Monday, July 21, 2014

DE VLOEK SQUAT info - in danger of eviction

De Vloek was squatted 12 years ago and has grown into an vital locale in the harbor of Scheveningen where many non-profit initiatives have been developed. De Vloek is home to the organic vegan restaurant “Water en Brood,” a concert hall “de Piratenbar”, many studios and workspaces, living space and rehearsal spaces for bands. Everything that happens in de Vloek has been started and maintained without subsidies and the terrain is self managed. Hundreds of people come every week to participate in the diverse activities at de Vloek.

City wants to evict De Vloek on January 5th, 2015

Today, July 2 2014, a process-server delivered a letter from the municipality to De Vloek free space. The letter states that we have to vacate the premises before January 5th, 2015. If the city gets its way, then one of the last squatted free spaces in The Hague will disappear.
The city already let us know in a letter that De Vloek has to move aside for a Top Sailing Center. Currently, this sailing center is located in the Nautical Center across from De Vloek. The Nautical Center, which has been built especially for sport sailing, was completed in 2006 but has been mostly vacant for years. Many other building in the area are also vacant. There is certainly enough room for sport sailing. More new construction is simply unnecessary, and our free space will most likely have to disappear to make room for more vacant buildings.
In the past weeks, we have gone twice to city hall to discuss the matter. We did not get much insight into the feasibility of the construction plans. It was also uncertain whether there would be enough interested users of the planned sailing center. After the first discussion, the municipality promised to discuss the planning, but this didn’t happen. A few days after the last discussion, we finally received a summary planning on half of an A4 piece of paper and a letter saying that we have to leave before January 5th, 2015.
Instead of seeing the intrinsic value of De Vloek, it was apparent in our discussion that the city is only interested in the money that the sale of the land will bring in. We believe that the city should focus on what is important to the people of The Hague, and what is good for the city. Besides room for sport sailing, there should also be room for a place such as De Vloek. De Vloek is an important place for thousands of people.
De Vloek wants to remain in its current place and is not planning to give up the fight. De Vloek is a lively and inspiring place that fits perfectly in the harbor. A new sailing center is just the latest prestigious real estate project and doesn’t add much to the area. For years, the city government of The Hague has been trying to turn the harbor of Scheveningen into a paradise for sailors and yuppies. Many businesses such as shipping wharves, which made the harbor what it was, have had to move aside for expensive apartments, office space and a Nautical Center where not a single Scheveninger can feel at home.

Therefore, we will organize different actions in the coming time to save De Vloek. We are calling on everyone to do this as well, and to participate in the actions. The city has been building for too long for the rich elite and doesn’t care about projects that have been realized from the bottom up. Instead of nurturing such initiatives, more and more free spaces are disappearing in The Hague. Fewer spaces for exciting social and cultural meeting places will cause The Hague to become more boring, and creative and active people will be driven out of the city. De Vloek is also one of the last places where people with little money can eat and go out.
De Vloek, where many non-profit initiatives have been able to develop, was squatted 12 years ago and has made its mark on the harbor of Scheveningen. De Vloek is home to the organic vegan restaurant “Water en Brood”, the concert hall “de Piratenbar”, many work spaces, studios, living spaces and rehearsal rooms for bands. Everything that happens in De Vloek has been started and kept running without subsidies, and the building is self managed. Hundreds of people come to activities at De Vloek every week. Alternative spaces such as this one should therefore be preserved.


De Vloek
Hellingweg 127
2583DZ ‘s-Gravenhage

TØRSÖ euro tour July 2014

yeah, I know it's a little bit late 'cause more then half of the tour is already over but if you have chance go see them on next few days, you won't regret.. saw them last night in Zagreb and, hey what a band,  they were just great!..

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mentalna Smrt #3 review on Helly Cherry

again thanks to Nenad from Helly Cherry webzine who wrote a nice review for Mentalna Smrt 'zine.. you can read it here: http://www.hellycherry.com/2014/07/mentalna-smrt-3.html..

Thursday, July 17, 2014

drunk bike punks

yeah bikes, there's some special bond between punks and bikes, probably since forever, so I guess  I'm not exception to this rule.. beside reading and books riding a bike is one of the rare things which makes me absolutely happy at the moment.. I'm not some professional, just ordinary drunk bike punk who like to discover new places and roads which actually surround me and I've never knew before that they exist.. and that's the most interesting part of it 'cause I live here for almost 30 years now and didn't know for some roads which are in radius of, like 20 km, or less in some cases,  from my home.. and yes riding a bike is definitely perfect way to explore such places..
this year, until now I was usually riding alone (like the lone ranger, hehe) 'cause my friends aren't much into the bikes and those who are were working, having girlfriends and all that things which normally folks does, and not having time for riding, but last two days Štakor joined me as a partner in crime and we started with little adventures..
1st day we just cycle around few nearby villages and examining beer quality in some local stores, just to get in shape.. and yesterday we went on some 22 km distant place called Ludbreški Vinogradi, it's actually a bunch of vineyards above city of Ludbreg.. it's really good route to go for late afternoon, not too long, with just perfect number of uphills and downhills and cool nature, only maybe the smell of pesticides ruins all the atmosphere but that's unavoidably around here.. we see all sorts of things while riding, like pretty girls in rubber boots coming out of car, people looking very nervous and in one moment people from every single house in village were mowing the lawn, also we were in huge megamarket with only one employee and air conditioning set to maximum but with no cold beers, etc.. on our back home we were having a real race with the storm, right behind us were flashes of lighting and raining but we menage to run away and only few rain drops catches us and makes us little wet but we are used to that already (okay, this last part of sentence just don't sound right, hehe)..
in short it was great trip for little recreation, thanks kume on beers and company..
here are also some pictures from some rides, from yesterday, same as
from some previous.. sorry for top quality photos taken with my mighty Rakia "some number" Classic 2.0 mega pixel phone camera, for bigger pictures just click on it - I do hope that it won't get you blind..
'till the next time, up the bike punks!..
in the woods of Drenovec
on the top of the hill above Drenovec









having a beer after hard uphill
in the depth of park in V. Toplice













son of a bitch or pasji skot how I call it on Croatian, it has more sense 
kum Š on the bridge





kum Š having trouble with uphill


yeah, selfie - I see this is a must, so i must be in trend











storm was chasing us

at the bus stop in Hrastovsko













at quarry in Ljubeščica - nature vs heavy machinery 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SANCTUS IUDA live in Ciechanowiec, Poland 10.09.1995.


everyone of you who are up to this blog already knows that I fckng love those "blasts from the past", those little pieces of treasure and here is one more.. Sanctus Iuda (for years I was pretty certain that this is letter L in 2nd word of the band's name, blah...) were political hardcore crust band from Białystok, Poland active in 90's which was the golden age in Polish crusty punk scene with many great bands like Homomilitia, Silna Wola, Stradoom Terror, Enough, Infekcja, Amen, etc.
found it at this channel..

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PIZDA MATERNA live @ Pieffe Factory, Gorizia (Italy) 22.10.2011. - video


okay, this is sick!.. Pizda Materna were Slovenian hardcore band active back in 90's and early 00's.. they are one of my favorites from that times.. this live recordings were taken 3 years ago when they made this reunion show as a part of 30 years anniversary of Warfare (punk band from Italy) after 6 years of not playing and after only 3 rehearsals.. I didn't know nothing about this reunion show, unfortunately, until few days ago when finding this footage at youtube on this channel..
okay that's it, press play and enjoy the video.. and why it's sick, well... seek for yourself..


   

Friday, July 4, 2014

upcoming gigs in July 2014







when?........................6.07.2014., Sunday
where?.......................klub Fest, Zemun (Serbia)
who?..........................GUST hc punk, Swe
                                  EAGLEHASLANDED screamo, Srb
                                  CIGLA IN D VUGLA hc punk thrash, Srb
entrance?....................250 din















when?.........................9.07.2014., Wednesday
where?........................club Kocka, Split (Croatia)
who?...........................BETON d beat crust, Sk
                                   AMBONKER hc punk, Ger
                                   COLD TURKEY powerviolence, Cro
                                   WE KILL SWITCH hc punk, Cro
entrance?.....................20/30 kn


















when?...........................9.07.2014., Wednesday
where?..........................mali pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb (Croatia)
who?.............................GUST hc punk, Swe
entrance?.......................20 kn














when?.........................10.07.2014., Thursday
where?........................AKC Medika, Zagreb (Croatia)
who?...........................AUTONOMADS ska punk dub, UK
                                   BRAINDEAD ska punk dub, Ger
                                   SKRETNIČARI oi punk, Cro
entrance?.....................free














when?........................12.07.2014., Saturday
where?.......................Podrum, Rijeka (Croatia)
who?..........................THE TRUTH hc punk, Srb/Cro
                                  PEOPLEFOX post punk rock, Srb
entrance?....................25 kn

















when?.............................15.07.2014., Tuesday
where?............................Društveni Centar, Novi Sad (Serbia)
who?...............................VESTIGES hc crust screamo, USA
                                        ROIR neo crust screamo, Srb
                                        TIDAL YIELD stoner doom, Srb
entrance?..........................donations
















when?........................20.07.2014., Sunday
where?.......................TBA, Skopje (Macedonia)
who?..........................CELESTE post hc black metal , Fra
                                  REKA post hc metal , Ru
                                  C. DEVELOPMENT post hc emo ,Mk
                                  LEITMOTIF post rock metal , Mk
entrance?....................150 ден



















when?.........................20.07.2014., Sunday
where?........................AKC Medika, Zagreb (Croatia)
who?...........................BEYOND PINK hc punk, Swe
                                   FLUFFERS rock? , Ger
                                   THE LOVE TRIANGLE punk rock, UK
                                   TORSO hc punk dbeat, USA/Ita
                                   HOLY hc punk neocrust, Ita
                                   + Biblical Violence exibition
entrance?....................35/40 kn


















when?.............................22.07.2014., Tuesday
where?............................MKSMC Koper, Koper (Slovenia)
who?...............................BEYOND PINK hc punk, Swe
                                       MEDUZALEM grunge noise rock, Slo
entrance?........................4 euros
















when?...........................22.7.2014., Tuesday
where?..........................Crna Kuća, Novi Sad (Serbia)
who?.............................REKA post hc metal, Ru
                                     CELESTE post hc metal, Fra
                                     D.I.T.H. hc punk, B&H
                                     GROUND ZERO metal modern hc, Srb
entrance?.......................300 rsd



















when?.........................23.07.2014., Wednesday
where?........................club Gromka, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
who?...........................BEYOND PINK hc punk, Swe
                                   SENTENCE hc, Cro
entrance?.....................5 euros





















when?............................23.07.2014., Wednesday
where?...........................Inex Film, Belgrade (Serbia)
who?..............................CELESTE post hc metal, Fra
                                      REKA post hc metal, Ru
                                      EAGLEHASLANDED screamo, Srb/Ru
entrance?.......................donations




















when?.......................24.07.2014., Thursday
where?......................Mochvara, Zagreb (Croatia)
who?.........................REKA post metal hc, Ru
                                 CELESTE post hc metal, Fra
                                 H. D. HORSE post metal sludge, Cro
                                 MORAINES post metal, Cro
entrance?..................30 kn














when?........................30.07.2014., Thursday
where?.......................AKC Medika, Zagreb (Croatia)
who?..........................BURNING BRIGHT modern hc , Fra
                                  CONCRETE WORMS garage punk, Srb
                                  COUNCIL OF RATS hc punk , Ita
                                  L. R. FAILURE melodic punk, Aus
                                  MANON MEURT pop post rock, Cz
                                  MINORITY OF ONE melodic hc punk, Spa
                                  WE CAME OUT LIKE TIGERS screamo black metal, UK
                                  XAXAXA post punk, Mk
entrance?...................40 kn







Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SOCIETY REEKS OF ASSHOLES #1 fanzine

hell yeah, another brand new 'zine, printed only 2 weeks ago, done by my friend J who wasn't lazy since I was fighting my own inner demons, as he explained nice in introduction, and wasn't really into writing nor anything for our common 'zine Mentalna Smrt, so in meantime he decided to make his own 'zine and now it's done..
first of all it looks really great, front + back cover are from paper in color (yellow as you can see above), the whole 'zine is done in cut'n'paste (or cut'n'waste, as author say in one column, heheh) technique, enough of text, some pictures in background, few adds for other 'zines and distros - he really get some effort in it.. it's written on English, so finally there's another 'zine from Croatia which all of you international readers actually will be able to read.. it has 32 pages on A5 format and from content here are: interview with Derbe Lebowski, author's columns, two gig reports and fanzine reviews and that's it.. maybe it seems as lack of material but it's not, just proper little 'zine, more personal oriented then some previous projects from this author.. some themes about which he is writing in columns are about relationships, being straight edge, football/nationalism, popularity of vinyl records on hc punk scene, etc..
if you are interested in (and I know you are) price is 5 kn/1 euro and it's available at:

-contact: jurica.fejer@hotmail.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BEZ STILA #4, #5 fanzine





















and now something little older, from last year.. all of you regular readers of this blog are already familiar with this one, but if someone isn't just in short - Bez Stila is art zine made by Crni Flomaster initiative.. the whole thing functioning is based on workshops when crew from Crni Flomaster offers all the accessories for drawing/writing and random crew use it and are creatively expressing themselves.. then all materials are collected and assembled into the fanzine..
issue 4 was made on such workshop at Klaonica squat in Zagreb at celebration of their 2nd birthday.. this time 'zine isn't made like standard one for listing pages but as a giant poster bended in A6 format so if you'll like the drawings you can easily put it on the wall..
5th number (that's the latest so far) was made in Infoshop Iskra in Zadar and besides drawings made there also includes few photos from this event and few additionally sent drawings.. all together 48 pages, this time on standard A6 format..
price is free or on donations and if you want your own copy or you want to contribute in some future issues feel free to write at:

-contact: flomastercrni@gmail.com

Monday, June 30, 2014

PANKEA #1, #2 fanzine


considering some things I heard about this fanzine from my friends who read it before me and after reading few reviews in some other 'zines I was sure I would not like it but I was so wrong.. this is very good, actually I think this is my favorite domestic 'zine at the moment, especially 1st number, but let's start from the beginning..
so, Pankea is 'zine from Rijeka, made by two individuals, written on Croatian and the main focus isn't only on music but it consists of bunch of columns and texts about various themes, mostly related to the hc punk scene but some other as well.. 1st number is made completely of columns, few fanzine and record reviews and one long story for which they stole footnotes from "Toward the creative nothing and other writings" by Enzo Novotore and  fit them into their story, that was kinda interesting idea and turn out nice.. all together it has 28 A4 pages which makes just enough of material.. in whole 'zine there is some personal touch, and you get feel as you get to know the authors just from their texts, but that's of course just feeling 'cause you can't know someone just from his 'zine (there is one text or it's just mentioned somewhere in the 'zine, not sure if in 1st or 2nd number, bringing out that topic and they're right about this)

in 2nd issue again columns are prevalent in the content and beside them there are also an extensive Bastinados / Bosonogo Djetinjstvo tour report, interview with Pasi and again some reviews.. columns are the best part of this 'zine, some are better and some aren't just that good but they sure are interesting for reading.. it hates me to write about what all of them are, but I must single out one in which author is writing about homophobia from side of sport supporters in which he lists a bunch of examples and arguments which proves that they are undercover gays and that they just need to realize that, it's of course written with healthy doze of irony and sarcasm and he really nail it with this one, hehe..
this issue has 40 pages, again on A4 format.. even if they were aware of the fact that they have a lot of unused space in 1st issue, when it's about design they didn't correct that in 2nd, even there are bigger fonts on some pages and that is the only thing they should work on to improve it.. it's sure that all could fit in less pages.. I know, I'm boring already with this one, but this is probably the 1st thing I notice when having some 'zine in my hands..
the price is, as they said, flexible - they better prefer trade for some other 'zine or for a beer and it's available on some distros or write at:

-contact: antipunk84@gmail.com
              neumijko@gmail.com  

Friday, June 27, 2014

INTERNATIONAL OLD SCHOOL CONSPIRACY #16 fanzine

I picked up this 'zine on Hoću? Neću! gig in Zagreb few months ago when author ask me to took it for a friend, but I was bad, take the chance and read it before I passed it further..
yes, as you can see this is 16th issue which make it the longest lasting 'zine here in Croatia at the moment.. this time half is written on English and the other half on Croatian, all together 64 pages on A4 format with small fonts, it means a bunch of material.. on English side there are interviews with You Suck!, Tear it Up, Coke Bust, Landverraad and with Joe D. Foster (guy from Ignite, Unity...) and there are few columns (mostly personal stuff, like author is introducing himself to international readers)..
and on Croatian side an extensive The Truth euro tour report, huge interview with Bosonogo Djetinjstvo, some gig reports, reviews and again few columns by author of this 'zine.. it's funny how he is mentioning band Tear it Up in almost every article he wrote, that obsession with them is kinda nice at the beginning but it can get annoying with time, hehe, but how he is saying - this is his own 'zine and he can write what he want..
about it's look, it's made in standard cut'n'paste way and I must admit it looks very good.. and yes same as it seems on the first sight when you took it in hands it actually is really big and consists of tons of material so you could easily read it for a week, at least....
price is 15 kn and you can get it on almost every gig in Zagreb or write at:

-contact: gajoimasa@yahoo.com

Thursday, June 26, 2014

ČEBULA #1 fanzine

yes, something is definitely happening on Croatian fanzine scene!.. in last 10 years or so there was only two 'zines (both by one author) which were coming out more or less regularly with only few of them popping out here and there, mostly with one number.. and now there are some 8 - 10 of them active and that's just great.. hope this will become tradition and that we will have more and more of them soon.. another great thing is that not only people who was doing 'zines before are doing them now but also some new, young people as it is case with this one;

Čebula comes from Sinj but the author currently lives in Zagreb.. it has 84 pages on A5 format with just beautiful artwork on front cover.. it's written on Croatian and from content here are: The Truth euro tour report (it seems like they were only arguing and fighting on this tour), an interview with Ugly Fucks, few words about summer festivals and about all the craziness that comes with them, some personal texts about emotions, love, sexism, etc., 'zine reviews, a lot of very good artwork and for the end  part which is/will evoke many reactions - Teta Mileva's corner in which author write short and sarcastic lines about people from hc punk scene and about the scene itself in form of questions and answers..
everything is written on some strange chaotic way/style like author is under the influence of something, hehe, but I think I like her style and looking forward to see new numbers coming..
at the end this is actually pretty good fanzine, in my opinion the only disadvantages of it are almost the same stuff and themes as it is in IOSC #16 but they both came out in almost the same time and the authors of those 'zines are friends and are spending time together so it was expected in some way.. the fact that I've read them both at the same time is also maybe a reason for noticing this by me.. and the other thing is that everything could easily fit on less pages.. everything other is good, especially if you consider that this is 1st issue..
price is 5 kn or donation, not really sure and for all other info write to author at following e-mail address..

-contact: masha_uber_alles@hotmail.com

Sunday, June 15, 2014

just few words about...

...about everything a little.. so, a friend of mine asked me the other day if everything is okay with my internet connection because he don't see any new posts here lately (what a joker he is hehe).. yes everything is okay but real summer has come and it's the best part of the year, when it's about the weather, so I don't have time and will to sit in front of computer.. I'm flying around, have some work to do, going on long walks, riding a bike, drinking beers and stuff like this.. also I still read a lot (currently I'm reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons - it seems like really good book) and all that stuff occupies me and takes all my free time but that works just fine with me at this moment..
just my new finger tattoo ;)
beside all of this I destroyed  my finger really bad last week and it was hurting me as hell so I wasn't able to type nor anything with my right hand.. yes this is what happens when you try to do some construction works as a total amateur..
but yes, you can expect some new posts here on blog soon, I have a plan to write some reviews of a couple fanzines I have read lately and some other stuff (maybe new "let's bring some noise" post, etc.)..
also I can't wait Tuesday and concert in Čakovec, hope to see some of you there, you'll be able to buy there some stuff from Mentalna Smrt headquarter and of course to buy me few beers..
when it's about Mentalna Smrt, we have plan to publish new number of 'zine in next couple of months, as well there will be some new recordings released and maybe some gigs.. more info about that coming soon..
for the end here's some random (or not so random) noise for all of you fckrs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnOmJBNyemI
okay I think this is all for now, see/read you soon.. or how one my drunk friend would say: see you later alligator!.. I'm over and out!..