Monday, 21 January 2013

Preview: the week ahead (21st - 27th Jan)

Yaawwwwn, really, I am shattered, end of January, winter is dragging now. Also, the calendar is rather uninspiring this week. I have managed to pick out a couple of things anyway.

B/B/S at Monarch: Another one of Aidan Baker's million projects. I think we have reviewed this particular one before, but do a craze search to be sure. Either way, Adain Baker, Andrea Belfi, Erik Skodvin - you should know the kind of experimental music to expect. Monarch = perfect setting.
Eric Chenaux at Schokoladen: Slow and melancholic, yet uplifting through beauty, Monsieur Chenaux's songs transport you to another place, like a lot of his label mates on Constellation. Be early for that experience - Schokoladen and all.

Toro Y Moi at Comet: There has got to be at least one dance party in town this week and this is it - 70s funk style. Well, with some indie schmindie mixed in. Dance shoes at the ready - Chazwick Bundick is going to give you a funky, jiggy night.

Teams, VIV, Marie Dior and Time Wave Zero at Sameheads: The event to see and be seen at this week. A whole host of unusual and experimental music projects. I am especially intrigued to see Team and Sean Bowie perform under the name of "La Brea Tar Pits", not just for the name, i.e. the Los Angeles connection, but also because Teams, with indie dream pop label Carpark background, is always reinventing itself. Who knows what it's going to be like this time round?
The History of Colour TV at Antje Öklesund: If music could be likened to psychological disorders, this would be borderline syndrome. Berlin based THOCTV mostly lull you in with ambient sounds and dreamy, echoey vocals, just to then smash you up with a noise fest which seemingly comes out of knowhere. Get the hit this Saturday at Antje Öklesund.

Din, Display and Levitations at Tiefgrund: Punk, punk, post-punk and a large display of vegan cakes and treats. Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon to me. So remember to show up early - this is a matinée show - the organisers promise that the gig will be over in time to head over to Tocotronic at Lido, provided you have a ticket that is.

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