ON präsentiert LUFTBRÜCKE im GOLD+BETON: GUERILLA TOSS (US) / BATALJ (SWE/D) / ELSEWHERE (D)
GOLD+BETON DOORS: 19H // BEGINN: 20H 6-8 EUR (YOU DECIDE)
GUERILLA TOSS (US)
If you attended a shitty basement party thrown by reasonably hip people at almost any point during George W. Bush’s first term, there’s a good chance you saw a band that sounded a lot like Boston five-piece Guerilla Toss. Entertainment! was most likely on the stereo, someone was wearing a raggedy, technicolor Brian Chippendale mask, and there was probably a guy walking around with his dick hanging out. While it’s been some time since anyone’s uttered the words “dance punk” in any valuable context, Guerilla Toss seem hell bent on stirring up a noisy revival that’s more no wave than new wave. Channeling everything from the fractured funk of pre-Echoes Rapture, Black Dice’s anti-grooves, and the tinnitus-beckoning mania of Lightning Bolt, their latest LP Gay Disco is a freak-flag waving love letter for a time when the weirdos learned to stop worrying and love getting down in as awkward a fashion as possible. (Pitchfork)
...Batalj have harvested several strands of contemporary ugliness and thrown them together like a rotten mud pie, dripping with hell-bent nihilism and destroyed music forms. Taking in blast-beat black metal, Load-type noise source manipulation and a ferocious group dynamic that, while not as free and open as Harry Pussy, definitely shares the sheer sonic harshness of said trio. (Rough Trade)
Moments of chaotic noise alternated with almost dancy parts with dirty bass synth sounds & stunning drums. Hands down this was one of the best bands I saw live this year and they're probably one of the best bands in Berlin right now. (The Craze)
Metall. Haut. Elektronik. Fabian Jung (Köln) und Achim Kämper (Dortmund) verschmelzen akustisches Schlag- und Kratzzeug mit elektronischem Effektboard zu rauen Landschaften. Ein Arsenal an schneidenden Metallspachteln und -stangen knarzen über die Felle und verfüttern ihre feinen Erruptionen an die gierigen Effektgeräte. Verblüffende Musik für abenteuerbereite Ohren.
ARTWORK by JOHNNY BARGELD