Posts categorized “LIVE!”.

Djevara (Redux) – live in Vienna TONIGHT!

TONIGHT: VIENNA (AUSTRIA) @ Arena Beisl Erdberg – Special solo (Redux) show, playing songs from the soon-to-be-released new acoustic album! This is one of my favourite places with some great memories of shows with the full band, and it’s the first time I’ll be playing acoustic or any of these songs in Vienna – Excited! On stage @ 21:30! Bis gleich! :D
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WIRED vs (REDUX) – live @ The Bird’s Nest FRIDAY 16 JUNE 2017

With support from CUBA!
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Reduced To This… TOUR


Reduced To This… acoustic Djevara (Redux) Spring Tour 2017

REDUCED TO THIS… (Acoustic Tour Spring 2017)

Djevara (Redux) - acoustic Spring Tour 2017 (poster)

Announcing the Djevara (Redux) tour this Spring – a short acoustic European tour mainly to showcase and road-test new tracks for the upcoming “Reduced To This” acoustic album which is currently in progress. Hopefully it’ll be an interesting insight into working-things-out. As you’d expect – it’ll be lo-fi, it’ll be heartfelt, it’ll be real, it’ll be imperfect but it’ll be special. Check site for latest dates.

Writing \”Reduced To This\” acoustic…

BOOKING : Still open for concerts this May/June across Europe - get in touch if you are interested in putting on a show: especially interested in house concerts, intimate bars, art events, solidarity or protests, squats, mini festivals, anything interesting/new/open/crazy…
Email : booking@djevara.co.uk

https://djevara.net/redux

Photo: Francois Reinke ( https://www.facebook.com/FrancoisR99 )

BACK IN LONDON – Fri 9th Dec! (Birthday Shenanigans)

s has now pretty much become tradition, Anté’s birthday celebrations coincide with Mighty Djevara’s return to London (UK) for a special show at our favourite rebel music bar in the heart of South London / Deptford -The Birds Nest!

Support from noisy punkers Kleine Schweine!

See you there!!
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Next: show #800

Next: Show #800. Yup, when I step onto the stage at AZ Köln on Tuesday, it’ll be for the 800th time with this band. Not bad for an outfit all of whose members need to maintain serious “day jobs” (of sorts) to pay the bills (and repair the gear). It’s particularly fitting – and *awesome* – that it’s to be in my “adopted” home town, a place tied to so many of the most important people in my life and, at AZ, a place very special to me, and the location of some the most memorable shows we’ve ever played as well as the source of some of my most treasured friends. Now, despite my degree I’m not usually one for numbers defining my life, but some milestones do make one take stock. This is far more relevant to me than just yet another birthday (I had very little to do with that particular event, apart from just surviving it*).
Over a period spanning well over a decade and numerous albums, I’m the only remaining founding member of a band that has seen numerous line-up changes**. Over the same period, we’ve seen most of our contemporaries disappear (though a very select few have conversely become immensely popular eg ASIWYFA, 65DOS, Reeps One…). We’ve continued to toil in the underground, flying low under the radar of whatever is fashionable, with perhaps the identifying thread being a commitment to artistic integrity, a DIY ethic and a promise to give 100% every single time. It is a path which has not resulted in either riches or popularity ( laugh/cry – delete as applicable ), but these were never the reasons I/we did it and it’s the only way it could ever have worked. We’ve played every kind of show imaginable – from mountain-top squats to university auditoriums, huge outdoor festivals to tiny bars in obscure villages, intimate acoustic shows to huge blast-outs lasting (by request!) over three hours. And yes I know, professional bands may have played this many shows in the last three years alone… but I can only say that to me, it feels like I’ve bared my soul on stage (or wherever) nearly 1000 times, It’s a lot, and each time it hurts and bleeds and cleanses and renews. And then again, the next time. Like some insane addiction. But hey… that’s what love is, isn’t it? My mother still thinks I’m crazy. She’s right, of course. So, even if it all ended after tomorrow, it would still be the project which has completely defined my adult life thus far; outside of my family, it has given me all the most important people and opportunities I’ve ever had, as well as demanded the highest personal sacrifices. But while from time to time I may question specific past strategic decisions (and sigh at the inevitable follies and naiveties of youth), I regret nothing about, in fact am really proud of, what we have achieved, the relationships we have formed, the amazing adventures we’ve had and, perhaps most, having what I genuinely believe are some of the best “fans” a band could ever ask for. It’s a cliché, but every artist knows what I’m talking about when I say that they make every sacrifice worth it. Particularly in the last couple of years, where I’m convinced we’ve been performing at our highest and most intense level ever, and I’ve genuinely often been overwhelmed by the feedback of people whose hearts have been open to receive what we’re trying to communicate- and often at a far deeper level than I’d realized would be possible from playing these weird punk rock songs. I’m so grateful to everyone who has been part of this crazy idea and thus made my life what it is today…

So, special thanks and drinks up to my band comrades-in-arms Malc and Geoff, our most favourite roady Flo, the uber-fantastic Dave Hollingworth (Dorje/Tuska) for producing our albums, and all those who are part of the extended Djevara family.  So, if you’re able, please come and celebrate and share this night with me, with us – to celebrate our past, our present, and our future – come shout. Come cry. Come dance. Come scream. LIVE = VIVA

https://www.facebook.com/events/673672176140072/

Anté

*which, it turns out, was actually quite a close call. But a story for another time..

**amazingly, 17 people have played as part of the band live at least once since conception!

*** the photo is from the tribute post from my baby brother after we hit 750, which was almost enough to bring a tear to my eyes…

PALMS

I wrote this song yesterday, finally inspired to put some words down in response to the recent events in Ferguson/USA, but actually it sums a lot of things I’ve been wanting to express for a while, and is dedicated to everyone around the world who has themselves (or had their friends and/or family) fall victim to police and military discrimination, oppression and brutality.  I know all too well from personal first-hand experience what it is like to be profiled, harrassed, assaulted, attacked, insulted, wrongly imprisoned and arrested, threatened with guns… all from the people who are supposed to “serve and protect” us.  This music is for you, my dear brothers and sisters – to keep the dream alive, and never give up the fight for equal rights and respect for all.

^Anté
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PALMS (live home recording)

LONDON: you’re next!

Hey there, fellow Londoners (and those nearby)!
One week to go ’til the official release of our new album “VIVA! / PUNK IS NOT A SOUND”, we’re back in the UK and prepping up for a special home-coming, first post-release home show at THE BIRD’S NEST (in Deptford, London) on FRIDAY 5th DECEMBER!  With special guests in the form of the awesome “death n rollers” DEATH PEDALS, we’re looking forward to an awesome night at our favourite local venue with all sorts of things to celebrate!
Here’s a link to the FB event : Djevara @ The Bird’s Nest (FB)
The album is officially released next Monday on 24/11/2014… but if you’ve already picked up a pre-release copy on the road on CD or VINYL, let us know what you think – drop us a line via email or social media!  If not, remember you can order yours online at http://djevara.bandcamp.com/album/viva-punk-is-not-a-sound
Also… due to many requests, I’ve put the lyrics up online now too. You can see them here:
http://djevara.net/PINAS/VIVA!_lyrics.php
See you all soon!
VIVA!
Anté
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www.punkisnotasound.net

ALBUM POST-RELEASE SHOW! – THE BIRD’S NEST, DEPTFORD (LONDON) 05/12/14

On 24/11/2014 Djevara officially release the new album “VIVA! / PUNK IS NOT A SOUND”, and so where better to play our first homecoming show post-release than our favourite South London venue, The Bird’s Nest, the alternative, artistic and cultural captial of The Republic Of Deptford?

It’s gonna be insane. And not least because we’ll be joined by Death Pedals – who describe themselves as “death and roll”, which could only be more accurate if preceeded by the words “totally kick-ass”.  These fellas play riff-fuelled, high-energy pumping riffola which is just simply fantastic live. I can’t wait!

PUNK IS NOT A SOUND

Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/592429354191111/

www.punkisnotasound.net
http://djevara.bandcamp.com/album/viva-punk-is-not-a-sound
http://deathpedals.bandcamp.com/

RADIO OVERGROUND…

Tonight: special live showcase onKILBURN TO KENSAL radio at THE FALCON in NORTH LONDON.

Details:

Presenter Andrew Hobbs and producer Howlin’ Anton Bleak return to Kilburn To Kensal radio with our most ambitious live show to date.

Djevara will be playing a full electric set at The Falcon in Queens Park which will be going out live on the radio as part of our show and if you’re in London you can be there!

Tickets are free but strictly limited and available from this link on a first come first served basis:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/djevara-live-at-k2k-radio-tickets-13872337535

If you can’t make it to join us in the studio then you can of course listen online to our show from anywhere in the world as usual at www.ktokradio.com which will feature all of our regulars including the latest cinema reviews from maverick filmmaker Nigel Doylerush, dramatic readings from legendary classical actor Hugh Hemmings, who will also be concluding his series of poems from the First World War, and a playlist bringing you the best new music and classic rock.

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http://democracynow.org’s show today ( stream it online) has excellent reporting on the huge problems in Mexico, for which the words “corrupt” or “horrific” are woefully inadequate.  I urge everyone to watch it and take an interest and put pressure on these governments and all Western governments to end this disastrous “drug war”.  We’ll be playing new track “MEXICO” – dedicated to the families of the missing 43 students, and those of all the people from the un-marked graves they are discovering daily.