Birds of Clay’s probably last concert this year. We will be warming up for one of Skandinavias best Balkan groups the GOTHENBURG GADJOS. And also we are celebrating the double birthday of Jon Samuel Lundström and Simon from Orkestar Baxtalo.
Tickets 50 kr
= 2 Bands, Tapas and 1 free Beer
Underhuset, Halmtorvet 9. Tomorrow at 9 p.m.
Last Klub Deroute of the year with 5 men from Gothenburg and 3 women from Christiania:
Scandinavia’s probably most skilled Balkan musicians formed GADJOS in the summer of 2011 from two weeks of playing the streets of Warschauer Brücke in Berlin; a musical training camp that developed the bands sound. Gadjos delivers heavy beats from the club scene, even heavier jazz, and strong influences from the Romani Tallava music in Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria. The classic B
brass band has in Gadjos been trimmed down to sax, trumpet, tuba and two percussionists. What they might lose in volume they gain in flexibility and tightness of sound. During the past year the band has had a number of successful club performances in Scandinavia and Germany. Gadjos will be releasing their first EP later this year, but there are already a couple of videos available to enjoy on their blog.http://www.gadjos.blogspot.com/
This coming thursday the 29th of November at aprox. 8 p.m. The Birds of Clay will be playing at the wonderful Retro Bar, Knabrostraede 26, 1210 København K.
Also playing this evening will be the canadian “Language Arts”, danish/svedish “Flying Fortres” and the lovely Camilla Louise.
All of this will be free. And the beer and wine will be cheap! So hope to see you there this fine thursday evening.
an event link for you.: http://www.facebook.com/events/207727526029551/
If you missed us at the Apoteket concert. You can hear us playing at the Opera, Christiania at 8 p.m. the day after. Food is good and cheap. Entrance is Free. What more can you wish for!!
Next Birds of Clay concert coming up, will take place in Blågårds Apotek on wednesday the 21.st of november at 21 o’clock. Birds of Clay will start of the evening with a set of tunes where after the stage will be open for other songwriters to perform one or two songs each. Hope to see you there!!
Blågårds Apotek, Blågårdsgade 20, 2200 Kbh N.
this event will be free!!
Our next koncert will be at the new venue Auditoriet. (auditoriet.dk)
Bernard bangs allé. Frederiksberg, Copenhagen on tHis saturday the 3rd oF november.
Doors open 20.00.
Birds play at 23.00.
Entrancé is only 20 kr
There is a new and exsiting club in town,: “Club Deroute”. With roots in the world/balkan/alternative scene, club deroute will take you on a unknown journey into the experimental road of music. Every 1.st thursday of the month in “Underhuset” Halmtorvet 9, Vesterbro Copenhagen. Entrance is 50 kr includes two live shows/music, one beer and tapas/snack! http://www.facebook.com/KlubDeroute/info
Birds of Clay will be playing this venue the 6th of december.
more info on this event will come right here at www.thebirdsofclay.org!!
After recording two albums in the United States in the 70s that both flopped, singer-songwriter, Sixto Rodriguez, a native of Detroit, disappeared from the music scene in America and resurfaced in South Africa. The documentary Searching for Sugar Man covers the career of Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez from his humble beginnings to South African success.
A bootleg recording of his album “Cold Fact” made its way to South Africa in the early 70s, where Afrikaners facing Apartheid took to it, making Rodriguez a star, although he didn’t know it. Rumors spread that he killed himself, the most popular being that he set himself on fire on stage after singing the lines, “But thanks for your time/then you can thank me for mine/and after that’s said/forget it.” In the documentary Searching for Sugar Man fans of Rodriguez refuse to forget it, picking up where the suicide rumors left off.
The documentary starts with Rodriguez going back to work in Detroit, renovating homes and buildings, oblivious to the fact that his music has reached South Africa and struck a chord with Afrikaners, influencing the Anti-Apartheid movement. His records were immediately banned by the South African government, but that just made him even more popular.
Rodriguez’s music reflects on his life in Detroit from an outsider’s perspective. He said of his music back then, “As far as my work from Detroit comparing to the South African Apartheid, the similarities echo. The placards of the 1970s in the United States read things like: ‘We Want Jobs’ and ‘Stop the War’ – I was looking at the music from a working class perspective that was relevant, as it turns out, to the kids in South Africa.”
Eerily, these themes still relate to Detroit, and America, with the recession, wars, and Occupy Movements. His lyrics in “The Establishment Blues” could be applied to today. ”Gun sales are soaring/housewives find life boring /Divorce the only answer/ smoking causes cancer/This system’s gonna fall soon/to an angry young tune/And that’s a concrete cold fact.”
Birds of Clay – god for preventing agening, sleeping problems and bad dreams
Tonight (26/09-12) is the night where you have the opportunaty to be all sweapt up in Birds. For the Birds of Clay, and the Magnetic Eagle will both be playing a concert tonight, celebrating the 42 nd birthday of the little freetown christiania. Be sweept away by the melodic harmonies of voices, and the strumming and plonging of the accustic instruments of the Birds of Clay. Where after the Magnetic Eagle will take you on a journey with full stop no return into the unknown world of improvisation. This little event will take place today at 20.00 o’clock in the old cinema building “Byens Lys” with is right next to the Moonfisher, Christiania.
Birds play at aprox.:21.00, The Magnetic Eagle at aprox.: 22.30