Sunday 31 March 2013

Preview - the week ahead (1st Apr - 7th Apr)

At last a preview that's not late again. There are some nice shows going on this week. Hope you all got your tickets for RFTC ready and definitely check out Divorce if you don't already have.

Rocket from the Crypt at Festsaal Kreuzberg: Easily gig of the week and as far as I know it’s sold out by now. Officially reunited in 2012 after breaking up in 2005 they do the same as their follow up band Hot Snakes and pay Festsaal Kreuzberg an eagerly awaited visit.

Divorce and Ex-Best-Friends at West Germany: Another nice show at West Germany, Divorce from Glasgow play mean noisy music. They make me think of no-wave and noise bands like DNA, Aids Wolf or Arab on Radar - loud, nervous and edgy. This has got to be good live! Ex-Best-Friends from Berlin will be the support band, they play something like bass driven and noisy post punk.

Knifefight at Bar Kino Zukunft (the bar above Tiefgrund): Knifefight are a folk-punk project from people that are mostly known for their activities in other bands. Their mission is no less than wanting "to build a link between traditional songwriting, punk energy and topics originated in love, death, freedom and radical politics." Let's see if they're successful with that.

Alien TV and Burn/it/Out at Bei Ruth: Two punk acts playing bei Ruth. Burn/It//Out are from Landau and play in your face hardcore punk, while Alien TV from Berlin take a more pop punky approach.

Die Nerven at Naherholung Sternchen: Die Nerven play nerdy and melodic indie punk and they more or less take the same line as bands like their label mates Messer. They get featured a lot nowadays and I honestly loved their Lana del Rey cover. Hope they still play that one live.

Our blog colleagues Blitz Gigs celebrate their 3rd birthday with a live show at Antje Oeklesund. Big Eater and Mez Medaillion are playing and there'll be DJing and dancing afterwards. We wish Blitz Gigs all the best and a happy birthday!

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