Wolf Mountains, Dumb
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Wolf Mountains, Dumb

Stuttgart, Treibender Teppich
Dumb CA, Mint

Reinhold Emerson (Mosquito Ego), Kevin Kuhn (Die Nerven, Karies) and Thomas Zehnle (All Diese Gewalt, Levin Goes Lightly), the three Stuttgart natives that come together to form the mighty Wolf Mountains. The Vancouver four-piece Dumb write feverish tunes at a frantic pace, delivering catchy post-punk songs in two-minute blasts of wiry riffs and indignant social critiques. [..] Info/Tickets

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Maulgruppe (Jens Rachut, Yass), Tics
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Maulgruppe (Jens Rachut, Yass), Tics

Hamburg/Schwarzwald, Major Label
Köln, Tomatenplatten

Maulgruppe ist ein Bandprojekt um Jens Rachut, bei dem die Noise- und Post-Punk-Wissenschaftler aus dem schwarzwäldischen Wirkungskreis von Yass involviert sind. Als wären Alte Sau, Nuclear Raped Fuck Bomb und Kommando Sonne-nmilch als Explosionszeichnung erst auf einem Tisch verteilt und dann zu einem dunkelgrauen Electro-Wave-Monolithen neu verschmolzen worden. [..] Info/Tickets

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Künstlergespräch: Irmin Schmidt (Can), Thomas Meinecke
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Künstlergespräch: Irmin Schmidt (Can), Thomas Meinecke

Freitag, 01. November 2019, 18 Uhr, Eintritt frei!
Die Stadt Köln hat erstmals den Holger Czukay Preis für Popmusik verliehen. Aus diesem Anlass findet ein Künstlergespräch zwischen dem Ehrenpreisträger IRMIN SCHMIDT und dem Musiker, Autor und DJ THOMAS MEINECKE statt. Im Anschluss liest der britische Journalist Rob Young (The Wire) aus seinem gemeinsam mit Irmin Schmidt herausgegebenen Buch „All Gates Open. The Story Of Can“. Zum Abschluss legt DJ Nils Herzogenrath (Vomit Heat u.a.) Musik von CAN, Irmin Schmidt und Artgenossen auf.. [Info]

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Vorschau
Nov
6
to Mar 31

Vorschau

06-11-19 ILGEN-NUR Info/Tickets
14-11-19 CASS MCCOMBS Info/Tickets
20-11-19 THE DÜSSELDORF DÜSTERBOYS Info/Tickets
21-11-19 THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND
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04-12-19 SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN
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05-12-19 COMA
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08-12-19 BAKED BEANS* Kinderkonzert
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15-01-20 DIVES
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11-02-20 MIKAL CRONIN
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04-03-20 (SANDY) ALEX G
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25-03-20 LYSISTRATA Info/Tickets

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Molchat Doma
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Molchat Doma

Minsk BLR, Detriti

A band operating on the borderlines of post-punk, new-wave and darker ends of synth-pop, hailing from Belarus, playing music that is dark and danceable at the same time. It is a perfect emulation of the genre yet instantly recognizable as theirs, with lyrics sung in Russian. On top of that – it sounds like a mix of everything a contemporary goth can wish for, and it also sounds an awful lot like the Belarusian band Molchat Doma (which translates as “Houses are silent”). [..] Info/Tickets

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Black Midi
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Black Midi

London UK, Rough Trade

black midi (selhurst) are the enigmatic new London 4-piece that are quickly becoming one of the hottest new underground bands in the UK. Having formed only a year ago – and making their name (as a lot of the great new up and coming bands are) The Windmill in Brixton – they feature Geordie Greep (vocals/guitar), Cameron Picton (bass/vocals), Matt Kelvin(lead guitar) and the incredible drumming of Morgan Simpson. [..] Info/Tickets

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Chastity Belt
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Chastity Belt

Seattle US, Hardly Art

'They’re funny, and slightly goofy, and gently vulgar, and they play with an appealingly loose, relaxed confidence.' – Pitchfork 'Chastity Belt prove that pop music can have substance.' – Loud and Quiet 'This is feminism as fact; as default… It’s the evolution of how young women impart vitally important information.' – NPR [..] Info/Tickets

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Drab Majesty
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Drab Majesty

Los Angeles US, Dais

Drab Majesty is the solo project of Deb DeMure, the androgynous alter-ego of L.A.-based musician Andrew Clinco. With its combination of reverb-drenched guitars, synth bass lines, commanding vocals, and rhythmic drum machine beats, this project is a stark departure from Clinco’s previous stints as drummer in Marriages and Black Mare. Dubbed “Tragic Wave” and “Mid-Fi” by DeMure, Drab Majesty eloquently blends classic 80s New Wave and hints of early 4AD with a futuristic originality. [..] Info/Tickets

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The Mystery Lights
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Mystery Lights

New York City US, Daptone/Wick

The Mystery Lights' explosive live shows gradually became the stuff of legend, as the quintet won their following one fan at a time in dives from Brooklyn to the Bowery. Organically unfolding over the nights months and years, the Lights' sound has evolved into a fuzz-fueled hopped-up 21st Century take on 60s garage pebbles, and artful 70s punk, that is all their own. [..] Info/Tickets

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Xul Zolar
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Xul Zolar

Köln, Asmara

Xul Zolar, gegründet von Ronald Röttel und Gitarrist Marin Geier, veröffentlichen 2018 mit 'Fear Talk' das Debütalbum auf dem eigens mit-gegründeten Label Asmara Records. Mit Dennis Hoffmann am Schlagzeug und Dennis Enyan am Bass tourt die Kölner Formation durch Europa, spielt renommierte Festivals wie Dockville, Immergut und Incubate, teilt sich die Bühne mit Battles, Future Islands und SOHN [..] Info/Tickets

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Drahla
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Drahla

Leeds UK, Captured Tracks

Blending wiry, dark post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla found their identity in Yorkshire’s fertile music scene. Their reputation as a fervent live act is ever-growing, with the band being asked to share stages with the likes of Parquet Courts, METZ, Ought, Buzzcocks, The Cribs and more. Singer/Guitarist Luciel Brown’s mesmerizing spoken drawl, paired with the steady unrelenting wall of sound from Rob Riggs on bass, and Mike Ainsley on drums defines a vital subset of art-rock [..] Info/Tickets

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Babe Rainbow
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Babe Rainbow

Byron Bay AUS, Flightless

New Babe Rainbow tune 'Morning Song' is a generous helping of folk-pop, flutes and floating harmony, acoustic guitar, late 70's electronic fox trot, and the choir of the women of the wonderfolk. An optimistic announcement of a new cycle, fresh air. Welcoming the birth of their first real 'baby rainbow' late last year, the band are now in the studio recording album #3; a slice of hippie disco pie pop, acoustic delicious, floating flowers of harmony and H-bomb hop beat. [..] Info/Tickets

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Topos Transit. Cum On Out Vol. 3
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Topos Transit. Cum On Out Vol. 3

An all-inclusive daytime hang out, free and open air featuring music by Elias Agogo DJ (Montreal, Sea Moya), Liberty Snake LIVE (Köln, baumusik), Savsannah DJ (cumming collective), Scharping LIVE (Stuttgart), The Holy Wood LIVE (Bonn/Köln) and art by Gillian East, Gizem Güvendag, Gizem Winter, Zey the Human & more tba [..] Info

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Night Beats
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Night Beats

Seattle US, Heavenly

Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Backwell, Myth Of A Man is Night Beats' fourth studio album, and their second for Heavenly Recordings following the release of Who Sold My Generation in 2016. While Blackwell has always fed off the musical legacy of his Texas roots—Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, The Black Angels and more paving the way for the the napalm-coated psych-rock headtrip of past albums - Myth Of A Man has him pulling from the surrogate wellspring of Nashville, Tennessee.. [..] Info/Tickets

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Sasami
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sasami

Los Angeles US, Domino

SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) has been making music in the Los Angeles area, in almost every way you can, for the last decade. From playing French horn in orchestras and studios and playing keys, bass, and guitar in local rock bands (Dirt Dress, Cherry Glazerr), to contributing vocals/string/horn arrangements to studio albums (Vagabon, Curtis Harding, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits, etc.) and producing on tracks for other respected artists (Soko), she has gained a reputation as an all-around musical badass [..] Info/Tickets

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Steve Gunn
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Steve Gunn

New York City US, Matador

Steve Gunn is known for telling other people's stories, but on his breakthrough fourth album, The Unseen In Between, he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date. The lyrics evoke voyages, tempests (actual and emotional), and a rich cast of characters met along the way - the work of an artist finding a place of calm in the midst of a storm. Produced by frequent collaborator James Elkington and engineered by Daniel Schlett, the immaculately recorded Unseen [..] Info/Tickets

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The Pastels
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

The Pastels

Glasgow UK, Domino

Stephen McRobbie aka Stephen Pastel betreibt einen Plattenladen in Glasgow. Aus gut informierten Kreisen hört man, dass er extra aus dem Hinterzimmer gerufen wird, wenn man im monorail music eine Platte seiner Band kauft. Unter dem Einfluss des Glasgower Postcard-Labels 1981 ebendort gegründet, erschien nach einigen Singles erst 1987 ihr Debütalbum „Up for a bit with the Pastels“. Mit der legendären C-86 Compilation des NME hatte ihr Sound, der bald als Twee-Pop umgehen sollte, einen fruchtbaren Boden gefunden. Schon zwei Jahre später kam der Nachfolger, doch dann war wieder Ruhe. [..] Info/Tickets

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Lala Lala
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lala Lala

Chicago, US, Hardly Art

Lala Lala is the project of Chicago based songwriter and guitarist Lillie West. On her new album 'The Lamb' (Hardly Art/Cargo), West is blending post punk with dream pop influences that incorporate vibrant synths, a drum machine, and even saxophone. Through bracing hooks and sharp lyrics, the 24-year-old illustrates a nuanced look on her own adulthood - her fraught insecurity, struggles with addiction, and the loss of several people close to her.

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Toy
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Toy

Brighton UK, Tough Love

TOY's new album 'Happy In The Hollow' (January 25th 2019, Tough Love) is entirely uncompromising: an atmospheric capturing of a state of mind that touches on Post Punk, electronic dissonance, acid folk and Krautrock. Familiar qualities like metronomic rhythms, warping guitars, undulating synths and Tom Dougall’s gentle, reedy vocals are all in there, but so is a greater emphasis on melody, a wider scope, and a combining of the reassuring and the sinister that is as unnerving as it is captivating.

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Culk, Albert Luxus
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Culk, Albert Luxus

Wien AT, Siluh

Die junge Wiener Formation CULK überrascht mit unerwartet schönen Spannungsmomenten und Melodiebrüchen - hin- und hergerissen zwischen meditativer Trance, aufgewühltem Sein und purer Ekstase. Verzerrte, kantige Gitarren, Rhythmuswiederholungen aus dem Hause Psychedelic Rock, 60er Jahre Nonchalance à la Velvet Underground treffen Spuren von Shoegaze und Post-Punk.

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The Murlocs
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Murlocs

Melbourne AUS, Flightless

Five skinny kids with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted brand of soulful RnB. Formed in early 2011 by harp player Ambrose Kenny-Smith, The Murlocs have already played alongside Thee Oh Sees, Graveyard Train and Dave Graney. Their up-tempo snare cracks and noisy doom guitar - accompanied by Ambrose's vocal screech - has been described as a mesmerising demented dance party.

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Die Türen
Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

Die Türen

Berlin DE, Staatsakt

Die Türen öffnen sich wieder! Die Haus- und Hofband des honorigen Staatsakt-Labels kehrt endlich zurück mit einem neuen Album und einer Tournee. EXOTERIK heißt das neue Werk und erscheint am 25.01.2019. Es soll sich Informationen ihrer Plattenfirma nach um „ein großartiges wie größenwahnsiinges 3-Fach-Album auf den Säulen von Postpunk, Krautrock und Psychedelic handeln…“

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