The Magnificent Brotherhood Concert Chronology
2006


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18.02.2006 - (D) Berlin, Supamolly

24.02.2006 - (D) Berlin, Zosch
18.03.2006 - (D) Berlin, Alte Buchbinderei
01.04.2006 - (D) Berlin, Roadrunner's Paradise Club
28.04.2006 - (D) Berlin, Bumerang
13.05.2006 - (D) Berlin, Red Rooster Backstage
09.06.2006 - (D) Berlin, Octopussy's Garden
21.06.2006 - (D) Berlin, Fete de la Musique, Duncker Club
12.08.2006 - (D) Freiberg, Flower Power Festival
20.08.2006 - (D) Oberviechtach, Freakweeknoend Festival
26.09.2006 - (D) Berlin, Roadrunner's Paradise Club
30.09.2006 - (D) Hamburg, Mayday
06.10.2006 - (D) Berlin, Schokoladen
16.12.2006 - (D) Luckenwalde, Alhambra
23.12.2006 - (D) Berlin, Zosch



18.02.2006 - Supamolly, Berlin, Germany

With: The Dead County Cool Boys
Attendance: 110
Set: Lifetime, Psychosis, Kicksville, Mind garage, Old tattoo, Mimi's tune, Gun or run, Camera, Cracker, Streets of your town, No mercy on ravers, Can't remember, Evil talkin', Better hurry, Soma shop, Companions, My flash on you, A thing called love
Encore: The drifter
Notes: The first show of the year. This concert is very notable for the fact that Erik plays his organ standing up from now on. A great effect that gives the band much more of a Garage charakter: it allows Erik to rock out like a freak while playing at the same time which greatly emphasizes the band’s party and dance appeal. The joint, an old-school squat, is packed with a leather-jacket wearing punky crowd. At first quite reserved the audience gradually warms up to Brotherhood’s garage punk and is being carried away with a breathtaking and wild performance. The band boosts the energy to an explosive level as the concert progresses. Ultimately they totally bring the house down with “The drifter”! This is the first time they encore with the song creating an incredible effect: everyone is being blown away by a long, powerful and mindblowing jam that leaves the crowd in awe! A recorded version of this “Drifter” was featured on the band’s demo-CD for the next one and a half years, together with “Better hurry” taped at the following show. 
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24.02.2006 - Zosch, Berlin, Germany

Attendance: 50
Set: Old tattoo, Gun or run, Mind garage, Kicksville, Cracker, Camera, Can't remember, Lifetime, Psychosis, Streets of your town, Are you happy?, The drifter, My flash on you, I just wanna make love to you, Mimi's tune, Soma shop, Degeneration, Evil talkin', No mercy on ravers, Better hurry, Companions, A thing called love
Encore: Turn on your lovelight
Notes: A brilliant Dance Concert leaving most companions under the impression to have just witnessed the best Brotherhood gig to date! The band celebrates a wild and entertaining night with a long set! Everybody has a good time and pretty much every song is a highlight! Midset they surprise with a great and engaged version of “I just wanna make love to you” (the first of only two versions ever played) that goes through several tempi making the people dance hard! This is the last performance of “Turn on your lovelight” until Lovelite 15.06.2007! The version of “Better hurry” performed at this gig was featured on the band’s demo for the next 18 months, together with the “Drifter” recorded at the preceding show. Indeed one of the best shows so far, if not the best! Garage rules! [Update 2011: This is the last performance of "Are you happy?" until 11.06.2011!)
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18.03.2006 - Alte Buchbinderei, Berlin, Germany

Attendance: 25
Set: Jam -> Psychosis, Old tattoo, Gun or run, My flash on you, Kicksville, Can't remember, Evil talkin', Camera, Cracker -> The drifter, Lifetime, Companions, Mimi's tune, Streets of your town, No mercy on ravers, Degeneration, A thing called love, Soma shop, Mind garage
Encore: Better Hurry, Everybody's gotta live
Notes: A weird and strange late night show in a wild Wedding setting played by a subdued band for two dozen friends and companions. The venue is simply a typical Berlin ground-floor store with the concert taking place in the only proper room. There is no stage, the band sets up on the wooden floor. A few chairs, a sofa and a small bar complete the dimly lit interieur. In fact there is hardly any lighting and the band performs almost in total dark. However, this is just to the best because Kiryk was beaten up by some asshole on the street the night before and he sports a very blue and swollen eye. Naturally they don’t majorly freak under these circumstances but they play a full set anyway. This is the only ever performance by the band of Arthur Lee's "Everybody's gotta live". A real underground concert!
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01.04.2006 - Roadrunner's Paradise Club, Berlin, Germany

Attendance: 20-30
Set: Camera, Cracker, Old tattoo, Gun or run, A thing called love, Lifetime -> Psychosis, Kicksville, No mercy on ravers, Streets of your town, Can't remember, Degeneration, Last song about you, Better hurry, Soma shop, My flash on you, Mimi's tune, Companions, Evil talkin', Mind garage
Encore: The drifter
Notes: The band takes the stage at midnight and performs a hot concert for 20 to 30 attendees (in a 400 capacity venue!). Despite the late hour and the sparse audience they call it Garage from the word go and rock through an incredible set! The few companions in attendance dance wildly through the night. "Lifetime" has a brief bridge-jam to "Psychosis", providing an almost seamless segue between the two songs. This is the last performance of "Degeneration" until Berlin 08.09.2007! They debut the new Kiryk-penned song "Last song about you" tonight. Great "Drifter"-jam too!
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28.04.2006 - Bumerang, Berlin, Germany
Attendance: 35
Time: 96 min
Set: A thing called love, Lifetime, Psychosis, Jam -> Kicksville, Can't remember, Camera, Cracker, My flash on you, Old tattoo, The drifter, No mercy on ravers, Streets of your town, Better hurry, Evil talkin', Last song about you, Gun or run, Soma shop, Mimi's tune
Encore: Mind garage -> Jam -> Mind garage
Notes: An intimate show played to a handful of friends in a small pub in Prenzlauer Berg. The band sounds pretty laid back and West Coast tonight. Kiryk and Erik are in a joking mood, lots of senseless stage banter happens. The concert begins with an unusally slow-paced version of "Love". Early on they play a version of "Psychosis" that is very close to the recorded version on the first demo featuring outstanding lead vocals. A guitar-driven jam intros and seamlessly segues into "Kicksville". While the band has some problems letting everything go and explode with the garage punk tunes like "Cracker", "Flash" and "Old tattoo" the mellow vibe suits the "Drifter" perfectly. This long version (15 min) includes great intiutive jamming from all players, together they explore new yet unheard twists to the jam. Kiryk throws his soul into the "Better hurry" solo adding brain melting guitar cascades to the tune's natural swing. The encore is a long jammed out version of "Mind garage", definitely one of their rarest jams (repeated only once in Weimar 12.05.2007). After completing the regular song in its entirety the band goes into an at first fast paced jam that is slowed down soon in a funky manner and is eventually taken down to feature only Henrdix-style blues guitar before they rock it again. The jam expands the tune to almost 14 minutes. This is the band’s last performance at the Bumerang and it marks their departure from the status of a small band who draws only friends to their concerts to a band who recruits new fans from every new audience they face.
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13.05.2006 - Red Rooster Backstage, Berlin, Germany

Supported by: Impure Thoughts
Attendance: 100
Set: Jam -> Kicksville, Streets of your town, Camera, Gun or run, Lifetime, Psychosis, Birthday, The drifter, A thing called love (w/ Tom Brehm), Run to the devil (w/ Tom Brehm), Little red rooster (w/ Tom Brehm), Old tattoo, My flash on you
Encore: Better hurry
Notes: A real Friedrichshain party show and genuine Dance Concert featuring special guest US-psychedelia veteran Tom Brehm (of Dragonwyck) for three songs. Well attended with dancing people Brotherhood lights up fireworks at Red Rooster and plays a rousing show. In the middle of the set the Tom Brehm joins them for some jammed out songs. Together they perform Love's "A thing called love", the Dragonwyck’s 70s classic “Run with the devil” as well as the Brotherhood debut “Little red rooster”. During “Love” Tom has visibly problems to keep up with Kiryk’s insane pace. There is a group of people who celebrate someone's birthday at this show so the band digs out The Beatles's "Birthday" once again (previously played once on 21.08.2004). With this show Brotherhood begins to establish a string of very well received Dance Concerts in Friedrichshain (compare Octopussy 2006 plus Basement, Red Rooster and Linse 2007) that would peak with a performance at the quarter's most prolific venue, the Lovelite, in June 2007!
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09.06.2006 - Octopussy's Garden, Berlin, Germany

Attendance: 50
Time: 97 min
Set: Tune up jam, Lifetime, Camera, The Golden road to unlimited devotion, Kicksville -> The drifter, Cracker, Old tattoo, My flash on you, Gun or run, I just wanna make love to you, A thing called love, Last song about you, Soma Shop, Mimi's tune, Streets of your town, (Guitar intro)-> Psychosis, No mercy on ravers, Mind garage
Encore: Better hurry
Notes: This concert coincides with the first day of the Soccer World Championship 2006 taking place in Germany, which forces the concert to start very late after the opening matches (which are being screened anywhere including the Octopussy) have been finished. The band is in good form, they perform a psychedelic set for a small but responsive audience. The party feeling is alternative, the atmosphere is loose and easy, people dance and swing around gently. Kiryk introduces The Dead's "Golden road..." as a song by a band "...von der Westküste Berlins". The short but definite version of "Kicksville" segues right into "The Drifter" by way of cool feedback noises. While relatively short the following version of "The drifter" is picture perfect, simply smoking hot with a lot of liquid fuzzed-out jamming. Erik's garage numbers receive a lot of extra punch tonight, particularly "Gun or run" employs his most raucous vocals. The pretty rare "I just wanna make love to you" (this is the second ever performance after Zosch 24.02.2006) has Kiryk playing the harmonica during the intro, which also features a band introduction. This is a jammed out, sped up and bluesy, yet very danceable version -- the band turns the dance party up to 11! After "Mimi's tune" Kiryk congratulates a girl called Julie for her birthday and the audience sings "Happy birthday". The encore "Better hurry" goes very far out places tonight, it clocks in 20 full blown minutes! The jam turns into a total free-form space before it is being taken down to feature only Kiryk's picking -- a breathtaking version that rounds off a great psychedelic show on a hot summer night!
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21.06.2006 - Fete de la Musique, Duncker Club, Berlin, Germany
With: Samavayo
Attendance: 70-100
Time: 80 min
Set: Jam -> Kicksville, Cracker, Camera, Gun or run, My flash on you, Old tattoo, Streets of your town, The drifter -> Summer -> The drifter, The golden road to unlimited devotion, A thing called love, Lifetime, Psychosis, Mindgarage
Encore: No mercy on ravers, Better hurry
Notes: Brotherhood performs at the Duncker for the very first time, tonight on the occasion of the huge free music party Fete de la Musique. They share a bill with local rock heroes Samavayo, Brotherhood plays first. The Duncker used to be one of Liquid Visions' house-venues so it feels very familiar seeing Brotherhood here. The show is well attended. They perform a tight set pleasing the audience, many in the crowd dance and everybody enjoys the music peacefully. There are (instrumental) teases of Straw Fever's "Summer" to be found in the "Drifter"-jam. An outstanding version of "No mercy on ravers" with a long organ intro opens a two-song encore that also features a long and well thought out version of "Better hurry", complete with blues-intro and a massive guitar work-out as jam. A text-book Brotherhood 2006-era show, save for a few messed up vocals competently played and very well received by the crowd.
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12.08.2006 - Flower Power Festival, Freiberg, Germany
Also playing: Amon Düül II and many others
Attendance: 200
Time: 80 min
Set: Jam
Notes:This strange performance reunits ex-Liquid Visons band mates Hans-Peter and Kiryk for a weird one off show. At this festival in Saxony near the small town of Freiberg an interesting ensemble gathers for one giant jam: because Erik’s arm is injured and Todde cannot attend Kiryk engages old Liquid Visions band mate Hans Peter “HP” Ringholz to sit in on second guitar. They also find the Hempbells’ drummer Bertram Schielt to join them. Jan plays the bass. The ensemble is booked to jam with Damo Suzuki of eternal Can-fame. He fronts the band performing a typical instant composition of his. He directs the other musicans with free form rapping in phantasy language. Hans-Peter totally blows his parts and he spends the last 30 min trying to helplessly adjust something. While at points very interesting the jam meanders a bit too pointlessly in the last third of the set.
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20.08.2006 - Freakweeknoend Festival, Oberviechtach, Germany
Attendance: 50
Time: 70 min
Set: Jam -> Lifetime, Psychosis, Streets of your town, Kicksville, Camera, Cracker, Gun or run, Old tattoo, My Flash on you, No mercy on ravers, The drifter, A thing called love, Can't remember, Soma shop, Mimi's tune, Better hurry, Last Song about you, Mind garage
Notes: A nice and cosy alternative festival beautifully situated up in the mountains, Brotherhood literally performs high up in the clouds. Apart from Aljona who drove the van the band is without the usual companions but the very small crowd digs Brotherhood. No-one dances though, the people sit on the lawn and on the beer benches. The boys sell five CDs after the show allowing them to cover patrol-costs back home.
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23.09.2006 - Pirate Cove, Berlin, Germany

This concert was canceled by the club a week before it was scheduled to take place. Several hundreds of black and white A3 posters plus the giant Dance Concert poster had already been put up.
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26.09.2006 - Roadrunner's Paradise Club, Berlin, Germany

With: La Ira de Dios & Cherry Overdrive
Attendance: 130
Time: 50 min
Set: Jam -> Kicksville, Lifetime, Psychosis, Camera, Cracker, My flash on you, Gun or run, Old tattoo, Streets of your town, No mercy on ravers, Mind garage
Encore: The drifter
Notes: This is the first Magnificent Music Showcase, the concert that got the ball rolling for Magnificent Music Booking & Management. Featured as co-performers of the Brotherhood are Stoner-space-Rockers La Ira De Dios from Peru and the Danish All Girl Garage band Cherry Overdrive. For a Tuesday night the concert is well attended, probably also because this would be the first poster to be printed and placarted 1000x in colour as A2. Many friends and companions who are familiar with Brotherhood attend, which makes for a true Dance Concert generally and enthusiastic and loud applause between songs in particular. Tonight Erik performs for the first time with his newly purchased red 1966 Farfisa compact organ. It causes some problems during the course of the show by refusing to function properly that's why a handful of songs (e.g. "Gun or run") are missing significant organ parts . A smoking version of "The drifter" made to convert even the straightest guy into an acid hipster highlights the set and awes everyone in the crowd. A cool concert that draws the biggest hometown crowd so far.
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30.09.2006 - Mayday, Hamburg, Germany
Attendance: 60
Time: 120 min
First set: Jam -> Kicksville, Jam -> Lifetime, The golden road to unlimited devotion, Camera, Soma shop, Can't remember, Better hurry, Evil talkin', Last song about you, Companions, Mind garage
Second set: A thing called love, Good lovin', Mimi's tune, Cracker, My flash on you, Gun or run, Old tattoo, Streets of your town, The drifter -> Summer -> The drifter, Psychosis
Encore: No mercy on ravers
Notes: Brotherhood returns to the Dead Head scene! A great and inspired show played in a very loose yet rocking fashion. As before on NYE 2005/2006 the older Dead-head audience and its relaxed and peaceful vibes as well as its friendly reception of Brotherhood's sound inspire the band to call it West Coast again. More Dead covers than usual plus smiles everywhere and a long show with unusal songs and jams is guaranteed! Early in the second set, just as the band is rocking steamily through a hattrick of garage blasts, something breaks just right after "Old tattoo" interrupting the momentum of the show a bit. Later they weave Straw Fever's "Summer" into a long and beautiful "Drifter"-jam, complete with lyrics. They perform the psychedelic dance for the first time ever. This is the last performance of "Evil talking" until Arnstadt 21.09.2007! A weltklasse show for an authentic Sixties expert audience.
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06.10.2006 - Schokoladen, Berlin, Germany

Attendance: 100
Time: 80 min
Set: Lifetime, The golden road to unlimited devotion, A thing called love, Camera, Cracker, My flash on you, Gun or run, Old tattoo, Streets of your town, The drifter -> Summer -> The drifter, No mercy on ravers, Psychosis, Kicksville, Last song about you, Mind garage
Encore: Better hurry
Notes: A mindblowing and animated performance totally winning the near capacity crowd! Despite a very drunk Kiryk who flubs a couple of solos (e.g. in "Love") the band plays a rousing, impressive and authentic concert. Kiryk makes up for musical flubs with a lot of animation, the minute he plugs in tonight he gives us the guitar hero! Erik, too, rocks his organ like a star! They deliver their tunes like hits! Gradually and professionally they manage to involve the crowd who is unfamiliar with the band for the largest part, it takes a while until there is a moving dance-floor but the cheers between the tunes increase and when it's time to demand an encore the audience won't let it go! "The drifter" is inspired and great tonight, just like the previous version played in Hamburg a week earlier it features Straw Fever's "Summer" again, it never ends, the band just flies high on the jam, particularly Kiryk who plays one of his most inspired solos of the year, complete with Hendrix-Style singing which accompanies the solo's melody! Tonight again, just as in the previous show, Kiryk and Erik perform a little hilarious dance. A super convincing show brilliantly showcasing the band's current set as well as their infinite live potential. [The flyer was later ripped off to promote some concert in Spain.]
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16.12.2006 - Alhambra, Luckenwalde, Germany
Attendance: 70
Soundcheck: Kicksville (partial)
Time: 90 min
Set: A thing called love, Camera (aborted), Camera, Streets of your town, Cracker, My flash on you, Gun or run, Old tattoo, No mercy on ravers -> The drifter -> Summer -> The drifter, Kicksville, (Guitar intro->) Psychosis, Mimi's tune, Mind garage, Lifetime, The golden road to unlimited devotion, Can't remember, Last song about you, Soma shop
Encore: Better hurry
Notes: This is Botherhoods first concert in Luckenwalde, or “Luckywood” as the local heads say. Before the show the band takes a walk on a small local Christmas market where a one-man-country-band called Country Joe entertains the people of Luckenwalde. Amused Brotherhood decides to change the first song of the night to Country Joe's (the one from San Francisco) "Love". The regular fast intro is preceded by a little jam upon the main groove of the song (as played before at Red Rooster 13.05.2006) over which Erik mumbles a Swedish introduction before he and Kiryk announce the Magnificent Brotherhood... and then they kick off the song. In the middle of "Camera" Jan's bass amp breaks down and the band has to abort the song. After a five minute intermission and some technical improvisation they are back with a second, now complete, version of "Camera". Very soon into the show the audience starts to pick up on Brotherhood's party vibe and the first couple of rows are dancing arduously throughout the show, Kiryk's solos receive cheers. Generally the band is perceived quite well by the very young alternative audience. No longer breaks occur between the individual numbers and the band rocks competently through their set in true Garage style. "The drifter" lets the dancing mood down just a little bit but the audience welcomes the space and they start to stomp and scream once the tune picks up pace again. The song is given an inspired treatment tonight, it's pretty long (15 min), Kiryk's guitar wails in the most psychdedelic way in nice interplay with delicate organ details. As almost always Erik misses the vocal cue for the coda. "Kicksville" is dedicated to Luckenwalde to which Kiryk adds that the band is surpised to find young people here. Before "Psychosis" (with slow guitar intro) Kiryk jokingly warns the audience about the dangers of drugs, to which Erik adds the next song would be about him. The only encore, "Better hurry", is pretty long tonight (13 min), linearly it accelerates and increases systematically for several rounds and the band takes the audience who cheers in delight aboard for a last round of heavy dancing.
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23.12.2006 - Zosch, Berlin, Germany
Supported by: Seazoo
Attendance: 60
Time: 60 min
Set: A thing called love, The golden road to unlimited devotion, Camera, Cracker, My flash on you, Gun or run, Old tattoo -> No mercy on ravers -> The drifter, Kicksville, Psychosis, Mind garage
Encore: Better hurry
Notes: The last show of 2006, also the last show with founding member Todde Frank on drums as a member of the Magnificent Brotherhood. Due to time constraints -- there is a midnight curfew at the venue which Brotherhood overdraws by 40 minutes -- the set is cut short by three songs that were on the setlist as main set closers ("Lifetime", "Last song..." and "Soma shop"). The organ breaks early on in "The drif
ter" almost forcing the band to interrupt the song inmidts the jam but all of a sudden it works again allowing the band to resume the jam during which Kiryk goes on to deliver a stinging solo. Erik offers some background to "Gun or run" tonight, saying it is about all the fascist in Sweden who tried to throw him into jail. An impulsive "Psychosis" brings the house down with plenty of dirty and raging organ parts before a very liquid "Mind garage" -- though Todde misses the bridge to the coda but they turn it into a cute little jam -- closes the main set. During the encore "Better hurry" Todde receives his last round of applause during his solo. This version clocks in around ten minutes, Kiryk drives the band with a sharp and blistering solo, he is in charge of the pace, towards the end he has the band take it down before they explode with the coda. In the crowd are quite some attendees who had seen the band previously, they are left satisfied again, many of them engage themselves in good-tempered dancing.
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