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Charlie Megira & The Bet She'an Valley Hillbillies // Jimmy Trash & Big Daddy Mugglestone // SPECIAL NO.1 DJ TEAM



It is with great treasure and delight to present the most inspiring modern musician of our time, Charlie Megira and his newest project, The Bet She’an Valley Hillbillies, to the stage of Urban Spree.

Charlie’s mix of lo-fi appalachian rock’n’roll (Feathers/Askins), Oscar Wilde vocals (if he was a charming mumbler….), baroque orchestration (theme and vibration-variation) and minimal 80s aesthetic (less is more, unless its an encore…) is a unique and special occasion wherever you are from, and Berlin is lucky to have him.

His previous record with the mighty MODERN DANCE CLUB is now on its 4th pressing on Greg Ashley’s Guitars and Bongos Records.

Supporting The Bet She’an Valley Hillbillies is another new project:


Jimmy Trash (Trashfest/Gunpowder Temple of Heaven/Jimmy Trash Orchestra) and Big Daddy Mugglestone (Assdroids/Sacred Travellers/Cheap Paper Toys) play songs inspired by ancient Persian poets, Voodoo rhythms, Zoroastrian Creed and Hermetic Philosophy. Combining cyclical music and ritual with the chanting of sacred texts, they engage the audience in a rhythmic orgy of fear and fortune, death the release.

AND for the afterparty, the panafrican psych funk groove sounds of the Nigerian/Australian freundschaft of SPECIAL NO.1 DJ TEAM!

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Orsten Groom: Chrome Dinette

From October 23rd to January 23rd 2021, Urban Spree Galerie is pleased to offer the painter Orsten Groom his first solo exhibition in Germany, “CHROME DINETTE”.


As a radically independent and self-managed artist, Orsten Groom has established himself in a few years as a key player in the young French painting scene, between alternative circles and museum institutions.

His first retrospective was presented this year at the ACMCM contemporary art centre in Perpignan (France) – at only 37 years old.

The Berlin exhibition brings together over thirty works, presented in two sections:

– the Large Ensemble of 17 paintings “CHROME DINETTE” (accompanied by its proverbial Divan), a crazed round about the links binding Sigmund Freud and Moses through Ancient Egypt & Sick Poodles – all under the aegis of Frank Zappa;

– A vast Recapitulative Selection of Orsten Groom’s emblematic large formats, a genuine «subconscious» journey with Parietal Sarcophagus allures. 



Orsten Groom’s painting is presented as “Post-Historical Cave Art”.

The famous German artist Jonathan Meese said about him: “Orsten Groom comes from the caves and the Middle Ages and keeps history alive in today’s art. He comes from the future“.

Apocalyptic Frescoes, saturated with Creatures drawn from the Memory Styx by Demented Talmudic Investigations, Carnivalesque Recapitulation of History from the Flow of Origins and Art History – His Painting roars on Large Canvases populated with Figures entangled by Mythological and Grotesque Archetypes, Dances Macabres gleaned by a Language Detective, an Amnesiac Epileptic Archaeologist. Its Material is Dense, Volcanic, inhabited like the ancient Livers of a Divinatory Ritual.

«This turmoil is similar to the one I feel in the Grottos of Lascaux or Chauvet, in front of El Greco or Picasso paintings, or, in the 20th century, facing the essential work of Gérard Gasiorowski», wrote Olivier Kaeppelin, Curator of his recent Parisian Exhibition POMPEII MASTURBATOR – For which the Archaeological Park of Pompeii itself has send a complaint.

Orsten Groom experienced in 2002 an aneurysm that left him amnesic and epileptic. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2009 and Le Fresnoy in 2011. He is the recipient of several awards: Prix l’art est vivant (2019), Prix de Peinture de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts (2016) and Prix de Peinture Antoine Marin (2015). The reputed paint manufacturer Marin manufactures a colour to his name, the Pink Groom.

He is also a musician, author of collections of English cubist poems, filmmaker (Jury Prize for his film BOBOK at the 2011 Côté-Court festival) and since 2012 author of the video cycle Les Ballets Russes.

He has collaborated with curators and authors Olivier Kaeppelin and Paul Ardenne, the filmmaker Guy Maddin, the translator and poet André Markowicz, as well as the writer Boris Wolowiec.

ORSTEN GROOM: “MÂÂT” (Nocturne) – 210 x 140 cm – Oil on Canvas – GXXI

Implanted in the heart of Berlin, the Urban Spree Galerie has been for more than 8 years an unavoidable reference in urban arts, understood as a manifestation of a post-parietal art, which inscribes graffiti at the heart of its practice, on a large scale.

The opening will be accompanied by a concert by the POODLE MHUND ARKESTRA, formed for the occasion by Orsten Groom, the Magnificent Jimmy Trash & Big Daddy Mugglestone.

Ich bin der Dreck unter deinen Walzen / Ich bin dein geheimer Schmutz Und verlorenes Metallgeld / Ich bin deine Ritze und Schlitze / Ich bin der Autor aller Felgen Und Damast Paspeln / Ich bin Eier aller Arten / Ich bin alle Tage und Nächte / Ich bin der Chrome Dinette / Und du bist mein Sofa. – Frank Zappa

CHROME DINETTE is Burning Divan, Hypnotic Sphinx and Sick Tongue of the Unpronounceable God.



“Divan, Divan, Weisst du, Wer Ich Bin?”

23.10.2020 – 23/01.2021

Vernissage: Friday, 23.10.2020 from 18:30 in presence of the artist

Concert of the POODLE MHUND ARKESTRA (Orsten Groom, The Magnificent Jimmy Trash & Big Daddy Mugglestone)


Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Contact, info & catalogue: Pascal Feucher (pascal@urbanspree.com)

Opening Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 14:00-19:00

Opens Sunday 24.10.2020 (14:00-19:00)


INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/orsten_groom/

FB https://www.facebook.com/orstengroomglues/

WIKIPEDIA https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orsten_Groom



Tall Juan

After his “Falling Down” 7” and “Why Not?” Ep produced by Mac DeMarco at Jizz Jazz studio, featuring contribution from Juan Wauters on the drums, Tall Juan comes with a 15 songs 1st Lp “Olden Goldies” (BUFU Records) loaded with energy, love and fun!

Whether it’s ‘Punk’, ‘Garage, ‘Rock’ or whatever, one thing is for sure. Argentinian born/Far Rockaway transplant Tall Juan has managed to evade labels and put out songs that only a Latin Elvis inspired by the Ramones could deliver. Short, fast, and packed with Attitude. Tall Juan’s lyrics are autobiographical nuggets about everything from drug addiction, the perils of dating, to living in Queen

“Why Not?” Ep:

Falling Down 7”:


Royal Comfort: Jimmy Trash, Oska Wald and Big Daddy Mugglestone, all egomaniac band leaders in their own right (Gunpowder Temple of Heaven, Chuckamuck, Sacred Travellers), get together to play storytelling country-psych songs of high drama, bitterness, desire and joy. This time they pump up their jams into electric status, heavy organ instead of clickety piano, warm amplified guitar instead of tightly wound acoustic strings. (Big Daddy keeps his cocktail drumkit tho).


+ Dj Jimourney Sound

James Chance and Les Contortions

James Chance & Les Contortions live in Berlin



A key figure in No Wave, James Chance has been playing a combination of improvisational jazz-like music and punk in the New York music scene since the late 1970s, in such bands as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, The Flaming Demonics, James Chance & the Sardonic Symphonics, James Chance and Terminal City, and James Chance and Les Contortions. His music can be described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens.
Born and raised in Milwaukee and Brookfield, Wisconsin, Chance attended Michigan State University, then the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, dropped out and moved to New York City in 1976. He quickly became active in both the free jazz and no wave punk rock scenes.
His first band in New York in 1976 was an instrumental quartet with violin, drums and bass called Flaming Youth. After studying for a short time under David Murray, Chance formed The Contortions, who fused jazz improvisation and funk rhythms. The Contortions reached a wider audience with their contribution to the Brian Eno-compiled No New York collection of No Wave acts.
Known for violent and confronting live shows, razor tight musicians and jagged compositions, as well as a knack for jazz and bubblegum reinterpretation, James Chance has produced increasingly progressive and unnervingly agitated live shows. The Les Contortions have been his European tour group since 2006.

Support: Jimmy Trash and Big Daddy Mugglestone

Australian-Berliner Jimmy Trash (+ The Gunpowder Temple of Heaven, Jimmy Trash Orchestra, Trashfest, Analog Africa) and American-Berliner Big Daddy Mugglestone (+ His Cheap Paper Toys, The Mugglestone Review, Sacred Travelers, The Ass-Droids) have developed a project together out of a shared love of African, Arabic and Vodou rhythms, the use of sacred texts, performance art and creating unsure and chaotic spaces for a live audience.Working out a system to deliver fervent messages from ancient occult texts in a form of music that synchronizes the dirty synths of Suicide with mad live Vodou rhythms of West Africa, South America and the islands of Cabo Verde, and the vocal and performative stylings of Southern Baptist church services, we have dually terrified and pleasured audiences throughout Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Tickets: only at the door. 15€

Royal Comfort LIVE


Royal Comfort for our third, but first class Die Letzte Metro gig & party @ Urban Spree’s Basement.

First class line up with Jimmy Trash on the piano & Big Daddy Mugglestone on the brushes, together with acoustic guitar from Oska Wald.

The lead vocal is shared as a waltz in tree times, shaking from booze & drinking songs from Jimmy, to traditional folk songs taught by Daddy Mugglestone and the pop songs and charming voice by Oska.

A very emotional fellowship onboard from Berlin to Baton Rouge on the last train to r’n’r!!