The week starts off fantastically, with Norway’s Ane Brun playing at the Freiheizhalle on Monday. She’s in town to promote her latest album, When I’m Free, which was released a couple of months ago, but I’m more of a fan of her older stuff. This video is absolutely superb:
Also on Monday, Death Cab for Cutie are at the Muffathalle (the location’s been changed from the Tonhalle), and for something more candy sweet, Plymouth’s Jamie Lawson’s playing at the Orangehouse. He’s the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s new label, and has already achieved a number one spot in the UK charts. It’s not my cup of tea, but I imagine there are several teenage girls who adore him.
On Tuesday, the excellent Schnipo Schranke are playing at Milla. Tickets cost 12 € plus fees. If you haven’t seen this video yet, don’t do so while eating (or perhaps while drinking a cup of tea). The lyrics are obscene, yet very, very catchy:
Fat Freddy’s Drop are at the Tonhalle on Wednesday, and tickets to see the New Zealand band cost 40 € on the door. Also on Wednesday, CocoRosie’s Bianca Casady is playing a solo concert at the Kammerspiele. Tickets are more reasonable than for Fat Freddy’s Drop, at just 20 € a pop.
Wednesday also sees the start of Munich’s annual Literaturfest, and this year the line-up’s pretty impressive. Salman Rushdie, Eleanor Catton and John Niven will all be visiting, and I’ll have more details coming up in a post tomorrow.
The Muffatwerk’s regular newcomer night is on Thursday, offering the chance to check out some new talented bands. Entrance is completely free, so there’s no excuse not to pop along.
From Friday until Sunday, Villa Stuck are hosting a book flea market, with lots of kids’ books, exhibition catalogues and art books on sale. Pop down between 11am and 6pm to browse the shelves and pick up a Christmas present or two.
Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett’s at the Technikum on Friday, and tickets are available for 22 €. Also on Friday (and Saturday), Motörhead are back in town, playing two sold-out dates. I’ve seen them a couple of times at festivals, and they are seriously good fun.