Monday, 20 May 2013

Preview: the week ahead (20th - 26th May)

Chocker chocker chocker - this week is really something. When do we ever feature three gigs on a Monday along, huh? I guess that’s May for you. See you on the town!

Zucker at HAU2: Missy Magazine is once again touring the republic with a program to promote not only their magazine but the general issue of women's rights. There is going to be talks, discussions and dream dance duo Zucker will be performing live. Be there or be square.
Chromatics at Lido: "Gothy italo disco with the guy from Glass Candy". Those are not my words but they describe this outfit perfectly.
Beach Fossils and King Tuff at Festsaal Kreuzberg: DIIV have had to cancel their May tour unfortunately, but at least we are pampered by their label mates and former collaborators Beach Fossils, who do a similar shoegazy thing. Known to be a great live band, this is going to be a sweet gig, especially since the double bill with stoner garage hero King Tuff is going to be hard to top.

Bass Drum Of Death at White Trash: Bass Drum of Death = two-piece stoner garage noise = rock'n'roll. And we like ourselves some heavy rock’n’roll. Yeah, baby!

Volcano The Bear and Harmony Molina at NK: Read XNormanX’s reviewto be mesmerised. Also remember that our competition runs until the end of Monday. Experimental music, the good way.
Julia Kent at Haus Ungarn: A lady and her cello, playing tunes with this that you may not expect. A special performance at Haus Ungarn (former HBC) tonight.
Snøffeltøffs at Bassy Cowboy Club: Fantastic 60s influenced, catchy garage rock. Go to this if you feel like a really good jig!

The Residents at Babylon Kino (Mitte): What is there to say about The Residents that has not been said before? Godfathers of all masked and / or experimental weirdo bands out there.

Crystal Fighters at Lido: I have a schizophrenic relationshiop with Crystal Fighters. When I sit down and make an effort to listen to their recordings I mostly come away disappointed. But if they are being played in a restaurant or shop and I catch a tune or two I always love the songs so much. I suppose this pays testimony to their incredible pop song writing abilities. The perfect radio band and a good opportunity to do some summer evening dancing this Friday night.
Banque Allemande and Kulku at bei Ruth: C*’s gig of the week. Local rhythmic post punk group Banque Allemande have a new album out that they are presenting to you. These guys rock so hard. Meet us there!

The Anna Thompsons, Love Lanes and Hit at Antje Öklesund: Loosely situated in the genre of dream pop but clearly influenced by 60s girl groups as well as post punk, The Anna Thompsons are a regular occurrence on the Berlin live music circuit and we love ‘em for it. Make your Saturday night a pop one.
City Dragon, Sisters of Seance and Moon Wheel at Loophole: Experimental heaven night at Loophole - French saxophone loop experimentalist City Dragon and Canadian project Sisters of Seance, the Persian drone audio/visual project of Luke Rogers of Basketball, supported by our Swedish locals Moon Wheel. A typical Loophole night I say and one for you experimental junkies out there.

Mudhoney at Festsaal Kreuzberg: Grunge forefathers Mudhoney were just one of those bands you grew up on if you spent your youth in the early 90s. It is good to see that they are still around and that they have stood the test of time.
Lubomyr Melynk at Grüner Salon: Read XNormanX’s review and get as amazed and intrigued as C* got upon first reading it. Makes you want to attend this gig, very much so. See you there!

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