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2017 - THE FUTURE

In the Chinese year of the fire chicken, some focal points are already on the horizon for PUEBLO CRIMINAL. Amongst others, new songs are in the pipeline and some interesting gigs as well as exciting jobs are planned, which cannot yet be revealed. SEE YOU AT THE NEXT 85 SHOWS & KEEP ON ROCKING!!!

 

2016 - CREATORS

After a productive period of creativity, the festival summer started, whereby PUEBLO CRIMINAL rocked the great ONE LOVE FESTIVAL in Filisur as the crowning climax. After this exciting time and some song ideas later, the PUEBLO STUDIOS were modified as well as expanded. All options for professional live recording sessions are now available!

 

2015 - ROCK THE REED

PUEBLO CRIMINAL had the honor to rock the stage of the biggest reggae festival in Switzerland. At the legendary REEDS, acts like INNER CIRCLE, DODO, THE BUSTERS and the ingenious LOS DE ABAJO demonstrated their magical artistry: an absolute highlight in every aspect! PUEBLO CRIMINAL then slid somewhat more leisurely into the New Year 2016.

 

2014 – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW N°2

On the 30th of May 2014, the second disc of PUEBLO CRIMINAL with the telling title TWO FACES was celebrated at the traditional club MASCOTTE in Zurich. Enriched with the experiences of two albums as well as countless gigs, the nine Pueblitos continue to thrill the audience with their rousing shows. Sweat baby sweat baby...

 

2013 – PRODUCTION OF TWO FACES

Together with audio engineer Clemens Kuster of SECOND SENSE and SHANTEL & BUCOVINA CLUB ORKESTAR, PUEBLO CRIMINAL shut themselves away in the PUEBLO STUDIOS in 2013. The new gem TWO FACES was the result of countless recording sessions. Back on board was also SKA-P producer and friend Tony "El Gato" López, who supported the band actively during the sessions, mixed the tracks and left his mark on the glass master.

 

2012 – GIGS, GIGS, GIGS

Motivated by the successful year 2011, PUEBLO CRIMINAL decided to add on another tour season. Performing for 2,500 fans at open airs or at exclusive club gigs within a smaller frame, the band repeatedly fired up the crowds, be it on their own or in collaboration with the likes of RANDOM HAND and LESS THAN JAKE. After approximately 60 concerts between 2010 and 2012, the time was ripe for a new creative phase and the second, yet untitled album.

 

2011 - BANG TOUR THROUGH COSTA RICA

During the intense festival summer of 2011 with performances at the prestigious HEITERE OPEN AIR, the IMAGINE FESTIVAL or the legendary KREMPEL with THE LOCOS, the band toured through Costa Rica for two weeks in July. Besides appearing on a number of nationally broadcasted television and radio shows as well as attending numerous press events, PUEBLO CRIMINAL played seven unforgettable gigs on the American continent. PURA VIDA!

 

2010 - CONCERT WITH SKA-P UND ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

After the production phase and the release of their first album BANG GANG in October 2010 as well as the implementation of a juicy job for SKA-P, PUEBLO CRIMINAL was thirsty for the stages of this world. The band enjoyed the summer feelings at the open air SKAarau and several gigs in the wider surroundings of Zurich. In November 2010, the musicians were invited for a small tour through Düsseldorf and Bochum. Particularly, the concert at EULACHHALLE in Winterthur as a support act of SKA-P represented a milestone for the audience, the fans and the history of PUEBLO CRIMINAL. A few days later, on the 7th of December 2010, the album release show of BANG GANG and the victory at the 4th Band-Cover-Contest at the traditional MASCOTTE club in Zurich received overwhelming reactions.

 

2006-2010 - PRODUCTION OF BANG GANG

In 2006, PUEBLO CRIMINAL started the recordings of their debut album BANG GANG. With the help of the well known Spanish producer Tony López of SKA-P, all tracks had been recorded by the end of August 2009. After this intensive process, PUEBLO CRIMINAL tackled the next production phase at the RED LED STUDIOS in Madrid, where international celebrities such as TINA TURNER or U2 had left their marks. In December 2009, the band received the longed for CD, which had been mixed and mastered by Tony and audio engineer Rubén Suárez.  At the turn of the year, the band was complemented by trumpeter Sam and second guitarist Millo.

 

2006 - FOUNDATION

In 2006, PUEBLO CRIMINAL arose out of the hardcore formation CHLAMBRÜD consisting of five members. Due to a musical reorientation towards ska-punk with influences of reggae and Latin music, the band expanded steadily. In 2003, drummer and percussionist Neyman joined bassist Victor T, guitarist Viero, singer Chriss and organist Pipo. Inspired by concerts in Zurich such as ABART and VOLKSHAUS, the participation at the BAMBOLE OPEN AIR as well as the joining of saxophonist MR Sax and trombonist Gabriela, PUEBLO CRIMINAL set the first ambitious goal with the realization of a professionally produced CD.