Monday 3 September 2012

Preview: the week ahead (3rd - 9th Sep)

This week marks a busy one for live music enthuisiasts in Berlin. Not only do we have Berlin Music Week, the co-running ICAS Suite and the Berlin Festival on but promoters across town have booked an interesting selection of gigs as well. You will see us busy and tired and psyched all at once. We will avoid sleep and rest and instead will be out and about and reporting for you. See you out there.

Jikuuuuuuuuuuu and Portraits Heads at Madame Claude: This week's Experimental Monday sound artist is the Japanese Maria Jiku with her noise / ambient drone project Jikuuuuuuuuuuu. A rare chance to see her perform and one you shouldn't miss if this is your thing.

Pet Shop Boys at HAU: Crazy, right? But it's true. How about that.
High Wolf at Festsaal Kreuzberg: High Wolf are part of the ICAS Suite Festival line-up and so worth your attention. Hailing from France, the project performs experimental ambient music with ethnic folk influences. It's an out-of-this world experience. Highly recommended.

Dum Dum Girls at Bassy Cowboy Club: Pre- and reviewed by us a ton before. Fanstatic girls churning out fantastic songs. Go!

Fenster at Lido: International and local at the same time, Fenster make us proud time and again in the world out there. The weirdo pop trio is playing at Lido as part of music week. Go out and show the music industry reps what we have here. Believe me, it's worth your while!
Pantha du Prince at Festsaal Kreuzberg: Again, not the first time we are featuring PdP. This is also an ICAS Suite gig and in my view the best one on the festival line-up. Special indeed.
Skinny Downers and Sweet Sweet Moon at Madame Claude: Skinny Downers sounds like Australian fun punk to me. Wrong! They play dark wavey music, probably influenced by Depeche Mode, and are really quite good at it. The cosy setting of Madame Claude might work magic for this. A highly recommended gig.

Telepathe and Electric Ocean People at about:blank: Electro-clash duo Telepathe are finally making another appearance in Berlin and I am excited as pie to see them. Electric Ocean People do electronica pop and will convince you, too. A very good bill at this cozy venue on Saturday.
De Høje Haele and No More Art at bei Roy: Danceable indie punk rock, tight and fun and ancient sounding, from De Høje Haele. I like!! '77 punk from No More Art. This sounds like a fun night - head on over to bei Roy if you wanna rock out!

The World Inferno Friendship Society at Supamolli: Our favourite bohemian anarchist society is doing their annual Berlin show at Supamolli this time and it is going to be a big crazy party again. The same procedure every year.

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