VOLKSBÜHNE
Berlin

12.02.18

March concerts in the Volksbühne and Roter Salon: Lee Ranaldo Band, Damien Jurado, Eure Kinder werden so wie wir, Kat Frankie

The Volksbühne Berlin is proud to present the following concerts in March:

Lee Ranaldo Band
Saturday, 3 March 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
24 €

Lee Ranaldo’s new album Electric Trim marks his return to the Mute Records family and dazzles with musical guests ranging from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline to Sharon van Etten. Recording between New York and Barcelona, ​​the prolific Sonic Youth co-founder, visual artist, producer and author relied on robust support from his versatile band The Dust, which includes his ex-bandmate Steve Shelley on the drums, as well as guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lutzel. Their instrumentals go hand in hand with the electronic beats and samples that Ranaldo made his own during the recording process. Ranaldo was also able to secure the talents of New York- based author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn / The Fortress of Solitude / Dissident Gardens), who contributed the lyrics for six of the songs on Electric Trim. This spring he’s presenting new songs from the album in a trio formation.

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Damien Jurado
Acoustic travels through Maraqopa
Friday, 9 March 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
21 €

In his latest work, Visions of Us On The Land, released last year on Secretly Canadian, singer-songwriter Damien Jurado picks up where he left off in 2014’s Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, which continued the series begun with Maraqopa in 2012. The new LP is an acoustic flight of fancy and the culmination of a trilogy about an individual who had to disappear from society to arrive at some universal truths.

At the beginning there wasn’t a big plan for a trilogy. According to its prolific creator, the first record was supposed to be “a quick snapshot. But it's become something that lives in a huge way in my conscience. Maraqopa is this peaceful place I can go to in my mind. A little bit psychedelic, but you’re not using substances. The brain is such a powerful thing. In that uncharted territory I was able to tap in and find this place. Which was called Maraqopa.”

In March, Jurado is bringing the Maraqopa trilogy to the Roter Salon for a seated concert. Tickets for the show are very limited.

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Eure Kinder werden so wie wir
Film + Concert with KRAUS
Monday, 26 March 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
18 € / 14 € (concessions)

One song, two generations, 25 years and 33 minutes - Eure Kinder werden so wie wir (Your children will turn into us) is a music film that traces German history from the fall of the Berlin Wall up to the present day. Klaus Maeck (producer of Head-On and Fraktus i.a.) has filmed “Eure Kinder”, a song by KRAUS that received the Panikpreis from Udo Lindenberg, as an epic music video. It’s the world’s longest song that tells one story (33 minutes), recounting the 25 years from reunification to 2015 in 25 stanzas. Its form is that of a gigantic music video, but with feature film resources: a silent film about music that will be accompanied live by KRAUS during the screening. The film deals with childhood, growing up and becoming an adult in post- reunification Germany, with all the ugly, beautiful and specific things that take place in the microcosm of a typical block of flats. Four children and adolescents are accompanied over a period of 25 years in fast forward.

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Kat Frankie
Tuesday, 27 March and Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 8 pm
Beginning at 7 pm in the Parkettcafé: DJ Falko Teichmann (Tuesday) + DJ Mr. Freeze (Wednesday)
Volksbühne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
24 € / 20 €

Originally from Sydney, Kat Frankie has been able to call herself a “Berliner by choice” since 2004, with melancholic singer-songwriter pop defining the beginning of her musical career. Now she’s released a total of three albums, while managing to strike a balance with her numerous side projects, including playing the guitar in Olli Schulz’s backing band, and the pop duo Keøma, which took part in the preliminary round of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. Together with Get Well Soon, she also composed the theme song for the Schulz und Böhmermann talk show.

On her new album, Bad Behavior, released on the Grönland label in February, she serves up sparkly pop songs and hypoglycemic melancholy, managing the balancing act between songwriting and mainstream appeal. She’s presenting her new songs on the main stage on two consecutive evenings.

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Please contact Tariq Bajwa at tariq.bajwa@volksbuehne-berlin.de or on +49 (0)30 24065 629 for press tickets and further information. Additional texts and photos can be found in our website’s press section.

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