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Next Week in Munich – Andy Allo, James Holden, Isar Slam

Better late than never, I’m back with an update as to what’s going on in Munich this week, just a week before Christmas!

I guess at 7pm on a Monday night, you’ll already have plans for this evening, but if not, Sarfati in Westend is hosting their final “Aperitivo del Lunedi” – all you can eat Italian buffet and a glass of vin naturel for just 9 €! If you haven’t heard about Sarfati and their fantastic natural wines yet, check out this post I wrote in April about their hearty, homely food.

Tomorrow, Cameroonian Andy Allo’s in town, playing at Backstage at 8pm. I hadn’t heard of her until a few months ago, when my dear friend Jas recommended I check her out. Jas interviewed her a couple of weeks ago on her UK tour, and she sounds like a thoroughly lovely person. She also makes some of the funkiest soul around:

Sierra Leonean-German singer-songwriter Patrice released his new album this summer, The Rising of the Son, and is now promoting it with a pre-Christmas German tour. He’ll be playing the Muffathalle and tickets cost 28.70 €. It’s not my sort of music, but he’s huuuge in Germany. Also tomorrow, the Muffathalle’s hosting the ISAR SLAM poetry slam – with five poets performing for you. Among them is one of Switzerland’s most successful poetry slammers, Renato Kaiser. Milla will be hosting a song slam, for those of you who are more musical, which sounds equally as fun.

German ghost pop band Mio Myo are playing the Glockenbachwerkstatt tomorrow, with tickets costing just 7 €. Munich’s their final leg of a mini-European tour, so expect fireworks:

And if neo-jazz is more your thing, critically acclaimed New Zealand saxophonist Hayden Chisholm is playing the Unterfahrt tomorrow.

Marseille’s DELUXE are playing Hansa39 on Wednesday (tickets 17 € in advance, 20 € on the door). They’re a bundle of energy, so take your dancing shoes:

On Thursday, HFF students are celebrating the close of the first semester at Pathos. Tickets cost 5 € in advance (you can buy them at the film school), and that’ll get you a drink too. In true film school fashion, they’ve even made a trailer for their party:

Friday’s quieter, apart from James Holden’s album tour at Kong. The Devon producer is in town to promote his second album, The Inheritors, named after a novel by William Golding.

German three-piece Killerpilze are playing Backstage on Saturday night. I think they’re awful, but again, they’re pretty big here so thought they were worth a mention. Frittenbude and Munich hip-hopper Ebow are playing the Feierwerk, but unfortunately the show’s already completely sold-out. Sunday’s quiet too – you can tell things are winding down for Christmas.

Have a lovely week, folks!

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