Hooboy yippee Basement Bash is back in town! After taking a well-deserved summer break, the BB crew are raring to go, and changes are afoot! (Scroll all the way down to win tickets!)
Afoot? Yes, afoot! Basement Bash has moved from Marie Antoinette (who we still love, cheer up), and is now happening in the funkiest of funky Kreuzberg live venues, the Auster Club, slap bang in the middle of everything it’s worth being in the middle of, on Pückler Strasse, around the corner from Gorli Bahnhof and underneath Markthalle 9 (and BB is on Thursdays, which also happens to be street food day at the Markthalle…synchronicity or what?) – and is very happy to have been granted funding from on high aka the Music Board.
Our first night out is September 27th – 7€ on the night UNLESS you’re a poor hard-done-by student, in which case it’s a fiver. PLUS you can book this time beforehand through Eventbrite, for a mere, tiny, paltry, paling-into-insignificance 5€ too. So make sure to get that Early Bird thing going on! And of course it’ll mean you’re guraranteed to get through the door too….
But enough of all that, head downwards to check out the brilliant bands we’ve got playing:
Mozes and the Firstborn
Playing a potent mix of sleazy grunge and power pop perfection, Mozes and the Firstborn hail from The Netherlands. With inspirations varying from Guided by Voices and Beck to Weezer and Nirvana it only made sense that the Californian label Burger Records released their self-titled debut album in 2014. Since then the band has embarked on international tours with The Growlers, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and together Pangea in the United States and Europe.
The past year Mozes and the Firstborn have been recording new tunes for their third full-length album. Embracing the feel of a mixtape, they blend their favorite styles and genres into an intriguing conglomeration of songs.
Father Midnight were born next to an abandoned Späti in a dark slimy street in Berlin. Rising from the underground mush the guys joined the temple of fuzz and dove into the local Berlin garage scene. After a busy year of performing (8mm Bar, Kantine am Berghain) and releasing two EPs, we at Basement Bash are proud have snagged these soon-to-be superstars. If you like the Black Keys, Led Zeppelin and the Hives you’re not going to want to miss this.
The Usual Boys
These mysterious newcomers to the Berlin indie scene describe themselves as making “trebly indie pop for expired adolescents”. One thing we’re sure of is that they’ll make all your teen dreams come true.