Archiv für Juni 2011

de la montaña and mozart mandy

poplars and rocks presents this july 1st at madame claude: De La Montaña. Michigan-raised Madison Velding-VanDam left his home for Chile to have arrived meanwhile in Berlin, where he bases now and performs as a group of three further members: with Chilean electronic producer Andres Bucci he also produced his very first demo album consisting of twelve songs that hardly recall the name demo, but are equally to be put aside the best acts and records that the chill wave glo-fi sound has recently brought out, to be thought alongside names like washed out or neon indian. this friday will see De La Montañas very first official gig after two warm up shows on the street and one in an illegal cellar club. needless to say, their demo convinced us so much that we wanted them before we ever saw them. maybe you feel the same: listen here to the debut album Postmodern Whirled, which officially will only be out july 15th. if you „like“ them on facebook, you might be lucky to get a free code for the album download:

Madison Velding-VanDam congenial videos for De La Montaña:

second act on the night: Mozart Mandy from Weimar aka Tilman: musician, artist, vj, non-conformist: his many activities go with his different alias. tomorrow we will have him solo with one of his new incarnations. here is from Cindy Sizer and Lucy Louder:

on decks we welcome beside our very own rad spin rotate club Krautman with a special set. Krautman also runs the hackyard bangout sessions on radio23: on thursday, june 30th Mozart Mandy visits with some tunes.

Madame Claude, July 1st, live acts start 10pm sharp, admission is donation.

landsberger 54

tonight, this saturday, june 25th, we are involved in supporting a little art venue in berlin, one of those many endangered to close down soon due to new expensive housing projects for the new clients of this town, beside the many many art and music venues who had close down the last couple of months… landsberger allee 54, once the biggest brewery in europe, after the ‚change‘ in 1990 closed down, then empty for many years, now used and revived for some time by artists, musicians and other creative minds, for who to find working space in the city nearly becomes impossible these days, now sold to a new investor and always on the brink of having to close it’s doors for the workers to make space for new lofts. to raise awareness for their destiny the building invites people and friends regularly to parties and open houses. this time some old acquaintances of poplars and rocks will join the underground stage, with such fine names as STRANGE FORCES, ADDITIV, PARK, MACACO MAU, POP CAMPAIGN, EAST BRUNSWICK ALL GIRLS CHOIR, beside some other bands. plus DE LA MONTANA, a total new act, that we had also to book immediately for the next issue at madame claude, although they never had played live before – use your chance as long as you have it; only sometimes it offers itself a second time…

LA54, Landsberger Allee 54, Berlin. party with free donation. bands start around 8pm at several spots. more art, films, screenprint workshops. join and make a change.