May is here and I'm looking forward to some great concerts. Also C* is back some time this week, so you/I won't have to be jealous anymore about these great L.A. concerts, fancy locations and stuff. ha!
The Nightingales and Trouble at bei Roy: The Nightingales already existed between 1979 and 1986. They released some records on Rough Trade and according to Wikipedia they "played more sessions on John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show than any other band excluding The Fall." Early Rough Trade, Peel Sessons... you probably should listen to this! Currently playing with the drummer of Faust (yes, the Krautrock Faust), I think they could be great live! Trouble play something completely different. Consisting of Zs' (check the review from last week) saxophone player and his wife, they play experimental instrumental music, check the link above to get the idea.
Bonne Humeur Provisoire and Infinite Livez at bei Roy: Give this a try if you're looking for weird experimantal "hip hop"/electro stuff!
Dufus and Phoebe Kreutz at Schokoladen: I just read something about Dufus in the highly recommendable Music is my Boyfriend book by Martin Büsser who sadly passed away last year. They are an Antifolk collective consisting of between three and thirty people and are (or were) part of that vivid New York scene Martin Büsser wrote much about. They are supported by Phoebe Kreutz, who, when she doesn't play music, works as main puppeteer for the american Sesame Street. She plays humorous and catchy folky songs and although I'm not that fond of her music I think this could be a neat Thursday evening.
Sissters, Alexis Gideon and Antikaroshi at Kastanienkeller: I think we already mentioned Sissters a few times here and there. If you haven't got the chance to see them live yet, here's another one! Kastanienkeller is also a cozy location so check this out.
Forgetters and Witches at Schokoladen: I think I don't need to say much about Forgetters. Blake Schwarzenbach's (ex-Jawbreaker, ex-Jets to Brazil) newest band is playing their first European tour and I'm excited! Witches play nice indie punk, not unlike other Bakery Outlet bands (Des Ark, Solid Pony, Tubers). Schokoladen homepage says this is going to be a Matinee show and is supposed to start at 5pm. Anyway, be sure to get there in time, I suspect the Schokoladen will be packed this Sunday.