Psychobilly Gigs!

MPTY ZINE support:

3 CEASURI RELE-psychobilly/rockabilly/punk booking prezinta:

THE SILVER SHINE-psychobilly-Ungaria


12 iunie 2009-club SETUP -Timisoara

in deschidere: RECYCLE BIN-streetpunk-Bucuresti

ora 22.00 bilet: 10 lei


AL and THE BLACK CATS-rockabilly/punk-US

in deschidere ROMANTIC JURGEN-Romania

3 iunie 2009-club SETUP-Timisoara

ora: 21.00 bilet: 12 lei


MPTY ZINE support:

Doua din cele mai de temut grupari din tara: Gluga Neagra si BHCB prezinta:

Independent Voices 6 (punk/hc/trash si alte nebunii) 10-11-12 iulie 2009-Timisoara club Porto Arte

isi dau concursul pentru dumenavoastra: Pavilionul 32, Haos, Rise And Fall, Have Heart, Never Dead Project, Feeding Time, Kingdom, Aktivna Propaganda, For My Friends, Nothing,Shipwreck…

cu compilicitatea: TBC, SAM-Sindicatul, By Any Means Distro, Riot Seed Distro, Tomberon Records,Blood and Fire si MPTY Zine.

independent voices



sambata 30 mai 2009 in Hanul Cu Tei-Bucuresti-intrarea libera


Eroii locali se intorc: DANCE TRAUMA

28 mai 2009 in club Control-de la ora 21.00

trupa isi prezinta noii membri suflatori!!


One World Romania-Constanta

Majoritatea oameniilor spera sa traiasca intr-un loc mai bun, un loc unde sa fie cu adevarat ei, unde sa se poata bucura cu adevarat de libertate nu de o iluzie…ei bine am simtit cum un lucru absolut normal, natural daca vreti..a devenit un lux pentru majoritatea dintre noi. Daca ma gandesc la Romania comparativ cu ceea ce se intampla in Birmania sau Coreea de Nord as putea spune ca sunt cu adevarat totusi exista un „dar”. One World Romania a vrut sa arate un altfel de buletin de stiri, un buletin care nu este prezentat pe nici un post de televiziune, sa arate lumea asa cum este ea si sa spere intr-o schimbare. In cele 3 zile cei prezenti au putut vedea cum traiesc cei din Birmania, au intrat in viata lui Rene , au retrait propaganda comunista, au calatorit pana la granita dintre viata si moarte, au ajuns intr-o Anglie multiculturala si au stat asezati „pe locul mortului” ascultand povestiile unor soferi din Romania.
Ei bine uite ca si in Constanta se mai intampla „ceva” si acest lucru nu poate decat sa ma bucure. Intr-un oras cum este Constanta este pacat ca nu sunt sprijinite asa cum trebuie manifestarile de acest gen, mai ales cand vine vorba despre un festival de film dedicat drepturilor omului. Oameni interesati au fost prezenti si asta iarasi nu poate decat sa ma faca sa zambesc, ma bucur ca exista ceva si aici…chiar la primul film despre dictatura din Birmania am ramas placut surprins sa vad 20 de oameni care pur si simplu amutisera si priveau spre ecran fara sa se miste, uitandu-se cu atentie la film, proiectiile fiind intr-un bar, m-am temut ca va fi galagie si nu se va intelege nimic..uite ca m-am inselat (sac). Cred ca a fost o idee buna ca festivalul sa se tina intr-un bar…oamenilor le este mai usor sa discute, sa socializeze intre ei si dupa proiectie puteau vorbi despre „un maine mai bun” avand in fata exemple de oameni pentru care detinerea unui banal aparat foto le putea aduce pedeapsa cu inchisoarea. Cu siguranta la anul o sa iasa si mai bine si sunt sigur ca si Constanta merita sa fie din nou pe harta, caci a dovedit ca are un public cat de cat numeros dar cel mai important dornic de schimbare. Nu vreau sa ma lungesc prea mult caci nu sunt in masura sa scriu „un review oficial”, alte amanunte despre festival gasiti si pe despre cum a fost in Constanta si ON TOUR, chiar au fost niste zile frumoase cu filme frumoase si oameni frumosi. In final le transmit un zambet celor care au facut posibil ca acest festival sa ajunga aici ( sunt cu totii in multumirile Dianei),celor care au ajuns la proiectii si inchei cu un citat din Burma VJ : „please use your freedom to promote ours”, in cinstea acelui „maine”.

Michelangelo Buonarroti-Love Therpay

MPTY ZINE presents for Romania

One Step Records bring along their newly Michelangelo Bunonarroti with Love Therapy. This new album comes out at about four years from Cose Che Vedi. The band was born in 1996 in Firenze, Italy and at the moment is one of the most appreciated reggae/dub bands from Italy. LOve Therapy is one of the best made album of the band and maybe the most mature of them. It brings along various collaborations with well-known Italin reggae artistst, such as: Retnek, Sister E, Dennis Bovell or Marjas. It is surely a must have for reggae/dub/ska/rocksteady/new roots fans and to be put along with Quartiere Coffee, Jaka, Il Generale or Working Vibes. The band is also known for its well-made covers on Manu Chao and Bob Marley. A crazy combination of reggae, new roots with traditional, a little ska and dub and a great feminine voice. So don’t miss MB at One Step Records !
From Firenze with love.


MPTY Zine videos top play #34


scuze pentru timpul in care nu am mai pus topul saptamanii…ceva treaba si altele au fost de ajuns sa uit de top…uite ca s-a intors fresh 😛


1. The Lordz and Tim Armstrong-Outlaw

2. Voodoo Glow Skulls-Fat Randy

3. Guttermouth-end of 9

4. The Descendents-Kids On Coffee

5. Black Flag- Slip it in



MPTY ZINE:Hey boys, how are you?

Nudge: Good.

Haschek: Fine, and really excited for the upcoming tour. Additionally we play in our hometown tonight, this is a special feeling everytime.

Seppl: good and excited 🙂

Seebi: Sleepy but excited – last days were packed with tour preparation …

Are you ready for romania?

Nudge: I hope so.

Your last album was red carpet in 2006. when should we be expecting something new?

Haschek: We work on new material, last year we jammed a lot and collected ideas but didn’t fix that stuff to finished songs. Beside that we already have some unreleased songs which we wrote after the „Red Carpet” release. To be honest, currently I don’t have a big output if it comes to writing lyrics. Can’t concentrate on this and most times I’m not satisfied what I’ve wrote.

Nudge: I would like to work on a new release after the show. release maybe end of 2010?

Seppl: Generally, the last month we enjoyed to jam and intuitively rehearsed. It is not a question of creativity, but of focusing on put all these ideas together. After the tour is a good time to consider our rehearsal recordings.

I know you are friends with adjugement. didn’t you consider releasing a split cd?

Nudge: yes.

Haschek: We know Adjudgement since 2000 and we are always pleased if we meet them. Funny that you ask about a split record because I’ve talked to the drummer of Adjudgement last week and we joked about that we could make a split record if neither Adjudgement nor FB have enough songs for a own release in 2010. Seriously there are no real plans to do a split but if there is a record label out there interested in an A/FB-split just come back 🙂

I know you are inovators, you haven’t lost hope yet.. that something will get better?

Seebi: Innovators? We just play straight and simple songs as we like 🙂

Haschek: We don’t think that we are innovaters, we are four guys loving all the ideas of hc/punk playing hardcore music and having fun with it. We are a bit to young having a big impact in hardcore scene or to innovate something related to hardcore but we hope that we can give something back. If it comes to hope I’m a pessimistic optimist, I don’t really believe that any kind of things will be going better but that doesn’t mean that I give up my hope. In my eyes our hope and our dreams are helping us in our daily life, they’re giving us power and strength.

Nudge: as it looks to me, materialism is gaining stage further. until now there’s no turning point in sight. But that does not necessarily mean, that the situation is hopeless. It will last a bit longer.

If we still are at this chapter, how do you see the financial crisis?

Nudge: The crisis has more than one side. At first, it is a logical consequence of the overpowered market values that did not exist. So the good thing about it is that is an end of an uncontrollable spiral. We have to face the social facts again: What is the outcome of our work as a social community and how can we feed our mouths by our hands work – the financial market is in that sense a hoax. And the crisis also began in the car industry – an industry that did not make any steps into ecological change when not forced to. We have to get rid of those oil-pitting machines anyway, the question is finally when. So it is a good crisis cause it marks a starting point. But the second side is, that the crisis is also a crisis made by the industry. In the same moment as the companies seem ruined, they can claim even more financial support from the states or fire thousands of people, finally getting rid of the ballast – the working people, who are not needed anymore in the so called global supply chain. So it’s a bad crisis. There’s no need to believe in that shit. Companies are earning billions over billions while their employees fall through the cracks? The best way to get over this crisis is my means to turn off TV.

Is punk music affected by this crisis?

Haschek: I don’t know, maybe some commercial clubs won’t do punk/hc shows for unknown bands when only a few people showing up. And I don’t care if major labels would stop to release punk records. Generelly underground scenes should not get negatively affected very much, it’s quite the contrary. Personally, I hope that the crisis could bring some real value back to punk and hardcore.

Nudge: Music made by people for people will never be affected, but inspired by any crisis. Music made for mass markets (that sucks) will be affected.

Seppl: This genre of music has always pointed crucial issues in our societies. A lot of people around the world are suffering by crisis consequences. Changes are nessecary. So hopefully more people begin to question the status quo, like Punk/HC does.

Gimme a top 5 of the bands you’ve seen live or you would like to see.

Nudge: Morning Again, Comback Kid, Refused, SOIA, Kafka

Haschek: Just unordered: Morning Again, Ryker’s, Turmoil, Defdump, The 4 Sivits – can’t say if this is really a top 5 but all those shows have been great or important for me in one or another way. Hope to see the Beastie Boys this year again.

Seppl: SOIA, Morning Again, Turmoil, Beastie Boys, Metallica 🙂

Seebi: Want to see Fanfare Ciocarlia (last seen in krakow but cant get enough), Manu Chao (best somewhere in south or middle america) and Rifu. Very much liked to see the Ryker’s (this band was my hardcore starting point) and Turmoil (these guys changed my opinion of good hardcore music!).

When will we see you on mtv? or on cribs? have you got what to show us

Haschek: No, we don’t have any ring tones to sell 🙂

Nudge: on MTV/cribs: maybe never. But that doesn’t matter imho.

Two words on your message.

Nudge: antiracism and fun.

Haschek: Most lyrics are about social and political issues as well as about personal stuff, recently it’s more on freedom and awareness.

Seppl: Tolerance and Freedom.

Seebi: Don’t believe in messages 🙂

A word for MPTY ZINE and for those from Romania.

Nudge: We are looking forward to visit Romania! it is our first trip to Bucharest as well as Romania and we are excited what will happen. 🙂

Thanks for the interview. if there is something you would like to add..

Haschek: We hope to meet a lot of interesting people and places on tour, having good conversations, exchanging ideas or just having a beer/juice together.

Nudge: thank you for the interview!

thanks to Haschek and FB CREW.
Mircea-mptyzine-may 2009



MPTY ZINE support in Romania

TNS or That’s Not Skanking bring up the latest news.
It’s about number 5/ May of their fanzine. 24 pages in A5 format, freely distributed by label. In this issue you can read stuff about StrummerCamp, the festival dedicated to one of the most important people in punk – Joe Strummer, because without him and without Joey Ramone I don’t think that punk would have been as we know it today, as Mike Ness of Social Distortion would say: They were the pioneers, on how StrummerCamp began, whose idea was it and what bands are playing this year that we can find in the zine. Exclusive interviews with Zeke, Los Salvadores or Sense of Urgency. There are news on the TNS label, on the latest releasings: Sounds of Swami, Revenge of the Pychotronic Man or The Shadowcops. TNS ZINE comes along with some interesting articles.. one on vegetarians and another on how much it costs to organize a DIY thing and in general, about the DIY ethics. The zine’s recommendations on clubs, distros or clothes-shop arent’s missing. The reviews are split
into 2 categories: the live ones and the CDs. As long as CDs are concerned I would like to remember: The Scaredy Cats, The Vipers, Rise Against or Bullet Treatment and lives such as: Reel Big Fish, Anti Flag, Rise Against and others.
TNS are old friends of MPTY ZINE beginning with the Stand Out Riot CD, along with the zine. TNS have tried to put heads to an entire underground DIY network and bring a radio, a label and a distro, as well as organising DIY concerts in Manchester. Until we’ll have in Romania such a network, we must enjoy the foreign ones and hope that one day we will reach those performances. An important step we made through BHCB, TBA, SAM, TBC, NBJO, Riot Seed Distro, Gluga Neagra, Anopsia, 3 Ceasuri Rele and with your permission, the South-Eastern MPTY ZINE and Rebellion Crew Zine ( which we hope will be out soon).

Sounds Of Swami- Halcyon Days-TNS Records 2009
Punk rock with hardcore, a crazy mix, quick and at the same time melodic, alongisde with political and social lyrics. 6 tracks, a few moments of melodic fast hc for those of you who also want something else! We’re waiting for news this summer.

Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man-Make Pigs Smoke-TNS Records 2009
Zeke alongside with Lawrence Arms of UK. 14 tracks meaning 18 minutes of fast punk. A handload of irony refering to the so-called underground scene, commercial music, nights of alcohol and some personal thoughts. Surely a must have for punk lovers !


One World Romania-ON TOUR

MPTY ZINE recomanda si sustine:

One World Romania-festival de film documentar pentru drepturile omului-ON TOUR

CONSTANTA 13-15 mai 2009 -La Taclale Caffe


Miercuri 13 mai: Burma VJ // Rene

Joi 14 mai: Charging The Rhino // Testimony

Vineri 15 mai: All White In Barking // Apocalipsa dupa soferi

filmele vor incepe la ora 19.00 exceptie vineri cand vor incepe de la ora 18.00


Despre filme:

Burma Vj

Vocea Democratică a Birmaniei (VDB) constă într-un grup de aproximativ 30 de reporteri birmanezi, care filmează în secret abuzurile din ţara lor. Acestea sunt imaginile care puteau fi văzute pe întreg cuprinsul globului în vara lui 2007, când o revoluţie era pe cale de a izbucni. Conduşi de călugări budişti, mai mult de 100.000 de oameni au ocupat străzile pentru a demonstra paşnic împotriva dictaturii militare care era menţinută în ţară cu o mână de fier, de peste 40 de ani. Burma VJ este aproape în exclusivitate o compilaţie a materialelor filmate de reporterii VDB.

Premii si nominalizari:

2009-Sundance Film Festival: Premiul World Cinema Documentary Film Editing

2008-Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival: Premiul Joris Ivens

2008-Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival: Premiul Movies That Matter


De douăzeci de ani viaţa lui René este filmată. Camera urmăreşte călătoria sa lipsită de speranţă, între închisoare şi scurtele perioade petrecute în afara zidurilor. Acum, în vârstă de 37 de ani, René încă mai are probleme cu legea. Cu toate acestea este autorul a două romane publicate. Dezvoltarea personală a lui René este înregistrată pe fundalul transformări politice semnificative care au loc în Europa Centrală.

Premii şi nominalizări:

2008 – European Film Awards : Cel Mai Bun Film Documentar

2008 – DOKLeipzig Documentary Film Festival : Premiul „Porumbelul de Aur” pentru lung metraj


În ce fel e alterată creativitatea atunci când moartea este aproape? Ce contează atunci când trebuie să pleci? Fiind diagnosticat cu o tumoare pe creier, Răzvan Georgescu, regizorul filmului, decide să întreprindă o călătorie ce trasează graniţa subţire dintre viaţă şi moarte, vizitând artişti bolnavi în fază terminală sau care au lucrat la capodopera finală, în speranţa că aceasta le va supravieţui sau că îi va salva. O călătorie plină de întorsături nebănuite, fără să aibe un final predeterminat. Nu este un film despre capitularea fizică în faţa bolii, ci despre o viaţă vibrantă înainte de moarte.

Premii şi nominalizări:

2008 – Prix Europa, Berlin – Prix Europa Award for Best TV Documentary

2008 – Banff World Television Festival Awards, Banff, Canada – Nomination for Best TV Documentary

2008 – DOKLeipzig Documentary Film Festival – nomination for Best Documentary

Charging The Rhino

Multipremiatul documentarist Simcha Jacobovici ne prezinta o explorare personală şi complexă în cele mai întunecate momente ale istoriei familiei sale române. Strâns laolaltă cu rudele spre a fi executaţi în masă in 1941, tatăl lui Jacobovici a fost împuşcat, supravieţuind însă într-un mod miraculos cu un glonte pătruns lângă inimă. Vărul lui Jacobovici a avut o soartă şi mai bizară: a supravieţuit războiului, dar a fost forţat să joace într-un film comunist de propagandă. O relatare tulburătoare a comunităţii evreieşti din România şi a unei familii care a îndurat inimaginabilul.

Premii si nominalizari:

2007 – The Gemini Awards – nomination for Best History Documentary Program

2007 – Rome International Film Festival – Cult Award for Best Documentary Film

2008 – Palm Beach Intrenational Film Festival

All White in Barking

Documentarul amuzant şi ilustrativ al regizorului Mark Isaac oferă o oportunitate de expresie oamenilor care se află la periferia Angliei multiculturale. Veţi face o călătorie în comitatele londoneze Barking şi Dagenham, zone care înregistrează unul dintre cele mai mari nivele ale imigraţiei în ţară şi unde locuitorii se luptă să se împace cu nou-veniţii în oraşul lor.

Premii si nominalizari:

2008-ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival – Premiul Amnesty International pentru Cel Mai Bun Film Documentar

2007-International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

2007-Sheffield DocFest

site-ul oficial al festivalului:   WWW.ONEWORLD.RO

20 years ago, you were born into FREEDOM, now it’s YOUR turn



MPTY ZINE radio station!

Radio-ul va promova exclusiv punk/ska/oi/hc/psychobilly, playlist-ul va include  trupe de gen de la: KOB Records,Jimmy Jazz Records, One Step Records, H8 Piece Records, Durty Mick Records si nu numai.

In fiecare zi: PUNX BREAKFAST de la 8.30 dimineata (aproximativ o ora) si vineri de la 22.30 timp de o ora- FRIDAY NIGHT CHAOS!.


streaming here:  RADIO MPTY

pentru propuneri playlist: