19. May 2008
- Help the Towerblocks!
The Towerblocks are currently
searching for incredibly good-looking people... obviously - they can't
offer that by themselves! Since The Ruckers are out of town on this date
we ask everybody who's gonna be in Berlin next Saturday to read the following:
Videoshoot "No English Men At The Bars"
Saturday, 24th May - head to Berlin-Hoppegarten to act
a part in the Tower Blocks' new video "No English Men at the
Bars" and gain fame and glory in
the Warsaw Pact and further!
You're a Punkrocker, Skinhead or Psychobilly?
You enjoy drinking, attending football
matches and concerts? Or you are just incredibly good-looking and
sure, that a videoclip without you had no charm
at all? Then be a part of it and become a world idol with us!
There'll be definitely one barrel of
draught Berliner Pilsner for free. After that you're free to continue
drinking at 1 Euro/0,5 litres to make
sure you'll really look good in the end! Meeting point is S-Bahnhof Ostkreuz,
14:00 h at the platform for the S5 direction Hoppegarten. Lindow, our
guitar player, will be awaiting you there. The scenes are expected to
be shot at 20:00 h and at Amnesie will be an after-party including a live
We are happy about everyone supporting us there! If there
are any requests feel free to ask. Further information and changes will
be posted at www.towerblocks.de
12. May 2008 - Bus
trip to Bremen
People from Berlin will have the
opportunity to take a bus trip to our concert in Bremen with Eastside
Boys and Stomper 98 Hailing from somewhere out of the Puke Empire the
following offer reached us:
Bustrip incl. concert ticket at the price of 40 Euros, if there will be
at least 40 persons it's just 35 Euros. You can sign up at pukemusic.de
or in the store, Samariterstr. 34 a in Berlin Friedrichshain.
31. March 2008 -
Thanks to Cottbus, presales for Kato started
First of all thanks to all who attented the show
at Muggefug Cottbus. As sad as the cause was - it felt good to see so
many people supporting the event and Micha's bereaved.
Last weekend the presales for the show at Kato started. Who doesn't want
to miss Evil Conduct, Superyob, Fightball and ourselves should save his
ticket already. They are available in Friedrichshain at Puke Music (Samariterstr.
34a), the Get A Life Shop (Proskauer Str. 8a) and at Subdepot (Scharnweberstr.
13) as well as in Kreuzberg at KoKa 36 (Oranienstr. 29) and Coretex (Oranienstr.
3). See you soon!
March 2008 - Solidarity-Gig
for Micha, Nazi assault in Cottbus
We are sad and shocked.
It is still hard for us, to find the right words - not enough that Micha
is not with us anymore, there was still more to happen. The following
lines reached us in a myspace-bulletin:
"The Cottbus scene is shocked.
Michael Welzel (25 years, see picture) was killed in a tragic accident
on Tueseday morning. The sympathic shop manager and active concert organizer,
who once wanted to become Cottbus' mayor and was active in local politics,
fell into a building pit at Carl-Blechen-Carré.
But even worse: On Tueseday night right wing extremists assaulted his
memorial ceremony at the local bar Marie 23. Around 50 friends and acquaintances
of the notorious Michael
Welzel assembled in the evening at his
favourite bar, Marie 23, to remember the young man. Between the
mourners were also the parents of the deceased. Around
9 pm there was the sound of a crash, windows bursted, guests escaped to
the backyard. 20 to 30 partly disguised men, who obviously can be allocated
to the local Hooligan and neo-Nazi scene, assaulted the Bar at Cottbus'
Marienstrasse with stones and bottles. The bar personnel could lock the
doors in time and averted the worse. Guests and employees of Marie 23
are certain about the fact, that the assault is connected to the memorial
ceremony. Micha always openly expressed his opinion against right wing
extremism. The bar's owner Ulli is stunned: "This was a meeting of
proper people. You simply don't do things like that." He also believes
that the assault was planned.
The police was on the spot quickly. According to police spokesman Berndt
Fleischer the guests of the bar were "uncooperative". They are
contrary to that - allegedly they even handed licence plate information
to the police. According to the police no one was injured
in the assault. According to Fleischer the
police is investigating on violation of the public peace."
(Translation by Markus)
According to Indymedia
there also happened an assault
on Micha's shop in the night of last Thursday.
We would be grateful for a large attendance
of the concert this Friday. Wheter you knew Micha or not - if you
want to show solidarity show up. Any
display of compassion and support
is needed now. The profit of the concert will be donated to Micha's family.
Please distribute this news by any possible way. Thank you.
March 2008 - Purchase
advice, merchandising and concerts
Although it was already two
weeks ago - touring with Hateful was a blast! Thanks to our Scottish friends,
the local promoters, the audience, the merch-customers and all the supporters
- be it for offering us a place to sleep or lending us stuff we needed...
hope to see you soon again!
We also feel for an extraordinary must-buy-information on the latest issue
Plus - it contains an interview with us. For all the nosy ones:
there's also an interview with Jens' second "drumfield",
Boys, as well as a short special about him and all he's doing.
So, go get it in your local store or order it!
Talking about ordering - available at Contra
is our logo-T-shirt in various colours, from discreet black to blazing
red, in all sizes and on request surely also as a girlie-tee (also in
women's sizes). There you'll also find our CD and vinyl - just search
for "Ruckers". For all the foreign custumers: they accept PayPal,
just drop them an E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And - finally - there's a couple of updates in our Concerts-section.
On this note: See you soon!
Februar 2008 - It
Tomorrow's the big day - the first out
of four Gigs with Hateful (Glasgow/Scotland) will take place at KvU, Berlin!
The sound of the Scots can be conveniently checked out at their Myspace
Site. It's gonna be worth
the ticket anyways - believe us,
we already had the joy of sharing the stage with Hateful last year in
18. December 2007 -
We thank you
It's really about
time to give some thanks for the great reaction on our record: to our
friends - be they real-life or virtual, to the buyers, who already started
ordering from abroad at Contra and to the fanzines - be they printed or
online, whose reviews we still collect. One little thing we are asking
you: Please send us an E-mail if you wrote or discovered a review on our
record. We are really collecting every bit!
03. December 2007 - Review and a change on the bass
We finally stumbled over the first review
on our new album! You can read it at Crazy
United Onlinezine (German only), and step by step we will put up translated
reviews to our press section.
The 15th of December in Leipzig will sadly be the last concert of our
bass player Adi - being part of the working class hit him to hard. Dresden,
31st of December, will be the first chance to see our new bass player
on stage, whose face is not at all an unkown sight on German punkrock-stages
and who'll be announced and introduced here shortly..
21. November 2007
The vinyl is available since Friday at
are 500 pieces, divided in coloured and black. It comes in good thick
150grams-vinyl in a gatefold cover and the little extra for the vinyl-freaks
is the exclusive Ruckers/Contra-beer coaster. So order it now!
12. November 2007
We've put new dates up to the concert-section.
Sadly we had to accept that the local
promoter for Hamburg (21.Dec)
had to cancel the gig.
The vinyl version of our album "To The Lads And Ladies" will
be available from Friday, 16. November, at Contra
- in a nice gatefold-cover on 150 g vinyl, 222 pieces coloured and 278
pieces in black. It's strictly limited, so get it quick!
19. October 2007
We also updated the design of our
Then you can order our CD in the Contra-webshop.
And in the music-section of our homepage
there's four songs of our new album as well as "Power And Glory"
off our 2006-demo-CD, which was never issued on CD or vinyl.
17. October 2007
Since today we finally have our new homepage
online - reachable under our new address www.theruckers.de and
finally also in English. And that's not
all - our first album hits the market today! 15 Songs are available
on CD for now, vinyl is going to follow up in a few weeks. The album called
"To The Lads And Ladies" was
released by Contra Records and is available from there as well as from
us at concerts. It really was about time...
The homepage is still under construction, more and more contents will
come up in the next days. The most important things - like news and concerts
- are of course already online. See you soon at a concert or down the