KONZERT! MEAN JEANS (DIRTNAP REC. / PDX // USA) + NANCY (ERSTE THEKE TONTRÄGER / NY // USA)

MEAN JEANS (DIRTNAP REC. / PDX // USA) + NANCY (ERSTE THEKE TONTRÄGER / NY // USA)

Mittwoch, 25.03.2015 · 19:00 Uhr im PAUSENHOF TÜBINGEN!

FLIEGER!!!

Ha! Was eine Kombination! Ich hätte mir nicht träumen lassen Mean Jeans nochmals so „günstig“ zu sehen zu bekommen…

Auf Ihrer zweiten Europa Tour kommen die eigentlich einzig offiziellen RAMONES-Nachfolger Bands THE MEAN JEANS + NANCY ( erste Europa Tour ) die vormachen wie Popiger Garagen-Punk zu klingen hat bei uns in Tübingen durch! Mean Jeans dürften nach ihren beiden LPs und zahlreichen 7″s auf einem der besten Punk Labels der Welt ( Dirtnap Rec. ) eigentlich jedem ein Begriff sein, Nancy dürften bisher nur in Insiderkreisen bekannt sein, nach einer der Live shows der beiden Brooklyn dudes müsste sich das aber schlagartig ändern…

Und werden ihre Vorlieben für humorvolle, inhaltlich bei Bier, Sex, Fast-Food und illegalem Drogenkonsum verorten Songs zum besten geben… lyrisch den SLOPPY SECONDS nicht unähnlich, aber mehr erste RAMONES-Platte „Blitzkrieg Bop“ und bei Nancy noch eine ordentliche Portion „The Spits“ mit bei…

Ein­zi­ge Be­din­gung eines tollen abends, ist das ihr um 20 Uhr auf­schlagt, aus An­woh­ner Grün­den müs­sen die Her­ren aus Portland + New York um 22 Uhr ihre Ver­stär­ker ver­stum­men las­sen… Erste Band wird PÜNKTLICH UM 20.30 UHR STARTEN!!! EIN­TRITT AUF SPEN­DEN-​BA­SIS!

Spenden an die Bands sind willkommen!!!

KOMMT RUM!!!!!

REVIEW NANCY:

Debut single from this NYC band who had a killer demo a while back. The only bad thing I can say about this record is that it’s almost painfully short… Nancy sound like a slightly poppier version of the Spits… the guitars are big, simple, and Ramones-influenced, and the vocals have the kind of nasal sound of early Europunk bands like Lost Kids or Ivy Green. Like the Spits, they‘re also about concision, so only two songs leaves me really, REALLY wanting more… if you like garage-punk whose guitars have balls while the vocals satisfy your pop sweet tooth this is bound to be a favorite.

REVIEW MEAN JEANS:

Folks, I was not emotionally prepared for the latest Mean Jeans release. Not only does take the band take its pop-punk all the way to Mars, but the members are no longer a living tribute to Ramones rip-offs. I audibly gasped at the presence of guitar solos, of additional instrumentation outside of the standard guitar/bass/drums set-up, at the notion that the band would jump to its End of the Century without writing a Rocket to Russia. For a moment there, I forgot my existence, so great was my shock and dread.

Then I remembered to stop being melodramatic and I slammed On Mars right on in my earholes again. Turns out Mean Jeans can still be good, even when they slow down on tracks like „School Lunch Victim.“ The important thing is that they still write catchy, fun little ditties about getting drunk-and-a-half.

Besides, that whole downplaying the Ramones influence really is quite mild. Tunes like „Forever in Mean Jeans“ and „Ready 2 Rip“ definitely carry a certain stamp. It’s just not as overt as on Are Your Serious?. But they all still sing like Joey Ramone. They‘re still playing pop-punk. And they still have hilarious song titles („2 Twisted 2 Luv U,“ for example). So while „Don‘t Stop Partying“ is a lot slower, giving the chorus more room to breathe, it’s still very much in the Jeans‘ wheelhouse. These are party jams.

Oddly enough, diluting the Ramones worship might have done the band some good. On Mars feels hookier, better. Are You Serious? was a great record, but a lot of its songs disappear in a flash. On Mars feels better written, like the band intentionally set out to make something a little bit poppier, and therefore more memorable.

Or maybe they just smoked too much weed in the studio this time around. I don‘t know. Point is, On Mars might not be the album fans expect, but it’s the one they need. Mean Jeans are growing up, for whatever that’s worth.

Weiterführende Links

http://meanjeans.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/themeanjeans
http://erstetheketontraeger.bandcamp.com/album/ett-029-nancy-get-the-revvup-7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUuHSubi-k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f0eJ5gCMkg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaVXvtb6ddo
http://nancymommy.bandcamp.com/

Veranstaltungsort

Pausenhof ( EX „LADEN“ )
Eberhardstraße 25
72072 Tübingen

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