Touring Europe with Berkeley, CA’s STREET EATERS!


April 26th, 2015 by

Tour report and photos by Megan March and John No.

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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 I: Weaving in and out of Germany, France, Spain and the UK…

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Getting dropped off at SFO airport by the unstoppable Barker Gee

Philipp (Contraszt! Records, STATIC ME, FINISTIERRE), Megan, and Simon (LAMBS) at the Wippermannstrasse Compound shortly after arriving in Cologne, Germany

Philipp (Contraszt! Records, STATIC ME, FINISTIERRE), Megan, and Simon (LAMBS) at Wippermannstrasse Compound shortly after arriving in Cologne, Germany – totally jetlagged

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STATIC ME (Cologne, Germany) at Bons Sauvages in Lyon, France

APACHE (Marseille, France) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

APACHE (Marseille, France) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

SEB AND THE RHAADICKS (Lyon, France) at Bons Sauvages in Lyon, France

SEB AND THE RHAADICKS (Lyon, France) at Bons Sauvages in Lyon, France

STALLED MINDS (Paris, France) at Le Picolo in Paris, France

STALLED MINDS (Paris, France) at Le Picolo in Paris, France

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

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

DIVIDED MINDS (Zagreb, Croatia) at Zoro in Leipzig, Germany

DIVIDED MINDS (Zagreb, Croatia) at Zoro in Leipzig, Germany

CIANURO (London, UK) at Power Lunches in London, UK

CIANURO (London, UK) at Power Lunches in London, UK

BITPART (Paris, France) at Le Picolo in Paris, France

BITPART (Paris, France) at Le Picolo in Paris, France

RVIVR (Olympia, US) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

RVIVR (Olympia, US) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

One of STREET EATERS' speakers that exploded at Bei Ruth, Berlin, Germany

One of STREET EATERS‘ speakers that exploded at Bei Ruth, Berlin, Germany

STREET EATERS (Berkeley, US) at fuckin' Stonehenge in the UK. Well, close to Stonehenge, anyway, since you have to pay like $25 to get up close with those rocks.

STREET EATERS (Berkeley, US) at fuckin’ Stonehenge in the UK. Well, close to Stonehenge, anyway, since you have to pay like $25 to get up close with those rocks.

LEVITATIONS (Berlin, Germany) in Braunschweig, Germany

LEVITATIONS (Berlin, Germany) at Juz in Braunschweig, Germany

HONEYMOON (Nuremberg, Germany) at Jugendhaus in Erlangen, Germany

HONEYMOON (Nuremberg, Germany) at Jugendhaus in Erlangen, Germany

KENNY KENNY OH OH, STREET EATERS, Jess Threat, and Andi from HONEYMOON in Nuremberg, Germany

 

Videos…


BAULA (Barcelona, Spain) at CSO La Rampa in Barcelona, Spain



STREET EATERS (Berkeley, US) at Le Picolo in Paris, France (video originally shot and posted by killedbyvideo.blogspot.com)



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



YOUTH AVOIDERS (Paris, France) at Le Picolo in Paris, France



LEVITATIONS (Berlin, Germany) at StumpfFest in Hannover, Germany



THE REPOSSESSED (Sheffield, UK) at the Audacious Art Experiment/LaDIYfest in Sheffield, UK

Coming soon will be part II of this tour report, including pics and videos from Hungary, Serbia, more Germany and the UK, Italy and Austria!

STREET EATERS (Megan March and John No) are a truewave punk band from Berkeley, California. You can see their upcoming tour dates and hear their new record at streeteaters.com or nervousintent.com.

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