Freitag, 24. August 2012


20:00 !!!
Flying Monkeys
Back By August

Die FLYING MONKEYS sind ein Rocktrio aus Kaiserslautern mit eigenen Songs im Gepäck. Frontfrau ist Sängerin und Gitarristin Johanna Leonhardt, die mit ihrem tief expressiven, rauchigem Gesang das Publikum in die Spätsechziger katapultiert.
Die Stilrichtung wurde des Öfteren als eine Mischung aus The Kinks, Velvet Underground und den Sexpistols beschrieben. Tatsächlich erinnert das Ganze an ehrlichen, handgemachten Garagenrock der 70er. Treibende ausgefeilte Beats von Schlagzeuger Matthias Kehrer und melodiös rhythmische Basslinien von Oli Friedel füllen den Raum und erwecken die Band zum Leben. Spielfreude und Hingabe zur Musik sind die persönlichen Zutaten dieser außergewöhnlichen Band, die es nicht zu verpassen gilt.... ;)
BACK BY AUGUST Acoustic based rock ranging from the light hearted Indie-Acoustic sounds of Jake Coco/Tyler Ward to the Pop/Folk-Rock melodies of Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain
Ryan first fiddled around with his Ma's guitar back in 2000 but didn't get serious with playing and writing till later on in 2001/2002 along with friend and fellow musician Andy Culver (of The Upbeat Project) when together they wrote a 4 song EP. Soon there after, Andy and Ryan parted ways in Laramie, Wyoming to persue other personal endevors (non-music realated) that eventually led to Ryan's enlistment in the Army and got him stationed in Germany. Since his arrival in Europe, Ryan 'laid low' till mid 2011 when he started sitting in for a few songs per set with local German band Shakey Ground before going solo and starting up Back By August.

Freitag, 10. August 2012

10.8.12  20:00
acoustic alternative pop


Mittwoch, 8. August 2012


MCN e.V. MOVIE NIGHT Wed./Mi.8.8.12 20:30

 Baghdad, September 2003: In a middle class house on a quiet street, a family is fast asleep. Without warning, the front door is crashed and American soldiers storm the house looking for weapons and bomb-making material. Cameraman Michael Tucker documents the event as the men in the house are cuffed and forced to kneel

in the garden. A search of the house uncovers no incriminating evidence, however Yunis Khatayer Abbas and three of his brothers are taken and detained. Bent on forcing Yunis to confess to crimes he did not commit, his captors press him with bizarre questions about music tastes, sexual preferences and Harrison Ford. His intelligence value exhausted, he is then transferred to Abu Ghraib Prison. The charge: Planning the Assassination of Tony Blair. Among thousands suffering from food shortages, riots and insurgent attacks, Yunis endures by helping his fellow prisoners and keeping a secret diary. He also forges an unlikely friendship with one of his guards, who he calls "The Good Soldier".
While imprisoned, Yunis befriended one of the guards, Army Specialist Benjamin Thompson, who he calls "the good soldier." Thompson, unlike so many other American military personnel Yunis had encountered, dared to treat him like a human being. He realized early on in his tour of duty at Abu Ghraib that the conditions in Camp Ganci (the section of Abu Ghraib where prisoners with "no intelligence value" were held and Yunis was interned) were inhumane. Thompson, along with other members of his MP company, did their best to improve conditions in the camp and to respond to the humanitarian needs of the prisoners. After finishing his tour and returning to America, Thompson often "googled" his friend Yunis' name curious to find out what had happened to him. Eventually he discovered that Yunis was the subject of a film project. He contacted the filmmakers and agreed to participate.  
Combining Tucker's embedded footage, Yunis' home movies, testimony from former guard Benjamin Thompson and original comic book art, Tucker and Epperlein trace the moving story of an ordinary man trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare.

 Artikel aus der Rheinpfalz vom 3.8.12

Freitag, 3. August 2012