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lea johnson und blutiger felsenstern

this month at madame claude will be a Heimatabend: we welcome back the wonderful Lea Johnson, who we had brought first to you in 2009, back then on a bill with Untitled – meanwhile she made a bit of a career, getting a residency spot in one of the nights at zmf, recorded her first album with Tom Marsh on drums (known from Beaks or I am X, who he had left for the sake of joining more interesting projects) and Gordon Raphael (known from… you know it) behind the mixer, sang with Myriad Creatures, is about to start a second band with Pierre from I Heart Sharks (it likely will be called Vienna…), and last but not least, a fact I find extremely charming, she followed the path of Johnny Cash and played last year a one-off show to a crowd of prisoners… her self-made „unofficial“ album is called Playing with the Gun, but if it has something to do with this experience or with what kind of gun – we don‘t know! but you can purchase it exclusively tomorrow at the half-acoustic gig – with Tom on percussion. Second guest of the night is Blutiger Felsenstern, a name that could equally be taken from alternatively a western or some past in a Moabit street gang… Karl, the man behind it, makes, if not solo, music in psychedelic post noise Altbau. (go to his sites, there are free downloads). get the cool brides and rockers tonight at madame claude! start as usual 10pm sharp, door, as usual, donation from as little as one euro. on decks after midnight our very own rad spin rotate club. join us with your presence.

Friedrich from the magnificent MITTEKILL will join on decks.

myriad creatures

myriad creatures will headline this month at madame claude. they are originally from london, went to berlin more than two years ago, started liking it here and – stayed. they had been around a bit playing here and there, but especially at their favourite place, tacheles, a place of berlin underground culture and a major tourist magnet now threatened to be closed down, where they had something like their own monthly residency – and no surprise, the place and the band’s rehearsal space shared the same backyard; on the other side they shared with the hipster club scala, where also peaches studio was and some others – not the worst neighbourhood, and this in downtown, not even two years ago… but scala is history (so was the cinema before of the same name where the club only moved in later temporarily, always on the thread of being torn down, this beautiful old building), the rehearsal room is gone, and the band faced new changes. jim, former front man beside the other guitar player, andy, left the band to follow his own path – the remaining band consisting of andy, duncan and matt, got another andrew into the group… that’s their current new line up and only very few shows have been played so far, but more coming up soon. I have asked them a few times, but never had the chance – now they play a very rare half acoustic, or completely unplugged, show not to be missed! this summer they worked on their first release as new band, called Kill your Darlings, whatever it means, I think they screenprinted it themselves… their debut album was out last year, The right way to do wrong, and was produced by gordon raphael. there are no accidents in life – myriad creatures are quite friendly creatures and they hosted some parties back then at their studio, where more than half of the house was already empty for years, and they were told they had to leave finally too: I think it was on the very last of the last parties, when I asked some friends if they wanted to join to squat a neighbouring flat for a night and show some art? so we did. until someone must have fallen over the electric cable and the light went off… this year we have taken it a step further and brought the whole thing back to mitte, to neurotitan gallery- the show will open the same night, before the myriad creatures gig! december 3 rd. the last show of the year! and the official 7th-year-celebration – I wonder still how long they‘ll grow… this friday, MADAME CLAUDE!

myriad creatures famous former home, at the last ever party.