Music Tips 03.02 - 16.02

Keepin' it loud in the next two weeks with post-punk delicacies, wasted dreamy hipsters, genre-transcending hybrids, black-veiled spiritual droners and candy-coated noise rockers. Cross your fingers for some free tickets (try and get them here).



20.00 White Fence + Ultimate Painting @ Kantine am Berghain

WHY: White Fence is the complex band structure of the US West Coast musician Tim Presley. In addition to his activities as a guitarist for The Fall, Darker My Love, and the occasional collaborations with Ty Segall, Presley's own band moves further towards compositionally complex garage rock bands. Support band Ultimate Painting will prolongue and sweeten up the night with beautiful guitar-pop.

Kantine am Berghain / Rüdersdorfer Str. 70, 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info



21.00 A Wasted Dawn with Magic Island – EP Release @ Chesters

WHY: Shameless/Limitless and Mansions and Millions present Magic Island's A Wasted Dawn EP release show and after party with Lief Hall, Jack Chosef and Better Person – three special guests and one live premiere . After party DJ sets will enter you into the wasted dawn with DJ Deepmoods and Karl Monica.

Chesters / Glogauer Str. 2, 10999 Berlin, U Görlitzer Bahnhof / more info


22.00 MIND Records Showcase Night @ Urban Spree

WHY: MIND Records  Showcase Night presents Femminielli Noir, Night Musik and Moyō. Moyō is Abraham Toledano, founder of MIND Records, Bona fide night-owl DJ and walking encyclopedia of outsider record digging. Femminielli Noir is a duo that chooses hybrids and hybrids of hybrids over mixing traditional structures, and advocates the use of provocative theatrical devices. Night Musik is the new solo project of Shub Roy, with which he creates genre-transcending cinematic atmospheres.

Urban Spree / Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info


FRIDAY 06.02

21.00 Sporty Jesus Record Release Party @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik

WHY: Sporty Jesus is a result of a collaboration between musician and producer Jens Christian Madsen, and DJ and visual artist Matthias Mayer that was initiated for the exhibition project "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em" (2011/2012) at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien. It is a music project that concretely deals with the history of music and connects with it. "Ghost Driver" is the first release presenting 3 songs of their dark and groovy electronic music.

ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstr. 27, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstr. / more info


SUNDAY 08.02

20.00 Earth + Black Spirituals @ Volksbühne

WHY: Sunday mass at Volksbühne: the legendary Earth will show up with Black Spirituals to preach loud and slow in a heavy droney atmosphere. Earth’s core member Dylan Carlson is currently accompanied by Adrienne Davies and Bill Herzog. The improv-duo Black Spirituals are Zachary James Watkins  and Marshall Trammell, who have been described as an ecstatic intersection of the tone-generating electronics, guitars, and the heart-thumping acoustic percussion.

Volksbühne / Linienstr. 227, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info



20.30 Viet Cong + Absolutely Free @ Westgermany

WHY: Viet Cong is a post-punk band made of members of the Chad Vangaalen band and the much-missed art-rockers Women.  In support of their newly released debut album, they will be playing  at Westgermany, with special guests Absolutely Free - psych-kraut-rock trio from Toronto who also released their debut album very recently. The gig is already sold out, but there is always a possibility  for an extra ticket or a bigger venue.

Westgermany / Skalitzer Str. 133, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info


MONDAY 16.02

20.00 Deerhoof + Farfara @ Lido Berlin

WHY: Pitchfork went so far as to label Deerhoof as "the best band in the world.” The New York Times described them as “one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade.” From their humble beginnings as an obscure San Francisco noise act, they have become one of indie music's most influential bands with their ecstatic and unruly take on pop. The candy-coated noise rockers are on top of our playlist since forever, so, yeah, see you in the front row. PS. Berlin/Istanbul based shoegaze-psych-kraut trio Farfara are playing support.

Lido Berlin / Cuvrystrasse 7, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor / more info

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