Roy and the Devil’s Motorcycle (CH) and Missling (BS) at Sommercasino

Event Dates: 
9 February, 2018 - 21:00

For over 25 years, Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle from Thun have been tenaciously and joyously doing their own thing. The 3 brothers picked up guitars and set out on a mission to set their, and our, little worlds on fire. All this time and attitude have given them a raw power, where reverb, distortion and harmonics swirl and boil, lurch and whip in the melting pot.

Initially, their influences seem obvious: old, dusty blues records, gospel, dirty garage, Spacemen 3, 13th Floor Elevators, the Velvets, Souled American, Gibson bros; but dig deeper and their love of free-running experimentalists like Lee "Scratch" Perry, Red Krayola and Godz becomes disorientatingly clear.

They've released just three albums so far in their career. They also recorded the soundtrack to Adrian Winkler's biopic about the original Swiss Hells' Angel, "Tino - Frozen Angel".

In any case, Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle would rather play concerts. Their tours have already taken them through England, France, Germany and Scandinavia - their gigs have reached cult status and can take as long as three hours.

Missling's garage rock rumbles through rock spheres with a deep bass, explosive drums, a screaming guitar and soulful vocals. It's a classic road-trip sound-meets-dark grunge, while pop elements also weave their way through the tracks. They've got a new album out called "Murder".

Both bands are playing at the Sommercasino this week!

18 years and up.

When: Fri 9 February 2018, doors at 21:00, show from 22:00

Where: Sommercasino, Münchensteinerstrasse 1, 4052 Basel

Admission: at the door: 20.- / advance tickets 18.- at Starticket