Monday, 17 June 2013

Preview - the week ahead (17th - 23th June)

What is our incentive to do the preview with weather like this? We don't know but we do it anyway, just way later than you are maybe used to from us.

Waxahatchee at Monarch: Waxahatchee is a solo project of songwriter Katie Crutchfield, which she formed after the breakup of P.S. Eliot, her former band. As such, it is pretty much what you would expect from the alt pop genre and probably good for a nice bar evening at Monarch.

Molly Nilsson and Live Dylan at Kantine: I’ve been a well-documented fan for some time now and this record release party is most definitely going to be fantastic. Come on out and join C* dancing!

Busdriver at SO36: Although this is maybe an unusual location for a Busdriver show, anyone who remembers his last appearance at West Germany and keeps it in as good memory as we do will most likely not hesitate to attend this. Busdriver is known for his mind blowingly quick rap and experimental beats. He is part of Project Blowed and if you’re anyhow into experimental hip hop, this is a must see.
Converge and Rotten Sound at Magnet Club: Although I’ve never been the biggest Converge fan, you have to admit that they know their deal when it comes to heavy hardcore music. Their Jane Doe record most likely shows up in most record collections of anybody who’s been into hardcore at some point in his life. For a mean trip down memory lane, this would be your choice of the night. C* did it earlier this year and reported on it.

Fête de la Musique: Every year on June 21st, Berlin celebrates this city-wide music festival. Have a look on the website to get an overview. We might feel very creative and give you our pick later this week. Then again, we might be really busy in the sunshine and then you would just have to dive in and take it as it comes.


The Pizza Suicide Festival at bei Ruth: The Pizza Suicide Club has put up a huge bill of interesting stuff to see and hear this Saturday at bei Ruth. Doors will be open at 3pm and there will be art and comics to look at, cake to eat and live performances from 5pm on. The line-up includes some real gems, including Hush Hush vs. Novoline, Anklepants, and many more. Have a look on their website for the complete line-up and for further info and links.
Nisennenmondai and Clean & Jerk at Urban Spree: Read our review of Nisennenmondai’s last Berlin visit. They’re an instrumental trio from Tokyo and play something like a mixture between Post Punk and Krautrock, fans of anything between ESG and Neu! should seriously give them a listen! Clean & Jerk is a new band from Berlin, featuring ex-Chrome Hoof members.

Cat Power at Tempodrom: Even though Tempodrom may be slightly out of our league we just have to mention the Cat Power show here. There you go.

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