wow, this is quite something: the mighty PYRAMIDS will play an exclusive session for BOILER ROOM on monday, 09.12.2013. you can see the stream (which will also feature DA LATA and PATRICK FORGE) here!
PLANET ROCK is proud to present: swiss drummer extraordinaire JULIAN SARTORIUS' BEAT DIARY project for the first time in germany! JULIAN will perform on 31.10.2013 at KREUZBERG's cosy bar of hearts, MONARCH.
JULIAN SARTORIUS (* 1981) has been a permanent drummer in the band of celebrated swiss pop star SOPHIE HUNGER, is a long-running collaborator of the outlandish local rapper / slam poet KUTTI MC and has worked with legends like minimal music icon RHYS CHATHAM, outsider folkie JANDEK and singer/songwriter MERZ. He is widely considered to be switzerland's leading young percussionist.
in 2011 he embarked on a gargantuan mission: to invent and record a new beat on each day of the year. the results have been released recently by BERN's sympathetic EVEREST RECORDS as a massive 12 vinyl LP box highlighting no less than (you guessed it) 365 tracks. together with snapshots and pictures this is an awe-inspiring biographical document as well a warmly welcomed DJ tool for break-crazy turntablists.
MARK ERNESTUS PRESENTS JERI-JERI, the spectacular collaboration between acclaimed BERLIN-based producer MARK ERNESTUS (HARDWAX, RHYTHM & SOUND, BASIC CHANNEL) and a clan of senegalese SABAR drummers will be in europe for a few shows in norway late in october / early november, check the exact dates here.
we expect them back in february and summer 2014, so please get in touch now if you fancy to invite them! also onboard will be the astonishing singer MBENE DIATTA SECK (see picture above).
formed in 1991 initially as a tribute act to the british band LOOP (hence the name), CIRCLE is the most prolific and mysterious force of the finnish avant-rock underground. CIRCLE have constantly reinvented themselves, weaving hypnotic mantras out of exacting krautrock beats, heavy riffs, arty noise, dark psychedelia, and soundtrack-like beauty. hard, chilly repetition has served as the lone unifying theme throughout 20 years of experiments. as CIRCLE and under various other monikers (such as FALCON, PHARAOH OVERLORD, PHARAOH OVERLÖRD, MOTORSPANDEX and many more) they have over the years been releasing a disorienting host of albums on various micro labels, constantly confusing their fans with hazardous stylistic changes and mind-blowing live shows.
now these legendary characters will play a two night residency at NEUKÖLLN's mighty NK art space – playing as CIRCLE on 06.08.2013 and as their evil stoner rock alter ego PHARAOH OVERLORD on 07.08.2013 (the overlords have never played BERLIN before, that much for the records).
for even more awesomeness, CIRCLE's own JANNE WESTERLUND will open the first night solo with a set of dark songs (think about NICK CAVE meeting BOB DYLAN in the finnish woods) accompanying himself on banjo while leipzig's sensational neo-kraut trio WARM GRAVES (who recently blew everyone away at FUSION FEST) will kick out their spheric jams on 07.08.2013! wow! as an exclusive last minute addition to the line-up, FAUST's legendary keyboardist HANS-JOACHIM IRMLER will join PHARAOH OVERLORD!
we are extremly excited about two BERLIN shows happening while the next few days: on sunday, 01.12.2013 cosmic jazz legends THE PYRAMIDS will return to their "home away from home" for an exclusive show at NK, on monday 02.12.2013 veteran ethiopian keyboardist HAILU MERGIA will rock MONARCH backed by funky local aussies MIKE MAJKOWSKI and TONY BUCK. see you there!
top senegalese SABAR percussionists BADA and BAKANE SECK will meet COLIN HACKLANDER, MINA FUHR and MASAYA HIJIKATA, three international BERLIN-based artists with strong ties to DAKAR's DEGGI DAAJ FESTIVAL, for an initimate and improvised summit of drumming and dance on 28.10.2013. for more details see here!
PLANET ROCK is very proud to welcome the all-female danish noise jazz sensation SELVHENTER! their music is not for the faint at heart, please check an amazing video here.
after their fantastic shows in october 2012 LITTLE ANNIE & BABY DEE will be back for more extravagant live concerts from 20.05.2013 to 02.06.2013!
VOLCANO THE BEAR's 2012 fall tour starts today! if you fancy a genuine experimental music experience including some of the most absurd humor you have ever seen on stage, do not miss them! please find the full tour dates here and check more infos on the BERLIN show on 11.11.2012 here.
appropriate praise for the "masters of chaos" JAGWA MUSIC in france's legendary INROCKS mag... read the full article.
more JERI-JERI madness: see the senegalese crew play one of their traditional SABAR drum circle sessions here.
out now: MBEUGUEL DAFA NEKH, the first 12' and proof of life of MARK ERNESTUS' amazing new JERI-JERI project, featuring the SECK griot clan, whose members are among SENEGAL's top session and live musicians. do not fail to check the video here. MARK and JERI-JERI will be on tour late in may, early in june...
THE PYRAMIDS will celebrate their UK debut with a two-night residency at CAFÉ OTO and an appearance at GILLES PETERSON's WORLDWIDE AWARDS in january, they also got invited to play a show curated by DAN SNAITH aka CARIBOU in LISBON then (check our dates section for more details).
17.10.2011 - 23.10.2011
after 4 years, CIRCLE, these reckless finnish fighters for the real rock'n'roll will be finally back in the UK! a highlight of the short tour are the two performances (as CIRCLE and PHARAOH OVERLORD) at BIRMINGHAM's mighty SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL.
THE POPE & BABY DEE: read an amazing interview from BERLINER ZEITUNG here