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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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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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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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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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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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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Xul Zolar
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Xul Zolar

Köln DE, 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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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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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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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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