Touring Europe with Berkeley, CA’s STREET EATERS… part 2!


May 27th, 2015 by

Tour report and photos by Megan March and John No.

LEVITATIONS and STREET EATERS flashing the sign of the mysterious/deadly CC In Hanover, Germany

LEVITATIONS and STREET EATERS flashing the sign of the mysterious/deadly CC In Hanover, Germany

In the fall of 2014, STREET EATERS went on our second tour of Europe. We released our new album Blood::Muscles::Bones in Europe on Cologne’s Contraszt! Records and in North America on Nervous Intent Records. We booked the tour ourselves, and played shows pretty much every night for almost two months straight in eleven countries from the UK to Germany to Spain to Serbia.

We played with a lot of excellent bands, and we tried to document them for this tour report as much as possible with our limited means to bring back to the bay area and share with our ever-intrepid local punk rag, MRR. We are not professional photographers and a lot of the videos and photos we took were shot with a cheap-ass camera phone in some seriously dark spaces, so sorry if they are a little blurry or blown-out or whatnot. Still, the ones you see here are good enough for the internet and I think they get the point across, and can give you a peek at some excellent bands that you might have heard of but not actually seen.

A lot of these bands can be heard on a new compilation tape called Frequency of the Truewave that you can listen to online and/or mailorder direct at Nervous Intent Records (North America) or Contraszt! Records (Europe).

Part II: More wild-style tour routing through Hungary, Serbia, more Germany and the UK, Italy, and Austria. (See part one here.)

COLA/SPEED (Szeged, Hungary) at Jazz Cozmica in Szeged, Hungary

COLA/SPEED (Szeged, Hungary) at Jazz Cozmica in Szeged, Hungary

STREET EATERS (Berkeley, US) at Golya in Budapest, Hungary (photo by Tamas Bernath)

STREET EATERS (Berkeley, US) at Golya in Budapest, Hungary (photo by Tamas Bernath)

Hungary doesn't fuck around when it comes to caffeination, and John likes to show his appreciation.

Hungary doesn’t fuck around when it comes to caffeination, and John likes to show his appreciation.

Listening to classic Yugoslav punk 7”s with MRR columnist Viktor Vargyai in Budapest, Hungary

Listening to classic Yugoslav punk 7”s with Magyar punk overlord Viktor Vargyai in Budapest, Hungary

NASTY PACK (Leipzig, Germany) at Die Friese in Bremen, Germany

NASTY PACK (Leipzig, Germany) at Die Friese in Bremen, Germany

KENNY KENNY OH OH (Leipzig, Germany) at Kafe Marat Anti-fascist Conference in Munich, Germany

KENNY KENNY OH OH (Leipzig, Germany) at Kafe Marat Anti-fascist Conference in Munich, Germany

 

Megan with new friend at InexFilm in Belgrade, Serbia

Megan with a friendly pair of floating green eyes at InexFilm in Belgrade, Serbia

NO DITCHING (Durham, UK) at Empty Shop in Durham, UK

NO DITCHING (Durham, UK) at Empty Shop in Durham, UK

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Belgrade, Serbia at 4am with Boki, Megan, Boris from REPETITOR, and Freddy

JESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHER (Leeds, UK) at Empty Shop, Durham, UK

JESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHER (Leeds, UK) at Empty Shop, Durham, UK

Nukes: The future is now. Or maybe it is 1982.

Nukes: The future is now. Or maybe the future is 1982.

SE MUSTARD TERRORISTS (Linz, Austria) at Sub in Graz, Austria

SE MUSTARD TERRORISTS (Linz, Austria) at Sub in Graz, Austria

Cologne's Wippermannstrasse Compound crew, getting ready to hit the road

Cologne’s Wippermannstrasse Compound crew, getting ready to hit the road

Videos…


ACTUAL CRIMES (London, UK) at Power Lunches in London, UK



Devolution mural outside XM24 in Bologna, Italy



BIG JOANIE at (London, UK) at the Audacious Art Experiment/LaDIYfest in Sheffield, UK



NAIVE (Cologne, Germany) at Raumstation Rodelheim in Frankfurt, Germany


Part I of this tour report, including pics and videos from Germany, the UK, France, and Spain, can be gawked at here.

STREET EATERS (Megan March and John No) are a truewave//punk band from Berkeley, California. You can see their upcoming U.S. and Canada tourdates in June/July 2015 and hear their new record at http://streeteaters.com, and check out the Frequency of the Truewave compilation at  http://nervousintent.com

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