KGB Sounds – Artists’ Band Night
Saturday, 07.09.2019, 8:30 p.m.
Part art. Part cult. Part trash. Loads of noise and plenty of chaos. The now-legendary KGB Sounds concert marks the end of KGB Art Week 2019 with a celebration featuring four exciting bands live on stage at Ballhaus Berlin. Marlene Stark serves up danceable interludes. Admission is free!
◊ The SchnickSchnack
Berlin-based, two-kid-combo The SchnickSchnack pitches toy phone sounds against stickily-sweet keyboard tones. With their “lo-fi-trash-POP-toy-music-punk,” nakayamafutaba and Patrick WEH Weiland take us back into the realms of childlike focus. DADA gets smoochy with pop.
The SchnickSchnack. Foto: nakayamafutaba
◊ Kinky Muppet
Kinky Muppet — Katrin Plavčak (git, voc), Nicholas Hoffman (bass, voc) and Hari Ganglberger (drums) — have been playing together as a band since 2018. With improvised passages, strong rhythms and odd time signatures, the trio offers interpretive songs about electricity, the difference between chickens and robots, artificial body parts, and space travel.
Kinky Muppet. Foto: Chris-Janka
◊ Schrottplatz der Gefühle
Schrottplatz der Gefühle tell stories of pearls and losers, they look for the way out of yesterday and tomorrow, and search for a home that no longer exists. They dance between hope and frustration and ask questions that teeter along the abyss, waiting for answers in vain. Who is fighting who? Who is holding my hand?
Schrottplatz der Gefühle. Foto: Julia Maslova
◊ Der Plan
Moritz Reichelt, Frank Fenstermacher and Kurt Dahlke are artists who had a decisive role in shaping German pop culture from the early 80s to the early 90s. The trio’s return to the stage reveals a new-found love for 21st century multi-media virtual performances: avant-dadaist schlager music is re-imagined with painted stage designs and 3D animation.
Der Plan. Foto: Oliver Schultz-Berndt
◊ Marlene Stark
Marlene Stark is a DJ, author, and music producer. She hosts Superstition on Cashmere Radio and other independent stations, and also DJs at international clubs. Her sets are an eclectic collage of experimental, industrial, and percussive sounds. We can’t wait!
Marlene Stark. Foto: Julien Menand