So Juan and I went to see Yo La Tengo last night at Huxley’s. Hoooly macaroni, they were every bit as a good as when I first got to see them around 2005 – barely 18, vaguely remembering the name of the band from somewhere but prior to having ever heard them, upon recommendation of a subway screen while on visit in Hamburg. I went and immediately became a fan – this was my kind of songwriting and guitar playing, in particular. I bought a CD copy of “And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out” at the merch table after the show that night and had it signed by Ira and Georgia. A prized possession of mine to this day. Meanwhile, in the more recent past, last night, to be specific, let me tell you, I left the show so stoked to play guitar. I’m usually pretty stoked about playing, but I haven’t felt THIS STOKED in a while. Just in time for the sessions for our new album in France next month!
But before we’ll embark on that journey, we’ll play another gig this weekend – at a little, semi-official festival somewhere in the Uckermark, that a bunch of friends of ours from the Keith Bar circle of excellent people are organising. There’s an allegedly beautiful lake nearby (I’m somewhat sceptical) and word on the street has it The Real Cool Time Orchestra will reunite for the occasion. As well as loads more bands catering to the currently very trendy “hard and heavy” genre. Shoot us a message if you’re interested and we’ll pass you the contact to the organisers. The festival goes from Friday to sometime on Monday, meaning it also plays in the hands of those of you looking to escape the usual May Day Madness™ in the city.
PS: Grief Scene have a new video out. Go watch it with your eyes.
Besides, since I suppose if you’ve read this far, you’re actually a fan of the band, I’d like to already announce that we’re looking for some shows outside Berlin/anywhere possible in Europe for around September and/or October this year. Hit us up if you got any leads! Thanks in advance.