Bands

Groups and artists playing Pouzza 8

2019 lineup coming soon

Starting December 1st, we’ll announce one band per day up to Dec. 25th.
Another batch of bands will be announced in early 2019.

Chaser
Chaser
Orange County, CA

DeeCRACKS
DeeCRACKS
Wien, Austria

Great Wight
Great Wight
Brooklyn, NY

Happy Accidents
Happy Accidents
London, UK

Iron Reagan
Iron Reagan
Richmond, VA

Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf
Rotterdam, NL

Molly Rhythm
Molly Rhythm
Trenton, NJ

Bio

Molly Rhythm

This Philadelphia/Trenton based act is a multi-chick fronted eclectic, eccentric, theatrical, kicking and screaming, face melting music machine. The members have been working together in different combinations creating music in one form or another for quite sometime, spanning genres such as creepy alt rock, blues, reggae, classical, punk, classic rock, hip-hop and metal. A diverse appreciation for music coupled with such varied influences command a truly unique sound. With distinct harmonies, an insatiable drive to perform and create, you’ll not be left wanting for better entertainment or artistic stimulation.

Pity Party
Pity Party
Oakland, CA

Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools
Newmarket, ON

Sincere Engineer
Sincere Engineer
Full band
Chicago, IL

Bio

Sincere Engineer

Deanna Belos has been a fixture in the Chicago punk scene since she was in Junior High, attending shows, singing along, and raising hell in general. But she was more than just a face in the crowd, Deanna was a radiant friend to all, and at some point she picked up a guitar and made a different contribution the Chicago underground scene: her own music under the name Sincere Engineer. Over the last couple years we’ve encouraged her to keep writing songs and she surprised us all by assembling a great band and recording an impressive album. Her debut, “Rhombithian”, was produced by Matt Jordan (You Blew It!, Dowsing, etc.) and pairs the sounds of Chicago punk and the youthful Midwest “emo revival” movement. No one is more excited about music than Sincere Engineer, and Deanna plans to play a lot of shows and bring her infectious energy to the rest of the planet in support of “Rhombithian”.

Smoke or Fire
Smoke or Fire
Boston, MA

Bio

Smoke or Fire

In 2008, after the releases of Above The City and This Sinking Ship, both on Fat Wreck Chords, Smoke Or Fire found themselves at a bit of a crossroads. A follow-up to the aforementioned Ship was due to be written and recorded and tours of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, as well as five weeks in Europe, were booked. At the time however, none of the four members lived in the same city. In fact, the band had become bi-coastal, with two members living on the West coast and two on the East. Coordinating time to write together, practice, and tour was becoming increasingly difficult. Balancing jobs and busy home lives with the desire to be a full-time band was proving harder than it had ever been before. But being a band that believed in themselves and the rewards that come from hard work they pushed onward. Writing and demoing of new material was produced and a decision was made to record the new album after the tours of Asia, Australia, and Europe were complete. The next several months the band spent traveling the world gave them some of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Seeing so many enthusiastic faces so far from home was proof positive that their music had reached far beyond the borders of the U.S. Upon returning to the States the band decided to give themselves a well-deserved break and allow themselves time to digest and reflect upon all the amazing things they had felt and seen in such a small amount of time.

But after some time had passed, and perspective gained, singer/guitarist Joe McMahon and guitarist Jeremy Cochran decided it was time to get back at it. After all, there was a whole new batch of songs to be recorded and sung and so many new people to try to reach. Spurred on by a desire to return the stage and to the road, in particular the rapidly approaching SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, Smoke Or Fire recorded and released the Prehistoric Knife Fight 7″ in March of 2010, also on Fat Wreck. In the summer of 2010 The Speakeasy, the long due follow up to This Sinking Ship, was recorded in Chicago by Matt Allison, the same man behind the boards for Ship. “We wanted to make the best sounding record we could and still retain some of the grit from our older recordings and our live show. And I think we accomplished that. We feel extremely comfortable and focused in Chicago with Matt and I think the relationship we have with him and that city makes us fell that, no matter what, we’ll be leaving with something we know we worked really hard on and that we can be proud of.” says Cochran. The Speakeasy boasts the bands strongest and most collective songs to date with the albums first two tracks “Integrity” and “Monsters Among Us” leading the way. With Justin “Gwomper” Burdick (bass, AVAIL) and Ryan Parrish (drums, Darkest Hour) filling out the line up on The SpeakeasySmoke Or Fire has returned with a new sense of confidence, urgency, and direction. Though it’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from Smoke Or Fire, it’s been worth the wait. The Speakeasy shows us that in the life of a band the journey can be just as important as the destination.

The Human Project
The Human Project
Leeds, UK