I hope this late message reaches you on time. There is actually a really good gig tonight, so head on over to Bassy spontaneously upon reading this. Pick up dinner on the way.
Cosmonauts and Alpha Waves at Bassy: A real treat tonight. Cosmonauts bridge Public Imagine Ltd. and surf garage rock. I know sounds wild but it’s not that weird really, just really good guitar music. Come on out and play.
The KVB and The Blue Angel Lounge at Kantine: The KVB do a Moon Duo similar thing but the former are from the UK and I have reviewed them before. Kantine seems like the perfect setting for this duo. Definitely worth the trek over there.
OPA, Black Heino, and Anal Mustard at West Germany: German night at WG, with our locals OPA playing their last show for a while. Entry is free but donation welcome. A fun evening at Kotti.
Bonaparte at Kater Holzig: The circus at the circus. No further words needed. You want mayhem - you get mayhem. The venue is perfect. If you like Bonaparte, I presume that you are in possession of a ticket already.
Listener at Privatclub: There is a lot of good choice this Friday. Listener could loosely be categorised singer-songwriter, however, it is so stripped down, spoken word half of the time, punk too, and a comedy element is never far off. Maybe I’d compare it to Henry Rollins stuck on a desert island.
The Hex Dispensers and Modern Pets at Cortina Bob: Gig of the week, hands down. Don your dancing shoes at Cortina Bob tonight, with two sterling dancable punk bands playing for your pleasure. You like your punk rock old school, but you also like the current wave of West Coast punk rock, like Ty Segall and his friends? This show is a must for you. Modern Pets have been praised by us before as well. Just go already!
Terrible Feelings, Ichübenackt, and St. Genet at bei Ruth: You enjoyed dancing the night away at Cortina Bob last night? Well, keep on dancing at bei Ruth tonight as our favourite Swedish punk starlets are back in town. We have previewed them before, so ‘nuff said.
Torstraßen Festival at several locations on Torstraße: There is so much going on again this year, and really, you cannot miss out. The full line-up and program can be read up on their website. My personal picks this year are: Mueran Humanos, Awesome Tapes From Africa, SchnAAk, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, and of course PTTRNS. But I am only scratching the surface here. See you around on Torstraße!