Supports: My Little White Rabbit, Motorowl
Location: LOGO, Hamburg (DE)
In this winter season where the sky is dark and the mood is gloomy, some psychedelic and colorful tunes are much needed… And so as soon as I saw the news of WUCAN announcing a gig at Hamburg’s intimate venue LOGO, I was beyond excited. This show was quite special for certain reasons. Firstly, the show was officially the last concert of 2019 for me, which will have a special place in my heart. Secondly, not only the headliners WUCAN were announced but they brought two other amazing acts, MY LITTLE WHITE RABBIT and MOTOROWL. So this gig was a perfect opportunity to get heavy and colorful!
MY LITTLE WHITE RABBIT is not a foreign name to me as I already experienced their magical performance last year for the first time– surprisingly also around autumn/winter-, when they opened for Lucifer. These Hamburg-based rockers make an interesting mix of psychedelia, blues rock and 60s pop. Their newest release “Bullets & Poor Hearts” was released this year and so it was time to celebrate and get lost in the beautiful tunes!
There was a bit of everything that MLWR offered for the chill Hamburg audience; the ‘rock’ sound with songs like “Neckbreaking Ride” and “Bullets” but also the ‘soft and mellow’ approach as in during “Poor Hearts”. As a matter of fact, this nice harmony of both aspects of their live show was what made them different than the other two acts of the night. This is indeed their interpretation of this style and there were many perfect moments – from the keyboards to the frontwoman Rike’s vocals – for everyone to just lose themselves to the music and enjoy the organic and sincere tunes.
Overall, MLWR was the perfect opener for this night. Personally, I could also feel and see that the band gets better with each performance and it will surely be a delight to watch them live in the future and listen to the tunes they will deliver!
Setlist: Rusty Nail, Revolution Day, Neckbreaking Ride, Money Maker, Poor Hearts, Bullets
Just like MLWR, the second support act MOTOROWL was a name I was familiar with as I saw these psychedelic doom rockers twice in the past. They were formed in 2014 and became one of the favorites in the scene slowly but steadily. They have two releases, with the latest one “Atlas” out last year.
By the time the band started playing, I could see the venue getting more packed and the ‘chill’ crowd mixed with some headbangers getting ready to rock! In contrast to the first act, Motorowl’s set was all about heavy riffs as the highlight accompanied with the keyboards and the vocals! I have always loved the energy and the ‘doom’ in their live shows and this was no exception! There were so many elements happening at once, so many emotions flowing through and so it was impossible not to move around and headbang!
Apart from this dynamic atmosphere, this show was the perfect chance for the rather new fans to get accustomed to the band’s latest album as they focused a lot more on “Atlas” and delivered songs like “To Give”, “The Man Who Rules The World”, and “Norma Jean”. The whole show was a great ‘psychedelic trip’ as well as I felt like the songs were connected to each other in a spiritual sense and so every moment was colorful!
One tiny thing that was missing was a much better sound but this was out of the band’s hands and didn’t break the magic of the show for me. Upon my third time seeing Motorowl, I can basically say that every show is more magical, and I hope to see these guys somewhere on the road again!
Setlist: To Give, The Man Who Rules The World, Atlas, The Highest City, To Take, Norma Jean
The headliners WUCAN were surely the act many gathered in the venue to see. Formed in 2011, these rockers combine a bunch of genres ranging from psych to hard rock with the flute being one of the big elements/highlights of the band’s sound. Indeed, already before the set, I could see a bunch of instruments on the stage, guaranteeing a crazy set!
Describing a Wucan performance is pretty damn hard! During the whole set, it was hard for me to concentrate on one band member as each one brought their own magic and crazy-ness to the set! The energy of the set was pretty high from the beginning with the fantastic beats accompanied with the never-ending aura and glow of the frontwoman Francis Tobolsky. It wasn’t only the perfect energy within the bandmembers that made the show perfect but also the interaction between the band and the audience added a great dimension to the show
With a few releases, the band delivered quite a colorful and diverse setlist for everyone in the audience who were craving for some “flute rock”, with songs like “Wandersmann” and “Dopetrotter” becoming my personal highlights. There were also some special moments as the band played some new songs from the upcoming album as well as two cover songs, “Zwischen Liebe und Zorn” (Klaus Renft Combo cover) and the cover of the famous Diamond Head masterpiece “Am I Evil”.
The biggest highlight of the whole show was definitely the frontwoman Francis’ amazing talent and energy on stage! Be it her changing from instrument to instrument or giving it her all on stage with her powerful vocals, she quickly became the favorite of many in an instant. For this reason, Wucan shows are a delight to experience and actually have to be experienced, and they are one of those bands who are much better live than on the record!
Setlist: Don’t Break The Oath, Wie die Welt sich dreht, Dopetrotter, Kill The King, Night to Fall, Looking in the Past, Fette Deutsche, Zwischen Liebe und Zorn (Cover), Father Storm, Wandersmann, Am I Evil (Cover)
This was such a colorful and crazy evening with three amazing acts! Kudos to all of the three bands for delivering amazing tunes!