The Magnificent Brotherhood Concert Chronology
2009: Part 2

 
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September
12.09.2009 - (D) Berlin, Bassy Cowboy Club
October
09.10.2009 - (D) Köln, King George
10.10.2009 - (D) Duisburg, Steinbruch
30.10.2009 - (D) Berlin, Cortina Bob
November
14.11.2009 - (D) Berlin, NBI
20.11.2009 - (D) Leipzig, Absturz
21.11.2009 - (D) Dresden, Ostpol
27.11.2009 - (D) Würzburg, Psychedelic Network Meeting @ Café Kairo
28.11.2009 - (D) Nürnberg, Zentralcafé
December
12.12.2009 - (D) Berlin, Rauchhaus
19.12.2009 - (D) Berlin, Privatclub



12.09.2009 - Bassy Cowboy Club, Berlin, Germany
Attendance: 200-250
Time: 60 min
Set: Drums -> Mr. Time, Cracker, Dope idiots, I want to, Gun or run, All because of you, Save me save you, Jam -> Mind garage, Invisible people, Psychosis, Old tattoo, Surrender, Mind machine, Upside down, Divine advice
Encore: My flash on you, Last song about you, Mimi's tune
Notes: This show is the Hood's third time at Bassy in 2009 and the seventh time at this club altogether. Although not the official drummer anymore Lars sits in for Florian who can't play on this date. In 2007 Lars played his debut with the band at Bassy and this show - again at Bassy - will most likely be one of his last hometown shows with the band for quite a while (at this point Lars is already hired to play the October shows in 4 weeks because Florian has other engagements on those dates). The first hour of the club's opening times is free admission so already at 11 pm there is a strong crowd inside Bassy. It's nicely packed with fans, friends and even very old companions. Brotherhood plays a reliably good concert. The setlist sequence is radically and refreshingly changed which makes for a few nice surprises. "Mr. Time" works great as opener and the early delivery of "Dope idiots" gets the crowd going. When the band ejects "Gun or run" like a bullet it smashes into the crowd like a hit! "Mind garage" features a neat little new intro and the following psychedelic portion of the show up to "Psychosis" is the highlight of the evening. As always at Bassy the band meets a very engaged and enthusiastic crowd - nothing to match the last performance at this venue though! After repeatedly calling them "super" Kiryk thanks the audience towards the end and then he also thanks the club, which he calls "the best club of the country"! "Too much" was on the setlist as last song of the second encore but was not played.
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09.10.2009 - King Georg, Köln, Germany
Time: ca. 50 min
Set: Unknown
Notes: Lars replaces Florian. The band's second time in Köln, after first playing the city in January 2008. Brotherhood meets a decent crowd who really likes the show.
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10.10.2009 - Steinbruch, Duisburg, Germany
Supported by: Beat Revolver
Attendance: ca. 60-70
Time: ca. 50 min
Set: Unknown
Notes: Lars replaces Florian. The band's second time in Duisburg, after first playing the city in January 2008. Thanks to the local support band and a local DJ-team from the scene they find a distinctive mod crowd at Steinbruch who really digs the band and the party.
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30.10.2009 - Cortina Bob, Berlin, Germany
With: The Preachers
Attendance: ca. 80
Time: ca. 60 min
Set: Mr. Time, Old tattoo, Gun or run, Upside down, Dope idiots, Cracker, Divine advice, Mind machine, Psychosis, Save you save me, Too much, Last song aout you, Mind garage, Surrender
Encore: I want to, Invisible people
Notes: Lars replaces Flo. Brotherhood returns to the nice and unpretenious punk joint Cortina Bob in Kreuzberg where they played first in February 2009. On the same bill are The Preachers, a Fuzztones-style Garage Punk band from Italy. Brotherhood plays first. The band performs a solid standard set. The crowd obviously likes the show but doesn't go wild -- quite typical at this club it seems.
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14.11.2009 - NBI, Berlin, Germany

Supported by: Pedro Mountains Mummy
Attendance: ca. 140
Soundcheck: Dope idiots, All because of you, Mr. Time, Gun or run -> Jam, Mind garage (some partial)
Time: ca. 60 min
Set: Mr. Time, All because of you, I want to, Gun or run, Cracker, Divine advice, Invisible people, Jam -> No mercy on ravers, Camera, Psychosis, Too much, Dope idiots, My flash on you, Old tattoo, Upside down, Mind garage
Encore: Mind machine, Mimi's tune
Notes: The first show in Berlin with new drummer Flo (second ever after the first in Hamburg 29.08.2009). A good and really mixed crowd packs the space between the stage and the bar. The people dance and shake, a good atmosphere. The pig brothers deliver an okay performance despite being a bit subdued compared to other shows. Flo's drumming is competent and appropriate but doesn't leave an instantly identifiable mark on the band's sound. Apart from the last part of "Dope idiots" there are no major fuck ups on behalf of Flo. There is definitely still a lot of space for Flo to rise to Lars' skills and energy that charakterized his best moments with Brotherhood. The most unusal moment of the show is a two minute intro jam to "No mercy". Other highlights include "Gun or run", "Camera" and "Too much", the latter typically a real hardcore dancer. Kiryk introduces Flo during the drum solo in "Too much" and again after the song saying they have just rehearsed together three times so far. The "pig flu" artwork has to be regarded as Kiryk's best Brotherhood design for a while, maybe even since SO36 13.03.2008. This is the first time since Mokum 13.07.2007 that a giant "Dance concert"-poster is being put up in the classic poster spot Eberswalder Straße. [This being the Brotherhood's 167th show the band has now officially played as many gigs as their predecessor Liquid Visions, who had managed to play exactly 167 concerts between 1995 and 2004.]
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20.11.2009 - Absturz, Leipzig, Germany
Supported by: 3 Apes Band
Set:Mr. Time, Mindmachine, Cracker, Dope idiots, Upside down, Gun or run, Divine advice, Camera, Psychosis, Invisible people, Old tattoo, My flash on you, Too much, All because of you, I want to, Mindgarage
Encore: No mercy on ravers, Mimi's tune
Notes: Brotherhood's fifth time at Absturz and the seventh time altogether in Leipzig. Surprisingly not many people turn out to see the show and the party is really lame. The flyer picks up a flyer-motif of the first show at Absturz back in 2007.
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21.11.2009 - Ostpol, Dresden, Germany
Set:Old tattoo, My flash on you, Gun or run, Mr. Time, Cracker, Dope idiots, I want to, Divine advice, Mindmachine, Psychosis, Camera, Upside down, Too much, All because of you, Invisible people, Mindgarage
Encore: No mercy on ravers, Mimi's tune
Notes: Party! Party! Party! This night is the total opposite of the night before. The pretty small venue is Dresden's latest hip retro indie club decorated with a lot of GDR-kitsch (thus the name). A really packed joint and a super 60s party make for a great Brotherhood debut in Dresden (in fact the band has not yet played this fine city, a show in 2007 was booked but was canceled on short notice).
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27.11.2009 - Psychedelic Network Festival, Café Cairo, Würzburg, Germany
With: Siena Root, My Sleeping Karma
Set: Porno -> Old tattoo, My flash on you, Gun or run, Mindmachine, Cracker, Divine advice, Camera, Psychosis, No mercy on ravers, All because of you, Dope idiots, Upside down, Too much, Mr. Time, Invisible people, Mind garage
Encore: I want to, Mimi's tune
Notes: A pretty cool gig. The Hood arrives too late that's why headliners Siena Root have to play before Brotherhood (in their second gig with Jan back in 2005 Brotherhood supported Siena Root). During the band's show anybody who is still up on his or her feet dances. There are quite a few older tie-dye grand-daddies in the audience who don't dance but who seem to dig it anyway.
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28.11.2009 - Zentralcafé, Nürnberg, Germany
With: Sonic Flowers
Set: Porno -> Old tattoo, My flash on you, Gun or run, Mindmachine, Cracker, Divine advice, Camera, Psychosis, No mercy on ravers, All because of you, Dope idiots, Upside down, Too much, Mr. Time, Invisible people, Mind garage
Encore: I want to, Mimi's tune
Notes: A super cool show!!! There are almost exclusively young people in the audience. The crowd totally freaks out and does not stop to demand a second encore until the band has actually left the hall. Afterwards Kiryk has to give away plecs, a torn guitar string, flyers, posters, and has to sign LPs and CDs for almost two hours. Huge fun, Nürnberg rocks!
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12.12.2009 - Rauchhaus, Berlin, Germany
Attendance: 50-80
Time: ca. 60 min
Set: Tune up jam, Old tattoo, My flash on you, Gun or run, Cracker, Mindmachine, Psychosis, Camera, Sve me save you, Mr. Time, Dope idiots, Upside down, Too much, All because of you, Divine advice, Last song about you, No mercy on ravers, Mind garage, Surrender
Encore: Mimi's tune, Invisible people
Notes: With Lars on drums. This annual solidarity party for the ex-squat house project "Bödi 9" in Bödeckerstraße, Friedrichshain was originally scheduled to take place at Bödi 9 itself but the landlord threatened to have the cops evacuate the house in case of a party. That's why the party which includes three bands and several DJs was moved to Rauchhaus in Kreuzberg just three days ahead of the event. The Rauchhaus on the other hand is a German squat-legend: Part of the former hospital "Bethanien" in Berlin-Kreuzberg the Rauchhaus was Germany's second ever squatted house! It was squatted in December 1971 after a concert by the legendary German band Ton Steine Scherben and has been self-administrated ever since. The house is immortalized in the "Rauchhaus Song" by Ton Steine Scherben [read more about the history of the house and the song here]. A close friend of the band lives at Bödi 9. After a first appearance at the annual party in December 2008 the band has been invited to play the party again this year. As always at these kinds of events the attendance is very good. Many young and alternative people gather to drink, smoke, dance and party. The atmosphere is not quite as wild and freaked out as last year though. In the basement of the Rauchhaus a small stage is being set up and about 80 people attend the band's show. The room is not packed allowing the people to dance and freak freely. Showtime 1:30 am. Brotherhood plays a hot show that clearly thrives on the crowd's enthusiasm: The people really dig the band! They dance and scream and clap their hands and let it all out! If only all crowds would turn the shows into a genuine dance concert like this! It's impossible to single out highlights from the set. The only deviation from the regular versions is "No mercy" which is being extended with very small jams in the beginnig and end. It remains uncertain if "Last song" was actually played as the author can't quite remember having heard it...
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19.12.2009 - Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
With: The Smokin' 44s
Attendance: ca. 70
Time: ca. 60 min
Set: Upside down, Old tattoo, Gun or run, Cracker, Dope idiots, Mr. Time, Divine advice, Mindmachine, (Guitar intro)/Psychosis, All because of you, I want to, Camera, Too much, Mimi's tune, My flash on you, Mind garage
Encore: Jam -> No mercy on ravers, Invisible people
Notes: Frank Popp ("Hip teens don't wear Blue Jeans") celebrates his birthday bash and Brotherhood is invited to play this cosy and lovely location in Kreuzberg, a 150 people capacity basement club situated underneath the famous 80s scene restaurant "Weltrestaurant Markthalle". The Smokin 44s receive a lukewarm feedback from the birthday crowd but afterwards Brotherhood manages to whip up the party with an engaged performance. Kiryk is animated and gives us some cool stage antics. The crowd enjoys and dances. In his second Berlin performance with the band Florian leaves a solid impression again but the band seriously messes up a couple of times. A pretty good show, though without real stand-outs. Most enjoyable moments: "Cracker", "Dope idiots", "Camera", "Mind garage" and "No mercy".
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