Monthly Archive: July, 2014

Gigs gigs gigs…

 

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This is a boot.

It’s Holger’s boot. Holger is the drummer for the DÖRTBIRDS, an awesome Berlin hardcore band we played with at Scherer 8 on June 14th…they’re awesome dudes. I saw them create a storm of power and volume which the poor microphones could not take! Didn’t matter. Nothing could stop them from delivering a powerhouse show!

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And Holger and his boot…what a great story! He’s had the boot for years and always wears it when he plays. It’s his lucky charm, his insurance, his guardian of strength. I guess we all have something we always carry with us…we all have our symbols of heroism…

 

The DÖRTBIRDS at Scherer 8, June 14th 2014. The bottle is the microphone, get it?

The DÖRTBIRDS at Scherer 8, June 14th 2014. The bottle is the microphone, get it?

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Markus at Scherer 8

Markus at Scherer 8

"Our truck" at the Karneval Of Subculture. That's Bi58 plazing while we walk along side digging the sounds!

“Our truck” at the Karneval Of Subculture. That’s Bi58 playing while we walk along side digging the sounds!

URGENT FURY playing the Karneval Of Subculture, June 7th 2014

URGENT FURY playing the Karneval Of Subculture, June 7th 2014

URGENT FURY Michael Richter, Abraham Rodriguez, Markus Magenbitter

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Michael Richter, Abraham Rodriguez, Markus Magenbitter

URGENT FURY: We’ve played three gigs since April, and have our next gig coming up on August 9th in Strausberg, a summerfest for a youth center there…it’s been grand to play out, to learn more about how to make a show work. Shows are not just what happens onstage. It’s about getting there and getting your equipment there and working as much as you can to perfect your sound and control it so you can get as good a sound as possible no matter where you play—and playing better and better as we grow with the experience.

The Abstand, April 26th 2014. That's a dude headbanging to our show!

The Abstand, April 26th 2014. That’s a dude headbanging to our show!

 

THE ABSTAND on April 26th was our first gig. We did 16 songs, why the hell not? Nobody complained, but we’re learning to pare our set down. And there’s a lot of new songs. “Drone”, “Powermove” and “T.B.A” are squeezing out some old songs and wait until we start doing “Time Bomb”…

Michael, The Abstand, April 26th 2014.

Michael, The Abstand, April 26th 2014.

 

URGENT FURY at The Abstand, April 26th 2014

URGENT FURY at The Abstand, April 26th 2014

Then we were invited to play at the CARNIVAL OF SUBCULTURE, riding on the back of a truck through the streets of Berlin, from the door of The Abstand (where we had played a month before) to the big street fair on Kopernickerstrasse…

The police were not far behind...the cops did run a "control" of our truck!

The police were not far behind…the cops did run a “control” of our truck!

 

 

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It was great to play and see people bopping along with us as we moved slowly through the streets! And you get to meet cool people, like another band that played ‘our truck’, Bi58!! They won me right off with Biero’s awesome guitar & them singing “Komm Gib Mir Rock’n’Roll”—the heat was tropical, man…I had on my ANONYMOUS mask backwards, but the hat kinda screwed it…

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abraham’s anonymous

Michael Richter, URGENT FURY!!

Michael Richter, URGENT FURY!!

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Power to my Hartke and my rock’n’roll soul, people coming up to us to chat, fantastic, we bombarded them with CDs and buttons…most special for me was having my son also be there—but he’s 5 and the noise was too much. He took one look at me up there making a racket…and he ran for it, everytime, not letting mommy shoot video…when that happens during “Two Step”, well, it just’s a hilarious moment that makes the vid for me…could be a normal reaction we should get used to! Why not!? Ready for anything, we are! I’m even talking like Yoda!

Well now you can head over to the “media” section and check out the vids…we’ve got 3 new ones so far and there’s more to come…thanks to all the good people out there for having us!

After the show...Markus & Abraham pack away all the equipment like good little boys...

After the show…Markus & Abraham pack away all the equipment like good little boys…

—abraham