Brooklyn-based photographer Luna Park will be in the Urban Spree Bookshop on Saturday, August 5th to discuss and sign her latest book “(Un)sanctioned“.
The Book Signing will take place from 18:00 to 20:00.
Subtitled “The Art on New York Streets“, the book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform.
Katherine “Luna Park” Lorimer is a graffiti and street art photographer, curator and librarian, passionate about documenting urban artforms and supportive of all creative endeavors to redefine public space. She has presented her observations on street art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library and guest lectured for the History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti course at Long Island University. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
For those who can’t attend the event, you can order a signed copy on the Urban Spree website here.
Tickets: http://puschen.tickets.de / KOKA36 / BIS AUFS MESSER Recordstore
Surf Curse is the indie rock recording project of Los Angeles based songwriters Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck. The pair met as teenagers while growing up outside of Las Vegas, and immediately bonded over underground music, cult films, and a desire to leave their vacuous home town. After moving to Reno for college, Rattigan and Rubeck discovered the city’s local DIY scene and similar blossoming music communities across the country that were becoming connected through the internet. In the fall of 2010 the two formalized their on-going musical collaboration with a new two piece called Surf Curse and played their first show at a Halloween Party. Surf Curse’s initial songs were frantic punk anthems about adolescent heartbreak and alienation, and the band quickly developed an audience of young people who resonated with Rattigan and Rubeck’s anecdotal writing.
Early on Surf Curse frequently performed at landmark all ages venues like The Holland Project, The Smell, and Pehrspace. On one of their first trips to Los Angeles, Rattigan and Rubeck befriended a community of musicians including the likes of Palm Reader, Girlpool, Michael Vidal, and Heller Keller, and recorded their first two releases with Andrew McKelvie at The Smell. Surf Curse developed a cult following almost over night in Los Angeles, but abruptly disappeared for a two year hiatus after Rattigan relocated to New York City.
While living on separate sides of the country, Rattigan and Rubeck devoted most of their attention to their respective solo projects, Current Joys (FKA Tele/Visions) and Casino Hearts. Surf Curse reunited in 2015 and began demoing their second full length, Nothing Yet, which they released with Danger Collective Records in 2017. Over the past five years, seeing Surf Curse live has become a right of passage for disaffected youth in the South-West while Rattigan and Rubeck have spent their formative years between Las Vegas, Reno, and Los Angeles.
Their new record, Heaven Surrounds You, is a coming of age epic, inspired by the many cult films they’ve cherished throughout their young adulthood that are referenced across the album’s track-list. Rattigan and Rubeck worked with veteran indie producer Jarvis Taveniere, carefully crafting a their most lush and vulnerable record to date.
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Bobby Oroza “This Love Tour 2019“
02.11.2019 21 Uhr / Einlass: 20 Uhr Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99 – 10245 Berlin
Tickets: VK 14,00 € zzgl. Geb.
präsentiert von ByteFM + hhv + pøj pøj
Der finnische Sänger Bobby Oroza veröffentlicht sein Debütalbum “This Love” am 3. Mai bei Big Crown Records. Das Label aus New York City ist bereits Heimat von Bands wie Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Shacks und El Michels Affair.
„This Love“ ist schon jetzt ein heimlicher Klassiker, der Fans von Sweet Soul seit seiner ersten Veröffentlichung auf Timmion Records letztes Jahr begeistert. Der Song mit seinen harten Drums, feuriger Gitarre, vergrabenem Bass und Bobbys ruhiger und doch sehnsüchtiger Stimme, ist ein absolutes Muss für alle Soul-Sammler.
Bobby Oroza ist in Helsinki geboren und in einer Musiker- und Künstlerfamilie aufgewachsen. Auf den Familienfesten hat Bobbys bolivischer Großvater oft zur Gitarre gegriffen und lateinamerikanische canciones und kubanische Klassiker gesungen. Bobbys Mutter ist Sängerin, sein Vater Jazz-Gitarrist im Gitan-Stil. Zu Bobbys Glück hatten seine Eltern eine große Plattensammlung mit frühem Jazz, Blues, Motown-Hits, Gospelchören und Doo-Wop-Gruppen, aber auch Alben aus Brasilien und Afrika, Folksongs aus Nord- und Südamerika von Bobbys Mutter und Salsa-Musik aus New York. All diese Einflüsse sind heute in Bobbys Musik hör- und spürbar.
Schon als Jugendlicher verdiente Bobby sein Geld mit Musik. Seine Hauptinstrumente sind Gitarre und Schlagzeug. Noch vor seinem Schulabschluss drängte es ihn, die Quelle jener Rhythmen zu finden, die ihn so inspirieren. Und so reiste er nach Santiago auf Kuba. Dort studierte er monatelang intensiv Schlagzeug und Gesang. Seit seiner Rückkehr ist er damit beschäftigt, Musik zu produzieren, aufzunehmen und zu performen, um Geld für seine Familie zu verdienen. Mit Cold Diamond & Mink, der Hausband von Timmion Records, bestehend aus Bandleader Jukka Sarapää, Sami Kantelinen und Gitarrist/Komponist Seppo Salmi, bildet er ein brillantes Quartett, mit dem er seine Vision in Musik umsetzt. CD&M liefern mit ihren LoFi-Instrumentals die perfekte Untermalung für Bobbys verrauchte Tenorstimme, die Herzen brechen und schmelzen lässt
Direct Concerts, Swamp Booking & ASK HELMUT present:
+ Support: Live Skull & Martin Bisi
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Presale: 16€ (plus fees) • Box Office: 20€
Doors: 8PM • Start: 8:30PM
New York’s critically acclaimed WHITE HILLS has garnered a reputation as one of the most prolific bands of their generation, composing numerous studio albums along with EPS, singles, tour only releases and collaborations since their inception.
Blending genres and styles, WHITE HILLS has been described as Krautrock, Industrial, Psychedelic, Goth, Post-Punk. Ambient and more. The band describes themselves as Motorik Fuzz Art-Rock. Comprised of core members Ego Sensation and Dave W, WHITE HILLS has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America and appears in Jim Jarmusch’s film Only Lovers Left Alive.
presenting “Gate of Grief”
[ Disaro / Pendu Sound / Rocket Girl / Hi-Scores / Emotion Records. New York ]
“Reverb-drenched horror-movie vocals and doomy, pulsing gothtronica… sounds like Joy Division remixed by Skrillex. Worth the wait.” Uncut
THE MECHANICAL TALES
post atomic vibes
Like all the best bands, Automatic found each other in an organic way. Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals) met in the DIY band scene of Los Angeles and started jamming together in 2017. Over the last year, they have become an important part of the L.A. Club circuit, sharing the stage with bands like Surfbort, Wand and Flatworms. On 27 September 2019 their debut album “Signal” will be released on Stones Throw / PIAS.
Lola was born into a punk household (her father is Kevin Haskins, the drummer of Bauhaus) and joined her first band, the art-rock outfit Blackblack, when she was just 13 years old. Halle and Izzy met in local bands in the northeast of L.A.; Izzy was a guitarist and singer, and Halle liked to plug her fretless bass into a guitar amp. Unimpressed by the masculine energy of the local scene and the rock music on the radio – “pumped out like plastic bottles into the ocean” – Izzy changed guitars into synths and joined Halle and Lola in 2017. They called themselves “Automatic” after a song by the Go-Go’s – the only (!) purely female band that ever wrote and recorded an entire album that reached number 1 in the charts in the USA.
Automatics guitarless setup seemed to leave a void in the sound at first, but their interplay gave them strength and they took their place in the scene. Empowerment in the best sense. They refined their sound and, informed by Neu! and Suicide, combined their preference for dub reggae, motoric rhythms and gnarled synthesizers with their cinematic pop understanding. In collaboration with sound engineer and producer Joo Joooo Ashworth (FROTH), they started working on their GarageBand demos and their debut album.
Their first single “Calling It” captures the feeling of drifting in an endless space, tearing everything apart and starting anew. Elsewhere on “Signal”, songs speak directly from the band members’ experiences: “Humanoid” and “Too Much Money” are reflections on boredom, misfortune and the disappointing falsehood of social media personae, while the title track “Signal” is about “being trapped in the drudgery of a shitty life/job and realizing that no one but yourself will save you from it.” “Signal” is the title track of the band’s album. A shocking near-death accident in her apartment inspired Izzy to write “Electrocution” – an experience alluded to in the cover packshot, which shows a switch on a red background.
Izzy studied film at college and Halle used to work at the legendary video store “Kims Video” in New York, so it’s no wonder that the band also mentions film as an important influence on their music. David Lynch and Dario Argentos in particular have left their mark on the ambiguous lyrics and eerie atmospheres.
The red thread that runs through “Signals” is the feeling of fear and alienation, possibly one of the most formative experiences of the early 21st century: the feeling of being on the edge of the world. Or as Automatic put it: “The world is so fucked. I don’t know how a musician could say: ‘That’s all great.'”