Kultur Shock & Erik and the Worldly Savages

wed19apr20:00Kultur Shock & Erik and the Worldly SavagesBALKANODROM#2, Presented by Balkanet.de20:00 Tickets

Event Details


Kultur Shock (Seattle)

& Erik and the Worldly Savages ( Belgrad)

Einlass: 20 Uhr | Presented by Balkanet.de

{English texts below}

Das Vierteljahrhundert, das Kultur Shock auf der Bühne stand, wurde im Juli 2022 mit einer Europatournee gefeiert. Nach zwei Jahren pandemischer Unterbrechung waren die De-facto-Begründer der genreübergreifenden “Gipsy Punk”-Bewegung angenehm überrascht von der Hingabe ihres Publikums und seiner Jugend. Aktuell schreibt und produziert die Band Songs für ihr 11. Album – eine Vinyl-LP, die 2023 auf Jello Biafras Label Alternative Tentacles Records erscheinen wird, während die Singles Anfang 2023 auf dem Label Kultur Shock Records erscheinen werden. Eine 7″-Maxi-Single mit den beiden Songs “King” und “Country Mohammed” aus dem Album “Integration” befindet sich derzeit in Produktion, ein Veröffentlichungsdatum wird bekannt gegeben, sobald es die aktuellen Lieferengpässe erlauben.
Daher werden sie ab April 2023 eine Europatournee starten, die sie über Griechenland nach Deutschland und bis ins Vereinigte Königreich und nach Irland führen wird, von wo aus auch Sommerfestivals geplant sind.

“Kultur Shock is what punk rock should sound like.” — Jello Biafra

Kultur Shock quarter century on stage was celebrated with a European tour in July 2022. After two years of pandemic interruption, the de facto founders of the cross-genre “Gipsy Punk” movement were pleasantly surprised by the devotion of their audience and its youth. Currently, the band is writing and producing songs for their 11th album – a vinyl LP to be released on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles Records label in 2023, while singles will be released on the Kultur Shock Records label in early 2023. A 7″ maxi-single featuring the two songs “King” and “Country Mohammed” from the album “Integration” is currently in production, a release date will be announced as soon as current supply constraints allow. Therefore, from April 2023 they will start a European tour that will take them via Greece to Germany and as far as the United Kingdom and Ireland, from where summer festivals are also planned. Kultur Shock is what punk rock should sound like.” — Jello Biafra

Kultur Shock Bio

When singer Gino Srdjan Yevdjevich left the ravaged by war Sarajevo and settled in Seattle in the mid-90s, he brought his immense vocal and songwriting talent and relentless ambition to create. Little did he know that after starting Kultur Shock in 1996, he was not only going to become the beating heart of one of the most influential genre-bending bands of the last couple of decades, but also the de-facto grandfather of a movement that people casually refer to as “gypsy punk.” For the following 27 years, Kultur Shock would embark on a never-ending path of experimentation, unabashedly mixing Balkan folk melodies and bizarre meters with face-melting metal and blood-pumping punk rock. Kultur Shock would be lyrical, obnoxious, political, and irreverent while respectful of every influence they’ve had to make the sevdah more sevdah, the rock more rock, and gypsy punk-metal what it currently is- a Kultur Shock.
To describe Kultur Shock’s style and sound, people usually refer to Gogol Bordello, System of a Down, Dubioza Kolektiv, Manu Chao, The Pogues, or Band of Four. Yet, Kultur Shock’s sound and approach to music are in a league all of their own. Their sound caught the attention of Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and Jello Biafra, who suggested the band to Faith No More’s Bill Gould, whose label-KoolArrow Records- focused on the cross over bands from all over the world.
Kultur Shock’s first three studio records were produced by Bill Gould and released on KoolArrow Records – FUCC the INS (2001 and 20th-anniversary remaster in 2022), Kultura-Diktatura (2003), and We Came To Take Your Jobs Away (2006). Since 2007, Kultur Shock has been self-produced and self-released on its label, Kultur Shock Records. It released Live in Europe (2007), Integration (2009), Ministry Of Kultur (2011), Tales Of Grandpa Guru, vol. 1 EP (2012), IX (2014), Live At Home (2016), and DREAM (2019).
Currently, a release of two songs, 7″ is in the pipeline, with a release date set for March 31st, 2023, marking the band’s debut on Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles Records. In addition, a second
release, a vinyl LP version of the band’s 2019 record DREAM, is in the works. The DREAM remasters, and re-release brings new life to a record whose cycle was interrupted by the global

Songs for a brand new record are written and arranged and will be recorded throughout the winter and spring of 2023, with the expectation for a release in October/ November. Kultur Shock spent July of 2022 on the road in Europe, re-kindling its post-Covid relationship with its audience. The band will be on the road again in April 2023 to support the upcoming vinyl releases on Alternative Tentacles Records.

No Nostalgia Tour 2023 :
03.04. – Thessaloniki (GR) – venue TBA
04.04. – Skopje (MK) – Младински Културен Центар
05.04. – Sofia (BLG) – Pirotska 5 Event Center
06.04. – Sarajevo (BiH) – Dom Mladih Skenderija
07.04. – Nis (RS) – Feedback
08.04. – Belgrade (RS) – Zappa Baza
11.04. – Zagreb (HR) – Klub Močvara
12.04. – Tuzla (BiH) – Club Palma / Dom Mladih – Tuzla
13.04. – Mostar (BiH) – K19 / OKC Abrašević
14.04. – Split (HR) – Klub Kocka
15.04. – Nova Gorica (SVN) – Mostovna
16.04. – Maribor (SVN) – MC Pekarna
19.04. – Munich (DE) – Rote Sonne
20.04. – Landshut (DE) – Die Zentrale zum Rieblwirt
21.04. – Frankfurt (DE) – Elfer
22.04. – Berlin (DE) – SO36
23.04. – Cologne (DE) – MTC Cologne
25.04. – Manchester (UK) – Rebellion Manchester
26.04. – Nottingham (UK) – The Bodega
28.04. – London (UK) – The 100 Club
30.04. – Seissan (FR) – Welcome in Tziganie
01.05. – Rome (IT) – Eventi CSOA Forte Prenestino (Primo Maggio)

With over 1000 shows under their belt, Kultur Shock’s most essential festival appearances include: Bumbershoot (Seattle), Victoria Folk (Canada), Sziget (Budapest), Exit and Ritam Evrope (Serbia), Sayanskoe Kolco (Siberia, Russia), Festival of Peace (Kazan, Russia), Esperanza (Belgium), Fest am Berg and Wilwarin, Folk’n’Fusion (Germany), Senglar Rock, Castellbisbal, Capdepera and Pireneus Sur (Spain), Fete de la Musique, Festival de la Boheme and Les Musicaves (France), Ariano Irpino and Arezzo Wave (Italy), Summer Lab (Italy), Lent (Slovenia), Rock Otocec (Slovenia), Schengenfest (Slovenia), INmusic (Croatia), Spancirfest (Croatia), Sarajevo Film Fest (Bosnia), Stufstock and IRAF (Romania), Spirit of Burgas and Hills of Rock (Bulgaria), Taksirat (Macedonia), and Nilufer Festival (Turkey).

Current lineup:
Gino Yevdjevich – vocals, trumpet, percussion
Val Kiossovski – guitar, vocals
Chris Stromquist – drums and percussion
Amy Denio – saxophone, clarinet, bouzouki, vocals
Guy M. Davis – bass, vocals
Eleni Govetas- violin, saxophone, percussion, vocals

Kultur Shock’s music is available for free streaming on www.kulturshock.bandcamp.com,
subscription streaming on Spotify and Rhapsody, and digital paid download on iTunes and CDBaby.
Hard copies can be obtained through www.kulturshock.com
Videos available at https://www.youtube.com/kulturshockrecords
Complimentary download codes are available upon request.

Mit “Kultur Shock” sind Erik and the Worldly Savages auf Tour.

Verliebt in den Balkan, verließ der kanadische Singer-Songwriter Erik Mut 2008 seine Heimatstadt Toronto, um in Belgrad, Serbien, zu leben. Inspiriert von der Kultur und den Klängen Osteuropas und des Mittelmeers gründete er in Belgrad Worldly Savages und machte daraus eine tourende Band, die mit ihrer ansteckenden Folk-Punk-Energie bei über 250 Konzerten in ganz Europa die Massen zum Tanzen und Schreien brachte.

Worldly Savages ist lebendige, unterhaltsame Musik mit einer Botschaft: Geh über deine Kultur hinaus und erkunde die Welt. Breche aus deiner Gesellschaft aus.

Erik and the Worldly Savages are on tour with “Kultur Shock”.

Enamoured by the Balkans, Canadian singer-songwriter Erik Mut left his hometown of Toronto in 2008 to live in Belgrade, Serbia. Inspired by the culture and sounds of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, he started Worldly Savages in Belgrade, ultimately making a touring band which made crowds dance and scream all over Europe with their contagious folk punk energy playing over 250 shows across the continent.

Worldly Savages is lively, entertaining music with a message: Go beyond your culture and explore the world. Break Free from your society.



(Wednesday) 20:00

Ticket Price

VVK 20 € zzgl. Gebühr, AK 25€

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