ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (A Tribute to The Clash & The Jam) + RAVAGERS + BRUTTO TEMPO | München


Sat Apr 01 2023 at 08:30 pm


Bürgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt | Munich, BY

Rock inside the Glock # 101

A collective of punk musicians paying their homage to the music of the Clash and the Jam.
This is not an usual tribute/cover band, this line up features punk musicians (from #TheOUTCASTS and other Bands) who want to pay their homage to #JoeStrummer and #PaulWeller's music and to #theClash and #theJam!!
I’ve always wanted to pay a tribute to the Clash and the Jam.
It’s all about friendship and musicianship.
It’s all about paying a tribute to two of the finest bands England ever produced!!
It’s all about punk musicians paying a tribute to both bands' work and paying a tribute to f***in great songs!! #AbsoluteBeginners / The Clash versus the Jam live!!!!
SET LIST: With no particular order:
What's my name
Janie Jones
Eton Rifles
Garage land
English civil war
A bomb in Wardour street
Somebody's got murdered
Police and thieves
In the city
Safe european home
Career opportunities
Down at the tube station at midnight
I fought the law
London calling
Art school
Etc Etc

#Ravagers have been ripping up a dust storm of debauchery for nearly a decade. Dressed in leather and denim, the Filth City foursome may look like menaces to society, but rest assured, their ferocious blend of punk fury and sneering rock ’n’ roll nonchalance make them a threat to not just the laws of man, but the laws of nature.
It’s easy to think of Ravagers as a group of rebel-rousing shit stirrers. Their songs evoke an attitude of manifest malfeasance. Lyrics often paint perilous, black landscapes akin to a Danzig wet dream. But at its core, Ravagers are here for a good time, and the brevity of their songs, influenced no doubt by late 70’s punk and early 80’s hardcore, means they won’t be here for long. No tomorrow? No problem! Rather than extinguish the rising flames of hell, these guys prefer to throw a Molotov cocktail and raise a Natty Bo.
A brief history lesson for the squares: 2014 brought about their premier EP Livin’ In Oblivion (Cricket Cemetery Records) with subsequent touring slashed across the U.S. and Canada. Fans lucky enough to have caught a glimpse certainly have the scars to prove it. Their 2015 followup EP Natural Instinct (Rock & Rule Records) not only continued the momentum, but proved the gang to be the new east coast champs in the contemporary rock circuit. The group soon found themselves scorching stages as warmup acts for legends like #TheDamned, #Fear, and #TheAdicts, and featured on festivals like Las Vegas’ #PunkRockBowling.
Ravagers’ ascension was not without its mishaps and misfortunes. Finding a second guitarist was a challenge, set back by life’s little hurdles (girlfriends, suicide, etc.) until long-time friend and former Biters guitarist Matt Gabs filled the void. Together, he and band leader/lyricist/vocalist Alex Hagen carved out the sadistic, sardonic and supremely catchy “Drowning in Blood” single in 2018, b/w “Suzi (Has an Uzi).” This brief tease of new material baited fans throughout their blitzkrieg of gigs, all the while singing songs of recklessness and apocalyptic pop until Covid-19 turned the world into exactly that.
Making the most of a shit situation, the band headed South to write and record their first full-length LP, Badlands due in 2021 with production/engineer duo Tuk Smith (Biters, Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts) and Dan Dixon (PLS PLS) at the helm. The result is 10 of the groups strongest tracks yet, an auditory onslaught of filth and fun, of catchiness and catastrophe.
The album’s first single, “Nasty Night” is layered with guitars and Stooges-esque pianos that give the listener a real bad feeling, and it feels real good. Tracks like “White Widow” and “Shake the Reaper” have the hooks and harmonies of the strongest #Turbonegro tracks with the arena-filling riffs of #BlueOysterCult or #AliceCooper. This could very well be the record to take them to that sort of capacity. Not to say the group has abandoned their roots as fun-loving alley-lurking psychopaths. Aided by the bouncy percussion of Ray and the rapid fire rhythm of bassist Curt, “Blackout” is the closest we get to a bubblegum beach party singalong about getting wasted until you just gotta, well… you know. And on the other hand, “Sick House” and “Losing My Grip” are white-knuckle howlers that sound like Lemmy and Lee Ving just hijacked a train to hell.
Badlands is an amplified example of what the band has always encompassed: grim situations, high tension, and one hell of a good time. At 28 minutes, it begs to be played again and again until the neighbors call the cops… Fuck ‘em! As a premier long-player, Ravagers have set the bar dangerously high, but then again, these dudes leave “playing it safe” to the wuss-rock vermin they vow to exterminate.


Donnerndes Trommelfeuer, blitzende Gitarren, brennend-cooler Gesang.
Dazu ein wirbelnder Bass - das schlägt ein wie ein Blitz aus heiterem Himmel!
Das Ganze in Form von rock’n’rollig-punkigen Songs, die meist schnell zur Sache kommen und die Sonne auf- und super fix wieder untergehen lassen. Wie in jedem guten Wetterbericht wechseln sich Hochs und Tiefs ab. Und so erwartet Dich mit #BRUTTOTEMPO eine abwechslungsreiche Mischung. Auch wenn die musikalischen Wurzeln im Punkrock angesiedelt sind, reicht das musikalische Spektrum von BRUTTO TEMPO weit darüber hinaus und die Band vermischt was gefällt. Manchmal sind BRUTTO TEMPO selbst erstaunt was dabei rauskommt. In jedem Fall sind dies jedoch wind- und wetterfeste Songs, die in der Sonne glänzen, und auch mal einen kräftigen Regenschauer vertragen. Die Texte der krawalligen Formation sind englisch, deutsch sowie französisch und decken alle Wetterlagen ab. Mal Sonnenschein, mal Wolkenbruch.
Es gibt kein schlechtes Wetter, es gibt nur unpassende Kleidung.
Also los geht’s: wetterfest anziehen und nix wie los!
Die vier Mitglieder der Freiburger Band können zusammen bereits auf die Erfahrung von weit mehr als 100 Bühnenauftritten in verschiedenen Formationen von #Folkrock über #Scheuerpop, #Skacore, #Jazz und immer wieder #Punkrock zurückblicken. 2009 finden sie sich zusammen, als ein gewaltiges Gewitter über Freiburg tobt, treffen sie sich scheinbar zufällig auf einem Punkrock-Konzert. Sofort ist allen klar: BRUTTO TEMPO!
Seitdem spielten sie zahlreiche Konzerten in der Heimatregion um Freiburg, und auch schon in Bayern und Frankreich. Dabei teilten Sie die Bühne bereits mit namhaften Bands wie den #TheVibrators, #Bambix und #Knochenfabrik.
Zum 10-jährige Bestehen erschien 2019 das Album „STOLEN HEARTS & BROKEN CHORDS“.

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Bürgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt, Blumenstr. 7,Munich, Munich, Germany

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