Saturday 7 July 2012

Preview: the week ahead (9th - 15th Jul)

I really can't think of anything clever to introduce our preview with this week. But I did watch the Woody Allen documentary this week and enjoyed it and was disappointed at the same time. Here is what to do in the coming week.

CocoRosie at Heimathafen Neukölln: Take three on this one. See our preview from last week to get the gist on this. 

Xaddax and Hai Noon at bei Roy: What better way is there to start the week than with a good portion of chaotic noise rock. Xaddax from New York are on Skin Graft records and sound not unlike their label mates like Aids Wolf, Gay Beast and Yowie. Support will be Hai Noon (totally euphoric review of me seeing them at Altes Finanzamt here). They're a bass/drums duo from Berlin and they play highly rhythmical noise rock. If you're into Lightning Bolt you have to give these guys a chance.

Patti Smith at Tempodrom: We literally got our tickets months ago. The great heroine Patti Smith will perform and will have c* in awe. There is literally no more to say about this.

Ben Butler & MousepadRoro, Ferreira Doyle Duo and Ti Femme at bei Roy: I remember the days when Ben Butler & Mousepad played in Berlin all the time, e.g. that time when they supported Gay Beast. That's because this Scottish duo used to live in Berlin. These days, they reside in the Northern part of the United Kingdom again and only come to Berlin once a year. This means party time for those of you that know Ben Butler. Those of you who don't: read our review from their last gig at bei Roy.
Animales Varios at Sowieso: This is an interesting mix between experimental sound collages and improvised free jazzy elements. Featuring Els Vandeweyer, an awesome Vibrapohone player, as special guest that night.

Excepter at West Germany: This is definitely my gig of the week. Excepter are awesome! They already released a bunch of very different sounding records in their 10 year band history, so it's kind of hard to be sure what to expect from this. It will probably be something between drone noise stuff and weird experimental dub influences. Either way I'm pretty sure it will be well worth a visit at West Germany. Be sure to check the linked bandcamp page, you can listen to a lot of awesome stuff on there.

Kimya Dawson at Heimathafen Neukölln: Ms. Dawson is one half of Moldy Peaches and part of the K Records family. Twee singer-songwriter music to please. You will like. I thought Heimathafen sounded like a tall order for this, but I have actually not been to Heimathafen yet, so I have no idea what I'm talking about. Ha!

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