AB Syndrom31 Mar
Enter AB Syndrom: It’s hard to deny the fact that the music made by this still fairly new Berlin– based duo does indeed feature rapping, but to call it something even slightly reminiscent of hip hop would certainly be a stretch, and it’s precisely this abstinence – and the awareness that’s assumedly attached to it – that turns the whole project into something thoroughly enjoyable.
AB Syndrom’s work sports a very distinct brand of cleverly arranged and skilfully executed post-euphoric meta pop, never far away from experimental playfulness and always with the right amount of savvy self-irony. Or in other words, invariably a step ahead of most of their local contemporaries.
About Rauch Licht und Raufaser:
„Rauch, Licht und Raufaser“ is a song by AB Syndrom, which approaches the topic of being stuck in routines and not getting along.
Instead of linear video, we created several loop videos, which repeat without noticeable cut. Related to the lyrics, the user is stuck in either one of the micro loops, which repeat one verse over and over again. Only through interaction with the video it can break out of that circle.
Verblüffend, einfach nur verblüffend: Junge Typen, nach Berlin gezogene
Provinzler, Minilabel und auch sonst von Tuten und Blasen vermutlich keine
Ahnung – und dann so ein Album? »Hey Herz«, die zweite LP von AB Syndrom,
ist trotz oder gerade wegen ihrer Maßlosigkeit und Unzulänglichkeiten eine super
Platte. Dahinter steht ein Duo, das die Potenziale von Dubstep endlich mal richtig
verstanden hat: nämlich die Optionen, klassische Rhythmen und Sound-Muster
fahren zu lassen, um daraus wahrhaft packenden, hybriden Pop zu formen.
Vierzehn fragile, intuitiv und sehr emotional komponierte Tracks mit
verschleppten, an den richtigen Stellen unterbrochenen Rhythmus-Elementen und
pointiert eingesetzten Synthie-Sprengseln – und darüber eine Stimme, als würde
Cro R’n’B singen. Sie sind lang nicht so sehr aus einem Guss wie beim Vorbild
James Blake, auch wegen spürbarer jugendlicher Ungeduld – dadurch aber nur
umso reizvoller. Klänge der Sound Sizarrs spontaner und clubbiger, er käme dem
von AB Syndrom nahe. Genau deshalb wird sich diese Band durchsetzen, erst bei
den Kids, dann bei den Urbanen, dann bei allen. Mit dieser Platte sind AB
Syndrom auf genau dem richtigen Weg.
Berlin Acoustic Guitar Night02 Apr
Come to the last Berlin Acoustic Guitar Night of the season! If you have been wanting to check it out, this is the perfect night to come. We will have three talented guitarist on stage, so get ready for an amazing evening.
Don Alder plays with a passion rarely seen and is one of those acoustic guitar magicians with a signature style that leaves you wondering “How is he making that wall of sound.” Ray Danials, Mgr of Rush says “Alder is one of those guitarists that should be famous around the world”. Guitar Player Magazine Senior Editor, Michael Molenda says “Alder, is a Guitar Star in the making and can hold an audience with the best of the seasoned pros”. Alder is currently the only guitarist on the planet to have won all the top modern guitar competitions and his long list of accolades puts him alongside the top players in the acoustic genre. Alder has been featured in numerous guitar magazines, has millions of youtube views, performed duets with Grammy Winners Angelique Kidjo and John Parr and has been in shows and festivals that included artists such as Steve Vai, Lee Ritnour, David Foster, Victor Wooten, Sarah Mclauglin, Andy Mckee, Tommy Emmanuel and Billy Sheehan (Mr.Big). It was at one of these shows that Lee Ritenour hand picked Alder to be on the advisory judge panel for the highly touted International Six String Theory Contest. His music also speaks for itself as his current CD "Armed & Dangerous" has him nominated at the 2016 WCMA's for "Instrumental Artist of the Year", his previous CD titled “Not a Planet” received two industry nominations for instrumental CD of the year. His music combines deeply textured melody and rhythm, soulful singing with haunting lyrics and his guitar fireworks and fabulous storytelling makes his shows highly entertaining and talked about for days. And, Don’s heart is as big as his talent. In 1985 he put his music career on hold for 2.5 years to help his lifelong friend go around the world in a wheelchair, an amazing journey with a story that has become part of Canadian History. In 2006, Director Michael French produced a feature film about the story, www.heartofadragonmovie.com which includes Don as one of the main characters portrayed by actor Andrew Lee Potts. Alder continues to perform around the world entertaining audiences and inspiring people and guitarists wherever he goes.
Markus Schlesinger is a vienna-based guitarist, who has played fingerstyle for many years. He is not only a musician with heart and soul but also a master of his craft. With his acoustic guitar, his smoky voice and his contagious humour, an evening full of musical highlights and diverse entertainment is guaranteed. His varied program ranges from ingenious original compositions and jazz arrangements, to blues and fingersyle arrangements of well-kown songs, spiced up by entertaining anecdotes and a lively interaction with the audience.
Geordie is an Australian acoustic guitarist now based in Berlin. Having developed his own unique mix of percussive lap and fingerstyle guitar, he combines melodies, harmonics, chords and percussion all at the same time, seamlessly switching mid-tune between lap and standard positions. In doing so, Geordie has developed a reputation for his innovative style and compositions, and has performed at events such as Glastonbury, Ancient Trance Festival, Earth Garden Festival, and the London, Budapest, Bratislava and Berlin Guitar Nights, and has won various awards at three separate Adelaide Fringe Festivals. He is a co-founder of the Berlin Acoustic Guitar Nights, acrobatics company FAUNA, and musicians rights organisation Berlin Street Music e.V., and maintains an extensive touring schedule throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Opera On Tap11 Apr
More details to come about April's edition of OOT!
Arrive around 19:30, grab a drink and settle in for a night of great music. The singing begins at 20:00. Revel in the experience of drinking a beer among good company while listening to a mix of arias, duets, art song and operetta in the beautiful surroundings of Prachtwerk Berlin.
We hope to bring together opera aficionados and newbies alike to enjoy gorgeous music in a relaxed setting at least once a month here in Berlin. If you are interested in singing in future shows, please come and be sure to introduce yourself!
Hope to see you there - Prost!
Eintritt frei- Wir freuen uns über eine Spende
Seven Eyes + Johanna Amelie LIVE20 Apr
Seven Eyes - lead singer Tanya Wells (Folk/World/Jazz/Indian)
+ Johanna Amelie (SingerSongwriter/Indie)
- Live in Concert -
TICKETS: 7 € - 10 €
Johanna Amelie & Tanya Wells have met in London, became friends and started touring and collaborating together 2 years ago. Indieberlin wrote a nice concert review about the Berlin show that took place in 2015:
About the Bands:
Seven Eyes (Lead Singer Tanya Wells)
The band Seven Eyes was formed in 2015 by classically trained guitarist Paulo Vinícius from Brazil and UK based vocalist, Tanya Wells who specialises in folk, jazz and Hindustani classical vocal techniques. Seven Eyes compose songs that marry their eclectic influences with an aim to creatively explore a confluence of cultures and languages.
Their debut album, The Seed (to be released in Spring 2017), has been enthusiastically received by live audiences in the UK, Europe, North America and Brazil. The band’s sound is best described as ‘a gentle weave of traditions’ – Creative India Magazine.
Tanya Wells shot to popularity when Gulon Mein Rang Bhare, an Urdu song she covered and uploaded onto her Facebook page, attracted over 1Million hits in just a few weeks. She attracted fans from around the world, particularly from the Indian subcontinent where her accurate singing and pronunciation of Hindi and Urdu makes her unique among western performers. Tanya has been nominated by International Human Rights Commission of Pakistan to be a Peace Ambassador of the Arts (2016).
Music Info and Links: https://
Johanna Amelie (Duo with Jarita Freydank!)
Johanna Amelie is a Berlin based indie-folk-singer-songwrit
er who plays dreamy and groovy music on international stages, inviting her listeners to immerse in a very personal world of tones, stories and soundscapes. The singer cites Regina Spektor and Joni Mitchell as her influences. Johanna Amelie has released 2 EPs with her band and a "Duo-EP" with chilean singer Trinidad Doherty. "Cloud in a Room" (Solaris Empire / Broken Silence) has seen her touring and playing over 150 shows throughout Europe. Johanna Amelie played shows and Festivals in Paris, Reykjavik, Vienna, Aarhus, Cologne, Rome and Berlin at last year's FUSION Festival. A new studioalbum will be released in 2017.
Johanna Amelie Playlist on YouTube:
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Heather Halliday (exhibition in gallery) comes from Toronto, Canada. Tim Leimbach (exhibition in cafe) comes from Germany.