Austria’s most persistent punk rock band, DeeCRACKS, celebrate their sweet 16th anniversary at their most favourite venue in the world, the magnificent Arena Wien. They will be joined by very close companions of their touring adventures from all over the world in a double night party, that is guaranteed to last in your memory for years to come… just don’t miss this!
JUGHEAD (us) feat. DeeCRACKS & Guests
Alright! We couldn’t be more excited to have John ‘Jughead’ Pierson , Co-founder and guitarist of the legendary Chicago based Punk band SCREECHING WEASEL, with us at our lil birthday bash! SW was formed by John and singer Ben Weasel in 1986 and became one of the most influential groups in the (pop)punk genre, known for thought provoking lyrics underlined by extremely catchy, aggressive as well as bittersweet melodies. No need to say they had (and still have) a huge impact on us as well! John left Weasel in 2006 but is still active with his band EVEN IN BLACKOUTS and the infamous MOPES.\ Even though Jughead is so much more than “just” a musician (an actor, a novelist, a theatre producer, well basically a passionate artist) he will be on stage with us performing songs by Screeching Weasel and The Mopes! If that’s not enough, we won our dear friend Will DeNiro of London’s own ZATOPEKS as a singer for this exclusive gig!
The MANGES (it)
What comes to mind when you think about Italy? Beaches? Beautiful landscapes? Wine? Moana Pozzi? Well the MANGES are gonna change your view completely (if you don’t already know them)! Since I (Matt) witnessed first hand in 1995 the strong affection Italy has with the Ramones, I realized what huge a role this country plays in the European (Pop-) Punk scene. The MANGES started out in 1993 in the sleepy town of La Spezia. A bunch of kids, sharing their love for bands like Ramones, Screeching Weasel and the Queers are trying to create something of their own (sounds familiar….). And they DID!! After countless releases, US tours with bands such as the Methadones, the Queers or Even in Blackouts, tours in Japan and all over Europe, the Manges definitely earned their spot in the Pop Punk Hall of Fame. They stayed true to themselves and that’s something pretty rare nowadays, especially in the music scene.\ Til today, Italy is one of the best countries to play shows and that’s mostly thanks to the Manges who simply put it on the (punk) map! Not to forget Andrea (voc, guit) is also the co founder of the already famous Punk Rock Raduno festival, which takes place every July in Bergamo and is a great example for the passion and the dedication these guys have for the independent scene and the music they love! GABBA GABBA HEY!
SINO HEARTS (cn)
Coming all the way from Beijing, China, these guys are fronted by our former bass player Zhong and actually formed in Austria, when he was living here. Now a full Chinese band, expect a sensational cultural exchange in Power Pop and Punk Rock that will make you shake your hips and move your feet.
BOOGIE HAMMER (at)
Vienna’s hottest Rock’n’Roll machine will hit your eardrums with catchy songwriting and infectious up-tempo grooves. Lead by a powerful rusty voice and backed by a solid rhythm section as well as occasional spot-on guitar solos, these forgotten sons of Motörhead, the Ramones and Rocket from the Crypt will take no prisoners at this wild party!
After-Party DJ-Set by FRANZ BARCELLA (it)
Garage, Powerpop, Punk, Rock’n’Roll