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Wed. 6.6 2012

SLEEPY SUN

Doors: 20:00

Sleepy Sun’s drittes Album “Spine Hits” erscheint im April 2012!
Eventuell findet das Konzert im Rössli statt!

The band of brothers known far and wide as Sleepy Sun don’t sit still for long. Though they remain real and spiritual citizens of the Northern California hive that birthed the band in the latter half of the last decade, Sleepy Sun is a rambling band- a certifiably vagabond unit that built a reputation among American and European audiences as fine-tuned, ironclad locomotive and candy sweet heavy pop machine. Barnstorming the Great Plains….stealing afternoons from the unsuspecting on the European festival-go-round…hooking the uninitiated opening for the Arctic Monkeys, Black Angels, and Low Anthem, they’ve done yeoman’s work, sparked the party, and made the music sound young again.
Sleepy Sun’s miles, months, and days in the van are a tangible presence in Spine Hits, an LP of whimsy, restlessness, and urgency that leaps nimbly from landscape to landscape with ease, irreverence, and a catch-em-before-they-ain’t changeling nature. For the most part, the sprawling Zeppelin-esque epics that defined much of Embrace and Fever have been traded in for a potent pop-compact framework. But never at the expense of the dodging, juking, and downshifting instincts that set their older long form pieces apart from a thousand other psychedelic drone warriors.
Recorded under the big skies of the California high desert with Queens of Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal alumnus Dave Catching, the jams on Spine Hits are alternatingly precision whittled and moodily muscular. Matt Holliman and Evan Reiss’ guitars adroitly move from steamroller heavy to beachside airy and bouncing to interstellar- tinkering with texture and dynamics like never before. Vocalist Bret Constantino sings with a road-toughened, husky soul yowl and hush that occasionally betrays a society-weary frustration but more often hints at a way out. The rhythm section of drummer Brian Tice and Jack Allen is a super-cohesive, tricky, and tough-as-hell unit that keeps the Sleepy train on track as it teeters, creeps and runs wild across the land.
To any seasoned Sleepy Sun listener the new destinations will be surprises and revelations. “V.O.G.” hints at a backstage conspiracy hatched on the Arctic Monkeys tour- buoyant and tight as a wire. “Boat Trip” moseys with a Lou Reed offhandedness- a postcard from Brian Wilson’s forgotten vacation with the Velvets. “Still Breathing” is an elegiac nod to the band’s early alignment with the Verve’s dreamworlds.
For Sleepy spotters that came to love the band in its most massively rocking incarnations, there are the slow burns- “Stivey Pond” a sinister, stalking, and tender lurching beast bearing down on the subject of its obsession. And “Lioness (Requiem)” – a drifting, drowsy, late night lost in contemplation, dawn nowhere in sight.
Spine Hits isn’t a portrait of a band in a moment. It’s a box of snapshots spilled on the floor and blowing in the wind…left behind by a band that can’t stop moving, but remembers what they left behind in a thousand colors.

Info: SLEEPY SUN

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INNENHOF SOMMERKONZERTE

04.09.2021 KRACHSTOCK: ZIRKA PLATTENTAUFE
Sat. 4.9 2021 - Doors: 20:00

ZIRKA

11.09.21 AL PRIDE / ELLAS / RAY DRMA
Sat. 11.9 2021 - Doors: 20:00

AL PRIDE

ELLAS

RAY DRMA

16.04.2021 SAMAEL
Sun. 12.9 2021 - Doors: 20:00

SAMAEL

KASSOGTHA

GRAVPEL

23.01.2021 KNÖPPEL
Fri. 17.9 2021 - Doors: 21:00

KNÖPPEL

23.10.20 WEVAL
Fri. 1.10 2021 - Doors: 21:00

WEVAL

NAMAKA

26.03.21 STEREO LUCHS
Fri. 8.10 2021 - Doors: 21:00

CLUBSHOWS - 2021

STEREO LUCHS

04.12.20 SALUT C'EST COOL
Fri. 15.10 2021 - Doors: 20:00

ISC & DACHSTOCK PRESENT

SALUT C’EST COOL

16.10.2021 NIHILOXICA
Sat. 16.10 2021 - Doors: 22:00

NIHILOXICA

18.10.20 MULATU ASTATKE
Sun. 17.10 2021 - Doors: 19:30

BEE-FLAT & DACHSTOCK PRESENT

MULATU ASTATKE

26.10.21 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC
Tue. 26.10 2021 - Doors: 20:00

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC

06.11.20 FABER
Wed. 27.10 2021 - Doors: 19:00

PROMOTOUR 2021

FABER

20.11.20 MAL ÉLEVÉ
Fri. 29.10 2021 - Doors: 21:00

MAL ÉLEVÉ

30.10.21 SONA JOBARTEH
Sat. 30.10 2021 - Doors: 22:00

WAKANDA BEATS

SONA JOBARTEH

DJ ZOUMANTO

DISELECTA ENERGY

Hosted by MAINBOOGY

17.10.2020 THE SOULS
Sat. 13.11 2021 - Doors: 21:00

THE SOULS

26.11.2020 DRITTE WAHL
Fri. 19.11 2021 - Doors: 20:00

3D TOUR - 2021

DRITTE WAHL

07.11.20 Scheibenkleister: Nathan Fake
Sat. 20.11 2021 - Doors: 23:00

NATHAN FAKE live

MARK LANDO vs TESDORPF

INA VALESKA

29.05.20 CHAOSTRUPPE PLATTENTAUFE
Fri. 26.11 2021 - Doors: 21:00

PLATTENTAUFE ERSATZDATUM

CHAOSTRUPPE

PVP

Fri. 28.1 2022 - Doors: 21:00

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

14.05.2021 WAO METAL BATTLE
Sat. 5.2 2022 - Doors: 19:00

W:O:A Metal Battle Halbfinale

PROMETHEE

IRONY OF FATE

FUELED BY FEAR

FLAYST

RADWASTE