Blue Hawaii & Pick A Piper
11.12. Berlin, Urban Spree
Doors 7:00. Start 8:00.
Blue Hawaii is a Canadian duo who have been making electronic music for almost a decade. With “Open Reduction Internal Fixation” the band now releases their fourth LP and continues the thread of dreamy electronic pop and dancefloor playability. In December we bring the duo together with the band Pick A Piper for an exclusive show to Berlin in the Urban Spree.
36 Concerts, Direct Concerts, Fave Rave, Swamp Booking, Schmutz & ASK HELMUT present:
+ Support: PLATTENBAU
+ Afterparty with DJs (tbc)
DirectTicket: bit.ly/2kKEOCr (print@home & Mobile Ticket)
+ BIS AUFS MESSER Recordstore
Presale: 16€ (plus fees) • Box Office: 20€
Doors: 8PM • Start: 8.30PM
Emerging from the DIY underground of Barcelona, Belgrado initially traded in a stylish mixture of post-punk tropes that could be traced back to the Europe of the early 1980s. Formed in 2010, Barcelona-based outfit Belgrado has existed at the innovative forefront of the global post-punk scene. Now in their ninth year, the quartet continues to play at home and abroad, carrying with them a reputation built on three full length albums and an impressive touring career that has taken them to all corners of the globe.
The tale is perhaps a well-precedented one: a Welshman, an American, and a Swede move to Berlin and start a post-punk band called PLATTENBAU in a studio housed in the massive former DDR Funkhaus. Hans Tobias, Lewis Lloyd und Brandon Walsh describe their very own sonic can of worms as post-ideological surrealism, the ten songs on their self-titled debut album oscillate between noise, pop and surf.
[aufnahme + wiedergabe] presents:
Hante. (FR) live
Body of Light (USA) live
Sólveig Matthildur (ISL) live
Urban Spree (RAW-Area)
Revaler Str. 99/Warschauer Str.
21.11.2019 Berlin – Urban Spree
Doors: 20:00 Uhr, Start: 21:00 Uhr
A new pearl has formed from the haze of the New York DIY scene: Wives.
The band around Jay Beach (guitar, vocals), Andrew Bailey (guitar), Alex Crawford (bass) and Adam Sachs (drums) released their first song “Waving Past Nirvana” in March 2019,
But behind “Waving Past Nirvana” there is no story about the legacy of Cobain, according to Jay Beach it’s about something completely different:
“Waving Past Nirvana” is a literal interpretation of the bodhisattva-one who has achieved the release, the awakened eye, and yet wants to trade it back for the painful life of desire because she/he/they predominantly feels compassion. This “entering back into the world” to fight a fool’s battle is the essence of “Waving Past Nirvana”, and the video depicts one young woman’s journey along these lines.
Musically the Slackers catapult us back into the golden 90s. The implied noise of Sonic Youth meets the nervous hooks of the Pixies and merges with the wonderfully necessary vocals à la J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr). If you are not completely averse to the reference bands mentioned above, you should definitely remember this formation.
The quartet is currently working on their first album “So Removed”, which will be released on 28 June via City Slang. But before that they will play some shows – including a concert in Germany. Let’s hope for seconds, after the release.
+ Support: Kaleo Sansaa
13.11. Berlin, Urban Spree
Einlass: 19 Uhr | Beginn: 20 Uhr
With her new EP Zandoli, Belgian-Caribbean artist Charlotte Adigéry proves herself to be a consummate storyteller. Sometimes patently silly, sometimes deeply introspective, Adigéry’s ever-wandering mind spins tales that are absurd and poignant and ridiculously fun. Having been taught the ropes by her Martinique-born mother –namely rhythm’s relationship to musicality and the importance of a sense of humour– Adigéry is a persuasive young artist who can sing about lizards one moment and latex the next.
A descendent of a Nigerian Yoruba tribe that worked its way out of slavery on the faraway island of Martinique, Adigéry likes to draw inspiration from her Caribbean ancestors’ musical traditions. Opening track ‘Paténipat’ features a chanted chorus of “zandoli pa té ni pat” –a Creole mnemonic that means “the gecko didn’t have any legs”– which perfectly enunciates the rhythms of the GWO KA dances that would have swayed the islanders of Martinique a century ago. A zandoli, by the way, is a lizard normally found climbing the walls of Caribbean homes.
Vancouver Sleep Clinic
+ Support: HÅN
11.11. Berlin, Urban Spree
(relocated from Silent Green)
Doors 7:00. Start 8:00.
Singer, songwriter and producer Tim Bettinson released his first EP on Soundcloud in winter 2014. The Australian’s music attracted more and more global interest, which promptly led the Guardian to declare Bettinson “the new teenage wonder of Australian Indie Folktronic R&B”. With the success of “Winter” behind them, the Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s reputation grew rapidly, resulting in a sold-out tour of Australia and Europe – all at the age of 18.
In July 2019, Vancouver Sleep Clinic released his new single “Bad Dreams”, the first forerunner of his eagerly awaited new album “Onwards to Zion”, which will be released in October. An album that is equally characterized by guitars, synths and melancholic piano melodies and that can’t really decide between indie pop and electronic rock.