The second edition of the yearly VibraCrunch - an outdoor concert
featuring some of the best bands from Sweden and Denmark, that happens
to be released on the two labels behind the event, Vibrafon (S) and
Crunchy Frog (DK) - was held on Sunday the 13th of August at Bastionen
in the heart of Malmoe, Sweden. All in all this was a perfect day for
the many Swedes and Danes who had decided to treat their body to loads
of sunshine, cold beer and excellent music.
The first Crunchy Frog band on stage was Tothe International. They had
their first show without crazy man Matty Matt Matt. The beloved bassist
and token negro is leaving Europe for
his native town of Austin, Texas. The rest of the band did their very
best to make up for the missing prankster, and performed an intense gig
featuring material from their recent album "The Slow Light Theory" and
old underground hits such as "Momma I'm a Communist" and "Steak!".
After Tothe Int'l, The Mopeds played a whole bunch of new superb rock
tunes and gave everybody something to look forward to. They release
their new album early next year - and on this fine afternoon we got a
sneak peak into the new songs. They roc
k! Mopeds brought Eggstone's Patrik Bartosch with them, and he gave a smashing performance playing guitar and synth.
the afternoon became early evening, Superheroes - as usual - played a
most convincing concert. Lead man Thomas Troelsen took off his shirt
out in front of a demanding and enthusiastic audience. He even declared
that he liked Malmö so much he want to move there! Despite his great
love for the city he made the mistake of saying "Thank you Skanderborg"
when he left the stage (sorry Thomas, we had to tell....).
as usual was pure dynamite and lead singer Joachim Leksell seems to get
more and more carried away from concert to concert. These guys rock the
bejesus out of you, and it's always a pleasure hearing such a tight
band backing up such an out of this world lead singer.
last band of the evening was the Danish/Swedish combo The Tremolo Beer
Gut, who certainly lived up to the beer part of their name. Luckily
this band just gets a little more authentic when they play with alcohol
in the bloodstream! And they sure did this evening! The band embodied
the spirit of rock n' roll and even impressed the members of 22
Pistepirkko who were among the audience.
the three bands from each label, VibraCrunch this year presented a
couple of guest stars: From Denmark the party minded and
coconut-shakin' Junior Senior who had a guest star in Thomas from
from Sweden not only the singer(songwriter-oriented Linda Johansson,
but also the truly original Galéns, featuring Mats and Johnny from
Swedish band Bob Hund and the exotic Maya de Vesquez from Chesty