Berlin / Lido / Sebadoh + Mazes

Posted: October 22, 2013 by vals81 in Berlin, Indie Rock, Lido, Lo-fi
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Mazes (7/10)
Start 21:00 / End 21:35
Mazes, from the UK, opened the evening in front of a bunch of people, all packed afar from the stage, in front of the bar. Mazes offered a really good performance, with simple and catchy songs, full of Indie riffs, which led one’s feet to move unconsciously. Mazes didn’t invent anything new but, inspired by bands like Pavement or Sebadoh, was able to personally reinterpret the 90s sound.

Sebadoh (8/10)
Start 22:00 / End 23:35
Sebadoh is one of the few historical American Indie Rock bands still in activity. Formed in 1986, Sebadoh released some months ago its new effort “Defend Yourself”, after 14 years of hiatus, interrupted just by an Ep in 2007. For sure the chance to appreciate live Lou Barlow, one of the fathers of the Lo-Fi Rock , it’s something not to miss. Lou Barlow, former member of Dinosaur Jr, could express himself at his best with his creature Sebadoh, without the hulking presence of J Mascis; the band released interesting works, although it never reached the success and notoriety of the band Dinosaur Jr. When Sebadoh came on stage, the venue wasn’t full but it seemed that the audience was composed by hardcore fans, and thanks to the nice and informal way of communication used by Barlow, the atmosphere in the venue was really cozy and friendly, as if Sebadoh members were playing a show for their friends. In about 90 minutes the band had the possibility to propose songs of the brand new album along with pieces from its long, although not extremely prolific, career. The trio showed to be perfectly fit for the night, and the audience seemed to appreciate and enjoy the chance to experience Sebadoh live once again. It’s doesn’t happen every day to see such like bands, able to catapult one’s mind back to the 90s, just closing your eyes and listening to the riffs. Great band, great show, not only for nostalgic people.

Venue: Lido
Price: 21,00€ at Koka36
Setlist: Sebadoh

Berlin, 21.10.2013

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