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12.11.2017
It is with great sadness that Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross announce the death of our friend, the cultural activist and promoter Mirko Sennewald of Dresden, after a long and brave battle with cancer. He passed away in the early hours of 12th November 2017.
Mirko was the inspirational force behind the Bunte Rebublik Neustadt music and arts festival, and invited PS & SC to play there on several occasions. Through his work with the Transmusic agency, and later with Kultur Aktiv, he made cultural connections and exchanges between Dresden and Prague, and also with authoritarian former Soviet republics such as Belarus. To say he was energetic would be an understatement. Mirko was fifteen years old when he escaped the communist DDR (GDR) regime with his mother, via the West German embassy in Prague. Along with several hundred others, they were allowed to leave in a sealed train that took them to freedom in the west. On October 1st 2009, the twentieth anniversary of that historic journey to Hof, I was privileged enough to participate in a recreation – The Freedom Train – organized by Mirko to commemorate the event.
Maybe because of his experience living under communism, and the knowledge that change was possible, he was motivated towards human rights and freedom of expression, using his considerable organizational skills in the cultural field to good effect. An inspirational figure indeed.
All of us who were lucky enough to know and work with him will miss him more than words can express.
Mirko Sennewald, dead at 43, RIP.
Phil Shoenfelt

https://www.neustadt-ticker.de/59203/aktuell/mirko-sennewald-gestorben  
http://www.dw.com/en/historic-east-german-refugee-train-rolls-again/a-4751164



04.11.2017
Vernissage for "City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague" - an anthology of underground writing and rare photographs curated by Robert Carrithers and Louis Armand:

30.11.2017 @ Haus Schwarzenberg Kino, Berlin, Germany

Phil Shoenfelt + Marcia Schofield (ex keyboard player of The Fall) will play together for the first time since 1986. They will perform the Khmer Rouge song "City Primeval" in the Haus Schwarzenberg Cinema at 21.45, following the films and photo projections. Later, Phil Shoenfelt will perform solo with other contributors to the book at the after show party in Haus Schwarzenberg Eschschloraque.



24.09.2017
OUT NOW:


"City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague"
curated by Robert Carrithers & Louis Armand



An anthology of stories, essays, interviews and photographs curated by Robert Carrithers and Louis Armand. An extract (6000 words) from Phil’s New York book STRIPPED is included, alongside work by Lydia Lunch, Nick Zedd,  Nat Finkelstein, Victor Bockris, Penny Arcade, Max Dax, Anthony Haden Guest, Christoph Dreher, Marcia Resnik, Peter Milne, Rudi Protrudi, Mark Reeder, Marketa Baňková and many, many more.

CITY PRIMEVAL is “a constellation of personal documentaries of place & time by key contemporary writers, poets, musicians, designers, filmmakers, photographers, artists, editors, performers from within the New York, Berlin & Prague underground scenes from the late 1970s to the present; from New York Post-Punk & No Wave, to the fall of the Berlin Wall & Reunification, to the Velvet Revolution & the Prague Renaissance.”

Also included are photos of Khmer Rouge, Fatal Shore, Jolana Izbicka and Phil Shoenfelt.
 
The book is published by Litteraria Pragensia and takes its title from the Khmer Rouge song “City Primeval”.

To find out more, go to:
facebook.com/pg/CityPrimeval/about/
litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/books/cityprimeval.html

Available @ amazon (Paperback / eBook)



16.09.2017
An excerpt of Phil's forthcoming book STRIPPED can be found on Equus Press website.



03.08.2017
"Just heard with sadness about the death of the great Australian producer Tony Cohen. A wildly creative force in the studio with The Birthday Party, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Once Upon A Time and numerous others. I count myself lucky that I had the experience of working with him on my first solo single "Charlotte's Room"/"The Long Goodbye" back in the late 1980s. I would like to express my condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Tony Cohen, a maverick, a star and a true original."

Phil Shoenfelt


13.07.2017
Phil has recently finished producing the debut CD by Prague band SWEET POSITIVE. A five song mini-album, the CD is called AT HER MAJESTY’S PLEASURE and will be released in autumn of 2017 by the German label Moloko +. Phil also plays guitar on the recording and Dim Locator band mate Chris Hughes plays drums. The line-up is completed by singer/songwriter Azalea SoSweet on bass guitar and Sidi Santini on electric guitar, F/X and slide guitar. The title of the CD is a play on words. The obvious first meaning alludes to “femdom” sexuality; the second is a British idiom meaning to serve time in prison – all UK prisons officially belonging to Her Majesty the Queen.


Phil has also just finished editorial work on “CITY PRIMEVAL: NEW YORK-BERLIN-PRAGUE”, an anthology of stories, essays, interviews and photographs curated by Robert Carrithers and Louis Armand. An extract from Phil’s New York book STRIPPED is included, alongside work by Lydia Lunch, Nick Zedd,  Nat Finkelstein, Victor Bockris, Penny Arcade, Max Dax, Anthony Haden Guest, Christoph Dreher, Marcia Resnik, Peter Milne, Rudi Protrudi, Mark Reeder, Marketa Baňková and many, many more.
CITY PRIMEVAL is “a constellation of personal documentaries of place & time by key contemporary writers, poets, musicians, designers, filmmakers, photographers, artists, editors, performers from within the New York, Berlin & Prague underground scenes from the late 1970s to the present; from New York Post-Punk & No Wave, to the fall of the Berlin Wall & Reunification, to the Velvet Revolution & the Prague Renaissance.”
The book will be published by Litteraria Pragensia in September 2017 and takes its title from the Khmer Rouge song “City Primeval”. To find out more, go to: facebook.com/pg/CityPrimeval/about/

Simultaneously with these activities, Phil has been working on several other projects: writing new songs for Southern Cross; working on STRIPPED (which is due to be published in English by Equus Press in 2018); and writing lyrics for the next CD by New York band Sour Jazz. Phil will also be guest vocalist on the album, which will be produced by the legendary Ramones producer Daniel Rey. 



28.08.2016
 
Various Artists "A Taste Of Moloko Plus 1996 - 2016"

The 2-CD compilation includes

"100 Degress In The Shade" and
"Wild Is The Wind" by Fatal Shore,
"Dan The Man From Ampellang" by Dim Locator,
and a new and previously unreleased song by Phil Shoenfelt, called "Resurrection Day", produced by Thor Sten Beckmann (Herbst In Peking).

www.molokoplusrecords.de
www.soundcloud.com



"A Taste Of Moloko Plus - 20 Years Of A Record Label":

4 Live Shows with

Phil Shoenfelt & David Babka

Herbst in Peking
Machine de Beauvoir

28.09.2016 "Scheune", Dresden
29.09.2016 "Kassablanca", Jena
30.09.2016 "Wabe", Berlin
01.10.2016 "M.A.U. Club", Rostock



07.08.2016
Out now:





Dim Locator (Shoenfelt / Allen / Hughes)

"Six Miles Deep"


9 live songs

recorded at "die naTo", Leipzig, 12/04/2015


Now available at
Moloko +





23.05.2016

Phil Shoenfelt - Stripped - Inkognito v Podzemí


New release:

Phil Shoenfelt's second part of "Stripped" has been released in Czech language by Mata. More information: "Stripped - Inkognito v podzemí"

Here you can find a video as well as photos of the reading and the following concert of Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross at Rock Cafe, Prague, May 19th 2016.




28.02.2016
David Bowie Tribute Concert:
23.06.2016 @ U Vystrelenho Oka, Praha, with Phil Shoenfelt & David Babka and others

Nikki Sudden Tribute Concert:
22.07.2016 @ The Unicorn, Camden Town, London, with Phil Shoenfelt and others



11.06.2015
Out now: "The Bell Ringer - Live At The Shot-Out Eye" by Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross



In the 1980s, Englishman Phil Shoenfelt was the guitarist, singer and main songwriter of the post-punk band KHMER ROUGE. While based in New York, Khmer Rouge toured the east coast supporting bands such as The Clash, The Gun Club, Alan Vega, Tom Verlaine, Billy Idol and Nico. Khmer Rouge also supported The Fall in the UK. After Phil went solo he supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at concerts in London and Glasgow.

In 1994 Phil Shoenfelt did a tour in the Czech Republic with some local musicians who had learned his songs. On August 5th 1994 they played an unplugged concert at the legendary Prague pub “U Vystřelenýho Oka“. The new Live CD by PHIL SHOENFELT & SOUTHERN CROSS was recorded on the garden stage at the same pub on August 5th 2014, twenty years to the day after the first concert. The CD is called The Bell Ringer and it contains fourteen songs taken from various Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross albums. The title of the CD is ambiguous. Is it a wake-up call? An alarm bell for danger? Last orders in the pub? A final chance to do something in life? A sexual reference, even?

This celebratory CD mixes high energy “dark wave” rock with melancholic ballads from different periods of the band’s career. It also contains two cover versions of Iggy Pop songs: “Open Up And Bleed” and “The Passenger”. The latter song is presented as a “fun” bonus track at the end of the main CD, and features three guest saxophone players from the Czech underground music scene.




01.05.2015
New Live-CD "Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross - The Bell Ringer - Live At The Shot-Out Eye"

CD Release Party: June 5th, 2015 at Rock Cafe, Prague





16.02.2015
New interviews online - see press



25.01.2015

Phil Shoenfelt, Sophia Disgrace: Kamikaze Skull

A dark recognition … faces hitherto unseen … lights shifting across a river estuary at dawn … to connect through vortices of cross-dimensional space … then severs at the moment of death … out of which a vibration grows … a third self that insinuates more than initially imagined … a vortex of whispers/voices of the sick and dying … I saw you in a room … I never saw you before…and self-destructive urges surpass quotidian desires … that much at least was agreed … two entities encountered then restrained … outreach of tentacles by more nefarious remains … intuition … visitation … possession … image dust and transmutation in the kamikaze skull …

Kamikaze Skull is an experiment in phylogenetic image transference. Sophia Disgrace (London) and Phil Shoenfelt (Prague) met one time only, at a Berlin night club where Shoenfelt’s band had been playing. A system of writing subsequently evolved, whereby S.D.’s internet linguistic transmissions were cut up, tampered with, pasted and looped by P.S. The outcome was a melded “third voice”, an intuited id-entity in a parallel London that may or may not exist.

Sophia Disgrace is a London-based performance artist/visual artist/poet/professional deviant/member of the Satanic Sluts.

More information: Moloko Plus Records


01.10.2014
Phil recently reviewed the debut album by Lizard Pool, you can find the review here.




Dim Locator will be on tour with Harry Howard (ex-The Birthday Party, ex-Crime & The City Solution) and his band Near Death Experience from 04.10.2014 until 11.10.2014. See tour for details


15.09.2014
HALLOWEEN 2014 PRAGUE UNDERGROUND
31st of October 2014 @ Propaganda, Praha, Czech Republic

Line-up:

KILL THE DANDIES!
DIM LOCATOR
SPERMBANKERS
TRAILER CRASH


02.09.2014




The song "Stupid Rock Star" by Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross has been included on the new sampler CD from Easy Action (UK) called "Shark Infested Waters". Also included on the CD are tracks by Iggy & The Stooges, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Patti Smith, Primal Scream, Johnny Thunders, The Fall and many more. Available from:
www.easyaction.co.uk
25.07.2014



Tuesday 5th of August 2014
 
PHIL SHOENFELT & SOUTHERN CROSS 
live at "Hospoda U Vystrelenyho Oka" - 20th anniversary!
 
Start: 8.00 p.m. (curfew - 10.00 p.m.) -
Entry: 150 CZK
 
 

On 5th August 1994 Phil Shoenfelt played at the “Shot Out Eye” pub for the first time... At the same concert, he also met his future wife Jolana… 
 
Now, exactly 20 years later, he is returning to the scene of the crime…
 
A free gift will also be on offer - one of the first studio CDs Phil and the band recorded back in the 90s – only for the first 50 people who come through the door!
 
Another attraction! The concert at HUVO will be recorded for a future live CD. Plus a lot of surprises and special guests!


02.06.2014
"Rock Against Cancer" @ Stromovka Park - Free Festival on 28.06.2014
with Phil Shoenfelt & David Babka and others
More information:

www.facebook.com/events/1482697095276575/
http://gotnesgroup.wix.com/rockagainst

 
01.06.2014
New concert dates: Dim Locator play with Harry Howard and Near Death Experience  - see tour



14.08.2013
Tom Komárek - musician and writer - 28.06.1980 – 16.07.2013


26.06.2013
New releases:




"Magdalena 2" -  A collaborative work in progress by Phil Shoenfelt & Katerina Pinosová's




The new EP-CD "Wormhole" by Dim Locator, featuring 4 original songs
.



12.02.2013
Unfortunately Phil has had to cancel the Dim Locator concert at Loophole Berlin on Wednesday, 13.02.2013, due to a pulled muscle in his back, incurred while lifting equipment.
The screening of “So Glad I Did” will go ahead as planned.



30.12.2012

End of November 2012 Goldeck released their new album called "Samtmarie - Galerie der schönen Künste",
featuring Phil Shoenfelt & Pavel Cingl on three songs.
For details see
Upsound.de


17.12.2012


Phil Shoenfelt, Chris Hughes and Pavel Cingl will play a concert on 21st December 2012 at Zizkovský Suterén in Prague, Czech Republic.

Phil will also do a reading from his forthcoming book (in Czech language) "Az Na Dren" (Mata Books), the first part of his NYC trilogy "dd". 

25.07.2012
Dim Locator got EP of the month in Austrian music magazine “Vice


02.07.2012
 


The first single by Phil Shoenfelt's new project DIM LOCATOR (Phil Shoenfelt / Chris Hughes / Dave Allen) will be a 7 inch vinyl single, featuring two classic songs by Rowland S. Howard. The record is now available from Vienna label "Cover Recordings"

To order, please contact: office@coverrecordings.com


02.04.2012
Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross will play concerts in USA and Canada in May 2012.
Check Concerts for details.

In March 2012 
Goldeck released an EP-CD called "Samtmarie III", including the song "Mary Under Glass" with Phil Shoenfelt (vocals/guitar) & Pavel Cingl (violin). For details see Upsound.de













 


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