Louie Louie’s in Estepona Port continues to provide a great variety of artists from across the world with May’s lineup looking like this:
Thursday 1 – Sherpa (Acoustic) (Spain)
José Luis Campuzano Feito, aka Sherpa, was the frontman, singer bass player and songwriter for 80s Spanish hard rock band Baron Rojo.
Sherpa will be performing a stripped down acoustic set on Thursday May 1 from 11 pm.
Entry is just 5 euros which includes your first beer.
Friday 2 – Pedrito Diablo (Spain)
Pedrito Diablo y Los Cadáveras were originally founded by a street theatre company which were looking for someone to provide the music for their parades.
After a string of successful parades they moved the act into the concert halls and haven’t looked back.
The music is inspired by the surf movement with a bit of tijuana thrown in for good measure and to which they have applied their own stamp.
Performing at Louie Louie’s on Friday May 2 from 11 pm tickets are available for 5 euros in advance or 8 euros on the door.
Saturday 3 – PTSD (Italy)
PTSD are a 5-piece alternative metal band from Italy formed back in 2005. Citing and their influences bands such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Alice In Chains, System Of A Down, Tool, and Breaking Benjamin.
The band have issued a number of albums, the latest of which is “A Sense Of Decay”.
PTSD are playing Louie Louie’s on Saturday May 3 from 11 pm and entry is absolutely free.
Monday 5 – Hellfreaks + Screamin´Fish (Hungary)
Hellfreaks were founded in February 2009 when Shakey Sue and Freaky Tiki decided to amp up the sophistication of the music they were playing as members of an established surf-psycho band. Sue abandoned her drumsticks and Tiki grabbed his Gretsch and after teaming up with two other friends who were rocking the punk world the Hellfreaks were born.
Rather than trying to hide their horns any longer, they combined their musical roots in psychobilly, horror punk and metal and the result was a hard hitting sound that they call their own.
Hellfreaks are playing Louie Louie’s on Monday May 5 from 11 pm and are supported by Spanish punkabilly band Screaming Fish.
Tickets just 6 euros on the door – starts at 10.30 pm.
Tuesday 6 – Devil’s Train + Handful Of Rain (Scandinavia)
Devil’s Train is a Swedish superband comprising members from a number of popular hard rock bands including Mystic Prophecy mainman/producer R.D. Liapakis, Stratovarius drummer Jorg Michael (Stratovarius, Saxon), guitarist Laki Ragazas, as well as bassist Jari Kainulainen (ex Evergrey, ex Stratovarius).
The band will be playing Louie Louie’s on Tuesday May 6 from 11 pm with tickets on sale for 10 euros in advance 12 euros on the door.
Spanish rock band Handful of Rain will be supporting them on the night.
Thursday 8 – The Scrags (Sweden)
The Scrags are a rock band from Sweden whose sound has been described as somewhere between an indie Hawkwind and the Modern Lovers.
The Scrags are playing Louie Louie’s on Thursday 8 May from 10 pm. Tickets are 5 euros on the door.
Friday 9 – Night Demon (USA)
Night Demon are a heavy metal trio from California, USA, who base much of their music around the NWOBHM (new wave of British heavy metal) genre.
Playing Louie Louie’s on Friday 9 May from 11 pm as part of their extensive European tour. Tickets are 5 euros on the door.
Saturday 10 – Thundermother (Sweden)
Thundermother are an all girl hard rock band from Sweden. Thundermother started the summer 2010 in Växjö when the guitarist Filippa Nässil wanted to play Rock’N’Roll. So with dreams and visions along with the song “Shoot to Kill” humming in her head she started Thundermother. She moved to Stockholm to pursue her dream. She found her first partner in crime Giorgia Carteri in Stockholm who also followed her own dreams of playing music, coming all the way from Italy, though nowadays she’s identified as one of the southern stockholm fellas. After numerous ordeals with other musicians they have finally found the right lineup with right motives and Rock’N’Roll in their heart. Tilda Stenqvist on drums from Karlstad, Linda Ström from the Smålander woods and Clare Cunningham born and raised in Ireland, nowadays living in Dublin.
They’re having fun and it’s noticeable on-stage. Pure enjoyment and Rock’N’Roll deep from their bones. Hardrock-girls from around the world now united to do one sole thing, to play together and travel on the roads.
Tickets are 10 euros in advance 13 euros on the door.
Sunday 11 – Marc Ford + Caustic Roll Dave (USA)
Marc Ford, is an American blues-rock guitarist. He’s a former lead guitarist of the rock and roll jam band The Black Crowes and the leader of his own bands.
Marc Ford is one of the most gifted, celebrated and in-demand rock guitarists of his generation has switched gears to deliver what will undoubtedly stand as one of the finest Americana albums of 2014, ‘Holy Ghost’ which has plenty of space for Ford to demonstrate that his guitar sorcery is as powerful as ever. But it’s textured in a different setting that will also delight a legion of admirers who never knew he could embrace the wide open spaces of American roots music so brilliantly.
Marc Ford will be supported by Elijah Ford and Caustic Roll Dave tickets are 18 euros and the gig starts at 7 pm.
Tuesday 13 – Dragster (England)
Dragster are a five piece female fronted punk rock n roll band who formed in the ghost town of Coventry in 2006. The band have a love of dirty, fast and energetic music, 50’s iconography, sci-fi and B movie horror. Dragster have been produced by Rat Scabies of The Damned and managed for a time by Jah Wobble of PIL. Singer Fi did a 40 date tour of the States fronting US collective Pigface with drummer Martin Atkins (PIL, Ministry) and JS Claydon (Pitchshifter) amongst others.
Dragster are live at Louie Louie’s on Tuesday 13 May from 10 pm – tickets just 5 euros on the door.
Friday 16 – The Kendolls (Sweden)
With their blend of classic rock’n’roll and hardcore punk energy the band has earned a reputation as an intense live act, touring Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal before even releasing a full length album. Their latest album “Dirty Dogma” was released last summer on Alleycat Records.
Kendolls are in concert from 11 pm on Friday May 16.
Saturday 17 – The Glockenwise (Portugal)
Explosive young garage punk quartet from Portugal, The Glockenwise will hit Louie Louies on Saturday 17 May from 11 pm.
Tickets are 5 euros in advance or 8 euros on the door.
Tuesday 20 – Widowbirds (Australia)
Australian rock band The Widowbirds will be performing at Louie Louie’s as part of their extensive world tour.
Drawing from a well tried and true, The Widowbirds inject a healthy dose of new school soul and texture to their roots/rock sound – rootsy rock ‘n’ roll, you could call it – the band themselves capable of lulling you gently into a sleepy psychedelic drift, or tearing you some raw new ones the country over with electric verve and style.
Formed towards the tail-end of 2010, The Widowbirds have grown exponentially in the time since. Initially an outlet for main songwriters Meli and fellow guitarist Tony Kvesic, it wasn’t long before a self-titled EP was recorded, preceding tours with Paul Weller (Oct ’10), Tony Joe White (May ’11) and The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin (late ’11), not to mention a slew of festival dates and the November 2011 release of debut LP, Shenandoah. It was on the shoulder of this stunning release that The Widowbirds twigged a new nest in Europe during a tour that counted 30 shows in almost as many days, in January and February of 2013. The ‘Birds have burst onto the scene, make no mistake about it.
Concert starts at around 10 pm and tickets are 8 euros in advance, 10 euros on the door.