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Sharon Stoned - All Death All Of The TimeSHARON STONED - ALL DEATH ALL OF THE TIME 1995-2015
Free Album Download - release: February 2015

Anything I need to say about Sharon Stoned despite that they split up much too soon? This album is a bunch of rarities, outtakes, favorite tracks and live tracks. The fans have been waiting so long for this third album, but at last it will be released in February 2015! Not happy enough? - the whole album will be available absolutely free!!! Download album presented by Viersieben Records -February 2015!

Tortuga Bar - RemixesRemixes
Free Album Download - release: February 2015

Tortuga Bar in the mix. The finest musicians picked their favorite track and twisted and turned it into another dimensions. Artists like Monocular, Jonas and Julian Bachmann, The Strike Boys, Bernhard Eder, Jaques Douillet, The Lennies, Digitalomat and many more appear on this free download album presented by Viersieben Records available February 2015!

Tortuga Bar - LIVELive
Free Album Download - release: February 2015

This is the ultimate Tortuga Bar - live experience. Recorded during the "Narcotic Junkfood Revolution Tour" in 2011, this album gives you a glimpse on the forthcoming tour in 2015. Amongst the most catchy tracks of the album, Mark and his band also played tracks by his favorite bands like Dead Kennedys, Misfits, etc. Free download presented by Viersieben Records available February 2015!

Tortuga Bar - RaritiesRarities
Free Album Download - release: February 2015

Original Demos by the guest stars on "Narcotic Junkfood Revolution", original 4 Track Demos, unreleased album outtakes and previously unreleased tracks on this download album are a must-have - not only for hardcore fans. Featuring Gisbert zu Knyphausen, Evan Dando and many more. Free download presented by Viersieben Records available February 2015!

December 2014

TORTUGA BAR performing LIVE 2015
All those elderly Indie-Rock Fans would be pleased with TORTUGA BAR plugging in and hauling out a band with electric instruments midway through acoustic sets featuring selected TORTUGA BAR & SHARON STONED Songs just like outstanding crumpy Coverversions for you and all your curious friends to sing along.
Don't miss this haunting evening and celebrate TORTUGA BAR's non profit Free Download Release as well as the "20 Years Sharon Stoned Anniversary". Like Dylan said: "Play fucking loud!!"

November 2014

Tortuga Bar's triumphant return with a four album free download deal (estimatedglimpse, you will see Jonas Bachmann (Jono Ono), Sebastian Wild (The Audience), and Lukas Lösel play alongside "Mr. Tortuga Bar" Mark Kowarsch (Speed Niggs, Sharon Stoned).

For the songs, the sound was engineered by Philipp Schäfer, and Andreas Basner directed this video.

This song is a version of a song by "Die Liga der Gewöhnlichen Gentlemen", written by by Carsten Friedrichs. The original appeared on the album "Jeder auf Erden ist wunderschön" - Tapete 2012.

Release will be1st of February, 2015) and an extensive tour of the clubs in and around Germany (March to May 2015) lead to the first session at Nuremberg's famous MUZ studio -- just above the MUZ club (you may hear the bass thumping) below ocasionally for Radio Z "Lokale Leidenschaften" show, recorded on video for posterity.

July 2011

Free MP3 Download
Tortuga Bar feat. Sportfreunde Stiller - "Bika" (Digitalomat Remix)
From the forthcoming Movie: "Sex, Dogz & Rock'n'Roll" - exklusiv bei Tonspion.

Tortuga Bar feat. NAVEL auf Daniel Johnston Tribute Compilation
Tortuga Bar feat. NAVEL performs Daniel Johnston's "Do It Right" on the Tribute compilation "Hola com estàs?"
Info auf der Facebook - Seite

Riot Radio - Independent Subkultur jeden 3. Montag von 20-21 Uhr Live auf Radio Z!
95.8 MHz und via Live Stream: www.radio-z.net - von und mit Mark Kowarsch

Mark Kowarsch, Gründer von Sharon Stoned; Elektrosushi & Speed Niggs, Mastermind von Tortuga Bar, aus der Diaspora Ostwestfalens über Köln in die Diaspora der Metropolregion verweht will sein dickes, dickes Adressbuch voller Namen der deutschen und internationalen Subkultur für Radio Z und seine Hörer öffnen, und von Regisseuren wie Jörg Buttgereit über SPEX & INTRO Cover Stars bis hin zum Fantasy Filmfest die Subkultur in Deutschland den Hörern von Radio Z öffnen.

Mehr Namen? Siskiyou, Mutter, Navel, Phillip Boa, Gisbert zu Knyphausen, Knarf Rellöm, Klaus Cornfield, Mobylettes, Superpunk, Killed by 9V Batteries, Trail of Dead, Virginia Jetzt!, Kristof Schreuf, Thees Uhlmann, Frank Turner, Mike Watt, Evan Dando - das geht ewig weiter.

An den Sendeterminen stellen solche Namen ihre neuen Projekte vor, von Film über Literatur und Theater bis hin zur - klar, Musik!
-> Riot Radio bei Facebook



August 2010
Additional Tortuga Bar Song "Theme Of Avantgarde"- New Marcel Walz Movie - In Theaters Soon

The Tortuga Bar song "Theme Of Avantgarde"- appears in the new Marcel Walz Movie "Avantgarde - Fashion Is Your Life.
Release date and more information: Avantgarde - Facebooksite






May 6, 10
Tonite Live: Mark and Alex live at Radio Z + FANVIDEO COMPETITION
Tortuga Bar is hosting the "Lokale Leidenschaften" "live on air" at RADIO Z.
Alexandra & Mark will be live in the Studio, talking about the Band, playing unplugged and singin' dirty old Lovesongs!! Listen to it live on your Radio or via Internet Stream!
Vote for the best Totrtuga Bar - Fanvideo on YouTube. Send an email to info@tortugabar.net and tell us which video is your favorite. 1st wins: tshirt/girlie and album - 2nd: tshirt/girlie - 3rd: album.

February 5, 10
Free TB song on "Luups - Gift Coupon Book"
The makers of the famous Gift Coupon Book "Luups" are also well known for their excellent taste in music. They got a new "mix tape site" on containing "Fake It" which is also on our album "Narcotic Junkfood Revolution". Pick up the song here.

November 5, 09
Tortuga Bar - Storm Remix by Monocular - FREE DOWNLOAD !
Tortuga Bar's "Storm" remixed by Monocular - that sounds like a great fusion!
Download the track now for free on our label's downloads page. Don't miss Tortuga Bar tourdates.


October 21, 09
Tour Starts Today!
The 09 Tortuga Bar tour starts today in Nuremberg. meet the band at the mono-Ton record store before they play at the MUZ Club. Look up the other venues on the "live page".


August 19, 09
Voice Of Art Festival + Storm Video
Don't miss Tortuga Bar this Saturday at "Voice Of Art" Festival, Pfaffenberg!
Storm Video is online. Watch on our Myspace profile or on Youtube.

July 28, 09
Tourdates for November/December
Coming back from our first rehearsals with the new live line-up we are now waiting in anticipation for the tour to begin in November. Click here to see all dates and venues.

May 29, 09
Tortuga Bar Confirmed To Play at "Voice Of Art Festival"
Date: August 22. Check out the Voice of Art website for latest updates.

April 15, 09
Tortuga Bar Live Line-up

We're happy to announce the new members for the TB - live line-up. Mark and Alex will be supported by
Stephan Fischer - guitars and back. vocals, KD Wentz -bass, back. vocals and Benno Bruschke - drums, back. vocals.

Mar 16, 09
Tortuga Bar vs NAVEL "Do It Right" on Daniel Johnston Tribute compilation

Trilogy Rock (a radio show in Barcelona) is preparing a very special project; a CD + fanzine giving tribute to Daniel Johnston - Hola, Com estàs? Amongst many cool bands and musicians Tortuga Bar will appear on the CD performing "Do It Right" with NAVEL. Listen to it on our Myspace profile!

Mar 14, 09
We've been hosting the guys of NAVEL for one night on their tour and made a nice track togehter called "Do It Right". Listen to it on our Myspace profile!

Mar 11, 09
The tracklist for "Narcotic Junkfood Revolution", the long awaited album that will be released in June is confirmed. The following songs will apperar on the the CD: 1. Likely To Be Dropped, 2. Don´t Tell, 3. Halle Berry, 4. Storm, 5. Foolish Me, 6. Fake It, 7. Addicted, 8. Columbine Community, 9. Uh Huh, 10. Bika, 11. Sweet Sage, 12. Feel The Love

Dec 29, 08
We have just uploaded a new Song on our Myspace profile:
Have a wonderful 2009!
Love, Mark Kowarsch

Dec 8, 08
"rema music is pleased to anounce that Mark Kowarsch of Tortuga Bar now plays rema music guitars & effects." Take a look at those awesome crazy guitars and stomp boxes on the rema official homepage.

Nov 18, 08
The british UNCUT Magazine released a Feature of the forthcoming Debut Album "NARCOTIC JUNKFOOD REVOLUTION" of TORTUGA BAR.
Please check it out and have a look: click to get to article.

Nov 15, 08
"Storm" feat. Evan Dando & Gisbert zu Knyphausen will be broadcasted on 'THE SHALLOW END RADIOSHOW" on uclansu.co.uk. The Song was recorded in October 2008 during The Lemonheads' European tour.
The broadcast starts on Tuesday Nov -18 from 9pm - 11pm. Stream (direct link).

Nov 10, 08
Narcotic Junkfood Revolution" will be released on VierSieben Records.
" Alongside co-conspirator Alexandra Gschossmann, and produced by The Strike Boys, the band's debut set takes in jagged C86 new wave (Likely To Be Dropped), shuffling Beck-style blues harp hip-hop (Bika), bouncy XTC pop-punk (Halle Berry), dusky, anthemic, Alabama 3 electro-country (Feel The Love) and Beasties rap/rock fusion (a storming take on The Lemonheads' Alison's Starting To Happen).

Alongside the guest appearance from Evan Dando, there are contributions from Rough Trade's Phillip Boa, fast-rising electro-poppers Wrongkong, plus Rummelsnuff, Sedlmeir, David Cunningham and members of Muff Potter, Virginia Jetzt! among 20+ special guests, making for a multi-genre extravaganza that hangs together like the best mixtape nobody's ever got around to making for you.
(Stuart Goodwin, evandando.co.uk)