Formed in 2001, Black Stone Cherry have always intended to find a fine line between radio-friendly rock music and dirty, honest southern rock. 2018’s Family Tree is their sixth album – a brilliant record from a band that has always been proud of their Kentucky roots and whose lineup has never changed. Two years ago their A38 concert got cancelled – guitarist Ben Wells told us why, and he answered several other questions as well.
In the year of their 10th anniversary, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats are finally playing their first ever Hungarian concert, with Radio Moscow as co-headliners. Led by the group’s only constant member Kevin Starrs, the psychedelic Cambridge quartet released their fifth longplayer Wasteland last fall to critical acclaim. Ahead of their A38 gig on June 13, we asked Kevin a bunch of questions.
Daniel Knox, who started writing songs in dark lobbies of Chicago hotels, plays in Hungary for the first time on 6 February. He presents his new album, Chasescene in A38 Ship’s Exhibition Space – Knox, who also has a past of working on theatre and cinema projects, gave us a deeper look and understanding in how his new album came together, and how he reflects on the world through his art.
It hit us as a happy surprise that No Fun At All are back, stronger than ever. The Swedish punk-rock band (formed in 1991) released their new album Grit last year, featuring authentic tunes instantly bringing us back to the golden days of their style. They perform on A38 Ship on 26 January, with Poison Alley (HU) opening for them. Guitarist Mikael Danielsson gave us a deeper understanding in how things changed in the band and in their lives, and how he feels about the band’s new music.
A38 Ship is more than happy to welcome talented international performers who have proved to be successful in their home countries. With the help of Liveurope, we bring to Budapest performers whom we think should get more international recognition. Belgian alt-pop singer, Justine Bourgeus a.k.a. Tsar B just released her self-produced debut album ‘The Games I Played’, which she will showcase on 23 November on A38 Ship. We asked the singer-producer about her inspirations, her influence on the dancing scene and about her home country.
American pianist Chad Lawson is equally influenced by classical music, pop and jazz, he has done soundtrack work and he has been performing in bands and also as a solo artist. On October 11, he is playing his fist ever Hungarian concert on the A38, promoting his latest album Re:piano. Ahead of the show, we had a little chat with him.
Stefan Hantel, a.k.a. Shantel is one of the most unique artist on the German scene – he and his band plays Balkan-flavored electronic scene. They have played in Hungary several times, but it is always a pleasure for us to welcome them back. Prior to their next concert on the A38, we asked Stefan about the early days, his favorite Balkan artists, Bukovina and even his plans to run for the mayor of Frankfurt next year.
Last December, Public Service Broadcasting gave their first ever Hungarian concert when they opened for Editors. This time they’re coming back as a headlining act, which is great news because we can finally witness a longer set from them. Also since that gig, the London trio released their third longplayer Every Valley – an album which touches on the subject of Welsh coalmining. Not a very rock-and-roll topic, you might think, but PSB pulled off the task masterfully.
No matter how many times they have been here, we are always super-excited to welcome them again. They were formed in Ljubljana 37 years ago, they first played in Hungary in 1983, they have visited the A38 three times, they were the first European band to play in North Korea, and this year they released their latest album Also Sprach Zarathustra. Before their 4th concert on the Ship, we asked the guys in Laibach a few questions about the new songs, Stanley Kubrick, Rammstein, Iron Sky and both Koreas.
First of all, if anyone still has any doubts – Lola Marsh is not a person’s name. It’s a band from Tel Aviv, led by singer Yael Shoshana Cohen and guitarist-keyboardist-songwriter Gil Landau. The indie-folk/dream-pop outfit is returning to Hungary two months after their memorable set at this year’s Sziget Festival. The band released their long-awaited debut album Remember Roses this June, and their gig on the A38 is one of the most anticipated events this fall.