Rebekka Karijord did not disappoint last night, as she gracefully entered the stage at Privatclub and serenaded the audience with a solo on the electric harp. As the rest of her band joined her (noteworthy: the rest of her band actually consisted of the excellent opening band Small Feet, who are definitely worth checking out!), the sound filled out and rose like a wave.
Karijord described her own music perfectly before singing her last song, “Ode to What is Lost.” Growing up in northern Norway, she explained, around the towering mountains and expansive sea, the weather always could change in an instant, shifting from quiet sunshine to a rattling storm in minutes. This severe changeability is part of her backbone, and carries into her music: the quiet and longing harp speaking in one moment, with powerful drums entering in the next, lending another voice and layer to the songs. The strength of her songs is unquestionable, and as usual, seeing her live added yet another dimension to her fantastic music!
The 12th episode of the successful concert series, Certain People, a collabration between Melt! Booking and the highly praised Berlin nightclub, Berghain, hosted two brave artists who may seems to be similar at a first glance but are the winners of their own game: Tricky and Mykki Blanco. I consider the venue, a former power plant, to be perfect for these artists in particular. Although the acoustics of the building is highly preferable for electronic music, it’s always dependant on the crew of the performers. The management of Berghain was strict with the No-Photos policy as usual which was a bit unfortunate considering the visual performance from both of the artists. Nevertheless enjoying a concert in 21st century is almost impossible without trying to avoid cameras everywhere. This time it was only the artists and the listeners – exactly like its supposed to be.
Mykki, who opened for the trip-hop legend, is currently touring Europe for the release of his new record Initiation. On stage he had only a DJ to perform with. But Mykki’s live act is anything else but average. He started the show with nothing but a black bra and black leather shorts on, trying to get his mint-coloured wig off of his face. Being highly charged and challenging, he kept the show and the communication with the audience really dynamic. Living up to the albums name, after performing the Initiation Ritual, Blanco took off his wig and bra, replaced them with a beanie and Bermuda shorts – emphasizing the man. He finished the show with his breakthrough, groovy hit ‘Wavy’ and was highly cherished by the crowd, whom he had so successfully put in the mood for Tricky.
It’s my second time watching Tricky, I watched him a couple of years ago playing in a festival. It’s safe to say that he is one of these performers who does not get old or boring- a timeless artists and a performer. Being of one the pioneers of Trip-Hop in 90s, he’s not afraid to add some rock ‘n roll to his blend, especially during live sets. Next week his new album will be released under the name False Idols. Playing with a 5 piece band, the sound was really rich and the music felt so alive. Living up to his name, Tricky, is quite moody on the stage. Often he can be seen really static and after a short period of energy building up inside, he explodes. At one point he invited the audience to join the band on the stage, simply by dancing and feeling the music. One call was enough, in a few minutes the stage was filled with crazy dancers. What’s so distinctive about show was the strong emotional bond quickly formed and shared by the performers and the audience. Tricky and the band played a bit more than an hour of his tribal, dark and trippy tunes; leaving the audience with an intense, emotional and unforgettable music experience.
Review by Hüma Utku
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The stream on June the 4th itself will be broadcast from redstarunion.com
Rebekka Karijord sings like her heart is about to burst, and her voice pulls you into the music without allowing you to second-guess it. This week Nuflicks is featuring Karijord as our artist of the week, and we’re really looking forward to her show on Thursday at Privatclub, presented by Karrera Klub in Berlin. If you can’t make it to the show, then come back to the blog on Friday and read all about our impressions!
Her lastest album “We Become Ourselves” was released at the end of last year, and is an intimate, soulful collection of songs. For now, let the Norwegian-born, Stockholm-based musician speak for herself:
a week in Berlin with Beach Fossils, Andreya Triana, Tricky, Dixon, Rebekka Karijord, Alice Russel & Cocorosie
Beach Fossils / King Tuff @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Chromatics @ Lido
Gliss @ Berghain/Kantine
Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar @ Hdo – Haus der Offiziere
The Phoenix Foundation @ Bi Nuu
Tomorrow’s World @ Magnet Club
Umami / Kollektiv Ost @ Badeschiff
Andreya Triana @ Gretchen
Baby Dee & Little Annie @ Hausungarn
Bass Drum of Death @ White Trash Fast Food
Master Musicians of Bukkake @ Berghain/Kantine
Mick Flannery @ Privatclub
PVT @ Prince Charles
RDGLDGRN @ Bi Nuu
Tricky / Mykki Blanco @ Berghain
Julia Kent @ Hausungarn
Murder by Death @ Bi Nuu
Ondatropica @ Gretchen
Tim Burgess @ Privatclub
Dixon / La Fleur @ Watergate
Agent! / Sebastian Lutz @ Suicide Circus
Francis International Airport @ Hausungarn
Mo’ Blow @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Okta Logue @ Magnet Club
Rebekka Karijord @ Privatclub
Roller Trio @ Comet Club
Rudimental @ Gretchen
Sascha Braemer / Larsson @ Chalet
Are @ Comet Club
Alice Russel @ Postbahnhof
Bauchklang @ ://aboutblank new locations
Cocorosie @ Huxley’s Neue Welt
Crystal Fighters with NO CEREMONY @ Lido
Dagobert @ Ritter Butzke
Me and My Drummer @ Heimathafen Neukoelln
Olafur Arnalds @ Babylon
Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark @ Tempodrom
Schwarzkaffee @ Szimpla Musiksalon
M.A.N.D.Y. / Anja Schneider @ Watergate
Josephine @ Frannz Club
Makeshift Innocence @ Bi Nuu
Ronny Trettmann @ YAAM
Di Meschugeles / Vendredi Soir Swing @ Szimpla Musiksalon
Channel X / Oliver Deutschmann @ Suicide Circus
Blue @ Columbia Club
Chet Faker @ Roter Salon
Kallias Open Air – Alle Farben / Egokind @ Rummelsbucht
Lubomyr Melnyk @ Gruener Salon
Mudhoney @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Nataly Dawn @ Privatclub
Rocky Votolato @ Bi Nuu
Your Favorite Enemies @ Magnet Club
Chris Cohen @ Hausungarn
Di-rect @ Comet Club
Irma @ Lido
Neko Case @ Heimathafen Neukoelln
The Late Call@ Szimpla Musiksalon
Meiter @ Postbahnhof
Mick Harvey, renowned for his career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is equally known for his soundtrack work (Chopper, To Have And To Hold, Australian Rules) and his production work (Anita Lane, Rowland S Howard and most recently PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake).
At Auster Club he will play a selection of songs from his first highly-acclaimed solo LPs “Intoxicated Man”(1995) and “Pink Elephants”(1997) for the first time ever in germany.
Mick Harvey – Vocals, bongos, guitar
JP Shilo – Piano, guitar
Rosie Westbrook – Bass
Chris Hughes – drums
James Cruickshank – organ , guitar
doors open: 8pm
show starts: 9pm
Seattle hat so einige gute Grunge Bands hervorgebracht. Doch die wenigsten existieren auch heute noch. Mudhoney allerdings sind nie müde geworden und haben erst letzte Woche mit einem neuen Longplayer bewiesen, dass der 90er Jahre Sound auch 20 Jahre später noch funktioniert. Vanishing Point heißt die neue Platte und serviert 10 ungeschliffene Rocksongs, welche auch am 26.05.2013 live im Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin genossen werden können.
Ganz kurz vor Niederkunft ihrer lang ersehnten zweiten Platte „Olympia“ (VÖ 17.06.13, Domino Records), beehren uns Austra am 14. Juni mit einem kleinen intimen Konzert im Berliner Lido, um exklusiv ihr neues Material vorzustellen! Einen ersten Eindruck gibt’s in Form ihrer neuen Single „Home“ – man darf mit Vorfreude erfüllt sein! Den Support macht an diesen Abend Anna McKenna aus Toronto im Lido am 14.6.2013