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Berlin Risofest – Celebration of DIY Printing

The Berlin Risofest is the first event to bring together the city’s top Risograph printers, artists and studios, in a day of exhibitions, workshops, performances, booklaunches and parties.

Featuring:

– A showcase of the work of:
Colorama
Drucken3000 Risografie
Lucky Punch Press / Die Brueder
PogoBooks / Outer Space Press
Zirkumflex
We make it
BLINKBLINK
Penthaus für schöne Formate / Kunst Werk Stadt Berlin
Riso Club Leipzig
Inkwell Press (https://www.instagram.com/inkwellspa)

The events confirmed so far include:

– a Riso-printed wallpaper installation curated by Luca Bogoni Design Studio, with guest artist Bene Rohlmann, Guillaume Kashima, Anna Niestroj

– the launch (at long last) of the English version of the book RISOMANIA, a project by Vetro Editions, published by Niggli Verlag

– a live mimeograph printing/poetry reading performance by poet Martin Jackson, among many other things the author of what may be the only poem ever written about the Riso

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee‘s mimeographed artworks

– DJs Stella Zekri and Dj Die Soon playing during the day and night, as well as more special guests. Live music performance by Infinite Livez (Big Dada). And we are delighted to have Flux FM on board!

And much more to come!



Belgrado • Berlin

36 Concerts, Direct Concerts, Fave Rave, Swamp Booking, Schmutz & ASK HELMUT present:

Belgrado
+ Support: PLATTENBAU
+ Afterparty with DJs (tbc)

Tickets:
DirectTicket: bit.ly/2kKEOCr (print@home & Mobile Ticket)
KOKA36: bit.ly/2keUDRF
+ BIS AUFS MESSER Recordstore

Presale: 16€ (plus fees) • Box Office: 20€
Doors: 8PM • Start: 8.30PM

Belgrado
YouTube: http://y2u.be/IMtx8mizzck
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kIXMtb
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belgradoband/

PLATTENBAU
YouTube: http://y2u.be/k7Ld9gsnRIA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lSUxzx
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plattenbau_berlin/

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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.

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Wives (& Highest Sea) • Berlin

WIVES
21.11.2019 Berlin – Urban Spree
Einlass 20:00 Uhr, Beginn: 21:00 Uhr
Tickets: www.greyzone-tickets.de/produkte/386

Aus dem Dunstkreis der New Yorker DIY Szene hat sich eine neue Perle formiert: Wives.
Die Band um Jay Beach (Gitarre, Gesang), Andrew Bailey (Gitarre), Alex Crawford (Bass) und Adam Sachs (Drums) im März 2019 ihren ersten Song « Waving Past Nirvana » veröffentlicht,
Hinter „Waving Past Nirvana“ verbirgt sich aber keine Story über das Erbe von Cobain, laut Jay Beach geht es um ganz was anderes:

„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.
Musikalisch hingegen katapultieren uns die Slacker aber doch wieder zurück in die goldenen 90er. Der angedeutete Noise von Sonic Youth trifft auf die nervösen Hooks der Pixies und fusioniert mit dem herrlich nöligen Gesang à la J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr). Wer den eben genannten Referenzbands nicht ganz abgeneigt ist, sollte sich diese Formation unbedingt merken.

Aktuell arbeitet das Quartett noch an ihrem ersten Album „So Removed“, welches am 28. Juni via City Slang erscheint. Zuvor werden sie aber noch ein paar Shows spielen – darunter auch ein Konzert in Deutschland. Hoffen wir mal auf Nachschlag, nach dem Release.
(Neolyd)

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Surf Curse – Urban Spree

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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Sold Out: Molchat Doma | Detriti Records • Urban Spree

Molchat Doma is back in Berlin.

Presented by BLENDING & Detriti Records:

Molchat Doma LIVE
Words and Actions LIVE

Online Pre-Sale: https://bit.ly/2lWo0IZ

Doors: 8pm

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Molchat Doma / Молчат Дома

Rising from the last Soviet country of Europe Molchat Doma unites Lo-Fi Coldwave, Russian vocals and cold, drum machine heavy sounds. Some of you might know the Belarus based band from Youtube, where their second LP « Etazhi » has attracted international attention.

► Molchat Doma
► https://detritirecords.bandcamp.com/album/molchat-doma-etazhi
► Listen to « Etazhi »: https://bit.ly/2C6nVb9

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Words and Actions

Words and Actions is an electronic post punk project from Italy, now Berlin based, formed in 2010.
French coldwave gloominess meets the energy and minimalism of the German old school EBM and the charm of the Yugoslavian darkwave.
Borghesia, Malaria!, DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses but also the Italian CCCP are the main inspirations.
Low-fi sounds, xerox graphics cassette tapes and VHS videos hold up the raw image of this project whose loyalty to 80s DIY underground post punk is undeniable.

► Words and Actions
► https://detritirecords.bandcamp.com/album/words-and-actions-senza-veleno

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DETRITI RECORDS

Detriti Records, the Berlin based creature of Davide Lace, it’s one of the most unique labels in the contemporary European underground scene.
Born in 2015, Detriti focuses on the experimental side of 80s underground music. Industrial, Acid House, EBM, Synthwave, New Beat, Darkwave are the main genres hosted by the label.

► Detriti Records
► https://detritirecords.bandcamp.com
► https://www.instagram.com/detriti_records

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Jim Avignon: Here Comes the Bad News

Jim Avignon returns to Urban Spree Galerie for his second solo show « Here Comes the Bad News », 2 years after « Permanent Jetlag ».

In his only exhibition in Berlin for the year 2019, Jim Avignon describes the mood in the world and in Berlin in particular with his usual wit.

Gentrification, Global Warming, Surveillance Capitalism, Alt Right… here comes indeed the bad news. His paintings are a mash-up of cartoony figuration, expressionistic composition, – a maximum of expression with a minimum of lines.

 

Jim Avignon is a painter, illustrator and conceptual artist. Always ready to confront the establishment he is torn between pop art, street art, Picasso on acid or simply being the fastest painter in the world. His signature style consists of vivid colours, a biting humor, unpretentious materials and a mind numbing output. His art works like pop music in DIY mode.

According to the legend, the artist became stranded in the Provence city of Avignon at some point in the ’80s when his car unexpectedly broke down. He resorted to painting Dali images onto pavements, gradually raising money to repair his car. The name stayed.

In the early 90s, he became an ubiquitous painter of the techno movement, designing makeshift clubs and Love Parade trucks.

By creating a colorful flood of affordable, rapidly-produced works, Jim disrupts the well-oiled art market and pervades it with black humor and self-irony. Avignon’s images caricature the modus operandi of the art market and are also aimed at people who are bored or deterred by the gold-framed aura of so-called high art. « Good Artists Go To The Museum, Bad Artists Go Everywhere ».

 

Jim Avignon

« Here Comes the Bad News »

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Friday, August 09th, 2019

Exhibition: 09.08.2019 – 08.09.2019

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Info and catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com