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The band intents to welcome the new year, by bringing their friends together for a fun time with different attitude.
Away from their usual electric sound, the band will go on stage with two acoustic guitars, a snare drum and one voice.
New Zero God line-up:
Akis Nikolaidis – guitar
Michalis Semertzoglou – guitar
Giannis Psimopoulos – snare drum
Catch them on Sunday January 6, at “Lost N Found” (Keramikou 53, Metaxourgio) Athens
The band goes on stage at 22:00.
Electric Train Station of Thisio
It’s a few minutes after the end of “Peter Murphy 40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration Featuring David J”and we are in Athens, Greece having a beer with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite while the roadies are packing the gear.
They are flying to the next city tomorrow for the last gig of the European leg of the tour and he will be happy to spend the holidays back home.
The American tour will follow in January so a few days of rest will refill their batteries…
“It was a good crowd tonight” he says to his old pal Andi Sex Gang.
“How many people do you recon were there tonight, Mike?” Andi asks me…
I look around as there are some people swiping the floor gathering trash into a small hill “I estimate a good 3000…” I reply.
It’s been 35 years since I saw Bauhaus on stage and for sure tonight’s setlist was as great as it was in 1983.
It was a trip down memory lane for every fan of the band.
Round 10.30, the first notes of “Double Dare” made the audience go wild and it was followed by all the tracks of the first Bauhaus album, “In The Flat Field“.
The light show was outstanding and the band was in high spirits.
I turned to Sex Gang Children manager Lara Mcelligott, who was behind me taking photos and shooting videos, and asked her to give me some of them.
Murphy’s baritone voice started singing about the bats that “have left the bell tower” taking us back to 1979 when every record label turned down their “Bela Lugosi’s dead” except from Pete Stennett, owner of Small Wonder, a record store in Walthamstow, London, that believed in it and released it as a 12” EP.
David J, who earlier this year re-released the pivotal ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ LP on Glass Modern, stands as a rock, perfectly weaving the sound of his bass guitar with the sounds of Marc Slutsky’s drums.
Slutsky is perfect on “She’s in Parties”. He is a very experienced drummer and has toured with Third Eye Blind, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Vertical Horizon. He recorded two albums with Splender; 1999’s “Halfway Down the Sky” produced by Todd Rundgren, and “To Whom it May Concern” in 2001.
He has also toured and/or recorded with Kylie Minogue, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship),Todd Rundgren, and Pink to name but a few.
Mark Gemini Thwaite nails it on “Passion of Lovers”. I knew how good he was since my band opened for The Mission UK back in 2000 when Mark (aka MGT) was playing the guitar for them. He has been strumming his guitar for Spear of Destiny, Tricky, Gary Numan, toured with Ricky Warwick and The Fighting Hearts and also recorded with Primitive Race.
What can one say about Peter Murphy?
His latest solo studio album, “Lion” that was produced by Martin Glover, aka Youth, came out in 2014 (“Wild Birds Live Tour” and “Remixes from Lion” followed in 2015 while his fourth solo live album “Bare-Boned And Sacred” recorded at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge in April 2016, came out in 2017).
He shared the stage with Trent Reznor, founded Dali’s Car with the late Mick Karn and he is as cool as he was when I first saw him back in 1983, but now he is more mature.
When he is on stage, he looks like he is at home…
Don’t miss the opportunity to see them playing live.
You won’t believe how quick 90 minutes can pass…
I’d like to add here that the Greek heavy psychedelic band The Steams opened the show, playing for about 30 minutes, tracks from their debut album “Wild Ferment”.
California, here they come!
Via Patrik Mata of Kommunity FK:
“Here we come…..so you come, too. Let’s come 2gether & party like it’s Kommunity FK’s 40th year anniversary, & it most definitely is!
Little Steven’s Underground Garage presents: A Tribute to Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers’ seminal L.A.M.F. album. Performed live New York City at the Bowery Electric in its entirety on November 29, 2017 by a stellar cast featuring Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Jesse Malin (D Generation).
★ A Tribute to Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers’ seminal L.A.M.F. album ★
★ First Part : L.A.M.F.
– – – – – – – Intro – 00:00
01 – Born to Lose – 00:58
02 – All By Myself – 04:47
03 – I Wanna Be Loved (sung by Glen Matlock) – 08:29
04 – It’s Not Enough (sung by Jesse Malin) – 12:30
05 – Chinese Rocks – 18:00
06 – Get Off The Phone – 21:04
07 – Pirate Love (sung by Jesse Malin) – 23:30
08 – One Track Mind – 28:35
09 – I Love You (sung by Mike Ness) – 31:40
10 – Goin’ Steady (sung by Mike Ness) – 34:52
11 – Let Go (sung by Mike Ness) – 39:00
12 – Can’t Keep My Eyes On You (sung by Jesse Malin) – 42:24
13 – Do You Love Me (sung by Walter Lure) – 47:52
– – – – – – Break – 51:00
★ Second Part Return : A Tribute to Johnny Thunders : – 52:13
14 – You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory (sung by Jesse Malin) – 53:00
15 – So Alone (sung by Mike Ness) – 56:44
16 – (I’m Not) Your Stepping Stone (sung by Glen Matlock) – 01:02:20
17 – Too Much Junkie Business – 01:26:24
★ Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers) on Guitar & Vocals
★ Mike Ness (Social Distortion) on Guitar & Vocals
★ Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) on Bass guitar & Vocals
★ Clem Burke (Blondie) on Drums
★ Jesse Malin (D Generation) on Guitar & Vocals
For the first time in 20 years, The Flowers Of Romance are back as New Zero God take the stage in tribute to one of the great underground bands whose songs have stood the mighty test of time.
There’ll be some twist-ups and shake-ups as the original songs of Mike Pougounas are brought to new life with Akis Nikolaidis, John Psimopoulos, Michalis Semertzoglou, and Babis Efthimiou working his magic behind the scenes.
Dark En Ciel main man Iraklis Anastasiadis (Tresspass, Atria, GAD) and the electronic duet Incirrina ( George Katsanos and Irene Tiniakou) will join New Zero God on stage for a number of tunes.
Big Sleep Acoustic (aka Stefan Schwerdtfeger) will open at 9.30 PM.
Doors open at 21:00
Full details at the event page