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THE DWARVES @ Goldgrube Kassel

Juni 26 @ 19:00


The Dwarves Are Rock Legends! Birthed in the garage rock revival of the 1980’s and weened in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990’s, the Dwarves continue to entertain, shock and mystify audiences all over the world with groundbreaking records and chaotic live performances spanning four decades.Coming to prominence as one of Sub/Pop’s first signings the Dwarves reputation for onstage madness earned the respect of grunge era crowds and the shock and awe of their peers.Between 1983-1993 they played with many of the most popular bands of the era including the Cramps, Nirvana, Green Day, the Minutemen and the Offspring to name a few. 1990’s Blood Guts & Pussy LP with its no nonsense punk rock and disturbing cover art helped to awaken a nation anaesthetized by hair metal and flannel. The LP’s Thank Heaven For Little Girls (1991) and Sugarfix (1993) solidified the basic lineup of vocalist Blag Jesus, bassist Sgt. Saltpeter and drummer Vadge Moore.Following the death of guitarist HeWhoCanNotBeNamed the Dwarves made singles for Recess and Man’s Ruin, then signed to Epitaph and proceeded to do for pop-punk what they had done for grunge and garage, making The Dwarves Are Young & Good Looking (1997) and The Dwarves Come Clean (2000) definitive LPs of the skateboard punk era.By the turn of the century the Dwarves had toured Europe, Canada and the US extensively as well as Japan and Australia. Appearances on television and radio and dozens of song placements in film and TV solidified their legendary status. In2005 The Dwarves Must Die (Sympathy) was hailed as their most eclectic album yet with producer Eric Valentine and a cast of underground notables featured in cameos that had the dying recording industry buzzing. 2011 saw the release of TheDwarves Are Born Again (MVD) returning to the punk ferocity of yesteryear, but continuing the genre defying experiments their fans now demanded.

2014 brought The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll on DIY punk label Recess and the Gentleman Blag 7” on Fat Wreck. 2015 produced Radio Free Dwarves, featuring live European radio performances that capture the Dwarves at their fire breathing oldschool best.

A slew of reissues and unreleased gems produced by Blag Dahlia followed on the Greedy Media imprint including the glam punk Penetration Moon, retro girl pop Candy Now and even the bluegrass Earl Lee Grace LP’s reissued by Burger. TheDwarves early garage, noise punk and unreleased sides were repackaged as the double LPs Lick It and Free Cocaine and the masters of mayhem returned in 2018 with The Dwarves Take Back the Night LP (Burger) and Julio 7” featuring a super group of past and future Dwarves including HeWhoCanNotBeNamed,The Fresh Prince of Darkness, Rex Everything, Nick Oliveri, Hunter Down, Andy Now, and Black Josh Freese. Once again, the Dwarves delivered the goods on wax skewering garage, punk, hardcore, electronica, doo wop and noise music. Relentlessworldwide touring followed with thrash drummer Snupac.In 2022 Blag authored his third novel Highland Falls (Rare Bird) and released his first full length solo record Introducing Ralph Champagne, showcasing his retro crooner alter ego. As 2022 draws to a close, an avalanche of reissues brings back the entireDwarves catalog on wax through Greedy/MVD and a double LP’s worth of new Dwarves material is slated for release autumn 2023 featuring! The relentless middle finger drive, catchy songwriting and deft production that set the Dwarves apart have never sounded better and with way over a thousand shows to their credit, there’s really only one punk band left that matters! Catch the Dwarves soon at a theater, nightclub or crack house near you, and check out our groundbreaking LPs online or at your local record store.




Juni 26


Goldgrube Kassel
Eisenschmiede 85
Kassel, Hessen 34127 Deutschland
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