This week is an excellent one for good music. Again, we’re in the midst of gig season, and there’s so much going on.
Ane Brun’s at the Muffathalle on Monday. I love her music to bits, and this is one of my favourite songs of hers:
Please, go see her. On Tuesday, ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows will be at Strom. He’s a talented musician – his score for The Snowman and the Snowdog was nominated for a BAFTA last year, and he was musical director of Ricky Gervais’ satirical band Foregone Conclusion. He released Fall Together Again, his latest solo album, in October, which is rather catchy. Tickets cost 15.50 €.
If you’re more in the mood for theatre on Tuesday, the Amerika Haus is hosting a performance of Hamlet (which I’ve never actually seen, despite having to read it to death at school). Tickets are available here, and if you can’t make Tuesday, there’s another performance on Friday, albeit it at 10am.
On Wednesday, Milla’s hosting their monthly song slam, with eight different acts performing for a total of eight minutes. Tickets cost an appropriate 8 €, and if you’re a musician, you can sign up for the battle here.
On Thursday, the Kammerspiele are celebrating the opening night of a dance project directed by Tom Schneider, A Corps Perdu. He’s worked with actress Sandra Hüller (from Requiem) and dancer Alice Gartenschläger to study lost things and memories as a dance performance. There are no more advance tickets for the premiere available, but there will be some tickets on the door, so get there early. The show starts at 8pm. Alternatively, tickets are available for the performance on Friday, from 19 €.
The Literaturfest starts on Thursday, and will run until December 7. There are a whole host of events running over the course of the festival. It opens officially on Wednesday night, with a party in the Gasteig, but MMA are hosting an experimental pre-opening party on Tuesday night. One of the biggest highlights this year is Günter Grass’ visit on Thursday, where the focus will be on his 1963 novel, Dog Years. Tickets cost just 14 €. There’s an exhibition focused on Günter Grass also running at the Gasteig – entrance to that is free. The full program is available here.
Also on Thursday, a brand new cafe/concept store is opening in Munich’s Glockenbachviertel. Phasenreich, a sustainable, fair trade store and cafe, is hosting an opening party from 6pm onwards. Sign up to their Facebook event for more.
Der Nino aus Wien is at Milla on Friday. The Austrian songwriter’s texts are superb, and he’s enjoying great success thanks to Radio FM4’s continuous support.
Also well worth catching on Friday and Saturday is Panama Plus – a two-day art and subculture festival at the Muffatwerk. The Hauskonzerte gang will be there with a superb line-up – Wellington’s French for Rabbits will be performing alongside Astral Swans and Rachel Ries. There’s also a stage for experimental music, with Viennese duo königleopold and Slow Steve. Those of you at the Akademie’s Jahresaustellung may remember Bianca Kennedy and Felix Kraus’ rather gruesome fungus film project – this too will be showing at the festival, and thanks to AABER, there will be exhibitions from the likes of pop-artist Jim Avignon, Jessica Dettinger and Michal Plata, who also took part in the Virtue of Fools homage to Francis Bacon at the Praterinsel recently.
Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett is at the Atomic on Saturday, and Sunday’s (thankfully) relatively quiet, leaving you to recover from such a busy week.