Sunday, 28 April 2013

Preview - the week ahead (29th Apr - 5th May)

This week brings some very cool shows to town. As usual, check our calendar below to find some more stuff we did not mention here. See you around, you'll definitely meet us on several occasions1

Tin Trails, Young Hare and BDYBLDNG at Marie Atnoinette: Tin Trails are a new project from Jason of Polite Sleeper. It’s a beautiful mix of folky singer songwriter tunes and minimalistic electronic beats. Support are Young Hare who play fluffy beach pop and whom we also mentioned here a couple of times plus their bff’s and Berlin locals Bdybldng.

MyFest 2013 in Kreuzberg: If you really want to bear this annoying thing of a street fest, there are some bands that are more or less wort the effort... I mean who doesn’t want to see (former?) straight edge veterans Strife playing on the Trinkteufel stage? Have a look on their program site. Besides the cool Bad Brians, the secret “surprise act” on the Core-Tex stage is supposed to be Samiam, at least they say so on their own facebook page.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Heimathafen: Read C*’s review and trust her when she says that you have to have seen the man Spencer once in your life. So head on over to Neukölln’s poshest venue.

Zombie Zombie and Turzi Électronique Expérience at HAU: In the vein of retro electro bands like Gatekeeper, Umberto and comparable, the French drums and synth duo Zombie Zombie fits in quite well. Being named after an early 80s computer game, they are mostly well-known for their reinterpretation of classic John Carpenter songs. And these are fantastic.

Parenthetical Girls and Kishi Bashi at HAU1: I love Parenthetical Girls. They play theatrical indie pop, although that description does in no way do them just. They are an amazing live band and this is a great chance to see them in an equally amazing location.
Sun ArawDeep Magic and Falko Teichmann at West Germany: Experimental and dubby, Sun Araw produce amazing sound installations and provide a perfect chilling out soundtrack. Some of my favourite mixtape songs are by Sun Araw (try Ma Holo!!). Don’t miss!

Boduf Songs and Jessica Baliff at Schokoladen: Boduf Songs are good. Very intense singer songwriter music on Kranky records, so they are at least a bit on the experimental side. Their newest record sounds a little Mt Eerie influenced and let’s be honest, that’s not a bad thing at all. Jessica Baliff has also put out a number of records on Kranky and plays post-rock influenced singer songwriter/slowcore music. This is definitely a nice combination of bands and a good way to spend a Friday evening.

Touch People and Debmaster at bei Ruth: Do you remember Beep Beep? They were a band on Saddle Creek records with members of the Faint, playing nervous indie rock, not unlike the Blood Brothers for example. Now one of their former members, Darren Keen, moved on from “Rock” and started playing weird dancy electronic music under several names, one of them being the currently active Touch People. Now he sounds a bit like a mixture of Battles, Black Dice and Dan Deacon. Debmaster is a single Frenchman currently residing in Berlin. He also plays experimental and dancy electronic music. To sum it up: weird, experimental, electronic, danceable, nice!

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