Friday, 27 July 2012

What's in store for 2012, pt II

A few weeks back the calendar announced half-time for 2012. Time to take a look at what the rest of the year has got to offer. And I am definitely getting more excited about what lies ahead compared to what has been so far. 2012 has not yet swept me off my feet in terms of live music events. The following selected offerings should change that. A lot of Yay and Yum!

Liquid Liquid (Soju Bar, August) - grandfathers of post-disco music à la !!! (Chk Chk Chk) DJ gig only.

Jonathan Richman (Festsaal, August) - folk singer-songwriter and comic genius that is sure to make you smile - cannot wait.
DIIV (Monarch, August) - atmospheric guitar indie pop on Captured Tracks

Black Dice (Festsaal, September) - experimental gods and ex-punk rockers return to Festsaal, oh how I love thee
Dead Skeletons (Kater Holzig, September) - atmospheric post punk in the vein of Dirty Beaches and the likes
King Tuff (Monarch, September) - 60s sounding garage rock that will let you shake your head in a hot Monarch, no doubt.
Fu Manchu (Lido, September) - gods of stoner rock at a relatively small venue in Berlin, go go Godzilla

Jaill (Comet Club, October) - wavey upbeat indie rock and my new discovery (yes, I do know they've been around, like, forever)
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Lido, October) - more rock at Lido, like with Fu Manchu, we are honoured to see ...AYWKUBTTOD in a relatively intimate venue.
Quintron & Miss Pussycat (Kater Holzig, October) - recovered from illness, this fabulous duo are likely to give us the gig of the year with a combination of soul, rock and puppet mastery
Liars (Festsaal, October) - our favourite ex-Berliners play it large at Festsaal, showcasing their amazing new contender for album of the year
Chain & The Gang (Festsaal, October) - supreme entertainer and political chief Ian Svenonius is back to give us the gospel yeah yeah and a party to go with it

Godspeed! You Black Emperor (SO36, November) - SO36 is no match for churches and other odd venues this group of musical geniuses will usually play, but it's two nights of atmospheric instrumentalisation you usually only get in a theatre with an orchestra.
Wild Nothing (Dazzle Danzclub, November) - the boy Jack Tatum, another Captured Tracks protegée, who got us into dream pop three years ago, is growing up fast and getting even better in the process. Magic.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti (Festsaal, November) - another Ariel Pink show in Berlin, another chance to party like there is no tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Sooo, after J. and I got sufficiently excited about the prospect of seeing Liquid Liquid, it turns out that this is just a DJ gig by one of their members. Probably a good dance night, but not exactly what we had in mind.