Nach der Sommer(?)Pause wird der Rock’n'Roll Geist und das Bier endlich wieder aus der Flasche gelassen. Mit dabei sind diesmal die Lokalmatadoren von One Thörty. Manito -wieder verkleidet als der Alm-Öhi- wird beide Kombos kräftig mit dem F…..hobel unterstützen. Sie präsentieren uns ihre zeitlosen Interpretationen von Alternative Country, Blues Rock, Old Times und Americana. 28.10. im KOM Olching. Auch das KOM hat sich nicht lumpen lassen und kräftig sowie hochoffiziell plakatiert. Ab / um 20.30 und für Sparfüchse im VVK glatt eine Halbe Bier billiger.
Wir konnten schon mal ein paar Termine fest machen. Dieses Jahr werden wir wieder beim Fürch-Cup zwischen den Spielen auf dem Platz und dem Public-Viewing dafür sorgen, dass niemand zu Ruhe kommt. Ist für jederman geöffnet, ohne Eintritt, Essen und Getränke gibts reichlich vor Ort für einen guten Zweck.
Es hat ja wohl niemand ernsthaft daran geglaubt, dass die unsterbliche Hexe dauerhaft zu Grabe getragen wird. Es war eine tolle Abschiedsparty, wir hoffen dass die Wiedereröffnung nahtlos an alte Zeiten anknüpft. Wir spielen in oder vor der Hexe zur diesjährigen Musiknacht wieder einen auf. Natürlich als Rausschmeisser.
Wir sehen uns auch mal wider im KOM wenn ihr wollt. Nachdem uns bei der Olchinger Musiknacht 2015 der Übergang vom lauschigen Singer-Songwriter-Alleinunterhalter-Abend in eine muntere Rock’n'Roll Party gelungen ist, hat das unbedingt nach einer Wiederholung verlangt.
So weit so gut. Der ein oder andere Gig wird wohl noch hinzukommen.
Am 20. Februar seht Ihr uns in der Garage deluxe. On stage mit Thorny Roses, Lovewash and Vour.
Thorny Roses spielen Rock, Blues und Funkrock gewürzt mit ein bißchen Alternative und Crunch…..Reduziert auf Gitarre,Bass ,Drums und Gesang. Hier und dort darf mal eine Hammond B3 jaulen….
Musikalisch steht bei Lovewash die einfache Form an oberster Stelle. Stilmittel aus Rock’n’Roll, Blues, Rock, Pop und Punk sind die Zutaten, aus denen dann der Song entsteht – vielleicht sollte man für Lovewash die Schublade Pubrock wiederaufmachen.
Vour, das ist frischer, moderner Rock mit einer Prise ungezwungener Leichtigkeit.Obwohl … alles Blödsinn. Bei der aller ersten Session standen Getränke auf dem Tisch.Vermouth – Ouzo – Underberg – Rotwein Der Name Vour war geboren …
Far after midnight we started once more an insane rock’n'roll gig at this year’s musiknacht. Due to the late appearance most of us were meanwhile compelled to have lots of beer causing some state of confusion and disorientation of several band members. This was the appropriate attitude and lot of fun at 3 a.m. See some pics of the gig. Thanks to Barbara for these.
Wild Magnolia Mariachis Interview
66: First, give us a little presentation for the Spanish audience. Tell me everything about your career, please.
We are The Wild Magnolia Mariachis from Munich and we play Rock’n'Roll. We had our first gig at a chicken farm in 1997 and people went nuts (including us) so we started it for real. We recorded our first demo “Rock’n'Roll O Muerte” and soon became a well known act all over Bavaria. We played with Steppenwolf, Ten Years After and Roykey to name a few and recorded the longplayer “We Drink More Than Keith” which is now sold out. After 150 gigs we closed the Mariachi chapter in 2002 and revived the band due to being asked over and over again when we would play again in 2011 and had so much fun with it that from now on we decided to never quit again and rock the stages since there is too many ballad-wrenching-pop-serious-sad-whatever bands in the world that make people cry, we want to make people laugh and have a good time, an art form in music that seems to be forgotten these days…
66: Second, what about your name. What’s the origin?
Our drummer Christos and me watched the concert film “Willy DeVille Live In Paris” where the Wild Magnolias appear, who are Indian Mardi Gras artists and we thought they looked really cool, the Mariachis part comes from the movie “From Dusk Till Dawn” when Tito and Tarantula perform at the Titty Twister and turn into vampires. At our first gig the name was “Chicano Mink and the Wild Magnolia Mariachis”, later we had to drop Chicano Mink (you can see the reference to Willy DeVille here again), because it was too long.
66:Which song represents your music in your album Boogie Indians best?
Hmm…it’s hard to pick out just one song…I would say a song like Boogie Indians is a good example for our rockin’ rollin’ boogie party songs and Chicago Bound represents very well the shuffle and swing and soul side this band also loves to play. Both styles are represented to the same amount on the record and at our live gigs.
66: Why this title, Boogie Indians?
Most people on this planet think it would be cool to have a fast car, a big titted chick and shit loads of money…we think nothing is cooler than to play rock’n'roll and be a real tough antisocial motherfucker, like the native americans, wild and noble…we are all working tough and very nice and gentle…so there is difference between the guys on stage and the guys behind it….
66: How would you define your music? Americana? Blues? Indie?
That’s a good question we cannot answer…we have been asked this so often that we should know by now, but we don’t….I would say it’s GoodTimeRock’n'RollDownToTheBonesBoogie’n'BluesSoulAndEvenMoreBoogie
66: What about the covers on the album?
Five songs are self-penned plus the hidden track. We had a long break before reuniting and wanted to make a CD that represents the band how it sounds now, so we decided to include covers as well, even if that meant to have more covers than originals. As covers we chose those songs that worked live well and still sounded like us. And it is always a lot of work to bring in the horn section. And you have to choose wisely, we play live Motörhead’s Going To Brazil including horns and piano and shit, but it would not have fit on the record…On the next record there will be more originals though, we are working on the new songs and hope we can enter the studio ext year.
66: What are the influences that came out in the album?
Well everything we listen to: Rock’n'Roll, Rockabilly, Blues, Soul, Hard Rock, Metal, Hip Hop…ok, forget about Metal and Hip Hop, that we only listen to….
66: You are from Germany. Is possible speak about the rock scene in your country?
Well any music scene in Germany is very much alive which on the one hand is cool, on the other hand it is a curse. Promoters don’t really know who is who and you can go to a gig with 4 bands and all of them are great or they all suck..it’s hard to get as many as gigs as we were used to when we played up to 3 gigs a month and went touring occasionally. That shit is hard to plan in Germany these days, be it in Jazz, Rockabilly, Metal or any other music form. There simply are too many bands. And the next thing, we have at the moment 28 cities where you can study Jazz, so every half a year you got tons of musicians who want to play somewhere and most of them go into the Rock or Pop scene…I don’t know where this will lead…but we still get our gigs, though it’s harder now.
66: I read in a review of the album “Crack a few cans, pump up the jukebox, crank up the volume and party like it was yesterday!”. Is it your philosophy?
Absomotherfuckinglutely!! Everbody wants to say something and has a message nowadays, which I have in my lyrics too, but we want the people to dance to it, have fun, don’t think about nothing and see a good Rock’n'Roll show! I mean we know how to play our instruments, so it’s not like a Pub band of friends, but we try to entertain people on a high energy level and make ‘em want to drink beer and maybe have sex with their loved ones..yeah, I think that is almost a spiritual intention!
66: Is possible to watch you in concert in Spain coming soon?
Up to now nothing is planned in Spain cause it would mean we would have to be there for more than one gig, but I am in contact with promoters all the time and hope it will be possible in the future…
Posted on August 27, 2014 by petefeenstra NotNowMom! [Released 13.06.14]
With a name like The Wild Magnolia Mariachis, you suspect this isn’t going to be anything less than a stomping party record. And so it proves, as the 9 piece band rock their way through old school r&b, boogie, blues and above all rock and roll. Come to think of it, that list should be inverted, as this is nothing less than a shit- kicking, rock & roll party album with 13 variations on a theme, plus a special bonus track.
Yessiree, ‘Boogie Indians’ is a horn pumping, amp smoking, rock and roll party album that goes up, down, sideways and back again and comes to rest on a Latino end-piece that carries the band’s name.
The Wild Magnolia Mariachis aren’t simple fired up by their south of the border horn-led passion, as they also have an apparent affinity with the music of New Jersey, as evidenced by two covers by Springsteen and one each by Southside Johnny and Little Steven respectively
From the barn burning title track onwards, you are either on board with their rock & roll mission or you get left on the shelf. Toto and Sudi’s guitars and a three piece horn section burn in unison on the outro of the title track.
It’s a fiery template for the album as a whole, as Christos adds a succession of muscular drum patterns and the horns shifts from a supporting role to blazing front line players over Mosquito’s rolling piano. The music envelops you with its energy, sizzling solos and Frenzy Erl’s mix, which perfectly captures the band’s excitement levels.
Producer/ song writer Christian ‘Sudi’ Sudendorf adds razor blade vocals to give the material a jagged edge, as the band rock and roll their way through a well balanced set of originals and covers. By the time of Willie Dixon’s ‘Tail Dragger’, Sudi’s George Thorogood style vocal re-states the album’s blue collar bar room feel
‘My Billy Ho’ opens with portentous feedback and a rippling Bo Diddley beat full of shimmering guitars and a rasping vocal that gives the song its urgency.
The trick on such a high energy album is not to lose momentum. The band avoid this by leaning into a harp-led blues on ‘Chicago Bound’, which provides enough variety with its mid-number New Orleans horn-led swing and boogie piano to maintain our interest.
They revert to pure rock & roll on the high octane ‘King of the Boogie Tribe’, which offsets a moderate vocal, with a jumping rhythm section and intense guitar playing. They similarly rip it up on Chuck Berry’s ‘Let It Rock’, which is bolstered by a wailing baritone sax and a killer horn section that plays double lines with the guitars.
In between those two they dip into Southside Johnny’s ‘Tell ‘Em I’m Broke’ and finally slacken the pace – if not the dynamic – on the ironic ‘Going Down To Manchester’, on which the narrator turns his back on Munich for Manchester over a beautiful horn arrangement.
They rock out on Springsteen’s ‘Johnny99’ and boogie with venom on ZZ Top’s ‘Heard It On The X’. They aren’t quite as impressive on another Springsteen cover ‘Don’t Trust the Suits’, mainly because Sudi’s vocal struggles to convey the song’s gravitas, but the slide guitar figure brings its own sense of purpose.
‘Treat Her Right’ is given a slightly different feel with a rolling piano and pumping horns and just when you think the band have exhausted every musical possibility they finish with an expected 2.46 second thematic end-piece, ‘Los Mariachis de las Magnolias Salvjes’ – all acoustic guitar, percussion and Latino vocals.
Crack a few cans, pump up the jukebox, crank up the volume and party like it was yesterday! ****
Review by Pete Feenstra