SKA VERSUS ROCKABILLY
Hamburg bands OHNE DICH IN ALTONA and LAUREL SIN bring the sound of two of the most important subcultures of the 70s/80s to the stage and give the downtown community the opportunity to celebrate the difference between offbeat and slapbass or pork pie and grease troll.
Nowhere does OHNE DICH IN ALTONA enjoy playing like Altona. At this home gig they show that their idiosyncratic rocksteady ska with borrowings from swing, soul and chanson completely pulls the sausage off the plate. And their lyrics provide proof that dry, North German humor and Hanseatic understatement are just two sides of the same federal schoolboy medal.
LAUREL SIN have been presenting a mix of rockabilly, surf, country and tarantino-like film music for many years, which they have welded together into a fat modern-vintage sound and beamed into the present day. With their set of original material, well-known classics and obscure highlights of music history, they're guaranteed to nail any pudding to the wall.
It's going to be a party like the old days, when you could still sing along to the choruses of your favorite band without consonants even after the tenth beer.