Ian Svenonius, best known for the groups Nation Of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War and Chain & the Gang, is coming back to Vienna with his newest outfit: Escape-Ism.

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(Flyer: Andi Dvořák)

The reunited Make-Up performed in New York, Washington D.C. and Paris earlier this year; while the most recent shows took place at the Primavera Festival in Porto and Barcelona some days ago. Now Svenonius is visiting a bunch of European Cites with the self proclaimed found sound dream drama Escape- Ism.

(the Make Up, 23. Juni 2000, Flex Wien, Photo: Andi Dvořák)theMakeUp_01

 

Kristy and the Kraks (*), who have just released their EP Snakes On The Phone, are joining Escape-Ism for a few dates – and Lime Crush ()  play along at the Rhiz in Vienna.

June 18 @ Rhiz, Wien
June 19 @ Klub Gromka, Ljubljana *
June 20 @ Elektropionir, Beograd *
June 21 @ Jazz Kocsma, Szeged *
June 22 @ Beat on The Brat, Budapest *
June 23 @ 007 Strahov, Praha *

Links.
Soft Focus TV
What Is A Group?
Lime Crush, Graveyard 7″
Chain and The Gang – Logic Of Night
Kristy and the Kraks, Snakes On The Phone 7″

 

 

(Poster for Budapest, by Gábriel Rádi)

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Fresh Air was blowing onto the Streets of Vienna when Totally Wired came along. Not that the gang members havent been around or active before – with running the LOVE_ gallery, perfoming in such Bands as Rabe or The Happy Kids. But now a stream of interesting Groups came into light – wrapped in nicely packed covers.

KristyandtheKraks_1214   Kristy And The Kraks, Gartenbau Kino, Wien, December 2014.   Photo Andi Dvořák

Groups like Dot Dash, Kristy And The Kraks and Clemens Band Denk were surprisingly original, yet crediting and communicating with their influences.

After Two LPs on their very own imprint,  Dot Dash did release a 7″ EP in 2014 for Fettkakao (Slide b/w Seasick). When their Label and Band fell apart, Kate Kristal went on with Kristy And The Kraks – a project she founded earlier, alongside Dot Dash, with Ana Threat.

I was impressed from the very first time i have seen them, and it only quadrupled from there: the debut 7″ – a Viennese classic;  Hard hitting Personalities with an extravagant stage presence; always in motion chasing the next interesting moment.

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Ana Threat & Kate Kristal,  Photo Dominik Danner

Kristy and the Kraks have recorded a 7″ EP, an Album called Smile on TWR and contributed songs to local compilations. Now four tracks have been recorded by Florian Tremmel for Fettkakao. The EP Snakes On The Phone is avavailable for streaming on Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes already.

the Duo is on the road for a week, playing and promoting their current EP in places like Beograd, Budapest and Ljubljana.
check out the dates!

17. June 2017, Wien @ Fluc RECORD RELEASE SHOW
19. June 2017, Ljubljana @ Klub Gromka w/ ESCAPE-ISM
20. June 2017, Belgrade @ Elektropionir w/ ESCAPE-ISM
21. June 2017, Szeged @ Jazz Kocsma w/ ESCAPE-ISM
22. June 2017, Budapest @ Auróra w/ ESCAPE-ISM
23. June 2017, Praha @ 007 Strahov w/ ESCAPE-ISM

 

Facebook | Fettkakao Artist Page | Totally Wired | Record Release Show

On May 25th, 2017 – Puff Pieces from Washington D.C. & Iv/An from Zagreb are going to play at the Venster 99 in Vienna.

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Started as Puff Pieces in 2013, members of the group did play in (now-defunct) Bands such as Vertrebrates, Touch & Go’s Supersystem, Dischord outfits Antelope and E.D. Sedgwick. in fact Edie Sedwick did perform at the Arena Dreiraum in Vienna twice within the last decade.

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Edie Sedgwick, Arena Dreiraum, November 17. 2009, Picture by David Murobi

Puff Pieces have released a 7” as well as a full length LP called Bland In D.C. on Lovitt Records, and toured with Julie Ruin and Milemarker last year.

Band Links: Bandcamp | Facebook 
PRESS: Pitchfork | AV Club |NPR

Iv/An from Zagreb will play that evening as well. having released his debut 7″ with Fettkakao two month ago – he finally has the chance to present his newest work in Vienna.

Zlatni Rez / Ovozemaljske Stvari (fett044) is available at the show. listen to the EP via Bandcamp here.

Iv/An Links: Bandcamp | Facebook
PRESS:  Profil (in german)

Show Takes Place May 25th at the Venster 99!
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 With his previous project I/II, Zagreb Artist Ivan Antunovic has released the Album Earthquakes Usually Come Around At Night  for the Viennese Label Totally Wired some years ago. Ivan is also running his very own Imprint, Half Releases, where you are able to find more recorded music by him.

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(back cover, typo by Iv/An)

After changing the name to Iv/An, Antunovic started to articulate more songs in  Croatian. as with his acapela performances -it serves a very bold outcome.

the 7″ that came out on Fettkakao this month, features two songs in croatian:
Zlatni Rez (the Golden Section) & Ovozemaljske Stvari (The Earthly Issues).

the e.p. is availble digitally (BandcampiTunesSpotify etc) as well as physically in most record stores around Vienna. you can order the 7″ also from Fettkakao.comBandcamp or Discogs.

Iv/An will present the e.p. at the Venster99 in May, supporting Puff Pieces from Washington, D.C.:

May 25th, 2017
Venster 99, Vienna
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TOYS THAT KILL, LA SABOTAGE & DJ ANA THREAT

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Recess Records artist Toys That Kill are on tour in April again, playing a show at Venster99 in Vienna!

By the turn of the century, the San Pedro Band emerged out of F.Y.P –  Todd Congelliere‘s first (solo) project. With Sentimental Ward Toys That Kill have released their 5th Album, which came out in june 2016.

The show takes place April 8th. La Sabotagefrom Linz are opening up the evening and Ana Threat is doing the Saturday Night Punk DJ thing!

– event links –
facebook |fettkakao

SCHÖNBRUNNER STRASSE 6

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From March on, monthly performances are going to happen at Schönbrunner Strasse 6, 1040 Wien. with shows starting at 7PM and ending at 10PM – these are easily to be combined with later activities.  Selected Acts so far:

INFINITE PAL | 17. März 2017
Facebook | event

MARLO | 21. April 2017
SoundCloud | event

ANA THREAT | 20. Mai 2017
Facebook | Bretzel High Stomp | event

LA SABOTAGE – RABENGASSE B/W MAD

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Febuary brings us the new release of a youg Trio from Linz: La Sabotage! find the new outfits manifestation, w/ their bold and unprejudiced way into music on their debut 7″. what a joyous moment, after all.

Please follow this link to the ep.
You are able to listen to the song Madvia soundcloud as well as stream the ep via Bandcamp too.

La Sabotage Live!
Febuary 25, 2017
Linz, Kapu w/ Gurr & Postman

March 04, 2017
Wien, Rhiz, NIL DESPERANDUM w/Stefanie Sourial

March 11, 2017
Wien, Stadtbahnbögen

CLAP CLAP

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By preparing for two seasonal markets, we have created a very new fabric pattern and format:
Small bags with a zipper, in a size to fit drawing tools (or whatever smaller items you intend to carry) with a strengthened inner side to keep things together.

the screenprinted pattern symbolizing hands, comes in green and yellow.

find the items for a possible online order in the Art Section of this page. you can also contact me via electronic mail.

ALTE SAU ON TOUR

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Alte Sau

have a few Germany Dates coming up –>

 

December 2016
13 Potsdam, Hobbykeller
14 Glauchau, Cafe Taktos
15 Kassel, Goldgrube
16 Stuttgart, Goldmarks
17 Bochum, Wageni (Intimes Spezialkonzert)

SELECTOR DUB NARCOTIC & ARIES

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Calvin Johnson has released a new Album under the name Selctor Dub Narcotic, called This Party Is Just Getting Started via K Records last September.
Spanish Artis Aries had her record Adieu Or Die out on K , in cooperation w/ La Castanya, earlier this year.
Both artists will present their newest work at the Celeste in Vienna, November 3rd, 2016.

 

 

ALTE SAU ON TOUR

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Alte Sau are touring in September w/ their new record To Be As Livin’ (Major Label). we still have a few copies of the split 7″ with Lime Crush available as well!

ALTE SAU September 2016 Tour
02 Nürnberg, K4
03 Linz, Kapu
04 Wien, Chelsea w/ Lime Crush
05 München, UnterDeck
07 Zürich, Helsinki
08 Darmstadt, Oetinger Villa
09 Hannover, Cafe Glocksee
10 Hamburg, Molotow

NEW VIDEO TO GRAVEYARD!

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Brand new music video made by Veronika Eberhart to the song Graveyard, which was released on the first Lime Crush 7″ (fett038) in 2015.

you can watch it on youtubevimeo or dailymotion!

 

LIME CRUSH TOUR

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Lime Crush will be touring Spring / Summer 2016, find some dates here:

May 28 Wien, Matzleinsdorferplatz – Feuerwerk
May 31 Praha, Komunitní centrum na Žižkově w/ Dubais, Geneva Jacuzzi

June 01 Leipzig, Wagenplatz Karl Helga
June 02 Berlin, About Blank w/ Alte Sau
June 03 Berlin, About Blank w/ Alte Sau
June 04 Passau, Freiraum w/ Cool Kids
June 09 Zagreb, Močvara w/ Downtown Boys

Recess Records artist Toys That Kill are playing a show at Venster99 in Vienna!

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By the turn of the century, the Band from San Pedro, California emerged out of F.Y.P –  Todd Congelliere‘s first (solo) project. With Sentimental Ward Toys That Kill have released their 5th Album, which came out in june 2016.

The show takes place April 8th, 2017. La Sabotage from Linz, who have recently released their 7″ on Fettkakao, are opening up the evening.
Ana Threat is doing the Saturday Night Punk DJ thing after the shows!

– event links –
facebook |fettkakao

we are very lucky do be able to host a series of shows, that happen once a month at the Schönbrunner Straße 6 in Vienna.

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The small space, in Vienna’s center, offers exciting happenings: with the Vinylograph events where acts record live onto vinyl, to the Soundapotheke, Baustellebeschallung, early DJ nights and Fleamarkets, this place is just perfect for our early weekend shows.
YES. early. The perfomances start at around 7 and are over by 10PM.
entry? we will ask for donations.

Infinite Pal is premiering the happening. The follow up / side project to Crazy Bitch In A Cave was introduced during last years Electronic Spring & Popfest in Vienna; Nil Desperandum picked up on the act early, as well the Janka Studio Session, who filmed the Infinite Pal song ‘Apart’ (watch it here).

INFINITE PAL, live: March 17th, 2017
event links: Facebook, Fettkakao

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Marlo, who has released her debut Tape  “Implosion” via Epileptic Media in November 2016, will do the Performance show in April, the 21st to be more precise.

Using her laptop, guitar, violin and voice, Marlo crafts music in her bedroom, while her earlier tracks were mostly created on train rides.
Not only when making songs, but also in everyday life, she gets excited about occurring sounds easily, which – beside some curiousity for computers – results in a kind of experimental approach to this very personal project.
You can have a listen to it at: epilepticmedia.bandcamp.com/album/implosion
More Marlo sounds –> soundcloud.com/marlosounds

(beside Marlo, Marlene is also part of the Linz Trio La Sabotage!)

MARLO, live: April 21, 2017
event links: FacebookFettkakao

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One out of two Kristy and the Kraks, Ana Threat is challenging the places of her performances as a solo artist: with two or no drums, sometimes long, repetetive patterns and almost always out on the floor – i can’t help but be exctited at her shows.
Ana Threat’s current record was released via Cut Surface in 2016. listen to Cold Lve via Bandcamp here.

 

ANA THREAT, live: May 20, 2017
event links: FacebookFettkakao

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(picture taken at Gender Crash, Brut, Wien 2016)

The annual Girls Rock Camp had a party last Summer at the Rhiz in Vienna. As always, these shows are fun: short sets, new approaches to performances & many people i admire are attending too.

I’ve heard of La Sabotage: Bad Weed’s Phil was cheering during rehearsals of this new band they had just played with- and Dora of Schapka (Шапка) & Dives, who came to a show we did at the Performance Class party, told me of her friends doing these punk acts at Art Galleries, like we did that evening.

I made sure I’m not missing their show – but it seemed not neccesary to ask back if it was really them because the band i saw was just so good: you could tell they are exploring different motions, rhythms and soundlayers. Beats inspired by luggage rolling on the plastered pavement, low electronics set in to boost the sound; and with their singers performance La Sabotage turned the room into a dance party.

This band doesnt brag about their friendships, arent annoyingly friendly either. The trio is very Bold, knows what it wants, not short of any yes or no – and make things happen. Yet they are friends and i find them very friendly, uplifting and enjoyable peers.

La Sabotage re-recorded Rabengasse, and put Mad on the flip. you can listen to their e.p. on Bandcamp now too:

If you are interested, you are able to witness their live shows here:

Febuary 25, 2017 @ Kapu, Linz w/ Gurr & Postman
March 04, 2017 @ Rhiz, Wien NIL DESPERANDUM w/Stefanie Sourial
March 11, 2017 @ Café Stadtbahn, Wien

and this is La Sabotage, to be found on the internet.
Fettkakao | Facebook | La Sabotage Bandcamp

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Riso Printed Cover Art, Made by Guitarist Nele.

Fettkakao is taking part in two seasonal markets this weekend. that’s why we have created this new pattern and format.

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Small bags with a zipper, in a size to fit in yr drawing tools or whatever smaller items you want to carry. strengthened on the inside to make sure it is keeping things together.

We have used a few previous prints – like the primary color cube and the  fried potato ones – but came up with a new one this week: waving hands for solidarity, sticking together. somekind of wishful thinking for the future, 2017 and beyond.

It will premiere Saturday, December 17th at Size Matters with a literal Fettkakao (Hot Chocolate) made by Andi – plus also have it at the more complete booth (with Records and stuff) at Salon Schräg on Sunday (dec 18) as well!

The items in various designs will be available from the homepage on this weekend as well. if you are in a hurry though – don’t hessitate to write an email (andi –at — fettkakao — doooot- — com) – some designs can ship from friday on.

 

 

 

 

 

For Christmas, and a little bit after (New Years Eve), i have a very special offer you: all Compact Discs ever released on Fettkakao now for €15.
This also includes the very rare Fettkakao Sampler 2011, only a few are left.

here is the the list of the 11 Compact Discs:
fett001 Vortex Rex – Short Attention Span
fett002 Lonely Drifter Karen – Sinsweetime
fett004 Seven Sioux – Argue Again
fett005 Vortex Rex – Powermess
fett006 Spoenk – Hard To Mend
fett007 Seven Sioux – We Are Not The Scared People
fet008 A Thousand Fuegos –Like Big Black Clouds Through Burning Eyes
fett021 Stefanie Sourial – Amsterdam
fett022 Fettkakao – Sampler 2011
fett028 Plaided – Playdate
fett035 Fettkakao – Sampler 2014

15 € + Postage (3,60 Europe, 6,30 World).
please write me an email if interested!

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Calvin Johnson is touring at the very moment Europe again – this time under the moniker Selector Dub Narcotic.

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K released a CD two years ago with the title All You Friend’s Friends – where over 30 Pacific Northwest MC’s produced a Compilation with Samples from the (vast) K Records catalogue.
On his last tour, Calvin Johnson has been showing the All Your Friend’s Friends Documentary, featuring the Hip Hop artistes from the compilation.

His current record – This Party Is Just Getting Started was, in its major part, made in collaboration with Smoke M2D6 – who made all Beats on the aforementioned Compilation. You will find some familiar names on the Selector Dub Narcotic record as well- such as Ashley Eriksson (Lake), Chris Sutton (Hornet Leg, COCO) and Angelo Spencer among many others.


Together with La Castanya, K Records has co-released the new LP by spanish artist Aries.  Adieu or Die is  a “Unique Excursion into electronic: pop full of shiny harmonies, explosive beats and shimmering sounds“.

Both acts start their tour October 30, 2016, playing a show in Vienna November 3rd at the Celeste.

event: facebook | fettkakao | celeste
presale tickets: 7€
box office: 10€
starts 8PM, November 3, 2016

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