euro tour 2017

15/07/2017 – cro – zupanja
16/07/2017 – cro – karlovac
17/07/2017 – svk – bratislava
18/07/2017 – swi – biel/bienne
19/07/2017 – swi – vevey
20/07/2017 – ger – kehl
21/07/2017 – bel – namur
22/07/2017 – ger – recklinghausen
23/07/2017 – ger – berlin
25/07/2017 – pol – torun
26/07/2017 – ger – dresden
27/07/2017 – cze – prague
28/07/2017 – ger – nuremberg
29/07/2017 – hun – veszprem

08/08/2016 – swi – geneva @ zona mutante
10/08/2016 – fra – mazerier @ l’okara
11/08/2016 – esp – errenteria @ oreretako gaztetxean
12/08/2016 – esp – palencia @ la cueva
13/08/2016 – esp – valladolid @ la casa
15/08/2016 – esp – xativa @ placa sant jaume
16/08/2016 – esp – barcelona @ csa la rampa
18/08/2016 – fra – marseille @ la salle gueule
19/08/2016 – ita – carbonile @ summer party open air festival
20/08/2016 – cro – duga resa @ ex-mulj

open letter <3

dear (potential) friends!

we try to play as much shows as it’s possible but we need support from all of you who want to lend us a hand and be a good host to some crazy guys from the balkans. if you can help us or you know someone who can help feel free to spread the word. just to be clear: we do not support any racist, fascist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, speciesist, ableist or other discriminatory positions.

thanx!

the truth diy flying circus

brothers again…

When civil war broke out in Yugoslavia, first in Slovenia (1991), Croatia (1991) and Bosnia & Herzegovina (1992) I was primary grade pupil. I didn’t understand what’s wrong and why Yugoslavia started to burn in war flames. My memories about civil war in Yugoslavia are related to my first neighbor. He was young man in early twenties. He served military service in Zadar, Croatia. News footage showed demonstrations in Zadar and attacks on JNA soldiers. His mother was so upset and she wanted to get any information about her son. She didn’t have a phone so she used ours. We were the only contact with the world for her. Luckily a neighbor was alive and well and managed to come home. But many people weren’t so lucky. The images from the battlefield became very common on television. We started to hear stories about crimes of “bloodthirsty Ustasha” or “drugged Muslims” against Serbian innocent civilians. Media under control of regime repeated hate words like mantra, hundred of times during one day. We were day after day under heavy propaganda assault while Yugoslavia fell down in economic, political and moral collapse. During “chaos war time” kids like me became Chetniks, the true Serbian heroes, patriots who will defend Serbia from a small town in central Serbia, few hundred kilometers from the frontline. Chetnik songs were popular. Ideology of Chetnik movement spread easy between kids also. We – the kids draw graffiti with 4 s (main symbol of Chetnik movement), we hated Croats / Muslims, Ustashe / Balije, never mind the fact that we never saw or met anyone from the other side of conflict. The only big deal was to hate. We – the kids from primary school were full of hate. My memories about Croatia were actually very positive. In fact my family just like thousands of other families from Yugoslavia spent a few days on the Croatian seaside. We visited one of the most beautiful cities on the Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik. It was during late ’80s (1988/89) and there was no national tension between Serbs and Croats or maybe I was too young to notice them. Nevertheless, few days in Dubrovnik still remind me on happiness and joy. The war in Yugoslavia ended with the Dayton Agreement (1995), but relations between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and Croatia weren’t good. The echoes of the war were still present, the wounds were fresh. During adolescence under atmosphere full of hate and accusations between nations I discovered local punk heroes Hocu? Necu!. They had a song dedicated to the war in Yugoslavia called “Anti-war song / Stop the war”. Report from the battlefield full of hate speech opened song with a strong anti-war idea. That intro was true example of propaganda which was served to us during war. Lyrics with full of peace attitude was a real revelation for me. I was definitely infected with diy punk ideology and I started to follow development of diy punk scene in states which were part of Yugoslavia (Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina). One band changed my life for sure. It was old school hardcore/punk band Razlog Za from Kutina, Croatia. I wrote letters to people from newborn states which rose from the ashes of civil war in Yugoslavia. We wrote letters to each other, reading and doing fanzines, gathering and share information. In early 2000s I got fanzine “No All” from Croatia. I sent letter to the editor (Gajo) with my comments about his fanzine. It wasn’t so usual for that time, but soon I got fast replay. We became good (virtual) friends and often wrote letters to each other. I met Gajo for the first time in Belgrade, Serbia where Gajo toured with his band Lasting Values. Since that moment we became friends for life. In the moment when I was desperate and I need drummer for my band, Gajo accepted proposal to play with us, never mind the borders and far distances. After all bullshits caused by civil war in Yugoslavia, guns, tanks, burned villages, killed innocent civilians, war crimes, stolen houses, politicians filled with greed, nationalism and hate, Gajo and I became friends. So this song “Brothers again” is dedicated primarily to Gajo, my brother from Croatia, but also to all those wonderful people who we met over the years in ex-Yugoslavia region. A lot of people wrote about the war in the former Yugoslavia. However, there is still no consensus on the most important issues. Thousands of dead, displaced, raped, burned… We still try to find all the answers about civil war in Yugoslavia. Never mind the quest for answers, there is still thousands of people with completely destroyed past, present and future.

Vojkan

the truth / peoplefox euro tour 2014

30/06/2014 – cro – zagreb @ reci:klaonica
02/07/2014 – cze – otrokovice @ garage
03/07/2014 – cze – prague @ cafe na pul cesty
04/07/2014 – pol – poznan @ rozbrat
05/07/2014 – ger – berlin @ kastanienkeller
06/07/2014 – ger – hannover @ stumpf
07/07/2014 – ned – nijmegen @ de onderbroek
08/07/2014 – bel – ghent @ ‘t landhuis
09/07/2014 – ger – mainz @ haus mainusch
10/07/2014 – swi – geneva @ zona mutante
11/07/2014 – ita – bologna @ circolo iqbal masih
12/07/2014 – cro – rijeka @ podrum

the truth euro tour 2013

22/08/2013 – cro – zagreb @ rehearsal room
23/08/2013 – cze – holesov @ wats music club
24/08/2013 – cze – prague @ cafe na pul cesty
25/08/2013 – ger – hannover @ university park
26/08/2013 – ger – bad kreuznach @ ajk
27/08/2013 – ger – wetzlar @ irish inn
28/08/2013 – net – nijmegen @ de onderbroek
29/08/2013 – net – amsterdam @ occii
30/08/2013 – bel – mons @ le phoenix
31/08/2013 – fra – paris @ le transfo
01/09/2013 – fra – dijon @ espace autogere des tanneries
03/09/2013 – swi – geneva @ la makhno
05/09/2013 – ita – bologna @ circolo iqbal masih
06/09/2013 – ita – trento @ skatepark

zagreb u kandzama sive zone

Kad smo pričali o tome da napravimo bandovski blog, složili smo se i sa time da bi s vremena na vrijeme mogli i napisati nešto za sam blog, pa da ne budu samo fotke gore itd. Pa, pošto je Vojkan pokrenuo temu tzv. „sive zone“ među hc/punk i inom alternativnom balkanskom populacijom, mislim da je to dobra tema pa bih i ja htio nešto reći o tome. Ja se neću vraćati u tako daleku prošlost kao što je Vojkan uradio, jer iskreno ne znam puno o tome što se točno događalo u Zagrebu za vrijeme drugog svjetskog rata, a iskreno, niti me ne zanima previše jer je ipak sad neko drugo vrijeme i ja ću se u ovom tekstu više osvrnuti na to kakvo je stanje na domaćoj/lokalnoj hc/punk „sceni“. Znači, pisat ću ovdje uglavnom o Zagrebu jer tu živim, tu idem najčešće na koncerte i tu se krećem najviše. Mislim da je i najbolje prvo pogledati kako je u tvom dvorištu, pogotovo kad se radi o nekoj konstruktivnoj kritici. Nažalost, u zadnjih par godina se u Zagrebu osjetno povećao rast likova/uša koji spadaju u tu „sivu zonu“, koji se izjašnjavaju kao apolitični i kojima nije strano ići na koncerte bandova sa blago sumnjivim stavovima i onih drugih bandova, koji se izjašnjavaju kao anti-fa. Ne kažem da takve ekipe prije nije bilo, ali barem su se koliko toliko držali podalje od DIY hc/punk koncerata i uglavnom DIY hc/punk ekipa i ta tzv. apolitična ekipa nisu imali neki bliski kontakt (znači, postojali su totalno različiti koncerti gdje ekipu s jedne strane ne bi mogao/la vidjeti na drugoj i obratno). I danas ima koncerata gdje DIY hc/punk ekipa nema šanse da bi se pojavila (i obratno) ali ima i previše mix koncerata gdje bude prisutna i jedna i druga ekipa. Često ta apolitična ekipa dođe na neki koncert sa namjerom da ne ulazi unutra (ali samo zato jer se plaća upad), pa vise ispred i tu i tamo traže povodom za neku frku što je baš onako naporno, jadno i klinački. Još jedna interesantna a i smiješna stvar je ta da dosta te apolitične ekipe sa sumnjivim stavovima uopće ne izgledaju kao ekipa od koje bi u prošlosti tako nešto očekivao (znači, kejos punk i sl.), nego su mnogi od njih imidžom u nekoj crust furci sa hrpom prišivaka crust hc/punk bandova iz 80.-ih i 90.-ih koji su bili sve samo ne desno, homofobično, seksističko orijentirani ili „apolitični“. Tako da to ovdje na nekim koncertima izgleda kao pravi cirkus. A najbolji primjer koliko je ta ekipa izgubljena je to što npr. vole neke bandove kao što je Ljubiša Samarđić za koje svi znamo da kod njih nema sumnje u njihovu predanost anti-fa idejama i akcijama. Naravno, ne sumnjam da se dotična apolitična ekipa izjašnjava kao anti nazi da ih upitaš na kojoj strani stoje. Ali, danas više nisu 90.-te te ja sumnjam da još u Zagrebu postoje neki likovi koji se izjašnjavaju kao nazi (čak se i BBB-ovci ograđuju od toga), tako da je to samo obično farbanje da se prikrije njihova ignorancija i tzv. Siva zona. E sad, najlakše je upirati prstom i reći netko drugi je kriv. No, mislim da smo svi mi koji smo aktivni u DIY hc/punk-u u Zagrebu, svi pomalo krivi za trenutnu takvu situaciju. Pa bi bilo najbolje da svatko krene sa svojim primjerom da se situacija promijeni na bolje. No, ipak djelomično za ovakvu trenutnu situaciju snose odgovornost neki ljudi koji rade hc/punk koncerte u Zagrebu. Meni npr. nije jasno kako netko tko se smatra osobom koja gaji neke osnovne anti-fa ideje, može zvati bandove na svirke koji se furaju na tu tzv. apolitičnost (iako svi znamo da apolitičnost ne postoji, pogotovo ne ako živiš u jebenom glavnom gradu neke države)!?! Ovdje mislim na prostor Medika, gdje se održava većina hc/punk koncerata u Zagrebu. Po mom mišljenju, u takav jedan prostor, bilo kakva osoba sa imalo sumnjivim stavovima ne bi trebala moći uopće kročiti unutra, ali trenutna situacija je veoma daleko od toga. Tako da je i Medika zapravo samo jedan veliki cirkus. Mislim da treba tražiti nekakvu alternativu svemu tome i jasno dati do znanja apolitičnim jadnicima/jadnicama da nisu dobrodošli. Osim ako naravno, ne shvate da su u zabludi i promijene svoje stavove na bolje. No, na tako nešto sigurno nećemo utjecati ignoriranjem postojećeg problema. Što ja osobno mogu učiniti? To se svatko od nas treba zapitati i zatim početi djelovati.

 xGajox von IOSC