Sunday 26 June 2011

Preview: the week ahead (27th June - 3rd July)

Well well, what a nice week we've had with that gig at Altes Finanzamt that J. went to and the Ganglians evening that c* enjoyed. And then there is the redesign of the craze. This coming week, c* will make her way to London, leaving the craze in the trusty hands of J. once again. Make sure you invite him to many concerts, sponsoring him with Club Mate!

Raein, Beau Navire and Captain Your Ship Is Sinking at Lovelite: I saw Raein some years ago (2004 to be exactly) and they really left an impression on me. They share musicians with La Quiete and Neil on Impression and if you're still into intense screamo stuff I'm sure you aren't going to miss this anyway. I still like their Il n'y a pas d'orchestre record and I think they could still be good live. I've never heard of any of the other bands though.

Marcel du Swamp, Sewn Leather, Fyoelk and Special Guest Translola at bei Roy: Somehow I have a feeling that this is going to be really good live. Prepare for an evening of experimental and noisy electronic wave stuff and dancy minimalistic electro. Sounds techno but I think this is going to be way more punk than you expect (not just because Translola are playing as special guests).

Footloose Shows is having a Footloose Fest this weekend and they invited a shitload of bands to play (Punch, Alpinist, Planks, Make Out! just to name a few... visit their tumblr for more info and running order). Go there, see bands, have some vegan cake, look around at distros and stay for the after party on Saturday with some disco, DJ, electro stuff waiting for you.

Zun Zun Egui and Francois & the Atlas Mountain at West Germany: Zun Zun Egui play a great and highly danceable mix of something you could call world music and krautrock. Check out the video below to get the idea. If you are into Omar Souleyman, Group Inerane, Group Doueh and similar stuff this is a must see.

Trans Am and Camera at Festsaal Kreuzberg: I first saw Trans Am play at Hamburg's Marx-Club in 1998 and I was taken. The combination of cool, fun and new sold it for me. They were so minimalist compared to other groups of the time, yet analog (at the time). Now, 13 years and several albums on, they still appear current and they still display a fantastic sense of humor. You are guaranteed a fun night out at Festsaal this coming Sunday.

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