Wooden Shjips & Zone Six

Mittwoch, 29. Mai 

(Donnerstag ist Feiertag !) 

Wooden Shjips [us]

Zone Six [de]

Doors: 20:00

VVK: 16 Euro zzgl Gebühren


San Francisco's enigmatically named WOODEN SHJIPS play a minimal, droning kind of garage band-influenced psychedelia with a noticeable '60s Krautrock influence. Almost unintelligible vocals slip beneath the waves of throbbing minimal rhythms while fuzz tone guitar and shrieking organ freak-outs jump to the foreground and draw you into their primal vortex. It's not a sound that everyone will love, but one that resonates deeply with former (and present-day) heads and hippies.


When bandleader Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo) put the band together in 2003 he wasn't interested in playing gigs or becoming famous. His original intention was to find a group of non-musicians and create music with them. The idea was that untrained players would have a brand new outlook on what music is and bring something fresh to the table, perhaps a blend of the often noisy trance rock of the Velvet Underground and the frenetic mania of the one-hit wonder garage punks of the early '60s. Bassman Dusty Jermier, for example, was originally recruited to play sax, an instrument he'd never picked up before. Other members from that first incarnation often had such a lack of interest in playing live for people the band didn't even bother looking for gigs. Eventually, the band settled down to its current lineup: Dusty Jermier on trumpet and bass, the instrument he's played all his life, drummer Omar Ahsanuddin, organ player Nash Whalen, and Johnson on guitar and vocals.






Founded in 1997 by Dave Schmidt (aka Sula Bassana), ZONE SIX are one of the first impro-bands of their genre (space- & trancerock) in Europe. The line-up of the band changed very often which made their discography very colourful but never leaving the typical Zone Six manner! Also, the Zone Six concerts are rare so it's always a kind of psychedelic happening when they enter the stage.

After 11 years without a proper studioalbum, german spacerockers Zone Six are back with the latest album „Love Monster“, which shows the groovy psych direction of the current line-up:

The band now consists of founder Dave Schmidt (aka Sula Bassana) on drums and keyboards (formerly bass), Komet Lulu on bass and Rainer Reeff on guitar. All three members also are in Krautzone, Lulu and Sula are the founders of Electric Moon and Rainer plays in The Pancakes.

Now we have Pablo Carneval (Electric Moon) back on the drummers seat!

So, Sula is back on guitar... :-)