Veranstaltungen

So 21.01.2018
20.00 Uhr
Musik   Schokoladen OPEN STAGE

play your songs unplugged!
starts between 8:30 and 9 pm. artists should arrive around 8 pm!

cozy athmosphere, perfect sound and support by our engineer, delicate tunes afterwords and delicious drinks!

Just you, perhaps a friend, not more than two instruments and two to four songs! no drums or bass amplifier!
just come over!

#openstageberlin

Fr 26.01.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows prsnts: KRANK (punk, hh) + TBA!

little league shows prsnts: KRANK (punk, hh) + TBA! more infos very soon!

Mo 29.01.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   M:Soundtrack & Puschen present: David Nance (US/Simon Joyner band) + TBA

followed by regular - Schokokuss tresen.
David Nance's "River With No Color" is sinewy and lean. It sneaks like a jittery stray around a convenience store dumpster, as murky rhythms build over six-minutes of low rumble, jagged distortion and Nance's fatigued vocals that reference garbage and piles of cash.


"Have you ever watched an empty bag of Doritos float down a body of water and know that your existence is the problem even though it isn't your bag of Doritos?" Nance explains over Skype from his home in Omaha, Nebraska. "Well add a Crazy Horse rhythm and you get "River With No Color.'"


The man is correct. Besides questioning self worth over heavy guitar riffs, his latest album Do the Boogie—a follow up to last year's excellent More Than Enoughcontains swaggering boogie rock that's been likened to Canned Heat, damaged noise in the vein of Cleveland's Pere Ubu and more fragile pieces that's been likened to the New Zealand pop of David Kilgour and Peter Jefferies.


Nance was born and raised in Grand Island, a small town two hours west of Omaha, but it was Omaha, with its cheap rent and supportive music scene, where he established a name playing in small bars and house shows alongside Simon Joyner, The Prairies, and Brimstone Howl and over 15 years he's earned a reputation as an instinctive and creative performer and songwriter. A brief period living in Los Angeles was spent recording More Than Enough before he scrapped it and returned to Omaha with his wife to rerecord the album.


The album was his first full-band full-length, and followed the brilliant but under-heard 2013 Actor's Diary LP, as well as a string of limited-edition, intense and emotionally destructive cassette releases.


For the Negative Boogie sessions Nance upgraded from his usual Tascam 4-track to spend three days in ARC (Another Recording Company), a studio close to home and one that worked within his budget. "We got a great deal. If we paid for studio time, engineer Ben Brodin offered to record for free. We were getting a pretty good rate and the label put up some money. I don't have much money to put into stuff like this".


"I guess we were just trying to get it to sound like drugs."


Recording with Kevin Donahue and Tom May, Nance recorded fifteen songs with live bass, drums and vocals to add to the 'crammed down in the basement feel'. At the time he was obsessed with Grand Funk Railway's 1974 version of "The Loco-Motion" and Todd Rundgren's "coked-out production." "I guess we were just trying to get it to sound like drugs," he tells me.


Perhaps to balance this 'studio time', Nance and Simon Joyner have also recorded an at-home re-creation of the Rolling Stones' 1973 album Goats Head Soup. "It's a stupid album. There are a lot of dumb songs on it," laughs Nance. "When we went to record it we discovered that the lyrics and some of the arrangements were horrible so we just made up our own. But I like self indulgent and bloated rock 'n' roll."


Nance has also has an interest in lo- fi rock, in particular some of the lesser known acts on New Zealand labels Flying Nun and Xpressway.


In Los Angeles Nance got to play with Flying Nun band the Renderers and he and Joyner will play with prolific New Zealand musician Bill Direen on an upcoming record that Joyner is releasing on his label. "One of the things that I love about New Zealand music is that it's made for the community and at times it seems totally removed from the world."

https://soundcloud.com/badabingrecords

Mi 14.02.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Fourtrack On Stage: Seth Faergolzia (Freak-Folk, US) + Jaye Bartell (Folk, US)

+ DJ!
Einlass/doors: 19:00 / Beginn/start: 20:00 (pünktlich/sharp)
Eintritt: 6-8 € / Live music ending: 22:00 Uhr - danach: DJ

mit: 
Seth Faergolzia (US)
Ever since his days as the mastermind behind critically-acclaimed avant-boho outfit Dufus — whose landmark 2003 ROIR album 1:3:1 was described by AllMusic’s Jesse Jarnow as “the kind of record that could potentially change a listener’s life” — Seth Faergolzia has blazed colorful trails into modes of expression we couldn’t have foreseen even when Dufus were being hailed as “freak folk” innovators. Now, whether leading his current 18-person ensemble 23 Psaegz, performing as one half of the duo Forest Creature, or taking the stage as a one-man tornado of sound, Faergolzia continues to shake musical conventions until they froth over and explode.

https://faergolzia.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d20dlmlKjB4


Jaye Bartell (US, Sinderlyn)
"Jaye Bartell has one of those unusual voices that’s strangely beautiful despite being unconventional, like Arthur Russell or Morrissey." -No Depression

https://www.jayebartell.com/
https://jbartell.bandcamp.com/

So 18.02.2018
20.00 Uhr
Musik   Schokoladen OPEN STAGE

play your songs unplugged!
starts between 8:30 and 9 pm. artists should arrive around 8 pm!

cozy athmosphere, perfect sound and support by our engineer, delicate tunes afterwords and delicious drinks!

Just you, perhaps a friend, not more than two instruments and two to four songs! no drums or bass amplifier!
just come over!

#openstageberlin

Sa 03.03.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Paper and Iron + thirsty & miserable: GUN OUTFIT (Paradise of Bachelors, L.A., California)

Gun Outfitdoors 19:00 - show 20:00
GUN OUTFIT (Paradise of Bachelors, L.A., California)
+ support

Peyote for the ears
nennt das Uncut Magazine Gun Outfit’s neues Album. Und dass die Band aus Olympa, WA (und nun L.A.) auf Out of Range mitlerweile fest durch Henry Barnes (der legendären Man Is the Bastard und Amps for Christ) ergänzt wird, deutet auf eine fortschreitende Vertiefung mit explizit, amerikanischen Kulturtraditionen jenseits ihrer psychogeografischen Peripherie. Wüste, Landschaft und Weite sind die mythologischen Koordinaten, die sich auf Gun Outfits fünftem Album (und dem zweiten für Paradise of Bachelors) mit perlenden Slide-Gitarren, losem Steelpicking und rostigem Bluegrass zu einem mehrdimensionalen Honkytonk verweben, dessen entscheidende Sehnsuchtsmomente vom nebulösen Wechselgesang Dylan Sharps und Carrie Keiths getragen werden. Doch was das Album-Info als 'desert-dusted' bezeichnet, ist keineswegs bloß eine eskapistische Reflektion auf das Schwinden des amerikanischen Traums, sondern vielmehr das halluzinatorisches Bekenntnis zur Einsamkeit per se. Für Fans von Steve Gunn, Townes van Zandt, Giant Sand, Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground, Lee Hazlewood.



https://gunoutfit.bandcamp.com/
http://www.paradiseofbachelors.com/gun-outfit/

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