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Zines of the Zone Berlin – Tour Event #27

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On Thursday and Friday, April 17th & 18th, and one week after the Berlin show of The Photocopy Club, Urban Spree is happy to host the team of Zines of the Zone.

Zines of the Zone is a nomadic, not-for-profit library dedicated to self-published photobooks, photozines, and any DIY printed matter related to photography.

From January 2014 onwards, the mobile zinothek is travelling from it French homebase throughout Europe to display its collection to the public and collect new zines in each visited city, in order to increase the collection and meet new artists and the zine community. Since the beginning of the tour, the Zines of the Zone project has gathered a considerable response on the road, with lots of zines collected and great crowds visiting the show.

49 Tour Events are being scheduled until mid-June 2014, Berlin being midway with #27!

Come to Urban Spree to meet the ZoZ team, discover all the zines collected on the road, as well as those belonging to the permanent collection, and of course, bring your zine!!

– Photozine exhibition with sub-Thema: Urban Cultures

– Free Entry

– Thursday 17/04 => from 18:00 till late: DJ set Jackie Kennedy / Madame B

– Friday 18/04 => from 13:00 till late: Poperttelli (AB records) + Blank City

 



Anti-Skateboarding Devices and Other Zines

We have received 3 zines by UK photographer Marc Vallée for the Urban Spree bookshop. Marc is documenting urban subcultures in the UK such as the skateboarding & graffiti scenes.

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Here is a sneak preview of his “Anti-Skateboarding Devices” A5 Zine (now in its Second Edition, 2014).

 



Zines of the Zone / Open Call for Submissions

As part of the Zines of the Zone‘s wandering zinothek, Urban Spree is calling for zine submissions for its Berlin event.

For Berlin, we are looking for self-published, self-made photozines whose subject is street art, graffiti, urban subcultures (tattoo, skateboard etc…), street practices, underground…

Upon acceptance, your zine will be displayed at Urban Spree for the 2-day exhibition (17-18 April 2014) and thereafter will become part of the travelling permanent collection across Europe.  

1505431_627733057296433_867809653_nZines of the Zone is a nomadic, not-for-profit library dedicated to self-published photobooks, photozines, and any DIY printed matter related to photography. The project’s aim is to create a European network and generate a public collection out of these alternative practices.

From January 2014 onwards, the mobile zinothek’s will be be travelling throughout Europe to display its collection to the public and collect new zines in each visited city, in order to increase the collection and meet new artists.

The photobook phenomenon is increasing and becoming trendy: more and more photographers and graphic designers explore its possibilities, more and more galleries and collectors are attracted by these objects. As these objects are limited in their edition and as they are sold at a fair price, they appear to be quickly sold out – and for that reason, out of reach, hard to find.

The aim is to create a public collection so that anybody can have a look at this printed matter, whether it is sold out or not. This collection would act like a memory, a permanent place for the these quite-ephemeral objects: a place where the books continue to live, give inspiration, be manipulated and shared.

You can bring your zine directly at the gallery during the week/weekend or send it by post (Urban Spree – Revaler Str. 99 – 10245 Berlin).

 



Zines of the Zone

1505431_627733057296433_867809653_nZines of the Zone is a nomadic, not-for-profit library dedicated to self-published photobooks, photozines, and any DIY printed matter related to photography. The project’s aim is to create a European network and generate a public collection out of these alternative practices.

From January 2014 onwards, the mobile zinothek’s will be be travelling throughout Europe to display its collection to the public and collect new zines in each visited city, in order to increase the collection and meet new artists.

The photobook phenomenon is increasing and becoming trendy: more and more photographers and graphic designers explore its possibilities, more and more galleries and collectors are attracted by these objects. As these objects are limited in their edition and as they are sold at a fair price, they appear to be quickly sold out – and for that reason, out of reach, hard to find.

The aim is to create a public collection so that anybody can have a look at this printed matter, whether it is sold out or not. This collection would act like a memory, a permanent place for the these quite-ephemeral objects: a place where the books continue to live, give inspiration, be manipulated and shared.

 

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Julie’s Haircut + Mamuthones

Urban Spree & el borracho berlin gigs Present:
06.03.2018
Rocket Recordings Label Mates with:
Julie’s Haircut + Mamuthones


Einlass: 19:00 I Beginn: 20:00
10,00€

>> JULIE´S HAIRCUT (IT – Rocket Recordings)
Active since the late nineties, Julie’s Haircut is a band devoted to spacey, hypnotic sounds. The band’s music has evolved in time from the garage-rock soulful energy of their debut towards more experimental grounds, focusing on improv and sound research, without losing touch with the groove and melody that characterized their music since day one. They have been making music with Damo Suzuki, Sonic Boom, Philip Corner, Valerio Cosi and more. Their new album “Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin” is released 17 february 2017 by Rocket Recordings.

>> MAMUTHONES (IT – Rocket Recordings)
Mamuthones may have started as solo project of Alessio Gastaldello, founder and ex drummer of Jennifer Gentle (Italy’s psych pop mavericks signed to Sub Pop Records) but soon turned into something like a real band.

After leaving Jennifer Gentle in 2007, Alessio switched from drums to air-organ and voice to create his own kind of deep psychedelia. A ritual, esoteric atmosphere soaked his first two albums – The First Born (a collaborative effort with Fabio Orsi) and Sator, his proper first solo LP. To support these releases, Alessio was joined on stage by Marco Fasolo (Jennifer Gentle’s mastermind) on guitar and seasoned drummer Maurizio Boldrin – an almost 70-year old musician who has played since the early Sixties in countless beat and prog groups including Pino Donaggio’s band (the same Pino Donaggio who wrote You don’t have to say you love me and soundtracked multiple Brian De Palma, Nicholas Roeg and Joe Dante movies).

After a handful of shows, the trio released in 2011 a self-titled album for Italian label Boring Machines. The band were heralded as prime movers of the so-called Italian Occult Psychedelia scene and the album itself got rave reviews on most music magazines and websites, even getting a 4-star review in The Times. Around the same time, Mamuthones opened the Italian tour of Hallogallo (the project comprising Neu! leader Michael Rother and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley) and played their first London shows.

When Marco Fasolo went back to his Jennifer Gentle duties, Alessio recruited Matteo Polato (guitar) and Francesco Lovison (synth), both previously with Italian band Slumberwood. Alessio started immediately working on new material and the results were released in early 2015 as a 4-track side of a split album for the Collisions series by British label Rocket Recordings (Goat, Gnod, Josefin Ohrn, Julie’s Haircut, Teeth of the Sea, etc). The EP signaled a dramatic change in their sound, now a concoction of the dark alchemy of early Can, the sci-fi swagger of Chrome and the magpie spirit of Eno and Byrne’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.
Soon after the release, Maurizio Boldrin split amicably and was replaced by Andrea Davì, a young drummer with a keen interest in jazz and Afrobeat. In September 2015 Mamuthones guested at the Liverpool Psychedelic Festival, while Rocket Recordings was releasing a new 12” limited edition titled Symphony For The Devil, featuring a kosmische-disco inflected cover of the Rolling Stones classic and an unreleased song.
With the new line-up alive and kicking, Mamuthones started working on a new album that will be released again by Rocket Recordings on February 23 2018 under the title Fear On The Corner.



Urban Spree Books at the Unlock Book Fair

Urban Spree Books will be present at the first Unlock Book Fair in Berlin next weekend with 8 of our self-published titles, as well as a small selection of graffiti and street art zines and books.

Among our titles, we’ll introduce our latest artist book, “Metamorphosis“, released last week.

Unlock Book Fair 2017 will take place at ExRotaprint in Wedding on September 16th and 17th, 2017.

The Fair focuses on the thriving field of graffiti and street art publishing. After a successful first edition in Barcelona last year, the fair moves to Berlin with a special focus on North American railroad cultures: moniker graffiti, hobo culture, train hopping and freight train graffiti.