liebe koelnerinnen, liebe koelner,
hiermit moechte ich euch zwei konzerte ans herz legen, die beide im klub genau stattfinden und so wunderbar gut werden:
sonntag, 20 Uhr:
MI AMI (Thrill Jockey, USA)
This new incarnation sees them replacing live drums with machines and swapping their guitars for synths for a deep dancefloor workout. Daniel Martin-McCormick’s vocals are dropped slightly lower in the mix while Damon Palermo dubs out the drum machines showing their Basic Channel and Detroit techno influences, but there is no doubt this is still Mi Ami. The live experience promises to be a wild dubbed out dancefloor party.
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA – DJ Set (USA)
After a stint in Ghana researching the local hip-hop movement, Brooklyn’s Brian Shimkovitz has accumulated hundreds of cassette tapes of rare African music from Zimbabwe to Ethiopia to Senegal. He has been sharing his bounty through his popular blog Awesome Tapes from Africa and his DJ mixes, both of which have been featured in Fader, XLR8R, The Wire, The Guardian, and The Village Voice.
dienstag, 20 uhr:
COAL TRAIN (Sunderland, UK)
Formed from the ashes of much-missed Sunderland outfit This
Aint Vegas come Coal Train, a band with every bit as much skewed melody and sonic firepower as their predecessors.
Drawing on influences such as The Band, Wilco and Red House Painters, the Sunderland based four piece have etched a fresh new sound that still captures the raw energy of their DIY punk rock past. The band now comprises of Richard Amundsen, Jordan Hill, Michael Matthews and new pianist John Beattie.
Coal Train are no strangers to live shows, as their former band proved with relentless touring of the UK and the continent that had a reputation for honest and dynamic performances. Time waits for no man, and Coal Train aren’t hanging around, with ambitions of re-igniting the live scene and recording a full length LP later this year.