We had the pleasure of playing two very special places over the weekend. We discovered Teplice’s Bozak club during our winter tour with Z Ničeho Nic, and we had such a nice audience that we had to return to this cool venue in the basement of a 20-storey building in the middle of a housing estate. This time we played with a celtic punk band singing in Czech (The Curlies) and our gig turned out about as good as the first one. We thought that last time everyone in the Teplice punk scene bought at least one of our CDs or T-shirts, but apparently the already extremely high percentage of per capita Bankrupt merch could be raised further.
Bankrupt at White Trash
Although Berlin has several cool venues, White Trash Fast Food
is definitely the coolest of them all. Already the first thing we saw outside the venue was this cool: Continue reading
Honza has created a 12-minute videogallery with the Czech tour photos, and it’s cool. Check it out! Continue reading
We spent most of Saturday on Pepa’s ranch. Pepa is the bass player of Z Ničeho Nic and he lives on a hill in the forest outside Strakonice. (A Czech guy with a beard who lives in the woods, sounds like Rumcajs, doesn’t it?) We got to taste his magic anti-hangover soup and some real cowboy chili. This guy knows how to live, he’s our hero. Continue reading
Strakonice is the hometown of Z Ničeho Nic, so having the advantage of the home turf and the Friday date, we could expect a bigger crowd than in Prague, and so it happened indeed. The town is only 100 kms southwest of Prague, so we didn’t have to drive too much. Kremelka is a really nice club, and it’s one of those surprise venues where you wouldn’t guess from the outside that it’s there. Continue reading
Our Czech mini-tour with Z Ničeho Nic started off in Prague at the Matrix club. The Matrix is a huge venue that could hold over a thousand people, and it has a great sound and atmosphere. We got there in time thanks to William’s cool new smartphone navigation system, and were greeted by Honza (Z Ničeho Nic singer) and Jirka, a friend of the band who volunteered to be our guide during these 3 days. (As it later turned out, he had just been out of hospital after being hit by a train, hence the nickname Train Buster.) Continue reading