13.01.
Doreen Shaffer on tour with the Moon Invaders: today sees the start of the queen of ska's central european tour with the mighty Moon Invaders; the vinyl version of their joint album is finally available, too and the CD has now been re-packaged in a digipack with new artwork!

22.09.
Today is the opening date of the Upsession's German tour in Marburg, the next days will see them perform in Dessau, Berlin an Rostock - on the halloween weekend, Boss & Co. will visit Emden and Bielefeld! The vinyl version of their new (= second) album 'Beat You Reggae' arrived just in time! Please check the tourdates!

14.09.
At long last, the Upsessions' 2nd album will be out! at the end of this week, we celebrate the CD release of 'Beat You Reggae': 13 skinhead reggae and rocksteady master pieces, killer no filler! This saturday 19th sees the CD presentation at Mainz's legendary Reduit venue, there will be Dutch an French record release parties on the following weekend - please check the tourdates!

18.03.
Spicy Roots 2008 Spicy Roots' first two releases will be available again from Friday of this week: their first full length CD album 'One More' will be re-release with the addition of all 6 tracks from the 'Export' mini album, incl. some of their early classics such as 'Spirit Of 69' and 'Schwieberdinger Bier'!

05.02.
new releases: soon after Doreen Shaffer's album with the Moon Invaders, we are proud to announce more great albums! Early March will see the release of the Offenders' 2nd longplayer 'Action - Reaction', and in early April, we will put out the Ratazanas debut. Both albums were produced by Nico Leonard (Moon Invaders / Caroloregians).

04.02.
Keytones 2009 Mr. Review tour Germany: this weekend sees two shows in Lübeck and in Magdeburg. The band has been working intensely on their new album - there is no confirmed release date yet, but it will be in 2009 for sure!

03.02.
Keytones 2009 The Keytones on the road: today sees the start of their tour of central europe - the band present their new album 'Whooper Snooper' - check out the dates to find a show near you!

06.10.
Dynamite Ska Fest 2008 15 years Grover Records - all three festivals this weekend were a great success, and we look forward to the Dynamite Festival in Leipzig on November 22nd. At the same time, we are working on a special compilation which will be released in the late fall - more details t.b.a.!

22.09.
Moskito Mailorder Newsletter 33g Newsletter 33g out now: Moskito Mailorder just released a printed newsletter with all ska, reggae, dub releases of the recent months - this will be automatically sent with all mailorder parcels, and it is available at many shows

16.09.
Grover Records celebrates the 15th anniversary - not only with 3 festivals at the beginning of october, but with a string of releases, special offers and further events! we will keep you posted, watch this space...

21.12.
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!
Grover Records will be 15 years old in 2008 - we'll keep you posted on special activities...

19.12.
Mailorder opening times: we work all through the festive season, even though some of us take a break. the complete team will be back on january 2nd. in the meantime, we have printed the first newsletter to supplement our merch catalogue nr. 32 and our record cat. nr. 33 - for the first time, this is printed in full colour and will be sent out with all order, and you can pick up your copy at many shows involving our artists.

18.12.
Skankin' Round The X-Mas Tree Festivals: the line-up for all three shows is complete with DJs et al - we look forward to three great nights! There will be many more shows around christmas time, so check out the dates section!

01.12.
new mailorder catalogue out now: Nr. 33 is our anual record catalogue with 52 pages full of vinyl in all formats, CDs and DVDs! It has been mailed to all our regular customers, and it will be available for free download shortly.

15.11.
On November 16th the MOON INVADERS invite you to the RECORD RELEASE PARTY of 'Moovin 'N Groovin'. This great show takes place in the Hot Jazz Club in Münster.

But thats not all! On this mentioned friday also their 14-days tour through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland starts.

08.11.
Intensified back in Leipzig: This Friday sees a one-off show as part of the 1st anniversary celebrations of McCormacks Ballroom

30.10.
special offer Grover & Co: we started the second leg of our special jubilee offers campaign - more then 100 titles on our labels Grover, Elmo, VOR and Built For Speed have been drastically reduced - you can easily find all of these in the 'jubilee special offer' section of our online store.

30.10.
Scrapy on tour: tonight will see the first of five shows which Bavaria's street punk heroes Scrapy will play, co-incided with the release of their great new CD / LP album 'The Smart Sensation'. The next leg of their tour will take place in December, focusing on shows in Southern Germany and Austria.

24.10.
*Dr. Ring Ding with new album and video*: The new Dr. Ring Ding album will be released shortly on Kingstone Records, titled 'Nice Again' - packed with old school and new school Reggae and Dancehall in various languages. A little earlier, the single 'Ruff Like A Rock' will be out - you can already view the video on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tB724BBjBg

11.10.
Caroloregians EP out now! we wrongly avertised it several weeks ago, but now we really it: 4 skinhead reggae masterpieces on Grover Supreme

18.09.
wrong date was indicated - Spicy Roots will play on 6th october at Festhalle in Schwierberdingen. To this huge home match the current album appear also as vinyl on VOR.

17.09.
at this weekend, on 21st september, Dusty Gray & His Rough Ridin' Ramblers will play one of their rare concerts in Leipzig at McCormacks.

17.09.
Our new release 'The Smart Sensation' from Scrapy is now available at our onlinesore www.moskito-mailorder.com The CD includes 12 tracks with a mix of melodic Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady, Punk & Oi! The LP will be available in the next weeks.

08.08.
LP represses: after a long long time, we have repressed some of our label's classics - Laurel Aitken's 'Jamboree' and 'The Story So Far' as well as the Hotknives' 'Home' finally get another run on vinyl. There is more in the pipeline, we will re-issue some albums that have not been available on 33 rpm for a while, e.g. Rico's 'You Must Be Crazy' and Dr. Ring-Ding's 'Dandimite!'

27.07.
The 'summer' goes on... this weekend sees some good festivals - right on the dutch/german border, 'Rock Over Kiebitzsee' has a pure ska/reggae line-up this saturday, and in Homberg/Efze, Paris' finest Skarface will rock the Burgberg Festival. For more info, please follow these links: www.rockover.de, www.burgbergfestival.de

13.07.
Derrick Morgan will not play the Berlin ska fest on july 21st - this show was never even close to being confirmed but he was promoted with a small 'tbc' appendix... Derrick DOES perform at the Mighty Sounds festival in Olsi / Czech Republic this weekend, and will play several more festivals early August - check out our dates section!

21.06.
Rude & Visser don't play Münster this weekend: despite some anouncements for a show at Sputnikhalle this Saturday, Rude & Visser won't play in Münster this coming Saturday; this show will probably take place in the fall.

15.06.
brandnew merchandise catalogue: loads of new and classic shirts, stickers, pins, posters etc.... with immediate affect, we send out this catalogue with all our deliveries, and you can also pick up a copy at many shows in Germany!

14.05.
Newsletter ska - reggae - soul - mod - boogaloo: we have a printed version of our newsletter; you can pick up a copy at many shows, we include it with all our shipments, and you can download it here!

14.03.
In the next weeks and months there are a bunch of good festivals. One of the most prestigious and with the longest tradition in the Ska scene is the EASTER SKA JAM. This time on the stages: SPICY ROOTS from Germany, Sweden’s USCB ALLSTARS and THE CHANCERS from Prague (CZ) - a really colourful line-up! But in one respect the’ve got a lot in common: They all are experts for perfect party atmosphere. And so the clubs in Leipzig, Hannover, Erlangen und Kopenhagen will be hotter than hot...

09.03.
On March 31there’s the fantastic RUDE CAT FESTIVAL 2007 in Girona (E). Main acts are THE PIONEERS, INTENSIFIED, RUDE & VISSER, WESTBOUND TRAIN etc.

It’s pretty simple to get there cause the airport (Barcelona) Girona is a destination of some cheap airlines like Ryanair etc.

Wir presale tickets for 27 € each (+ 2€ pp), payment in advance. If you are interested, please forward an email to info@grover.de .

27.02.
Elvis Jackson is looking for a new drummer
In these days Elvis Jackson is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Because of the goals set for 2007, the band is looking for a new drummer, a full-time member of the group. There will be a lot of rehearsing, and the recording of the new 4th album will be followed by a tour in Slovenia and all of the European states where the band has already made its mark. Elvis Jackson needs someone who would be completely focused and dedicated to the band alone. That’s why Elvis Jackson decided to attract the attention of drummers in Slovenia and abroad (Austria, Italy, Croatia) who would want to take a part in this audition. So, if you want to become the drummer of one of the craziest and well established concert groups in Slovenia and abroad, visit our website www.elvisjackson.com and apply for the audition. Application is due by 20th March 2007.

12.02.
Last weekend DUSTY GRAY & HIS ROUGH RIDIN‘ RAMBLERS celebrated the record release of "...we made it." (BFS CD 003). Their brandnew album was already announced on our new label BFS Records through the recently released 7" "Maniac". Like the single these 16 tracks offer pure Rockabilly, performed by really versatile musicians of the 50‘s style. With this second album – recorded recently after their reunion! - the band will be back in the race – at full gallop!

01.02.
All our new releases of the last weeks are also available on VINYL! A few days ago the album "Am Arsch die Räuber" of the German Ska Punk band THE SKATOONS arrived and recently we got "On The Move" from FIREBUG and THE CAROLOREGIANS' LP "Organic Coal Beat From The Groovy Mines", too. You can buy all these black discs right away e.g. in our Moskito Mailorder-Shop!

26.01.
**Jonny to represent Stingers and RokkaTone in Sao Paolo, Brazil**
On February 2nd and 3rd, Jonny Meyers (bandleader of The Stingers ATX and RokkaTone) travels to Brazil to join up with Argentina's Satelite Kingston to perform at the SESC Pompéia, a 2 day ska festival in Sao Paolo. The festival's two weekends include groups from all over the world, including The Pietasters (USA), Radio Ska (Brazil) and much more. Though the budget only allowed for Jonny to travel, we are sure that this is the start of something new for The Stingers and RokkaTone in South America! Pics and details to come... Link for Satelite is www.satelitekingston.com.ar

15.01.
Goldmine opened the treasury for us again. So there’s another outstanding release on Vinyl Only Records (V.O.R.). This time we can offer a compilation of really rare Northern Soul perls, sung by "White" artists and is called "Rare Blue Eyed Northern Soul". Sounds attractive, doesn’t it?

12.01.
Recently there was a new release on our Rock’n’Roll / Rockabilly Label BFS Records, a mini-album of NITRO 17 from Berlin. And that’s really powerful stuff for your ears.

No surprise, if you see who‘s responsible for the music: producer Moses Schneider (Beatsteaks, Seeed etc.) singer Jo from Desperado Five, guitarist Tex Morton (ex-Mad Sin; Lüde & die Astros, Sunny Domestozs etc.), upright bass player Ralf Summers ( Spo-dee-o-dee) and the professional drummer Stephane Doucerainz. And so there are lots of catchy melodies, tons of atmosphere and most of all the big qualities of dirty rock’n‘roll. That’s it!

05.01.
Our shop is now accessable through all addresses: as some of you probably noticed, our shop could not be reached via www.moskitoshop.com - this problem is now solved, all web addresses now work, and we have already added many new releases and restocked items!

29.12.
new online shop address: you can reach Moskito Mailorder through www.moskito-mailorder.com, or via www.grover.de (go to 'mailorder' and click on logo). our previous address www.moskitoshop.com can probably be reached again from the beginning of next week!

23.12.
Onlineshop offline over christmas! Due to technical maintenance, our onlineshop is currently not available.

22.12.
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! To find out about shows in the festive season, just follow this link!

19.12.
our online shop was out of order because the server had broken down - it is up and running again now, and we have already added lots of new records! our mailorder team will work after christmas, we will not close down for the holidays.

15.12.
Before the end of the year there will be two new release on the new sublabel GROVER SUPREME:

BANG! BOOGALOO "Sister Sue" (GRO-SP 02). The members of this Boogaloo band are wellknown here, most of the boys performed with the Court Jester’s Crew and play now with Soulfood International, Studio Nine Band etc... And SFI also supported RICO at the recording session for the GRO-SP 03 - RICO "A Message To You Rudy".

So, with little money you can have your own christmas present...!

27.11.
On our label BFS (Built for Speed) for Rockabilly, Psychobilly releases etc. will come out a new 7"-EP soon. The vinyl will introduce DUSTY GRAY & HIS ROUGH RIDIN‘ RAMBLERS, a band from Berlin with the wellknown Rock’n’Roll guitarist Tex Morton (ex-Mad Sin, Sunny Domestozs etc.). "Maniac" (BFS EP 05) gives more than an idea of the forthcoming album!

24.11.
ELVIS JACKSON - Guests on TAKSIRAT festival in Skopje (Macedonia)

On saturday, 2.12.06, we'll be guests of the biggest festival in Macedonia. Taksirat festival has been taking place for years now on a spacious fair-ground in Macedonia's capital city, Skopje. Alongside Elvis Jackson for now also confirmed the legend of rock, Iggy & The Stooges, DJ Timo Maas, there's been talk about Van Gogh and other local acts. The fair-ground's capacity is to welcome around 5.000 people. This will be Elvis Jackson's first performance in Macedonia. On our way to Macedonia and back we're planning to have two more gigs in Serbia. More info on this short tour coming soon.

For more festival info, we suggest you visit: www.lithiumrecords.com.mk

22.11.
CHITOWN BOOGALOO is the newest Northern Soul compilation on V.O.R., our vinyl label. Like always Goldmine boss Tim Brown is responsible for this superb album. ‘Chitown‘ is a name for the Soul and Boogaloo metropolis Chicago. And "Chitown Boogaloo" gives a real impression of the fantastic nightlife in the legendary clubs of the so-called ‘Windy City‘. You like to dance...?

16.11.
Moskito Mailorder catalogue out now: we just got our new record catalogue Nr. 31 from the printers, and will mail this to all our regular customers shortly. We have also cleared many overstocks, leftovers etc. from our shelves and turned them into little surprise packages, so with effect from today we add such a surprise pack to every order (while stocks last).

15.11.
This year‘s SKANKIN‘ ROUND THE X-MAS TREE – Festival will start on Dec. 25 in Erlangen. Then the festival bus will stop in Jena, Bischofswerda, Köln, Hamburg and on Dec. 30 in Bielefeld. The package is excellent: FIREBUG (BR), THE CAROLOREGIANS (B) and THE SKATOONS from Hamburg, Germany.

ALL 3 bands will travel with a new release in their luggage and you can be sure they all will present a perfect show with the new repertoire. What a wonderful christmas!

If you are interested in tickets send an email to: info@grover.de.

13.11.

On November 17th THE CAROLOREGIANS invite you to the RECORD RELEASE PARTY of ‘Organic Coal Beat From The Groovy Mines‘. Together with The Upsessions (NL) and some superb DJs the Belgian band will celebrate their first full-lengh release. If you like ‘dirty‘ Reggae, you will enjoy every minute of this evening in Bruxelles Magasin 4!

10.11.
The Pioneers' show at Munich's Atomic Café will be postponed from Nov. 30th to a new date in the spring of 2007. Their show in Jena on Dec. 2nd will be the only German date this fall. The Kassa Blanca club has confirmed Ken Guru & The Highjumpers as opening band for this show!

10.11.
We welcome THE SKATOONS at Mokito Promotion and on Elmo Records!! This band from Hamburg is part of the „Skankin‘ Round The X-Mas“-tour package and their new (German language) album will be released on Elmo in a short while. THE SKATOONS are such a promising act, young, energetic and enthusiastic. And their music is Ska-Punk with Pop elements, fast, powerful and catchy. A covincing mixture!

31.10.
In a short while GROVER will release an outstanding album. It‘s from the brazilian band FIREBUG. Beside some talented young musicians from Brazil there’s no one else than the wellknown Reggae/Ska/Dub producer Victor Rice member of this band. And he’s decisively responsible for the homogenous recordings of "On The Move".

We are also looking forward to see the band live during their 5 weeks European tour. In the end of december they will be part of the ‘Skankin‘ Round The X-Mas Tree‘-Festival (7 shows in Germany). In January they’ll visit Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, France, Spain etc. Try to see them wherever it’s possible!!

25.10.
After a long period of silence we‘ll finally release a new SKA album on our vinyl label V.O.R. And we are really happy about this speciality, it’s the brandnew album "One In A Million" of the German band ALPHA BOY SCHOOL. Yes, it’s the fabulous band from Bochum, whose singer and songwriter Karsten Riedl is wellknown since he played with The Frits in the 80ies. The band already released two wonderful albums on Grover/Elmo Records and also supports many live shows with Moskito acts. E.g. they'll participate at the big Ska festival on the 23rd of December in Münster together with FIREBUG from Brazil and EL BOSSO & THE PING-PONGS, another legendary German Ska group...!

13.10.
THE CAROLOREGIANS: this band is also founded by members of another GROVER-/ MOSKITO act... The songwriter and drummer of the Moon Invaders, Nicolas Leonhard, is the mastermind of THE CAROLOREGIANS, too. And beside the just released 7"-EP "Super Bikini" he wrote as well an complete album. "Organic Coal Beat From The Groovy Mines" is the title and will be available in a few weeks!

12.10.
In a few days the new album "In This Life" from ROKKATONE will be available. Dear Ska-Listeners, this record realized mainly by Jonny Meyers and Wayne Myers (both also members of THE STINGERS ATX!) is really outstanding. An acoustic mixture of Jamaican Ska and Rocksteady, American Blues and Rag, Doo-wop with three-part vocal harmonies and even a couple of Calypso tunes. So unusual, so good!

27.09.
Sunny Domestozs tour kicks off in Bochum: this will be Cécile's premiere on organ, substituting for Jenni. Towards the end of the year Curlee Wurlee's front woman will play more shows with Sunny Domestozs: Jenni will take maternity leave from the band...
More about Curlee Wurlee can be found here: www.curleewurlee.com

25.09.
Spicy Roots are back: Schwieberdingen's finest export have a new album titled 'Get Ready', surely their best record to date! They have become active as a live band, as well - see the tour dates for details!

25.09.
In a while we‘ll release the album of a Brasilian Band – a première on Grover Records! It was an easy decision, cause this ac is brilliant and the repertoire is absolutely convincing. Another big argument is that they will do a big tour in December + January through various European countries. Watch this space for more detailled information...

18.09.
Sept. 30th sees the next edition of the Ironbar festival - this time it's not all about ska, but subtitled 'Ska meets Rock'n'Roll - you can find more info here: www.ironbar-festival.de

12.09.
return of the ugly... in October, Buster Bloodvessel & Co. will play a one-off Austrian show at Salzburg's Rockhouse club's 15th anniversary party, and they have just confirmed a four date mini tour of Germany for November!

12.09.
Some good news from Texas. Do you remember that THE STINGERS ATX are from Austin? Their singer, guitarist and songwriter Jon Meyers and the brilliant trombonist Wayne Myers convinced us to release also the recordings from their second band ROKKATONE on Grover Records. The special recipe of their music is: original ska and rocksteady in an acoustic setting that creates a raw sound like a Jamaican street band and add American blues and rag, doo-wop with three-part vocal harmonies, even a couple of calypso tunes. They call it ‚acoustic roots reggae‘ and it’s really great. The CD will be available in the middle of October!

05.09.
Caroloregians on Grover Supreme: the first EP on our new sub-bale is out now! The tongue-twisting name derives from the latin spelling of their hometown Charleroi; the music sound very Jamaican, 1969 style skinhead reggae with heavy hammond organ, to be precise. They will play some shows outside Belgium towards the end of the year - watch this space!

30.08.
Catalogue Update out now: just before this year's Summer Safari festival, we have published a new 20 page record catalogue. This includes all new release from this year, as well as a selection of classics and recent represses from each genre. We include this catalogue with all parcels we send out, and you pick up a copy at the Summer Safari festival, Sunny Domestozs tour dates, and many shows involving Grover / Moskito bands.

24.08.
two new vinyl releases will be out next week: ALLNIGHTER 5 is the 9th volume in the series of Northern Soul LPs - this one features 20 tracks by Lewis Clar, King Earnest, Martha Starr, Commands, Jan Jones, Pages and many more! Also, watch out for the CAROLOREGIANS: we start a new sub-label called GROVER SUPREME, specializing in vinyl EPs. The first release is 1969 style skinhead reggae with heavy heavy hammond sounds, originating out of Belgium's coalmining capital Charleroi.

11.08.
Grover & Elmo campaign in our online shop: After we offered low price t-shirts last month we sell now Grover and Elmo releases for little money. E.g. you’ll get the brandnew album of The Senior Allstars for only 9,99€. Incredible, isn’t it? But look here...!

21.07.
It‘s already special to be nominated for an award, but it’s even better to be a champion... In this case it’s relatively easy to make your favourite bands win, cause YOUR voting is decisive. One of the nominees for the category ‘Reggae Rebels’ e.g. are THE SENIOR ALLSTARS. The band and their new album are absolutely convincing, so the choice shouldn’t be difficult. Just follow the link below and click !

21.06.
special T-Shirt offer in our online shop: last week, we started a special T-shirt sale; some of these shirts have been made especially for this occasion and will therefore only be available for a short time. We will add some more shirts today, so please take a look - just follow this link and go to 'offers of the month' in the main menu!

9.06.
It’s still a long while till this legendary festival will take place (and right now most people are concerned with the other important hobby), but the SUMMER SAFARI in Rosslau is so special that everybody should know the facts early enough to prepare a good trip to this old castle. SUMMER SAFARI - A fabulous 60s Ska Soul Beat Mod Garage Rock’n’Roll & Surf Weekender From 1. to 3. of September 2006; Wasserburg Rosslau (Sachsen-Anhalt/ near Dessau/ A9)

Live:
Doreen Shaffer with The Skatalites (Ska-Legende/JAM); The Aggrolites (Skinhead-Reggae/ USA); Sunny Domestozs (Psycho/Rockabilly/D); Movements (60s Garage Beat Sensation/SWE ... not the Danish act "The Movement"!!!); The Kitchenettes (Northern Soul/CH); Speedbuggy (Rockabilly/USA); The Upsessions (tradional Ska & early Reggae/NL); The Urges (GarageBeat/IRL); The Montesas (Beat, Twist & Rock’n’Roll/D) feat. The Black Knights (RUM) and many many more.

Also there are about 20 DJs/Soundsystems and a big bunch of so-called ‘Specials‘.

To find out all the details, look here: www.summer-safari.de

19.05.
Squid 58 @ work: After a very successful Easter Ska Jam, Mick Clare's new band SQUID58 are taking a break from the studio (where they are recording their debut album) to appear at a festival in Budapest on 30th June, with the Pannonia Allstar Ska Orchestra. To stay tuned about the band, watch the profile at MySpace

19.05.
May 29th will see the release of the first new Sunny Domestozs record in 18 years: Playin' More Favourites follows up to our their last EP from 1988, including four new favourite songs. This time, they covered the Adicts, Milkshakes, Small Faces and Cock Sparrer; the first edition will be limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl. You can pre-order this 7" at Moskito Mailorder.

17.05.
The VOR release "Girl Crazy" is available now – in your local record shop or through the Moskito Mailorder (www.moskitoshop.com). Who needs another portion of Northern Soul for the summer, will get a second really tasty meal soon – the ‚Allnighter, Vol. 5", which will be out in June.

09.05.
Congratulations, Ivo!
The winner of the lottery for the white label test pressing is Ivo Josipovic from Zagreb! As soon as possible he will get the pre-release copy of the Northern Soul-Compilation "Girl Crazy" which will be released on Vinyl Only Records in a few days. Many thanks also to all the other participants who didn’t have luck this time. Maybe you are the winner of the next game...

02.05.
The brandnew THE SENIOR ALLSTARS-Album ‘Red Leaf‘ is now everywhere available. The band from Münster guarantees since a long time high quality instrumental music - Reggae, Jazz und Dub. And how good this combinations works and how pleasant you feel listening to their music, you can prove easily. Just put the record in your CD-Player or visit one of their rare live shows. You will know right away how special it is to be in the mood to dance and relax in the same time.

27.04.
"Girl Crazy" our next Northern Soul vinyl release will come out a bit later; the compilation with 20 songs from various female vocalists will be released on the 10th of May. Who don't want to wait so long, can win easily a white label test pressing of this charming album in a lottery. It's really simple, just send an email - subject "Girl Crazy" - till the 5th of May to info@grover.de. Good luck!!!

11.04.
online orders from foreign countries: at long last, our online shop can process orders by customers who live outside of Germany - we can accept paypal payments now and are still working on credit cards and other forms of payment.

05.04.
Good news from V.O.R, Vinyl Only Records. Very soon a new Northern Soul album will come out. It’s number eight in that row which is dedicated to this fascinating style. This time women are in the center of attention or rather Northern Soul rarities sung by female vocalists. "Girl Crazy" is the compilation‘s title will be ready in a few weeks!

27.03.
We didn’t write about THE SENIOR ALLSTARS for a long time. But now we have a strong reason to tell you something about these great musicians from Münster: Grover Records will release their brandnew album "Red Leaf" in the first days of may. And we can promise, these recordings make you to forget snow, rain and low temperatures... you feel warm and comfortable – doesn’t matter where you are. Do you want anything else?

16.03.
The line-up for this year‘s EASTER SKA JAM is confirmed! It’s a really special program: for the first time we welcome a band from Hungary, the PANNONIA ALLSTARS ORCHESTRA, and also for the first time in Germany SQUID 58, the new band of ex-Hotknives singer/guitarist Mick Clare. The BABOONZ are presenting their new album 'Too Much Is Not Enough', and in several places there will be a special guest which will be announced here soon...

03.03.
we just re-released the third Sunny Domestozs record (their last one so far): Playin' Favourites was originally released on Pigture Disc in 1988, the 7" EP contains four cover versions (= favourites). The re-release on our new BFS (Built For Speed) label is limited to 750 copies on blue/white vinyl. You can find more info on www.sunny-domestozs.com

06.02.
Some concerts are much more than a mere musical presentation. And for sure that’s the situation with EL BOSSO & DIE PING-PONGS. They are one of the first German Ska bands ever and extremely popular till now, although they didnt’t exist from 1993-2003 and now perform only a few shows a year. But these are pure party!

28. 04. D-Hannover / Musikzentrum
29. 04. D-Berlin / Roter Salon
15. 07. D-Mainz / Reduit – Riverside Stomp Open Air

Don’t miss them!!!

19.01
Ever heard of HARDDISKAUNT? Any idea from where they are? No? Ok, their first two albums weren’t released everywhere in Europe. They were mainly available in Italy and Switzerland cause the band is coming from the Swiss-Italian border region. But now many things will change: The brandnew album ‚La Buena Y La Mala Onda‘, will be released in February on ELMO Records and will convince listeners not only in Germany. HARDDISKAUNT’s music is fun and the mixture of Ska, Latin, Swing, Punk, Reggae etc. is extraordinary and thrilling! Not to speak of all the other qualities of the Italians... So it’s impossible to stay motionless!

06.01
Welcome in 2006! The official Wildcat Weekend Website is online: check out http://www.wildcatweekend.com for all relevant info on the 6th edition of this legendary psychobilly festival.