Kicking bass lines, hilarious power, ocean of colours, madness and party with the three craziest djs of Budapest on a great night to remember.
Random Trip are the best students of Miles Davis playing truly imrovised funk, jazz, underground and overground stuff featuring some of the best young musicians of the town from the leading bands on the Hungarian scene.
A great and powerful return to the kicking roots and the energy spring indie music represented by three great young bands on a rich and powerful night to enjoy.
Meditation, travel, passion, strong colours, new worlds, refined ambients and great music - this is what connects the excellent Tribali band from Malta returning for another show to Budapest with DaWhy their supporting formation from Hungary. Let's travel together!
One of the very leading projects in Ukrania features a great and beautiful singer and first class electronika, modern pop music and Ukrainian folk instruments in their stunning show. Support act will be by the meditative-electronica-pop band Agavoid.
The unique passionate and poetic world of Ryley Walker and his band meets the great storyteller and balladist Zanzinger on this night.
Brant Bjork ... original desert boogieman decided to find a band to back his trip. Brant and his bros bring it. Organic Rock. It grooves. It Flows. It’s psychedelic. It’s tough. It’s beautiful. It’s Classic. Brant Bjork and his live band are guerrilla rock revolutionaries… taking back the rock and letting it roll.
Brant Bjork hails from Palm Desert, California, where he began gigging at the age of 13. By high school Brant had begun Kyuss with locals Josh Homme, Chris Cockrell, (later Nick Oliveri) and John Garcia. Kyuss was signed to Elektra and became the first desert rock band to achieve international success by spearheading a musical movement that brought heavy and psychedelic sounds back to rock and roll and served as a prototype for all “desert/stoner rock”. In 1993, Brant left Kyuss and moved to Humboldt to flip pizzas and play soccer. Too much rain moved him back to his natural habitat where he started an independent record label, EL CAMINO, played drums in hardcore punk band De-Con; and played guitar with desert legend Mario Lalli in Fatso Jetson. In 1996, Bjork hooked up again with Homme, to begin the DESERT SESSIONS saga and work on what became Queens Of The Stone Age. However, Brant decided to take the road less travelled and rock with his surf buddies Fu Manchu, an adventure that took him into the studio for five records and around the world in four years.
Feeling the need to embark on his own personal musical journey, in 1999 Brant released his first solo record, JALAMANTA, on premier independent label, MAN’s RUIN. (Re-released in 2003 on DUNA RECORDS.) This landscape record certainly has underlying rock elements, but is more of an embodiment of fluidity in motion between cool jazz, break beats and Rasta grooves. Bjork plays all of the instruments on the record and sings with such a quiet soul and conviction it not only confirms Bjork as one of the baddest rock drummers of our time, but also legitimises him as a premier talent on all levels. Bjork's follow-up and heaviest record, CH'E, was recorded and mixed in three days with Alfredo Hernandez (drums) and Dave Dinsmore (bass), and truly captures Brant’s classic rock & roll roots. In 2002, Brant released his third solo record, BRANT BJORK AND THE OPERATORS on DUNA RECORDS. The Operators record demonstrated Brant’s capabilities indicative of his formative years being spent in the 80’s underground and creates a low-brow, hi-fi approach to traditional new wave. This record convinces us that Cheech & Chong and The Cars must have had a love child… named Brant Bjork.
On Bjork’s fourth solo record, KEEP YOUR COOL, Brant rocks, swings and soars to new heights by cutting through the petty and getting back to the sweaty. This record takes you from insightful, unconcealed testimonials to getting laid in the back seat of a trans-am. With the momentum of these four highly diversified albums under his belt, Brant Bjork takes an even more interesting turn with his latest and most introspective and laid-back record to date, LOCAL ANGEL. With this record we are assured that Brant Bjork is first and foremost a songwriter, with drums taking a quiet backseat on this one. His bittersweet lyrics and warm vulnerability allows us to feel pains and emotions generally untapped in rock music. The first Brant Bjork and the Bros group record, SAVED BY MAGIC, was released in August 2005 on DUNA RECORDS, followed by SOMERA SOL in the Spring of 2007. In 2008 PUNK ROCK GUILT was the first release on Bjork’s new label LOW DESERT PUNK and his sixth solo release to date. Recorded in Dave Raphael’s fully analog basement studio in the outback forests of New Jersey, Punk Rock Guilt clearly expresses his need to make a no-bullshit and full-on rock record.
As a philosophy, artistically and otherwise, Brant Bjork has always stayed true to his Punk Rock roots as the corner-stone of his creative energy. "To do your own thing, your own way, for your own reasons". Being an independent artist with no shame and a keen sense of humor, Brant Bjork took the term Punk Rock Guilt and simply let it represent his personal Rock-n-Roll freedom.
In March 2010, a new album called GODS AND GODDESSES was released on LOW DESERT PUNK.
Brant Bjork and his band have toured for much of the past years all over Europe, The States, Canada, and Australia. Their live shows are fast becoming recognized as the best live rock and roll going and as Aussie rag put it, “The closest thing we’ll get to seeing the Hendrix Experience.”
Since their inception, Wolves In The Throne Room have continually pushed the boundaries of metal, both musically and philosophically. While other bands may have followed their lead, their idiosyncratic take on the genre feels unique, expansive and connected to the primal forces of their native Pacific Northwest. Cough was conceived in the fertile metal underground of Richmond, VA, circa 2005. The newly-formed band sought to be the heaviest band ever from Richmond, and took inspiration from traditional doom metal bands (Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Pentagram, Grief, Electric Wizard, Goatsnake), grimy sludge (Sleep, Eyehategod, Cavity) and early metal (Bathory).
Maceo Parker told about his music, that its 98% funky and 2% jazz. Trombone player Krisztián Csapó's all-star line up adds some hiphop and soul to it. They are helped by Hungary's first class smooth jazz representative Zolbert on saxophone, one of the frontman's of the Irie Maffia band, BusaPista, bringing rap and freestyle, one of the most wanted session keyboardists, Marcell Tóth, guitarist of the Modern Art Orchestra Áron Komjáti, the Junior Prima awarded bass player Tibor Fonay and the drummer also known from Kiscsillag band, Ábel Mihalik.
Line up: Krisztián Csapó KriZ trombone, Zolbert saxophone, Pista Busa freestyle/rap, Marcell Tóth keyboards, Áron Komjáti guitar, Tibor Fonay bass guitar, Ábel Mihalik drums.
The classic masters of mathcore will give a legendary farewell gig at the A38 Ship! Kicking American The Number Twelve Looks Like You will be their main support while mad Swedish God Mother their opening act.
Kicking bass lines, hilarious power, ocean of colours, madness and party with the three craziest djs of Budapest on a great night to remember.
One of the definitely most important powerplants of metallic hardcore from the turn of the century returns to the A38 Ship to Destroy Everything at an exclusive gig!
A uniquely powerful and kicking Svedish stoner hard rock fuzz blues jam trio will hit the roof of the ship on this night as a premium gift for all. Their support act will be the Hungarian Deley.
Punk rock legends from Florida Less Than Jake are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and besides they can't dissapoint they can't even ever stop. They will present their new EP on the roof of the Ship and also celebrate with the Yellow Spots the birthday of Schleki with a huge dance-party.
Mr. Klokk the master of G-House will be playing his hilariously great beats on this night for all cool faces on the roof terrace of the A38 Ship.
The best male and the best felame dj of Hungary will unite their powers, music and senses on this night into a huge and hilarious happy feast. The night will be supported by the great Ninjabreakz dj's kicking set.
"May it sound very weird but these are our very best years." Benedek Szabó is one of the most influential and popular poets, singers, musicians, songwriters of the new generation, who is going to give a huge concert with his mates on this night.
Frequently compared to rock icons such as The Rolling Stones and David Bowie, which have been warranted in the past, Foxygen goes a decidedly different route. The L.A. act, composed of the duo Sam France and Jonathan Rado, emulates the Day-Glo ebullience of producer Dave Fridmann’s Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev albums, with kitchen-sink ambition courtesy of a 40-piece orchestra, assisted by Matthew White and conducted by Trey Pollard.
The South African guitar virtuoso Dan Patlansky has been the support act for Joe Satriani’s many-many dates. The young guitar genious returns to hit the ship for another great night! They will be supported by the Amberjack band from Hungary.
The pop-like jazz world of the Lőrinc Barabás Quartet is exciting instrumental music with a hint of electronica, characterized by roguish grooves and pulsating bass runs – the numerous tones of synthesizer and trumpet create a unique musical trend adorned by the traits of the improvisational jazz-rock of the '70s. The other great performer of this night will be the Vienna-New York-located SK Invitational, one of the very best jazz formations in this region building on hiphop, rap and electronika.
Bad Breeding delivered the loudest album of 2017: Divided is a long-time missed anarcho-punk masterpiece that reflects to it's glorious past while it's actual in all aspects as well. The Guardian, BBC Radio or The Quietus tells the same, and you can see how they unleash hell on our rooftop terrace.
The ingenious guitar-hero of the Poison and Mr Big, Richie Kotzen travels through the worlds of metal and rock'n'roll, glam and jazz with his virtuoso guitar-play supported by his powerful band. Support act will be by the Swiss contemporary blues rock band, The Konincs.
The excellent international ambassadors of progressive dark melancholic metal are bringing on their last year released “The Storm Within” titled album's promotion tour their kicking power to the cargo hold! Their support will be prog-rock legend from Athens: Need!
An excellent young Coltrane arrives straight from the Ronnie Scott's, Royal Albert Hall, or the London Jazz Festival to the A38 Ship to give within the frames of a masterclass some of his knowledge and experience to
A rock'n'roll band, a pop band, an industrial groove machine made up of intellectual love gods. Andrew Eldritch and his band make a uniquely loud, noisy horror circus of joy on their return to the A38 Ship!
This unique trio is pushing the envelope with it's music where the violin's elemental expressive power is met with the keyboard's endless color palette and the virtual universe of live electronics… The interaction of the three musicians takes place at the no man's land of real instruments and digital reality, creating a musical texture that is woven by composed parts and free musical dialogues.
For the very time in Budapest the greatest promise of the current black metal scene the Zeal & Ardor will perform! In their sound negro spirituals mingle with the classic elements of the style, occultic-spiritual ambients with crashed songs, tremolic riffs with blast-beats. A real festival-star that is coming up and up and up will smash the boat!
The latest flights high by István Grencsó and Bálint Bolcsó, young experimentators, meditators, inner builders and fresh and powerful redefiners of all that jazz on a superb night of the Újbuda Jazz Festival.
One of the greatest underground to popular and critical to funny rock bands of the Hungarian scene featuring four incrazed comedians with their merciless fun will celebrate their album-re-relase with all their mates and fans.
One of the most important formations of contemporary psychedelic noise rock, the Makoto Kawabata led Acid Mothers Temple returns to the A38 Ship. One of the most extravagant acts on the Japanese art-rock scene which has been experimenting restlessly for so many years that prove so many great albums features krautrock and noise-punk, Hendrix and Stockhausen. and above all the very special Japanese humour. Makrohang trio brings us deeper and further year by year into the oceanis depths of music as passion.
A product of the Camden punk scene his parents were native to, Chelou is a 23 year old songwriter and producer. Emerging last year (2014) with a debut EP 'The Quiet', inspired by acts as diverse as PJ Harvey, Bon Iver and Lana Del Rey, Chelou quickly made a name for himself thanks to a host of strong support from the likes of Tom Ravenscroft, Guy Garvey and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music and Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1.
There are very few independent artists who have quietly accomplished such an amazing array of achievements as Fink has. His very special, quiet, amazing blues-folk has been hailed by the Budapest audience widely, profoundly and very-very much!
At the same time refined and kicking, melancholic and drifting songs by Léyya have conqered the Hungarian audience at their first show as support for Odett, so now they return as a main act to show all their colours. Support for them will come by Babé Sila, formerly Barbara Stahl will present brand new songs from her upcoming album too.
Closeness is a band that can truly be named a love-project, since the frontman of The Faint, Todd Baechle , and one singer of the two from Azure Ray, Orenda Fink make it up together. Their chemistry truly works and not only in their private sphere but on stage with the same flaming power. For their very first gig in Hungary a limited number of tickets are available.
Airbourne is the walking, talking, living, breathing, screaming, spitting, fist-pumping embodiment of all that hard rock has encompassed since the movement began. Fun-loving, rip-roaring, hard-partying and filled with melodic danger and grinning optimism, Airbourne craft underdog-championing anthems with reckless abandon.
Playing garage-flavored punk rock with a Southern accent, a messed-up and bluesy undertow, and the gleefully destructive impact of a 15-year-old with a bag of firecrackers, the Black Lips are an Atlanta-based combo who, after their debut in 2000, soon developed a reputation as one of the Peach State's wildest bands. Join their merry punk fiesta!
The music for Also Sprach Zarathustra was originally composed for a theatrical production of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, based on Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, directed by Matjaž Berger for the Anton Podbevšek Theatre (APT) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Laibach will perform Also Sprach Zarathustra live, introducing new members of the band.
The year 2017 was definitely The Year for SOHN, the Vienna-located electronic music producer, since his new album titled Rennen ensured his singer-songwriter position on the international rank of A-cathegory performers. On this night with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum celebrating its jubilee SOHN will give his first ever show in Hungary at the A38 Ship, this one of the most actual trubadours of our time always wearing a black hat.
This November brings back to Budapest the guitarist-noise-genious Oliver Ackerman and his band A Place To Bury Strangers! Organised by the A38 Ship the gig will be held at the Dürer Kert where they'll play their ingenious mixture of noise rock, industrial and psychedelic rock. Their four albums released so far can remind you of both The Jesus & Mary Chain and the Sisters Of Mercy. They'are just about to give probably one of the most kicking club-gigs of this autumn!
Intervals is one of the most exciting acts on the progressive metal scene who are followed by Texas-based Polyphia and Canadian guitar-virtuoso Nick Johnston on their trip to Budapest. A night with excitement and power!
Public Service Broadcasting is a London-based pseudonymous musical duo who take samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda materials and mix it with their live music and samples attempting to 'teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future'.
Supporting Devin Townsend last year with a hilarious gig Leprous returns to the A38 Ship on their European tour in a truly great company featuring the ingenious Icelandic Agent Fresco, Greek AlithiA and also Norwegian Astrosaur. A great night to experience not only the present but also the future of the style!
The Umbilical Brothers have delighted fans around the world, as they twist theatrical rules and everyday situations into comedy triumph. Time Out NY called them “Australia’s hottest export since vegemite”.
One of Iceland's most special bands, Sólstafir returns after three years to Budapest! The reformed line up released its firs album this year titled Berdreyminn, which can be regarded as their very best so far: whirling great post-guitar music that is impossible to put in any genre bringing Scandinavian melancoly and folklore. It proves they are at the peak of their creativity. Their support will be the also album-introducing Myrkur. The Danish multi-instrumentaist builds up his fragile murderous songs of black metal, pastoral folk and more somewhere halfway between Sigur Rós and Bathory.
Sweden's most kicking rock'n'roll/power pop band, the Royal Republic returns! Cutting riffs, drifting power, lunatic energy and tough precise ingenious attitude makes them brothers of The Hives or The Eagles Of Death Metal. Experience a perfect club-gig at the A38 Ship and let the good times roll!
Shantel jubilee gig! Balkan Madness with a bit of electronic support, it is Shantel’s legendary Frankfurt-based Bucovina Club returns to hit Budapest and present Kusturica's craziest disco partizans on their 30th birthday party.
Rage reformed in 2015 kicks Budapest along with the great Greek Firewind! The Peavy Wagner led band visits Hungary for the first time, which besides the founder singer-bass guitar player was joined by the Venezuelian Marcos Rodriguez and Vassilios 'Lucky' Maniatopoulos known from Tri State Corner. The tour will be joined by the Firewind band who palyed for the last time in Budapest in February on their Immortals album-relase tour.
Our loved and highly respected Kavinsky-follower retrowave-master returns! The maths-teacher look producer who became legendary with his EP trilogy Carpenter Brut, one of the definitely greatest representatives of the Heavy French Touch will give a kicking live performance in Budapest again!