“I’m messing in the dark and feeling all alone
I got ice in my fire”
The Jesus & Mary Chain
So many news since I’ve last blogged that I hardly know where to start.
I’ve started a new music project I haven’t blogged about yet: KILLING MISTER MOONLIGHT. Genrewise I think of it as ‘angst pop’. Shoegazing noise pop. Something like that. I was in the mood to get back to playing indiepunkish stuff with a real bass guitar. It feels good to have this alter ego for when the depression kicks in that – I guess – is the natural dark companion of partying too heavily. I’ll play live as KILLING MISTER MOONLIGHT next week, on Tuesday 14th at the K4 Zentralcafé. It will only be a short set because I sadly hadn’t had any time to write more songs and practice properly over the last weeks. Sorry bout that but sometimes I overestimate my multitasking powers. Here’s the KILLING MISTER MOONLIGHT MYSPACE and here’s a KILLING MISTER MOONLIGHT FAIRTILIZER page from which you can get some songs for free download. Spread the word!
The show next Tuesday will be support for the CROCODILES (ex-PLOT TO BLOW UP THE EIFFEL TOWER, ex-SOME GIRLS) who play wonderful 80s style wave/shoegazer indie rock stuff, like a 21st century bastard child of SUICIDE, JESUS & MARY CHAIN and LOU REED. They only play two shows in Germany: at the 14th of July at K4 Nürnberg and at the 15th at Bang Bang Club in Berlin. If you haven’t yet, check them out: www.myspace.com/crocodilescrocodilescrocodiles
And we got a brandnew addition to the line up: As Cafe Marat in Munich surprisingly got shut down because of decrepitude (it will reopen, don’t worry!) Simon of the Musikverein had the idea to get a band on board that would else have an off day because of the shut-down and that would be a shame because they are a pretty fine band, posthardcore/emo style from Lisboa, Portugal: I HAD PLANS. Check out their music here: www.myspace.com/ihadplans
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Other news: I’ve stopped doing the CASTROP radio show on RADIO Z. The reason is simple: Lack of time. I don’t want to get sloppy. If I do that show I don’t just want to shove tunes down your speakers but want to give some proper thoughts and information with it. And that takes time that I sadly don’t have at the moment. As some of you know I’m part of a concert group, the MUSIKVEREIN, and we had some problems with the new administration of the building we put up our shows at. Things seem to be getting better by now though. If it wasn’t for some shows that I really burn for I might have gotten mad those last weeks. By now I’m really happy that we can bring PATRICK WOLF (3rd of ooctober at the z-bau) and THE PAPER CHASE (20th of october at the k4) to Nuremberg. My heart would have bled if we got the chance to have these two and would have to say no for some shitty reason. Musikverein-work has over the last 3 weeks given me my 4th or 5th shiny silvergrey hair, I swear, but I’ve just dyed my hair black again so all is fine and we can simply look forward to the shows. Yowsa. I love the new records of both of them, THE PAPER CHASE and PATRICK WOLF and will leave you with some of their music: PATRICK WOLF recorded 3 songs for a fine website called DAYTROTTER and you can listen & download those tracks HERE. And THE PAPER CHASE have a nicely disturbing/disturbed video clip to my favourite song of their new album (‘Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol. 1’ on Kill Rock Stars). The song is called “What should we do with your body (The Lightning)”. Enjoy:
PS.: Here you can read a a few lines by TRENT REZNOR about what he thinks unknown bands today should do to get their music heard.