Garage rock ‘n’ roll legends The Sonics, whose groundbreaking grimy, razor sharp rock established them as one of the first punk bands in history and an unmistakable influence on countless generations of musicians – from Bruce Springsteen and Nirvana to the White Stripes and Japandroids – in Slovenia for the first time!
The year was 1964 when “The Witch”, the first single by American five-piece The Sonics, cut mercilessly through the sugary, uplifting melodies of rock ‘n’ roll at the time, changing music history forever. The dong, grounded in a delightfully dirty sound, was more intense, frantic and heavy than anything up to that point. With their debut album Here Are The Sonics and its successor Boom, the Sonics came to be regarded as the forefathers of punk with an enormous influence both on the flourishing punk rock scene of the 1970s and on later generations of musicians. They’re cited as influences by Mudhoney, The White Stripes, Bruce Springsteen, The Cramps, Japandroids, The Hives, The Fall, Eagles of Death Metal and Nirvana – Kurt Cobain even declared their hard-hitting drumming as his favourite drum sound.
After several years of hiatus and personnel changes, the Sonics reunited and started touring in 2007. In 2015, they released their first album in more than 40 years. The well-received album This Is The Sonics proved that they’re a band with not just an exceptional legacy, but also a band with a relentless creative urge. And of course a band that any self-professed fan of succulent guitars should hear live at least once in their lifetime. October!
The members of the savage Belgian duo The Glücks, the Bonnie and Clyde of garage punk, shared a dissatisfaction with the boring everyday lifelessness of their town. They found salvation in the scuzzy triangle formed by The Cramps, The Stooges and Thee Oh Sees, and haven’t stopped since, banging the skins, thrashing the strings and screaming into the mics. Their ferocious second album Run Amok was released in March.
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Organisation: Kino Šiška.