Saturday 30 July 2011

Preview: the week ahead (1st - 7th Aug)

Summer is always slow. But surprisingly, the calendar for August is filling up nicely. Given that summer has decided to stay absent this year, we may as well go into the autumn gig season early, right?

Best Friends Forever, The Middle Ones and The Wiggins at Bei Roy: BFF = sweet pop played by two girls. It's almost twee. The Middle Ones = more of the same. The Wiggins = the exception. Lo-fi guitar rock. This is a really neat bill and well worth your attendance!

Electrelane and Vivian Girls at Festsaal Kreuzberg: Electrelane are back and this lady is excited about that one! I've already announced this awesomeness a little while back, so I don't need to say too much about this. Also, by the time you read this, this gig will be sold out for sure. But what a double bill!! We could not not feature it, could we?

Algernon Cadwallader at Schokoladen: The band with the unpronounceable name is back! They play nice quirky indie punk and they're SO good live! I mean it!

Thursday - Friday
Puschenfest at Festsaal Kreuzberg: Last year, Puschenfest was one of my favourite events in the gig calendar with a sterling line-up and it's another amazing line-up this year: Yacht, Washed Out, Star Slinger on Thursday, and Polvo, Oneida, Chad Vangaalen, Suuns on Friday. Puschen is a Berlin based booking agency that books a lot of the concerts featured in this blog. Their taste is second to none. So this is a high recommendation from us. I'm particularly excited about Yacht, Washed Out (currently hyped like crazy in the UK) and Polvo, who have been around since the early 90s. However, I discovered them in the late 90s and fell in love with their magic instantly. What a treat. Yum!!

Abgas reunited and play bei Roy this Saturday! They were one of Austria's first Deutschpunk bands are they haven't played in a while now (like about 25 years). I wonder if they still play naked with bodypaint on... Anyway this is going to be a special night!

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