18.05. TV BUDDHAS (live + tourmovie)

IVI, kettenhofweg 130, ffm

21h tür offen
21.30h Tour Movie „BAND IN THE MODERN WORLD“
22.30h KONZERT

TV BUDDHAS (tel aviv/berlin)

TV BUDDHAS are a Tel Aviv raised, Berlin based punk band. Their music is a cross between the new wave urgency of The Wipers,
the geeky outsider approach of the Modern Lovers, and the simplicity of the Ramones.

The two guitar and minimalistic drums trio consists of brother and sister Uri and Mickey Triest and Juval Haring. They have released
2 LPs to date („The Golden Period“ and „Dying At The Party“), and an EP (s/t on We Are Busy Bodies from Toronto), in an addition
to numerous CDRs on various small labels.

Unclesally’s (Germany) wrote : „They sound like a reincarnation of the seventies and eighties : edgy, unpolished and snotty“
Dusted Magazine Wrote : „This band is one lucky break away from breaking away“
MTV wrote : „They sound like a some amazing lost Detroit proto-punk band“
Neu Magazine (UK) wrote : „Channeling the Ramones and Richman, this is classic pop music“
San Diego Reader wrote : „Now I get what the band’s doing, and that’s something few other new punks even try: throwing itself on a cross that was hewn by the original New York school“


„Band in The Modern World“ is a documentary film by the band TV BUDDHAS, that tells the story of a foreign band visiting the US for the first time, only to discover that in the social-network-hype-driven-America of today, no one really cares anymore about you or your band.
The unknown garage trio sets out on a two month road trip from New York to California and back, encountering empty clubs, numerous promoter no shows, dead end small towns where the local scene has withered away, and a commercial world of excess that is always in the background, echoing the futility of the band’s existential cry.
The down spiraling tour was documented spontaneously, out of despair, using an available YouTube camera, giving the film a very raw, Lo-Fi, and brutally sincere feel. These dramatic video confessionals are a modern day punk testimonial of what is left of the DIY way of life, when it is stripped of all hype – Three outsiders, completely alone in a van, in a foreign land, traveling with no purpose but a hope to play live to some people, while losing most of their money as they hit wall after wall of apathy.
„Band in The Modern World“ is a tour diary against all other tour diaries – A realistic, dark and lonely trip through the impersonal Indie world of today, accompanied by soundtrack written and recorded by the band, while on tour.