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Volume 79   Leave a comment

Volume 79 @ Vera, Groningen 11.09.2010
w/Resurrectionists (GER)

Posted 9 March 2019 by michaelbacteria in Shikari 2010, Shikari Video, Vera

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Volume 64   Leave a comment

Volume 64 @ Vera, Groningen 01.04.2004
w/Keelhaul (USA)

Posted 8 March 2019 by michaelbacteria in Shikari 2004, Vera

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Volume 43   Leave a comment

Volume 43 @ Vera, Groningen 29.06.02


Michael: I count for the first song and on the very first note people start going spastic and begin throwing and spraying this chemical confetti from a can. Unfortunately I have my mouth open on that same first note, and Jos/SEEIN’RED sprays it straight into my throat. I don’t stop and swallow. I can assure it’s the most disgusting thing I ever swallowed. Even thinking about it still makes me retch. The stuff is so thick, I hardly get it down. The entire set I feel it in my gullet coming up and wanting to go down. I did not examine my shit the days after but I’m sure it must have been very colorful. Quite memorable indeed

Posted 8 March 2019 by michaelbacteria in Shikari 2002, Shikari Video, Vera

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Volume 14   Leave a comment

Volume 14 @ Vera, Groningen 21.02.2001
w/At The Drive In (USA)



We found this lovely ad in the ORKZ

Michael: At The Drive In was immensely popular and incredibly hyped. Needless to say this concert was completely sold out and there was a long cue in front of the venue. We played a rather uncompromising set with loads of noise and inaccessible tunes. I loved to see the faces of mainstream people who could not escape because it was too crowded and were forced to undergo our treatment. Priceless!
And this was the very last concert of At The Drive In. They canceled the rest of their worldtour and broke up. During the concert, there was a very annoying camerateam from VPRO television who tried to follow them but got ignored systematically. Until a year after, we still got requests from journalists/magazines to talk about their final hours but we kindly refused.

From the website We are the band that plays the very last show of AT THE DRIVE IN in a sold out Vera Club. This was a big circus. Professional photographers, reporters, camera/television/radio teams everywhere. VPRO television was doing a documentary on the band and following them on all of their Dutch dates. We noticed that the band was not really cooperative and this created a rather tense atmosphere within that VPRO crew. We made a special and rather noisy setlist to fuck with the crowd. Adrenaline was swirling once getting on stage and I loved the fact that a large part of the crowd that was there for some serious melodies, could in no way escape us because the place was packed. Forced to fucking endure some true agony. When we finished, we see that VPRO team desperately seeking contact and trying to get to the band. They’re getting terribly annoying, and needless to say they run into closed doors. AT THE DRIVE IN plays pretty bad and due to frustration, their guitarist smashes his guitar into the backwall. They leave the stage ranting and cursing and quickly disappear in the backstage, literally slamming the door shut in the media’s face! They instantly canceled the rest of the tour and flew back home the next day, to split up… So, once in a while we still get requests or phonecalls from reporters and journalists to talk about the final hours of AT THE DRIVE IN coz we were the only ones there with them on,- and offstage. HAHAHAHA!

Posted 1 December 2016 by michaelbacteria in Shikari 2001, Vera

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Volume 02   Leave a comment

Volume 02 @ Vera, Groningen 15.04.2000

Posted 30 November 2016 by michaelbacteria in Shikari, Shikari 2000, Vera

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Mushroom Attack   Leave a comment

Mushroom Attack Logo-1

Meaning bandname: You can see two meanings: An atomic nuclear mushroom cloud explosion in the sky or some magic mushrooms exploding in your head.

History: After E.N.E. split up, Maynard, Robbie and Piet decided to start a new band with the help of Juul on bass and Janine on vocals. We did our first gig in our squat the WNC on 13.08.89 as HUMAN ERROR. We changed the name from REALITY ATTACK into MUSHROOM ATTACK. After several tours and two split LP’s we decided to split up after our disaster UK tour in June 1992. There were just too much tensions in the band.

Lyrics: Against the system…

Description: Hardcore Punkrock

Janine (vocals) – No I.D.
Juul (bass)
Maynard Schut (drums) – Buiten Adem, Catweazle (vcs), Dog Ugly, E.N.E., Kaïn, Fermented, Fleas And Lice, Kelly Family, Golfclub, PCP, Bullshit Science
Pierre Erikson (guitar) – E.N.E., Vieze Mensen, Fleas And Lice, Mad Punk Disease, Nobby Noxious And The Impregnators
Robbie (vocals) – Fleas And Lice, Vieze Mensen, Mad Punk Disease

1990 – split-LP with FORGOTTEN PROPHECIES (Loony Tunes, UK)
1992 – Masters Of The Glueniverse split-LP/CD with DISORDER (Desperate Attempt, USA)
1996 – split-LP (live) with FLEAS AND LICE – In Jan Crust We Trust Live In Raterdamned “Baroeg” 7.5.95 (Axiom, FRA)
2001 – Mushroom Attack aka The Fight Goes On CD (Witch Hunt, FIN)

Compilations & miscellaneous recordings
Als Je Haar Maar Goed Zat LP (1 song; WRF, NL)
They Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!!! 7″ EP (Nabate Recs, BEL)
Walk Across America 7″ EP (Be Yourself, BEL)

Tours: September 1989: Holland
October 1989: Germany
December 1989: Germany, England
March 1990: Holland
June 1990: Holland, Germany
January 1991: Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium
September 1991: Holland, germany, Belgium (with DISORDER)
December 1991: Norway, Germany
March 1992: Holland (with DO OR DIE)
1992: Germany, Belgium (with VERBRÄNNTE ERDE)
June 1992: Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland (with HIATUS + ACTIVE MINDS)



Posted 20 February 2015 by michaelbacteria in Audio, Bands (Groningen), Mushroom Attack, Vera, Video

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Catweazle / NRA @ Vera, Groningen 6 June 1997   Leave a comment

1997-06-06 Vera, Groningen-1