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future art

If you missed the nye eve party where we also had some art, you can still go to the venue (to see a gig or movie) until february 13th 2013 and see the exhibition of paintings by juliane vonna schönhauser and jen repin. open every day from 5pm, zukunft/tiefgrund, laskerstrasse 5, ostkreuz, berlin. thanks to roller one for playing at the opening night on december 28th 2012. finissage on february 13th.

nye festival

We had a new years eve festival with some poplars and rocks familiar and favourite bands, I think I forgot to post it here. Thanks to the live acts: strange forces, sunflowerstarfish, stephen paul taylor, itaca, black cat, raving mad carlos, jah of york, william must hunt, electric opera duo, blue stork who had to cancel, shoxxx lounge and her live acts, and the venue Tiefgrund/Zukunft at Ostkreuz for having us.

No Nebraska + Apostrophe

Poplars and Rocks proudly presents again after a long while: No Nebraska. The sympatico american-french three-piece that started growing out of hard german soil is still around, special as ever and right now back on tour with Apostrophe, like No Nebraska a conglomerate of different nationalities and members from various bands that found each other in Berlin. The first time we had the honour to stage No Nebraska was in 2007 at the then newly opened Bang Bang Club, this one as so many places in this town long ceased being, band and host are still going, proving the real nature of art and dedication, no less than the art of grave survivalism. Quite typically, fifty percent of the four bands that night officially still roll. A year later, No Nebraska played again, this time at Trickster with Don Vito, for our humble unofficial fifth year of survival that no one knew of. The beautiful tiny, that night over-packed cellar still exists, so do again the fifty percent of the four acts officially that at least I know of. This time the arms are opened to us by another dedicated advocate of his trade that is music and who threw himself into the risk of survivalism and newly opened a moist cellar at Ostkreuz that stands out like a last village within a heavily changing surrounding of a dead plastic and concrete city vision that is the once pretty old train station and which we thus like to celebrate and to support. But so far places are still getting more popular down there as long as they are allowed, and we hope Tiefgrund may outlive the shallowness going on above ground. Or we see him solo at Madame Claude again. We for a moment are lucky to have got out there for a night to live out the love for drums, making a statement for tolerance, where neighbours are not obstructing it yet. No Nebraska, who are Jaime, Chris, and Gildas, consist of drums, guitar and, classically, bass. But that we speak here of a bass clarinet makes it slightly special. But even without pointing out the speciality, No Nebraska’s songs are still unique and lovely, cross-breeding the edgy roughness of Fugazi with the charming playfulness of Deerhoof, drawing a line between post-rock and folk-jazz. The band had some underground releases so far: after Serves: 6 in 2006, Aloha in 2007, after people leaving to different places and leaving Jaime back in Berlin with other side projects, their so far last album Generalisation came out in 2011. Not only are the first two already brilliant examples of the punk-that-meets-humour attitude, developing from „Barack Obama“ and „Zidane“ on Serves to lighter and more complex „Der Amboß“ or „Sanitäter“ on Aloha, embracing with post-punkishness and hardcore jazz the innocence of a children’s seventies tv series, but their CDs also come in beautiful hand-made sleeves, adding vegetarian recipes or dried blossoms. There are a few songs for free download from their latest CD on their homepage, of which we „Norwegen Dir“ love to share with you:

Just sweet. Come and support! An unknown band you maybe should have heard (of) plus another one, pure underground, DIY, and post. „Why should we sing when we can shout, why should we stand when we can dance?“

This friday, march 23rd, 10pm, at Tiefgrund, Laskerstrasse 5, admission between 3 and six euro, bring yourself! On decks Raving Mad Carlos.

The wonderful screenprint poster by our favourite print maker Damien Tran, who also plays in Grand Predateur. The album cover used for the header was made by Shoxxx, as mentioned lately… Check them out!