Berlin / Monarch / Marnie Stern + Michael Wookey

Posted: June 17, 2013 by vals81 in Berlin, Math Rock, Monarch, Noise Rock
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Michael Wookey (7/10)
Start 21:00 / End 21:40
Michael Wookey, from the U.K., opened the evening in a black&white suite with tie, and he ended it completely sweaty wearing only a red undershirt! Alone on stage, he played a nice retro bizarre folk pop, which reminded a bit of Beirut, sometimes accompanying the songs with his acoustic guitar, but mostly playing old weird organ. I hope the pictures could help you to have a better idea about this instruments. He sang with his interesting voice, he joked and talked with the audience, succeeding in offering a nice half an hour before Marnie Stern.

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Marnie Stern (8/10)
Start 22:00 / End 22:45
It was hot and loud, and that’s not that bad for such a gig. It didn’t matter the mixing was almost a disaster, Marnie Stern and her band offered a powerful show, playing her characteristic mix of math rock, noise pop and some progressive sonorities. Seeing live her famous tapping guitar-play style was just amazing, and everything was well supported by thick bass lines played by Nithin Kalvakota and the great work on drums by Joe Wong. If you missed this gig, you made a big mistake, which you should fix as soon as possible. Here just a few words of praise she received during her career, which started in 2007: “The year’s most exciting rock ‘n’ roll album”, “Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time”, “Female Artist of the Year”, “Punk Album of the Year”, “The 50 Best Albums of 2008”, “100 Greatest Guitarists List”. I don’t think it’s necessary to add any further comment…

Venue: Monarch
Price: 11,50€ at Koka36
Setlist: Marnie Stern

Berlin, 16.06.2013

  1. lostfunzone says:

    shit, i missed this gig… my mistake. it was on the agenda actually

  2. RS says:

    Saw her in Oslo, it was a great gig! But I do believe her touring drummer is Joe Wong, at least he was the one playing with her in Oslo a week ago.

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