zürich, Boschbar
Apr/19/16 IT – Turin, El Paso
Luckily I found some new places where they can play – many thanks to all the local promoters!
I’m stoked to announce that Turbo Booking now helps the terrific Steakknife (Hardcore Punk from Saarbrücken with legendary singer Lee Hollis from the Spermbirds) with bookings outside Germany!
Let Lee Hollis speak for himself: “We‘ve been doing this forever. 22 years I think. At least long enough to put an eight year distance between ‘One Eyed Bomb’ and our last record ‘Parallel Universe of the Dead’. So yeah, forever. Steakknife has always felt like ‘the right thing to do’. Even on the worst day of the shittiest tour in the middle of winter and ‘Fuck everyone in and OUTSIDE of this BUS!’ we were all in that bus because it was ‘the right thing TO DO.’ Because the music we make is the music we listen to. I wrote that about fifteen years ago and it‘s still true today.”
Turbo Booking is busy as a bee. I’m preparing eight tours right now for Portland’s admirable and adorable Don’t, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. and Jenny Don’t & The Spurs, also for Feral Kizzy‘s wonderful wave/dark pop which always reminds me of the B-52’s, another tour for the very special all-girl post punk/noise pop band Punčke from Croatia and last but not least for the Veggers, Reddot and the Dead Buttons, the first Korean punk bands ever touring in Germany!
Sorry, I have to increase the price for the tour van rental from December 1st, 2015. At the moment it’s not even possible to cover the costs for insurance, maintenance and repair from 75 € per day let alone making any profit. As it is really important for me that the vans always are in a very good condition, I have to take 80 € per day in future and see how it is going from there. There are still no extra costs for navigation device, additional drivers, fully comprehensive insurance, winter tyres, fine processing and final cleaning!
These four fantastic bands will be on tour in a few days!
***On tour in October/November 2015:***
Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies from Liverpool, UK:
Room Full of Strangers from Orlando, Florida, US:
Sects Tape from Tournai, BE:
The Ghost Wolves from Austin, Texas, US:
Sad news! As Guitarist Bruce had to have heart surgery, all Subhumans dates for September 2015 are off. He is okay but in recovery for at least 2 weeks. Get well soon, Bruce!
Here comes an overview:
19 Bremen BOB fest- Schlachtof – STILL ON, without the Subhumans
22 Amsterdam – OCCII – OFF
24 Manchester – Star & Garter – OFF
25 Derby – Hairy Dog – OFF
26 DURHAM punk fest – STILL ON, without the Subhumans
27 Batley – Brooklands – STILL ON AS AN ALLDAYER, without the Subhumans
28 Birmingham – Wagon & Horses – OFF
29 Norwich – Owl Sanctuary – OFF
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs will tour Europe in April 2016. Jenny from Don’t, Sam from the Wipers, Kelly from Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. etc. are Portland’s hottest new roots-country trio. They bring a variety of musical styles and a formidable wealth of experience to the stage. Live, the trio concentrates on playing a set of mostly original songs, bolstered by a few choice classic covers (Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb…).
Check out their awesome new video “Rattlesnakes and Dogs”:
Punčke will knock you out! After they got really popular in Croatia and around, Lucija, Ruby and Anja will bring their explosive post-punk/noise pop to Germany in 2016!
Turbo Booking presents Punčke from Croatia:
Exciting news! TrueTrash Records will release the Room Full of Strangers album “Bad Vacation” on tape and as lathe cut 7inch on October 23rd, 2015. Grab your copies here: truetrash.com/room-full-of-strangers-vinyl-and-tape
RFOS will be on tour in Germany from October 22nd – November 7th. Ask for free dates!
“Room Full of Strangers werden in der Live-Präsentation wohl ein Heidenspaß, die Band kommt im Oktober nach Deutschland, wir sehen uns in der ersten Reihe” sagt das Ox Fanzine!
Und das Trashrock Mag schreibt:
“Ich bin wirklich schwer begeistert. Jedes der zehn Lieder auf “Bad Vacation” ist ein kleiner Hit, der in die Beine geht und dich tanzen lässt. ‘Bad Vacation’ ist ein wirklich klasse Album, das sich in einem Rutsch durchhören und den Finger ganz schnell zur Repeattaste wandern lässt . Im Herbst kommt die Band auf Tour nach Europa. Wer kann, sollte sich das nicht entgehen lassen. Ich bin mir sicher, live sind die eine Granate. Geile Band!”
The new Jenny Don’t and the Spurs album will be out in September! They will play three release shows in September in Portland:
In November 2015 the sect will enlighten Europe with the radiance of the guru’s knowledges: an end to wars, diseases, sadness, and all things that hindered the greatness of humanity.
The Guru and his apostles created Sects Tape as a musical branch of the sect. The result is a mix of surf and garage rock riffs, with a punchier rhythmical section and of course the message and habits of the sect.
The Flicts Europe tour starts today!
The Flicts are an antifascist punk band from the Brazilian megacity São Paulo with Jef and Arthur from Agrotóxico playing bass and guitar.
Sad news: Besserbitch had to cancel the RosRock festival on July 4th. Singer Elin broke her arm and bassist Klara has decided to leave the band.
The Restarts and the Flicts will play at the Plastic Bomb Party in Oberhausen and the Vive Le Punk festival in Brasparts! The Flicts will also play at the Antinational Fest in Fresse sur Moselle!
UK – Blackpool, Rebellion Festival: Restarts, Besserbitch, Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies and Subhumans!
DE – Bremen, Schlachthof, B.O.B. Fest: The Restarts and the Subhumans!
PT – Esmoriz, Barrinha Festival: The Restarts and the Subhumans! (Festival was cancelled!)
UK – Winchester, Boomtown Festival: The Restarts and the Subhumans!
CZ – Vyškov, Pod Parou festival: Subhumans!
LV – Ratnieki, Laba Daba festival: Subhumans!
FR – Maignelay Montigny, Summer Party Festival: Not Scientists!
UK – Newcastle, North East Calling: Subhumans!
US – Orlando, FL, What’sit Records – Punk Fiesta: Room Full Of Strangers!
SE – Rejmyre, Skogsröjet festival: Besserbitch!
US – Appleton, WI, Mile Of Music Festival: The Ghost Wolves!
ES – Vidreres, Actitud Festival: Not Scientists!
SE – Gävle, Getaway Rock festival: Besserbitch!
FR – Lès Remiremont, Les Sapins Barbus Festival: Not Scientists!
US – Ybor City, FL, Big Pre Fest: Not Scientists!
US – Gainesville, FL, THE FEST: Not Scientists!
UK – Salford, Kings Arms Festival: Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies!
UK – Penzance, Three Chord Fest: The Restarts!
There was a reason when I didn’t reply to your emails so fast in the last two weeks. I was busy working on my new website. Goodbye, beloved old html website, welcome new and shiny cms. Now you can check out the Turbo Booking artists on your tablets and smartphones more comfortably.
And that’s not the only improvement at Turbo Booking. I welcome two fantastic new bands, Room Full Of Strangers, unique Garage Punk from Florida, USA and the Not Scientists, beautiful Melodic Post Punk from France! They will tour Europe in summer an autumn.
Check out the brand new Punk Planet Travel Guide with travel tips and stories for touring bands, punk rock lovers and alternative travellers!
Are you looking for a punk rock bar on a tropical island? Are you looking for the closest music shop in Vienna? Do you need to find a place where you can repair your guitar before your next show? Or are you trying to find a nice restaurant with vegetarian or vegan food in Moscow?
The Punk Planet Travel Guide is a travel and tour planning site for bands, punk rockers and all kinds of alternative travelers. I already listed and will continue to list lots of useful places and I will publish articles in English and German about tour and travel planning or about useful and/or entertaining experiences.
Ronny, the van, and I are in the current Punkrock! Fanzine.:-)
THE DEAD CLASS from Liverpool are back! We had so much fun together in the past and I’m looking forward to their next tour in Europe!
“Tomorrow morning The Dead Class will release our first single since we took a break 2 years ago. I am so happy to be back writing and recording with the lads. I mean, we toured SO much together. We used to travel everywhere in an ambulance and cook our meals and coffee roadside on a little camping stove. We lived in the van! We did all the silly things bands do whilst maintaining a strong work ethic. We met the most amazing people through the years that I know I can call my friends and still keep in touch with to this day. We rehearsed and worked our lovely arse’s off full time when we weren’t gigging too, so yes this means a lot to me to be able to play with them again and release more noise. The new material is dark, twisted and heavy so far. I think I am getting angrier in my auld age (in a positive way though). Tune in tomorrow and share it around. x” – Villy Raze
Wow! Die P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. haben eine grandiose Kritik für ihr neues Album “Another Day” im neuen Ox Fanzine bekommen. Morgen (Ostermontag) spielen sie ihre 40. und letzte Show dieser Tour im Hafenklang. — mit Kelly Halliburton.
The P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. got a nice new review about their new album “Another Day” in the Ox fanzine!
Welcome back to mainland Europe, Subhumans! The tour will be presented by Turbo Booking, Ox fanzine and Plastic Bomb fanzine.
After a lot of work I’m happy to announce that the P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. from Portland are soon going to play 40 shows in Europe!