Guess what?! There is not an aweful lot to preview this week. But a couple of things are getting us excited anyway. We are not called The Craze for no reason.
Matula and Diane Parker's Little Accidents at Tiefgrund: Two band playing melodic emo punk stuff, one in German and one in English. Think of Get Up Kids like bands. If that's your stuff, you'll probably want to visit this show.
Die Liga der gewöhnlichen Gentlemen and the Groovy Cellar at Schokoladen: The new band from Superpunk's singer and guitarist, they sound like a medley of 60s music and poppy The Kinks or something like that. Support are the Groovy Cellar. Stylistically in a similar vein but a bit more indie pop.
Ampl:tude, Double Deuce, Ziemlich Einfach and Gewalt Disney Team at Grüner Salon: The "The Day Before Party" is going into its third year and I for one would not miss it for the world. You are getting revved up for New Year's Eve (NYE) and then there is a party already where you meet all your friends, try out your NYE outfit, see fun bands, and just generally have fun without the pressure of NYE. It's just one of those things I look forward to all year. The line-up is solid this year: In addition to synthie fun group Ampl:tude, I am especially curious about Double Deuce, a supergroup featuring Toby Goodshank and his sister, and Ziemlich Einfach, The Chap's Johannes von Weizsäcker's solo side project. Party party! And then do it all again the following night.