Thursday, 17 February, 2022 - 20:30
Myriam Gendron / Thalia Zedek Band + Chris Brokaw
+++ ES GIBT AN BEIDEN ABENDEN AUCH TICKETS AN DER ABENDKASSE /// THERE'LL BE TICKETS AT THE DOOR BOTH NIGHTS, TOO +++
- First night of two at WABE curated by Thalia Zedek for ausland -
Thalia Zedek Band (Boston/US)
"Been Here and Gone"
(Matador 2001 & Thrill Jockey reissue 2021)
Winston Braman - bass, Dave Bryson - drums, Kaethe Hostetter - 5-string violin,
Thalia Zedek - guitar, vocals
+ as guest: Chris Brokaw - guitar
thaliazedek.bandcamp.com | Zedek/Brokaw@youtube
WABE - Danziger Str. 101 - 10405 Berlin
Doors 19:30, concerts 20:00 | @facebook
12 EUR at the door (Abendkasse)
(+ = tested or boostered)
- programme continues on February/Feb 18th with Thalia Zedek Band + 75 Dollar Bill -
For the series "CC No. 2 - Craving Coincidence", ausland invited six musicians to curate a 2-day mini festival each. The final edition was put together by Thalia Zedek (Boston/US), who became known as author, guitarist and singer in bands such as "Live Skull" or "Come" since the 1980s before she started her solo career with the iconic album "Been Here and Gone" in 2001.
At WABE, Zedek and her band will play both the aforementioned solo debut – on the Thursday, together with Zedek's long-term collaborator Chris Brokaw –, as well as their latest release "Perfect Vision" (on the Friday). Singer-songwriter Myriam Gendron from Montreal opens the Thursday night, while New York based guitar'n'percussion duo 75 Dollar Bill will close the Friday with a special trio set with longtime collaborator, bassist Andrew Lafkas.
Thalia Zedek has been one of the most enduring rock musicians of the past four decades. From her auspicious beginnings in bands Uzi, Live Skull, and Dangerous Birds to her wider recognition in Come, Zedek established herself as a singular voice accruing accolades from critics and contemporaries including J. Mascis, Kurt Cobain, and Bob Mould.
"Been Here and Gone", her debut solo release originally released on Matador in 2001 on CD, marked a turning point in Zedek’s music. As Come was coming to a close, Zedek began exploring writing and performing as a solo artist, eventually backed by violist David Michael Curry, pianist Mel Lederman (both of which went on to perform with Zedek for two decades), as well as former Come bandmates Chris Brokaw and Daniel Coughlin. The idiosyncrasies of her voice were laid bare for the first time, revealing an even greater depth to her unique songwriting. The more spacious and rich arrangements sprawl and whisper with powerful vulnerability.
(...) The eleven tracks that comprise Been Here and Gone embody that tension of uncertainty with a hopeful edge of renewal. Zedek's indelible resilience lifts even the somberest laments into triumphs. Even on the album's three cover tunes, including a haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me to the End of Love," Zedek's voice and guitar color every note with raw emotion, making each passing gesture personal. "Been Here and Gone" channels the thunder and roar of Zedek's past into a fragile magnificence. - Thrill Jockey
Myriam Gendron was born in Ottawa and she grew up between Gatineau (Quebec), Washington D.C. and Paris before she settled in Montreal at the age of sixteen.
In 2014, she released "Not So Deep as a Well", a nine-track album made from poems by Dorothy Parker that she set to music. The critically-acclaimed record, released by Feeding Tube Records and Mama Bird Recording Co., was picked for many best-of-the-year (and best-of-the-decade) lists.
It was followed by the album "Ma délire - Songs of love, lost & found" in 2021, comprising interpretations of traditional music: "Ultimately, 'Farewell' is a mystery, with much to grab on to but no definite center to hold. In that way, it encapsulates Gendron’s music: plainly open about its themes and sources yet reaching depths far beyond the sum of her inspirations", writes Pitchfork. Tonight at WABE is her first Berlin concert.
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Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Medienpartner: Digital in Berlin