Northcote Social Club, Fri 24 January
With Tek Tek, Empat Lima and DJ FLoyd Thursby!
Between flights arriving from Warsaw and those departing for Moscow, there are very few opportunities these days for VulgarGrad gigs in Melbourne. What do we do when one of those opportunities is on a Tuesday night – not the most preferred of gig nights? We do it at everybody’s favourite cosy-but-raucous Northcote institution, OpenStudio Bar. Can you believe it’s our first gig there ever, after all these years? Come down and make it a memorable one. Your last chance for the year!
RESURRECT YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF this Easter Sunday with the healing power of VulgarGrad, supported by Mikelangelo and Saint Clare. Note that it’s one of the NSC’s awesome matinee shows, so the doors open at 2pm and you should be home in time for whatever it is you choose to do on Sunday evenings. Also, the next day is a public holiday, so you can drink as much vodka as you like, even on a Sunday afternoon. Click the pic for details.
In a month that sees VG play north of the Murray and east of the Tasman, why not south of the Yarra, too? On Sat 30 March, VulgarGrad plays at the Flying Saucer Club in Elsternwick, supported by Melbourne’s very own princess of Soviet retro pop, Katia Pshenichner. We’ll also be featuring some very special guests in the horn section. Book here.
After stealing not just the show, but the whole WOMADelaide Festival in 2010, VulgarGrad are now skipping across the Tasman to threaten the Kiwis with grievous musical harm. Catch them at WOMAD NZ, Taranaki on 15 and 16 March.
Doors open at 8pm (Music starts 8.40pm)
Catch them while you can! Touring sensation Vulgargrad – Kings of Russian Criminal Sounds , stripe-shirted, vodka swirling firebrand have finally landed after touring Europe. Defying description one thing is for sure, they might sing in Russian but they are a foot-stomping, power-punching music experience not to be missed. Elements of Gypsy, perestroika punk, rhumba, jazz and pop: they’ve got it all, not to mention the raspy accomplished actor / singer Jacek Koman who will take you on a lyrical journey of lowlifes and songs about women. Supported by the equally masterful touring band Unified Gecko who bring middle eastern Turkish boogie colliding with reggae vibe and gypsy rhythm to spread their fat n funky brand of gypfunk and Vardos trio who bring Balkan beats and traveller songs from legend to burning laments and you’re in for a night of ethnic folk fantastic! All monies raised support artists playing at the Karavan International Gypsy Music Festival.
It’s been a while – it’ll actually something like 11 months – since our last gig in Australia. It’s tough when your lead singer is in jail in Poland (that’s what he told us, anyway). So to partly make up for it, we’ve booked 5 shows in Aus. Unfortunately, that’s as much as we can manage before the band members go their separate ways again. Get your zhopa down to a show in Melbourne, Sydney (2 shows!), Brisbane or Lismore!
We’re actually going to be launching our new single at the gigs: LIMONCHIKI. At the moment, you can get it on yellow vinyl here (from Germany), soon to be downloadable. And you should be able to get the 7″ in good record shops around Australia soon, too.
Thu, 14 June, The Northcote Social Club (MEL) w/Tek Tek Ensemble
Wed, 20 June, The Vanguard (SYD) w/Fanny Lumsden
Thu, 21 June, The Vanguard (SYD) w/Mr. Fibby
Fri, 22 June, The Joynt, (BRI) w/Greshka
Sat 23 June, Lismore Lantern Parade (NSW)
Thu 02.02.12 Wilhelmshaven @ Kling Klang
Fri 03.02.12 Berlin @ Haus der Sinne
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VulgarGrad greatly looks forward to their first chance at swearing loudly in Russian at European audiences. Tell your friends!
Joining VulgarGrad on this tour is Germany’s own demon of the Russian accordion, Dr. Bajan.
thu 26.01.2012 GER Hamburg, Hafenklang
fri 27.01.2012 DK Kopenhagen 2 GIGS! 4pm Woodstock (Christiania) 10pm Charlie Scott’s
sat 28.01.2012 GER Lübeck, Treibsand
sun 29.01.2012 NL Haarlem, Patronaat
wed 01.02.2012 GER Köln, Sonic Ballroom
thu 02.02.2012 GER Wilhelmshaven, Kling Klang
fri 03.02.2012 GER Berlin, Haus der Sinne
tue 07.02.2012 GER Nürnberg, K4
wed 08.02.2012 GER Frankfurt, Das Bett
thu 09.02.2012 GER Berlin, Panda Theater
fri 10.02.2012 GER Jena, Rosenkeller
sat 11.02.2012 GER Hannover, Cafe Glocksee