|Musik thirsty & miserable: Steal Shit Do Drugs (Garage-/Post-Punk, Seattle)|
doors 19:00 - show 20:00
STEAL SHIT DO DRUGS (Seattle, USA)
Annibale Records | Help Yourself Records
The members of Steal Shit Do Drugs have been in other people's bands and done other people's drugs, now they are in their own band and do their own drugs. Hailing from Seattle, Wa, the raucous five piece combines the energy of rock groups such as The Stooges and marries it with elements of Pere Ubu and The Fall. Jermaine Blair and Ricky Cloudon's dual guitars blend nauseating psych and catchy garage. Bassist Erika Mayfeild and drummer Pete Capponi's rhythm sections powers through with a proto punk stomp. All the while front man Kennedy Carda narrates the chaotic affair with scenes of boredom, confusion and nihilistic urges.
|Musik thirsty & miserable: QUASIVIRI (Math/Prog n Robotic Space-Kraut, Milano)|
doors 19:00 - show 20:00
Two parts Italian, one part Canadian: Quasiviri are a trio that formed in 2006 in Milan, Italy, comprised of Chet Martino (Ronin, Pin Pin Sugar) on eight string bass, Roberto Rizzo (R.U.N.I.) on a micro korg synth and André Arraiz-Rivas (Mondongo, Satan Is My Brother) on drums.
Their music, an insanely original polyhedral formula, sounding a little bit like Devo playing prog with the sonic mass of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, for a truly solid and cohesive outing, using a mixture of math-metal and robotic calypso-kraut combined with anthemic vocals.
"Superheroes should be psychedelic motherfuckers. Quasiviri sometimes sound to me like a pop Oneida – and if anyone are superheroes, then its fucking Oneida. It's that muscular, fuck-you bass – which sometimes just settles into an up-middle-fingered stomp and then stomps all over your face. It's those mind-scrambles of organ. It's the fact you can fill up a fuck of a lot of space with just three instruments and a sound to die for. But it's not just wig-out mayhem. Quasiviri is tight, clear-eyed, ultra-focused and purposeful rock that just happens to share a sound with your dream psychedelic record. It isn't prone to noodling, or playing jazz chords with 20 notes when one note repeated 20 times will do just as well. Also it's playful, and funny, and why isn't it this stuff that people are obsessing over now? Be not apologetic. Play like a superhero. Walk like a motherfucker." - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
"Think Ian Curtis and Primus. Then forget and forgive me about that, and press play. Quasiviri." - Komakino
|Musik thirsty & miserable: 13 Year Cicada (NoisePop/SoftCore, Berlin - Rec-Release-Show) + Pranke (AvantMathRockPop, Berlin)|
doors 19:00 - show 20:00 - danach DJs Thunder & Kush Khazeela
13 Year Cicadas really exist. Their larvae live in the soil, where they develop over the course of 13 years, feeding off of root juice. Then the entire population emerges at once, flooding the forest and is either eaten or dies after eight weeks. Their strategy is predator satiation: overwhelming their enemies by mass occurrence.
'Totem Tongue' is the first full length album by the Berlin based band 13 Year Cicada, being released on February 17, 2017 on Gandula in Barcelona, Spain. From noise to rap to improv, extended vocal techniques to psychedelia, fluffy synth-pop to in-your-face math-rock anything that felt right was amalgamated into one dense 37 minute ride. 13 Year Cicada started out first and foremost as a live band, playing their first show in a dusty wooden attic in 2014. Since then they have stuck to their cinematic concept of performing without breaks between songs, taking people on a surging trip that they might not come off of long after the music has faded. This live-idea comes across in 'Totem Tongue'. One can hear the joy in striking that one hit, playing that one drone, screaming that one word that counts - other than their totem 13 Year Cicada are not planning to stay below ground for the next 13 years.
Pranke was formed in the summer of 2014 by Icelandic guitarist Daniel Bödvarsson and German drummer Max Andrzejewski. Both are prominent on the young Berlin jazz/improvised music scene.
The Thing and Can. The unexpected twists and turns, huge dynamics and juggling of grittiness and sensitivity has an urban vibe and reflects Max and Daniel’s search for a way of living in the city.
Pranke EP was released on tape (incl. download) on Twaague Records in September 2015.
|Musik thirsty & miserable: GORILLA MASK (Avant-Thrash-Jazz, Berlin) + LED BIB (Londons Improv-Rocking Jazz Machine) - Double-Rec-Release-Show|
doors 19:00 - show 20:00
Peter Van Huffel – Alto Saxophone
Roland Fidezius – Electric Bass, Effects
Rudi Fischerlehner – Drums
Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms and wailing melodies, layered with explosive no-holds-barred improvisations: GORILLA MASK is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless, implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound in 4 or 5 dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain; the ebb and flow of an acutely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it. Canadian ex-pat Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler and Zorn, but he frames his improvisational forays in the context of a trio with hard rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius' frenetic bass and Rudi Fischerlehner's pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.
GORILLA MASK is the product of a constantly active, hyper-intelligent hive-mind of three virtuosos; their music a mishmash of punk, rock and metal influences rooted in jazz, free-improvisation and the modern avant-garde. A collision of styles which form the key to the band's identity. This is bold, audacious 21st Century improvised music writ huge, with innumerable influences and tendencies, gritty and urban, intellectual and ready to run a marathon.
Liran Donin: bass
Chris Williams, Pete Grogan: alto saxophone
Drummer and composer Mark Holub formed Led Bib in 2003 for a university masters project. Made up of his Middlesex university friends, the five piece played its first gig at London’s Klinker Club on February 24th 2004 to ten people in the backroom of a North London pub. Five years later they were performing on primetime TV to millions, having been nominated as a Mercury Prize album of the year. Theirs was a full gas acceleration to that point. Having had their first album met with widespread critical praise in May 2005, they also won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in the same year. A second album, Sizewell Tea released in 2007 through iconic London label Babel brought more interest, bigger features, better reviews. There was a notable shift in numbers too, audiences grew as fans cottoned on to a new jazz movement, of which Led Bib was a frontrunner, ditching the noodling and pulling more into rock territory. As they drew references from across the musical spectrum Beefheart and Zorn, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis so too did they draw in a larger swathe of interest, drum and bass heads, jazz aficionados, death metalists and folk, world music and pop fans were, in equal number, their audience.
A limited edition live release appeared in 2008, but it was the release of their 4th album Sensible Shoes that saw them experience widespread acclaim following the announcement that they were chosen as an Album of the Year in the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The ensuing media storm saw them reach in excess of 20 million people as they performed on TV & Radio sessions including Channel 4 TV News with Jon Snow, playing live on BBC 2 and found a befuddled and unlikely pundit in Holub being asked to explain the likes of “what is jazz?” to the masses of early morning BBC breakfast radio listeners .
In 2011 the group released Bring Your Own, their second album for US based Cuneiform Records. Quickly hailed as a stand out success it gained 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. 2014 saw the release of two new albums to celebrate their 10th anniversary, the studio album 'The People in Your Neighbourhood' and the limited edition live vinyl 'The Good Egg', both hailed as modern classics and there best yet. 2017 sees the band release their eagerly anticipated 6th studio album and first with genre defying London label Rare Noise Records, a tour of Europe and the UK will be done in support. Will the next 10 years take them on a similarly unpredictable journey? Whatever happens, it’ll be interesting to watch.
“Rarely have two saxes, keyboards, bass and drums sounded so dangerous yet so compelling.” The Guardian
“Part free improv, part art-rock, the band’s uncompromising formula puts them in the vanguard of the new school of British jazz” — The Sunday Times
|Musik thirsty & miserable: Astral Tide (shoegaze/noisepop//bln) + Sky Between Leaves (kraut/electronica//UK)|
Sky Between Leaves is a London based alt-rock/Krautronica ensemble. The band's name was taken from Jarvis Cocker's story of the first time he wore glasses, realising that the holes in the trees were in fact the "sky between the leaves". The visual perception translates to the band's sound which takes us through feverish dreams and stroboscopic haze only to wake us to a deafening glittery reality.
Astral Tide: A new East Berlin based 4-piece with members from Denmark, Italy and England. The krautrock inspired introduction “From Under the Cloud” shared in December ’14 set the bar for what would follow; a swaying wall of brash intensity, energy and melody. Second track, the fizzier “Glimpses” was accompanied by their first official video in the summer, recently followed up by the dark and expansive “Haunt You”. A monster six track EP to be named “How Far, Are You Out There?” was recorded in August ‘15, taking their live sound into the studio and showing how swiftly the band has evolved into playing their own strain of conscious dream punk and brutal doomy shoegaze.
|Musik thirsty & miserable: Halbtal (Postrock/Kraut/Instrumental//bln) + Antikaroshi (Frickel/Post/Punk//pdm)|
|Musik thirsty & miserable: C3I (punk//hh) + tba|