++++ SOUND OF MACHINES, VOCAL CHORDS AND INSTRUMENTS PLAYED BY HUMANS •̀.̫•́✧ ++++
INFANT SANCHOS (Berlin)
Drum computers and synthesizers. Dull bass, unemployment screams, undemanding but effective tone sequences. From the bottom of the creative milieu, two Renegades, from Neukölln, from boredom.
BRACCO (Le Turc Mecanique, Paris)
Listen 🔪 https://bit.ly/2KY6yOc
Two guys, a rock and a noise madness power. Synthesizer, guitar, plus percussion instruments operated by both musicians. Repetitive, trance music, rightly reminding the reviewers of the achievements of the classics from Suicide. Dark post punk, industrial and noise in the vapors of acidic psychedelia. Strong, but also spatial and atmospheric.
Les Animaux Sauvages (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Listen 🔪 https://bit.ly/3431sb1
Les Animaux Sauvages are three louche artistic soulmates who came together in 2014 as one electro, minimal wave, post-punk entity. It feels like that 1960s hedonism that people rant on about as if it was the second coming of Christ; that level of debauchery that was somehow judged as being socially acceptable, intelligent and cultured. Sex, drugs, alcohol and rock and roll are there, but it’s remarkably relaxed and switched on towards creating, rather than self destruction.
ANTHROPIC COLLAPSE (Berlin) – RELEASE SHOW
Anthropic collapse is the perfect abyss to dive in, where colors slowly sink into darker shades, where the moment itself shows us the way to the bitter side. Every second, every instrument speaks its own language and fills the void, note after note.
Basement Bash was born a whole two years ago! Yeah – we can’t believe it either but as a present from us to you we’re offering an electrifying Tuesday night filled with debauchery, mayhem and attitude. You know the drill, just show up.
Surfbort, a four-piece punk band from Brooklyn, New York, channels inspiration from the 80’s punk scene to produce rousing, explosive music.
Surfbort’s live experience is visceral and confrontational so no wonder The Black Keys picked them to open for their 2018 tour and Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) signed them to his label, Cult Records.
Surfbort’s feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship. All are welcome in the SURFBORT FREAK FAMILY!
“Mixing one part punk rock ethic, one part manic performance and a heavy dose of 1950’s Americana….Images of old Western shootouts, drunken nights in saloons and frantic pianos were all over the place while they played.” – Consequence of Sound
Up-and-comers Askers Dodge are a blistering international 4 piece based in Berlin, kindling shades of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Black Sabbath. Be careful that their retro daydreams don’t turn you into the screaming teenagers of the 50’s.
20:00 – Doors
21:00 – Askers Dodge
21:45 – Gringo Star
22:30 – Surfbort
23:15 – Basement Bash DJ set
Entry: 7€ – 5€ with valid student ID
Basement Bash | an Indieberlin event
Friends and Partners: dq agency, Drum Candy and #PommerenkeDrums
Oil Thief (live) (Total Black)
Zanias (Fleisch) b2b Luna Vassarotti (Instruments of Discipline)
Ciarra Black (NoTech)
Alley Catss (live) (Daddypower)
TELEϟPORT (live) (EXILES)
Entertainment (Total Black)
Jesuve (live) (Total Black)
FOR. (live) (T+U)
Juhász Tamás (live) (EXILES)
Nullius in Verba (Technologie und das Unheimliche)
Purgate (live debut) (Total Black)
F͇a̹u̼s̚t͌o̲ M̤e̝r͗̍͊cͥi͎e̵r̶ (live) (Kaer’Uiks)
ooo & MA’AM (live) (EXILES)
@ Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99
21:00 8€ (2 rooms)
Total Black is a record label presently based in Berlin releasing noise, industrial, power electronics, and experimental music that is frequently organizing events with disparate but complimentary sounds, showcasing artists and associates of the label from across the world. Formed in Montreal, 2012.
EXILES is a Budapest-based electronic label featuring all shades of experimental and forward-thinking techno.
Technologie und das Unheimliche (T+U) is a Berlin-Budapest-Elsewhere based publishing project and cross-disciplinary movement. T+U mediates between cultural technologies within the context of post-digitality and tries to contaminate para-academic thinking with artistic tactics.
The concert & film screening series Easterndaze × Berlin: DIY Music Topographies brings together music collectives from Eastern Europe and pairs each of them with groups from Berlin’s diverse DIY scenes in the name of collective spirit and communal effort. Collectives featured include Intruder Alert (Warsaw), Muscut (Kiev), Exiles & T+U (Budapest), Care of Editions (Berlin), Room 4 Resistance (Berlin), Total Black (Berlin), as well as an A/V Performance by Christoph De Babalon (Berlin) and WIDT (Warsaw). The music events occur November 28-Dec 1 (various locations) and the accompanying film program will be presented at Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival Nov 7-16 at Lichtblick-Kino.
Design: Jan Horčík / Heavyweight
Presented in co-operation with Digital in Berlin.
Easterndaze x Berlin 2018 is funded by Musicboard Berlin.
QUAL (Avant! Records, UK)
SΛRIN ([aufnahme + wiedergabe], CA)
DJs: Hanzel, Jaakko + guest DJ Al Niklaus (Night Shift)
Music: //Cold Wave // Post-Punk // Minimal Synth // EBM //
Qual is finally back with his much-anticipated second full-length album : The Ultimate Climax
Septic discharges of cybernetic disease seeps from every orifice. Welcoming a post apocalyptic nuclear winter. With terror and restless chaos cometh the digital age condemned to be digitally transformed. Cometh hybrids, mutated humans a depletion of organics.
Dry woods and fire temples.
Modular and mayhem a chant for death and all her joy. Rituals for renewal the infinity of pain and chaos to come. Mechanized doused into illusion the earth has long ended and humans are actually finished. Balance your pagan spirit from years past realize it’s not too late for civilization to rejuvenate.
One of the most evil projects currently emerging from the electronic underground, SΛRIN combines terrorizing industrial with menacing EBM and black shades of techno, wave and more.
SΛRIN achieves a penetrating and aggressive sound complimented live by dystopian and futurist inspired visuals
Crack Cloud is a multimedia collective, comprising members from different cities, ethnicities and origins, who contribute to the sound, visual aesthetic and beyond – but their latest release, Anchoring Point, is helmed by seven key members. Taking its sonic influence from the likes of Gang Of Four, Fela Kuti and Talking Heads, its visuals from hip hop and the found footage aesthetic of the ‘90s, and its political ethos from thinkers like Malcolm X and Lydia Lunch, Anchoring Point is a barbed, lurching thing, a cacophony of punchy fragments, funk-laced bass riffs and experimental soundscapes. “We wanted to be expressive in a way that could be erratic but cohesive at the same time,” explains Choy. “Emotionally, it zig-zags. We wanted it to take a life of its own; a life in flux.”
There’s a political undertone to much of Anchoring Point – its lyrics, its sound, even the EP’s artwork, which declares itself to be “how they refer to the latest vendible thing from Crack Cloud. For fun and profit!” But if there’s an agenda to their music, says Choy, “the agenda is humanity and compassion. We invite people to meditate openly about their privilege. Their vice. Their pride and their vulnerability.” Both he and partner Mohammad Ali Sharar are immigrants who struggled with addiction – Choy’s triggered by the death of his father, Mohammad Ali from the cultural turbulence that came from the racism he experienced from outside his community, and the rejection from within it when he started to question Islam. They’ve redefined themselves in sobriety and work together in the mental health industry, facilitating safe spaces based on the harm reduction model for vulnerable and marginalized people in Downtown Vancouver. Crack Cloud is informed by these experiences, past and present.
These experiences inform the work in ways Choy and the collective don’t always attempt to tame or control. ‘Empty Cell’, for example, is a “stream-of-consciousness piece,” made up of different voices from different angles. It follows EP opener ‘Graph Of Desire’, a punky duet of sorts, with shades of early Bowie, that comes in at just a minute and a half long, and precedes ‘Image Craft’, which has a melody like a ticking clock and a video that evokes Lynch’s Eraserhead. “Each song on Anchoring Point,” says Choy, “is one piece of the pie.”
And what does the pie as a whole look like? Choy’s not sure exactly. “It creates a messy picture. We hope people can resonate with its messiness. Thoughts and feelings are ephemeral and there is always a new insight to have and a new connection to be sought after, and it’s a celebration of that. Old and new. And the Anchoring Point in-between.”
In August, Urban Spree happily introduces a weekend brunch spree under the shades of our beautiful garden!
Every Saturday and Sunday in August from 10:00, we’ll be offering breakfast with Breakfast from Planet EARTH and its infamous full Brexit treat as well as a full buffet offer with DeDeeDe and Spud Bencer.
DeDeeDe offers grilled chicken, dorade, calamari in a west african home cuisine style with spicy condiments and gravies while Spud Bencer presents a French-inspired buffet.
The brunch has also veggie and vegan offers.
Saturday + Sunday
From 10:00 to 16:00
Urban Spree Garten