Photo: Samuel Eugene
Show Me The Body / 22:00 – 22:40
»New York is dying. I can’t really write love songs while the city is changing so such an extent and in such a sad way.« Says Julian Cashawn Pratt, singer, lyricist and banjo player of the trio Show Me The Body. In the past, young people like them would simply have played straight hardcore music. Today, you have to present the people with something a little more challenging. Thus, Show Me The Body bring their wild mix of hardcore, Hip Hop, and a little Blues to German stages for the first time. Their songs seem to be randomly thrown together: One second, they easily float and in the next everything explodes and the amps have trouble to keep up with the band. Show Me the Body really seem to truly love their New York City.
Skinny Girl Diet
Skinny Girl Diet / 23:00 – 23:40
Viv Albertine and Iggy Pop are among their fans. »Dazed & Confused« magazine named them »London’s most badass girl gang«. Skinny Girl Diet from the North of Britain’s capital, show an energy, an attitude (No, they don’t offer serious beauty tips.) and a lack of concern that lets them easily win everybody over. The two sisters Ursula and Deliah Holliday as well as their cousin Amelia Cutler released their first EPs as teenagers and stuck with the rough and snotty sound of their early days. Nowadays, they are mentioned when the topic brushes the renaissance of feminist Rock music resembling the Riot Grrrl movement. Or, to say it in the words of Skinny Girl Diet: »Reclaim your life!«
Karies / 00:00 – 01:00
The fact that the world would be a lot poorer without the cultural agglomeration of Stuttgart-Esslingen should really be clear by now. Not because of the Green state premier, Daimler or those football clubs, but because of the local music scene. Among bands such as Die Nerven or Human Abfall, Karies are one of the spearheads of the Swabian boil up. The quartet with the pain inducing name borrowed its first album title – »Seid Umschlungen, Millionen (Be Embraced, Millions)« from Schiller and it’s not too absurd to call Karies’ music noisy The Robbers-Post Punk. These four have not yet left their storm and stress period behind them. We are lucky, that they bring brand new material with them to Berlin.