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Moon Wheel, Blue Stork, mACACO mAU & A-Zink

We pretend it’s a year like every other and continue inviting your favourite new acts and our favourite forgotten geniuses to Madame Claude. This January Poplars and Rocks presents:

MOON WHEEL is swedish-born, australian ex-inhabitant, berlin-resident Olle, whose music is a spaced-out, trippy venture into moog-smoked tribal preserves of the dark side of the moon. Somewhere between Moon Dog and Creedence Clearwater Revival he lets his spaceship land. If he is not doing so, you find him making art. Listen here to Moon Wheel on Soundcloud.

BLUE STORK is old Billy, the kid, as his hoodies call him in Neukölln. We had the honour of presenting him before, when his band name was longer and his oeuvre smaller. Now as time goes by, it tends to turn these things around and BLUE STORK comes along with new, more elaborate sounds that are still rooted between heavy drone noise and soft shoe-gaze. Billy might have finished school in the meantime, as his latest Afterschool EP is suggesting, his new home he found at any rate already in a small label, Holy Page. Listen here to Blue Stork’s latest and first full length album Hss Mks M Hpp, that is also for free DOWNLOAD.

Third at the night of the three holy kings is another old aquaintance: danish escapist mACACO mAU, aka Brian, shares with the other two an undecided and both-embracing life between art and music; as passionately and wild his paintings, so are his sound worlds, brushed with shreddered noise and heavy beats. He will be joined that night by spanish fellow brother in mind A-Zink. Listen here to mACACO mAU’s latest album Alaqia, also for FREE download.


On decks less evocative and more accessible tunes stretched over a vortex between psychedelic punk and art disco which is Rad Spin Rotate Club.

Friday, January 6th 2012, Madame Claude, Lübbener Straße, Kreuzberg. The live show starts 9.30 sharp. Admission is as usual your free decision.

event on facebook. Drawing by Olle. PS: Guest DJ: Martin Tetzlaff. Visuals by resident Lady Lazerlight.

Thought Creature, Shoxxx, Human Elephant

this month at poplars and rocks at madame claude: THOUGHT CREATURE. this former three-piece from wellington, new zealand, had recently relocated to berlin, where they got casted right away from the street. or let’s say from in front of a club, where the outside yard was more attracting than the inside bands. big in their home country, they went looking for the challenge into the uncertain and new. now with the experience of a few tiny festivals in never-heard-of areas in germany enriched, and with two secret gigs to warm up the berlin audience, the now two piece will play finally their first big official gig in this town, within the cosy walls of madame claude. having said that the band now consists of two remaining members, and having shifted their initial more indie sound towards a much darker, electronic psychedelic sound, it has to be stressed that a third member is still essential to the band, producing the visual equivalent for the sound. (most friendly already lending her abilities to last month’s acts.) the band’s first full length album Teleport Palace (2008) is available for free download. the ep Total Recall (2011) can be streamed on soundcloud. a new album Ocean Dream is anticipated.
speaking of visual enjoyment, we went a step further to fuse the music with the arts: SHOXXX, artist and animator from hiroshima, japan, will present one of her delighful and charming live animations, in which all materials are being used to make a comic start developing right as you watch the screen, following the sound track. years before, I have noted I had come across shoxxx‘ comic-style art before, when I felt so touched by a little pressed flower: part of the cd cover for No Nebraska’s aloha.
the sound track on decks comes this time from very special guest THE HUMAN ELEPHANT. having been a bit quiter the past few years, john didn‘t get lost in his day jobs, or rather night jobs, but kept, beside other projects in the meantime like rats live on no evil star with bernd jestram from tarwater, working on a album, produced also by former and no one less than dirk dresselhaus aka schneider tm: White Thunder (umor rex records) is out this october! and this has to be celebrated. a wonderful video shot by jan of former the aim of design is to define space is the first visual release. you can listen to the whole album on soundcloud.
joining resident rad spin rotate club will also raving mad carlos. more surprises always to be anticipated!

Friday, October 7th, Madame Claude. Show starts at 10pm sharp. Admission is free donation.