VOLKSBÜHNE
Berlin

05.03.19

Concerts in the Volksbühne in April 2019

The Volksbühne Berlin is presenting the following concerts on the main stage and in the Roter Salon and Grüner Salon in April 2019:

Main Stage

Palais Schaumburg
Friday, 05.04.19, 20:00
Volksbühne main stage
24 / conc. 20 €

Palais Schaumburg was founded in 1981 and created, with their avantgarde dance music, an antithesis to the ironic Schlager of the Neue Deutsche Welle. Featuring the original line-up of Holger Hiller, Thomas Fehlmann, Timo Blunck and Ralf Hertwig, this is the band’s first Berlin concert since 2013, and they’ve lost nothing of their urgency and artistic relevance. More information

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Grandbrothers & Ensemble
Monday, 15.04.19, 21:00
Tuesday, 16.04.19, 20:00 (Support: Linda Vogel)
Volksbühne main stage
28 / conc. 24 €

Grandbrothers (Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel) are united by their never-ending search for new aesthetic and practical ways to compose and perform music. In close collaboration with Russian composer, violinist and performer Mischa Tangian, who studied composition with George Benjamin at the King’s College in London, they’ve expanded their songs and arrangements for an ensemble. Grandbrothers will tour Europe with a ten-person ensemble in 2019, stopping for two evenings at Volksbühne. More information

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Roter Salon

Nate Young, John R. Spykes (Wolf Eyes), Nina
Tuesday, 02.04.19, 21:00
Volksbühne Roter Salon
12 €

Nate Young and John R. Spykes, members of Wolf Eyes, the legendary noise group founded in 1998, present solo sets. Young has been working with experimental electronic sounds for over 20 years, creating surreal sounds with homemade instruments. Spykes forges slow live audio landscapes. Golden Pudel Club resident and V I S co-founder Nina crafts a monolithic, hypnotic and physical mix of drone, ambient and modern composition tracks. More information

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Lea Bertucci, Bass Clef
Tuesday, 09.04.19, 20:30
Volksbühne Roter Salon
12 €

Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work investigates relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. Bass Clef is the primary handle for the marauding musical runnings of Ralph Cumbers, the producer, trombone player, DJ and modular synth manipulator. More information

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Xylouris White
Wednesday, 10.04.19, 20:00
Volksbühne Roter Salon
17 / conc. 15 €

Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from the age of 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place. More information

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Yeah You, Tropa Macaca
Tuesday, 16.04.19, 21:00
Volksbühne Roter Salon
12 €

Yeah You are a father/daughter duo whose musical and geographical excursions are created with compact recording gear to turn the usual banal everyday family trips into spontaneous recording sessions in the car. Tropa Macaca is a project run by André Abel (guitar) and Joana da Conceição (synth & electronics), based in Lisbon and publicly active in the the field of electronic music for a decade. More information

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William Tyler
Friday, 19.04.19, 20:00
Volksbühne Roter Salon
16 €

William Tyler is a unique guitarist from Nashville that can say as much with his guitar as other musicians do in their texts. Tyler was a member of Lambchop for many years and went on tour with Jack White, Ty Segall, Wilco and Hiss Golden Messenger. His latest album William Tyler Goes West was released on Merge Records at the end of January 2019. More information

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Lino Capra Vaccina
Wednesday, 24.04.19, 21:00
Volksbühne Roter Salon
12 €

Lino Capra Vaccina is a legendary cult composer and percussionist who created a unique version of American minimalism. He is a founding member of the early 1970's avant-garde ensembles Aktuala and Telaio Magnetico, and was also a key member of Franco Battiato’s band. A rare chance to see him on stage. More information

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Forgotten Workers' Struggles – A Punk Evening
With Bensley: & Zerfall
Thursday, 25.04.19, 22:00
Volksbühne Roter Salon
8 / conc. 5 €

Punk must return to the Volksbühne and the struggles of workers must return to a workers' theatre. A group of five Volksbühne stagehands, with the support of many other colleagues at the theatre, are presenting a punk concert (2 bands, 1 DJ) every two months, commemorating a labour conflict – from the past or the present – over the course of each concert: in April it’s the strike against Tex-Son in San Antonio from 1959-1963. Bands: Bensley: & the GDR punk band Zerfall, founded in 1983. More information

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Grüner Salon

African Book Festival Berlin:
Chirikure Chirikure
Saturday, 06.04.19, 21:00
Volksbühne Grüner Salon
10 / conc. 8 €

Chirikure Chirikure, a Zimbabwean musician, performer, songwriter and poet, has already toured to more than 30 places in Europa and Africa with his music and poetry performances. As a guest at the African Book Festival 2019, he now presents, together with his musical trio, his unique mix of mbira music and poetry at the Volksbühne Berlin. His concert will be followed by an afropop and soul party with Berlin-based DJane Pam Bam. The event is part of the African Book Festival 2019 in cooperation with InterKontinental. More information

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PREVIEW MAY 2019
> Gemma Ray, 03.05.2019, Volksbühne main stage
> Bernadette La Hengst, 10.05.2019, Volksbühne Roter Salon
> Wenzel & Mensching, 25.05.2019, Volksbühne main stage
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Please write to wiebke.jahns@volksbuehne-berlin.de or call on +49 (0)30 24065 622 for press tickets and further information. Additional texts and photos can be found in our website’s press section

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