Monday 20 June 2011

Preview: the week ahead (20th - 26th June)

48 Hours Neukölln is moving feet this weekend, both walking and dancing. So why stop on Monday when there are fun gigs going on in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg? In fact, a few gems in the calendar for the coming week, but in particular, I'm expecting you all at Monarch on Wednesday.

Big Kids at Bis Aufs Messer: This is going to be an acoustic set by Jason Romero, lead singer of Californian indie punk group Big Kids. It starts bang at 8 (you know the deal at Bis Aufs Messer by now) and promises to be great fun and a rare chance to see (at least some of) Big Kids.
Hype Williams and Gala Drop at West Germany: Hype Williams = Experimental ambient music from London, reminds me a bit of Jeans Wilder. Very nice. Gala Drop = Experimental analog dance music from Portugal, reminds me a bit of my step mother's world music cd collection. Also very nice. No regrets when you go to this show.

Ganglians at Monarch: One of my favourite live bands in a small cosy venue like Monarch, with the rain outside. It may feel a a little something like this:

Talibam! and Young Hare at bei Roy: I don't really know what to expect from Talibam! It's more like some sort of live punk opera performance. That sounds a bit strange but judging from some videos they could be fun live. Young Hare do something completely different. They're a duo and play some sort of lo-fi wavy beach pop.

Gustav at Akademie der Künste: German electronica, ambient and dreamlike, at the art academy. Sophisticated start to the weekend.

Ritalin War Dance, Neurosis Orchestra, Istari Lasterfahrer, Somtek, and Slow Pete at bei Roy: Anyone looking for some experimental electro stuff? This is probably what you're looking for. Five live acts doing something between dubstep, drone and noise playing at bei Roy, an old industrial complex. Sounds good? Sounds good!

Weekend at Comet Club: Wavey music, at times noisy, at times almost ambient, and definitely appealing to Crystal Stilts fans like me. I'm going to see them in London in a couple of weeks but will most probably be going to this one as well because I'm excited about this tour. See you at Comet!

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